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H-1B Cap Reached Today; Didn't Get In? Too Bad

Llian Re:Both opinions are true (512 comments)

Apparently they are qualified enough to do the job. There needs to be enough competition for the jobs, yet discourage obvious abuses. Setting a reasonable minimum wage would go a long way to fix that. But unfortunately, that idea is anathema in the US. Far too greedy on all sides of the line.

about a year and a half ago
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Senator Feinstein: We Need Video Game Control

Llian I agree but.... (424 comments)

I agree. We DO need more video game control. We need to be able to stop shitty games being made. Companies that make shit games, EA I am looking at you, that use draconian DRM, UBI....again...., and just generally bring the industry into disrepute, all need to be punished. Severely.

about a year and a half ago
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What Are the Unwritten Rules of Deleting Code?

Llian The rules were simple (384 comments)

The rules were simple for this, but they got deleted.

about 2 years ago
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Pakistan Bans 1600 Words and Phrases For Texting

Llian Re:The only appropriate response (356 comments)

d o y o u k n o w h o w t o s p e l l a t a l l ? o r d i d y o u l e a r n a l l y o u r s p e l l i n g f r o m o t h e r p e o l p e s t e x t m e s s a g e s ?

about 3 years ago
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Mozilla Contemplating Five Week Release Cycle

Llian Re:I've asked this before, and I'll ask it again (495 comments)

They are trying to keep up with the Jones'. Chrome version number went from like 1 to 14 in a matter of what.... 2 years? And because it is Google, people trumpeted this saying, "Look, Google is introducing new stuff all the time! Wow!" when in reality probably 85% of what they released would have been a point update, or an increment update under the original FF scheme. But Google realised that people like big numbers and the APPEARANCE of progress.

So, in sum, faster release cycles because users are dumb.

more than 3 years ago
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Verizon Makes It Easy To Go Over Your Data Cap

Llian Cry more (166 comments)

So, people are expected to know what they sign up for and be responsible for it. I fail to see the news, other than a company is going to show just how many stupid people there are in the nation, and ones that do not take responsibility for themselves or their habits.

more than 3 years ago
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Ubisoft Scales Back Driver DRM

Llian Re:Too late... (121 comments)

<quote><p>Sadly they don't care what we think - if we pirate or don't pirate it doesn't matter as they will call you a pirate anyway.</p><p>A lost sale = pirate, no it can't possibly be that the game is shit so no-one bought it.... or the DRM is shit so no-one bought it.</p><p>As for those who are pissed off about "From Dust" having shit DRM - I have a simple rule for avoiding DRM: Does the box have a Ubisoft logo? Don't buy it.</p></quote>

Is the game available from GOG.com? Or is it freeware? Avoid it as it will have some form of DRM on it.
What? That limits you and ISN'T what you do? Well now, so there are some DRMs that you are fine with....either that or you are a moron prone to hyperbole.

more than 2 years ago
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Pricing: Apple Defies Australian Government

Llian Re:Retail Shipping... (440 comments)

Wrong. I can buy in the US and get it shipped here and still save anywhere from 10-30%.
go back and try again.

The reason they charge it is because they CAN charge it. It is called the Apple tax on top of the Better Beaches'n'beer tax.

more than 3 years ago
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ISPs Will Now Be Copyright Cops

Llian Re:just plain absurd (338 comments)

That is part of the catch though isn't it. They don't necessarily have to prove you guilty like they would in a court situation. Instead, now you have to take them to court and prove your innocence. And all so you can use what may be the only internet connection available to you. They couldn't win with their previous strategy, so they move onto plan B. And part of plan B is that a privately owned and run entity does not have to do business with you should they choose not to. See where this goes?

more than 3 years ago
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United States Loses S&P AAA Credit Rating

Llian Re:WTF that wasn't supposed to happen!? (1239 comments)

You are an idiot. Thank yourself and every other american who voted for every president since nixon.

more than 3 years ago
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Foxconn To Employ 1 Million Robots

Llian Welcome! (372 comments)

I for one welcome our robotic overlords!

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know

Llian Re:Oh great. (364 comments)

Funny.... my FF with no matter how many tabs never goes over 500 meg and usually stays around the 300 meg mark (usually have atleast 15 tabs open). I swear those who say memory leaks memory leak memory leaks must be using dodgy add-on and using a 30 year old PC with Bill Gate's recommended max memory.

more than 3 years ago
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Are Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player Legal?

Llian Yay America! (226 comments)

Land of the Free (Ride for corporations with massive lobby groups)!

Seriously, the ONLY difference with putting it in the cloud and setting up a server in your own home to do this is the RIAA et al see this one and want their Free Lunch.

more than 3 years ago
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First Thunderbolt Peripherals Arrive To Market

Llian Re:Not the cable but the drives (259 comments)

But it is apple. The fanboi's will buy it as will those who like shinies. Why do you think they can afford to release a new iphone every what... 6 months or so? People want the latest 'bling' and don't care. Marketing strategy working fine.

more than 3 years ago
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Landmark Steps Forward For Australia's NBN

Llian Re:Bye bye copper (66 comments)


Price will come down much like they did for ADSL. It wasn't that long ago that 100GB was the upper limit for ADSL here in Oz. Now we have ISP's offering terrabyte plans. The problem as I see it will be reaching critical mass which will be the main price dropper. If the libs get in this won't happen. Let us hope for more contracts that are really expensive to renege on.

more than 3 years ago
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Women Remain the Ignored Audience In Gaming

Llian So they are ignored... (432 comments)

But the gaming population consists of 50% of them. Obviously there is something they like in these 'boy' games. Or does the group who commissioned/produced the report want gaming to be 75% girls and 25% boys, screaming feminine slogans like those who believe sexism is the reason why women don't get as many top jobs and not their lifestyle choices?

Studies like this piss me the fuck off. morons.

more than 3 years ago
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US Competitiveness Chief Immelt's GE Tax Bill: $0

Llian Re:A Little Quick Math (436 comments)

Whilst I applaud your math, did you read everything? HALF pay taxes (roughly).
So:
0.2*320m*0.5= 32 million.

more than 3 years ago
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Australia Could Finally Get R18+ Games

Llian And just as (143 comments)

And just as the federal govt has announced the 'success' of its internet filter trial and has plans to put it before senate to enact it into law. Fail much?

about 5 years ago
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Wi-Fi Patent Victory Earns CSIRO $200 Million

Llian Re:Patent trolls (267 comments)

Yet you missed the fact its AUSTRALIAN. Sure, lets give AUSTRALIAN corps free access, and charge US and EU corps double because we want to be asses

more than 5 years ago
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New Super Mario Bros. Wii To Include Official "Cheat"

Llian Re:Only for casual gamers (275 comments)

I remember that level in MoH. Was good fun. Frustrating for about an hour until you get it.

Whilst I don't think that people should cheat, or look up strategy guides, in some games, the developers do not do a good enough job to let you know whats required to move on. In a GOOD game, its not needed. In a mediocre game, it can be.

more than 4 years ago

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Namco Bandia sues CDP

Llian Llian writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Llian (615902) writes "Namco Bandia, publisher and DRM supplier of the PC version of The Witcher 2, are taking CD Projekt RED to court, ostensibly over the removal of DRM.. None are fooled however, as it is more to do with the decision to use different publishing partner, THQ, for the Xbox 360 version of the game."
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