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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

J_Darnley Windows (611 comments)

Windows. XP/2000 then perhaps 7, 95, 98.

about 2 months ago

Game Industry Fights Rising Development Costs

J_Darnley Re:In a way... (111 comments)

Battelfield 2 was (and still is) good. It was a nice improvement over Battlefield Vietnam which made it on par with Battlefield 1942 in terms of gameplay. It took many of the gameplay features(?) introduced in BFV and put them into better game.

The one thing I never liked about it was the lack of ammo crates and first-aid cabinets on maps. You had to get team mates to come heal you. It also added the commander role which was good if an experienced player took the role and had a good team calling for support. I never liked playing as it. I would always use one of its tools too late.

Whether it can still be played easily after EA said they wouldn't keep supporting it after the GameSpy shutdown is somewhat worrying.

about 2 months ago

Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

J_Darnley Re:Steam? (89 comments)

Oh fuck off!

I want to know whether I can play it without being forced to sign up for an account or tie to some account I am uninterested in having.

about 4 months ago

Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

J_Darnley Steam? (89 comments)

Will this game be riddled with steam DRM just as Civ5 was?

about 4 months ago

Slashdot Beta Woes

J_Darnley Well said. (16 comments)

So well said in fact I allowed some javascript just so I could up-vote the story.

about 6 months ago

Humble Bundle Launches Online Store For Games

J_Darnley Re:Hasnt this been out for a long time? (93 comments)

Indeed. If this is just another store selling steam keys, don't bother creating it in the first place.

about 9 months ago

Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

J_Darnley Re:Testing AC posting without javascript (1191 comments)

Ah it seems I can't even find this comment without enabling javascript. Nor can I post a new one without it.

Yes, I did try before logging in.

about 10 months ago

New JavaScript-Based Timing Attack Steals All Browser Source Data

J_Darnley Re:Yes, there is a simple fix (167 comments)

I see lots of tags but I believe they are rendered completely ineffectual thanks to NoScript.

about a year ago

New JavaScript-Based Timing Attack Steals All Browser Source Data

J_Darnley Re:Yes, there is a simple fix (167 comments)

Only because devs expect to be abe to use it. Interactive websites worked before the lastest fad for JS, and they still do! As for one that works without: you are on one!

about a year ago

Debian Says Remove Unofficial Repository From Your Sources

J_Darnley As bad as Windows (159 comments)

So if it is no longer safe, does this just prove that Linux is just as bad as Windows when it comes to installing software from a random website?

about a year ago

Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

J_Darnley Re:One is fine the other is creepy (321 comments)

Face recognition is already widespread. With the cameras at eye level it makes it much easier to match faces against a good quality reference. I find it easy to believe that someone will be able to monetise data on where I have been spotted.

about a year ago

Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

J_Darnley One is fine the other is creepy (321 comments)

Display: fine. You can look at whatever you want while facing me.

Sensor: creepy. I don't want you sending anything I do to advertisers.

about a year ago

Cracked Game Released To Get Back At Pirates

J_Darnley No wonder people pirate (509 comments)

No wonder people pirate when the game is advertised at â6.49 but they don't mention until you come to pay that this is without sales tax! It actually costs â7.85.

about a year ago

When 1 GB Is Really 0.9313 Gigabytes

J_Darnley Re:GiB (618 comments)

Yes. A very good suggestion. I use that little, but very important 'i' when ever I know which prefix I'm using. Some software even does it too.

about a year and a half ago

My favorite resolution for the new year:

J_Darnley SXGA or just XGA (266 comments)

My favourite is either SXGA or just XGA. I certainly won't tolerate anything wider than 4:3

about a year and a half ago

A Gentle Rant About Software Development and Installers

J_Darnley Re:Why even use installers... (338 comments)

Because they're better. With package manager it is usually "use this old version" or "compile from source". On occasion you get the rare third option of "add this repository of compiled binaries to your package manager" which is no different to downloading a random installer.

about a year and a half ago

Best reader-submitted /. logo of October 2012?

J_Darnley The original (137 comments)

The original, non-animated png file.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Seamonkey vs. Firefox — Any Takers?

J_Darnley Tried it (302 comments)

I tried it once and then stopped using it straight away when I saw that fraps was trying to render a frame rate on its windows. I'm fine with my Firefox 3.6

about 2 years ago



Pay What You Want from

J_Darnley J_Darnley writes  |  about 2 years ago

J_Darnley (918721) writes " are running a Pay What You Want special offer until 01:00 AM GMT on the 18th of October, 2012. On offer is the Divinity series, role playing games in a fantasy setting, all made and published by Larian Studios. The games being sold are: Divine Divinity (from 2002), Beyond Divinity (from 2004) and the coming Divinity 2: Developer's Cut (available on the 18th). As with other games sold by GOG you also get a wide variety of extras such as: soundtracks, wallpapers and of course a manual for each game. As an extra extra, for this occasion some behind-the-scenes videos will also be available after 15 000, 30 000, 45 000, 75 000 sales and after 150 000 "a special announcement where Larian Studios will reveal their next, super-secret upcoming project early". If you would like to buy it, you can do that here."
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