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Better Living Through Data

CronoCloud For the terminal: (38 comments)

history | awk '{a[$2]++}END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}' | sort -rn | head -n 20

Better than using battery life. Course it only works for commands you run in the terminal.

2 days ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

CronoCloud Re:He did it to himself (182 comments)

While he lead to the creation of RPGs, as a game designer I have used him and TSR as the shining example of everything not to do.

He's also a bad writer. A lot of the problems with early D&D are because of his intentionally archaic Vancian writing style sometimes obfuscated the rules in ways it shouldn't. The Gord the Rogue books are painful reads.

2 days ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

CronoCloud Re:5thed is irrelevant. (182 comments)

Link an MP absorb to ANOTHER Mastered KOTR for MP replenishment. The easy way is W-Summon, Master Summon, Master KOTR + MP Absorb. You'll want that KOTR when you're grinding AP in the crater in that area with the "Movers" because of the @#$@$ Tonberries. See one, KOTR it.

2 days ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

CronoCloud Re:Easy (182 comments)

after some halfwit from Greenwood's warped imagination?

Better than being named Dryzzt420 or Gord-something.

And it isn't even the classic list, FFS.

It isn't? That's the 1st or 2nd Edition AD&D version of the list, right? The versions that first achieved prominence and sold enough copies to be a "thing"?

It's similar but not quite exactly the same as the Red Box list.

2 days ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

CronoCloud Re:Easy (182 comments)

The classic list, and from someone named "Kelemvor". Kudos.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

CronoCloud Re:Not everything that shines is gold... (153 comments)

It's Spain, it's been united under one government for what...500 years now? It's time to give the regionalism a rest.

2 days ago
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Valencia Linux School Distro Saves 36 Million Euro

CronoCloud Re:Not everything that shines is gold... (153 comments)

They exist to praise regionalism of the different autonomies(regions) of Spain by local politicians

What is up with that? Here in the states no one would even think of doing something like Californi-ux or Tex-ux, or Illini-ux. If some school district or state school administration wanted to switch to Linux they'd just choose edubuntu, or CentOS and be done with it. Why roll their own when they're perfectly suitable distros out there already.

3 days ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

CronoCloud Re:I would switch to linux if the fonts (81 comments)

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

about a week ago
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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+

about a week ago
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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+

about a week ago
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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.

about a week ago
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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.

about a week ago
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UK Cabinet Office Adopts ODF As Exclusive Standard For Sharable Documents

CronoCloud Re:About time something is happening (164 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.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Let me count the ways (962 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.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:This has nothing to do with sexism (962 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.

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Pft (962 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"

about a week ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

CronoCloud Re:Pft (962 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.

about a week ago

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