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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

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  • Marvel's Agents of Buh-WUH?

    Re: loyalty and secrets:
    Spoiler:

    At least, that's a convincing enough explanation for me to maintain my suspension of disbelief.
    mxmarksjdarksunchiasaur11
  • A god damned discussion about right of way

    Anyway, the "now I am dead" thing was probably a bad tangent to make, because it wasn't really the focus of what I was trying to get across.

    My focus was: I am wary of cars becoming increasingly tied to fancier things that, when they fail, completely incapacitate the car. Like, once upon a time, there's a problem with my transmission? I hear a weird noise and I take it to the mechanic when I have a chance. My muffler is shot? My car is really noisy and I take it to the mechanic when I have a chance. Small things, I might even be able to fix it myself.

    So what happens if my hi-tech automatic robo car gets a bug in the firmware? Okay, it doesn't kill me, that's nice. But if we're talking a system in which the outcome of a sizeable problem might be death the best failsafe is to just render the car inoperable. So now the smallish problem lands me without a car. Yay, progress?

    We're already at the point where the only way to fix almost any kind of problem with your car is to take it to a mechanic with a $50k diagnostics machine so it can talk to your car's computer and figure out what's wrong, which renders a lot of fixes outside the capabilities of your average Joe. My father-in-law is a mechanic, and sees a decent number of cases in which a car's computer system goes out and basically bricks the car until it can be fixed. I guess I'm not wild about increasing the number of instances in which my car gets bricked for stupid software reasons.
    DivideByZero
  • It's [Science!]

    Female cave insects have 'penises' http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27056809

    Kinda graphic.
    When the researchers attempted to pull a male and female apart, the male's abdomen was ripped from the thorax without breaking the genital coupling.

    D:
    shrykeJusticeforPlutoCaptain CarrotKagera
  • [MAHVEL] at the MCU - Winter Soldier talk in spoilers!

    Bryan Singer's extracurricular activities are worth discussing, but not in this thread. Please make a new thread if you'd like to talk about it.
    Dracomicron
  • 2 Fast 2 [Movies] Thread: Time For Sequels

    Hey, has anyone seen any movies lately?

    We should talk about those things.

    You know, the movies.
    quantumcat42JAEF