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EA's New User Agreement Bans Lawsuits

Goldberg's Pants Re:Suing a game manufacturer? (273 comments)

I can see one very good reason. The store is like Steam. Say they suffer a massive security breach like PSN did. I think that's grounds to sue.

There's also the speculation of other parts of their EULA, regarding you losing your games if you don't log in for a set amount of time. (Two years I think it is.)

Not to mention if they sell you a game knowing it's defective or broken in some fashion. (Like the recent From Dust debacle with Ubisoft.)

The fact is it should NOT be legal to have this in the EULA IMO. I would guarantee it wouldn't stand up in court. The only problem with that is you'd need a lot of money to do it.

I also love the way the EFF never say a bloody word about stuff like this. Finding the EFF increasingly pointless.

more than 2 years ago

How Do You Get Your Geek Nostalgia Fix?

Goldberg's Pants Re:Just look two stories down (422 comments)

BAH! XP is still fine. By that definition people shouldn't use Unix.

Vista and 7 have no need to exist unless you're an MS shareholder. They bring nothing to table of any use.

I've had this argument for years with people as I still use XP. A couple of games have been DX10 only, which is asinine when in at least one case they were a port of an Xbox title and the console is essentially a DX9 box. But everything is still supported. My system is still current and can run stuff like Mass Effect 2 etc...

I'm still waiting for a compelling argument from someone to upgrade, but it seems all 7 does is up the minimum system requirements of everything. My kids have Windows 7 on their laptops and I despise it.

I can't be bothered to get into all the reasons why I hate it, but until such time as I'm forced to upgrade, I won't, as everything, including GAMES most importantly, still support XP, and to be quite frank I can live without the "NOW WITH ADDED SHINY" DX10 nonsense. It doesn't make the games any better,

I'm waiting for the day nVividia bring out card that improves gameplay. THAT would be a reason to upgrade.

more than 2 years ago

Retailer Calls Rivals' Bluff On "HDMI Scam"

Goldberg's Pants Re:But the Best Buy guy said it does (664 comments)

Cheapest I can find an HDMI cable around where I live is $50. That's for a 3 foot cable.

Went online, and a few days later received two 6' HDMI cables in the mail. Total cost, including shipping? $4.50. They of course work just fine.

I thought this was a Canada only thing as our options for electrical stuff here are limited (due to 99% of places being owned by the same couple of companies). Glad to see it isn't, though it saddens me to see such scamming going on.

more than 2 years ago

IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

Goldberg's Pants Re:Is this linux friendly for 4g (346 comments)

BooHoo, use a real OS. You choose to go to the goth prom. Don't complain when the prom queen fucks someone at the real prom.

In short, you want to use Linux, more power to you. You cannot have everything you want.

more than 3 years ago

IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

Goldberg's Pants Re:Too bad Safari still crashes (346 comments)

In almost eror iOS app, both official and third party, if you have a long amount of ANYTHING the app will crash. These file apps where you can chuck your porn^H^H^H^H pictures. Have too many, the app will sit there for a while, then crash. I have one and I have to load it twice, every time, to get it to work.

more than 3 years ago

IOS 4.3 Now Available For Download

Goldberg's Pants Re:Airplay (346 comments)

I bought an iPod Touch 4G last year. Wanted the camera. I had a 1g Touch which became obsolete before 4.x even shipped. Yes it was annoying, but I actually found it kinda nice, no longer giving a crap.

Though it's nice that after 3 years of owning an iPod Touch I can FINALLY share my entire iTunes library when I'm at home. It's very slickly done too. (Even if not entirely obvious how to enable it.)

more than 3 years ago

How Big Data Justifies Mining Your Social Data

Goldberg's Pants Re:News? (102 comments)

Yep, no reason for the story (and I use the word in entirely the wrong way) to exist.

States the obvious. It's why I am very selective over what I actually put on places like Facebook (I have no photos or much of anything on there) and Twitter (random inane babbling).

more than 3 years ago

Activists Seek Repeal of Ban On Incandescent Bulbs

Goldberg's Pants Re:Good! (1049 comments)

I have a CFL in my outdoor lamp on my front step. And in my car port a regular incandescent. Both are wired to the same switch. (Don't blame me, I didn't build the place.)

I flip the switch on garbage night. I put on coat and gloves (I live in Northern Canada), I grab two bags, lug them the 100 or so yards to the designated area. Come back. Take the next bags, 100 yard walk again... If there's a third trip (no pickup for almost 3 weeks during the winter at some spots) the CFL is USUALLY on properly by then. But often times not. I'm quite often done and back inside before it's at full whack.

