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"The checks and balances of democratic governments were invented because humans themselves realized how unfit they were to govern themselves. They needed a system, yes. An industrial age machine.
Without the use of computing machines they had to arrange themselves in crude structures that formalized decision-making. A highly imperfect and unstable solution." — Helios, Deus Ex (2000)

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As a P.S. to the whole "towns named Fucking and Petting relatively near to each other exist": Someone came up with this route adding two more towns...

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I don't think I can reconcile my misanthropy

…and then we have Fallout 4 which is a bad RPG, a bad TES, a bad Fallout and an okay-ish shooter.

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I'd say both games are very good, just very different despite the obvious similarities.

Ironically when I played Fallout 3 back in the day, I expected more Fallout 1/2 and got disappointed initially. I learned to enjoy the TES side of it afterwards. Now I was playing Fallout: New Vegas expecting more Fallout 3 and got disappointed again.

TL:DR: If you liked Fallout 1 & 2, play Fallout: New Vegas. If you liked The Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3 will be right up your alley.

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I'm close to finishing : New Vegas, so here's a few of my thoughts about F:NV and Fallout 3:

Fallout: New Vegas is a quite decent Fallout but only a passable game. The exploration is lacking but the quests do feel falloutey. I barely need to use my gun, most of the problems can be solved more or less peacefully.

On the other hand, Fallout 3 was a great Bethesda game but a very poor Fallout. The exploration was great but most quests boil down to a shootout.

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Search engines should be the business of libraries, not companies.

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Twitter evolved from IM status messages, i.e. you had a contacts list, and under every contact, you could see what the contact was currently up to. Twitter took that idea and made the statuses persist after you changed them and allowed you to browse them. Now with #fleets... you have a list of your contacts each displaying what the contact is currently up to...

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remember: the only way to be sure that a company is not collecting your data is if there is no way that they could've had it in the first place

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Overall, which one would you use?

Please boost.

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Local bigot wonders if 1 unit of Solving Racism™ is worth 100 units of Breaking a Bunch of Software People are Relying On™

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