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Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

Rooked_One Need a fake gold coin? (79 comments)

Alibaba has them. And even some great copies of NGC and PCGS slabbed coins.

2 days ago

The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

Rooked_One wearing out of thumbstick and.... (59 comments)

So my friend has one... He wears down the exact same spot on all his controllers... left thumbstick at 7'oclock. He's just pressing too hard.

However, I am very gentle and precise with mine, and they have suited me well. *HOWEVER* the right thumbstick, when pressed in, is starting to flake out. If I press it to run, a lot of force is needed, or else I will stop running. So that controller is basically useless now.

And of course, I have to say that as for right now, the touchpad is absolutely useless.

about two weeks ago

Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

Rooked_One Big "DUH of the year award" here.... (161 comments)

I got an iPod shuffle.... I think, in 2005 for a girlfriend. I went to set it up for her, plugged it into my computer. It proceeded to rename a good 200 albums or so into 8character.ext filenames. I've never touched an apple product since.

about a month and a half ago

Getting 'Showdown' To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift

Rooked_One Why 90 FPS? (30 comments)

Because otherwise you'd see the 1 frame marketing ads.

about 3 months ago

Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

Rooked_One Re:I get it.. but I won't get it (304 comments)

I guess i'm missing the money to purchase something that I can do without! ;-)

about 8 months ago

Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?

Rooked_One I get it.. but I won't get it (304 comments)

So yea... I get the whole "more resolution captain!" Absolutely. Every day all day. But I use a 27" monitor that only does 1920x1200... "Only." That's plenty for work and pleasure - i'm playing the new wolfenstien at that resolution, and its beautiful.

However, I would love some ultra widescreen for more real estate. To me, 4k is just too faddish, and thus too expensive for the poor nerds amongst us to justify purchasing.

about 8 months ago

The NSA Is Recording Every Cell Phone Call In the Bahamas

Rooked_One Enemy of the state... 1998... (205 comments)

And look where we are now. Insanity...

about 8 months ago

Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

Rooked_One While most will think of changing the subject (367 comments)

I have one question - how in demand will these jobs be 10 years from now? 10 years after that?

Seems to me as the populations becomes more dependent on others, being a welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled tradesmen will pay off. But at what point do we become like mexicans *in mexico* who know how to fix everything they need to live? Broken pipe? Dig it up and fix it. Broken car? Take it apart as least as much as possible and fix it. Need to build an extra room or two on your house? Pick up a hammer and some supplies and get to work.

I wish I weren't disabled - someone asked me the other day what is my dream job - living off the land with a few farm animals and growing crops for a family.

about 9 months ago

Crowd Wisdom Better At Predictions Than Top CIA Analysts

Rooked_One Can I Hear it for the.... â(TM) (136 comments)


That's where it's at the...


about 10 months ago

An Engineer's Eureka Moment With a GM Flaw

Rooked_One Re:Obligatory Fight Club (357 comments)

where's my mod points when I need them.. As soon as I read the summary, I went and copy/pasted the quote to post. Gj sir. Great minds and such.

about 10 months ago

RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance

Rooked_One This will pull undecided votes (523 comments)

no doubt about it. If you voted for obama, and are now in the middle because you pay attention to what's really going on behind big media, you're probably going to be really ready for what the other party has to offer. Especially when you hear on all news sites about how we're turning into a police state silently but surely.

1 year,6 days

Twitter's Fake Followers Watching IPO Closely

Rooked_One Twitters IPO made me think about IRC (120 comments)

and how you could never make a dime off it - unless i'm just that out of touch. The only people who made money are the ones that got it for the 26 dollar IPO price, and since everyone has been waiting for the next big google, facebook, etc, they simply bought into it without knowing what twitter really is - an app amongst apps that is used by people who generally don't have a lot of money (under 18 yr olds)

about a year ago

Feedly Forces Its Users To Create Google+ Profiles

Rooked_One Forget "Feedly" (251 comments)

Youtube is now impossible to use... The comments sections have been rendered useless - or about as useless as a wet blanket.

about a year ago

Patriot Act Author Introduces Bill To Limit Use of Patriot Act

Rooked_One The thing created turned on its creator (189 comments)

in a sense.

The retardlicans created the patriot act so they could do "this and that," but now that the dummycrats have been using it, the rerardlicans think its bad.

Now, sit back and realize the people making all of these decisions are your elected officials.

about a year ago

The Greatest Keyboard Shortcut Ever

Rooked_One Its a nice feature to know about (506 comments)

If you open a browser at the beginning of the day and don't close it until the end, you're going to run into cases when you wish you didn't close out a particular tab. ctrl-shit-t undo's closing a tab like ctrl-z undos. Pretty cool.

about a year and a half ago

Would You Let a Robot Stick You With a Needle?

Rooked_One Re:Why yes, I would. (209 comments)

The problem is that when you have so many different types, as lobotomist, it brings in the element of mistake more often than not.

about a year and a half ago

How Do You Get Better Bug Reports From Users?

