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How To Make a Good Gaming Sequel

Hunter0000 Re:It's all very easy (150 comments)

Fallout 3 is fantastic. much better than fallout 1 and 2

Honestly, Fallout 1 & 2 are completely different games than Fallout 3, they are not even the same genre, which leads to the weird effect TFA says is undesirable. Most people I know (myself included) who played 1 & 2 when it was new like them better. The problem is when you attract people from previous games and then change what made it good (for them), which is this case was pretty much everything. All three of them are good games - but those who came from the first two have the transition from turn-based, overhead tactics to more of a first person action-rpgish thing with a turn-based homage thrown in. Since the time gap is so huge it is less of an issue since theres no recent memory of 1 & 2.

Personally I was really annoyed that Fallout 3 was basically 'oblivion with guns' but I think they did a better job with it in New Vegas (not pretending your not a shooter and making the aim button actually aim improved the game a LOT for me).

more than 3 years ago

Robot Swarm Control On Microsoft's Surface

Hunter0000 Re:Unbelievable (106 comments)

The swarm of ground robots is a bit of a reach goal. Current applications of this include showing manpower and equipment (and current robotic resources, like UAVs). The idea being, issued orders to a person or vehicle's representation on the map will send orders to a communication device they posses. The map would also serve to display data that currently is compiled (slowly) onto paper maps. This way, the interface becomes useful for combining data and asset display that also allows orders to be issued to those assets.

(I work next door)

about 4 years ago

ISP Owner Who Fought FBI Spying Freed From Gag Order

Hunter0000 Re:Troubling (404 comments)

>>>When I was in the ISP business I learned that it's illegal in New York State to tell one of your customers that he's the subject of a electronic surveillance warrant.

That law is null and void according to the Higher Law of the NY Constitution: "Every citizen may freely speak, write and publish his or her sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech or of the press."

(emphasis mine)

In this case, the law has determined that informing a subject of electronic surveillance that he is under said surveillance is an abuse of your right - and thus you are responsible for the penalties under the law. Yes this is a terrible loophole.. but it's right there in the text you cited.

more than 4 years ago

WSJ's Mossberg Calls For a Tougher Broadband Plan

Hunter0000 Re:Right on (332 comments)

Posted from Central MA with 26 Mb down and 10 Mb up... (FIOS)

Yes, those are tested numbers, not claimed.

more than 4 years ago

The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'

Hunter0000 Re:We've come a long way (274 comments)

Both occurrences were running stock (2.0 and 2.1) but I am running cyanogen now. Has not done it again since installing cyanogen, but it hasn't been long enough for that to mean anything based on the infrequency of this problem.

more than 4 years ago

The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'

Hunter0000 Re:We've come a long way (274 comments)

I'm not sure it's HTC. I have had a Motorola droid for ~8 months now and have twice experienced this exact problem.

more than 4 years ago

Sniffing the Wireless Traffic of MIT Students

Hunter0000 Re:Laptop Useage in Class? (218 comments)

Speaking for myself, I find them a good distraction during mandatory classes with professors I have already discovered can't teach whatsoever and I am better off reading the book (and sometimes I do that instead of use a laptop). For those who can though, I never do.

At least at my uni you can usually tell how respected the professor is by how many laptops/iPhones/random gadgets are being used in-class.

more than 4 years ago

Genetic Disorder Removes Racial Bias and Social Fear

Hunter0000 Re:The grey race (319 comments)


more than 4 years ago

ACLU Sues Over Legality of "Targeted Killing" By Drones

Hunter0000 Re:Targeted killing isnt ok?? (776 comments)

"(2) the term “terrorism” means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents;" [From U.S. Code Title 22, Ch.38, Para. 2656f(d)] Emphasis mine..

Yes, true, drone attacks do cause collateral damage, but perhaps we should go back to carpet bombing because they are not prefect? (Not that I don't tend to agree on your last point)

more than 4 years ago

Is Gawker's "Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt" Illegal?

Hunter0000 Re:You're an idiot. (172 comments)

So in your world, telling someone about a company's products is the same as murder?

Um, no. GP said nothing of the sort. GP in fact said nothing about the severity of the crime. If you want to make a real comparison, ask yourself if hiring someone to murder is illegal, as murder is illegal.

Or you could baselessly insult a commenter that didn't even attempt to make factual statements, and in fact is clearly just raising questions.

