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    I also loved this one. :) But it is very linear....

    I also loved this one. :) But it is very linear. :(

    It is a glorified rail shooter. But hot damn the glory.
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    "It?" There was not behavioral "it" specified...

    "It?"

    There was not behavioral "it" specified in your first post. So I'm not sure what you mean by "It's not moral high horse." What isn't? Comparing corporate practices to murder sounds somewhat...
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    If we're going to play the "look at the original...

    If we're going to play the "look at the original context of the conversation, not the actual conversation" game, this all started because I used "that hard-sci fi crap" or something similar as a...
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    Interesting. Origin is an even nastier concept...

    Interesting.

    Origin is an even nastier concept to pin down than genre; is Star Trek really bringing up "new things" in a way any more fundamental than Star Wars? It certainly isn't in terms of...
  5. 24/7 2Fort is definitely my happy-place in TF2....

    24/7 2Fort is definitely my happy-place in TF2. It's not the most fun I have in the game ... but there's a comfort and reliability I feel. It's never the least fun I have in TF2. It always meets a...
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    There is a point where "everyone does X" doesn't...

    There is a point where "everyone does X" doesn't need to excuse behavior for it to nonetheless render statements that "Company A does x, which is bad" mostly worthless. Quite simply, if a behavior...
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    Makes sense to me, probably because we're coming...

    Makes sense to me, probably because we're coming from a similar place.

    Genre matters in that it matters to people. There's a difference between recognizing that it matters to people and using...
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    I agree with your assessment, bar one thing: ...

    I agree with your assessment, bar one thing:



    This represents a ... very loose interpretation of "illegal" in most capitalist countries.
  9. I doubt it. But I'll take a similar wager on the...

    I doubt it. But I'll take a similar wager on the results.

    7957
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    What's "Fantasy" about the plot? I mean, in a way...

    What's "Fantasy" about the plot? I mean, in a way that's distinct from fantasy-as-in-not-reality which also applies to Star Trek, Foundation, Do Android's Dream of Electric Sheep, 2001, etc, etc,...
  11. Yoshi's Island.

    Yoshi's Island.
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    Whether or not you said it was Fantasy...

    Whether or not you said it was Fantasy specifically instead (apologies for assuming; I often hear it cited as Space Fantasy by people who say it isn't a good example of science fiction; my response...
  13. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: I felt like it explicitly discouraged making use...

    I felt like it explicitly discouraged making use of it's variety of options by, as you sustain injuries, limiting the variety at your disposal. You got hit too many times, clearly the best response...
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    We agree with respect to Star Trek's relationship...

    We agree with respect to Star Trek's relationship with Realism.

    But the trouble is, we can keep playing this game with more traditional hard science fiction too. It's not that it isn't fair game...
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    Chekov's Gun is a notable point of writing...

    Chekov's Gun is a notable point of writing analysis and absolutely shit writing advice.



    Except that's complete nonsense. Hard-sci-fi shoots itself by talking about things it doesn't know...
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    I love Kerbal Space Program. :D

    I love Kerbal Space Program. :D
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    My thoughts on BF3. The immediate gunplay is an...

    My thoughts on BF3. The immediate gunplay is an improvement over BF2--so that's good. But some of the game modes aren't very good and the whole thing has a distressing freneticism that wasn't present...
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    Hard science fiction is not, as a rule, any more...

    Hard science fiction is not, as a rule, any more realistic than soft science fiction. That perception is part of my annoyance. That many who hold that perception make a point about it's superiority...
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    *hugs* :D Yay!

    *hugs* :D Yay!
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    There are some vulnerabilities that do very much...

    There are some vulnerabilities that do very much depend on how and where the application is installed, especially in more recent Windows iterations. I don't personally know if that's relevant to any...
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    I suppose, bu I don't think that something is...

    I suppose, bu I don't think that something is "Wow this is better, isn't it? Fuck those other hacks." That aside, how hard vs. soft a science fiction is has very little to do with how action oriented...
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    I'm not deyning the existence of the genre in the...

    I'm not deyning the existence of the genre in the eyes of others. I get the aesthetic and cultural differences and broad traits that define the category. My issue is not with writing works while...
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    Without knowing the details, I would initially...

    Without knowing the details, I would initially presume that running a self-contained version of the java doesn't have the same vulnerabilities as running a java virtual machine the normal way in much...
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    I like how the sidewinder flies. The misfortune...

    I like how the sidewinder flies. The misfortune is that a lot of ships out there can have destroy it in a single volley. :(

    I like the handling and I don't mind that it can't haul. But it was...
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    Right, becasue faster than light travel, human...

    Right, becasue faster than light travel, human controlled space craft, the economics of space-born economies and large-scale space faring infrastructure ... THOSE all make so much sense and god...
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