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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

88NoSoup4U88 Makes perfect sense. (376 comments)

Alamo Drafthouse's policy seems to make perfect sense. They also have a very strict policy with regards to cell phones (and even better commercials ;-) ), so it would only make sense for them to extend the ban to other devices that distract from the viewing.

about 6 months ago
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Gaming Legends Discuss Using Kickstarter For Their Next Projects

88NoSoup4U88 CLANG? (112 comments)

It seems a bit unfair to throw CLANG into the mix with these games:
CLANG was started by the author Neil Stephenson, and people are surprised how, by golly, the guy doesn't know the intricacies of game development (and its costs)?
I found it incredibly strange to see how succesful that Kickstarter was, since it's the same as a reknown gamedesigner asking money to write a book...

The other examples are people who have been veterans in the gamedesign industry, and whereas not automatically flawless, they will at least also know about the possible pitfalls of development.

about a year ago
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How Human Psychology Holds Back Climate Change Action

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Here's what holds ME back. (530 comments)

I work hard. I worry about retirement, about having kids. I can't AFFORD to spend "extra" to go green.

The cheapest and most effective thing you can do is considering to -not- have kids.
Just saying. ;-)

about a year ago
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Why We Should Celebrate Snapchat and Encourage Ephemeral Communication

88NoSoup4U88 Re: Snap What? (140 comments)

Not entirely true: When someone makes a screenshot within the alotted time the picture is visible (the sender can set the amount of time it's visible), you can still make a normal screengrab (only have experience with an iPhone here), but it will notify the sender that a screenshot has been taken. The iPhone does not need to be unlocked for it.

about a year and a half ago
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New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

88NoSoup4U88 The reason why this will happen? (435 comments)

"As a gamer, I'm of two minds about the whole thing. I really don't like it but I may roll over eventually and join the herd because I could get used to it."

And that's your problem right there. Why is everybody expecting that sticking to your principles doesn't need something in return?

about a year and a half ago
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Iran Says It Sent Monkey Into Space and Back

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Pigs in space! (425 comments)

Be sure to watch it until the end: Fantastic :-)

about a year ago
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What You Need To Know About Phone Unlocking

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Isn't banning unlocking anti-competitive ? (321 comments)

25 euros (it was 20 pounds for me in the UK) is ridicilous as an 'administrative fee', and as such it can't be said that the unlocking is 'free'.
I hate it how they're getting away with these overinflated fees :-/

about 2 years ago
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What You Need To Know About Phone Unlocking

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Isn't banning unlocking anti-competitive ? (321 comments)

The dirty thing (at least in the UK) that the providers do is actually -charge- you for giving the unlock code -after- your contract expires.
Since an unlocked phone sells for a bit more in the pawnshops, I wanted it unlocked after my contract ran out.
Vodaphone wanted to charge me 20 pounds for what I considered to be my right to be done for free, so told them to fuck off and unlocked it myself (thought other means).
At first I wanted to fight this extra charge, but figured it would cost me way more personal time, than the actual 20 pounds it would have saved me.
But yeah, very dirty. Then again, even though they were offering me a cheaper subscription for the other phone I bought, I purposedly went with another carrier (but I don't think they lost any sleep over it; I'm assuming that most people will gladly pay the fee to get it unlocked :-( )

about 2 years ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Really!? (231 comments)

I'm reading some of your other comments: Do you ever make anything other than negative unsubstantiated comments?

about 2 years ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Really!? (231 comments)

and to be clear; Nor was any other swearing allowed.

about 2 years ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Really!? (231 comments)

Bullshit: The sentence 'That's so gay' to mean something is bad, only showed its head at the end of the 90's. I'm willing to be proven wrong, so waiting for you to provide some actual proof.
Hell, if something was gay in the olden days, it used to be merry/cheerful.
But as said, willing to be proven wrong...

about 2 years ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Really!? (231 comments)

We experimented with those a few times, but you get people working around that. In the end banning (or kicking) was as much a statement one can make to say it wasn't acceptable on our servers.

about 2 years ago
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EFF Moves To Nix Trademark On "Gaymer"

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Really!? (231 comments)

