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Colorado Sued By Neighboring States Over Legal Pot

Dins Simple answer... (463 comments)

All they need to do is legalize it themselves.

2 days ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Dins Re: In summary... (222 comments)

I wish I still had all my old C64 stuff (along with game guides like that). Back when I was probably 30 or so (year 2000) my wife asked if she could sell all of it in a garage sale, and I agreed. Wasn't really her fault because I agreed, but oh man I wish I wouldn't have. My 26 year old step-daughter and 16 year old son are pissed at her for it, though.

about two weeks ago
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Dad Makes His Kid Play Through All Video Game History In Chronological Order

Dins Re:In summary... (222 comments)

Anybody else remember the old Infocom hint books they published with invisible ink and markers to reveal the hints? They had questions for most major puzzles, and three levels of hints IIRC. You started with the vaguest hint and progressed until the last hint just told you how to do it, or close to it.

Great. Now I'm having a major Infocom nostalgia flashback. Thanks /.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft's New Windows Monetization Methods Could Mean 'Subscriptions'

Dins Re:So Linux on the Destop supremacy? (415 comments)

I'd switch right now except I'm a PC gamer. And while Linux gaming is coming along (what with Steam for Linux, etc.), Windows is still the PC gaming OS. Unfortunately.

about two weeks ago
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Google Confirms That It's Designing Kid-Friendly Versions of Its Services

Dins Re:This sounds like a good idea (52 comments)

At 8 years old they shouldn't be using the internet at all. You are a failure as a parent.

Totally disagree. I think children should be taught about the internet and internet safety (i.e. dos and don'ts, never give out information, don't talk to strangers, etc.) from as early as they seem ready. But with a LOT of parental guidance. I would never set an 8 year old free with, "Have fun, and don't google goatse!" But I would teach them and closely supervise them, both with software (like netnanny or something) and by just being involved.

about two weeks ago
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Do you worry about the singularity?

Dins Re:No, it's not even possible (181 comments)

My 16 year old son will be disappointed when I tell him he needs to stop existing.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Dins Re:Simple (720 comments)

The GTX 970 (and 980) are a bit unique right now. They are using Nvidia's newer Maxwell architecture, and have much reduced power requirements over other high end video cards, and their fans often don't even turn on at all unless under heavy load. The specs page lists the system power requirements at 500w, but the card itself consumes around 145w. Yet their speed is considered current top of the line as far as single GPUs.

I just bought one, and it was a HUGE improvement over my old Radeon 7870 and the fan hasn't run unless I force it to. VERY quiet card with low power consumption and high performance. The 970 is also at a very nice price/performance spot right now. The 980 is faster but also around $200 more. It's not $200 faster, IMO, though...

No, I don't work for Nvidia, it's just a great card right now.

about three weeks ago
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NASA Offering Contracts To Encourage Asteroid Mining

Dins Re:Legal Issue (153 comments)

So go get your own asteroid - nobody's stopping you!

about a month ago
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Millions of Spiders Seen In Mass Dispersal Event In Nova Scotia

Dins Re:Of course you forget... (81 comments)

That's the comment I clicked the link to see.

about 1 month ago
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Study Shows How Humans Can Echolocate

Dins Re:Give me a ping... (136 comments)

Anybody else read the headline as "Study Shows How Humans Can Echocolate"?

about a month ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

Dins Re:In five years (206 comments)

If they're not using it at 16, I doubt they're suddenly going to start at 25. Facebook originally took off in colleges, and then high schools, etc. The teen and young adult demographic was a large part of their early success. If I were them, I would at least be concerned with a marked drop off in the young person user base. They probably are, but would never mention it publicly.

about a month and a half ago
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Zuckerberg: Most of Facebook Will Be Video Within Five Years

Dins Re:In five years (206 comments)

This. My 16 year old son says none of his friends use Facebook at all. Or when they do it's to keep in touch with older relatives like you say. Facebook will certainly be around in 5 years, but I'm betting they've lost a whole bunch of market value by then...

about a month and a half ago
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Ford Develops a Way To Monitor Police Driving

Dins Re:Subpoena-able? (151 comments)

Sounds great, and I agree.

However somehow I don't think the police would. They apparently don't like to be watched... Constant monitoring is awesome if you're the one doing the monitoring. Not so much if you're the one being monitored. Personally, I don't think police should have a choice, considering the nature of their jobs. Unfortunately I think their unions would disagree, and I don't see the general public winning that fight. Sad, really...

about a month and a half ago
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Cutting the Cord? Time Warner Loses 184,000 TV Subscribers In One Quarter

Dins Re:They tried to raise prices 20% unnanounced (392 comments)

I made basically the same antenna from your link, although I added a reflector about 1-2" behind it made out of cardboard covered with aluminum foil. It works great! Much better than the two store-bought "HDTV" antennas I tried before hand, and it was a lot cheaper to build.

I live in the Milwaukee suburbs and I get something like 15-25 channels depending on the day and the weather, all from inside my ground floor apartment. All in beautiful 1080i HD! Granted most of those are redundant channels with "local programming", but I do get ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and PBS, so all of the major sporting events are covered. However I do need to adjust my antenna angle or move it around sometimes - the signal is not always rock solid - so I do believe they probably have reduced the transmission power.

Add in Netflix, and my...resourcefulness...in accessing things that you just can't easily buy or stream, and I've been cable TV free for a couple of years now.

about 1 month ago
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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads

Dins Re:All security is illusory. (126 comments)

B-b-b-ut...

Completely off topic reply on a completely off topic post, but I for one am getting sick of this affectation of repeating consonants at the beginning of sentences to...I don't know...simulate stuttering? Where'd this come from? I don't know, but I've just started seeing it in the last several months and it's already pissing me off.

Ok, I feel better now. I will accept my -1 Off Topic mod points with pride.

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Dins Re:Am I doing something right? (238 comments)

Hehe - case in point. Your headline above "He found this AFTER he finished his coffee".

I went to CNN, and the story URL is actually: "www.cnn. com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2014/10/16/erin-pkg-moos- mouse-in-coffee .cnn.html"

about 2 months ago
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Favorite clickbait hook?

Dins Re:Am I doing something right? (238 comments)

One trick I use is to hover over the link. Sometimes the missing piece of information is in the URL, then I can decide if I actually want to give them a click. For instance, "You'll never believe what scientist have found to cause headaches!".

Then the link will be "www.cnn.com/blah/blah/caffeine.withdrawl.headaches.html\

about 2 months ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Dins Re:Gamer Gate Why ? (164 comments)

The whole "Gamergate" thing all just seemed like a lot of hand wringing and teeth gnashing over nothing. I'm vaguely aware of what it was, but don't see how it would ever relate to mine or really anyone's enjoyment of video games.

In other words: Who the fuck cares. I'll be over here playing some games until everyone's done talking about it.

about 2 months ago

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