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WoW On an iPad Via Gaikai

BarMonger Re:Meaningless. (121 comments)

He never moves the character around, all he does is show the interface and type some text. You aren't playing the game if you cannot move your character.

more than 4 years ago

Verizon CEO Says "We Will Hunt Heavy Users Down"

BarMonger Re:What is he basing his opinion on? (738 comments)

Did you even read past the point were you cut off the quote?

I don't believe that the US will ever get mobile internet everywhere, because the US has such a large amount of land not even close to an urban area.
Western Europe does not have that "problem" because we are a lot more densely populated.

Doesn't make our network better, I'm just pointing out a major difference in the infrastructure of them.

more than 4 years ago

Verizon CEO Says "We Will Hunt Heavy Users Down"

BarMonger What is he basing his opinion on? (738 comments)

Ask any European if they're not somewhat envious of the advancements of smartphone technology in the US. So it just seems to me this is just not even close.

We are not even a little envious. In fact, the use of smartphones in the US is considered somewhat of a joke. The iPhone, although pretty and easy to use, was a couple of steps backwards functionality wise.
And were does he think all the latest smartphones (WinMobile, Android, Symbians) are coming from? HTC isn't US, neither is Nokia. And Google Nexus was produced by HTC.

We have high speed mobile internet everywhere, something the US will never have, considering the fact that the US is so much larger and less densely populated.

If you look at Europe, they publish penetration rates of 150 (percent), 160 (percent), 170 percent meaning that people have more than one phone, two phones, three phones.

You know why? Roaming rates are so high. My guess is you probably have two or three different phones to carry to—to use in different countries because your roaming rates are so high. And you say, yes.

No, it's because everyone have at least one phone, just as the numbers indicate. Some people (myself included) have more than one phone because we use them for different purposes (work/personal for me, some kids have one phone on prepaid and another on a regular subscription).
I've never heard of anyone buying a second phone to use in another country.

But those are the people we will throttle and we will find them and we will charge them something else.

Fuck you.

more than 4 years ago

2010 AL30, Asteroid Or Space Junk, To Pay a Close Visit

BarMonger Re:Two days? (136 comments)

Why would you need to stock up and get to high ground, for an object this small?
It will most likely be destroyed in the atmosphere upon entry, should it "hit" the Earth.

more than 4 years ago

You Won't Recognize the Internet in 2020

BarMonger What's new? (421 comments)

Indeed, the United States is building the world's largest virtual network lab across 14 college campuses and two nationwide backbone networks

Isn't that how the Internet, we have now, started? So what has changed, except for reinventing the whole thing?

more than 4 years ago

Danish Prostitutes Offer Free Climate Summit Sex

BarMonger Re:Publicity stunt... (23 comments)

I've had successful relationships with longer distances between points.

Not very successful if you have to refer to them in multiples and in the past tense..

more than 4 years ago

Man "Beats" World of Warcraft

BarMonger Re:I beat it ages ago (655 comments)

I never understood how it came to that conclusion. A huge thermonuclear war would 'kill all humans'. Isn't that the ultimate goal of any artificial intelligence?

more than 4 years ago

Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table

BarMonger Re:Still guilty (327 comments)

still pretty much the same, with some differences of course.

What? Is that your argument?
That they are similar but different?

How is that different than any other legal system in the world? They are all similar but different, that's the whole basis of law.

more than 4 years ago

Pirate Bay Shuts Down Tracker, Switches To Distributed Hash Table

BarMonger Re:Still guilty (327 comments) least not in Scandinavia..

What do you mean by that? You are aware that "Scandinavia" is actually three different countries with three different sets of laws, right?
Here in Denmark we do not have the same laws as the Swedes do. And since Norway isn't even a member of the EU, some parts of Danish and Swedish law is very different than Norwegian law.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon

BarMonger Re:Still can't uninstall? (275 comments)

Is this a failed attempt at trolling?

It's a PLUGIN, not an ADD-ON. There is no way to uninstall ANY Plugins in Firefox. You can disable Add-Ons, you can uninstall Add-Ons and you can disable Plugins. But you cannot uninstall Plugins from within Firefox. Firefox simply loads all files in a specific Internet Plugins folder (not a Firefox-only plugin folder) and if it detects a plugin, it uses it.

Delete the file and you're good to go.

