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Frans
Anwerp, Belgium
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Those do both sound interesting. I don't like Windows though. :)
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There's some stuff out there. http://megamek.sourceforge.net/ http://pio.sourceforge.net/ http://triplea.sourceforge.net/ I'm not saying they're tablet-ready or friendly though. Regarding developers flocking to Apple, they could be interested in reading this: http://www.quirksmode.org/blog/archives/2010/03/the_payment_arg.html :P
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Of course that still doesn't make any kind of case for an iPad — merely for some kind of tablet. One that's cheaper and isn't just an iPod Touch with a large screen, specifically.
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@Maria: "I'd say that being an atheist in itself does not take away the fear of death (or to be more precise the fear of losing a life you are now acutely aware off and can't think away, not being dead per se)." While I've never been religious, I'd say that being religious would take away the fear of death. After all, you will just go on living for eternity... Being an atheist means you decide to acknowledge the facts and you learn to live with them.
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Hey Wil, Your blog doesn't seem to do trackbacks? I figured I'd mention that I wrote a sort of response to this post.
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I recently discovered your weblog and books through my wife, and after listening to a couple of episodes a day—one episode is roughly equivalent to going from and to my home—I turned to your historical RFB podcasts for a "fresh" supply. I definitely enjoyed that quite a bit as well. I'd say that this whole podcast thing is also great advertising, because I'm definitely considering to buy the audio version of Just A Geek now, even though we do own a paper copy of the book (that I haven't read yet). Also, I've heard you talk about people disliking Wesley in the podcasts. I just figured I'd say that I did like him when I was a 6-10 years old kid—or so, I don't remember precisely when it aired on Dutch TV. At the time I had to rely on subtitles, but when I watched the entire series of TNG a couple of years ago I had the impression that when Wesley was somewhat annoying, he was was seldom alone. Or in other words, the plot tended to be weaker all round, but Patrick Stewart was saved by, well, being Patrick Stewart—most of the other characters didn't have that luxury.
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