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New Super Mario Bros. Wii Attempts To Bridge Casual/Hardcore Divide

Capsy Not always a good idea. (119 comments)

As all attempts to make a game suitable for all types of gamers have failed, this is generally a bad idea. For instance, in the competitive gameplay, the one where you attain ranks, this may provoke people that play casually to start playing hardcore, or turn casual players away from the gametype all together, since they will never attain as high of a rank as a person who spends all night on the game. While this is a novel concept, it's generally doomed to fail as it has the potential to either pull many people into the hardcore style, or push a lot of them away.

more than 4 years ago
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Japanese Ruling Against Winny Dev Overturned On Appeal

Capsy A court judge with some sense? Finally. (82 comments)

It's about time people are held responsible for what their legitimate software does. I'm actually quite curious though. Does the judge really have sense, or is he tired of hearing about cases like this?

more than 4 years ago
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Why the Sony PSP Had To "Go"

Capsy Sony has no idea what they've just done. (261 comments)

As long as there are modders, hackers, pirates and nerds, people WILL find a way to pirate copyrighted material. And, since theyve made it an all digital format now, simply buying the software off the online store for the PSP Go HAS to save it SOMEWHERE into the device. Otherwise, it's unlikely that you'd have access to the game without some sort of WiFi. Now, being that the data is now in your possession, it's just a matter of cracking into the data files and extracting the game or whatever. Well done Sony, well done.

more than 4 years ago
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Startup Offers Pre-Built Biological Parts

Capsy Re:"Augments" (71 comments)

Gills could be useful...

Really though, this could be deemed unethical. But then again, societies advance based on unethical things. For instance, the Nazis provided a lot of medical knowledge because of unethical research. Not saying it was right, but we would be behind the power curve.

more than 4 years ago
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Startup Offers Pre-Built Biological Parts

Capsy Does this mean... cyborgs? (71 comments)

Are they saying they can "program" the human genetic code and create an improved species? Or that they can grow body parts? Because either way, cybernetics is sure to follow in this field footsteps.

more than 4 years ago
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Vista Share Drops for the First Time In Two Years

Capsy Re:Hey kid. (332 comments)

I don't believe I said Linux is a shitty OS. I merely stated that Linux isn't as established for gaming as Windows is. But, it's ok, I'm not getting pulled into your flamebait.

more than 4 years ago
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Algae First To Recover After Asteroid Strike

Capsy Re:How about if that old algae is the Key... (86 comments)

Even if it was, the algae has, by now, evolved slightly. Different genetics = different qualities for medicine. Besides, algae has been a speculated source of clean energy for a while now. The old stuff is irrelevant now, as all we have is the new stuff. Good try though.

more than 4 years ago
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Hidden Fees Discovered For "Free" Windows 7 Upgrade

Capsy Let's think logically. (406 comments)

Ok, when I purchased a new notebook from ibuypower, it came with Vista 64-bit, and a free coupon to upgrade to Win7 64-bit. Even if I have to pay $17 to have it shipped to me, who cares? I just got a free licensed copy of Win7 64-bit. Definitely beats paying $120-$200 on the same thing at Best Buy or Walmart. Besides, hidden fees on free things are old news.

more than 4 years ago
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Algae First To Recover After Asteroid Strike

Capsy Re:Wow, fascinating. (86 comments)

How is this trolling? I kept it on topic, and I'm not after responses. Stars.

more than 4 years ago
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Algae First To Recover After Asteroid Strike

Capsy Wow, fascinating. (86 comments)

Honestly, I think we get a little too hyped about this prehistoric stuff. I mean, if this was 65 million years ago, you will never truely know what was going on unless you invent a time machine. Yes, I know, they've scientifically proven that a celestial body did indeed impact the Earth, and yeah, a bunch of stuff died. Now, take these intelligent human beings that study prehistoric times. Given the fact that it actually requires an abundance of gray matter to figure stuff like this out, as well as a lot of time to do the research and field work, these individuals could easily be tasked to do something important. Something like finding a way to replace gasoline effectively, or curing cancer. Just an opinion, but probably off topic. At any rate, algae and bacteria are obviously going to bounce back faster than everything else. They are simple organisms. Algae may not be single celled, but it's a hell of a lot simpler than a fish. Just an observation.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Takes Action Over Australian Logos

