I admit that if it wasn't for Counter-Strike Source, where I can legally kill the very people that cause my stress, I would have went ape shit by now on some rude customer at work. I'll come home some nights, very upset, even walked off the job once because it was just too much grief for too little pay. Then I pop in… » 1/12/15 2:42pm 1/12/15 2:42pm

That's what happened around here. I used to buy things from pawn shops and even repair stuff to sell to the pawn shops. I was making $500-$600 a week doing that working just 3 days repairing and 2 days selling. These days I can't even get enough from a pawn shop to cover the cost of parts, much less make a profit.… » 1/10/15 5:34pm 1/10/15 5:34pm

AI accidents are already a part of life. Phones running modern versions of Android or iOS have a rather sophisticated AI built into them. This type of AI is one part pre-programmed and one part learning machine. It works together with all the other copies of itself to get better at anticipating what we want and… » 1/09/15 6:43am 1/09/15 6:43am

I think it would be sensible to consider context instead of offense in this case. If the robot was created for or ordered to purchase illegal substances then you may as well have done it yourself. If the robot attempts to anticipate that you want or need such drugs but you did not order it to acquire them, then I'm… » 1/03/15 1:02am 1/03/15 1:02am

A long time ago I abused a similar trick in EverQuest. It was when normal groups began to do instances in Gates of Discord. I was a raider so I was already able to solo inside those instances, was actually my favorite solo spot since it has no reset timer if you failed and had plenty of undead to use my anti-undead… » 1/03/15 3:21am 1/03/15 3:21am

It is amazing what your skin can hold with only vague hints. I had a white mark near an abscess I had taken care of for a couple years. It was like a patch of skin that no matter what wouldn't tan but otherwise looked like healthy skin, in winters you couldn't even see the patch because no tan last the whole winter… » 12/29/14 11:30pm 12/29/14 11:30pm