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Spiderman's Politically Correct Replacement

Josh04 Re:"politically correct?" (608 comments)

there's only one shitty culture here and it's nerd culture

more than 3 years ago
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Spiderman's Politically Correct Replacement

Josh04 Re:"politically correct?" (608 comments)

looooot of racism on slashdot today it seems.

more than 3 years ago
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Triple Monitor Gaming: Dual GPU GeForce Vs. Radeon

Josh04 Surely this can't be true? (136 comments)

> By utilizing three monitors, games can become roughly 3x more demanding,

Hey wait what.

more than 3 years ago
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The Facebook Obsession

Josh04 Re:Smalltalk is not dead (265 comments)

It's killed Smalltalk with Friends, which I assume is some sort of web framework.

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

Josh04 Re:And? (161 comments)

A skydive.

more than 3 years ago
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Doom Creator Says Direct3D Is Now Better Than OpenGL

Josh04 Re:Not only that (405 comments)

In short, "Commander Keen creator says Direct3D is now better than OpenGL" is an argument from authority. Arguments from authority are fallacious since both the reasoning and the premises of the argument may be wrong, and that the argument was made by a famous person doesn't change that.

I think you'll find it's not actually an argument at all. It's the title of an article linking to the argument, which you haven't read.

more than 3 years ago
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The Encroachment of Fact-Free Science

Josh04 Re:Before we start the flame wars (962 comments)

Would you stop a murder you saw in progress? That is how a pro-lifer sees abortions.

more than 3 years ago
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Bill Gates Says Anti-Vaccine Effort Kills Children

Josh04 Re:Wow (832 comments)

Aquinas? I think you mean Descartes.

more than 3 years ago
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New Hampshire Bill Could Lead To Adoption of Approval Voting

Josh04 Re:Moderate and libertarian candidates .... so the (416 comments)

You're the one who seems to be filled with propaganda, unlike you I have no illusions of magical Utopian societies that we somehow always fail to build. We're all a bunch of flawed pathetic bastards who often forget that in the end we're just a bunch of monkeys with slightly better brains.

No; Utopias are sunk by people who insist this.

more than 3 years ago
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Goldman Sachs Says No Facebook Shares For US Investors

Josh04 Re:Your fancy US Dollars (529 comments)

I'm very sure that would have stopped them.

more than 3 years ago
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FBI Seeks Suspect's Web Game Records

Josh04 Re:This one makes some sense (446 comments)

. It's just shy of being as disgusting as cheering it on (which, for anyone secretly happy about it, is no different than the videos showing people cheer on 9/11, or any other shooting murderous tragedy).

Like the Iraq War :D

more than 3 years ago
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H.R. Giger Returns To the Alien Franchise

Josh04 Re:Milking the cow... (144 comments)

I thought it was a sequel to Dances With Wolves.

more than 3 years ago
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Amazon Building Its Own Android App Market?

Josh04 Re:Joy, another app store... (165 comments)

I wouldn't want news from anywhere but the BBC, tbh.

about 4 years ago
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Google Releases New Image Format Called WebP

Josh04 Re:Halo (378 comments)

And effect is a verb, too :D

about 4 years ago
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Google Releases New Image Format Called WebP

Josh04 Re:Not as Sharp (378 comments)

This is clearly not a troll.

about 4 years ago
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Breathing New Life Into Old DirectDraw Games

Josh04 Re:Wine? (274 comments)

Basically,
a. The bug is ancient
b. The bug affects loads of things, some of which are important
c. The bug has been fixed for some time by the guy named max, who has implimented a full DIB engine which hugely increases performance in certain situations and can be turned on and off, but it won't be committed by the wine approval people for cryptic reasons (this was the case about a year ago when I looked into it, might have changed now, but a scan of the comments suggests not)

more than 4 years ago

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'Killing in the Name' UK No. 1 thanks to Facebook

Josh04 Josh04 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Josh04 (1596071) writes "Due to a 900,000+ Facebook campaign, 90's rap metal group Rage Against the Machine are this year's Christmas number 1, beating out Simon Cowell's X-Factor contestant Joe McElderry to the top spot, making 'Killing in the Name' the first ever UK download-only Christmas number 1. The popular 90's rock song had support from celebrities and the BBC, who got in trouble earlier in the week for allowing five 'fucks' to slip through the censor on a live performance."
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