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Gone Soylent

Deltaspectre Great job (3 comments)

The community has done a fantastic job raising that barn in no time at all

about 6 months ago

Why Robot Trucks Could Be Headed To Afghanistan (And Everywhere Else)

Deltaspectre Let's Replace Beta (135 comments)

Check out ##AltSlashdot on Freenode IRC network for more discussion.

about 7 months ago

Kernel Dev Tells Linus Torvalds To Stop Using Abusive Language

Deltaspectre Re:It may be a huge turnoff for you ... (1501 comments)

To be fair to Ramsay, they show a completely different image of him on American vs British television.

about a year ago

Apple Files Patent For New Proprietary Port

Deltaspectre Re:Prior art (282 comments)

The one on the bottom of the Gamecube was for the accessory that could play Gameboy games. The GBA itself had a special connector that went into a controller port

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Moving From Contract Developers To Hiring One In-House?

Deltaspectre Re:Good luck with that! (524 comments)

Being proficient in a language is much less about knowing syntax and the IDE and much more about knowing the idioms of the language.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With a Fear of Technological Change?

Deltaspectre Re:You aren't refusing to change (429 comments)

Thanks! I'll admit I didn't do too much research into monitors, this was just based on me moving my head around with various monitor configurations over the years.

about a year ago

Mozilla Delays Default Third-Party Cookie Blocking In Firefox

Deltaspectre Re:Um ... (106 comments)

Why not?

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Dealing With a Fear of Technological Change?

Deltaspectre Re:You aren't refusing to change (429 comments)

I agree about the 9:16 monitor, but have had difficulty finding monitors that actually have a decent viewing angle when used that way

about a year ago

Interactive Raycaster For the Commodore 64 Under 256 Bytes

Deltaspectre Re:Real-work problem? (143 comments)

Don't underestimate the productivity of being able to work on a hobby project you enjoy

about a year ago

Browser tabs I have open right now ...

Deltaspectre Re:Over 1000 (300 comments)

This is why (in Opera), I have the tab bar on the right side of the screen.

1) Tabs are a constant width regardless of how many I have open.
2) It's my way of reclaiming wasted space in those narrow column type websites and forcing large horizontal websites to shrink to a more usable width.

about a year ago

What Modern Militaries Can Learn From Battlestar Galactica

Deltaspectre Re: what? (272 comments)

Or taking advantage of the simulation. I don't know the name of the exercise off the top of my head, but I remember the guy exploiting poorly modeled Jeeps(?) to move information.

about a year ago

Oslo Needs Your Garbage

Deltaspectre Re:Nothing new (202 comments)

In a local college town, I remember seeing ads not to toss your pizza boxes in with the rest of the cardboard recycling, because it will contaminate the whole batch. Sounds like you're doing it right!

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: What Magazines Do You Still Read?

Deltaspectre Scifi/Technical (363 comments)

I had a subscription for Analog and Asimov on my Nook, but the terrible quality of the ebook edition (missing paragraphs, no logical separation between chapters, etc) made me drop the subscription months ago. Right now, I just have a couple of IEEE magazines coming in, good for reading when I'm stuck at the airport. I find it hard to get time to read magazine articles lately, because they fall between reading short summaries on Slashdot (preference at work) and reading a good book (preference at home).

about a year ago

Resurrecting the Linux Game Tome

Deltaspectre Re:I'll pass... (26 comments)

It still works, surprisingly. A decade of using Linux and today is the first day I've seen rm used like this. (Not just once, but TWICE).

about a year ago

My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

Deltaspectre Re:Gauss is back (163 comments)

8 options!? I've been reading polls for years and have never noticed.

about a year ago

My primary, active (vs. backup) local disk space is ...

Deltaspectre "Local disk space"? (163 comments)

I took this to mean my main OS disk. The SSD is getting a little cramped though.
/dev/sda1 83G 50G 29G 64% /

/dev/sdc2 298G 252G 47G 85% /media/dspectre/Windows

/dev/sdb1 699G 571G 129G 82% /media/dspectre/Steam

NAS? 3.7T 1.1T 2.6T 29% /home/dspectre/Documents

I initially voted 60-80, but maybe I should have voted 40-60. (The terrifying part is that the NAS is the closest thing I have to backups.)

about a year ago

Enlightenment Terminal Allows Video Playback, PDF Viewing

Deltaspectre Re:Can it do... (114 comments)

I often use gnome-open for that same purpose.

about a year and a half ago

BioShock: Infinite Released

Deltaspectre Re:the truth... apk (149 comments)

Meh, it's an Anonymous Coward.


Concentrate more on promoting than on demoting.

Promote the good comments so no one needs to browse at 0-.

about a year and a half ago



Deltaspectre Deltaspectre writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Deltaspectre writes "As we know, many people regularly pirate movies and music, but in another realm of entertainment (console/computer gaming) is it worth it to pirate? Is there really any good reason to pirate games than not having the money to buy the game (if that's a problem for you, you shouldn't be concentrating on gaming)? My thoughts are that just downloading something using Bittorrent is getting common enough that a majority of the people won't even buy the product even if they love it and have the money."


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