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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

CFBMoo1 Re:Wrong priorities (253 comments)

"make sure everyone is getting taxed properly - particularly the mega rich."

Who do you think gets in to Congress? The Fox is in the hen house right now and there's a ruckus going on.

about a week ago

5,200 Days Aboard ISS, and the Surprising Reason the Mission Is Still Worthwhile

CFBMoo1 ISS is worth the dollars spent. (219 comments)

I'd argue this given how little a budget has been given to NASA when compared to things like the F-22 and F-35 programs the US Government runs. People who bedevil the space program aren't looking at the big picture of return we've gotten over the years. Yeah they always can do better but they already have done exceptionally well especially when compared to some military defense contractor spending projects that would dwarf NASA and have no return of value other then money spent in someone's district and a product that was substandard and/or delivered late.

about a month ago

Debian Votes Against Mandating Non-systemd Compatibility

CFBMoo1 I'm starting to think... (581 comments)

That SystemD is bad for Linux not because of the technical merits but the political BS drama it's spawning. Technical wise I can see why server admins want to have the fine grain control of their start up through individual scripts. It makes sense to me even though I don't do administration. KISS is the order of the day and flat text files beat out binaries any day. Now for desktops SystemD seems fine to me for people who run out of the box systems.

Honestly the whole thing sounds to be a fix that works better for some things but is getting shoved in to other areas where it isn't needed, wanted, and maybe even detrimental to the operation of other systems. Kinda like when Ubuntu/Gnome went with more touchy modern interfaces on desktops when really it was tablets and phones their interfaces made the most positive impact while negatively effecting others on the desktop.

I think it's time for some people to get over the one size fits all mentality in the Linux community. Obviously other people have problems with it and it's going to end up tearing you apart in the long run while scaring off others who sit on the sides playing with the toys you folks made up to this point. That's going to leave companies like Microsoft grinning like a Cheshire Cat.

about 2 months ago

Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

CFBMoo1 One less game on my list... (473 comments)

I was keeping an eye on this for the single player aspect. That seems to have vanished along with my desire to put any money in to this game. I loved the old version years ago and was looking forward to this being released. Oh well, maybe if they realize that life isn't just multi-player and put single player back in I would consider buying the game again.

about 2 months ago

US Army May Relax Physical Requirements To Recruit Cyber Warriors

CFBMoo1 How could this go wrong? (308 comments)

Dork 1: LOL, I just invaded the Afghanistan instance! Look at em run! LOL!!111
Dork 2: OMG, I zoned in to the Russian instance! I'm so d3ad!!!1

Dork2 has died!
Russian dorks are invading Alaska!

Dork3: Guyz! WTH u m3ss w/teh Russians?!!1 OMG mah base!111LOL
Dork1: U got pwnd! LOL!!11

*Some generals face palm somewhere before the fan gets really dirty*

about 3 months ago

Conservative Groups Accuse FCC of Helping Net Neutrality Advocates File Comments

CFBMoo1 Sounds like a case of... (283 comments)

Initial apathy in looking for help turned in to shock of an outcome and now crying and being a sore loser after the fact while attempting to pass the blame from themselves to the FCC.

about 4 months ago

Fermilab Begins Testing Holographic Universe Theory

CFBMoo1 Universe is a hologram.... (247 comments)

So if we're all photonic organisms who think we are biological carbon based then I'm going to get ready for the invasion by Chaotica's forces.

Here's to you Captain Proton. *Raises a beer*

about 5 months ago

The First Particle Physics Evidence of Physics Beyond the Standard Model?

CFBMoo1 Oh the irony I percieve.... (97 comments)

When people use the biggest of things to see the smallest of things.

about 5 months ago

Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

CFBMoo1 Good for Python. (415 comments)

It's the closest thing you can get to something like BASIC from back in the DOS days on today's computers. Sadly it's not pre-installed with every machine like GW-BASIC was.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Would It Take For You To Buy a Smartwatch?

