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#41 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

Instead of games being harder, they should be more realistic. Pay $40 for the game, plug it in or load it... Practice in the practice round. Then play the game. When you get shot the first time, the disc self destructs. Want to play again, go buy another copy.

Never understood the concept of getting killed, and then keep on playing.


Games have their place. Everyone deserves some downtime on occasion. Sometimes I'll read a book, watch some tv or play a game. I know I wouldn't want to have one shot at a game and never be able to play it again without shelling out another $40. I know it's not reality.

It actually has been a useful skill for some people. Piloting a ROV uses a lot of gaming skills, though the lag is a bit extreme going back and forth to Mars.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:19 PM

It actually has been a useful skill for some people. Piloting a ROV uses a lot of gaming skills, though the lag is a bit extreme going back and forth to Mars.


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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:57 AM

Instead of games being harder, they should be more realistic. Pay $40 for the game, plug it in or load it... Practice in the practice round. Then play the game. When you get shot the first time, the disc self destructs. Want to play again, go buy another copy.

Never understood the concept of getting killed, and then keep on playing.


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#44 OFFLINE   djlong

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 06:20 AM

SayWhat?: The "search for ET" stuff IS privately funded. That's SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) and I've been participating in it for quite a few years.

And "Disband NASA"? Without getting into the usual list of reasons for keeping it or pointing out how little it costs this country (ok, just one, compare the Going-To-Iraq budget with the Going-Into-Space budget), I'll just ask that you realize that no program has 100% public support. Your useless expenditure is someone else's investment.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 07:02 AM

Disband NASA?

1. NASA's entire budget is 0.48% of the federal budget.
2. Actual cost of the Mars mission was $2.5 billion over 8 years, not $100 billion. That's a shade over $300 million a year.
3. We spend $300 million a day in Afghanistan.

Let's bring my my friends, cousins and their friends home and "get [our] asses to Mars" as they said in the original Total Recall. We'd have another Mars probe every 8 days.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

We need to start a bit smaller. A moon base. We should launch to Mars from the moon. Less fuel.

It's interesting that the cost of the Mars mission is basically the cost to replace one of the bridges in my area. It does need replaced, but interesting that for the same price, you can build something to go across the Ohio River, or go to Mars.




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