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Does Google Have Too Much Influence Over K-12 CS Education?

drsquare Re:It's time (66 comments)

School vouchers have failed everywhere they've been tried.

about three weeks ago
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Sony Overtakes Rival Nintendo In Console Sales

drsquare Re:Not just that (127 comments)

Haven't you got the memo? Nintendo is losing money now. Sony's console division is profitable.

about a month ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

drsquare Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

That sounds like it would be pretty expensive. And that's assuming just the panel is damaged and not the surface underneath it. This whole thing is pie in the sky and I'm surprised so many otherwise intelligent people have drunk the koolaid.

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

drsquare Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

How much wear did they simulate in the lab? Twenty years of heavy vehicles driving over it, wearing down the glass and depositing dirt, oil and rubber?

about 2 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

drsquare Re:Deja vu (311 comments)

Why would you want to put solar panels where you're going to park a car on top of? This whole idea is bollocks.

about 2 months ago
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In the New Age of Game Development, Gamers Have More Power Than Ever

drsquare Re:LOLWUT? (101 comments)

Assuming you mean SimCity 2013, modding is banned there because it's a multi-player game. Try modding a multi-player game on Steam and see how quickly you get VAC-banned.

about 2 months ago
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The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

drsquare Re:just modernize UT2k4 (122 comments)

If old FPSes like UT were that great, people would still be playing them. People still play Counterstrike 1.6 and Starcraft, yet they don't play UT or Quake.

about 2 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

drsquare Re: Benefits of Uber (417 comments)

Requirements Uber are completely bypassing, with the result being an unfair advantage.

Actually it's not unfair. As a private hire company their drivers never had to have the knowledge. So many uninformed posts in this thread...

about 2 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

drsquare Re:Brilliant move... (417 comments)

Except Uber is not a black cab company, it's a private hire company. Private hire taxi drivers have never had to pass The Knowledge, that applies solely to black cabs.

about 2 months ago
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London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber

drsquare Re:Customers are not property. (417 comments)

Uber is booked with a phone, making it a private hire cab, rather than a hackney carriage (which can pick people up on the street). Only the latter needed the knowledge.

about 2 months ago
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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

drsquare Re: Glorious PC Master Race (377 comments)

If you're moving your mouse with your wrist you're doing it wrong.

about 4 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

drsquare Re:Pay good money to get there, but be bad at it? (253 comments)

Levelling is so removed from raiding that they're basically two different games. You can level a warrior and a priest to level 90 without ever once having had to grab aggro or heal another player.

If anything, levelling might teach you things that don't work in a dungeon. A tank might run away from a boss when low on health because that's what he does when fighting mobs in a zone, he's not expecting a heal.

about 5 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

drsquare Re:Can't imagine many will see the point (253 comments)

If you've played WoW for any time, you'll know that the game only really "begins" once you hit the level cap.

So what you're saying is that the vast majority of WoW players have never actually played the game? They've only played the extended tutorial?

People think that raiding is the centre-point of the game because hardcore raiders make the most noise on Internet forums. The fact is, they had to introduce the random raid finder because Blizzard were putting all this effort into making all these raids and most players weren't seeing them because they weren't interested in raiding.

about 5 months ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

drsquare Re:Arg Pandas (253 comments)

Really? When WoW came out I remember everyone saying how easymode it was compared to existing MMOs. You didn't even lose all your gear when you died.

about 5 months ago
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New DOOM Game Not Dead: Beta Comes With Wolfenstein Pre-Order

drsquare Re:I remember Doom 3. (108 comments)

Yeah cos when you play a game the last thing you want is to be able to see anything. Great design decision, on wonder id goes from strength to strength.

about 5 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

drsquare Re:worth it to me, with the free shipping and vide (298 comments)

Since when do companies care whether their workers are happy or not? And what company has a mailroom nowadays? My company doesn't even have a reception, it was closed down to save money. If you had something delivered to the security lodge it would just get stolen, and you wouldn't be there to sign for it anyway.

In this jobs market employers don't have to do anything to attract workers.

about 6 months ago
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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

drsquare Re:Eliminate blackouts (253 comments)

It's called streaming.

about 6 months ago
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Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper

drsquare Re:Bike helmet? (317 comments)

If wearing a helmet makes any sense, why don't they wear them in Holland or Denmark?

about 6 months ago

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