Now are they asking someone to do something illegal?

Such as?

Last time I checked, telling people about a company's product isn't illegal.

Now, they may *possibly* be asking people to break and NDA, but that would be a civil matter, not a criminal one, and therefore it wouldn't be illegal.

You seem to have missed the question mark, noting that GP was asking a question not making a statement of fact.

On topic, to me this seems a bit grey. Obtaining information about Apple's tablet is not illegal in and of itself - There are certainly ways to obtain the information that are illegal, but it is not clear that there are no ways to do so legally.

more than 4 years ago

Bing Gaining Market Share Faster

Hunter0000 Re:Of course (406 comments)

Actually, the last time I installed chrome on a fresh system it asked me if I wanted to change the default search provider to anything else (gave me a list). The default search at the time was Bing! due to the fresh windows install...

more than 4 years ago

New Hitchhiker's Guide Book "Not Very Funny"

Hunter0000 The ending? (410 comments)

I don't understand what drives people so crazy about the ending of Mostly Harmless. Even Adams said he didn't like the bleak ending. Am I alone in thinking this was the best ending of a book I have ever read?

Sure it's bleak. I don't care. Nearly every other novel I've read that I enjoyed the ending always has seemed abrupt. I get attached to the characters and now the story just 'ends'. Mostly Harmless fixed that. Their dead. The Earth is gone. All of them. There are no 'what now?' questions left. The end of Mostly Harmless had closure - somthing I have failed to find in any story since.

Now comes this crap, off to ruin it.

more than 5 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

Hunter0000 Re:OSS != FOSS (782 comments)

Lets not get dragged into an idiotic discussion about the various meanings of 'free'.

The point is the game's source is open, but the binaries are not free. This makes it OSS not FOSS.

GPL (V2) only requires (ok, so this is a major simplification) that the work be OS, but has no baring on the level of 'free' the binaries have, if any at all.

Of course, as others have mentioned, an iPhone developer could download the source and make a FOSS version.

more than 5 years ago

The Ethics of Selling GPLed Software For the iPhone

Hunter0000 OSS != FOSS (782 comments)

There isn't an 'F' in the first one for a reason. You're doing absolutely nothing wrong.

The original developer is full of it, GPL has nothing to do with selling a product and everything to do with the open-sourcing of it's code.

more than 5 years ago

The Pirate Bay Ordered To Block Dutch Users

Hunter0000 Fun Facts (255 comments)

Now I know there is a limit on the fine, but for the sake of ridiculousness...

Population of the Netherlands, 16,500,156
Fine per person per day, US $42,300
GDP of Sweden, US $484,550,000,000

Number of years required for the entire economic output of Sweden to pay back for a week of TPB usage by the entire Netherlands, 10

Where do they come up with these damn numbers?

more than 5 years ago

Opera CTO Thinks IE Will Be Forced To Support SVG

Hunter0000 Re:Will a ballot really be that effective? (411 comments)

This is the issue. The ballot box is idiotic and does not address anything anti-competitive (Really? you must include your competitors products with yours? How about the EU makes it illegal to not offer pre-installed after market parts for new car purchases instead of the manufactorer's version?) The real anti-competitive behavior here was punishing pre-installers for including non-IE browsers, thats what should be prevented, not Microsoft only including its OS with its browser.

more than 5 years ago

US Agency Blocked Cellphone / Driving Safety Study

Hunter0000 Re:Stop being such pussies. (464 comments)

There is no difference between having a cell phone conversation while driving and having a conversation with the guy/gal in the seat next to you, unless you somehow drop the handset...

Bullshit. Since you obviously lack the common sense to figure this out from experience, here is was 30 seconds with Google will tell you.

more than 5 years ago

US Agency Blocked Cellphone / Driving Safety Study

Hunter0000 Re:Stop being such pussies. (464 comments)

Eggs must be broken to make omelets. What happened to the can-do, damn-the-torpedoes attitude that got us to the moon?

Everyone in the space program that got us to the moon knew the risks and accepted them. By your logic drunk driving should be legal because its a known risk on the roadway. I'm sure that logic will be comforting if one day you "break an egg" (or are broken yourself) because you were distracted responding to an email. This isn't about your right to do whatever the hell you want, its about the right for some degree of safety on a public transit network.

more than 5 years ago


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