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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

Ravaldy Re:They won't (115 comments)

ROUND OF APPLAUSE!!!!!!!!!

yesterday
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Ravaldy Re:Cut the Russians Off (698 comments)

China isn't going to be doing anything. They're economy is very much dependent on the US and it's butt buddies.

yesterday
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Ravaldy Re:Cut the Russians Off (698 comments)

Yes about the centralization of media but where does this come into actual decision making? Joe Schmo and his friends have little to no impact if they aren't in the top tiers of government or military. The fact is that those decision are done with or without the populations backing. I think the leaders of the world powers has far more impact on what decision will be taken than the civilian following bogus news.

yesterday
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Ravaldy Re:Send in the drones! (698 comments)

Here's a 12 year old mind with an opinion about something he doesn't understand AT ALL.

yesterday
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Russian Military Forces Have Now Invaded Ukraine

Ravaldy Re:Send in the drones! (698 comments)

This is why the UN requested an emergency meeting. Decisions will be made then. Whether they continue to push more sanctions on the Russian government or they actually get involved is what we will find out soon enough.

Nobody wants to see Russia take unleash nukes and going at war with them could do exactly that.

yesterday
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Ravaldy Re:The moment of truth (126 comments)

There are no local places left that rent movies in my area. I would have to drive 15 minutes minimum to get one and the selection is slim to say the least. As for Netflix Subscriptions, you get what they want you to see. You don't get to sift through a list of owned movies like you do with your music.

yesterday
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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

Ravaldy Re:Hello, it is 2014 (112 comments)

Yes but your OS needs to be 64 bit and until Windows 7 became dominant, 32 bit was still the biggest seller by far. If I recall until last year 80% of Windows OS installs were 32bit. Until last year many laptops still came with 32 bit Windows 7 which as far as I'm concerned was dumb.

2 days ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

Ravaldy Re:The moment of truth (126 comments)

But currently renting a movie on Vu is $6.00. Would $6.00 be very reasonable for owning unless I'm miss understanding the DRM Free concept.

2 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Ravaldy Re:progress (97 comments)

And yes, if people would pay $19.99 for some DLC that gives your character new hats, I'm pretty sure they'd pay for dedicated servers.

That's a very big assumption but ok...

The reason they are not included is because Sony is so scared that there might be some kid in Slovenia playing a pirated version of their game

They have every right to protect what is theirs and in the process provide generally a better offering for most players. Most users don't care for dedicated servers anyway. At the end of the day you can choose to not buy Sony games. If you already don't buy Sony games then I don't know why you are up in arms.

2 days ago
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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Ravaldy Re:Not worth it (251 comments)

Good for techs as usual but that doesn't work for the other 98% of the population.

2 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Ravaldy Re:progress (97 comments)

Will you pay more? Most players will say no. There is cost in implementing two approaches to network gaming. It may look like a simple extraction of code but it's a lot more than that. You'll understand what I mean if you are more than a base application developer.

2 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Ravaldy Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

For me the word "BEHEADING" was strong enough for me to understand how horrible the act was. I watched the video and I wasn't any more struck than when I read the headline.

And what difference does it actually make? The answer is NONE. Me having actually seen the video did nothing to improve the situation in that country. My son, my daughter, my wife, my neighbors. We can all see the video and it will be the topic of the hour and then none.

There is far more harm than good that can be done by allowing videos like this to be displayed. Harm to the family, harm to kids that get their hands on it...

2 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Ravaldy Re:progress (97 comments)

Yeah, that makes tones of sense. Oh look, I want to play but none of my friends are online. "I WISH I COULD PLAY WITH OTHER PEOPLE ONLINE WITHOUT HAVING TO LOOK LIKE A CREEP ON MIRC OR OTHER PUBLIC FORUMS LOOKING FOR A FRIEND TO PLAY WITH".

You should not be allowed to own a car because it's too much evolution for you.

  1% down time doesn't justify dropping a perfectly good working server model.

3 days ago
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Hackers Claim PlayStation Network Take-Down

Ravaldy Re:Let's look at the positives! (97 comments)

Your dreaming buddy!

If they aren't involved now they won't be anymore involved without the video game. People either have will power or they don't. Taking away a bad habit will just make them find a new one.

3 days ago
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Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

Ravaldy Re:I forced myself to watch it (300 comments)

I agree with your statement that censorship is wrong BUT I must inject that allowing them to show the horrible things they do does nothing to further any causes other than their own. Did I see the video? Yes I did. Did I need to see it to understand how horrible things are there? No.

In the current state of internet I agree with censorship but as the internets anonymous nature dissolves and accountability becomes possible again, I will agree far more with your statement.

3 days ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Ravaldy Re:Horses have their advantages (108 comments)

Yes a tool that have specific applications don't have.

So from the point of view of masses there are no advantage of having a horse over a car.

3 days ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Ravaldy Re:Horses have their advantages (108 comments)

Advantages that aren't practical in modern society especially if living in the city.

about a week ago
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World's First 3D Printed Estate Coming To New York

Ravaldy Re:Let us redefine "progress" (108 comments)

I don't think you can anticipate how far 3D printing can go. Although 3D printing has existed for a long time it is just starting to be a field of interest. As more research is poured into it will become better and more affordable.

The progress will be in the ability to make concrete consistently reliable versus the hit and miss you get from hiring one company versus another.

As for faster you also can't tell. It may be tones faster 10 years from now.

about a week ago
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51% of Computer Users Share Passwords

Ravaldy Re:passwords on the device/session level, not app (117 comments)

Phones today are as important as your wallet. Losing it can result in identity theft. It's not a new issue, it's just that it's taken a new form.

As tverbeek stated, putting a password on the phone is the most logical thing to do and probably the only thing one can do.

Sharing passwords is the result of people being miss informed or not understanding what can happen. There's also a laziness component to it. At home it's one thing but at work I explain to users that sharing their password is like trusting the other users with their employment. If one employee wants to sabotage them, they can easily do it. I've seen a employee get fired over something similar.

about a week ago

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