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Kick-started Remake of Leisure Suit Larry Now On Sale

Nephilium Re:Question. (113 comments)

Yes... yes it does.

about a year ago
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Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

Nephilium Re:Training! (1201 comments)

That's not a terrible idea for new hires. I just don't see it working for additional training for a current employee. If you're going to temporarily cut my pay in order to send me to a training class, then I'm essentially just paying for the training myself.

more than 2 years ago
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Why Bad Jobs (or No Jobs) Happen To Good Workers

Nephilium Re:Training! (1201 comments)

There's ways around that. Some companies put a repayment clause in the employment contract. The clauses basically say that if you receive training and quit in a certain period of time (3 months, 6 months, 12 months, etc), then you are responsible for paying the company back for the training costs.

more than 2 years ago
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Can Newegg Survive the Post-PC Future?

Nephilium Re:Once You Know... (559 comments)

The big difference for me is in turnaround time. If I place an order with Newegg, it's generally shipped the same business day... ordering from Amazon usually has a week turnaround for the free (non-Prime) shipping. Adding to that, a lot of the items on Newegg have free shipping as well, not free shipping on orders over $25, just plain old free shipping.

about 3 years ago
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Review: Captain America

Nephilium Re:Kid Friendly? (295 comments)

That's a good way to put it... With the addition of a fairly creepy Red Skull.

more than 3 years ago
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Review: Captain America

Nephilium Re:Kid Friendly? (295 comments)

I'd say that Captain America is not that kid friendly (YMMV of course). This is set in WWII, so there's gunfights, people being shot, and quite a bit of death. There are energy weapons that vaporize people, and at least one person falling through a propeller that turns into a fine mist.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Deleting Private Profiles

Nephilium Re:Poor Liddle Microsoft Troll (312 comments)

if your kids are doing illegal activities, they deserve to get caught. how can you defend a kid smoking pot? i'll be happy if google runs their image analysis on every photo posted and automatically reports it to the police if it sees someone smoking illegal drugs, or drinking underage, along with gps info so cops can teach them a lesson. seriously, however cool it is to do drugs, it is still very harmful to you. and we should be trying to prevent kids from falling into the vicious cycle of drugs>poverty>prostitution>drugs and so on.

Right! Drugs ruins lives... just ask Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bloomberg, etc...Look how they've fallen into poverty. I can't speak to their use of prostitutes.

The most dangerous thing about most drugs is what will happen to you if you're arrested with them. Fucking drug warrior morons who believe that drugs are illegal because they're dangerous, and they're dangerous because they're illegal.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Dumbphones Still Dominate, For Now

Nephilium Re:Price (618 comments)

T-Mobile. I bought my phone outright, which puts you on a different cost plan.

The price difference is about $20 a month (so the 500 minute talk time plan runs $60, instead of $80).

more than 3 years ago
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TSA Saw My Junk, Missed Razor Blades, Says Adam Savage

Nephilium Re:lead paint (609 comments)

I'm tempted to write the Fourth Amendment on my chest the next time I fly.

more than 3 years ago
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Survey Shows How Stupid People Are With Passwords

Nephilium Re:Working in an enterprise (427 comments)

My way of dealing with this is asking them what happens if someone logs in as you and sends a nasty e-mail to your boss? The systems would then show that the user had sent this nasty e-mail to their boss... then ask them what happens when a bad e-mail gets sent to the All Employees distribution list. After explaining it this way, I've actually seen some users take the time to lock their systems up when they get up to get a cup of coffee.

Until you can show some way that it would cause them harm, they won't care... once it's their ass on the line, they start to understand how it can hurt them.

Nephilium

about 4 years ago
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King's Dark Tower Series To Be Adapted For Film, TV

Nephilium Re:the last two books (238 comments)

Just a note here... It was a TV mini-series adaptation (which the TV adaptations of King's work usually hold up well). While Stand By Me and The Shawshank Redemption were both based on novellas instead of novels.

I'd say The Shining (movie version), and Green Mile are both the exception, rather then the rule.

