@Yoda: 5up! How much did you pay for IQ?
Grim, the scary thing is that Romney was actually, in his own mind, being on topic when he said that wrt reducing gun violence.
Also I think LGBT stuff is coming up less because it's not immediately relevant to job creation, which is the big focus right now. Or something.
Is it wrong that I really have no idea what I pay in income taxes?
Anyway, I modded Phantasy Star 2 so that Monomate/Dimate/Trimates now restore TP instead of HP. I also learned some stuff about how computers work in the process. SCIENCE IS FUN.
And I'm also more convinced that CS programs are doing students a massive disservice by not giving them information on how lower level shit actually works in a PC. Then again, much like job creation in relation to gay marriage, .NET is just a lot sexier than anything that requires you to get closer to the metal.
And it's not that I don't like high-level, managed languages -- I have whole binders full of Lua and LISP. They're really fantastic in terms of WHAT they let you do and how expressive they are, and unwed 68000 assembly begets nothing but violence. But it's a lot easier to write really bad high-level code if you don't actually know what might be going on under the surface.
Which is why I get on Steam and they have games that are blatantly made to look like MSX games, and do a damn good job of looking EXACTLY like MSX games, and inexplicably need a GPU with 512 megs of VRAM to run. It's like seriously? I mean yeah I get why something like Rayman Origins needs a modern video card to run (Oh wait, it doesn't), but when you're NOT going for really hi-res art with a lot of fancy scaling routines, and you somehow manage to bring an otherwise decent system to its knees with excessive particle effects and pixel shaders... REALLY?.
I'm looking at you too, AGEOD. Then again I'm pretty sure they use the GPU to do non-graphical calculations. Because they're French.
Fuck I have to do laundry.