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KDE 4.7 – a First Look At Beta 1

Hultis Re:Or stop fucking wasting space. (264 comments)

Jevons paradox. I'll just leave that here and let you think about how it works with increasingly fast hardware, increasing hard drive space and the obvious parallell to increasing screen real estate.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Kills Skype For Asterisk

Hultis Re:What's the point? (271 comments)

Seriously though, I think that what Microsoft really wants with Skype is their userbase (and maybe their audio tech), and over time they will all be funneled into Windows Live. For some reason they don't think this is worth the money it costs as the users are unlikely to move on to Windows Live so they just cancel it.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Jonathan Coulton About the Transformation From Code Monkey to Internet Star

Hultis Re:Code Monkey (122 comments)

Fame can counter almost any deficiency, even having been a software developer.

more than 3 years ago
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PLA Develops First Person Shooter With US Troops as Targets

Hultis Re:Finally something different (395 comments)

Often the opponent (in multiplayer) yes, but rarely portrayed negatively. Considering how many countries should hate USA it's a little bit odd. However, I should have used "usually" rather than "always".

more than 3 years ago
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PLA Develops First Person Shooter With US Troops as Targets

Hultis Finally something different (395 comments)

The enemies in FPS games are always whoever the US doesn't like at a given time (this includes most titles produced outside of the US as well), be they russians, germans, vaguely-middle-eastern-something, vietnamese, chinese, the list goes on. Now we finally get a game where the roles are changed. I can see why some Americans are upset, but frankly it's about time.

more than 3 years ago
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PlayStation Network Hack Will Cost Sony $170M

Hultis Re:And for Developers/Publishers? (189 comments)

Also: how much is it going to cost them to regain the goodwill they lost among users? They've already given away games to make up for their failure (those were surely worth more than 2.21$ per user), but I doubt that's going to cover it. I think the cost of this in the long run will make 170M seem like pocket change...

more than 3 years ago
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North Korean 3G Mobile Subscriptions Hit Half a Million

Hultis Re:US: 2,000,000 in jail (69 comments)

According to statistics from Wikipedia, 0.83% of North Korea's population lives in slave camps and 0.75% of the US population lives in prison. One could argue that slave camps are worse than prisons, but the numbers are very much comparable.

more than 3 years ago
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The world will end ...

Hultis Re:For those wondering why 21st of October (585 comments)

A rolling deployment is always good, that you can weed out possible bugs and make sure your rapture machine can handle the load.

more than 2 years ago
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Google Is Serious, Chrome 13 Hides URL Bar

Hultis Re:To cluttered. (417 comments)

The link was broken. Thankfully I had a soon-to-be-antiquated URL bar so I could see what was wrong and change it.

more than 3 years ago
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Japan Says No To PlayStation Network Restart

Hultis Re:Kudos to Japan (146 comments)

Nope, but when a country bends over for the companies it might be time to think it over.

more than 3 years ago
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Ultramobile PC To Make a Comeback?

Hultis Re:heh. says it is much heavier (140 comments)

Low power compared to a regular x86 chip, sure. Low power compared to a chip built from the bottom up to give as much power/watt as possible? No way.

more than 3 years ago
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Japan Says No To PlayStation Network Restart

Hultis Kudos to Japan (146 comments)

This is a very nice move by Japan - rather than bending their laws to maximize corporate profit, a disturbing trend, they do the absolute opposite and force Sony to take measures that protect customers (which will cost Sony quite a bit). Customers win, Sony loses. Excellent, they really deserved it!

more than 3 years ago
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The Rules of Thumb For Tech Purchasing

Hultis Re:On real estate (401 comments)

I wish I could buy a house for just three times an average annual income. Heck, I'd be extremely happy to get a small apartment for that amount of money.

more than 3 years ago
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O'Reilly Author's Laptop Rescued By 'Twitter Posse' and Prey

Hultis Re:Let me get this straight... (123 comments)

Thank you for this eloquently written post, which conveys what I actually wanted to say but obviously failed horribly with. I wholeheartedly agree with all of it. I just wish there wouldn't be a need for a Peter Finch, and that when something needs to be done it should be carefully calculated to reduce the damage as much as possible - something that is rarely on the agenda for mobs. If we all considered our actions more carefully there would be a lot less violence in this world.

more than 3 years ago
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Western Washington Univ. Considers Cutting Computer Science

Hultis Re:Technology has no place in Modern America. (298 comments)

Technology and faith are in no way mutually exclusive. Science and faith (at least the orthodox kind) are somewhat exclusive, since one relies on critical thinking and the other requires a lack of it. Granted, it is possible to be able to think critically yet choose not to apply that skill on ones beliefs, but the people who do that are few and far between (and frankly I have never understood why they do it that way).

more than 3 years ago
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O'Reilly Author's Laptop Rescued By 'Twitter Posse' and Prey

Hultis Re:Let me get this straight... (123 comments)

Anonymous Coward calling someone a coward, oh the irony. Anyway, this isn't about standing up for oneself or someone else, this is a simple risk/benefit calculation. Even Power himself told them not to do it. IMO vigilante justice sometimes works out well, other times it crashes and burns. Apparently not a popular opinion to voice on Slashdot though.

more than 3 years ago
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O'Reilly Author's Laptop Rescued By 'Twitter Posse' and Prey

Hultis Let me get this straight... (123 comments)

A bunch of people monitored the thief for a while and then confronted a possibly armed criminal face to face without even bothering to call the police? For a laptop? Just how little do these folks think their lives are worth? While it's always nice to hear these stories when they end well, I'm just waiting for the inevitable armed criminal who gets a little too nervous during such an intervention and the following bloodbath.

more than 3 years ago
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Keeping a Cellphone System Going In a War

Hultis Engineers making a difference (34 comments)

All engineers take note of what they did and how they did it, it's up to us to do the same thing if something like that happens in our country.

more than 3 years ago
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Canadian Music Industry Seeks Copy Tax On Memory Cards

Hultis Re:Greedy ****'s (265 comments)

The tax actually applies to all memory cards, which means that it applies to the (usually MicroSD) ones in phones that people do put legally and/or illegally obtained music on. In other words this is only slightly more stupid than the really stupid law on CDs and DVDs.

more than 3 years ago

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