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Aug 8
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Was the display always red? That sounds like a literal headache to work with. 

Aug 5
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This is something that even early zombie genre films have actually touched on. George Romero always made a point that it was humans who caused the zombie apocalypse to become a catastrophic mess, not the living dead, themselves. Read more

Aug 4
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It was released in 2005, actually. It just proved massively unpopular and will become non-canon with Cyberpunk Red. 

It was released in 2005, actually. It just proved massively unpopular and will become non-canon with Cyberpunk Red. 

Aug 4
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So...all of them? Individual pixels aren’t visible unless you stick your nose to the monitor. 

Aug 4
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Unfortunately the main features that facial recognition software typically uses are the distance of the eyes and the height of the ears. 

Jul 30
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They still do. Well, another company that split off of them does. 

Jul 30
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Seriously. Israel is — at least supposedly — a democratic country, and the ability to criticise the government is a fundamental foundation of the democratic system. If you criticise Israel because its Jewish inhabitants you are an anti-Semite, if you criticise it because of the actions of its government, you are Read more

Jul 27
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It’s fairly standard if not for the tone of a scientific journal and extensive history of the Elder Things included in the middle, which would probably get downplayed and/or integrated a bit more smoothly to an adaptation. Read more

Jul 27
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Just when it was going to get greenlit, the Wolfman bombed in the box office and the investors pulled out, assuming that high budget R-rated horror films wouldn’t have a future. 

Jul 22
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Those guys weren’t absolute monarchs, either. They had to share power with clergy and aristocracy, too. Sometimes one tried to wrest all the control to themselves, like Akhenaten, but that usually ended poorly. Read more

Jul 21
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Divine right of kings is actually a very brief chapter in the European history; it started around the 16th or 17th century and ended in the 18th. It was a transitory period between feudalism and civil government, when power was being consolidated from aristocracy to a centralised system.

Jul 21
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They’ve actually steadily increased their testing. They started out doing very poorly with the testing and government regulations, but have managed to pick up the slack decently. But the most important part in keeping the infection in check has been the people’s voluntary efforts, not anything imposed on them from Read more

Jul 21
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Again, Mendel knew that traits were hereditary. He didn’t know the mechanics by which they were inherited. I don’t know whether he invented the term or not, but if he did he would have used it in abstract sense, not as a concrete object that he could observe or manipulate. 

Jul 20
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And that’s why I clarified that the book featured selective breeding and in utero manipulation (specifically, damaging the lower castes’ intelligence with alcohol), but not genetic engineering, which is a more modern concept.

Jul 19
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Mendel figured out hereditary traits. The DNA wasn’t discovered until the 1940's and the idea of manipulating it directly took some time from that, still.

Jul 18
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It’s the entire point of the freaking book that everyone is genetically engineered and then conditioned in utero Read more

Jul 18
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Well, considering that the PnP RPG this is based on distilled and codified every trope of the genre into the same setting, it shouldn’t be a surprise that this is the most archetypical Cyberpunk setting there is. Read more

Jul 18
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I noticed that I couldn’t access over half of my regular sites, but since many still worked I assumed that my ISP’s DNS servers were borked. It didn’t last even 30 minutes as far as I could tell, though.