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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

CronoCloud Re:I would switch to linux if the fonts (78 comments)

Fedora encourages use of the installed-by-default Liberation fonts instead, though you can find a prebuilt package out there.

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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

CronoCloud Re:If you had taken part in "welcome back"... (66 comments)

The new deal, for the holdouts is worse, imo.

It's even worse than you think, because it was TWO free games for both the PS3 and PSP, for a total of four. AND FreeRealms and PS Home content worth about $20 for each, AND the month of PS+, AND an additional 30 days of Music Unlimited if you subscribed to that.

Not only that, but those who took that deal still get 1 benefit choice from the new deal, either a game, the themes, or 3 months of PS+

yesterday
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

CronoCloud Re:The games (66 comments)

The funny thing is, if you took part in the "welcome back" deal, which I did, you could get two games out of those choices for each platform, for a total of 4 games. In addition to a month of PSN, FreeRealms and PS Home goodies (about 20 bucks worth of stuff for each), movie rentals and a Music Unlimited 30-day extension for those who subscribed to that.

So those who didn't take part in "welcome back", actually get less stuff than those who did who can still get one of the benefits from the new settlement. Either a game, themes or 3 months of PS+

yesterday
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

CronoCloud Re:The games (66 comments)

Which version? The PSP or the PS3? IIRC the PS3 versions physics are the way they are because you're supposed to be doing in-air tricks for boosts all the time. I found that feature annoying. If you want something more traditional, there's Little Big Planet racing, ModNation Racing's spiritual sucessor.

yesterday
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Sony Agrees To $17.75m Settlement For 2011 PSN Attack

CronoCloud Re:The games (66 comments)

Aren't those the "Welcome back" games? They haven't listed the games in the new deal as far as I know.

Ars Technica says those who didn't take part in the Welcome Back get two choices from 3. (PS3/PSP game, Themes, 3 months PS+), those who did get 1 choice of the three. And apparently those who get 2 can choose two of the same benefit, a la two games instead of 1 game and themes.

yesterday
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UK Cabinet Office Adopts ODF As Exclusive Standard For Sharable Documents

CronoCloud Re:About time something is happening (163 comments)

All the formatting will basically convert "correctly," but the spacing and rendering are often way off, making the document look like you didn't pay enough attention to detail (exactly the OPPOSITE of what you want in a job application).

Sometimes that is a typeface issue. The fix is to make sure both machines have the exact same ones available.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Let me count the ways (907 comments)

You want well researched in depth commentary on the subject go to YouTube and look for Feminist Frequency by Anita Sarkeesian.

You shouldn't have mentioned her since she's one of the "denyers" favorite targets for harassment. She could do a video about how the sky is blue and some jerk would comment about how she's a C*** and should die.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:This has nothing to do with sexism (907 comments)

Women will be protected from male society. We will protect you from our viciousness and brutality.

But why be vicious and brutal in the first place?

And in return... you stay out of our business.

We won't be vicious and brutal to you if you stay in the kitchen and sudo make me a sandwich?

If you want in... that fine. But you will not be protected from viciousness and brutality if you enter our world.

What world is that? And why be vicious to anyone?

This is how it works.

How what works? It doesn't sound like a civilized place to me.

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Pft (907 comments)

looks like she's had FFS, Osterhaut by the looks of it, so her passibility is high. The voice being the thing that "might" get her clocked as an MTF.

But to most non-trans, she'd just be a tall woman with a laptop. Besides, most MTF's have identified with women and women's issues long before they ever transitioned. And if she transitioned young, she would have experienced life as a woman, and even if she didn't transition young, she would be having the experiences "now"

2 days ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Pft (907 comments)

Get a playstation. We have less of the vocal retarded 12 year old retards.

I don't know about that, it would be nice if it was true, but I don't think it is. And I'm saying that as a PlayStation fan.

2 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

CronoCloud Re:Wow. Terrble Turn. (752 comments)

Why yes, and then Comrade Putin will go on TASS and say that the US is being Imperialist/Aggressive and wants to start the cold war again.

That wouldn't help.

about a week ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

CronoCloud Re:Wait for it... (752 comments)

There were any German non-submarine ships in the Atlantic between 1941 and 1945? Not if the Royal Navy or United States Navy could help it.

Meaning the non-submarine presence of German ships in the atlantic was practically nil.

about a week ago
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Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

CronoCloud Re:Elon Musk at Nokia?... (383 comments)

I'm always mixing them up too.

about a week ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

CronoCloud Re:They'd still be on Power if not for two things. (236 comments)

IBM's manufacturing capacity for Power/PPC cores outside its own servers and workstations was eaten up by Microsoft for its XBox line

You mean Sony with the PS3. The Xenon in the 360 is based on the Cell's PPE.

about a week ago
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Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

CronoCloud Re:Twice the performance, half the price ... (236 comments)

However Intel was able to achieve higher clock rates than PowerPC and maintain a general performance lead.

That's not quite true, IBM makes some very fast PPC's, they have a 5GHz one available. In fact, you can buy 3.2GHz PPC chips in every Wal-Mart. The problem being, that IBM didn't have those 3+GHz PPC's ready when Apple wanted them.

about a week ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

CronoCloud Re:come on... (277 comments)

I haven't bought an SOE product in 10yrs because of the Foglok fiasco... I was actually banned from their forums for a few months back in the day for suggesting they didnt exist, only later find out I was right.

What do you mean froglok's don't exist, I've seen them. There was a HUGE underground fortress/city FULL of them down south near the Ogre/Troll town in EQOA. High level Froglok paladins and such.

They were NPC's in the original EQ release too. Ykesha made them playable.

about a week ago
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Sony Forgets To Pay For Domain, Hilarity Ensues

CronoCloud Re:I was really worried (277 comments)

And then I realized I never use PSN

Wouldn't matter, this was an SOE issue, not SCE-foo. Sony handles it's PC games separate as Sony Online Entertainment. The consoles are operated by Sony Computer Entertainment

As I posted earlier, there was only one console game that ever used an SOE login, that being EQOA on the PS2.

about a week ago

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