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What's Your Favorite Renewable Energy

CaseM I was going to vote solar (436 comments)

i was going to vote solar until I realized that the sun may burn out at some point and then where would we be? Better to invest in the safer bet "wind", right?

more than 3 years ago

Android Honeycomb Born Too Early

CaseM Re:Uninformed OMG!!!! (192 comments)

would get Honeycomb at at lunch

I knew it! Should have never scheduled that noon meeting...

more than 3 years ago

Late Night Gaming Banned In Vietnam

CaseM Re:Unfair to those who are responsible... (157 comments)

I'll be able to actually read the article.

This is slashdot. Reading an article is never required to comment on its content.

more than 3 years ago

Braid Creator on 'Evil' Social Games

CaseM Re:The real problem (84 comments)

Philosophically speaking, everything can be considered a "timesink" in its reducted form. "Waste" and "value" are notoriously challenging words to define because they mean something different for everyone. While I happen to agree with you that these games are a "waste" of time, I think it's overreaching to conclude that participation in such activities is tantamount to suicide.

more than 3 years ago

Why Sony Cannot Stop PS3 Pirates

CaseM Re:Evil commenting on evil (378 comments)

Note that Microsoft hasn't had a mass-banning for over a calendar year, now. The last one was aligned (coincidentally or not) with the release of Modern Warfare 2. There was no such mass banning this year. As I understand it, the team that modifies the DVD firmware to enable piracy on the 360 made improvements that render it far more difficult to detect such modifications.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Files Lawsuit Against PS3 Hacker GeoHot

CaseM Re:A Real World Analogy (508 comments)

You mean as opposed to the Xbox 360, which has an SDK for indies that can actually allow them to sell games over their online service?

Are you kidding?

more than 3 years ago

Sony Says PSP2 "As Powerful as PS3"

CaseM Re:All this has happened before, (267 comments)

Just like the PS2 has "Toy Story" graphics and the PS3 will deliver a "4D" experience. Yep, I remember.

more than 3 years ago

Why Video Game Movie Adaptations Need New Respect

CaseM Re:Respect? (283 comments)

I honestly felt the LOTR book adaptations added wayyyy too much detail. For example, Tom Bombadil: not in the movies at all. Why did this dude Token or whatever his name is feel the need to invent characters not in the original script?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Reportedly Working On TV Service For Xbox 360

CaseM Re:sigh (121 comments)

The question I'd have for such parents is just: Ok, no violence, no sex/nudity/whatever else you wouldn't want your kids to see, no reality whatsoever. Just a company firing episode after episode of their cutesy cartoon characters at your kids, interrupted by commercials telling them that they can have those cutesy cartoon characters at home and that they have to buy every piece of plastic crap Disney poops out?

There's a time and a place for everything. I expect my son to know about sex, nudity, violence, and war...aka "reality" someday, but that doesn't mean he has to be educated about those topics at an age where such knowledge might negatively impact his psychological development.

more than 3 years ago

Early Kinect Games Kill Buyers' Access To Xbox Live

CaseM Re:Oh Noes... (111 comments)

What the hell planet are you from? Street dates get broken all the time. XBL accounts are never banned over it, either. If you are playing a legitimate copy of an early-released game you have nothing to worry about (this Kinect issue excepting).

more than 3 years ago

Disc-Free Netflix Streaming Arrives For the PS3 and Wii

CaseM Re:Stability (188 comments)

Wireless connection? I'm betting so. I have no problem fast-forwarding movies when I'm hard-wired in.

more than 3 years ago

Disc-Free Netflix Streaming Arrives For the PS3 and Wii

CaseM Re:Bandwidth Hog (188 comments)

It doesn't have to be an "either-or". Netlix is taking the easy way out by just hogging the full pipe. It would be far better if they had allows for several, hard-coded speed tiers and, additionally, had a variable option that operates the same way it does now.

more than 3 years ago

Valve Announces Dota 2

CaseM Coaching... (128 comments)

No, thanks, I already get enough "in-game coaching" every time I pick up a DOTA clone...




more than 3 years ago

PS3 Hacked Using Official Controller

CaseM Re:Why not boycott PS3s (292 comments)

I assume you mean that we'd be better off on PC's. Yesterday I loaned a buddy my copy of Resistance 2 so he could play something on his PS3 during an upcoming vacation day. Now tell me how I might have been able to (legitimately) do that if I had purchased it on a PC with its one-use CD keys.

more than 3 years ago

The Misleading World of Atari 2600 Box Art

CaseM The opposite... (267 comments)

I see it as the opposite of the way the summary described it: When I had a 2600 I *knew* the games weren't going to look like they did on the box art. It just wasn't possible. These days, gamers are treated to bullshots, hi-resolution scripted renders, and other kinds of doctored media designed to make gamers think the game looks better than it really does. This is especially common, I've noticed, on the console side of gaming where the graphical fidelity achievable on modern computers isn't attainable anymore (this gen).

about 4 years ago

Will Amazon Put Advertisements In eBooks?

CaseM Listen Amazon... (226 comments)

Kindle is your baby. Do with it as you see fit. But the day I see an ad in a book I paid for is the day I abandon your platform irrevocably.

more than 3 years ago


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