top Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?
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?
top Blizzard Sues
Starcraft II Cheat Creators
That is a horrible, horrible analogy, and is actually not comparable at all.
top Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor
No one on the grassy knoll talks about the second stone!
top Bitcoin Hits $400 Ahead of Senate Hearing On Virtual Currency
It would suit people nicely, if they remember that there actually are countries outside the US, who doesn't abide by US law, and, generally speaking, could not care less what the US congress decides about bitcoins.
top Boxee Sold To Samsung
So, a new 2000+$ TV every two years
.. Sounds about right. about a year and a half ago
top LEGO Announces GNU/LInux-Powered Mindstorms EV3 Platform
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
top Ask Slashdot: What Was Your Favorite Web Comic of 2012?
Holy crap, I have been reading SMBC for a long while, and I did not know this!
top Facebook Ordered To End Its Real Name Policy In Germany
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.
top Ask Slashdot: Current State of Linux Email Clients?
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.
top EA Exec Won't Green Light Any Single Player-Only Games
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.
top The Olympic Live Stream: Observations, Recommendations, Predictions
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.
top Why We Love Firefox, and Why We Hate It
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.
top Open Source
Morrowind Version 0.16.0 Released
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
Diablo 3 Banhammer Dropped Just Before RMAH Goes Live
it has to be online to prevent people cheating in the online space.
Yea, how's that working out for Blizzard?
top FBI Seizes Server Providing Anonymous Remailer Service
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.
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.
top Microsoft Upgrading Windows Users To Latest Version of MSIE
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.
top Latest Humble Bundle Comes With
Uplink Source Code
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.
top Microsoft To Back Kinect-Based Startups
Or being in a room, with no computers?
Although limited, I could see this beeing of some use.
top Windows 8 Won't Support Plug-Ins; the End of Flash?
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.
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