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APB To Close Mere Months After Launch

Flamekebab Re:Maybe if the client wasn't so damn dear... (185 comments)

I don't play MMOs, so far there have been none that appeal to me. Given how many MMOs fail these days perhaps doing something other than standard operating procedure would have given them a degree of competitive advantage.

more than 4 years ago
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APB To Close Mere Months After Launch

Flamekebab Maybe if the client wasn't so damn dear... (185 comments)

I was amazed that they were asking £30 or more for a client and then expecting players to buy play time too. I could understand paying for time, but for the client too? I'm not going to blow £30 on a game that got such mediocre reviews. If there had been a free trial I would have given it a shot and then perhaps bought some hours. Expecting me to pay a relatively large sum up front for something that's use will expire without further expenditure seems a little, uh, hopeful.

more than 4 years ago
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Shuttleworth Answers Ubuntu Linux's Critics

Flamekebab Re:Proper link (382 comments)

I'm sure someone else will have said it, but I reckon this is one of those cases of "it can't be measured, therefore it must have no value". Ubuntu has done amazing work getting Linux more visible and better established, that alone is worth a significant amount.

more than 4 years ago
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Cell Phones Powered By Conversations

Flamekebab The practical applications are impressive. (119 comments)

There may not be enough sun here in the UK to make solar panels that effective, but given the high population density and the tight layout of our cities, this kind of technology could be incredibly useful. If it can absorb noise it'd be great, if it can actually put the energy to use that'd be fantastic.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:They killed it too early (179 comments)

It kinda worked. I sometimes check Wave on my iPhone and sometimes add notes but properly editing is difficult if not impossible.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:Pro-Google media (179 comments)

I disagree strongly. Loads of people I've spoken to don't understand what to use Wave for. Those I've worked on projects with who have used it for something real, rather than just a conversation, quickly grasp how useful it is for collaborative projects. It shouldn't have been marketed as "for the public", at least not at first. Much like mobile phones gained traction in the corporate world, Wave could well have had a similar story, given the time and marketing.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:I couldn't disagree more (179 comments)

This is precisely my opinion. What *is* all this Social Media stuff that gets bandied around about Wave? It's a collaboration tool and a damn good one at that!

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:Too many geniuses? (179 comments)

Could you name some tools that can be used for what Wave does? I'm serious - Wave is really useful for me and I'm struggling to find anything to replace it for collaborative projects.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:Be radical. (179 comments)

Creating documents in it is precisely what I use it for. As a project tool it is brilliant and I have used it with other students to write group assignments as well as my own creative projects.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Wave and the Difficulty of Radical Change

Flamekebab Re:Be radical. (179 comments)

Which bit of Facebook was in there? I've heard it said loads of times and I still don't understand how Wave has anything to do with social networking.

more than 4 years ago
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DRM-Free Game Suffers 90% Piracy, Offers Amnesty

Flamekebab Re:Next step to prevent PC piracy (795 comments)

I love the big Steam sales - they lower many games to the range where I can afford to buy them. I think I paid £8 for Team Fortress 2 but as good as it is for £25 I would never have bought it. Between £5 - 10 I'm willing to buy nearly any game that I think seems good. For less than £4 I'll buy nearly anything. I have bought a couple of games for the full price at release, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 being a notable example, but that title was of fantastic quality and has huge amounts of replayability value, something I cannot say of most games I encounter.

more than 4 years ago
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Is AOL Finally Crashing and Burning?

Flamekebab Re:Dominant Businesses (193 comments)

That's quite an interesting idea actually. Worth considering.

more than 4 years ago
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DRM-Free Game Suffers 90% Piracy, Offers Amnesty

Flamekebab I'm in. (795 comments)

I pirated the game and enjoyed it. At times it got a bit frustrating but in general it was very good. I like the idea of an amnesty like this, so much so that I've now stepped up and paid.

more than 4 years ago
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British Record Companies Win £41m In Damages

Flamekebab Woah.. (271 comments)

I didn't write this article!
I never thought I'd see another "Benjamin Fox" on slashdot..

more than 7 years ago

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