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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

soccerisgod Re:Don't know where to begin (377 comments)

CRPG: Planescape: Torment

QFT. That game is just awesome incarnate.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

soccerisgod Re:Old-school is best (377 comments)

Doom (it's classic, but it is hard to play these days after having gotten used to being able to look and move up and down)

Try one of these. You'll be surprised what you can get out of that old game :)

3 days ago
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German Intelligence Spying On Allies, Recorded Kerry, Clinton, and Kofi Annan

soccerisgod Re:Bottom line... (170 comments)

The EU is working pretty well? Where? When? How? All I see is a means for governments to get laws (or binding directives, same shit different pile) passed on the EU level that they'd never get through their own legislature, at least not without friction. This way, they'll shamelessly deny ever having known about this and blame everything on the EU, the unfathomable hydra of beaurocracy. I guess in that respect, it works. For some.

about two weeks ago
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Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

soccerisgod Re:Is the complexity of C++ a practical joke? (427 comments)

If someone is hell-bent on writing shitty, unreadable code, it doesn't matter what language they're writing it in. Sure, C++ will give you a few extra tools to commit crimes with, but just using C's preprocessor, you can so massively obfuscate your code so as to make it entirely incomprehensible even without malicious templates and impishly overloaded operators. Is any of that the fault of the language, or are you just blaming it for offering many powerful tools? And have you ever tried debugging or understanding a messy java project with 5000 files that does little more than a properly written C++ project with 20 files? I have. The language doens't matter. In conclusion: blame idiotic programmers, not their tools.

about two weeks ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

soccerisgod Re:Netflix Time Now? (252 comments)

Or they could ask those crazy guys from Finland. Their CGI in such movies as Star Wreck and Iron Sky looks pretty damn convincing, and as I understand it, their budget was pretty small, compared to the result. And for the former, they actually did B5 CGI...

about three weeks ago
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Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

soccerisgod Re: And so it begins... (252 comments)

Even after all those years I still hear the voices of the actors in my head as I read that. That's true love 3

about three weeks ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

soccerisgod Re:But but but but the whole POINT ... (140 comments)

An alternative to restoring the bundle is for each user of the "big party line" to "recognize the voice" of those who can give it instructions - and have a list of what instructions each can give it. I won't go into details, but there is ample room for design here. An interloper would be reduced to trying to "mimic the voice" of a talker with enough authority to command the action, or DOSing by "shouting over" legitimate commands.

Not with CAN. CAN has no concept of a sender address. It is thus impossible to determine where a CAN telegram originated.

about a month ago
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The debate over climate change is..

soccerisgod Re:Science vs. Policy (278 comments)

My argument was nnot about whether particular climate models are accurate or not. It was about whether the study of climate qualifies as a science.

about a month and a half ago
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The debate over climate change is..

soccerisgod Re:Science vs. Policy (278 comments)

Your understanding of what does and doesn't constitute science is flawed. Science has to be falsifiable, meaning it has to be theoretically possible to prove that a set of theories is wrong if it is wrong. It doesn't and never had to be feasable or possible with current technology.

about a month and a half ago
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The debate over climate change is..

soccerisgod Re:What we know (278 comments)

Again, higher temperatures (no matter who caused them) = polar ice melting = higher sea levels.

You won't have more land. You will have a lot less land.

about a month and a half ago
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The debate over climate change is..

soccerisgod Re:A butterfly flaps its wings... (278 comments)

Actually it goes much further than slightly warmer summers: the interesting question is about polar ice melting and how it will effect sea levels. You WILL care if you live in SF and your house drowns in the ocean :)

about a month and a half ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

soccerisgod Re:AI is always (564 comments)

That would have been so impressive if at least one of your links worked ;]

about 2 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

soccerisgod Re:Now thats incentive (564 comments)

The problem is, every time a problem is solved, the definition of true AI changes.

Did the turing test change recently? Hadn't noticed. Did someone inform Marvin Minsky?

about 2 months ago
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By 2045 'The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,' and That Could Be a Problem

soccerisgod Re:AI is always "right around the corner". (564 comments)

viruses not virii. You sound like an idiot.

The problem is, you break doesn't machines much finer then you do the human brain.

Please stop! I can't take any more of this!

about 2 months ago
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NSF Researcher Suspended For Mining Bitcoin

soccerisgod Re:Banks can't be homeless (220 comments)

Calm down, Rumpelstiltskin. Otherwise, someone will probably come and repeatedly kick you in the ass until such time that you agree that every crime should be punished regardless of how it relates to what some Wallstreet assholes did or do.

about 3 months ago
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Recommendations For Classic Superhero Comic Collections?

soccerisgod Re:"comics geek" (165 comments)

No true scotsman would read that.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

soccerisgod Re:My Job (310 comments)

No, that's what's wrong with people claiming to use agile methods and in reality just acting without plan and reason :)

about 3 months ago
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GnuTLS Flaw Leaves Many Linux Users Open To Attacks

soccerisgod Re:~45yrs of buffer overflows... (127 comments)

It's a problem because it requires programmers to concern themselves with low-level tedious details that the compiler could handle for them

So basically your statement can be reduced to is "If you're lazy and stupid, don't use C". I'm fine with that. But I'd like to add that if you're lazy and stupid, don't program at all, become a manager.

about 3 months ago

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soccerisgod soccerisgod writes  |  more than 7 years ago

soccerisgod (585710) writes "After previously forcing ReplacementDocs to take down manuals for their games (some of which can be downloaded free of charge from their own website) games maker Bethesda Softworks is now threatening legal action against Glutton Creeper Games who are currently working on a Fallout-based pen & paper RPG. Glutton Creeper Games claims to have a valid contract with Interplay, while Bethesda Softworks claims that "Interplay never had the rights to license a Pen and Paper to GCG under their license of Fallout from 2004 before the purchase of the IP, and makes claims against GCG that it may damage the Fallout brand and forecoming Fallout 3 release by linking the two."

Is our friendly neighbourhood games company turning into the next EA?"

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