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Two New Fed GPS Trackers Found On SUV

KyoMamoru RTA (761 comments)

In the article, it's stated that he bought the vehicle with cash from his wanted, drug dealing cousin. He even went as far to drive his cousin's wife to Mexico in the vehicle afterwards. It's no wonder that he was under surveillance.

more than 2 years ago

Go For It On Fourth Down? Ask Coach Watson

KyoMamoru Re:Fourth and Inches (241 comments)

The difference between a video game and real life is you're constantly matching personnel groups. It isn't a shock when you don't see a punter on the field, nor is it it strange when you see a four man-wide set. Each player has skill sets that the other team is completely aware of.

more than 3 years ago

Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

KyoMamoru Distracting Screensaver? (804 comments)

Seriously? What would you do if someone was doodling on their notebook in front of you? I'm not claiming to be the best artist in the world, but I've drawn countless scenes in my notebooks when I couldn't bring a laptop to school that would be infinitely more distracting than any screen-saver, baring the use of nudity. If people want to squander their money while in class, that's their fault.

more than 3 years ago

Top Final Fantasy XIV Devs Replaced, PS3 Version Delayed

KyoMamoru At least they aren't charging... (89 comments)

Though it's abundantly clear that they released a product that wasn't ready, at least they aren't forcing the players to pay. Of course, this would have been the death of any game if it didn't have the vast backing of a major company. Square would prefer to write this off as a loss rather than a failure, but it appears that they simply have lost touch with their player base.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Joins the Offensive Against Pre-Owned Games

KyoMamoru Re:Someone doesn't like second hand market? (461 comments)

To be honest, the PSP has always been a playground for Custom Firmware since the initial 'Fat PSP.' The ease at which the console works when hacked with games and what not is simply astonishing, and so I can see why they need to do something about it. This is a situation where the desire to conquer the 'Free Frontier' and the 'Used Games Market' are overlapping strategies. The benefit to the consumer here [in their eyes] is that the servers won't be bogged down by players not paying, and the reduction of hacks in game play.

more than 4 years ago

Pen Still Mightier Than the Laptop For Notetaking?

KyoMamoru Re:At Law School... (569 comments)

Personally, anytime there's a diagram on the board, I just take a picture of it with my cell phone.

more than 4 years ago

Game Difficulty As a Virtue

KyoMamoru Re:Demon's Souls is a bad example (204 comments)

The thing with Demon's Souls is that though the game is initially difficult, you find the design holes and exploit them. After all, you remind yourself, the game is hard, so I should use every cheap method of winning that I can think of. For example, every guide and player swears by using a Thief Ring [reduces aggro range] so that you can always have the first hit on your opponent at a range. In fact, many enemies won't even react to the first hit. Many guides suggest abusing this hole in AI/Game design as much as possible from the first foe to the final boss.

more than 4 years ago

Why Time Flies By As You Get Older

KyoMamoru Re:Relative memory versus time (252 comments)

I've always felt this way as well. Also, all things in time tend to be rather relative. When I was younger, I used to feel that a car ride that took two hours was FOREVER, but now that I've endured a twenty hour drive [Hurricane Katrina evacuation], I can comfortably ride for ten hours without even being bothered.

more than 4 years ago

Pirates as a Marketplace

KyoMamoru Re:Notice how they try to cast second sale as pira (214 comments)

It's not just that, what about the friends that share games with each other? I've purchased maybe ten games over the past five years, and borrowed over one hundred from friends. We always ask our friends if they have anything that we want to play before we purchase it. Overall, this group of seven friends has probably saved thousands of dollars by avoiding purchasing a copy of each single player games. Maybe we're just cheap, but it's how we grew up: sharing, and waiting your turn.

more than 4 years ago

PSP Go Debuts, Disappoints

KyoMamoru I already know what happened... (258 comments)

Sony is competing with multiple markets that people aren't going view as legitimate. To them, the PSP isn't directly competing to the DS. They see it as something that is better than an Ipod Touch [same price point for a 16 gb unit]. So they view that a wise consumer is going to see 'I could get a DS, and an Ipod, or I could get a Psp!' The real world isn't working out to be that way though. Sony has classic tunnel vision.

more than 4 years ago

Navigating a Geek Marriage?

KyoMamoru If your love for each other is worth anything... (1146 comments)

Always take the time to say sorry. Find the a common talking forum to discuss problems. The main failure of a relationship is communication, so find out a way that will allow you to do it amply.

more than 5 years ago

The Dilemma of Level vs. Skill In MMOs

KyoMamoru Re:and baking is just knowing the recipe (463 comments)

Also there is a great deal in surviving at high percents. Whenever a player is hit they have what is known as DI [Directional Influence]. Around the level is more or less a giant bounding box typically a rectangle. You're goal is always to DI in a direction perpendicular to the direction that you are flying. Furthermore there's utilization of attacks that allow to stall the momentum of a hit. Rather in depth actually.

