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Ask Slashdot: How To Introduce Someone To Star Trek?

PwnzerDragoon Re:Khaaaaaaaaaan!!!!!! (634 comments)

3) TOS is so dated it crosses the "B-movie threshold" and you simply accept the special effects as stand-ins for what was intended, and/or find them entertaining in their own right (so bad it's good). I know the latter certainly applies to some of my cherished original-series Doctor Who episodes.

This sounds reasonable. The newer versions with the updated CGI effects look terrible, I want the 60s version back.

about 2 years ago
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Intel Ivy Bridge Processor Hits 7GHz Overclock Record

PwnzerDragoon You people are embarrassing. (144 comments)

You people are embarrassing. A guy manages to overclock a processor to 7GHz and all you can do is bitch about how you can't do anything with it. Do you make fun of people who climb mountains or build with legos because there's no practical purpose to them?

Nobody is saying this is useful. It's just some guy saying, "Hey look, I got my processor all the way up to 7GHz!", stop taking things so seriously.

about 2 years ago
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Linux 3.4 Released

PwnzerDragoon Re:GNU? (385 comments)

the GNU animal

You mean, a gnu?

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Which Comic Books To Start My 3-Year-Old With?

PwnzerDragoon Re:Tandy Computer Whiz Kids (372 comments)

What does an animated Japanese television show have to do with whether comics are a valid form of literature? Not only that, but a show that is essentially on the same maturity level as South Park. That's like saying all novels are trash because of Jersey Shore.

about 2 years ago
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Valve's Steam & Games Coming To Linux

PwnzerDragoon Re:Finally! (224 comments)

But with so many in the Linux community being almost religious in their hatred of all things DRM it will be interesting to see if they will allow or tolerate Steam being on Linux.

Allow? Does RMS secretly have an orbital death laser? Is Linus going to nuke Valve if they don't open-source Steam? How would anyone besides Valve have any say in whether Steam will run on Linux?

about 2 years ago
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Valve's Steam & Games Coming To Linux

PwnzerDragoon Re:Finally! (224 comments)

Saying you would like something to be open source isn't the same as saying it should be. I'd like a million dollars, but I don't expect anyone to give it to me, nor should they have any reason to do so.

about 2 years ago
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Firefox 12 Released — Introduces Silent, Chrome-like Updater

PwnzerDragoon Re:What's best (411 comments)

I agree Firefox has the better extensions for this, but if you're just grabbing stuff from YouTube I've found YouTube Downloader works well.

about 2 years ago
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Chrome OS Introduces Aura Window Manager

PwnzerDragoon Re:Still working on it. (162 comments)

PNaCl does use LLVM. You're thinking of NaCl, which is platform-specific and currently can be compiled for x86 and ARM. PNaCl is the upcoming LLVM-based platform-agnostic version of NaCl.

about 2 years ago
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Chrome OS Introduces Aura Window Manager

PwnzerDragoon Re:Still working on it. (162 comments)

the Android browser (is it not Chrome as well?)

It is not. They share some code (e.g. Webkit and V8) but they are separate browsers.

about 2 years ago
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to SlashdotTV! (Video)

PwnzerDragoon Re:Stop doing it in Flash (203 comments)

You're visiting the section of the web site dedicated to videos and you're complaining that the videos are working?

about 2 years ago
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You're Driving All Wrong, Says NHTSA

PwnzerDragoon Re:One hand, 12 o'clock ... (756 comments)

I like the idea of him driving down the street with a flamboyantly dressed gay man jogging alongside the car, his arm in a death grip from the driver.

about 2 years ago
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Xbox 720 a No-show At This Year's E3

PwnzerDragoon Re:Whatever... (182 comments)

The NES is actually pretty easy to repair, all you have to do is remove the cartridge connector and bend back the contact pins. I did this to mine and it works even better than before - I don't even need to push the cartridge down anymore.

about 2 years ago
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Japan's Nuclear Energy Industry Nears Shutdown

PwnzerDragoon Re:What else is there? (267 comments)

Geothermal energy can increase seismic activity. Using it to power an entire country in one of the most earthquake-prone areas of the world may not be the best idea.

more than 2 years ago
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US Wants Natural Gas As Major Auto Fuel Option

PwnzerDragoon Re:Oh Frack! (377 comments)

Indeed. I know someone who owns a Tesla, and he likes it so much he bought two of them. He regularly uses it to make 100 mile business trips to Seattle, so range and performance are obviously not issues. Now, most of us are not wealthy enough to buy $120k sports cars, but most of us also don't need high-performance Tesla Roadsters. A more low-end car will get you around town nicely as long as you remember to plug it in at night; Tesla is actually developing a consumer-level car using the Roadster's battery technology that will start at ~$50k. And if you do need to make a long-range trip for some reason, you can rent a gasoline car; obviously if you need to make a 300 mile trip on a regular basis, this advice doesn't apply to you, but that would put you in the minority.

Price could still be an issue; there's more up-front cost, and the need to replace the batteries every 10-15 years, but in the long run you're saving over reduced fuel and maintenance costs (far fewer moving parts means far fewer things that can go wrong). I couldn't say how much you would save, or even whether it's actually cheaper than gas in the long run right now, but it's clear electric is the future.

more than 2 years ago
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Thanks to DRM, Some Ubisoft Games Won't Work Next Week

PwnzerDragoon Re:I Must Be Missing Something Here (332 comments)

Same here, not buying any more Ubisoft games with over-the-top DRM. The good news is, the retail version of Rayman is supposed to be DRM-free when it's released (though online purchases still have a one-time activation for some reason), so it's possible Ubisoft is (slowly) learning their lesson.

more than 2 years ago
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New Exoplanet Is Best Yet Candidate For Supporting Life

PwnzerDragoon Re:The universe mocks us (288 comments)

You'd launch mid-season of American Idol and 20 years later you still won't know who won it.

I already do that. Am I an astronaut?

more than 2 years ago

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