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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

OopsIDied Re:Video Games (240 comments)

Hell they let me play Silent Hill on the PS1 even before that; they were certainly very lenient on video games...hmm well most of my friends today tend to be people that rather play a good MMO/RTS with me then go out 2 da club or get drunk but I wouldn't say it's been negatively affected for various values of negatively..

about a year and a half ago
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Compared to my immediate peers, my typing

OopsIDied Video Games (240 comments)

Back when I was like 10 I used to play a game called Runescape in which the only method of trading was directly with other people (no longer the case). There would be a few spots where people gathered and one would advertise things for sale. Typing things like "selling steel bars 550 ea" over and over as fast as possible for a few hours a day did the trick lol I can do about 90-100 WPM rather comfortably. A shame that they've ruined the game and made it even worse than it was back then :(

about a year and a half ago
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1st Video of Moon's Far Side

OopsIDied Noob Question (118 comments)

I always wondered, are the speeds of rotation of the moon and Earth so perfectly synced that even after a long time the same side of the moon is facing us? I'd think there might be at least a little speed difference that over the years would cause our view of the moon to shift.

more than 2 years ago
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White House Refuses To Comment On Petition To Investigate Chris Dodd

OopsIDied Hmm (765 comments)

The reason given: 'because it requests a specific law enforcement action.'"

I know this is probably wrong but in grade school I was always told one of the Executive Branch's jobs is to enforce laws?

more than 2 years ago
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Have Walled Gardens Killed the Personal Computer?

OopsIDied Learning (848 comments)

I think an important thing people are overlooking is that not having walled gardens allows curious people to learn a few things. I for one knew just about nothing about technology when I had my first computer back in around 2000 (yes I'm young), but it was very interesting poking around the Math Blaster directory editing files in paint and being like O: this actually changed how things look in the game! Such things are hardly even possible (for people who don't know about extraction methods) in big games even on Windows since they compress everything into a few large binaries, and I'm sure having everything "just work" would dampen a lot of learning. Sure it's nice that things just work but things already seem to be dumbing children down enough with TV and schools as it is...

more than 2 years ago
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The best computer upgrade I've ever done was:

OopsIDied Video card?!?! (522 comments)

When I read the question I already knew what to look for, and I can't believe it was missed lol. $100 gfx card can mean the difference between 7 fps and 100 fps in a game. No (reasonable) amount of RAM or CPU upgrades can do what a single video card upgrade can for gamers.

more than 2 years ago
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William Shatner On Star Trek Vs. Star Wars

OopsIDied Re:Star Trek (511 comments)

why'd the Hipster burn himself with the pizza?

  because he ate it before it was cool.

about 3 years ago
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I've lost more computers to ...

OopsIDied Given Away (317 comments)

My parents gave most of mine away to my aunts and uncles :(

about 3 years ago
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Amazon App Store 'Rotten To the Core,' Says Dev

OopsIDied Re:iOS (346 comments)

Unless they won't sell your app or you are using a subsription model and don't want to markup your prices by like...what was it? 20%? 30%?

more than 3 years ago
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Blizzard Reveals Diablo 3 (Real Money) Auction House

OopsIDied Re:Amazingly bad... (384 comments)

Guild Wars 2 is where it's at :D

more than 3 years ago
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Activision Trying To 'Reinvent' Guitar Hero

OopsIDied Oboe Hero (144 comments)

Remove the bottom part of the guitar and put a hole on the end of the fretboard. About as creative as it gets 8)

more than 3 years ago
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Could Amazon Reviews Be Corrupt?

OopsIDied Re:Amazon reviews are the best (201 comments)

This ^. Professional reviews on sites like CNet and Amazon remind me of the sponsored ads on Google.

more than 3 years ago
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LulzSec Announces That It Is Done

OopsIDied Good for them (412 comments)

Quitting while they're ahead.

more than 3 years ago
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NASA Sets Final Space Shuttle Flight For July

OopsIDied Re:July 4 (41 comments)

Oh nvm I'm on an old blackberry and a 4 showed up after July since that was the number of comments -_-

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Sets Final Space Shuttle Flight For July

OopsIDied July 4 (41 comments)

Hopefully it won't blow up or something...that'd be quite a buzzkill

more than 2 years ago
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Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

OopsIDied Random video comment (1855 comments)

