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Samsung Shows Off Galaxy Tab, Android Allegiance

Mechanist.tm Re:The tablet is sweet (189 comments)

Where are you getting this price from. They havent released it yet?

more than 3 years ago
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Concrete That Purifies the Air

Mechanist.tm But at what cost. (88 comments)

Another eco product with no mention of cost. Cost being an obvious important factor

about 4 years ago
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Nintendo 3DS Early Impressions

Mechanist.tm Re:Why the 3DS is relevant here (273 comments)

Dam work proxy blocking his(Malstrom) site. Well better pull out the ole direct connection to the router.

more than 4 years ago
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Nintendo 3DS Early Impressions

Mechanist.tm Cant wait to try (273 comments)

Sounds like such a simple way of implementing an 3d effect. Gotta love it. Cant wait to give it a try.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

Mechanist.tm Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (384 comments)

Isn't it every game designers prerogative to decide what parts should be quick and easy? I would say no to this, it would be the people playing the game. Feedback from the community would be a good indication. If the majority dont like the bot who am i to argue, i just hope they dont like it for the right reasons. I myself think its quite a clever little tool/cheat/hack whatever you want to call it. The majority of the people here seem to side with blizzard which is fine. I just wonder if a court case is the right way to stop the Glider bot. I also wonder if the court case is about whats fair in the WoW and more about who can make money from it.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

Mechanist.tm Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (384 comments)

Thats a good point. I dont play Wow so i dont know how much the bot actual influences/impacts other peoples games. If it is very little i dont have a problem with it but if ist alot than i would. I just see a bot walking around collecting gold and getting some xp by killing simple creatures. Is there a finite amount of gold and xp in the game? Can a person come along with that gold and buy something that you were going to buy from under your nose? Can he come up and kill you easily with the xp he has gathered? Can someone give me some indept into how it affacts your game?, thx

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

Mechanist.tm Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (384 comments)

I said the mundane parts. For example like any open world game long distance travel in games like fall out 3 could be skipped. Is that making the game too easy for ye? You dont have to use the Glider bot but its there for anyone that does. People use cheats for games all the time. Again its up to you to use them or not.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard vs. Glider Battle Resumes Next Week

Mechanist.tm Re:Blizzard is not completely guilty (384 comments)

Isn't it every programmers job to try and create something to make the mundane parts of using a computer easier and quicker.

more than 4 years ago
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City Laws Only Available Via $200 License

Mechanist.tm Re:New form of taxes! (411 comments)

Police:"You are Under arrest" you:"For what charge" Police:"We'll tell you but that will be $200 please"

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

Mechanist.tm Re:Whats the game? (762 comments)

Thanks for your input steve

more than 4 years ago
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Music Rights Holders Sue YouTube Again

Mechanist.tm Crazy (145 comments)

Logs to get who viewed the videos. Is that not crazy?

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

Mechanist.tm Re:Whats the game? (762 comments)

You are a tool. Period. End of Discussion. Cant even discuss the topic!!!

more than 4 years ago
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App Store Developer Speaks Out On Game Piracy

Mechanist.tm Whats the game? (762 comments)

Whats the game. I'd like to know what the cost is and how good the game is. If its inexpensive for what the game is then there is no reason to pirate it. Cost does have alot to do with why people pirate things. Im not saying thats its right. I have bought a few games and wish that i hand pirated them as they were so bad. Is there a way to get a refund on the app store if you dont like a game/app ?

more than 4 years ago
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Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

Mechanist.tm Re:And who made the product? (454 comments)

Kinda glad to see im not the only one who had a problem with it. Thanks

more than 4 years ago
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Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

Mechanist.tm Re:The other side of negative reviews (454 comments)

I have to question the value of reviews by the general public in the first place.

I thought something along those lines too. Which is why i took the time to rewrite the review several times. I presumed the people screening it might like to see a well write review and why i found the product bad. That was not that case obviously.

more than 4 years ago
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Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

Mechanist.tm Re:And who made the product? (454 comments)

the product was raidsonic IB-NAS4220-B. It is a terrible NAS. Has loads of issues with Makes of Hard Disks. I contacted the manufacturer and they were less than helpful. Pretty much ignoring the communities problems with their product. If you look into it you will find alot of issues with it. Dont reccommend it to anyone. In the process of hopefully returning it. Thanks to everyone for their interest.

more than 4 years ago
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Do Retailers Often Screen User Reviews?

Mechanist.tm Re:Which one? (454 comments)

.co.uk

more than 4 years ago

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Len Horowitz files pandemic charges against Rockef

Mechanist.tm Mechanist.tm writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Mechanist.tm (1124543) writes "LOS ANGELES, CA — Drug-industry investigators have uncovered documents exposing an international drug ring, operating from New York City, is behind the H1N1 swine flu fright and vaccination preparations.

Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz and Sherri Kane, an investigative journalist, have released evidence in legal affidavits that leaders of a private global biotechnology "trust" are behind the pandemic flu, including its origin and alleged prevention via vaccinations. Their documents, being sent by attorneys to the FBI this week, evidence industrialists are operating a crime ring within the "Partnership for New York City" (PNYC), and are behind the pandemic's creation, media persuasions, vaccination preparations, and health official promotions."

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Screening User Reviews

Mechanist.tm Mechanist.tm writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Mechanist.tm (1124543) writes "For Ask SLashdot: I recently purchased a NAS from a well known online computer component shop. I have purchased serveral items from the website and have never had much trouble before. That was untill i relaised what i had bought was a terrible NAS. All the reviews on the site from users all seemed very good. After a little research it became clear that the product in question was indeed terrible. After finding the product pretty much unless for its intended purpose I proceeded to write a review for it on the website to inform other would be buyers. After about a week i noticed that the review never made it up there. So i worte another one just in case. After several attempts to leave a bad review for the product i realised that the website was screening reviews and only posting the ones that made the products look good. All the reviews on the website are all positive, I have yet found one being less than 3 out of 5 stars. My question is "Is this legal?". Ethically speaking this is wrong. Totaly misleading customer. Is there some where i can report this kind of activity? Is it Common place?"

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