"Have you ever seen what happens in online games/communities" ; You didn't need to add the rest. It's all part of Gabe's Internet Fuckwad Theory.
Though to be fair; I kinda hate how the word 'gay' (to depict something to be bad) seems to have started in online games (or that's where I first picked it up), and now also seems to be common ground in real life. When I still used to admin a gameserver, I used to explicitly ban people for that (after giving one warning). Seems to be a lot harder to do in real life :-/

about 2 years ago
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Blender 2.65 Released

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Great Renderer, Lousy UI... (93 comments)

Yes, was indeed from 2.4 to 2.5, and was long due.

Right now I'd say that it's a lot easier to use, though for a newbie it still takes some time to get used to the whole swapping around of the left- and right- mousekey.

Blender is one of the few open source tools where in the long run I could see myself permanently switching to it (currently also using 3DSMax/Maya). For now it suits me perfectly for making renders, but game compatibility still seems to be a chore. One of the downsides of it being open source, or better said: free, is that a lot of plugins aren't made commercially, and as such no support is to be expected. It happened a few times over the years where I was working on a game/modification, and a new version of Blender would completely break a plugin (for instance, for properly exporting animated MD3-files), and no official update of said plugin would be made. Thus having to choose between working with an outdated modeling app, or going back to 3DSMax. I hope that the future will bring more dedicated plugin writers; or better, native exporting support for the various games on the market.

about 2 years ago
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Anonymous Hacks Westboro Baptist Church

88NoSoup4U88 Re:In real time, on air. (1061 comments)

They didn't, because that didn't happen.

The above interview took place about a year ago.

about 2 years ago
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Valve Officially Launches TV-Friendly Steam Big Picture Mode

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Valve has a winner (140 comments)

It depends on what you have selected in your Options: You can choose which tab you like to start with. As for myself, with so many one-day-deals going around, I prefer to have the shop open on startup.

about 2 years ago
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Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

88NoSoup4U88 I'm sure... (816 comments)

In a few years we'll see this :-(

about 2 years ago
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Torchlight 2 Release Date: 20 September

88NoSoup4U88 Re:Price drop? (61 comments)

How about 'free'? I still have a copy because, as said by the other commenters, you get a free copy of TL1 with TL2.

more than 2 years ago

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Google Audio Indexing now on Google Labs

88NoSoup4U88 88NoSoup4U88 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

88NoSoup4U88 writes "Nearly two months ago, Google introduced the Google Elections Video Search gadget on iGoogle, a tool that transcribes and indexes the spoken content on YouTube's Politicians channels. Now it's possible to enjoy this technology in a bigger way: They just launched Google Audio Indexing (aka GAudi) in Google Labs. The dedicated site offers more features, such as "search within video" and "sharing," and a more robust user interface."
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The Death of High Fidelity

88NoSoup4U88 88NoSoup4U88 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

88NoSoup4U88 writes "Over the past decade and a half, a revolution in recording technology has changed the way albums are produced, mixed and mastered — almost always for the worse. Producers and engineers call this "the loudness war", and it has changed the way almost every new pop and rock album sounds. By applying dynamic range compression, which reduces the difference between the loudest and softest sounds in a song, the engineers can make the music louder to grab the listeners' attention."
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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Gone Gold

88NoSoup4U88 88NoSoup4U88 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

88NoSoup4U88 writes "The highly anticipated Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has just gone gold, according to a post by Lead Gamedesigner Paul 'Locki' Wedgwood on the Splashdamage forums. "Back in 2003, we started exchanging design ideas with id Software for what started out as a fairly modest attempt to evolve the team-play in Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. Now, four years later, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars has officially gone GOLD!""
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88NoSoup4U88 88NoSoup4U88 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

88NoSoup4U88 writes "From October 11th, Valve will start to weekly update the prices you pay for weapons/equipment based on the market demand in Counter-Strike: Source. This is the first time a FPS tries to simulate the prices through an algorithm, instead of using static (playtested) prices.
I wonder how the (overly critical) CS community will react to this, but I think it will be a good experiment to see if 'virtual markets' like this will add to the gameplay."

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