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The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Pinky's Brain Re:Funny (686 comments)

Be sure to hold your breath waiting for that too happen.

4 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Pinky's Brain Re:Technology does not destroy jobs.. (578 comments)

Please do tell the Australians how to easily desalinate their farmland, they're struggling with it a bit.

5 days ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Pinky's Brain Re:Retraining miners (578 comments)

If those factories were still in the US they'd use far more automation and employ only a fraction of the labour they use overseas and used in the past in the US.

about a week ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

Pinky's Brain Re:Technology does not destroy jobs.. (578 comments)

Maybe, but it would only be a stopgap solution even if it worked. In the end there are REAL resource (ie, not money, not even gold) limits to consumption, there are no limits to labor productivity.

about a week ago
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Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

Pinky's Brain Re:Good (193 comments)

Not looney tunes, she's just letting herself be taken in by the comfortable reality distortion bubble her backers create for her ... it's much easier to tell yourself all those people supporting you can't be wrong than to admit the mistake to yourself and others.

Not very nice, but also not crazy.

about a week ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

Pinky's Brain Re:Modern audiophiles are no different. (469 comments)

The ear is nonlinear, so it can downmix ... not that it's a relevant effect for perceiving music, but just saying.

about two weeks ago
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Sand in the Brain: A Fundamental Theory To Model the Mind

Pinky's Brain Re:As an observer (105 comments)

Didn't Slashdot have another story recently about how pop-science was in love with trying to find power laws in everything? (And producing nothing of value along the way.)

about two weeks ago
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How the Internet Is Taking Away America's Religion

Pinky's Brain Re:Knowledge (1037 comments)

It's a parable, also it's literal truth.

about two weeks ago
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CryptoPhone Sales Jump To 100,000+, Even at $3500

Pinky's Brain Re:Use crypto, become a suspect. (68 comments)

Is there no stegonagraphy chat app using instagram yet? Obsessive selfie taking seems like a good cover.

about two weeks ago
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CryptoPhone Sales Jump To 100,000+, Even at $3500

Pinky's Brain Re:The problem... (68 comments)

The use of dual port memory shows just how deeply the NSA has penetrated into the industry ... lets open a huge security hole and put a huge amount of unnecessary load on the widest/fastest bus in the phone and lets tell them we need to do this for performance ... when fucking wlan can easily be put over one relatively slow LVDS pair let alone 4g.

about two weeks ago
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Ultima Online Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG

Pinky's Brain Re:Never going to happen ... (75 comments)

I was downloading mods on the fly in Unreal a long long time ago, needing add-ons is not a problem (other than security wise, need to use something like NCl or I guess Asm.js ... shudder). Properly abstracting the game code and running it all in script is not a problem either (again, Unreal).

It's just that modern developers seem utterly incapable of proper abstraction and lack the mindset to open source any part of their work ... I seriously doubt anyone working on Shards is any different. They'll give people some castrated tools and that's it.

about three weeks ago
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Ultima Online Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG

Pinky's Brain Re:ogres in a box, anyone? (75 comments)

It's not a problem if each server is just it's own persistent world ... let characters from the official servers import into persistent worlds, but not export.

about three weeks ago
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Ultima Online Devs Building Player-Run MMORPG

Pinky's Brain Never going to happen ... (75 comments)

Game code will be properly abstracted from engine code and it will be open source? Sure ....

Unless they give true full source code access the best players will be able to do is turn some near irrelevant dials and connect some blocks together to form a "new" quest, just like all these other MMOs which promise players will be able to develop content.

about three weeks ago
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Yahoo May Build Its Own YouTube

Pinky's Brain Re:Copying your way to success (162 comments)

AOL already has their own video streaming service set up, stream quality seems quite nice too ... no user videos though so no direct competition to youtube.

about three weeks ago
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Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Apple For E-Book Price Fixing

Pinky's Brain Re:Cote should have recused herself. (88 comments)

Lets see what happens on appeal then ... of course if Apple loses it you'll just declare the next judge prejudiced as well.

about three weeks ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Pinky's Brain Re:The geek in denial. (704 comments)

None of those movies got preachy about misogyny (although Catching Fire preached to the teenage choir about a lot of other stuff of course, like every coming of age story). All pretty white too of course ...

This isn't about games with female protagonists or without damsels in distress, we have those ... and some of them sell fine, mostly to white'ish young men. No, that obviously isn't enough to Heir.

about a month ago
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Getting Misogyny, Racism and Homophobia Out of Gaming

Pinky's Brain Re:Don't buy it then (704 comments)

Waste my hard earned money is what they could do about it, I'm not paying them to get preached at.

You could throw in a few retard/faggot conversation items and have an NPC admonish the player for using that I guess ... I wouldn't really care about that, any more than I care about the otherwordly percentages of LGBTs in their games. If they build elaborate set pieces to try to make me empathize with discriminated minorities all I will feel is contempt for the developers though.

about a month ago
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Back To the Moon — In Four Years

Pinky's Brain Re:China being the lead in space... (292 comments)

The only thing high orbit gets you for a kinetic energy weapon is acceleration in a vacuum ... you still need a huge rocket behind that metal bar with more energy in it's fuel than most nuclear warheads.

about a month ago
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A Call For Rollbacks To Previous Versions of Software

Pinky's Brain Tuneup 3 went just as planned ... (199 comments)

Tuneup 3 did what it had to do, it killed the company and made the annoying VCs pestering them for updates go away so they could spend more time on the hookers and blow. The game was up and the game was never delivering a good product, that was only ever a hook.

about a month ago

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