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Bethesda Announces New Fallout Game For 2010

FrankDeath Debugging (254 comments)

But will they spend the time debugging it?

I enjoyed Oblivion and Fallout 3 for the PS3 but they were the two buggiest games I've ever played (including PC games). I think the games froze for me about once per 8-10 hours of play on average.

more than 5 years ago

Reliability of Computer Memory?

FrankDeath Re:Memtest not perfect. (724 comments)

"My experience with memtest is you can trust the results if it says the memory is bad, however if the memory passed it could still be bad."

This has been my experience too. I hate to recommend Microsoft products but I've found that Windows Memory Diagnostic to be more thorough than memtest86. It has found bad memory that memtest86 missed on more than one occasion.

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Software For Experimental Physics?

FrankDeath Re:Open Source is the best you can have in science (250 comments)

Is this the spec to which you refer? http://www.certif.com/index.html If it is then you are incorrect about it being open source. A license is required to run it. It is possible to obtain the code so you can build it, but sharing it is definitely not allowed. The macros you write for it, however, are as open as you'd like them to be.

more than 5 years ago

How many phones do you have? Count wired phone extensions, cell phones, smartphones, and installed VoIP apps on all computers th

FrankDeath Re:I would forego the land line if... (504 comments)

Request a grandcentral.com number. If you decide you don't want a non-VIP caller to bother you anymore, you can play an out-of-service message when that person calls :-)

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7's Media Hype Having the Opposite Effect As Vista's

FrankDeath Re:Hookay... damage control? Paid by MS? (864 comments)

Pressing 3 + 2 * 2 = in windows calculator.

Standard: 10 (as a handheld calculator would produces, as it calculates 3 + 2 when you press *)

Scientific: 7 (as the scientific calculator on my desk produces)

What's the problem?

You don't understand the order of operations.

about 6 years ago


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FrankDeath FrankDeath writes  |  more than 7 years ago

It seems that the tag "suddenoutbreakofcommonsense" has become more common lately. It is a change that I welcome with open arms. Let's hope it becomes a pandemic of common sense.


false advertising online ?= legal

FrankDeath FrankDeath writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Recently a link for SuicideGirls has been appearing in the MarketPlace Links section of Slashdot. I had heard of the site before, and I was surprised that the advertisement described it as "The online Men's Magazine for Geeks." If you've seen the site you know that the advertised description is horribly incorrect.

In the brick-and-mortar world, advertisers are only allowed to make absurdly false claims if the average person can tell that it's not meant to be taken seriously.

Is all online advertising headed in the direction of blatant deception? Don't advertisers realize that they are simply training people to ignore their ads? Is there anything proactive we can do to stop unscrupulous advertising?

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