Capsy Fruity Stupid. (425 comments)

If Apple wins this, then I suggest they sue Fruit of the Loom, for not only implying Apple in the name, but also using an apple in the fruit bowl. Steve Jobs is a tool if he thinks this is legitimate.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Takes Action Over Australian Logos

Capsy Re:Wow, that's hypocracy (425 comments)

Oddly enough, I still remember this. Steve Jobs is the new Bill Gates.

more than 4 years ago
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Vista Share Drops for the First Time In Two Years

Capsy Microsoft at it's finest, (332 comments)

Now, while I've always maintained that Microsoft is an evil bloodsucking corporation, gaming would not be what it is today without Windows 98. Being that I run Vista, and it is forever crashing me out of classic games such as Warcraft III and Sacred Gold, not too mention the core compatibility issues for certain games and their online features, I've often times looked to switching to a Linux OS. But, the problem there is Linux, quite simply, is not up to snuff on gaming as of yet. Sure, Wine made it much easier to play games on Linux, but the fact is, most people simply won't swap because of the simple fact you have to find the correct drivers for the OS your on for your hardware, you have to install and configure Wine, and even learn to use commands. Since most people at this point in time are so established in Windows, the number of Windows gamers vs the number of Linux gamers is obviously in Microsoft's favor. This is why they aren't overly concerned with Vista's shitty performance, and this is also why they haven't been breaking their balls trying to fix it. Yes, I know, 7 is their "fix", but you have to realize, Microsoft doesn't particularly care about us anymore.

more than 4 years ago
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Google employee gives up Microsoft MVP status

Capsy For the love of Stars! (3 comments)

What a shocker. Microsoft and Google at odds, again. Could be because of Android, could be because of Chrome, but at any rate, I'm sick and tired of this "Google vs. Microsoft" crap. Both companies have useful software, both companies are run by greedy people, and both companies are on my shit list. Is anyone else tired of this silly dance these corporations are doing?

more than 4 years ago
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Early Look At EVE Creators' DUST 514

Capsy Sounds familiar... (81 comments)

Sounds kind of like C&C mixed with Battlefield:2142. This could be interesting, although, when directing people instead of bots, you have to take up a leadership role, which, quite frankly, is difficult for a lot of people. Guild/Clan leaders should be looking at this game to showcase their abilities. I foresee large scale clan battles in the future.

more than 4 years ago
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UK Court Order Served Over Twitter, To Anonymous User Posing As Another

Capsy Yet another reason to hate people. (205 comments)

If the real Mr. Blaney has a problem with this, he should consult the person himself. That's not say he has a case anyways, as your name, as long as it isn't being used illicitly, is free for anyone to use. For example, the was a real James Bond, and Ian Flemming simply used his name for a character in his books and movies. The real Bond sent him a letter telling him it wasn't right, and Flemming replied with "Feel free to use my name for anything you wish." Flemming was not in the wrong, because for all intensive purposes, he wasn't portraying the real person. Regardless of this, Blaney cannot complain because, regardless of the fact he's in politics, no one listens to these fools posing as other fools. I still remember the Jessica Alba page on Xanga...

more than 4 years ago
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Bridging the Gap Between User-Generated Content and Interesting Content

Capsy Multiple users interface. (73 comments)

I think that UGC has a lot of potential, although, it might be better suited to having the tools all in place so that people who are friends via the internet can interact in the building portion. For instance, the creator has final say over everything, but if they so choose, they can publish drafts and betas to a user content workshop. One the matetrial enters the workshop, anyone can create objects, triggers, puzzles, even whole areas and concepts. When the creator goes back to it a few days later, they may have a lot of "feedback" content to work with if they so choose. The plus side, as this has to be saved to server side to prevent plagurism and theft of content created by others, is that if you use someone's idea, they get a message saying it is being used, and they receive credit for it because the server forces credit where it's due. It could be a whole new way to create interesting, fun, replayable games. Casual games aside, this would allow people to create MMO's and then host their own servers, possibly opening up new avenues of inspiration for others.

