Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Pubstar Re:Not comparable (589 comments)

Im going to have to agree. I had my car break down on me and I had to travel from the San Fernando Valley into Downtown LA 3 times per week. At first, I thought it was going to be a pain... until I realized that spending $5 on a day pass (I think month passes were $45) and taking the 412 Commuter Express was an option. Not only was I saving money (my old car was a 280Z turbo, got 18MPG if I was lucky), but also the headache of driving into town every day. I spent most of my trip there doing school work on my laptop.

I've since moved to a part of California where public transportation is just terrible (Ventura County), so I need to have my own car to even think about getting to work in under 2 hours for a 25 mile trip.

5 days ago
top

High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

Pubstar Re:Not comparable (589 comments)

You know, you were doing great until the strawman argument at the end.

5 days ago
top

Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music

Pubstar Re:hmmm (137 comments)

There is a difference between someone who DJs and someone who does a Live PA. Deadmau5 does Live PAs, and does not DJ.

about two weeks ago
top

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Pubstar Re:More than the article states... (1134 comments)

So then we should only allow games like the Smurfs from Colecovision because that is the only game where nobody gets injured and lacks any kind of moral choice? You're really stretching for a point here.

about two weeks ago
top

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Pubstar Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

Unless you count me joking around about being a hooker on DayZ, well, DayZ.

about two weeks ago
top

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Pubstar Re:One bad apple spoils the barrel (1134 comments)

This is why I never cared to much about gaming journalism outside of a few YouTube channels I trust. Everyone is either bought out, or pushing an agenda that offends me. Hell, I stopped reading PCGamer around the time I saw a banner ad for the ME3 Review. You know what it said? "Reviewed on PC". NO SHIT, I'd hope that PCGamer is reviewing things on PC.

about two weeks ago
top

Ask Slashdot: SIM-Card Solutions In North America?

Pubstar Re:You'll want either AT&T or T-Mobile. (146 comments)

I'm paying $60/month right now for unlimited everything on T Mobile, but I don't get throttled data (yes, I did get full LTE speed for 37GB one month), and it includes tethering. If you are not as data heavy as I am, you can easily get an unlimited plan for $40, if not less.

about 3 months ago
top

US Marshals Seize Police Stingray Records To Keep Them From the ACLU

Pubstar Re:Obama's police state? (272 comments)

There was a change to this law recently. You can now get a concealed carry permit by stating it's your second amendment right.

about 3 months ago
top

Emory University SCCM Server Accidentally Reformats All Computers Campus-wide

Pubstar Re:IPMI and other "lights-out" (564 comments)

Super late to this, but I would just like to note that for the large national bank that I work for, we require machines to be on, but have no users logged in, for us to do a remote Windows XP to Windows 7 migration. This is mostly so we can run a Scanstate against the machine prior to reimaging it.

about 4 months ago
top

The Next Unreal Tournament: Totally Free, Developed By Public

Pubstar Re:just modernize UT2k4 (122 comments)

Just about your Sig, its Chelsy Manning now or some crap like that.

about 4 months ago
top

In SF: an App For Auctioning Off Your Public Parking Spot

Pubstar Re:Vigilante (427 comments)

So no Bus or Train has ever been in an accident that has caused fatalities? That, and there is something nice about taking my car instead of getting shoved up against a person who hasn't showered in a week and the sick lady coughing all over the place.

about 4 months ago
top

Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Scalded (118 comments)

No, he cannot return it in the US. From Best Buy's Return Website

Nonreturnable Items: Opened computer software, movies, music and video games can be exchanged for the identical item but cannot be returned for a refund

He can get an identical copy of the software, thats it. No refund. Why? Because people buy software, return the disk, but burn the CD key so it's no longer valid.

Also, you've never worked at a retail store's computer repair before. Its "We can look into it... at a discounted rate" or if they do look into it for free, its put on low priority and put off until someone finally gets around to it.

about 5 months ago
top

Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Off Topic (118 comments)

Would mod up if I had points. VAC bans are game specific. Also, VAC scans memory and uses file signatures, not names, to determine hacking programs. Try trolling harder.

about 5 months ago
top

Steam's Most Popular Games

Pubstar Re:Scalded (118 comments)

Best Buy would have just told him no returns on open box software no matter how irate he got.

about 5 months ago
top

This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Pubstar Re:It was a "joke" back then (276 comments)

I have a Korean 27" 1440p monitor i got for $300 about a year ago. I'm planning on getting that new Samsung 4k monitor with my next paycheck for $700. You just need to know where to look.

The over 27" part is a good point though.

about 5 months ago
top

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

Did not know that. Thanks for the heads up on that one.

about 5 months ago
top

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

No paying to play online, plenty of F2P games that don't blow, your ability to use the input of your choosing, cheaper games, mod support, ability for users to revive old communities (Tribes 2 is alive and kicking by using a custom authorization mechanism), graphical fidelity (Even $550 systems can do 1080P/60FPS at higher graphical fidelity than XB1/PS4), ability to upgrade and customize your system without being XBL banned (New HDD because 500GB is too small? Banhammer), not being locked into buying officially supported peripherals, true multitasking, more exclusives, friendlier for indie development, and a more mature community. Should I continue?

AMD drivers don't suck in Windows, but have a worse track record under Linux. So it's really both.

about 5 months ago
top

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

OEM license are 'illegal' in the same sense that the MSDN keys are. The TOS states that the person installing the OEM software is not supposed to be the same person that is using the computer it was put on. It's meant as a copy to resell.

about 5 months ago
top

PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

Pubstar Re:Simple math (245 comments)

Seriously, if you are lazy and don't care about grey market keys, I always suggest getting a key from /r/SoftwareSwap. I got a MSDN Win 8.1 Pro key for $10 5 months ago, and it hasn't been deactivated yet. Assuming you get the MSDN Windows key, you can easily get a killer system for under $600

about 5 months ago

Submissions

top

FileSonic removes sharing feature

Pubstar Pubstar writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Pubstar (2525396) writes "Seems as if we have more to worry about in the wake of Megauploads demise:

Filesonic, one of the Internet's leading cyberlocker services, has taken some drastic measures following the Megaupload shutdown and arrests last week. In addition to discontinuing its affiliates rewards program and not yet paying accrued money to members, the site has disabled all sharing functionality, leaving users only with access to their own files. But the bad news for the site’s users doesn’t end there. In the last few hours, before file-sharing was disabled, Filesonic also ended its rewards program, meaning that uploaders to the site no longer earn money when people download their files. A moot point perhaps, since no-one will be downloading files anyway.

"

Link to Original Source

Journals

Pubstar has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?

Submission Text Formatting Tips

We support a small subset of HTML, namely these tags:

  • b
  • i
  • p
  • br
  • a
  • ol
  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>