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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

Fieryphoenix Re:Why Steam? Why? (158 comments)

It's an anti-embargo. Russians can continue to afford their games despite drastic currency devaluation. Considering the other option is to raise Russian prices drastically, seems this is a gamer friendly decision.

3 days ago

British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks

Fieryphoenix Recruiter Bait. (163 comments)

This sounds like the garbage that any military recruiter will spew to entice you to sign up. "Oooh! You're really good! We need your hawt leetness! What? You didn't get a position in the Scout SV playing real life video games. Eat it soldier, you'll serve where you're told."

about 2 months ago

Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Fieryphoenix Re:X, perhaps? (399 comments)

Yeah, they totally should go for Windows XI.

about 3 months ago

PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

Fieryphoenix Re:I'm excited! (75 comments)

Sure they do. Just not the customers' hard drives.

about 5 months ago

Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Fieryphoenix Face Palm (113 comments)

It's like seizing a zip code. Moronic.

about 5 months ago

Toyota Investigating Hovercars

Fieryphoenix Re:aka (186 comments)


about 6 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?

Fieryphoenix Truth In Advertising (185 comments)

You could do this completely dick move, but be sure never to describe what you are offering as internet service, nor be deceptive when advertising so as to make tenants think you are providing internet service. It would be akin to advertising free cable when the only channels on that "cable" are CCTV of your board of directors masturbating over the idea of "mad profitz".

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Fieryphoenix Creative (253 comments)

Terrible support.

about 7 months ago

Even In the Wild Mice Run In Wheels

Fieryphoenix NEWS FLASH (122 comments)

Amusement park rides are fun.

about 7 months ago

Understanding an AI's Timescale

Fieryphoenix Multiple Mental Organelles (189 comments)

Just as our minds are not points of awareness but collections of such, any AI will have processes that evaluate information at differing timescales. Moreover, the consciousness of an AI will be at whatever timescale the AI most commonly needs to interact at to thrive. All other processes will be subordinate, whether faster or slower.

about 7 months ago

AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

Fieryphoenix Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

Doubtful AT&T can't meet their customer's demands. Congestion is not an issue.

about 9 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Fieryphoenix Might and Magic X (669 comments)

Just finished Might and Magic X: Legacy last night, then I tried Blackguards and the program locked up during the intro movie. I was not able to close it or even reboot my computer, so I won't be trying that again til after a patch. Today I tried Jazzpunk and it was mildly amusing... not as funny as I had hoped. I think I am likely to fire up BF4 now that Second Assault has been released.

about 10 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

Fieryphoenix Re:Free market means exactly that ! (405 comments)

Free market means more specifically that the market is free of factors that inhibit the efficiency produced by supply and demand. If there are barriers to entry, a market is not free, even if there is zero government interference.

about a year ago

Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack

Fieryphoenix Re:Wait What? (190 comments)

Here's good place to start. DME providers for CPAP supplies. Work your way up from there.

about a year ago

Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Fieryphoenix High Latency? (277 comments)

I don't remember my 1.5Kbps DSL having high latency.

1 year,4 days

Mind Control In Virtual Reality, Circa 2013

Fieryphoenix Confabulation of Term (35 comments)

Mind control is control of the mind, not by the mind.

about a year ago

First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon

Fieryphoenix Re:First Post! (530 comments)

The (somewhat fuzzy) comedic premise of my jest is that all our posts in this thread are entangled and all appear to be the first and only post. Yes, there is a little bit of stretch to get there, but it seems most readers made it there just fine and got their chuckle. Better luck next time.

about a year ago

First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon

Fieryphoenix First Post! (530 comments)

But only from the point of view of an external god-like observer.

about a year ago



Visualizing Fargo's Flood Effort

Fieryphoenix Fieryphoenix writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Fieryphoenix (1161565) writes "With the danger from floodwaters receding for the moment along with the water level, blogger and concept3D employee Matt Chambers has used Sketch Up to illustrate the immense number of sandbags filled and placed by volunteers as a major part of the last-minute defense against record flooding of the Red River in the past several days. Turn's out, it's a pretty fair amount."
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Creative X-Fi Beta Linux Driver After Two Years

Fieryphoenix Fieryphoenix writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Fieryphoenix (1161565) writes "Two years after being asked where the X-Fi Linux drivers were, a beta driver has finally been released for download. The proprietary driver is for 64 bit systems only, and will not compile under GCC 4.0 or later. Initial features appear to be limited only to basic ALSA support, with S/PDIF notably lacking. Now if only I could be certain of swiftly released drivers for NVidia's G92 based cards next year, I'd decide to finally go on another Gentoo installation bender... this time to stay."


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