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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (415 comments)

Scotland was united with England very much against the wishes of the Scottish people. Scotland is not oppressed, but it's forced to live with policies by a government that it would never vote for. The flavour of Tory politics that rules in the South-East does not jive with Scotland at all.

1 hour ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (415 comments)

Except Britain doesn't have freedom or speech or assembly. An independent Scotland could have altered that, but they're stuck with London's Orwellian approach now.

1 hour ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:The over-65's swung it for No (415 comments)

How can the over-65s influence an election in a country where the life expectancy isn't even that high?

2 hours ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (415 comments)

In general, the young are more liberal than the old. Scotland in general is a more liberal country than England, which is becoming increasingly conservative as Cameron continues the job started by Thatcher. A lot of younger Scots would like Scotland to be independent so they can model the country of the socialist Scandinavian countries which are more prosperous than Britain.

As it stands, they're wedded to the economic policies of England, specifically the hyper-conservative South-East which dreams of modelling Britain after America, and selects policy mainly for the benefit of London's finance industry, even at the expense of industry in the rest of the country. A shipyard in Scotland might lose all its foreign orders and shut down because of London's politicians fiddling with the currency, or a Glasgow businessman might be unable to find a premises due to high property costs, deliberately inflated to benefit the banks and promote debt-based consumer spending to benefit the retailers.

I don't really know anything about Quebec, but Canada is a federal country, and doesn't have one province with 5/6ths of the population so the same issues don't apply.

2 hours ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (415 comments)

A lot of those things are changing as British politicians try to model the country after America.

3 hours ago
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Scotland Votes No To Independence

drsquare Re:Everyone loses (415 comments)

Healthy growth? Wages plummeting, zero-hours contracts proliferating, real jobs replaced by involuntary 'self employment', debts soaring, bailiffs doing record business, food banks struggling to keep up with demand. If this is healthy growth I'd love to know what you consider unhealthy.

GDP is only of real relevance to economists and politicians. Ireland has a high GDP but its people still have to mass-emigrate because there is no work there.

yesterday
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

drsquare Re: Got Burned by Titanfall (291 comments)

That isn't really true. You have to pay for xbox live even if you don't use any Microsoft servers. Even if you play on a third-party developer's server, a community server, or play peer-to-peer, you still have to pay Microsoft. It's effectively an Internet tax.

3 days ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

drsquare Re:What? (368 comments)

I'm pretty sure that the xbox version of the game sold more than any other. It's big on tablets too.

about a week ago
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Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

drsquare Re:Radicalization (868 comments)

Those rockets they have killed what 2 or 3? there are over 1000 Palestinians dead.

All that means is that Israel are much better at this rocket exchange business than Palestine. Which makes you wonder why Palestine don't give up. Attacking Israel will have no results for Palestine other than complete annihilation. Fwiw, Northern Ireland was not integrated, but is more divided than ever, and thanks to Britain pandering to Irish terrorism, there are now convicted terrorists running free as part of peace agreements.

about a month ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

drsquare Re:I must be missing something (81 comments)

Yes, but this allows you to use the Xbox's DVR features. Before the Xbox couldn't do that because it couldn't understand OTA TV signals.

about a month ago
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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 2 months 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 3 months 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

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