That's a bit more true than you might expect, but not the workers' own fault. The contracts on cruise ships tend to be incredibly shitty, and people clock up to work sick because there's a serious threat of being fired, or at least not getting the contract renewed if you're not at work every day. And the end result is… » 11/17/14 8:29am Monday 8:29am

Out of all the theories, Big Crunch has pretty definitely disproved. There are many other scenarios that are still uncertain, but that one has pretty much been ruled out. There are many theories in the scientific sense of the word, that are based on the calculations from the available evidence, but there isn't enough… » 11/17/14 5:15am Monday 5:15am

No. Just no. First of all, sending a single kilogram of material into low orbit is exorbitantly expensive, and beyond Earth's gravity well even more so. And you are suggesting launching what are essentially kinetic dirty bombs straight up our atmosphere along with tons upon tons of rocket fuel. Can you see the… » 11/14/14 3:33pm 11/14/14 3:33pm

When it comes to the Colossal Titan, literally the only advantage it would have is its ability to appear and disappear as it pleases due to its spoileriffic true nature. In itself it's a pretty useless behemoth that can barely walk due to its mass, much less put up a serious fight. Its only job is to kick through the… » 11/14/14 10:43am 11/14/14 10:43am

While Dragon Age has a neat and functional setting, I find it too derivative from other, better works to be terribly memorable in its own right; it's the fun characters that draw me into the DA games more than the world, which feels more like an afterthought in the developers' minds. Bioware has always been better at… » 11/13/14 4:18pm 11/13/14 4:18pm

Except that those workers could quit, move out and work somewhere else — at least in theory. Finding work in the first place was quite the chore for menial workers who were treated as interchangeable machines by the industrialists. And that's the ticket to understanding capitalism; leave it unchecked, and it becomes » 11/13/14 5:25pm 11/13/14 5:25pm

Well, he's half right. The Blight turns people into ghouls that serve the Darkspawn. The Grey Wardens are basically high functioning ghouls due to the ritual where they ingest Darkspawn blood and become immune to the Blight for a few decades before the side effects kick in. » 11/13/14 4:08pm 11/13/14 4:08pm

Richard Dawkins put it rather aptly when he said that Creationists worship the God of the Gaps. Every time there is a gap in the scientific evidence, they cling to it like cockroaches, unable to comprehend how it can be crossed through rationale based on the evidence that does exist. And more importantly, when… » 11/13/14 3:02pm 11/13/14 3:02pm