CFBMoo1 Cell phones aren't enough? (427 comments)

Feel free to wear a smart watch. It's not like your cell phone isn't already telling people where you are even when you think it isn't. Also go ahead and pay for it too, saves me some tax dollars when people pay for their own "spywear" as well as any fees for connectivity.

about 7 months ago

I typically start my workday ...

CFBMoo1 How I start my day... (141 comments)

Start -> Day -> FeedHorse.exe
Start -> Day -> Breakfast.exe
Start -> Day -> Drive.exe
Start -> Day -> Desk.exe
Start -> Day -> WorkWhileEveryoneElseInMeetingsTalkingAboutWork.exe

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Where's the Most Unusual Place You've Written a Program From?

CFBMoo1 Years ago.. (310 comments)

A DOS based database I programmed to handle a video stores inventory from a rental storage building. I was just starting out and the guy who wanted me to write it didn't pay me for it but said it was a trial. That was the last time I programmed in a rental storage facility.

about 8 months ago

Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage

CFBMoo1 Re:Economists may disagree on the macro results, b (1040 comments)

"3. The price of burgers and lattes will go up."

Tell me how this is a bad thing since that stuff helps contribute to the national obesity rate? People out of work because they can't sell fattening foods to other Americans from places like McDonald's? Oh the horror, people are going to be forced to healthier food choices and actually have to work to prepare a meal to save money.

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

CFBMoo1 Re:No need for it really. (516 comments)

I think it's more like people don't want to go to a third party to fix a product that should never have changed and require the fix in the first place. Especially after they paid cash for the new shiny car that has tile shaped wheels.

about 8 months ago

New IE 8 Zero Day Discovered

CFBMoo1 Re:Enough already (134 comments)

I installed an HP Dodo Rockjet Printer with my abacus and the stone tablet prints are really nice quality. Wilma really likes it as well and she prints out all her pictures to it.

about 8 months ago

Average American Cable Subscriber Gets 189 Channels and Views 17

CFBMoo1 More on TV (340 comments)

Honestly I had more to watch on TV when I had to get up an turn a knob to change channels than I do these days. No cable for me.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Beginner To Intermediate Programming Projects?

CFBMoo1 Mazes... (172 comments)

And by mazes I mean mazes that can make your Nethack/Rogue happy bits twitch. Out of boredom I started making a cave and dungeon generator like the one Nethack/Rogue has. Here's the resources I used to put together what I have so far in Java.

Topic in General



Procedural Content Generation Wiki

BSP Dungeon Generation

Use one of the examples those places provides or do like I did and strike out on your own method to solve the problem of cave and dungeon building. I got a cave screen shot of one test generation.

My Cave Generator Output

about 9 months ago

Firefox 29: Redesign

CFBMoo1 I feel like my mother... (688 comments)

When I switched my mother from XP to Windows 7 she had a heck of a time finding where things worked and how they worked again. This UI change that is spreading all over the software world to make things more touchy feely like is really not sitting well with me when I use it on a non-touchy feely desktop. Part of me is glad that I kept my mother on IE at this point even though IE is bullet riddled with issues of it's own. The UI is at least somewhat consistent to the desktop for the most part on Windows 7.

about 9 months ago

Man Builds DIY Cellphone Using Raspberry Pi

CFBMoo1 DIY Cell Phone (83 comments)

I'm sure there is better components out there but this is really cool and make me wonder if I could build my own 1960's Star Trek communicator at some point before I die and have that as my cell phone.

about 9 months ago

In a Hole, Golf Courses Experiment With 15-inch Holes

CFBMoo1 Larger Holes... (405 comments)

Won't help much if the game is just boring to people and/or expensive. Now if you told everyone to wear protective body armor when going out on the green and start aiming at each other then maybe you'd get your numbers up.

about 9 months ago



Rotting Video Game Heritage

CFBMoo1 CFBMoo1 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

CFBMoo1 (157453) writes "Article describes how older video games are getting harder and harder to preserve. Problems like emulators not being perfect and even the emulators themselves becoming obsolete and they may not be able to preserve emulators and games properly as technology moves forward. Story also touches on the copyright aspect of preserving games."
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