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BioWare On Why Making a Blockbuster Game Is a Poor Goal

BabyDave Re:"small scale MMO"? Jumbo shrimp! (192 comments)

Bonus points for the first person to make an MMO where all the characters are photons, and refer to it as "Masslessly-Mulitplayer"

more than 4 years ago
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Man Claims 84% of Facebook, Gets Order Blocking Assets

BabyDave Re:Not Facebook! (326 comments)

"Give me a few of your tired, some of your poor, and a reasonable proportion of your huddled masses ..."

more than 4 years ago
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NetApp Threatens Sellers of Appliances Running ZFS

BabyDave Re:ZFS was developed and trademarked by Sun (231 comments)

It's about patents - NetApp claim that ZFS contains their patented technology (that NetApp incorporated into their WAFL filesystem).

more than 4 years ago
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Could the Tumbleweed Rover Dominate Mars?

BabyDave Re:Footprints? (105 comments)

Don't be silly, those are obviously the footprints of the Martian gorillas.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Android — a Universe of Incompatible Devices

BabyDave Re:Just like desktop linux. (636 comments)

To be fair, an SSH client/terminal emulator isn't exactly stretching the limits of Windows APIs, as compared to e.g. GTA 4.

more than 4 years ago
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Kodak Sues Apple & RIM Over Preview In Cameras

BabyDave Patent number in Kodak press release (285 comments)

Kodak press release containing the patent number - 6,292,218 - and also stating that Kodak has won a ruling that the patent is valid and relevant in a similar case against Samsung.

more than 4 years ago
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Mark Cuban's Plan To Kill Google

BabyDave Re:illegal? (773 comments)

Not to be confused with "Tortoise interference", which severely disrupted the 2009 hare-racing world championship.

more than 4 years ago
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Lost Northwest Pilots Were Trying Out New Software

BabyDave Slight misunderstanding by the journalist (518 comments)

They were actually having a flamewar on LKML about what the best scheduler for the Linux kernel is.

more than 4 years ago
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Sun Plans Security Coprocessor For New Ultrasparc

BabyDave Difference from the T1/T2 on-chip cryptography? (59 comments)

As I understand it, the T1 and T2 chips both have on-chip crypto accelerators (one per core) already - what's the difference with the Rainbow Falls version?

more than 5 years ago
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Global Warming To Be Put On Trial?

BabyDave Re:King Canute tried and failed (1100 comments)

<pedantry>I assume that you RTF link, and realised that the point Canute was making was that even the king couldn't make the tide turn on his command.</pedantry>

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Successfully Tests Orion's New Crew Escape System

BabyDave Re:Oh the possibilities (64 comments)

I used to wonder it the Windows 98 Critical Update Notification Utility was originally going to have been a Tool.

Also, Sun supply the Solaris Crash Analysis Tool, and trust me - if you're googling for the documentation, make sure you turn Safe Search on ...

more than 5 years ago
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New PHP Interpreter Finds XSS, Injection Holes

BabyDave Re:Already made one (66 comments)

/me turns on short_open_tag in php.ini, then cackles maniacally ...

more than 5 years ago
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US Trustee Asks To Send SCO Into Chapter 7

BabyDave Re:Liquify what? (259 comments)

Let's freeze-dry Darl and sell him by the pound.

"Why?"

"Oh, it's got a million and one uses ... [sprinkles down pants] Ah, soothes the fire!"

more than 5 years ago
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Some Large Dinosaurs Survived the K-T Extinction

BabyDave Re:Obvious solution... (269 comments)

"Tyranno-saur-us, but did anyone ... [puts on shades] ... see them?"

[The Who] Bwaaaaaaaaoooo ba ba! (etc)

more than 5 years ago
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Will Oracle Keep Funding Sun's Pet Java Projects?

BabyDave Re:Glassfish is a Must-Have for Oracle (234 comments)

Wasn't that supposedly one of the main reasons that they bought BEA - to get Weblogic to merge with/replace OAS?

more than 5 years ago
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Sci Fi Channel Becoming Less Geek-Centric "SyFy"

BabyDave Re:Congratulations! (798 comments)

Er, which "cheek" do you mean?

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Scrambles To Contain ToS Fallout

BabyDave Re:An echo chamber... (409 comments)

Oops, try that again with a real list (and a slight rewrite) ...

No, it's not that at all. All they're trying to claim is that you can't sue them for copyright infringement for storing your content after you delete your account - i.e. it's more

  1. Write your content on Facebook.
  2. Delete Facebook account.
  3. Publish dead-tree book of your content.
  4. Realise Facebook still has your content available to users (e.g. if you mailed it to your BFF).
  5. Sue Facebook for copyright infringement.
  6. Facebook tell you to get stuffed, because you agreed to licence it to them.

There's more of an issue when 4 is replaced by the following:

4a. Facebook publish a "best of Facebook posts" book, containing your content.

more than 5 years ago
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Facebook Scrambles To Contain ToS Fallout

BabyDave Re:An echo chamber... (409 comments)

No, it's not that at all. All they're trying to claim is that you can't sue them for copyright infringement for storing your content after you delete your account - i.e. it's more 1. Write your content on Facebook. 2. Delete Facebook account. 3. Publish dead-tree book of your content. 4. Realise Facebook still has your content available to users (e.g. if you mailed it to your BFF). 5. Sue Facebook for copyright infringement. 6. Facebook tell you to get stuffed, because you agreed to licence it to them. The issue might more be what happens when 4 is replaced by the following: 4a. Facebook publish a "best of Facebook posts" book, containing your content.

more than 5 years ago
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Flash Cookies, a Little-Known Privacy Threat

BabyDave Can you not just delete the files directly? (225 comments)

On Windows, presumably the shared objects are the files stored in %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects (usually c:\Documents And Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\... ) - can you not just delete the files directly?

more than 5 years ago

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