Nephilium

more than 4 years ago
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Your Online Education Experience?

Nephilium Re:College (428 comments)

Sorry... it takes a six digit prime UID to truly be awesome.

more than 4 years ago
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Our Video Game Heritage Is Rotting Away

Nephilium Re:And to think emulation is fought fiercely (492 comments)

Ahh... Q-bert... the game that emulated the sound of a quarter being dropped in, and had a mechanism to hit the bottom of the cabinet when you died...

And a really horrible... horrible cartoon made of it...

Nephilium

more than 4 years ago
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Google Nexus Rumored To Cost $530 Or $180 w/Plan

Nephilium Re:No thanks (284 comments)

Actually... with T-Mobile, at least when I was recently pricing out Voice and Data plans, the no contract plan was $20 cheaper then the contract plan.

Nephilium

more than 4 years ago
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MS Confirms Six Different Versions of Windows 7

Nephilium Re:Obviously.... (758 comments)

Actually... Windows ME was supposed to be the Windows 9x upgrade path... While Windows 2K was the upgrade path from NT.

Of course... that didn't work out so well since ME was the worst Microsoft OS since BOB...

Nephilium

more than 5 years ago
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Editor, DLC Coming To Fallout 3

Nephilium Re:It's shocking (98 comments)

Fucked combat? It wasn't through time you fell through, it was from an alternative universe . Combat in FO3 is stellar ... for what it is trying to be, namely a Roleplaying Game. It is not a FPS, never was intended to be (nor were the previous Fallout instances). You are supposed to use VATS in most circumstances. The only ones I can think of where you don't use VATS are
* very easy foes (radroaches after you reached a certain level, for example)
* whenever you don't have any action points left but don't want/can't wait. In that case, and here I might be mistaken, your luck (the game stat) plays a bigger role in whether you'll hit or not than during VATS events where your skills are more important.

There's another time VATS fails. Sniping. I can line up a sniper shot and hit 90% of the time or better (outside of VATS), and only have a chance of 20% or less inside of VATS.

The other issues with Fallout 3 were the ending (which actually keeps you from continuing), the fact they made power armor shitty, the technical issues, and the PIPBoy issues with the Survival edition that Bethesda is ignoring...

Nephilium

more than 5 years ago

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Lucas tells fans that Greedo shot first.

Nephilium Nephilium writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Nephilium (684559) writes "It's being reported that George Lucas has completed dumping the original Star Wars down the memory hole, with a statement that Han never shot first.

Lucas: Well, it’s not a religious event. I hate to tell people that. It’s a movie, just a movie. The controversy over who shot first, Greedo or Han Solo, in Episode IV, what I did was try to clean up the confusion, but obviously it upset people because they wanted Solo [who seemed to be the one who shot first in the original] to be a cold-blooded killer, but he actually isn’t. It had been done in all close-ups and it was confusing about who did what to whom. I put a little wider shot in there that made it clear that Greedo is the one who shot first, but everyone wanted to think that Han shot first, because they wanted to think that he actually just gunned him down.

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Open WAP porn law passes house.

Nephilium Nephilium writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Nephilium (684559) writes "News.com reports that a new bill has just passed the house (by a vote of 409-2) that "anyone offering an open Wi-Fi connection to the public must report illegal images including "obscene" cartoons and drawings — or face fines of up to $300,000." This was rushed through with no discussion, no public debate, and no hearings. But don't worry, the fine for a first offense is only $150,000."
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Nephilium Nephilium writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Nephilium (684559) writes "A former TV weatherman is surveying the 1,221 climate measuring stations in the USA. In the two weeks since the project was started, they've gotten surveys of 50 of the sites. At at least 10 of the stations, there were issues that would cause the temperatures to be measured higher then the actual temperature. These elements range from being placed near a large parking lot, to air conditioning exhaust, to a barrel used to burn trash, to jet exhaust. This data is used by scientists studying climate change, isn't it important to at least make sure the measuring stations providing data are sending accurate data?"

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