May 15, 2014 bitwise commented on The Morning News: More Alarm About the SPD, Rage in Nigeria and Turkey, Casey Kasem Found (in Washington!), and More.
It's also a lot safer for the cop to show up later and write a report instead of risking a confrontation and getting fired over it.
May 10, 2014 bitwise commented on The New Comedy Show in the Colbert Report Time Slot Will Be....
Excellent. Larry Wilmore is brilliant.
May 9, 2014 bitwise commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
This reminds me of a pack of cyclists (around 30) riding around a local residential neighborhood, ignoring traffic signs and disrupting other vehicular traffic. A cop stopped them and gave everyone a ticket for running a stop sign, but this was after numerous complaints from the residents in the area.
Dec 17, 2013 bitwise commented on You Do Not Own Your Digital Media.
I will happily keep a 'backup copy' off-net of anything I legitimately pay for, assuming I'm not paying for rental. I also crack DRM off games that I purchase if that DRM is restrictive or cumbersome. Once I buy it I'll do whatever I damn well please with my product.
Dec 15, 2013 bitwise commented on They're Just Going to Keep On Making Movies, I Guess.
In the comic Venom was only interesting because of his twisted view of the world. He thought he was a hero protecting the innocents from the evil Spiderman. He knew all of Peter Parker's family and friends and specifically did not go after them because he believed they were just caught in Spiderman's web. This is what made the Raimi portrayal of him so irritating to me, they made him into Snidley Whiplash.
Aug 26, 2013 bitwise commented on What Do You Think About E-Cigarettes?.
My partner just got into them in an effort to try and convince a friend of ours to use them to quit smoking. He doesn't even use nicotine in it, just flavors. He also replaces the propylene glycol with vegetable glycerin as a fogging agent. They're wholly inoffensive.
Aug 26, 2013 bitwise commented on CNN, Agnotology, and the Gun Ideological State/Corporate Apparatus.
That we're discussing video games at all in this story is a victory for the NRA-supported narrative.
Aug 2, 2013 bitwise commented on "If a female character is interchangeable with a dog, it's a pretty good indicator that something is wrong.".
The woman in Braid isn't even a woman at all, she's a metaphor for an obsession.
Jul 16, 2013 bitwise commented on The Daily Show on Zimmerman Verdict.
But in 1881 in Tombstone it was illegal to carry guns in town. They had more restrictive gun control laws than Florida has today.
May 14, 2013 bitwise commented on Which Fox TV Series Looks Worse?.
How does dads take such a good cast and waste them with such horrible dialogue? That show should be used in some kind of hollywood writing scared-straight program.