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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Cinder6 Re:Planned obsolescence (303 comments)

Meh, maybe the wording is wrong, but it's still an annoying thing for Apple to do. The hardware supports it, and the tweak to make it work is trivial--you just enter the hardware identifier into the kext.

4 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Cinder6 Planned obsolescence (303 comments)

I'm normally one that rolls his eyes when I hear this term, but I think in the case of Yosemite, there's definitely an instance of planned obsolescence. Handoff requires Bluetooth-4.0 (BLE). This is fine. Any Mac that has BLE should work with the feature. And they do...except for the mid-2011 Macbook Air. Luckily, there's a hack you can do with a hex editor and mucking about with kexts. Do so, and the feature works flawlessly. It's ridiculous that Apple would do this.

http://forums.macrumors.com/sh...

4 days ago
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OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

Cinder6 Re:First taste of Mac OS X (303 comments)

Cycle through windows: Command + `

Move cursor to beginning/end of line: Command + Left/Right

Case insensitivity: You can enable this, but there might be repercussions

Green plus: Only maximizes windows in Yosemite. Schizophrenic behavior is gone. The original idea was that it would resize the window to be exactly as large as it needed to be in order to show all its content, but it was often confusing.

4 days ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Cinder6 Re:Still being made... (304 comments)

I disagree that they're the best-feeling keyboards, but they're certainly the nicest non-mechanical keyboards I've ever used. (I would personally hate a silent keyboard.)

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Cinder6 Re:Still being made... (304 comments)

Leopold and Filco make some very solid Cherry-based keyboards (and in Leopold's case, some Topre options). They come in ISO variants, IIRC.

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Cinder6 Re:Unicomp (304 comments)

Higher actuation force and loudness are the primary reasons most Model M users like their keyboards. Sounds like it's just not for you. (Personally, the Model M isn't loud enough for me.)

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Cinder6 Re:I love Model Ms. I still have two of them. (304 comments)

Chances are that most people looking to buy a Model M aren't "most people". I've never heard of one damaging a modern computer.

about two weeks ago
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The Greatest Keyboard Ever Made

Cinder6 Re:The Model F is even better (304 comments)

Came here to say this. The Model M is great because it's an inexpensive mechanical keyboard, but the Model F trumps it. And what trumps that are IBM's beamspring offerings. I'm typing this on a Displaywriter Keyboard I modified to output via USB. It's not the easiest solution for a nice keyboard, but on the plus side, it's fully programmable, has doubleshot keys, and is the closest I've been able to find to the feel of a Selectric. (On the downside, it's nonstandard, gigantic, and expensive.)

about two weeks ago
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Facebook Ready To Get Into Healthcare

Cinder6 Re:There goes HIPAA (99 comments)

Probably because Apple's business model isn't based around being as sleazy as possible. You buy an Apple product. With Facebook, you are a product.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Will No Longer Unlock Most iPhones, iPads For Police

Cinder6 Re:So everything is protected by a 4 digit passcod (504 comments)

While I'm sure that most iOS users don't have this enabled, it is possible to have a complex password to unlock. With Touch ID, I think they should make it mandatory, since it would be a much rarer event that people have to enter it.

about a month ago
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Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album

Cinder6 Re:Not good enough (323 comments)

IIRC, iOS asks you if you want to auto-download when you set up the device for the first time.

about a month ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

Cinder6 Re: Ineffective advertising (149 comments)

I blame the new layout (first time here in months). I couldn't see the other comment. My bad!

about 2 months ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

Cinder6 Corsair Air 540 (149 comments)

How do you like it? I was pretty intrigued when I saw one of these at a Fry's, but I went with the Carbide 300R (which is the best case I've had the pleasure of using). The 540, aside from being gigantic, seemed like overkill at the time.

about 2 months ago
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Dell's New Alienware Case Goes to Extremes To Prevent Overheating

Cinder6 Re: Ineffective advertising (149 comments)

Did you reply to the wrong comment? The cases you linked all have the PSU at the bottom.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Best Games To Have In Your Collection?

Cinder6 Don't know where to begin (382 comments)

I have over 1000 games at this point, and I have no idea how to answer this question. The problem is that games that I like might not line up with games you like. I would call Panzer Dragoon Saga a must-play, but if you don't like JRPGs, then you won't like it. I consider Radiant Silvergun the pinnacle of the vertical shooting genre, but if you don't like those, then why would you waste $120 and go through the hassle of making sure you can play Japanese Saturn games? At the same time, I'm not big on the hardcore simulation games, so I have no idea if Train Simulator is good or not. I don't like sports games, so even though NBA Jam is widely considered one of the best of the genre, I'm uncomfortable recommending it.

That said, I think there are a few classics that most people will enjoy if they have even a passing interest in games. Games like Super Mario World (or SMB3), Mega Man X, Metal Slug, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 are very safe bets. They're quick and accessible without being too hard or too easy.

I think a better way to approach this question is to look at what would be the best introductory game for various genres. Here are a few of my picks.

Adventure games: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis; Legend of Kyrandia 2: The Hand of Fate; Myst (or Riven)
FPS: Doom (1 or 2); Half-Life 2; Wolfenstein: The New Order
Platformer: Super Mario World
Shooter: Radiant Silvergun; Ikaruga
Run 'n' gun: Metal Slug; Contra
JRPG: Chrono Trigger
CRPG: Planescape: Torment; Baldur's Gate 2
WRPG: Oblivion; Skyrim

With any list of this nature, there are glaring omissions, and many people would disagree with my choices (though I did pick popular games). One thing to note is that I pretty much picked single-player games. I think the best thing you can do is download ROM packs for various consoles and try the games out. See what you like, then research more games like them.

about 2 months ago
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Comcast Training Materials Leaked

Cinder6 Re:McDonallds should sue ... (251 comments)

If McDonald's messes up your order, they don't ask you if you'd like to order a milkshake while they fix it.

about 2 months ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Cinder6 Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

I really wouldn't call Yosemite flat, even though a lot of tech sites claim it is. It has a lot more visual eye candy than Mavericks, IMO, what with all the transparency and other stuff. I think it looks pretty nice.

about 3 months ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

Cinder6 Re:Freemium vs DLC (139 comments)

I think we would both become depressed if we saw how much money people waste on Candy Crush Saga, Dungeon Keeper, Clash of Clans, etc....

about 3 months ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

Cinder6 Re:Freemium usually sucks anyways. (139 comments)

I really wish more games adopted a model where you just pay for access to the next level instead of placing toll bridges or a "pay to win" option. The first stage or area of the game is free (like a demo), and if you like it, you pay $X for the next area, and so on. That way, you only pay for what you actually consume, and anything you unlock is unlocked permanently.

about 3 months ago

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Cinder6 Cinder6 writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Cinder6 (894572) writes "Version 2.6.18 of the Linux kernel has been released. Read the comprehensive changelog. FTA:
'This release includes lightweight user space priority inheritance support, a "lock validator" debugging tool, a new power saving policy for multicore systems, SMPnice, a much improved SATA layer, swapless page migration, per-zone VM counters, per-task delay accounting, a new per-packet access control for SELinux called 'secmark', randomized i386 vDSO, a few new drivers, additional device support for many existing drivers, many bug fixes and many other small improvements.'
As always, you can get it from kernel.org."

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