Stamina mode is a completely different game. The main reason I say this is the game no longer accounts for the knockback being added for future attacks. Everything has set knock back, which can create many dumb situations. I don't see why you fear the % sign so much in the game. All it governs is the amount of knockback you are taking. Initial knock back of a move x percent = total knockback power.

more than 5 years ago

Game Developers On Gold Selling

KyoMamoru MMORPGs and the 'Something Shiney Effect.' (424 comments)

MMORPGs as a whole are designed to spread content through the level range, where equipment is relatively scaled to what you need at the time. In WoW, you can easily survive till level 50 by just using the loot that you find on enemies you defeat. If you stick with the quests that are given, you get great level specific hand outs. Unfortunately, once through in the existence of a higher level, players will not care about the content that they are already in. It is this style of player that is prayed upon by the Gold/gear sellers. They want to experience the high end of a game, and don't care at all about the low end. They do no care about the quality of the level 10 quests, or anything else that doesn't gratify them instantly. No matter what a game developer does, they will never be able to prevent this manner of thinking without abolishing the entire working model of an MMORPG. People love progress. They love the thrill of leveling up and gaining near gear. Gold Farming is just an byproduct of the system.

more than 5 years ago

City of Heroes Mission Creator Explained

KyoMamoru Re:I did say there was more than one issue :P (54 comments)

You can purchase Inspirations during a TF in the Oro Portal. You can also get them from your Super Group Base. In regards to the traveling powers issue... Players can do a bank mission string [five misisons] and get rewarded with a Flight Pack or a Jump Pack during that level range.

You call getting to level 20 a grind. Just who are you playing with? If you focus on doing story archs such as the initial contact arch, the Hollows Story Arch, and stick to a team. You'll to level 20 in less ten hours of playtime.

Furthermore, when you claim that the game punishes new players for lack of knowledge. They do allow you to respec your characters slotting and powers after doing a Task Force designed to be relatively easy. Let's not forget that at level 10 you get a separate build for your character so that you can get a second chance at it. Or maybe you've gotten about the Test Server where you can copy a character over and test everything out?

Accuracy is largely dependent on the level of your opponent. In a Task Force [your main complaint] the opponents that you are facing are typically +4 to +5 above your level at the start. As you level through the task force, you've gained levels towards the end were everything is down to +2 or +3. Let's not forget the amazing bonuses that the leader ship pool give to your entire team. [especially when stacked.]

more than 5 years ago

What Spoils a Game For You?

KyoMamoru Re:Reporting about plot twists (214 comments)

Trailers. I've developed a fine art in deducing what is going to occur in a game/movie by just watching the two minute reels. Totally ruins a lot of things. =/

more than 5 years ago

Open Source Chat Bridge Between Virtual Worlds

KyoMamoru Re:This has been done already... (43 comments)

And let's not forget Xfire. " Xfire is a free gaming tool that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them easily. It doesn't matter which online game your friends are playing, which server browser they are using, or which gaming service they're playing on; Xfire is intelligent enough to recognize where your friends are at any time. "

more than 5 years ago

Universal Power Adapter Struggling For Support

KyoMamoru Re:USB connectors (277 comments)

Many Sprint phones are now utilizing USB [mini/micro] for their charging ports. Three phones [LG Lotus, HTC Diamond, and HTC Pro] all utilize USB cables that -physically- detach from a USB wall outlet adapter that comes in the box.

more than 5 years ago

Software Piracy At the Beijing Branch Office?

KyoMamoru Re:Don't Stick Your Neck Out, But CYA & Pass t (614 comments)

Just to throw it out there, since you are now known as 'KNOWING' that there is such an issue. You must at least report it to someone that is higher in the chain of command than you. Save the document that you send, and cover your ass. Essentially your e-mail/letter should have your professional recommendations, and that you are leaving it in their hands.

more than 5 years ago



Skyfire - Speedy Internet Web Browsing.

KyoMamoru KyoMamoru writes  |  more than 5 years ago

KyoMamoru (985449) writes "As of October 31st, Skyfire entered into Open Beta. Skyfire is a browser designed exclusively for the use on phones. It provides the full web experience, including flash. The rendering of webpages is all done without relying on the sluggish processors that mobile phones are limited to. Comparatively speaking, Skyfire can serve ESPN.Com to a mobile device in 8 seconds, compared to the 59 seconds of Opera 5.1 Beta, or 28 seconds from Safari. A comparison of the browsers can be found

The amazing thing is the speed of how it plays Flash, more importantly video files online. I've used every single browser I could with my Sprint Mogul. From Opera Mini to the Mobile Internet Explorer browser, and by far this has been the better experience."

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Autopatcher Taken Down.

KyoMamoru KyoMamoru writes  |  about 7 years ago

KyoMamoru writes ""Today we received an e-mail from Microsoft, requesting the immediate take-down of the download page, which of course means that AutoPatcher is probably history. As much as we disagree, we can do very little, and although the download page is merely a collection of mirrors, we took the download page down. We would like to thank you for your support. For the past 4 years, it has been a blast. Unfortunately, it seems like it's the end of AutoPatcher as we know it. Comments are welcome... Antonis Kaladis""
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