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Why Time Flies By As You Get Older

DerWulf Novelity (252 comments)

Novelity stretches perceived time. As you grow older and most everything of your day become routine, novelity runs low and therefore time flies. This has been my theory for a few years now.

more than 4 years ago
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Computer-Based System To Crack Down On Casino Card Counters

DerWulf Best interest? (597 comments)

I wonder if it's in the casinos best interest to demonstrate that if you, in fact, "manage to beat the odds" the odd (guys in suits) will beat you.

more than 4 years ago
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Stargate Universe

DerWulf Caveats (829 comments)

[spoiler] I can't be unique in being annoyed by "drama" involving characters I barely know. Unfortunately SC Universe insisted that someone had to play the tragic hero and die in the first 50 minutes. The next 10 minutes were, surprise, filled with a hysteric woman, related to the dead "hero", crying, screaming, yelling and waxing nostalgically. I fucking hate that. Why do writers think they need these cliches and emotional breakdowns to give their story meat? Is this really what they think the audience had in mind when they turned on science fiction? [/spoiler]

more than 4 years ago
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New Bill Proposes Open Source Requirement for Publicly Funded Books

DerWulf Re:Seems fair to me. (317 comments)

I thought they get their salary for their hours and hours of work!?

more than 4 years ago
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Burglar Logs Into Facebook On Victim's Computer

DerWulf Re:stupidity (337 comments)

not most. 50% if the police have a very very good day.

more than 4 years ago
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"Violent" Video Games To Be Banned In Venezuela

DerWulf Re:Individualism? Oh, no! (420 comments)

of course Hitler was a socialist ... he prefered to call it the "volkswohl" though. Don't let yourself be blinded by the Nazis own propaganda, please.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Cataclysm the Next World of Warcraft Expansion?

DerWulf Re:He has no idea what he's talking about (259 comments)

You have to realize that people have been saying the exact same things since launch day basically. Sure, someday WoW will cease but you can be sure it's not going to be anytime soon.

more than 5 years ago
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Open Source Languages Rumble At OSCON

DerWulf Re:what does open mean? (197 comments)

"How it works" ... that's lunacy ... I know full well HOW it works it's just that doing manual memory allocation is beneath me. Sort of like how I know how to clean the office yet it's not the best use of my time. C guys always acting like malloc() is rocket science when in actuality it's the sort of mindless book keeping that any programmer worth a damn (and any human being with a shred of self worth, actually) will avoid like the plague.

more than 5 years ago
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How Apple's App Review Is Sabotaging the iPhone

DerWulf Anyone saying that ... (509 comments)

Anyone saying "it's just a hobby" either doesn't understand what a hobby is or what "just" means. If people actually have a hobby it's going to be very very important to them. Anyhow, I wonder how many people would accept / defend a Microsoft app store that was there to ensure no kiddy porn or trojan could be loaded on your Windows PC.

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Trolls MMO, Surprised When Players Hate Him

DerWulf Re:Well, at least it's a new-ish excuse (895 comments)

you realize he did this in a designated PVP zone, right? So actually the problem is that he is being harassed by passive / aggressive carebears that arranged it amongst themselves to have a smooth farming experience there. The thought that farming should be a secondary activity with a lower priority than the actual goals of the game doesn't even enter the minds of these flaming turds.

more than 5 years ago
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Researcher Trolls MMO, Surprised When Players Hate Him

DerWulf Re:Both sides of the mouth.. (895 comments)

actually ... no. You should read the paper.

more than 5 years ago
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ASUS Designs Monster Dual-GTX285 4GB Graphics Card

DerWulf Re:GDDR3 (212 comments)

I'm pretty sure it isn't seeing how the german-derived null literally means zero.

more than 5 years ago
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ASUS Designs Monster Dual-GTX285 4GB Graphics Card

DerWulf Re:GDDR3 (212 comments)

You actually link to the wiki entry and are presumably a mathematician or statician and yet do not know that the only person with an Erdos number of 0 is Erdos? How is that?

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

DerWulf Re:He's not totally wrong (1147 comments)

What business of yours is his leisure time? What an self righteous arse you must be to write such posts? What are you doing on slashdot anyway with your doubtlessly full "fostering relationships" schedule? It's striking how often judgmental people like you are hypocrites. Can you show that your lifestyle even matches your own criteria?

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

DerWulf Re:Misdirection (1147 comments)

That might as well be but we are talking about openness. Get with the program please. NOBODY is saying that you can't have proprietary platforms, a lot of people just prefer less lock-in to more and are therefore "skeptical" if you also get to pay more for the privileged of being able to do less with your stuff.

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

DerWulf Re:Hardly surprising... (1147 comments)

why would you want to? To run apps that aren't available on mac os for starters. Saying "licensed Hardware" is a nice euphemism for a vendor locked-in OS. I don't have a problem with it but personally I find it ridiculous to pay extra for a simple chip or modified bios or whatever tells OS X it's okay to install on the mac hardware.

more than 5 years ago
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So Amazing, So Illegal

DerWulf Re:Mashups (492 comments)

It's on youtube, fool. It's Web 2.0. It's a Määääääsch Up! Where have you been? Don't you know that combining exiting things in novel ways was invented together with HTTPXMLResponse?

more than 5 years ago
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Asthma Risk Linked To Early TV Viewing

DerWulf Re:Just unproductive (266 comments)

if done right you indulge your partner as well ;) ... anyways, it's fun and it's healthy so why is it termed an undesirable outcome?

more than 5 years ago
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Space Based Solar Power Within a Decade?

DerWulf Re:Tiny effect (371 comments)

Says who!? You? Interesting. Got some numbers?

more than 5 years ago

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