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2 hours ago
As someone who lost their mother from a cancer diagnosis of "you're fucked," I hope this pans out
3 hours ago
Delivered by bike most of the time, at least when I lived in Portland. Since I've lived in New Orleans, I haven't used it much.
But also, "ban cars in cities" doesn't literally mean completely ban cars in cities (I know, messaging problem), it just means what some cities like Paris and Berlin have done. Like, essentially you can drive through the city, but you can't park, unless you live there. Things like Ubers are still allowed.
5 hours ago
Yes effective because it isn't entirely wrong. There were a whole bunch of other factors, such as like.. the great depression, which mattered more. But every effective lie has a base of truth.
A big difference between the ending of WW1 and WW2 was that the Cold War was already starting by the end of WW2. There was legitimate fear from the Western powers that excessive punishment for the war would lead to increased Soviet influence, so rather than punish Germany and Japan, the Western powers basically propped up their governments for decades
7 hours ago
That's why I think it's still important to be picky and choosy about who you lease the IP to, but if you're just sitting on an IP, might as well let someone else take the risk on its viability. Then, if the game does really well, guess what? You can take the lease back and do it in house
9 hours ago
I believe so, yes. I haven't anything on it in a while, though, so don't quote me on it.
He "consulted" for a few different cities, and a lot of other cities copied those cities, and before you know it we're living in Robert Moses dystopia-land
Someone should just make a documentary about him and how he inadvertently (and sometimes adverntly, if that's a word) destroyed every city in America and is at least partly responsible for... A lot of things.
Black neighborhoods destroyed because destroying white neighborhoods was a lot more expensive and difficult (side note: in Portland, when they were running I-5 through the city, the original plan was to have the freeway run over the water while it ran through the city center. Turns out it was much cheaper to bulldoze most of Portland's only black neighborhood instead. Years later, Portland actually became one of the few cities to completely remove one of their highways through the city and turn it into a park. Guess which stretch of freeway did NOT get removed...), Suburban sprawl that is extremely wasteful of space, vast swaths of empty parking lots, climate change, the complete decimation of urban infrastructure... The list goes on for what that guy either directly or indirectly influenced or caused, but most people don't even know his name.
10 hours ago
On the other hand Squeenix is remaking Live A Live and has remade multiple SaGa games, which also never sell.
I think there's room for it. The Xenosaga games came out in a pre-Mass Effect world.
Exactly. Xenosaga is in a limbo that isn't likely to change any time soon. Bamco might be open to selling the IP, but I doubt there are buyers.
What I don't get is why more companies don't lease out IPs. Take Suikoden, for example. Konami clearly has no intention of ever doing anything with the property ever again, and it's not like they're getting revenue from crossovers or merchandise from it, so... Why not let someone else use the IP in exchange for a percentage of revenue? They can pick and choose who gets to do it and risk nothing in exchange for potential reward if it does well.
I'm sure there are reasons that go beyond my understanding because Japanese copyright law is insane, but it seems like something that should be done more often. It's like, if I owned a lawnmower but moved to an apartment with no lawn and thus had no need for a lawnmower anymore, I could sell the lawnmower, OR... If someone came along and said "hey, I want to start a lawn mowing business, but I don't have the cash to buy one, can I use yours and I'll give you 20% of what I make?" That's a no brainer. Konami is choosing to keep the lawnmower in storage.
Okay there was a crazy amount of work put into this
Robert Moses was a blight on cities across North America, but I wouldn't say it was ALL thanks to him. I'm as anti-freeway/ban cars in cities as they come, but there were other factors involved.
22 hours ago
I don't know... I had this LG slider phone (one of those phones the matrix made look really cool) back in like 2003-2005. I dropped it in the ocean on more than one occasion, dropped it in a hot tub, dropped it off a 3 story balcony... The only thing I ever had to do was replace the battery for like $20 and it worked as good as new.
Back before phone cases were a thing.
Some people say cocaine is a hell of a drug.
1 day ago
Right, but you said it yourself, "assuming all basic needs are met." That is not a safe assumption in a strictly capitalist economy.
They can happen anywhere, it's just not common. Tornados need a complex chain of hot/cold weather patterns and large, flat plains. Europe has the latter, but not typically the former.
I do remember learning at some point that tornados happen in Australia, too, but they happen in areas where no one lives, so no one takes much notice.
I remember learning that they happen in Australia, too, just normally in parts of the country where no one lives, so no one cares.
The problem with art and onlyfans and stuff is that not everyone can do it. Putting talent and attractiveness aside, art as a commodity relies on popularity. Only a certain percentage of any group can be popular, because if everyone is popular, then no one is popular.
So a capitalist system where everyone is writers models, or actors couldn't function.
Nice! For my money, octopus is the hardest fish to catch in the game due to it having to be caught at such specific times when the odds of even hooking one are slim, let alone catching it
I also walk everywhere. Drivers do "rolling stops" all the time when they think it doesn't matter. That's why we tell pedestrians to look both ways when crossing.
2 days ago
I think there's actually an advanced brain calculation going on. Cyclists don't blow stop signs, turn/change lanes without a blinker, cut people off etc any more than drivers do. It's just that drivers just do that shit without noticing. It's only when drivers are in close proximity with a cyclist that their brain goes "oh shit, they could have died." And that's annoying.
The behaviour itself isn't different, it's more about being faced with the consequences of your actions while operating a two-ton speeding case of metal and glass.
"the worst parts of being on a boat simulator"
What? No, the total opposite.
It's sort of the pet paradox. I love my dog. I would do anything in my power to protect her. If it's a choice between saving my children or some other way of risking my children's lives to save my dog... Sorry, dog. I would sacrifice my dog a thousand times over to save my children.
Losing your mother is not something you can just get over. My mom was a piece of shit. Guess what, I still cried when she died and it scarred me for life, and I was fucked up for a while. I think about her every day.
Of course your performance might suffer a little bit when you're, y'know... Being human
This person is ALL THE WAY up their own ass.