"Science flies people to the moon, but religion flies them into buildings"

more than 3 years ago
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P2P Music Downloads At All-Time Low

OopsIDied Better methods (369 comments)

Part of the reason for this is probably that p2p services have declined in quality with more spam on gnutella than ever and the younger ones who would do the p2p'ing not knowing how to use torrents (i've tried to help people use them often and for some reason they get confused about it) additionally, streaming services cut it for alot of people specially with the advent of apps like pandora. I personally replaced limewire with firefox+media download addon+grooveshark/similar sites. The download speed from such places is often far faster than p2p

more than 3 years ago
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Researcher Blows $15K By Reporting Bug To Google

OopsIDied Possibility.. (69 comments)

This might also have been a good decision money-wise if someone else had found the bug but decided to save it for the pwn2own contest. Instead of risking getting $0 by being beat by someone else, he got a still respectable $1,337 relatively stress-free. (Note, I have no idea how small the chance that someone else had actually found the same bug and decided to save it for the contest is)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Fights Apple Trademark On 'App Store'

OopsIDied Re:Windows (425 comments)

Yeah but in the context of mobile devices, Windows is pretty non-generic while "App" is a shortened version of Application and so is very generic in the relevant context.

more than 3 years ago
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The 5-Year Console Cycle Is Dead

OopsIDied Re:It doesnt take 2 brain cells ..... (422 comments)

Well part of the appeal of consoles is that you don't have to worry about minimum requirements or having to install special packages etc to play. just pop in the disc and go. Your suggestion would make a console about as desirable as a PC in that case if you'd have to upgrade every now and then. Also, developers would have to decide what hardware configuration to support, and that would still result in some increased development time, and it'd be quite a hassle for consumers if developers decided to develop only for the newest GPU/CPU combo for some reason.

more than 3 years ago

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Arrested Man Sues Under Anti-Slavery Amendment

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "Finbar McGarry is suing the state of Vermont for $11 million after being forced to work washing other inmates' laundry at 25 cents an hour while being held for trial. McGarry claims that prison officers threatened to place him in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day if he refused to work. McGarry was eventually tried, and his charges were dropped."
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Student Expelled From School For Tweeting Profanity

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "A senior student at Garrett High School was recently expelled after tweeting profanity (f**k) from his own home. Supposedly the school has a system which tracks students' social networks after they have logged in at school. Although the tweet was done at home at 2 AM, the school decided that such behavior was unacceptable and that the most fitting punishment was expulsion. He did use a school computer, but it was set up to use the school network even when used outside the school because the school claimed the tweet was associated with the school's IP address."
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Congressman Young Gets "Pissed"

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 2 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "At a hearing regarding an arctic wildlife refuge, Rep. Don Young claims that the board has made up its mind and argument is futile while calling Doug Brinkley "Mr Rice." An interesting verbal battle ensues. It's good to see some people standing up to what I see as unacceptable rashness and hard mindedness."
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Euopean Customs to Seize PS3 Shipments

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "After complaining to the ITC that Sony was infringing on some of its patents (http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/02/08/1320256/LG-Wants-PlayStation-3-Banned-From-US-Market), LG has had an injunction in Europe approved. This orders customs officers in the UK and the rest of England to confiscate PS3 systems being imported. In the Netherlands alone, over 10,000 PS3s have already been confiscated, and Sony is fighting to have the order repealed as the PS3 supply in Europe decreases."
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Sony Updates ToS for PS3

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "Sony has updated their ToS/Service Agreement to include permission to "monitor and record your activities and communications." Accepting these new terms is required in order to use the Playstation Network which is necessary for a wide variety of PS3 activities."
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George Hotz aka 'geohot' sued by Sony

OopsIDied OopsIDied writes  |  more than 3 years ago

OopsIDied (1764436) writes "geohot, well-known for his iphone jailbreak and work opening the PS3 to homebrew http://games.slashdot.org/story/11/01/03/1856210/PS3-Root-Key-Found?from=rss is now being sued by Sony. Members of failoverfl0w, a group that recently uncovered major security flaws in the PS3, has also been sued by Sony. The company claims that geohot tried to extort a job from them by releasing the key, and that he made profit from his circumvention of the PlayStation's security model. The court documents given to geohot can be found at his website: http://geohot.com/"
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