The Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed To See
[...] just like we teach them reading, writing, math, history, civil rights, and balancing a budget.
Actually, I don't believe that we tend to teach them any of those things either.
Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?
Good 'ole fashion Quake III Arena for me, with the Generations Arena mod installed. I really wish they'd update the mod. It's supposedly still in development, but I haven't seen an in years. At this point, it still needs weapon animations!
Quake Live is nice, but the lack of custom maps, models, skins, and game-modes is a huge downfall for me. Plus, having to pay to host matches hurts. I'd rather see an updated Q3A on Steam, kind of like they did for Xbox Arcade... I'd want it to be fairly compatible with the original title however. No need to remake all of those awesome mods and maps!
I have a Killing Floor and Minecraft server that my friends and I play on fairly frequently as well.
Been trying to get into Payday 2, but no one I know seems as interested in it as they were in the first title.
I still wish I could get enough people together for Team Fortress 2.
Yeah... I hate playing with strangers. :P
Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations
All very true, unfortunately. Obama has been little more than a continuation of Dubya's reign. It's too bad the American people are so divided, so beholden to their preferred "team", or else they might notice how thoroughly they're being fucked regardless of which party is in power.
And here I was, sincerely hoping for a Socialist, non-Christian president. If only Fox news were correct now and then. :(
The Power of the Hoodie-Wearing C.E.O.
You can't be a non-conformist if you don't drink coffee!
Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?
Bruce Wayne, is that you?
Ask Author David Craddock About the Development of Diablo, Warcraft
I'd love to see a new Rock 'n' Roll Racing, too!
Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Non-Obnoxious Outdoor Lighting?
3 acres is the suburbs. You need more still. The real solution is to have less humans. We'd all have more space, more food, more resources, etc.
Ask Slashdot: Setting Up Non-Obnoxious Outdoor Lighting?
Wouldn't know, I don't have any neighbors within viewing distance. With that comes a beautiful view of the night sky. Get out of the suburbs and live a little! ;)
Proposed Rule Would Drastically Restrict Chimp Research
They're vastly overpopulated, and a much closer genetic match to our own species.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With New Free Time?
Most people define themselves by their jobs, no matter how trivial of a task it may actually be. They have no hobbies, no hopes, no dreams. They go to work 9-5, then come home to their white picket fence and 2.5 kids. The only thing they truly look forward to is mowing their lawn for the third time that week. People are thoughtless automatons that fall apart without orders. You'd think they could pick a creative outlet to use their time for. To learn and ponder the bigger picture, but they won't. Most simply can't. Welcome to the human race.
US Attorney Chided Swartz On Day of Suicide
All prosecutors are criminals. They care about number of convictions, not right or wrong, not innocent or guilty, and certainly not justice. This entire incident only highlights what happens all day, every day in our legal system.
Ford and GM Open Car Software To Outside Developers
I refuse to trust anything he writes in about. After the incident at Miskatonic University, he should have had his medical license revoked!
Has Lego Sold Out?
Wall of text! Wall of text!
Nostalgia made me ramble!
Anyway... the point is that kids only build it by the instructions to see how everything comes together. After that pieces sits around for a few days, it's torn apart and re-purposed for custom creations. Some of the new themes are fun, and I wish I had had access to a few of them when I was young. The Universal Monsters-esque sets I've seen are particularly cool, without even being a licensed IP. :)
Has Lego Sold Out?
I'm not so sure about that. I recall my brother and I getting a bunch of really cool looking Mega Block sets one year for Christmas. There were colors and shapes we had never seen before, and neat themes like dinosaurs and moon bases. In theory it was all compatible with the absolutely huge amount of Lego blocks that we had in our combined collection. What we quickly found out however was that Mega Blocks were cheaply made. They barely locked together with each other tightly enough to build with, let alone with Legos. They were also fragile and routinely broke because the outer walls of the blocks were so thin. My parents actually ended up complaining to the company, which netted us a ton more Mega Block sets. We tried to make the best of it, mostly because the dinosaur pieces and 3D building bases were unheard of in the Lego ecosystem at the time. Eventually however, my brother and I went through every storage tub we had and purged the Mega Blocks from our collection. It was a lengthy undertaking, especially at that age, but the Great Purging left our superior Legos free of any kind of contamination. I'm not sure if Mega Blocks have improved over the years, but I wouldn't chance it personally. I still have all of my Legos in storage though, about ten big, plastic bins in all. One day they'll have someone to play with again.
Now has Lego sold out? Probably. I recall branded sets like Star Wars on the horizon right as I was growing out of the little blocks. It didn't seem harmful then, but nowadays it seems like Lego has more licensed sets than they do good 'ole fashioned knights and pirates. You can still purchase the regular old blocks, but they don't get the shelf space at the store that Harry Potter and Batman does. On the bright side, it does seem as though Lego has really tried to move away from the specialized pieces that were becoming so prevalent toward the end of the 90s. There's also an exciting global community that has sprung up around Lego, so you can buy homemade, custom pieces. I've seen weapon packs, for example. My brother and I would have loved something like that back in the day, when we were building entire Lego cities across our bedroom floors. We didn't realize it then, but we had essentially created a Lego RPG. Each character had a name and personality. Characters could only move so many pegs per turn, battles were decided vie dice, etc. Go figure. :p
New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games
That's too bad. I already have Darksiders, and wanted to gift away the new copy. Oh well, Saints Row and Metro 2033 are the worth $5 if nothing else. Red Faction looks interesting, even if the franchise isn't an FPS anymore. Generic WWII shooters like Company of Heroes though? Throwaways.
Shut Up and Play Nice: How the Western World Is Limiting Free Speech
“Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split, as a general thing.”
-- Robert E. Howard
Ask Slashdot: Video Monitors For Areas That Are Off the Grid?
You could setup some nice wildlife cameras, but the police aren't going to do anything about dumpers. Even if you have clear photos of their vehicle, license plate, their faces, and them in the process of dumping. Best that you just put a gate up... or better yet, bury some 2x4s in the trail with screws sticking up out of them. If you have the time, and the dumping occurs frequently enough, maybe sit up one evening with your pump shotgun.
Steve Jobs Joins House of Wax
At least Papa John's is a way to make a living. It's more than Steve Jobs ever did that's for sure.
Chattanooga's Municipal Network Doubles Down On Fiber Speeds
Don't feel too bad.
7 Mb/s down.
768 Kb/s up.
That's assuming fastest is meant to say "only" option.
Anonymous' Barrett Brown Raided By FBI During Online Chat
Murder in a uniform is heroic, in a costume it is a crime.
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