atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3786: If it's Friday, it must be...Friday!

Friday! Yes! Friday!

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Maxis and/or Electronic Arts should hire that man now. Obviously he's worth more than their entire programming department, considering the modified their game to run without a server connection, something that Maxis and EA claim is impossible due to hardware limitations.

"This all amply demonstrates that the game can very easily be modded to run offline, rather than the 'significant amount of engineering' Maxis repeatedly claimed."

So either this mysterious modder is a supreme programming genius who is smarter than 99.997% of all programmers out there...or Maxis is lying.

Apply Occam's Razor.

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"Today, I told my girlfriend I've been a vegetarian for 6 years. Hearing this, my mom said, "No, you're not. I fry your mushrooms and onions in bacon grease." With this new information, I've been a vegetarian for about 76 hours. FML" The votes are overwhelmingly in favor of "Yeah, your life sucks" but to be honest I'm surprised that it's not a supermajority of "you deserved it".

Anyone who brags about being a vegetarian while his mother still cooks his meals needs this kind of comeuppance.

Besides which, bacon. WTF!!

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I've been running a little WoW here and there, less than an hour a day, but finally accumulated enough XP to get Cadwallader to 87th level. Whee!

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Although I prefer the 24 oz bottles, yesterday I bought four 12-packs of diet Pepsi (well, 3, and 1 of diet Mountain Dew) because of the price difference: I could have paid $12 for three 6-packs of bottles, or $10 for four 12-packs of cans. I'm willing to put up with a little inconvenience for that kind of savings.

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What the hell is Japan supposed to do when war comes calling? That's what I don't get about Article 9 to Japan's constitution: it says that Japan "...forever renounce[s] war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes."

So, what--if someone attacks Japan, Japan cannot defend itself? That's the "use of force as a means of settling" an international dispute, isn't it?

WTF. I understand why their constitution reads that way--it was written in the late 1940s after they surrendered to the US, and the US had (shall we say) significant input into how that constitution was written--but still, a complete renunciation of the use of force? Why even maintain the Japan Self-Defense Force, then? It makes no sense, given that kind of language in their constitution.

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So we've safely arrived at mid-March. There's got to be some good riding weather on the way soon, doesn't there?

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