The Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies Trailer Released
> the plot could only possibly interest a child.
Well, the Hobbit was written for children, so nothing wrong with that and you can't blame the script.
Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Find Resources On Programming For Palm OS 5?
> You are 100% right in criticizing me
No. If you have a Palm and want to code for it, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that - and I find the reactions here very strange and un-slashdotlike. It doesn't matter if it's a good machine or not, or if you have fond childhood memories of it or not. If you happen to have something that can be explored and programmed, and you feel like doing it, great. How is reading a book or trying out some other hobby (as others suggested) in any way "better"?
GOG.com Announces Linux Support
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer
Experiment Shows People Exposed To East German Socialism Cheat More
> Communism is State Socialism.
No, it is not. I know it's difficult to get a grip on all the -isms, and there has been a lot of different interpretations since the late 19th century, but there Is No State in a communist society. The only examples of communist societies in modern times were, kind of, the Paris commune and possibly, again kind of, Soviet Russia during the civil war.
Chrusjtjov claimed that the Soviet Union would become communist some time in the (then) near future, he was obviously wrong. No Communist party in the world has communism in their party program except as a final goal sometime far in the future, when the state is no longer needed.
France Cries Foul At World Cup "Spy Drone"
Isn't this joke getting a bit old? Sure, US education isn't exactly the best in the world, and it was fun to see Groundskeeper Willie and various US politicians show off their ignorance during the "weapons of mass destruction"- campaign 20 years ago. But far from all americans are this stupid, and it's a bit unfair to continue bashing them every time France is in the news.
Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns
...eh,what's your point? I didn't use my "real" email if that's what you're implying. Ever heard of catch-all? I use/used demonoid@one of my domains.
Not that it matters, "real" email or not, I haven't received anything from them.
Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns
"Demonoid has emailed all registered users"
No, they have not.
Report: YouTube Buying Twitch.tv For $1 Billion
Well, (for me) it's like an interesting talkshow. I watch Quickybaby play World of tanks, partly because I like that game and can learn a few things watching someone really good play it, but also because he talks about all kinds of things. It's just like watching kevinpollakschatshow, but framed around a game instead of Hollywood.
OTOH there's a lot of people on twitch playing the game and saying nothing, that I don't understand. Boring.
Orca Identified As 103 Years Old
I agree, but unfortunately we live in this universe, and not that alternative one where everything is as it should be.
If people can't go somewhere (not too far away) and see animals, they will soon think CGI-versions of these creatures are good enough, which leads to extinction for the real ones. Unless they are really cute.
Gaining On the US: Most Europeans To Be Overweight By 2030
I haven't seen any reports about Europeans drinking less, but you're right. Since I stopped drinking 4-5 months ago I've gained around 10KG. I'll try to catch up in a few weeks when my girlfriend and our newborn daughter are going away for the weekend, but no matter how many bottles of ale I manage to drink, I doubt I'll get back in shape.
'Accidental' Siberian Mummies Part of Mysterious Ancient Arctic Civilization
My ancestors were very cool and died in all kinds of crazy places, but can't take credit for this. The viking age ended around 1050, and the jewelry pictured is not Scandinavian.
Study Finds US Is an Oligarchy, Not a Democracy
AFTER A LONG STRUGGLE YOU ARE DEFEATED
0 MEN HAVE BEEN KILLED
0 WEAPONS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED
PRESS C TO CONTINUE
YOUR REIGN AS TYRANT IS OVER
YOU SURVIVED 0 MONTHS
I think there's something missing in your walkthrough.
Isolated Tribes Die Shortly After We Meet Them
Because living in a "stone age" society is generally much healthier than living in a 1st world country. Also, more spare time - which isn't wasted on TV or the internet. (hunter-gatherer-people do not spend all their time looking for food, that's a common myth)
The downside is lack of medical treatment and vulnerability to external factors such as weather.
NASA Halts Non-ISS Work With Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
> No, they didn't, but it was obvious to everybody and clear from history that the USA wasn't interested in
> annexing Iraq into US territory. So the comparison to what Russia has done with part of Ukraine is a false one.
True, Putin can at least claim he is protecting Russians (and might even believe it), the US-Iraq wars were just about controlling the oil.
> USA has taken territory it could have just kept for itself,
Eh... This is not a game of Risk.
> But we don't do that, and haven't acted like an imperial power, increasing our borders
> though military force, for a LONG time.
Again, this is not Risk. Please go to the library and look up the concept of Imperialism, it does in no way have to involve annexing territories - controlling countries through puppet governments (Iraq, for example) is how it's done since at least the 18th century.
They're Reading Your Mail: Microsoft's ToS, Windows 8 Leak, and Snooping
> That's right. He owns the house. And guess what. A landlord can go into your apartment without your permission also.
Perhaps in Somalia and North Korea, it doesn't work like that in most other countries.
VLC Finally Launches App For Windows 8
What's V-Sync and how is VLC useless if everything I play in it looks great?
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
I can't seem to let go of it. Bought Civ5 when it came out, worthless dumbed-down failure. That was the last time I bought a game without trying a copy from TPB first
#2: World of Tanks - the only MMO I've never stuck with for more than a few days.
#3: Crusader Kings II. Medieval strategy, last decent game from Paradox.
Apart from those I sometimes boot up Colonization (dos), Defender of the Crown (C64), Last Ninja 2 (C64), North & South (Amiga). All modern games offered on piratebay are extremly f'ing boring. BF4 - boring. Skyrim - boring. Assassins Creed 4 - boring. Gta 4 - boring.
Looking forward to Elite: Dangerous though.
German Domain Registrar Liable For Copyright Infringement
That might be how it works in some... countries, but in a civilized society (Germany?) it's not enough with random requests or notifications to shut down something even if it's "obvious", without a court order. The registrar (and the webhost) is not a court of law. If they passed it on to the owner of the site, and the owner of that site for whatever reason didn't agree and didn't remove the material, then it should be decided by a court.
This case might be black and white (no idea, never visited h33t.com), but most cases are not, and it's therefore not up to the registrar or the host to shut down anything.
I work for a large European webhost, every time I get some shutdown request or ridicolous DMCA-blaha from someone in a country ruled by copyright holders, I just tell them stop bothering us and report the actual owner of the site to the police (in whatever country the siteowner lives in), if it's really copyright infringement.
CERN Wants a New Particle Collider Three Times Larger Than the LHC
No section for discussions, but at least news for nerds.
How Weather Influences Global Warming Opinions
If you think Stalin or Mao were motivated by atheism, then perhaps you also think that Hitler invaded Poland because he was a vegetarian? Or because he wasn't a buddhist?
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