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SpaceX Eyeing June 4 Window For Falcon 9 Launch

Eponymous Crowbar Re:OT: something I've always wondered about... (67 comments)

Yes, the Brits see a corporation as a collection of individuals, and Americans see it as a wholly new entity. Insert snarky joke about recent US Supreme Court decisions here....

more than 4 years ago

Has Conficker Been Abandoned By Its Authors?

Eponymous Crowbar Re:Authors... (174 comments)

Actually, the article was submitted by the Conficker bot. It has evolved a rudimentary PR function...

more than 5 years ago

Why Natal Is a Big Deal

Eponymous Crowbar Re:"I can't wait to throw a fireball." (303 comments)

That's cool, but perhaps a tennis-based Natal game could be tuned to respond to simple flicks of the wrist instead of depending on an overhead slam motion? I would expect something along those lines.

more than 5 years ago

Why Natal Is a Big Deal

Eponymous Crowbar Re:Excited about it but there are still problems (303 comments)

You are onto something that I think is important -- you can use Natal with a regular controller in your hand. See, a game built from the ground up to exclusively use gestures is one thing, and it could be very cool. But I can imagine uses for Natal in every other game that I currently play with a regular controller. Imagine fighting real-time in a dungeon crawler with your standard 360 controller, and being able to use your voice or quick gestures to cast spells or issue commands to the rest of your AI party? Voice controls could be huge in a lot of games. And I already make one-handed gestures to opponents in various games -- now, they can really mean something! So, don't think of this as a one trick pony. Consider other possibilities...

more than 5 years ago

Why Natal Is a Big Deal

Eponymous Crowbar Re:"I can't wait to throw a fireball." (303 comments)

So the Wii is also failing in those areas? It requires a similar amount of space to play Wii Sports.... maybe a small amount less, but not much.

more than 5 years ago

Pirate Party Wins At Least One European Parliament Seat

Eponymous Crowbar Re:Seems to me like people in Europe enjoy more fr (674 comments)

Yeah, that's a little deceptive. When is the last time a song was banned in the US? If you are an adult, have you ever had trouble purchasing a violent video game in the US? If you are a member of an extremist group (non-violent, at least), do you need to hide that in the US? Can you buy military style weapons in the US? You may not agree with some of the freedoms we have in the US, but they remain available.

I could come up with a list of things that are more accessible and free in the EU. It's give and take. Each area has advantages when it comes to freedom. I don't think you can make a blanket statement that one area enjoys more freedoms than the other without qualifying which freedoms are most important to you.

more than 5 years ago

AIX On the Desktop Is Getting the Boot

Eponymous Crowbar Advice (366 comments)

Get used to disappointment.

more than 5 years ago

Commerce Department Pushing For New "Copyright Czar"

Eponymous Crowbar Easy (294 comments)

If we just hire 750,000 copyright czars, well there ya go. That would be mavericky, you betcha.

more than 5 years ago


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