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

N_Piper Confused (405 comments)

Waitwaitwait....
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 3 months ago
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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 3 months ago
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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 4 months ago
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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

N_Piper Re:Stop (349 comments)

Fun Fact: Comcast home networking support are trained to use 8.8.8.8 as part of the trouble shooting protocol.

about 6 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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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 10 months ago
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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
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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.

1 year,2 days
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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...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIn-im_tWEg 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 http://mwomercs.com/news/2013/08/730-september-creative-developer-update 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.

1 year,2 days
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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".

1 year,20 days
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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.

1 year,28 days
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 ago
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Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

N_Piper PPC G4 (363 comments)

Hai guys can I play in the ancient processor epenne waving contest?
You know back in 1999 the IBM PPC 7400 "G4" series had 128 bit command extensions so I figure that beats your 64 bit processors twice over!!!
:-)

about 2 years ago
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Boeing's CHAMP Missile Uses Radio Waves To Remotely Disable PCs

N_Piper A fun science project. (341 comments)

But what do we use it for, how does this help us in the fields of war where we are not already the clear technical victors?
Because I really don't see this as good for anything other than a blitz against large highly technical installations of questionable utility, disguised command buildings or ballistic missile sites, where we can fire one of these off and still say "oops" afterwards and write a cheque if we were wrong.

Who would we shoot one of these at beyond MAYBE North Korea, Iran or Pakistan? Shooting anything at Russia or China is just the end of the world, in the Middle East everything is guerrilla tactics and cellphones no need for big missiles there and using these in the war on drugs is just more money down that particular toilet.
This is like when I was 25 and had no M:tG group, I kept buying the cards but had nobody to play with and eventually I had to ask "Why am I still doing this?"

about 2 years ago

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