How the teams performed against each other is the decider after goal differential, so since US beat Ghana, US would go on. If the teams tied each other (e.g. if Portugal somehow manages to tie points and GD) then it comes down to how many goals total were scored by the team. » 6/23/14 8:45am 6/23/14 8:45am

They mention battlefield and its problems a lot, but never once mention Sim City... it seems like they may have missed an important learning opportunity. Sim City was way more of a disaster than Battlefield, but maybe they're just hoping we've forgotten (it's been more than a year after all) and don't want to remind… » 6/19/14 1:21pm 6/19/14 1:21pm

Well, Disney already gave the Grimm fairytales this sort of treatment, and now the disney versions are beloved classics and most Americans don't know the originals. Making child-friendly versions of dark stories is a huge part of what they've built their empire on. Personally I prefer the original fairytales, and I… » 6/18/14 8:11pm 6/18/14 8:11pm

Pigs can be trained to be obedient, like a dog. They can respond to voice commands and play. They can be protective. They are also significantly more intelligent than dogs (and by some measures, 3 year-old humans), and many people are very fond of their pet pigs. So if you eat pigs and are fine with that, you aren't… » 6/18/14 2:33pm 6/18/14 2:33pm

Selling stollen goods is illegal regardless of whether it's stolen from a soldier or a heroin addict; the occupation of the victim has no legal bearing (and I would argue little moral bearing either). If the family refuses to return the dog I don't think they will have any legal legs to stand on. The owner did not… » 6/18/14 8:35am 6/18/14 8:35am

So when game developers use a micro-transaction model to squeeze extra money out of players it's a bad thing and they're ruining the game, but when modders and server owners use a micro-transaction model to squeeze extra money out of players it is vital to the game's community and the developer is ruining the game by… » 6/17/14 8:06pm 6/17/14 8:06pm

Do you have any advice for guys curious about starting to wear makeup? I only ever wore makeup in theatre productions, and even then I mostly let ladies do it for me, but now I'm interested in using (very slight/non-noticeable) foundation to cover up some of the imperfections left on my skin by teen acne. I mostly… » 6/14/14 5:48pm 6/14/14 5:48pm

There is a clear distinction between rebels, mercenaries and members of a foreign military. These actors are fairly clearly either mercenaries or members of the Russian military, not Ukrainian rebels. It's only a rebellion when it's against your own country's government, otherwise it's plain ol' war. » 6/14/14 5:27pm 6/14/14 5:27pm

Um, neurodevelopmental refers to mental development (yes there is a distinction between brain and mind, but it's pretty minor, and the two go together, so a development in one is a development in another), and a disorder is a type of illness, so any neurodevelopmental disorder is a type of mental illness. » 5/24/14 10:17pm 5/24/14 10:17pm