In Case of Zombies, Develop!

My wife says I’m always running across weird, but true stuff.  For her, of course, that’s what makes it so weird (that it’s true stuff). 😄

But I don’t know if I agree with her.  I think the stuff I find is perfectly normal.  In fact, before this article is over, I’ll prove it!

Read this article (as an example) and see for yourself.

Yesterday, “Amazon Web Services” released a new game development tool called “LumberYard”.  And like all software, this development tool has its License Agreement (what you can and can not do with it).

This is not a game mind you, but a development tool for coders (programmers) who wish to use it to development new games, etc..  Keep this in mind, as you read this excerpt from it (Section 57.10) and again, you tell me:

57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.

So in the event of a Zombie Apocalypse, don’t worry about those pesky restrictions, guys!  If flesh eating zombies are attacking your town and you use this tool to deploy missiles at them more accurately or something, don’t worry!  Amazon will NOT sue you later!  Um, that’s if you survive, of course.

So anyway, there!  A perfectly normal, every day, pedestrian story, right?  Doesn’t everybody note what’s allowed and what’s not allowed with their products during a Zombie Apocalypse?

Btw, if the cops start shooting zombies and killing them during such an apocalypse, will we end up having to deal with a “Zombie Lives Matter” group?  And if so, who will sing the activist, anti-cop song at Super Bowl 51?

I would say probably, yes!  And if we do, then I vote for Christopher Walken to sing during the Super Bowl 51 Half-Time Show!  I think zombies will just naturally gather ’round him as their leader anyway.

Another thing to wonder, is whether or not non-zombie persons (zombies just call them, “food”), will protest afterward, shouting; “All lives matter!”.

But of course, the zombies would see that statement as being non-inclusive, because, well, they’re zombies and they’re dead.  No offense to any zombies reading this, but you have to admit; you are dead after all.

Of course, being dead does call into question the whole “Zombie Lives Matter” thing.  But that’s a rabbit hole we probably shouldn’t go down.  At least not today.

Well, I guess that’s about it for now on the whole zombie thing.

And what have we learned?

1) Zombies matter.
2) Zombies like football.
3) Christopher Walken is their leader.

And like I said, this was nothing more than a perfectly normal discussion, on a perfectly normal subject.  I mean after all, we’re hearing about zombies all the time these days, as well as seeing them on the screen, so what topic could be more normal than that, right?  And that means that there’s nothing weird about Amazon including that clause in their License Agreement, right?

I don’t know what my wife is talking about!

P.S.: You didn’t think I would be able to pull of make the “Zombie Apocalype” a normal thing to talk about, did ya?! ;)

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