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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

rochrist Re:Was anyone sent to prison? (123 comments)

I wonder if the 'Rachel' who supplied that voice recording is out there somewhere aware of what she's become a part of.

3 days ago
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FTC To Trap Robocallers With Open Source Software

rochrist Re:Really? (123 comments)

Yeah, I hate to break it to them, but they didn't even slow those assholes down. The latest wrinkle is that they somehow spoof the Caller ID into showing a number one off from my home number.

3 days ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

rochrist Re:I am Woman! (588 comments)

I'm sure you we're saying the same 5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years ago. They play pretty undated music actually.

4 days ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

rochrist Re:I am Woman! (588 comments)

We;ll see? What does that mean? They're 25 years into their career, they're still making CDs, they sell-out their tour dates all the time, and they tour frequently. What's to see?

5 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

rochrist Re:Simple (507 comments)

And this surprises you on slashdot?

about a week ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

rochrist Re:I am Woman! (588 comments)

Pretty sure Pearl Jam is doing just fine.

about a week ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

rochrist Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

How am I talking in circles? Do you claim that hard win/lose conditions are required for a successful game? Again, I'd say that 54 million sales says that your wrong. You can claim it's irrelevant, but that would be you, being wrong. It's rather the opposite; it's the only measure that IS relevant.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

rochrist Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

Some games aren't necessarily built around win/lose conditions. Some games are sandlot building games. I understand that YOU don't find the gameplay compelling. 54 million in sales says that you aren't representative of everyone. /I/ had literally hundreds of hours of enjoyable gameplay from my $15 purchase. By far one of my best ever game purchases.

about two weeks ago
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What Happens When Gaming Auteurs Try To Go It Alone?

rochrist Re:Outside of Valve I don't think many developers. (86 comments)

Gameplay isn't necessarily shallow. Which is kind of the point to it's success. It's a sandbox that becomes largely what you make of it. I played it for awhile with a group of friends on a private server where we constructed a city over a span of months. It was incredibly detailed and had some absolutely incredible constructions (not really by me).

about two weeks ago
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FTC Files Suit Against Amazon For In-App Purchases

rochrist Re:Parental responsibility (47 comments)

Yeah, no. Part of the reason for this complain is because apps were specifically being misleading about when actual money (as opposed to some sort of in-game currency) was being spent. Pretty damn close to fraud.

about two weeks ago
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Must Pay Damages To UVA, Michael Mann

rochrist Re:It *isn't* that well understood (497 comments)

Heh. 'so-called scientists'. Good one. You should probably join the rolling coal movement.

about two weeks ago
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Dwarf Fortress Gets Biggest Update In Years

rochrist Re:Just play minecraft instead (138 comments)

I wouldn't say ripoff so much as inspired by. Minecraft isn't trying to do any of the things DF is trying to do beyond procedurally generated content really. It's much more about the building, ie Legos.

about two weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:Bad Precedence (1330 comments)

The law is an ass.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:Bad Precedence (1330 comments)

No, I won't. I understand it just fine. BTW, what's you're reaction to the court statement yesterday 'clarifying' that this decision applies to ALL birth control methods?

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:A win for freedom (1330 comments)

When did I say I was talking about government approval? You're reading things that aren't there, bud.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:Bad Precedence (1330 comments)

Whether they do or not is utterly irrelevant. They're dictating how their employees use their compensation.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:Can an "atheist company" refuse too? (1330 comments)

That's the point. Part of those wages are healthcare, with premiums paid by both the employee and the employer. The corporation is trying to control how that compensation is spent.

about three weeks ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

rochrist Re:Bad Precedence (1330 comments)

You can pretend that it's not about that in the end all you want. It won't change the fact that it is.

about three weeks ago

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