more than 4 years ago
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Comcast In Deal Talks With NBC Universal

Capsy Heh, rebranding... (160 comments)

Syfy makes me think syphillis everytime I see it.

more than 4 years ago
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Jack Thompson Sues Facebook For $40M

Capsy How can anyone be this dumb? (421 comments)

Wow, this guy is a total sissy. If he really thinks he can win this lawsuit, then he is sorely mistaken. Here's why. Facebook claims no ownership of anything said on Facebook, much like slashdot. In fact, Facebook's only guidelines really are simply no pornography/racism. Seeing as this doesn't include slander/libel (whichever fits, cannot remember which is which anymore), Facebookers are free to say anything they want. Facebook's only real obligation is to report anything that could be of concern to the Department of Homeland Security. Now, being that Facebook is such a big thing right now amongst people with both no social life and people with huge social lives, I'm going to go ahead and say Facebook is going to win this one. Good for you Facebook, but you're still a website for attention starved assholes. Anyways, when Jack Thompson made his claim against GTA and it's publisher, he HAD to know he was going to piss people off. Congratulations Jack, you're famous, but you're an idiot.

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

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MS Word Banned in U.S.

Capsy Capsy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Capsy (1644737) writes "I found this in MaximumPC, but it's an eye opener.

"An East Texas District Court Judge has ordered Microsoft to stop "selling or importing to the United States any Microsoft Word products that have the capability of opening .xml, .docx, or .docm files (XML files) containing custom XML." The injunction is the result of a complaint filed by Toronto-based i4i alleging Microsoft violated its 1998 patent (No. 5,787,449) on a method for reading XML. "We are disappointed by the court's ruling," Microsoft spokesman Kevin Kutz said in a statement. "We believe the evidence clearly demonstrated the i4i patent is invalid. We will appeal the verdict." The judge also ordered Microsoft pay i4i $240 million in damages plus court costs and interest. All tallied, the fine is estimated to be more than $290 million. The ruling, whish applies to Word 2003 and Word 2007, takes effect in 60 days."
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ATandT Tells FCC Google Voice Violates Network Neu

Capsy Capsy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Capsy writes ""ATandT sent a letter to the FCC protesting Google's blocking of telephone calls from consumers that use its Google Voice service to call phone numbers with inflated access charges in certain rural areas. By blocking these calls, Google reduces its access expenses, giving it an advantage phone carriers are prevented from enjoying and thus skewering the competition principles in U.S. network neutrality laws, ATandT claims. Google argued that Google Voice must not be accorded the same treatment as services from phone carriers.""

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Cerebral Atrophy?

Capsy Capsy writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Lately I've been having trouble remembering things. I run a mail room for my unit, which is currently deployed to Afghanistan. Memory loss is a serious issue when a fuck up can be a federal offense. I find myself forgetting where I was going when I go to accomplish something, and end up sitting around for 10 minutes while I try to figure it out again. I keep forgetting who has mail and who doesn't, which is just adding to my stress level. Do I need to see a doctor, or am I just overworked and underslept?

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Kubuntu for gaming?

Capsy Capsy writes  |  more than 4 years ago Lately, I've found myself wondering why I continue to use Microsoft products. I'm not a fan of closed source software, but for some reason, moving from Windows Vista to Kubuntu for gaming just seems... daunting. I wonder things like whether or not I'll be able to get all the drivers I need for my hardware. Or how I'm going to make Unreal Tournament 2004 or World of Warcraft work on the system. I've heard of Wine, but I don't understand it. Maybe I should just resign myself to using corporate software because of simplicity. P.S. Fuck Bill Gates... and Steve Jobs.

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