×

Announcing: Slashdot Deals - Explore geek apps, games, gadgets and more. (what is this?)

Thank you!

We are sorry to see you leave - Beta is different and we value the time you took to try it out. Before you decide to go, please take a look at some value-adds for Beta and learn more about it. Thank you for reading Slashdot, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

RIM Unveils New OS Based On QNX

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:As a blackberry user, I don't need a crystal ba (262 comments)

Apple also doesn't have a dead dog in the race, with frequent outages of service due to a single point of email and message failure controlled by their proprietary network. Apple also innovated the hell out of their products. RIM has not done this. It's a "me too" effort at best, and not a very good one.

Outside of organizations married to its corp-friendly proprietary nonsense, RIM has zero reputation right now.

As a developer, I wouldn't spare a thought towards porting my applications to that platform. It's a non-starter.

more than 3 years ago
top

NVIDIA Launches 3D Vision 2

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Just dont screw up the drivers!!! (76 comments)

I've never had that experience with the nvidia hardware. "Carefully calibrate the distance"? sounds like the description of parallax filter montiors that I've read.

more than 3 years ago
top

NVIDIA Launches 3D Vision 2

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:wow (76 comments)

what do you mean by "Vaporware"? 3d LCDs for shutter glasses have been around for a while. Just because this isn't on shelves today (near as I can find) doesn't make it "vaporware".

Don't strain your shift key finger there, genius.

more than 3 years ago
top

NVIDIA Launches 3D Vision 2

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Just dont screw up the drivers!!! (76 comments)

They've very much fixed that issue. The integrated driver packs now upgrade everything properly. I haven't had driver issues in over a year with my first-gen 3d vision stuff. Very much looking forward to this new kit. The 27" monitor will also be a great improvement.

more than 3 years ago
top

Amazon Pushes For National Internet Sales Tax

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Inaccurate headline? (392 comments)

Yep. Worst headline skewing I've seen in a while.

more than 3 years ago
top

Amazon Pushes For National Internet Sales Tax

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:We now know what side (392 comments)

We really don't. The article summary was skewed, and the title is just plain incorrect. Title should be

"Tenn. Governor pushes for National Internet Sales Tax" with a note in the summary he's discussing it with Amazon. Discussion does not equate to agreement.

more than 3 years ago
top

Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Donate them to Charity? (1016 comments)

and whoever they gave them to just might. Screw that. destroy them.

more than 3 years ago
top

Teach Your Router New Tricks With DD-WRT

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Tomato 2nd'd (257 comments)

Yep, Tomato VPN is fantastic. I've been running on an ASUS router for quite a while now.

more than 3 years ago
top

OnStar Reverses ToS Changes

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Well, Duh (90 comments)

Eh. I'm not going to let that keep me from owning a car that I want. What I DID do is disconnect the coax to the satellite and cell antenna. Now it just has a red "I can't talk to the mothership" telltale in the rearview mirror frame.

more than 2 years ago
top

DC Universe Online Goes F2P

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:S.O.E. does this with all of their online games (103 comments)

Agreed. I had high hopes, but their insistence upon re-inventing EVERYTHING and going against common MMO UI elements (screwed up movement, no way to put things the way you want them) made the game unplayable at best. Last I heard PC and PS3 players weren't on the same servers, so why bother making the game interface dumbed down for the PC? Chat interface was ABSOLUTELY THE WORST one ever created for an MMO. I've played early beta versions of stuff like LOTRO where stuff wasn't completely baked when players were let into the world, and the release chat system in DCU was completely useless.

I'm a huge comic book fan, but the superhero MMOs so far have been disappointing. CoH made endgame play impossible without a group AT ALL TIMES. Champions Online managed to sort of capture the flavor of the P&P game that I loved in the 80s and 90's but then fell into the RMT store crap. DCU Online, for all of it's great license potential, is the biggest crapfest of the lot. After the first two days trying to play it, I never logged in again. Didn't even play out my first "free" Month.

more than 3 years ago
top

Siemens To Exit Nuclear Power Business

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Lessor of two evils... (400 comments)

This confusion of wants with needs has perhaps been the cause of countless wars in the Middle East.

You misspelled "Organized Religion".

more than 3 years ago
top

Xbox 360 Reset Hack Yields Unsigned Code Execution

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:xbmc360? (177 comments)

I suppose that's something I hadn't considered. Given the availability of DLNA/UPnP clients on everything from consoles to toasters these days, I'm not sure it's all that necessary, but that would be cool.

more than 3 years ago
top

Xbox 360 Reset Hack Yields Unsigned Code Execution

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Why? (177 comments)

I'm all about doing that if it has a purpose. I guess if there weren't PC drivers for the motion sensor gizmo it would be really cool.

more than 3 years ago
top

Xbox 360 Reset Hack Yields Unsigned Code Execution

Gojira Shipi-Taro Why? (177 comments)

I can already run unsigned code on any of half a dozen PCs or similar devices I have that are not the 360 and are FAR more powerful. This is interesting-ish in that it's a neat kind of hack, but really... why would I want to do this now?

more than 3 years ago
top

UK Police Arrest 12 Over Facebook Use Inciting Riots

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:Reality check (369 comments)

They shot and killed an armed drug dealer. It may not have been justified, but he was not "innocent".

The riots weren't about protesting that even. They were just an excuse to destroy and steal.

more than 3 years ago
top

Syrian Hackers Deface Anonymous' Social Network

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:So (80 comments)

The War of the Script Kiddies has begun.

I think you meant "Begun, the Script Kiddie Wars have."

more than 3 years ago
top

How Google+ Measures Up On Privacy

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:But isn't that the idea? (164 comments)

Certainly, if they INTEND on re-sharing it and attributing it to you for some purpose. If they're going to do that they probably don't belong in the circle you're posting that particular message to.

The point of the "disable reshare" option is to stop clueless people from mindlessly re-broadcasting every last thing that they read to the entire world.

Nothing is perfect, but this certainly beats the "Default spew to EVERYONE" model that facepalmbook uses.

more than 3 years ago
top

Firmware Troubles For Old Xbox 360s, Possibly PS3s As Well

Gojira Shipi-Taro Re:joint statement with Sony (196 comments)

No, these are NOT the "same guys". Those guys were over in Sony Music.

Different set of clueless stuffed shirts.

And no, I doubt they're stupid enough to do something that would be patently illegal, and result in at least the European Courts cutting them a new one.

more than 3 years ago

Submissions

Gojira Shipi-Taro hasn't submitted any stories.

Journals

Gojira Shipi-Taro has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?