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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

N_Piper Re:It was supposed to be Windows 9... (399 comments)

Wow a refference to the great Pentium FPU error of 1994, that's a callback and a half.
Good Work sir.

about three weeks ago

CEO of Spyware Maker Arrested For Enabling Stalkers

N_Piper Re:Not sure about this. (195 comments)

To me the first thing this case really hinges on is Jurisdiction and Venue, this is a Pakistani citizen living in Pakistan running a company in Pakistan.
The DOJ is basing their claim of American on this is the Amazon Cloud based webpage selling this stuff.
In reality this is a Publicity stunt through and through.

about a month ago

Author Charles Stross: Is Amazon a Malignant Monopoly, Or Just Plain Evil?

N_Piper Confused (405 comments)

People can still buy BOOKS from Amazon?!
I thought they quit that business when they stopped making new e-readers and moved to iPad lookalikes locked into that shitty Netflix competitor.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

N_Piper Re:painted into a corner... (403 comments)

I'm in a theatre for two hours, you need to entertain me, outsmart me and give me something to think about for a long time after.

And that's what Abrams has shown in his film work to not be able to do, What he CAN do however is give you allot to SPECULATE on, What is the monster, Who is Walter, Why does Riverside Iowa look like southern California, Where is this island supposed to be, When is this going to end.

about 5 months ago

Anonymous's Latest Target: Boston Children's Hospital

N_Piper Re:That is why social Hacking is Bad MmmKaa. (329 comments)

Hospitals are not "every small company" the simple fact is that they are currently legally bound to various parts of the Hippocratic oath does not automatically make the hospital manager a saintly self sacrificing person.

about 6 months ago

Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

N_Piper Re:Stop (349 comments)

Fun Fact: Comcast home networking support are trained to use as part of the trouble shooting protocol.

about 7 months ago

2-D MMOG Glitch Released Completely Into the Public Domain

N_Piper Re:Coming soon: (70 comments)

I Miss Asslandia.
Hell I miss the whole damn game.
I remember holding hands with my wife and crying as the server shutdown timer clicked down.

about a year ago

Full Details of My Attempted Entrapment For Teaching Polygraph Countermeasures

N_Piper You seem to have it wrong (465 comments)

Not law enforcement or tax men but Hair dressers, middle managers, business men who spout nothing but buzz words in other words idiots.
Idiots who adopted the leaf as a form of currency and then set about preventing inflation by burning down the forests around them.
The only group that was exiled inappropriately were the janitors, Telephone sanitizers to be specific..
Also the leftovers did not form a civilization they went feral breeding with the native cavemen and leaving no trace in the fossil record of their base civilization and ultimately corrupting the program of the biocomputer Earth.
Go through the source material more than once before you make claims about the political meanings of science fiction.

about a year ago

Gunman Opens Fire At LAX

N_Piper Harder than killing him... (520 comments)

My congratulations on the Police who did the difficult task of taking this man alive.

about a year ago

Wanted: Special-Ops Battle Suit With Cooling, Computers, Radios, and Sensors

N_Piper Re:The Army is not the only one who wants this (176 comments)

A powered exoskeleton would make any type of heavy lifting trivial, do you have any idea how many man hours are used unloading a truck at one Walmart every single day?

about a year ago

Mechwarrior Online Developer Redefines Community Warfare

N_Piper Re:What do you expect? (189 comments)

Neither here or there...
Duke Nukem Forever has the stink of development hell all over it.
Compare it to other games that got stuck there and it is pretty similar, Daikatana, Too Human, The Bureau: Xcom declassified, Ailens: Colonial Marines.
After a certain point of time in development a game is guaranteed to ship incomplete and buggy.

about a year ago

Mechwarrior Online Developer Redefines Community Warfare

N_Piper What are YOU smoking? (189 comments)

How about the part where the guy doing the "Ask the Devs" thread regularly take on questions that he answers with something along the lines of I don't know.
Or that the Community Manager's only apparent contribution is getting big names in the "Let's Play" and Game reviewing to make videos of the game... Reference Video
Or that instead of a Valve style change log the updates instead focus almost exclusively on purchasable content, there wasn't even a foot note when all the weapon sound effects were changed.
Do I even need to bring up the cluster fuck that is ECM? Bringing in the Raven mech whose role as a dedicated ECM platform is somewhat undercut by the fact that only one of the three versions can mount ECM at all was a bad idea made worse by the fact that ECM was totally overpowered to the point of totally disrupting the team alliance indicators making it impossible to tell who you were shooting at.
Also to remind you the Hero Mech design are Cash money only variants different from any acquired with in game currency that also have a bonus to exp and in game currency.
Really though the main gist of the post is that PGI has failed to keep people happy or to even make enough empty promises to hold off full out rioting, Remember back a few months ago when PGI went ahead and deleted over half the official forums because it was getting unruly, Or we can look at the bottom half of this post where they admit things are getting so abusive that they are considering calling police on some commentors...
That is not a well managed community, not at all.
I play in a group and have seen several Gold Founders (people who paid $120 to get into the closed beta) walk away in disgust or boredom.
Things are going downhill.

about a year ago

Neurologists Shine Light On Near-Death Experiences

N_Piper Re:I died and was brought back to life (351 comments)

His thoughts on organ donation at that point were probably something along the lines of "I sure wish I could get a different heart".

about a year ago

Campaign To Kill CAPTCHA Kicks Off

N_Piper Re:stupid (558 comments)

If what presents itself as only the most barely notable disability in day to day life excludes me from your consideration as thoughtful well spoken adult due to a single special circumstance, I don't care too much about your comments either.

about a year ago

Automated Plate Readers Let Police Collect Millions of Records On Drivers

N_Piper Re:Had this in the UK for years (276 comments)

Pretty sure Mythbusters already took that one on...

about a year ago

RC Plane Attack 'Foiled,' Say German Authorities

N_Piper Re:As I sit here pondering.... (233 comments)

Because the Islamic extremists were American citizens and they have an apparently god given right to buy reloading powder same day no a background check or even so much as a name.
They take more info on the pawn receipt for the watch then the bullets in the gun to mug the guy with.
Not that I feel it should all be tracked and watched but some people, to be frank myself included, should not have access to these things.

about a year ago

Transgendered Folks Encountering Document/Database ID Hassles

N_Piper Re:Gov. Work (814 comments)

You can't believe something that has only been able to be talked about in public for less than 15 years (legal homosexsual marage) wasn't in your lowest bidder made, god knows how old Government computer system?
I'll admit I don't know everything about Canada but I thought cynicism to Bureaucratic BS was taught everywhere.
I understand apologising but if that sort of oversight is actually surprising to you, well I'll just say get used to it.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Important Is Advanced Math In a CS Degree?

N_Piper Re:Think About It This Way (656 comments)

As a 30-ish adult trying to get into the industry who has gone through trade schooling I cannot say this emphatically enough
F-you you elitist so-and-so your type are why I am literally going hungry
Not all of us made the correct choice in College or have the time and money to go back.
My blue collar resume and tech school are all I have and somehow you think my education is a character fault?
Where the hell do you get off?

about a year ago

Psychiatrists Cast Doubt On Biomedical Model of Mental Illness

N_Piper Re:Would most people be better off undiagnosed? (329 comments)

Would be nice if true. Fact of the matter is most people get 15 minutes, a prescription, and sent home.

I, However, have been seeing my Psychiatrist every 6 months for an hour at a time for the last 22 years.
Don't assume or generalise, the vast genetic diversity of the human condition really does not allow for it, that is what I've learnt from my doctor.

about a year and a half ago


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