They're useless at their job, dangerous and expensive.

And people who leave their porch lights on all night unless it's for very good (and not imaginary) security reasons are idiots.

more than 3 years ago

Structure In Brain Linked To Varied Social Life

Goldberg's Pants Re:so that's it... (96 comments)

If that PTSD thing is true that's interesting as it's believed I'm suffering PTSD. (Seriously. Not trying to make a joke.)

more than 3 years ago

Structure In Brain Linked To Varied Social Life

Goldberg's Pants Re:And you, have you ever kissed a girl? (96 comments)

I have a wife... But I think after that my amygdala got removed. Socializing? What's that?

more than 3 years ago

EU Demands Canada Gut Its Copyright and Patent Laws

Goldberg's Pants Re:51 st state? (324 comments)

I live in Alberta, and would fight to the death to stop the US if they ever tried anything.

I'd rather be dead than American.

about 4 years ago

EU Demands Canada Gut Its Copyright and Patent Laws

Goldberg's Pants Re:WTH (324 comments)

Well the US has been rattling this saber for years now thinking they control us.

Sad thing is the scum in charge like Harper will probably just roll over for legislation that is so biased in favour of the corporations they whore themselves too.

about 4 years ago

EU Demands Canada Gut Its Copyright and Patent Laws

Goldberg's Pants What the hell? (324 comments)

Seriously, as a Canadian this disgusts me. The EU, the US... What the hell gives these assholes the right to demand ANYTHING?

Makes me absolutely sick to read this. There is nothing wrong with Canada's laws. And that is exactly why they want it changed, so there IS something wrong with it to throw the balance off hugely in favour of coporations.


about 4 years ago

Users Rejecting Security Advice Considered Rational

Goldberg's Pants Re:Wasted time (389 comments)

Torrenting has nothing to do with it that's for damn sure unless you start downloading random EXE files and running them, and not doing that is just common sense. I think you need to draw a distinction between intelligent torrent users and fuckwits.

It's about intelligence. I don't run any anti-malware software beyond a small program that tells me when something is added to startup, services etc... (Even the hidden stuff we're not supposed to know about.) And that's it. In the last seven years I've had one incidence of something getting through and it was relatively painless to fix.

I used Linux for years and would routinely have to fight with the graphics driver, stuff would randomly stop working... Also I'm a gamer, WINE just doesn't cut it, and the fact is Linux just doesn't do what I need a lot of the time so I stopped using it.

more than 4 years ago

The Lost Film That Accompanied Empire Strikes Back

Goldberg's Pants Re:Star Wars (195 comments)

I think he's just making a general comment on Star Wars in a thread tangentially related.

And his bridge probably misses its troll.

more than 4 years ago

Game Difficulty As a Virtue

Goldberg's Pants Re:needs to be entertainment. (204 comments)

Cheat codes are becoming rarer these days. Especially when on consoles at least devs can sell you an unlock for $5. (Burnout Paradise for example.)

more than 4 years ago

DIY Texting System For Really Underground Radio

Goldberg's Pants Pesky child... (98 comments)

Damnable overachievers...

more than 4 years ago

Gates Foundation Plans To Invest $10B Into Vaccines

Goldberg's Pants Re:So... (477 comments)

Not enough Vespene Gas.

more than 4 years ago

Gates Foundation Plans To Invest $10B Into Vaccines

Goldberg's Pants Re:Birth Control (477 comments)

Then there is also the issue that Yemen is having, 50% of their population is under the age of 18.

Sounds like my definition of hell.

more than 4 years ago



Microtransactions coming to Spore?

Goldberg's Pants Goldberg's Pants writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Goldberg's Pants (139800) writes "In a conference call, the CEO of Electronic Arts has indicated if Spore is a success then in a year or so they may "monetize body parts, plant parts, car parts, planets — as a way to generate incremental revenue off an install base of several million active users." Couple this with the inevitably copy protection debacle that will ensue around release time, and Spore is looking less attractive with each passing week."



One accepted entry?

Goldberg's Pants Goldberg's Pants writes  |  more than 10 years ago

BAH! My profile says I've had one story accepted on Slashdot. Dammit, I've had TWO! If you check the vaults, the first article on the SirCam virus was submitted by me!

I've also had something I wrote make the front page of Slashdot, but I ain't saying what, because then the world would know who I am, and I like retain my "man of mystery" persona...


Goldberg's Pants Goldberg's Pants writes  |  about 11 years ago

Games that are released in a nigh on unplayable state to be patched later.

Recent examples:

Championship Manager 4
Raven Shield


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