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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

FlyveHest Re: Here's the solution (577 comments)

You would be the only one i've ever heard of whose Windows install would behave like that.

The slowdowns are happening over a long timespan, don't you think its more probable that you have just gotten used to it along the way?

about 4 months ago

Blizzard Sues Starcraft II Cheat Creators

FlyveHest Re:Bad analogy (252 comments)

That is a horrible, horrible analogy, and is actually not comparable at all.

about 8 months ago

Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

FlyveHest Re:Two rocks! (142 comments)

No one on the grassy knoll talks about the second stone!

about 10 months ago

Bitcoin Hits $400 Ahead of Senate Hearing On Virtual Currency

FlyveHest There exists a world outside the US (276 comments)

It would suit people nicely, if they remember that there actually are countries outside the US, who doesn't abide by US law, and, generally speaking, could not care less what the US congress decides about bitcoins.

about a year ago

Boxee Sold To Samsung

FlyveHest Re: Microsoft Media Center (128 comments)

So, a new 2000+$ TV every two years .. Sounds about right.

about a year and a half ago

LEGO Announces GNU/LInux-Powered Mindstorms EV3 Platform

FlyveHest Re:Would have loved this... (164 comments)

0.002 millimeters is what they told us when I visited the LEGO factory last year, of course, its impossible to verify for a layman like me, but the machinist was very adamant about the microscopic precision they use in the production process

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Was Your Favorite Web Comic of 2012?

FlyveHest Re:Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (321 comments)

Holy crap, I have been reading SMBC for a long while, and I did not know this!

more than 2 years ago

Facebook Ordered To End Its Real Name Policy In Germany

FlyveHest Re:typical (471 comments)

You only have to use your real name if you want to reply to comments on a video.

Posting a comment at the base comment-tree can be done with an alias.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?

FlyveHest Switched to a webclient, never looked back (464 comments)

About two years ago, I had been stalwarthily been using Eudora, and could not imagine ever changing from a desktop-based client.

But then Eudora started to show its age (specifically, problesm with SSL certificates), and I started to look around for other alternatives, and found none what so ever.

I dug into a webclient, Roundcube, and have never looked back since, and so have a lot of my friends, so yes, i'm definately thinking that the desktop-based client is dying.

more than 2 years ago

EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games

FlyveHest Re:Huge misunderstanding (274 comments)

I like Blizzard games, and I bought D3 on launch, mostly based on the cred they have with me (also, I liked D2), and I thought that the online component could not be all bad.

Suffice to say, next time Blizzard releases a game with the same requirements, it will not be a day 1 purchase, and I have plenty of gaming friends that feel the same way.

From here, they have lost a lot of credibility.

more than 2 years ago

The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions

FlyveHest This site was excellent during the Olympics (82 comments)

I saw almost all of my olympics on this site, http://www.eurovisionsports.tv/london2012/ (obviously not really active now)

Not the greatest quality, but it was legal, and free, and you simply got the basic feed that Eurovision sent to TV channels around the world, so no commentators or anything, it was just pure Olympics, and you could watch an event from start to finish if you'd like.

I would gladly have paid good money for an HD version, but it was simply not possible to pay for better service.

I hope that Rio does something like this, and then just takes it a step further.

more than 2 years ago

Why We Love Firefox, and Why We Hate It

FlyveHest Not the rapid release cycle, but (665 comments)

I am a long time FF user, and have done a few extensions as well, and its not really the rapid release cycle that annoys me.

No, the constant change of the user interface, and decisions chosen by people who don't know anything about me or how I like to use my browser.

I cannot fathom why, when they change UI, they don't keep the "old" look in, and let existing users change to it, if they like, or stay in the old look, if they like that.

One of the largest bullet points in FireFox is that you can tailor the browser to your needs, via extensions, but somehow this doesn't extend to the most important part of the browser, or, any program for that sake, namely the UI.

THIS annoys me to no end.

more than 2 years ago

Open Source Morrowind Version 0.16.0 Released

FlyveHest Re:No (98 comments)

What about Hawken? (http://www.playhawken.com/)

Small team, indy game, graphics are mindblowingly fantastic, even for today, and its scheduled for release Q4 '12

more than 2 years ago

Diablo 3 Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live

FlyveHest Re:That's *it* for me and Blizzard, man!! (540 comments)

it has to be online to prevent people cheating in the online space.

Yea, how's that working out for Blizzard? ;)

more than 2 years ago

FBI Seizes Server Providing Anonymous Remailer Service

FlyveHest Re:What does this help? (355 comments)

So, to do business online you absolutely must have at least 2 colocated servers?

I sure hope that its possible for a startup to run their first version(s) on a single server, hosted at one provider.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Making JavaScript Tolerable For a Dyed-in-the-Wool C/C++/Java Guy?

FlyveHest Re:Going down in flames (575 comments)

Why not?

Slap a two-three line comment in above that call that describes whats going on, and I see absolutely no reason to not use code like that?

There's no need to go verbose for verbositys sake, and that piece of script is pretty neat.

If you place a completely green web-developer in front of it, sure, he might have a hard time reading it, but if jQuery is a tool you use, and webdevelopment what you do, then this really shouldn't be much of a problem at all.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE

FlyveHest But, what about Cleartype? (476 comments)

Basically, I don't really care about this upgrade (I don't use IE), and from a security standpoint, its a pretty good idea, but, I had IE9 installed, and removed it as it does not obey the general Windows ClearType setting.

"But, you don't use IE as a browser, so what?"

Problem is, a lot of programs use IE as their content renderer, and all of those will suddenly have ClearType enabled, and theres no way to disable it .. And I absolutely HATE! ClearType, I think it looks terrible.

Only way I found to disable it was to hack DLL files, and while this might work I find it a very un-elegant solution, and I would have to do this again and again after each update. :(

more than 3 years ago

Latest Humble Bundle Comes With Uplink Source Code

FlyveHest Re:DoD (96 comments)

It is a funny game, absolutely, but I must admit that the same-ness of the mobs and dungeons got boring after 20 or so hours of playing. (And, I still enjoy NetHacking from time to time)

But the game is well worth the admission, no doubt about that.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft To Back Kinect-Based Startups

FlyveHest Re:Rip-off central (200 comments)

Or being in a room, with no computers?

Although limited, I could see this beeing of some use.

more than 3 years ago

Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?

FlyveHest Re:Microsoft (661 comments)

No, you have to pay to watch videos that someone else provides for you, in a codec of their choice.

Just as if I provide you with a file in some proprietary format that demands a program that costs money if you want to view it.

It is entirely up to yuou if you want to view the content, convert it, or ask me if I want to deliver the content in another format.

more than 3 years ago



All firmware PSP unbricker released

FlyveHest FlyveHest writes  |  more than 7 years ago

FlyveHest writes "After an unfortunate event with their hard work being released to the black market, Noobz has decied to release their, maybe, final product, The Pandora's battery into the general public.

This latest piece of work from their hands makes it possible to bring back your bricked PSP, and downgrade any and all PSPs firmware to a firmware of your choice."


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