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Ultima Online Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG

realilskater Re:well that was new... (75 comments)

That was my first thought as well. I loved playing and being a wiz on MUDs back in the day. Sounds like a good idea.

about three weeks ago

Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

realilskater Re: Please.... (321 comments)

Really the gatekeepers shouldn't be the ones being sued. The applications in question often are set up to prey on children. Why on earth would you charge $50 or more for a stack of bobbles? In most cases the kid doesn't realize that they are spending real money. They are just pushing buttons to move along in the game. The endless stream of popups with a nearly invisible close button asking if you want to buy a stack of bobbles doesn't help the situation at all.

about a month ago

Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases

realilskater Re:Please.... (321 comments)

Hah! That's nothing. My 4 year old daughter purchased $150 of smurf berries in about 5 seconds. The stream of email alert tones sent me flying across the room to see what on earth she was up to.

about a month ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

realilskater Re:Sorry, officer... (500 comments)

All I am getting out of this ruling is that I should never let police into my house for any reason.

That should have been your stance from the get go. Law enforcement only has the power that we give them. Make them do their job without taking shortcuts.

Officers swear an oath uphold the law. Ideally, they do that in an honest and moral manner. If you innocently invite an officer into your house but you forgot to wipe up the ganja flakes off your counter and the officer notices they are bound by their oath, depending on local law, to investigate.

about 2 months ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

realilskater Sure (500 comments)

If you consent to a search what is the point of requiring a warrant anyway?

Anybody in their right mind would just tell the pigs to fuck off and get a warrant but I digress.

about 2 months ago

Oklahoma Schools Required To Teach Students Personal Finance

realilskater Good (304 comments)

Maybe students will fully understand the ramifications of going deep in to debt to with student loans.

about 2 months ago

Dogs Defecate In Alignment With Earth's Magnetic Field

realilskater wow (222 comments)

sounds like a shitty job

about 4 months ago

Lawmakers Out To Kill the Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate

realilskater Re:Maybe this corn can be used for food again? (314 comments)

Try again. Cellulosic ethanol is made from cellulose(corn stalks, wood, etc.). Production of cellulosic ethanol in the US is very low compared to corn and other grains.


about 4 months ago

JetBlue Launches Satellite-Based Inflight Wi-Fi

realilskater frosty (79 comments)


about 4 months ago

Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

realilskater Re:foobar2000 (400 comments)

Thank you. Nice, lightweight alternative. Only add the features you want to add.

about 5 months ago

FAA Wants All Aircraft Flying On Unleaded Fuel By 2018

realilskater Re:Why? (366 comments)

It was used extensively as an antiknock agent. It is still the best antiknock agent despite the enormous environmental impact of using it.

about 10 months ago

CES: Tiny Fuel Cell is Supposed to Charge a Cell Phone for Two Weeks (Video)

realilskater Re:Fuel Cells (204 comments)

They claim the cartridge is not refillable to meet TSA regulations. Hah, give me a refillable one that I can squirt a canister of lighter/torch butane into and I might consider it.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Features Belong In a 'Smartwatch'?

realilskater Re:Companion handset (322 comments)

If you want a handset that looks like a phone then use a phone and have the watch be a bluetooth display of critical info from your phone. I would rather have the watch with a paired bluetooth headset. Less to carry.

about a year ago

Tor Network Used To Command Skynet Botnet

realilskater Re:FUD (105 comments)

Even less of a surprise if you have seen this from 2010.

about a year ago

Bank Robbing a Terrible Business, Statistically

realilskater Give me all your money! (207 comments)

I'm first does that mean I get more than $19k for this stick up?

about 2 years ago

World's Largest Biometric Database

realilskater Re:12 billion finger prints? (117 comments)

Surely having a record of all digits and eyes ensures that a person can be identified even if they lose a finger or an eye.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Are Your Tips For Working From Home?

realilskater Re:Close the door. (480 comments)

How is that any more alienating than being physically away from home for work?

more than 2 years ago

Fatal Problems Continue To Plague F-22 Raptor

realilskater Re:You can't do just one thing (379 comments)

A year later, it turns out we're actually getting almost as much business as originally planned. Since they didn't buy as many planes, they're having to fly the planes they do have more, which means they're burning through spare parts faster.

Maybe that was the intention.

more than 2 years ago

Automation May Make Toll Roads More Common

realilskater Re:This is the fairest way to fund roads (585 comments)

Everybody should be paying for roads whether they are driving or not. If you rely on public transportation to get around you are still using the road. Even if you never leave your house or building you are using the road system. All of the goods you purchase are traveling by road.

Some smaller towns are running into the problems of decreased fuel tax revenue as more people buy electric or high fuel efficiency vehicles. A low percentage tax that everybody pays should pay for roads.

more than 5 years ago


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