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Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access

GarretSidzaka garbage (408 comments)

Log me in is a poor competitor to many other better free alternatives. I quit using that product years ago. And its over priced. Microsoft's new RDC android client was better, as I mainly used log me in for Android

about 8 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Would You Secure Your Parents' PC?

GarretSidzaka migrate to linux (408 comments)

Rename the Libre Office icons all to Microsoft Office and GIMP to Photoshop . It worked on my mother in law

about 9 months ago
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Project Seeks To Build Inexpensive 9-inch Monitor For Raspberry Pi

GarretSidzaka Re:Gee, they're going to build an ARM-based comput (176 comments)

i've not loved the ARM "all-winner" tablets. the manufacturers usually put poor capacitive touch and they are troublesome to CWM

about 10 months ago
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5-Year Mission Continues After 45-Year Hiatus

GarretSidzaka amazing (283 comments)

loved it!!

please don't knock it until you watch the whole episode. definitely not amateur

about a year ago
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Ants Use Sound To Communicate

GarretSidzaka the first (36 comments)

we have heard the first ant cry

about a year and a half ago
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Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

GarretSidzaka it can (264 comments)

i put a 9800 GSO in a old sony vaio that was new enought to be first gen PCI express.. its single core 3.2 ghz with hypthread P4
its got 1.5 gb ram (i added extra gig, it was hard to find old ram but you can). since the card was going to be a strain on the power supply i pulled everything like floppy tv tuner lots of crap. it runs sims 3 and minecraft smoothly for my 1st grade son. good computer now and the PSU hasnt burned out!

it can be done!!

see if you can upgrade all the parts you can: ram, cpu, and video card (even upgrade the PSU if its not proprietary like the sony)
the prices might be dirt cheap for obsolete parts (if you can find em)

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Unveils Preliminary Radeon HD 8000M Series Mobile GPU Details

GarretSidzaka Re:Onewholeinternets (51 comments)

I burned out a graphics card mining. literally. there was a tiny pool of copper in the middle of a scortch mark on the back of the card, where it was facing up. an entire lil logic chip exploded into fire, and liquid copper. roasted the psu, the mobo too. suffice to say i summarily informed my wife that i would be ceasing bitcoin mining, immediately :P

about a year and a half ago
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Humans Evolving Faster Than Ever

GarretSidzaka read the posts (253 comments)

if you read the posts on the submission page, it rapidly "devolves" (get it) into a spirited converesation on eugenics, which i read till i could no longer view Nazi Hate Speech.

i didnt read, but am assuming there some lovely eugenics in the /. comments, but im too sicked and scared to find out .....

about 2 years ago
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NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

GarretSidzaka Re:tanking (269 comments)

but seriously tho, how is microsoft able to hemorrhage this much money because of steve balmer being a stupid fucking gorilla instead of a CEO? there stocks are rock steady but little growth! what happens when all this money disappears? we will need to be ready to switch to linux/android type OS's quick

about 2 years ago
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NPD Group Analysts Say Windows 8 Sales Sluggish

GarretSidzaka tanking (269 comments)

windows 8 is single handedly tanking the entire pc market. my wife just switched to linux mint, and she likes it okay.

my biggest interest in in steam-on-linux! are they going to have a full library?

this will put the windows gaming market in jeopardy.

will linux make things like masquerading as easy as windows Internet connection sharing?

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

i think that this community is a futuristic thing in a world where people have left behind these old misconceptions and work together for bother their own betterment, AND the betterment of the species.

im pretty sure the race of morlocks will disagree with this. and they have all the power

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

tribalism is quite disgusting on all levels. i think that its opposite counterpart might be called "community" where the members are all about helping each other, not purifying the herd, or backstabbing for rank positioning

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

good point. perhaps we come full circle to my original distaste for all religions. (if you dont consider buddhism a religion than it rings true)

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

thank you for some refreshing conversation

as to your last point, of tribe by tribe basis for judging, i partially disagree.

i guarantee with high probability that the majority of white christians you inspect will have any love for certain groups. lets just talk about the rights of mexicans to live in america without persecution or the rights of people in the middles east, especially israel.

their sickly sweet veneer rubs off rapidly

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

i used to believe that all ideologies deserved to live (as in the same vein as speicies deserve not to be extinct). then i realized that modern religion was quite degenerate in all its forms, quite rife with authoritarianism and fascist values, couched with the smooth creamy frosting of what small ethics remained in their holy books. ethics that are absolutely common sense, paired up with hateful, racist, sexist and anti-everyone values.

so now im anti-abrahamic, primarily. but there really arent any hindus around here to despise, and buddhists i think are actually correct.

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka Re:you keep using that word (397 comments)

ahh, a moralist, my favorite enemy. i would say the same, except i would switch how you use the terms.

i feel that ethics is a simple concept, given lip service by many religions around the world. the golden rule is a very easy version of ethics. you simply cannot hurt people. Morality, however, can also include things that are unethical like the persecution of people with alternative lifestyles, ethnicity, or ideology. Morality uses aspects of ethics to lend itself credence, but in actuality, american "Family Values" is a thinly veiled Neo-Fascist (or neo-nazi, supremacist) agenda.

I am a Libertarian Socialist, and i will always oppose the Moralists, the Capitalist Rationalists, and and other form of fascism.

about 2 years ago
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GOG: How an Indie Game Store Took On the Pirates and Won

GarretSidzaka you keep using that word (397 comments)

you seem to use the words "morals" and "ethics" as though they were interchangeable

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

GarretSidzaka um directx, not a game (951 comments)

its the fact that there are dozens of games out there that are far above crap. and they are being released with directx and pandering into the microsoft monopoly. we need game developers and corporations to be willing to stand up to these contractual games and just release games with an opengl or many other graphics systems available.

then we can have the game on whatever the hack system or OS we feel like consuming them on

about 2 years ago

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Soren Johnson Interview- Civcomm's ModCast

GarretSidzaka GarretSidzaka writes  |  more than 4 years ago

GarretSidzaka (1417217) writes "A super exclusive interview with Soren Johnson, it might be too much to handle. The thirty-eighth episode of ModCast is now netcasting. Entitled "Soren Johnson Exclusive",[civcomm.weplayciv.com] it features core panelists Tony "GarretSidzaka" Kiehl, Wouter "Locutus" Snijders, Kenneth "Impaler[WrG]" Ferland and Peter "Maniac" Steenbeke with special guest co-host Soren Johnson.

- 02m55s | Exclusive (Part 1 of 5)
Starting off, Soren Johnson's gaming career to date: what led him into the industry, the Civilization III catalyst and the evolution of modding in the series.
- 18m43s | Exclusive (Part 2 of 5)
What does it take to be a driving force in the game industry?
- 24m33s | Exclusive (Part 3 of 5)
Considering Spore, the 'one big mod' experience including its expansion pack, and whether this is a reflection of modding going mainstream into gaming.
- 35m13s | Exclusive (Part 4 of 5)
The uncertain future for strategy gaming — the need to break the existing mold.
- 38m03s | Exclusive (Part 5 of 5)
Focus on Johnson's open-beta gaming project, Strategy Station, and some unfinished business between CivIII and Civilization IV."

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