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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Dancindan84 New ranged weapon (368 comments)

When do they add the throwable chair?

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

Dancindan84 Re:painted into a corner... (403 comments)

Ah, the Machete Order http://static.nomachetejugglin...
My favourite is actually a slight variation:
4 - A New Hope
5 - Empire Strikes Back
1 - The Phantom Edit (Fan edit version with lots of the hokey crap taken out. Actually makes it a decent movie. It's mentioned in the link above).
2 - Attack of the Clones
3 - Revenge of the Sith
6 - Return of the Jedi

about 5 months ago
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Sony Tape Storage Breakthrough Could Bring Us 185 TB Cartridges

Dancindan84 Re:Don't worry, NSA will still buy American (208 comments)

Maybe 200 years in the future they managed to make flash memory ultra thin and flexible, and decided to string them end to end to be read or written sequentially? /me stretches

about 6 months ago
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BMW Created the Most Efficient Electric Car In the US

Dancindan84 Re:Range is the issue (258 comments)

Why did you even mention gasoline?

Wait... so you're saying there's times when using a car analogy on slashdot ISN'T appropriate?

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Dancindan84 Re:Triple dipping? (135 comments)

Oh wait, that's right, you keep going on and on about their monopoly.

Seriously? I never once mentioned monopoly. None of the 3 articles I linked mentioned monopoly once. So... never constitutes going on and on. Idiot.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Dancindan84 Re:Triple dipping? (135 comments)

Older article, but talks about how ISPs are making huge margins while actually reducing their capital investments:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...

Two more recent articles looking at the margins ISPs make:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/...
http://gigaom.com/2011/05/12/n...

True revenue and profit reports aren't easy to get ahold of for the big ISPs. Yes, I'm sure the profits are higher in higher density areas. No, I never made any comparisons to prices paid in North America vs. Europe and Asia. The fact remains that the big ISPs took huge amounts of money SPECIFICALLY to provide broadband to rural areas. They can't then turn around and say they couldn't do it because the cost was prohibitive due to population density. They knew the populations when they took the money. You make a statement like the big providers are going bankrupt and tell me I have no idea what I'm talking about, without providing any sources?

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Dancindan84 Re:Where's my rate cut? (135 comments)

And unfortunately that's going to be the downfall of net neutrality. Too many people who would prefer to have equal access to everything... until they can't watch their show without it buffering. The big ISPs know that the will to fight is low enough they can do what they want and get away with it.

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Dancindan84 Re:Triple dipping? (135 comments)

Gah!
s/they're/their

about 6 months ago
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Netflix Confirms Deal For Access To Verizon's Network

Dancindan84 Triple dipping? (135 comments)

If the FCC's new proposal passes, ISPs like Verizon and Comcast could also charge Netflix for faster direct connections to its customers over the last mile."

So the ISPs would be able to charge their customers for access (which is often tiered), companies like Netflix for access and then companies like Netflix AGAIN for faster access. The go to excuse that they use is that they're infrastructure can't support giving everyone everything, but they took billions from the government to build out infrastructure and then never did it. Oh, I guess that makes it quadruple dipping?

about 6 months ago
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DarkMarket, the Decentralized Answer To Silk Road, Is About More Than Just Drugs

Dancindan84 Application vs. server (251 comments)

I might be missing something, but isn't it usually easier to get a back door into software than to seize a server? Reading the articles it's using or piggybacking on P2P, but you have to get the software from -somewhere- initially, and I assume there will be updates. Even if those updates are pushed out via the integrated P2P network, I'd imagine there's still ways they could compromise it. And wouldn't the tracking of user names make things more dangerous should the software be compromised?

about 6 months ago
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DIY Wearable Pi With Near-Eye Video Glasses

Dancindan84 That's amore (59 comments)

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza Pi.

about 6 months ago
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Implant Injects DNA Into Ear, Improves Hearing

Dancindan84 Double standard (34 comments)

Sure, but when I inject DNA into someone's ear I get put on the sex offender registry.

about 6 months ago
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Mobile Game Attempts To Diagnose Alzheimer's

Dancindan84 Multitasking (21 comments)

My wife says I fail this test on a regular basis.

about 6 months ago
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'The Door Problem' of Game Design

Dancindan84 Re:Article is empty (305 comments)

Maybe, but we all know she would have been better off with a car analogy.

about 6 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Dancindan84 Re:Or.. (360 comments)

That would be ideal, and there's nothing stopping the OpenSSL project from doing that.

Except for a lack of manpower and funding, which this fork is splintering even further. And the vague way that they say they're cleaning up OpenSSL when what they're doing is in fact forking it honestly strikes me as misleading. I don't mind that their out to make an OpenBSD specific fork of OpenSSL per se, just that if I'm going to fund something I'd rather fund getting it fixed for everyone.

about 5 months ago
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In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

Dancindan84 "Working" (311 comments)

This submission brought to you by someone who's probably reading /. when they're supposed to be working.

about 5 months ago

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Obama for change? Maybe not.

Dancindan84 Dancindan84 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Dancindan84 (1056246) writes "Barack Obama's campaign has been run on the concept of change. His recent democrat nomination speach sounds very familiar. Some people are calling it plagiarism, which is quite a stretch as the content is different. Still, using the theme and style of a 24 year old democratic speech doesn't reflect well on his proposed platform of change.

The site hosts an audio comparison that requires registration, but a link to a youtube comparison of the speaches is included as well."

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