Seriously. I want the ability to kick followers whose politics I don't like.
A young Australian man, natively speaking English, and in the process of learning Mandarin, wakes from a car crash induced coma speaking fluent Chinese but not very good English.
Here is the first of what I hope to be a continuing examination of rules concepts aside from those given in a game we're all familiar with: Dungeons and Dragons. This is a huge subject and as these columns continue I may wander quite far what I originally imagined here at that the start. But I hope after some dust…
So TSR/WotC/Hasbro's D&D is pretty much the IBM or Ford Motors of tabletop role-playing games.
I do from time and time and I wonder what's going on there. How could someone recommend a sarky reply I wrote in the subthread I've dismissed? Is this sock puppet accounts in action?
Whenever I make an error—and yes, I have made many—the OCD set of the Gawker commentariat loves to dogpile me. The most irritating are the ones that tell me to read the article when they themselves haven't read the comment thread where I admit that I should have read the article.
Let's consider the reality of that for moment, shall we?
Because Dave Goldberg and Flowergirl Physicist are never around when the Internet vomits up all kinds of misconceptions about physics and what it can do, I, as an aging, lowly, ex-physics major with delusions of grandeur, have elected to step up and build an FAQ to give succinct answers to questions that are…
I may have to finally break down and post some comments to you. It's not the gadget news that actually interests me (Because that's just consumerism and therefore dull.) it's the social impact and futurism articles that interest me.
So this is the start of what might be a series of questions about the future of human society—not human technology, not directly anyway. These are not prompted by anything in the news or some article I might have read.
And no, it isn't about robots!
Don't you just hate it when another commentator, whose political ideology you find deplorable, recommends a comment you made?
And I present it here without comment.
I'm sure a few you have seen these but I cite them here for posterity.
So nearly everyone loves Shaw's no nonsense, cut to the chase delivery, usually at gunpoint, on Person of Interest. She's fun, no doubt! But I'm speaking here as a person who only started following the series in the third season, a few episodes before the Machine Gang took down HR, and I'm wondering if she's really a…