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New DOOM Game Not Dead: Beta Comes With Wolfenstein Pre-Order

Alter_3d Re:I remember Doom 3. (108 comments)

that was completely intentional.. the goal was to build mood and suspense through the lack of visibility.. they accomplished this. things like the 'duct-tape' mod kind of ruined the atmosphere :(

If that is the case, then why did they made the "duct tape" permanent in the BFG Edition?. I think there are better ways to create suspense.

about 7 months ago

Property Managers Use DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

Alter_3d Re:This is why (234 comments)

Fucking cats are illegal in most states Not true


about 10 months ago

First Gear Mechanism Discovered In Nature

Alter_3d What? (136 comments)

No car analogy?

1 year,9 days

Acer Pulls Back From Windows To Focus On Android and Chromebook

Alter_3d Re:From the ashes into the fire? (253 comments)

Unless of course, they keep running with their blinders on.

Like refusing to reinstate the start menu on Windows 8.1 and forcing that metro crap instead of listening to their customers?

about a year ago

PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

Alter_3d Re:win8 and UEFI (385 comments)

2 different purchases, and subsequent returns. 1 Toshiba, 1 Lenovo 64 bit bios on both

Do you have the models? I still do not believe that Secure Boot cannot be turned off.

about a year ago

PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

Alter_3d Re:win8 and UEFI (385 comments)

WTF are you talking about? Every Win8 branded system I have seen has the option to disable Secure Boot. IIRC Microsoft requires that the computer has the ability to switch it off to grant the Win8-Certified Logo. That is of course, except Windows RT devices, which have nothing to do with what we are talking about.

about a year ago

Motorola Building "Self-Aware" Smartphone

Alter_3d Proposed name (117 comments)

The Motorola Skynet?

about a year ago

Microsoft Reads Your Skype Chat Messages

Alter_3d Fishing URLs? (275 comments)

Damn you Microsoft, what is wrong with fishing?? after this probably hunting URLs will be frowned upon by skype

about a year ago

ZDNet Proclaims "Windows: It's Over"

Alter_3d Re:Correlation vs Causation? (863 comments)

Your "every 2nd Windows OS sucks" logic is flawed, since your list is incomplete. Here is, in my opinion, a more complete list:

Windows 3.0 - Kind of sucked
Windows 3.1 - Great
Windows 95 - Sucked until OSR2. Then it was pretty good.
Windows 98 - Sucked
Windows 98 SE - Great
Windows 2000 - Awesome
Windows ME - Im not even going to comment on this one
Window XP - Sucked until SP2. Then it was awesome
Windows Vista - Sucked and still sucks after 2 service packs
Windows 7 - Awesome
Windows 8 - Great OS underneath a nearly unusable UI

about a year and a half ago

Wiping a Smartphone Still Leaves Data Behind

Alter_3d Re:A contrived test: old phone, old operating syst (155 comments)

The author used the last iPhone (3G) running the last iOS version (4) that would exhibit such behavior. It seems a contrived test. An upgrade to iOS 5 would fix the problem on the 3G. On newer phones the encryption key needed to access the data is destroyed, so the problem never would have occurred.

Sorry, but the iPhone 3G tops out at version 4.1.2. The 3GS, on the other hand, does have support for iOS 6, if I remember correctly.

about a year and a half ago

Galaxy S 4 Dominates In Early Benchmark Testing

Alter_3d Re:Cyanogenmod not on Galaxy S4 (276 comments)

Unfortunately that means you will be stuck with the Android version that comes with your device until Samsung and your carrier decide to upgrade it. That takes a loong time after Google releases updates. I have a Galaxy SII running the latest version of Android (4.2.2), but if I had not rooted it and switched ROMs, it would be running 4.0.4.

about a year and a half ago

Darling: Run Apple OS X Binaries On Linux

Alter_3d Re:How long before... (255 comments)

... Apple sues this developer into oblivion?

FTFY... when has trigger happy Apple required loopholes to sue?

about 2 years ago

Critic Cites Revenge of the Sith As "Generation's Greatest Work of Art"

Alter_3d Re:Greater Artist (376 comments)

I once knew a kid who, whether through a mental disability or through general weirdness, liked to smear his poop around places in public. I would consider him a greater artist than George Lucas, except for the fact his works could be considered an imitation of Revenge of the Sith.

Michael Bay?

Oh, you said greater artist.... never mind

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Geekiest Way To Cook a Turkey?

Alter_3d Re:What's the hottest running CPU? (447 comments)

I'm not sure what is the current champion, but probably the most infamous ones were the Prescott P4 and the Nvidia Geforce 5800 AKA Dustbuster

about 2 years ago

In the 2012 U.S. presidential election:

Alter_3d Re:Vote (707 comments)

Why not Zoidberg!?

Because Bender won

about 2 years ago

Best reader-submitted /. logo of October 2012?

Alter_3d Some other logo (137 comments)

What, no mention of OMG Ponies???

about 2 years ago

Journalist Arrested In Greece For Publishing List of Possible Tax-Evaders

Alter_3d Re:Tax records (344 comments)

Agreed, however most criminals aren`t going for a lot. If they can take a couple of LED TVs, basic jewelry and assorted crap, its worth for them.

about 2 years ago

Best Trek Captain?

Alter_3d Missing option (618 comments)

Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart !!!

about 2 years ago

Linus Torvalds Will Answer Your Questions

Alter_3d Re:Frustrations (460 comments)

I was not attacking your question. I was poking a little fun a the whole Linux-GNU/Linux controversy, and remembered reading sometime ago on Wikipedia about Linus' opinion on the matter, where he said using the name GNU/Linux was "ridiculous".


about 2 years ago


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