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Peru Indignant After Greenpeace Damages Ancient Nazca Site

rochrist Re:What the hell is wrong with Millennials?! (463 comments)

This isn't a millennial thing, or an environmentalist thing, it's a Greenpeace thing. They've been arrogant pricks for at least 30 years.

4 days ago
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Warmer Pacific Ocean Could Release Millions of Tons of Methane

rochrist Re: "Expected" to release methane (329 comments)

Get back on your meds and take off your tinfoil hat.

about a week ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

rochrist Re:Support the developers! (91 comments)

I'd say by definition, if a game requires a kickstarter to get made, it isn't a AAA game. Excepting, of course, anomalies like SC. D:OS made less and a million dollars in kickstarter. From their kickstarter: "At the end of 2010, in no small part thanks to the success of the previous Divinity games, we finally earned sufficient money to start working on our brainchild on our own, and we decided to become a self-publishing studio." So they were apparently working as an independent for this game, which also, to my mind, disqualifies it from being considered AAA. I suppose our definitions might differ. To me, quality has nothing to do with whether a game is a AAA game. Rather budget and how (if anybody) if publishing it does. Just being from an established developer does not. By that standard, the Trese Bros. are doing AAA games.

about two weeks ago
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Dragon Age: Inquisition Reviewed and Benchmarked

rochrist Re:Support the developers! (91 comments)

Divinity: Original Sin was a Kickstarter game.

about two weeks ago
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Programmer Father Asks: What Gets Little Girls Interested In Science?

rochrist Re:Yeesh (584 comments)

I'm curious as to why you think anyone would want to waste their time attempting a 'rational' argument with someone so infantile as to toss around 'SJW' and 'PC loser' un-ironically.

about two weeks ago
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Study: HIV Becoming Less Deadly, Less Infectious

rochrist Re:Outrageous fraud... (172 comments)

Try not being anonymous, coward.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Offers Funding For 50,000 Police Body Cameras

rochrist Re:There are issues to resolve... (262 comments)

Yeah, exonerated wouldn't be the right word even if the grand jury had been conducted properly, but the more I read about the details, the more obvious it becomes that it was rigged from the start.

about two weeks ago
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The Life of an ATLAS Physicist At CERN

rochrist Re:Boring boring boring (34 comments)

Um...you're aware that apartheid ended 20 years ago, right?

about two weeks ago
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Big Banks Will Vie For Your Attention With Cardless ATMs and VR

rochrist Big Banks (76 comments)

...can suck my dick. I left Bank of America for Digital Credit Union and I would never, EVER go back. You call DCU on the phone and guess what? You talk to an actual human! And they're HELPFUL.

about two weeks ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

rochrist Re:Most people would not do this (165 comments)

Interesting. I looked and couldn't find any reference to it at all. It certainly doesn't seem that military service is compulsory, but I didn't find any reference to civil service either. It's possible I just didn't look long enough or hard enough I suppose.

about three weeks ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

rochrist Re:Apple Inc.... (189 comments)

I can't understand why you wouldn't sign your name to such an insightful comment.

about three weeks ago
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Mathematicians Study Effects of Gerrymandering On 2012 Election

rochrist Re:How is that startling? (413 comments)

Actually, yes, that's exactly what the GOP did. It's not exactly a secret.

about three weeks ago
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Security Experts Believe the Internet of Things Will Be Used To Kill Someone

rochrist Re:Most people would not do this (165 comments)

Where do you get this about Canada?

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

A public trial instead of a secret proceeding.

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

This is how the City of Ferguson conducts business:

Ferguson, Missouri police once wrongly arrested a man, beat him, then charged him with destruction of property. What property? His blood got on the uniforms of the four officers involved in his beating: “On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet. To make matters worse, they had the wrong man. The booking officer had no other reason to hold Davis, who ended up in Ferguson only because he missed the exit for St. Charles and then pulled off the highway because the rain was so heavy he could not see to drive. The cop who had pulled up behind him must have run his license plate and assumed he was that other Henry Davis. Davis said the cop approached his vehicle, grabbed his cellphone from his hand, cuffed him and placed him in the back seat of the patrol car, without a word of explanation. The police later said, in a civil court deposition, that there was no blood. And the camera recording the cell malfunctioned. The contradictions between the complaint and the depositions apparently are what prompted the prosecutor to drop the “property damage” allegation. The prosecutor also dropped a felony charge of assault on an officer that had been lodged more than a year after the incident and shortly after Davis filed his civil suit.

This is from the /police charge sheet/: the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

And a prosecutor who comes from a family of police officers did not want a trial in this case. He got his desired result.

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:Flip Argument (1128 comments)

In 2010 there were 162,000 grand juries. Only 11 refused to hand down an indictment. The prosecutor got exactly what he desired.

about three weeks ago
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Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

rochrist Re:MOD PARENT RACIST (1128 comments)

This is /. You're been here before. What did you expect?

about three weeks ago

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