Rooked_One Show the reporters of bugs you care and appreciate (205 comments)

... their efforts to reach out to. They are actively trying to help you make your program better. I am not a programmer, however growing up in the pre-nintendo tech days, I know what a bug looks like. I've reported many bugs, and the only response was from Charlie on the Natural Selection (Half-Life mod) team. As much help as he had been in the past when I lost my account info and helped me retrieve it when he was just a one man team, basically, the response back was lacking. I chalked it up to being busy.

If you're telling me you have time to program, but can't take the time to read an email that's bullet-pointed with very specific details and at least respond like a grateful human, then I am just going to say you have way to many e-mails to respond to or you're lying. In the prior, get more help. In the latter, please seek help.

about a year and a half ago

Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations

Rooked_One When you hear a politician say "just"... (419 comments)

in his formal speech, he's lying. Mostly... as in, they mostly just lie through their teeth.

about a year and a half ago

Android Malware "Obad" Called Most Sophisticated Yet

Rooked_One Re:So who lied? (117 comments)

The memo had a TPS cover sheet... Easy to throw out...

about a year and a half ago



Natural Selection 2 coming soon!!

Rooked_One Rooked_One writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Rooked_One (591287) writes "Natural Selection is a first person shooter where you either choose to be on the marine side, with your standard futuristic military grade equipment, or on the alien side, in which you can (depending on what creature you have gestated into) climb walls, fly, and even devour a marine to digest slowly in your stomach. The sequel was just announced and looks spectacular. The graphics, have come a long way from the half life engine NS1 was on. They have created their own engine (as explained in their FAQ) and it looks a bit like the new Doom series as far as graphics go.

Gamespy held it in great acclaim back in 2002.

However the real genius of the game is how they incorporate RTS into FPS. One player on the marine side chooses to sit in a command chair where he, and he alone controls the growth of the marine base, expanding it, and locking down the "base" (be it an abandoned spaceship or what have you). Think starcraft's view but you have real humans at your disposal to reprimand when they are not doing what they should.

The alien's growth, at least in the first, was accomplished by gestating into a builder unit and creating hives, and defensive towers that would shoot spikes, heal, or even cloak you — I have to say, being cloaked and chomping on a marine when he walked right in front of me had me grinning ear to ear more times than I can count.

So now, while I am not on the dev team, and will make no money with this post, I hope to inform those who were addicted to the first, that the follow up to that cocaine, this new crack will soon arrive. I made my pre-order as soon as I saw they were taking them. Help out this outstanding team of upstarts because you are going to buy the game anyways — might as well get some cool black armor to wear as a bonus for pre-ordering!"

Open Source Alternative for Closed Voting Machines

Rooked_One Rooked_One writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Rooked_One (591287) writes "Listening to NPR, I heard an interview about a voting program called PVOTE that is written in Python and only 500 lines long. From the article : "Pvote is not a complete voting system. It is just the software program that interacts with the voter. Other necessary functions, such as voter registration, ballot preparation, and canvassing, are not part of Pvote. It is especially important that the voter interaction be correct because it is the only part of an election that must take place in private, whereas all other parts of an election can and should be subjected to public oversight and verification."
Link to Original Source

Rooked_One Rooked_One writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Rooked_One (591287) writes "NO GAS...On May 15th 2007
I am liking this idea!

Don't pump gas on may 15th

In April 1997, there was a "gas out" conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight. On May 15th 2007, all Internet users are to not go to a gas station in protest of high gas prices. Gas is now over $3.00 a gallon in most places. There are 73,000,000+ American members currently on the Internet network, and the average car takes about 30 to 50 dollars to fill up. If all users did not go to the pump on the 15th, it would take $2,292,000,000.00 (that's almost 3 BILLION) out of the oil company's pockets for just one day!




Rooked_One Rooked_One writes  |  more than 11 years ago Just wondering... They can't find anything, can't get saddam... GG BUSH!!! You had two things you wanted done and you didn't do them. Congrats.


First journal entry - Bush's Speech

Rooked_One Rooked_One writes  |  more than 11 years ago Ok, so Mr. Bush's little speech was quite intresting today - let me first say when he started accepting questions, it almost seemed to me like he had a little something something in his ear with someone telling him what to say. Compared to his previous opening speech, he paused quite a bit. So what does that mean? Well, either he DOES have something in his ear, or he is just a slow president.

As far as what he answered about "personal" feelings, it was quite obvious he has personal vendettas against the middle east, most likely steming from his father. As soon as the question was asked his demeanor did a flip and his facial expressions turned from serious to scared, although he tried to hide that with a smile.

Lets think about something.... if you needed resources from a part of the world - if your friends and family depended on this resource - and in the past there had been aid to this part of the world so much that it basically defied "the moral prime directive," what would you do? I personally would make up an excuse to try to take over that part of the world to make it easier for my friends and family to make use of the "resources."

Lets just say that the resource in question is in fact oil. Even though Mr. Bush commented in his state of the union address that he would like to see alternative energy sources, I don't feel he was being completely honest, and HIS best intrests were in his mind. His best intrests would be to take over a region where 80% of the worlds oil comes from, as to keep the oil "regime" that makes up parts of the american culture alive.

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