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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

His Shadow Re:It's what some GG people SAY it's about (474 comments)

Repeating the lie does not make it true. The "positive press" is non-existent. As as per the standard already set, you are disturbingly knowledgeable about a specific incident that in the grand scheme of things amount to absolutely nothing. Even if it was true that Quinn got "positive press" for sexual favours (it isn't, not even remotely), she got positive press for a game that is little more than an HTML script, has no advertising budget to speak of and will never, ever make anyone a comfortable living, much less rich. Zoe Quinn's sex life is no one's business. That her jilted lover made it a topic of conversation is the actual scandal, not that people have sex and break hearts in the process. The claims made by GamerGate types that even the jilted lover had to clarify he did not make are simply in no uncertain terms false. That the overwhelming majority of the targets of self identifying GamerGate types are women who in almost all cases are absolutely and utterly irrelevant with regards to "ethics in gaming journalism" is the tell here, and everyone is aware of the lie except aforementioned GamerGate types.

about a month ago
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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

His Shadow Re: THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is a (474 comments)

the fact that Zoe Quinn is scum either way- it's Zoe's own actions that have created that reality and no one elses.

Except for the fact that, you know, this wasn't anyone's actual business until a jilted lover spilled his guts in a public display of broken heartedness. But sure, she's entirely responsible.

about a month ago
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With 128GB, iPad Hits Surface Pro, Ultrabook Territory

His Shadow Re:January 29, 2013. The day /. officially died. (501 comments)

Shut up for Odin's sake. If we had a nickel for every moron that believed every mundane news article about Company A meant subby was in the pocket of Company A, we could package all you twits up in a rocket and shoot you to the Moon. Apple is the biggest deal in tech right now. Does that offend you? Move to Botswana.

about 2 years ago
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Woz Worries Microsoft Is Now More Innovative Than Apple

His Shadow Please Stop (333 comments)

Wozniak had his ay in the sun. His accomplishments are a matter of the historical record of computing. But let's stop pretending Woz has any particularly useful insight into today's Apple. Woz has not had a hand in aching remotely to with Apple in over 30 years. He's good for quote, which is in turn good or hits, but the way the tech press continues to hang on his every word regarding Apple has more to do with a web based traffic model than anything he says being particularly insightful.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Hits 73% of Global Smartphone Market

His Shadow Re:APPLE STILL MAKES 90% OF SMARTPHONE CASH !! (601 comments)

Let me explain this to you so it's easy to grasp. You make a thing, you set a price that allows you to recoup costs and make a product, and you put it on the market. Your thing either sells or it doesn't. If it doesn't sell, you either change the product, change your price, or kill it. If your thing sells at the price you set, you make money and stay in business. If your thing sells well, or sells at a rate that makes it difficult for you to fill demand, FOR A FACT, your device is not overpriced. Feel free to proceed to reference Apple's VooDoo marketing and brainwashed Apple zealots or whatever other standard tropes you employ to allow you to refuse to accept that Apple is really good at this "capitalism" thing.

more than 2 years ago
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Android Hits 73% of Global Smartphone Market

His Shadow Re:Suck it! (601 comments)

Suck on what? The low end Android little-better-than-feature phones that will be swelling the landfills, or the inability of this market share to translate into a meaningful profit for anyone but the Apple copycat Samsung? Help us out here. Because if anyone out there think Android's market share success is analogous to Microsoft's Windows market share, you are sadly mistaken.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

His Shadow Every Last One... (282 comments)

...of these insipid "real work" claims about the requirement for a file browser to do said "work" is sounding more and more like the tech boors who pretended DOS was more efficient than the GUI, and that GUIs made computers "toys". It was ridiculous then, it's new counterpart is ridiculous now. Even moreso in the next few years.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft's Killer Tablet Opportunity

His Shadow Re:Considering who most computer users are these d (282 comments)

Enough of this mindless twaddle. If you really believe this mindless tripe about "cool" outweighing usefulness you simply don't work with real people. If you do work with real people, it's practically guaranteed you are the insufferable tech snob of whatever group you belong to...

more than 2 years ago
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US Supreme Court Upholds Removal of Works From Public Domain

His Shadow Congratulations... (380 comments)

The US has created a system that is terrified that someone, somewhere, is not making money in perpetuity on property they did not create.

more than 2 years ago
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Sluggish Android Tablet Growth May Give Microsoft an Opening

His Shadow Buh? (269 comments)

Who looks at a market where an incumbent is decimating the competition and thinks "this is the perfect point for us to throw our hat in the ring"? Android was supposed have buried the iPad by spring of this year. The Touchpad was evidence that Apple would soon be elevated to niche status. And yet here we are...

more than 2 years ago
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The Post-Idea World

His Shadow Is It Me? (368 comments)

Or is this article entirely backwards from reality? There is something inverse about this idea about ideas.

more than 3 years ago
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Adobe (Temporarily?) Kills 64-Bit Flash For Linux

His Shadow Re:Fuck flash (272 comments)

Yeah, I was reading just the other day of that proprietary Apple plugin technology. I think it was called "HTML5" or something like that. You can't watch ads on your iPhone. Boo Fucking Hoo. Jobs is such a BASTARD!.

more than 4 years ago
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What Scientists Really Think About Religion

His Shadow Re:Makes sense (1123 comments)

That would make sense if too many religionists weren't Hell bent on forcing religion back into aspects of culture we've been successfully removing religion from in the first place.

more than 4 years ago
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What Scientists Really Think About Religion

His Shadow Re:There is nothing wrong with being spiritual (1123 comments)

OTHER TIP: People who routinely attack others for not being free enough in their thinking are doing so because said others are not open to every retarded fuzzy minded piece of nonsense that comes down the pipe.

more than 4 years ago
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Study Finds That Video Games Hinder Learning In Young Boys

His Shadow Re:Duh? (278 comments)

Overly snarky, mayhap, but I agree with the sentiment. Plenty of "just is" knowledge is upended when someone bothers to actually study said knowledge.

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft "Courier" Pictures

His Shadow Bullshit (230 comments)

A real device is a physical entity. CGI movies are not real devices.

more than 4 years ago
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Where Android Beats the iPhone

His Shadow Thanks for Playing (365 comments)

"although it won't look pretty or run as fast...". That's all, Folks!

more than 4 years ago

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His Shadow His Shadow writes  |  more than 6 years ago Particpating in a project to overhaul and add hard drive based recording to every camera in the cities LRT system. Going to be a long few months.

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His Shadow His Shadow writes  |  more than 10 years ago Well, almost two weeks in my Home Province of Saskatchewan and the very year I decide "what the hell, I'll vacation in Setp", it's the coldest and wettest Sept I've personally ever seen. Dammit. Flying back to Edmonton on the 9, and it's not any better there. Apparently it snowed. I'm booking July of 2005 when I get back to work on Monday.

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His Shadow His Shadow writes  |  more than 10 years ago I'm in a Super 8 in Grande Prarie, and they have high speed internet in the suites. And it's damn snappy, and that makes me happy. It allowed me to use my moderator points for one thing.

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