Someone should mod parent up.
You cannot uninstall plug-ins, no matter who releases them or how they were installed, from inside the Firefox add-on panel.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon

BarMonger Re:Still can't uninstall? (275 comments)

I can uninstall my .Net plug-in from within the standard FF add-ons panel just fine.
I don't know about the WPF one, I don't have that installed at work.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon

BarMonger Re:Isn't this a good thing? (275 comments)

Mozilla is taking Microsoft's word that these plugins, which install in their software without notice, don't have any vulnerabilities and are working just fine.

Just like every other plugin on the market. Apparently the .Net plug-in isn't vulnerable, the WPF one is.
I know we like to bash Microsoft here, but the plug-in safety process (in FF) seems to work fine.
How do you know that there aren't unknown vulnerabilities in another plug-in somewhere?

Microsoft's plugins should be required to behave as every other responsible plugin. It shouldn't install with stealth, there should be a way to easily disable, and there should be a way to easily uninstall.

You disable it by going to Tools > Add-ons > .Net plugin -> click either 'Disable' or 'Uninstall'
I works fine for me, I just uninstalled the plugin.

And Microsoft aren't the only ones who install by stealth. I don't remember installing Nokias 'PC Sync2 synchronisation' extension. It just installed itself with some other software.

more than 4 years ago

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon

BarMonger Isn't this a good thing? (275 comments)

Now I'll admit that there are only a few posts above mine, but already they are generally negative. Which I don't get.
Isn't this a good thing?

Microsoft releases a couple of Firefox plug-ins.
A security vulnerability was discovered in the plug-ins.
Mozilla disables the plug-ins.
Microsoft and Mozilla has a talk about the the vulnerability and it appears that one of the plug-ins aren't vulnerable.
The plug-in is re-enabled.

As far as I can tell, this is the system working properly.

more than 4 years ago

Federal Judge Orders Web Site to Remove Robots.txt

BarMonger What? (8 comments)

I have no idea what this is about, where's the english summary?

more than 4 years ago

Dev Discusses Upcoming Spy-MMO, The Agency

BarMonger Oh, the boring grind awaits.. (75 comments)

For your next mission, I want you to collect 12 pictures of supermarkets, 14 mysterious hats and a lost 'spys briefcase'..

Intel gathering MMO? Really?

more than 4 years ago

Computer-Based System To Crack Down On Casino Card Counters

BarMonger Re:Burly Dude (597 comments)

I would assume they call the police and have you removed from their premises

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Claims Woman "Opted In" To Faux Email Stalking

BarMonger Re:Yep (667 comments)

Maybe, but terrifying sure is. Victims of stalking find that they are incapable of doing day-to-day things. The lady had a legitimate fear, she told her friends, then she later was ridiculed for those fears. This is all the fault of Toyota.

I for one hope that she wins the whole $10 million. Maybe only that way will dumb-ass marketers start *thinking* about what they do!

How is terrifying worth $10 million? Even if she is too scared to work a single day for the rest of her life, she wouldn't have lost that much money. Or even half of it.
If she's around 30 years old (with around 35 years left to work) and earns about $6k a month (sounds reasonable to me, I have no idea how much you make in the US), that equals around $2.5 million. No way in hell is whatever terror she suffered during those two months worth three times the wage she's going to earn for the rest of her life.

I've never understood how the "damages" you can sue for in the US doesn't have to reflect the real damages you suffer in any way.

more than 4 years ago

The Ultimate Limit of Moore's Law

BarMonger Re:Subspace FTL field (418 comments)

It's been commonly done since the early 24th century.

Hubert Farnsworth: That's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2208

more than 4 years ago

FOSS Sexism Claims Met With Ire and Denial

BarMonger Re:let me get this straight (1255 comments)

Being called a "homosexual" is "abuse"?

Yes it is. If the person calling him a homosexual means it in an abusive way.
Just like being called a coward, even if he is a coward. Or when you call an idiot, an idiot. It's still abuse.

more than 4 years ago

'09 Malibu Vs. '59 Bel Air Crash Test

BarMonger Re:Classic Cars (496 comments)

Why would the pointlessly ruin a 1959 Belair? It's not like they make those anymore.

Why would they pointlessly ruin a 2009 Malibu? In 3 months, it's not like they make those anymore.

more than 4 years ago


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