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It's Time For the Descent Games Return

Sarin Re:LOL ... no ... (251 comments)

I used to play Descent in 3d back in '97 with liquid crystal shutter glasses (SimulEyes VR) it was the bee's knees in those days (and expensive).

It rocked, especially over the IPX network against my housemates and neighbours. Good memories.

I'm looking forward to using the next generation headsets for this to play against my new housemates (my kids).

about 8 months ago

Ruby 2.1.0 Released

Sarin Re: Ruby is a great language (65 comments)

And I accidently sent my comment away. The syntax is great, but I don't like the way Ruby hasn't crystallized yet. Every new version they somehow remove compatibility with the old versions, that's bad. My scripts stop working and I have to fix everything, this is not userfriendly.

Documation is scattered and incomplete. It's something that needs to fixed if they want to get to version 4

about a year ago

Ruby 2.1.0 Released

Sarin Ruby is a great language (65 comments)

I started programming Ruby a year or two ago. I was using jruby and watir-webdriver to automating firefox. I love the syntax of Ruby.

about a year ago

NSA Broke Into Links Between Google, Yahoo Datacenters

Sarin Re:I'm for this (394 comments)

The NSA could detect anomalous phenomena or detect certain sociological patterns that are impossible to find unless you monitor as much as possible on a global scale.

It would be logical for them to look. If what they find can be exploited, it would be much more powerful and stealthy than any new conventional weapon.

Nobody's looking for a new a-bomb anymore, except for the acclaimed terrorists.

about a year ago

GTA V Proves a Lot of Parents Still Don't Know or Care About ESRB Ratings

Sarin Re:Some people... (621 comments)

No, your kid is probably not going to be "irreparably mentally harmed" from being exposed to violent video games too early. But there is such a thing as exposing a kid to shit that they're too young to handle (or understand). And that's not a good thing.

A kid's innocence is a precious thing, and it's a shame to squander it too early. That doesn't mean I want to have my 12-year-old still believing in Santa Claus, but I also don't want him introduced to the ugly world of violent crime, drugs, and prostitution while he's still in kindergarten either.

You probably have the best comment here so far.

It all depends how you support your kids. If you don't have time to set the moral standards for your kid (because you're a single parent and gone all day - keep this in mind when watching Dr.Phil in the distant future) and buy GTA5 to basically babysit your teenager - you're in trouble.

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Fight Usage Caps?

Sarin I used SSH port forwarding + compression (353 comments)

My ISP had a bandwidth limit and a data cap, but you also got a shell account.
So I used SSH port forwarding to redirect and compress my connection to usenet servers, that way I used less bandwidth and my downspeed was higher.

about a year ago

Canadian Military Developing Stealth Snowmobile

Sarin Just remember (187 comments)

All efforts are lost if you're carrying your iPhone on a stealth-snowmobile. (It's a sticker)

about a year and a half ago

BitTorrent Opens Up Its Sync Alpha To the Public For Windows, Mac, and Linux

Sarin bye bye Dropbox (49 comments)

Seems like a better alternative to my paid Dropbox subscription.

about 2 years ago

Sony Exercising Its Acquisition of GaiKai, Plans To Stream Games To PS4

Sarin copy-protection (129 comments)

they could use it for streaming the menus of certain games, so an essential part of the game is ran on their servers while the game itself resides on the console.

about 2 years ago

Apple Releases Mac OS X Lion, Updates Air

Sarin same as GM release? (453 comments)

Is this the same as the GM release?

more than 3 years ago

The Secret of Monkey Island Shows Evolution of PC Audio

Sarin another one! Covox (348 comments)

I remember making a sound'card' (DA converter) with some resistors attached to the parallel port of my 386dx. Could it have been Covox?

more than 4 years ago

What Has Your Phone Survived?

Sarin swimming pool (422 comments)

On my first night of my Ibiza holiday I dove, slightly intoxicated, into the swimming pool and stayed there for at least hour. Not sure if I also pissed in the pool.
I forgot my new iPhone was in the pocket of my swimming trousers. Next day I found my wet phone, still in the pocket, after weeks drying in the sun it worked again. I had to repace the battery though.
I bought a new iPhone in the meantime and gave the one from the pool to my girlfriend, she's very happy with it.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Touch-Screen Netbook?

Sarin not for a netbook (291 comments)

the 17inch MacBook Pro has a lot of room beneath the keyboard.
Instead of a keypad, there could be room for a 10inch touchscreen.
It would add some extra value to this relative expensive member of the MacBook family.

more than 5 years ago

Scientists Erase Specific Memories In Mice

Sarin handy for interogation (320 comments)

basicly you can get all information out of someone with this technique.

you "just" torture them to get the information and wipe their memories of the interogation and do whatever you want with the aquired information. you can even let the subject loose and observe some more, knowing what you've learned from interogating the subject.

more than 6 years ago


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retro style internet

Sarin Sarin writes  |  more than 12 years ago

Remember the old internet? Before the hype, at the time you had compuserve and the internet (remember those strange looking email addresses of compuserve?).
I'm trying to catch some of the old spirit on my new site. It's going to be fully interactive with loads of nice scripts that let you make your own ascii graphics, anagrams (in different languages) and ofcourse a lot more.
Got any more ideas?

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