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Valve Software Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Work On Steam Client for Linux

Haymaker Re:Should have ported TF2 first (236 comments)

Remember back when they had just Portal out for OSX, some people could play TF2 on OSX by moving some files around.

Personally, I think they're playing with L4D2 because it's more stable. TF2 is getting content updates every few weeks, while L4D2 is still new but relatively stable. Maybe just for the sensitive stage where they want to make sure it works just fine (with an acceptable framerate, which is probably the hard part) they want a game that doesn't push new hats to the client every other week. Once everything is smooth, I imagine it's trivial to move the rest of the Source engine games over.

more than 2 years ago

Valve Software Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Work On Steam Client for Linux

Haymaker Re:Two sides to this coin (236 comments)

Yeah, with the Linux side of things they probably have more freedom to release things in an earlier stage like "we have this mostly working, you might want to play around with it a bit though before it's completely awesome" and the community would be fine with that. At least more freedom than you'd see on the OSX or Windows side of things. Gamers can be a pretty picky bunch, but I imagine (or hope) that Linux users will be more likely to be happy to use less-than-stable software if it means they get to use it sooner. Whether or not Valve will use that availability, we will have to see.

more than 2 years ago

Valve Software Launches Linux Blog, Confirms Work On Steam Client for Linux

Haymaker Re:Great news! (236 comments)

nah, Gabe just looked at the consumer preview for Windows 8 and started Steam & Source on Linux as a reaction before he even realized it.

more than 2 years ago

Google Officially Brings Voice To Gmail

Haymaker Re:encrytion issues (179 comments)

if you're in the US, I can throw you an invite if you don't have it.

about 4 years ago

Cub Scouts To Offer Merit Pin For Video Gaming

Haymaker Re:Oh yeah (366 comments)

Someone whose only training was using a mouse in a FPS, sorry, I don't think they'll be particularly good at it.

At least they'll be better than the ones using console controllers.

more than 4 years ago

ISP Is Bypassing Firefox's Location Bar Search

Haymaker Re:Sure they can (385 comments)

It's rude to interrupt a correction with semantics.

more than 4 years ago

Rupert Murdoch Hates Google, Loves the iPad

Haymaker Re:Endorsement (412 comments)

There are some people who's adblock behavior is kinda on principals rather than "block everything unless it breaks"

Early after I made my Slashdot account I had adblock on but didn't pay it any mind, and then I saw the "thanks to you contributing positively to this board, you are eligible to turn off ads"

I felt it was such an honorable and honest system that I disabled adblock for Slashdot and didn't opt-out of the ads. It also made me disable it for other sites I appreciate, like Hulu or even Reddit has a "Thank you for not using AdBlock" graphic in place of an ad sometimes. I think it's what Google was saying some time ago: adblockers aren't ruining free websites, people will eventually use them to block out annoying or undesirable ads while choosing to support the websites they would like to support.

Not that I'm saying this behavior is in the majority, but it might grow with the usage of AdBlockers.

more than 4 years ago

Ubuntu One Gets iPhone App For Contact Sync

Haymaker Re:but... (115 comments)

Disagree, mod points are given to people with good Karma and therefore are obviously less likely to be wrong.

more than 4 years ago

MechWarrior 4 Free Release Delayed By Microsoft

Haymaker Re:Fallout 3 (90 comments)

Not that I'm disagreeing with you, but Xbox LIVE silver accounts are unpaid and "let" you buy content on the store.

more than 4 years ago

Scientology Tries To Block German Documentary

Haymaker heh (565 comments)

I will now list everyone surprised by this move:

more than 4 years ago

Insomniacs, the Phantoms of the Internet

Haymaker Re:Time Zones (234 comments)

This. Having played free WoW servers before (and idling in their official IRCs), I've seen how time of the day gets blurry when others aren't as constricted to the same schedule as you are.

Not only that, but there are OTHER insomniacs in OTHER time zones, meaning interaction can depend more on "when they happen to be awake" and not "what time they're usually up"

more than 4 years ago

Google Acquires Online Image Editing Tool Picnik

Haymaker Re:Photo Editor, not Image Editor (84 comments)

Great, you HAD to mention Splashup. Now Google is going to buy them too. Way to go.

more than 4 years ago

Facebook Now Supports Jabber/XMPP

Haymaker Re:Why would I change? (174 comments)

Facebook chat plugin is buggy and possibly breaks when Facebook updates something with their chat network. XMPP is a built-in protocol and will be more stable and supported.

the first thing I noticed is that XMPP doesn't keep losing connection and trying to login.

though I don't think it might be an issue to everyone, but on the facebook chat plugin it would query who is online and who isn't at time intervals, resulting in mass signings/signouts at once depending on the time of day + size of friends list. I'm not sure if the xmpp system is any better but I assume it will be more real-time.

more than 4 years ago

Verizon Blocking 4chan

Haymaker Re:So what? (677 comments)

I should hope not, if ALL of the internet humor comes from there I'm going home.

more than 4 years ago

Verizon Blocking 4chan

Haymaker Re:I feel split in this matter (677 comments)


Funny thing about other *chans (kusaba or equivalent image board sites other than 4chan), they hate 4chan for the immeasurable amount of shit posting, where in comparison the smaller *chans have slower post volume but better content (usually)

When 4chan goes down, gets blocked, whatever, all these 4channers start migrating to the other imageboards and spread their 4channiness around either HAI GUISE IM GONNA POST HERE WHILE 4CHAN IS DOWN, K or just bitching about how they can't get on /b/.

So the members of these smaller boards realize 4chan needs to be alive to function as sort of a floodgate of retardation. I'm sure this principal applies to more than just *chan style boards though.

more than 4 years ago

If Everyone Had To Pass A Particular 101 Course, It Should Be About...

Haymaker Re:Statistics! (1142 comments)

So if one person is standing in a half-square mile area, how many, on technical average, persons per square mile are there in that area?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Finally To Patch 17-Year-Old Bug

Haymaker Re:What is a "BFF"? (251 comments)

I'm sorry but your butt chins are getting out of control.

more than 4 years ago

Half of Google News Users Browse But Don't Click

Haymaker Re:Slashdot did it first (237 comments)

I actually saw this story on Google News before it appeared on Slashdot, but I can't say I bothered to click and read.

more than 4 years ago

Failed Games That Damaged Or Killed Their Companies

Haymaker Re:Enter the Matrix was OK... (397 comments)

I have yet to find a movie based on a game that hasn't sucked.

more than 4 years ago

IE 0-Day Flaw Used In Chinese Attack

Haymaker Re:You know what this means (318 comments)

Why is Google even using IE? They have their own web browser. They should be eating their own dog food.

Google hardly even uses Windows AFAIK. The IE vulnerability victims are likely the people who had their accounts attacked.

more than 4 years ago



Windows 7 Drops Family Guy Special

Haymaker Haymaker writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Haymaker (1664103) writes "Microsoft ditches it's plan to (conspicuously) inject Windows 7 information into a Family Guy episode, saying the show didn't really fit well with Microsoft's image/brand. Either they jumped into the deal not knowing exactly what Family Guy was, or had a rare moment of clear thinking and realized how stupid it was going to be. As the article points out, this is definitely not the first time they've tried and failed at advertising."
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