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BioShock 2 Released

Sethb Re:Whine all you want, it's still an awesome game (209 comments)

Bioshock is/was an amazing game, one of the few gays to truly elicit an emotional response from me while playing. It remains the only game I've unlocked every achievement for on the 360, as I wanted to find everything in the world. The play-through where I doggedly hunted down every audio diary in the game really made me a fan, as once you hear all the stories being told (with excellent voice actors) by the end of the game, you can actually start to feel very sorry for the splicers you have to kill. Bioshock is more of a tale of tragedy, less so of vengeance and war, which is what most of the FPS genre is about.

A special mention also has to be made for Sander Cohen, who is one of the most memorable game characters ever. Playing through Fort Frolic still creeps me out, and the audio diary with him reading his poem "The Wild Bunny" is one of the most chilling pieces of game audio ever.

more than 4 years ago

Does Your College Or University Support Linux?

Sethb Re:That alone doesn't mean your laptop will work. (835 comments)

I think you mean 802.1x, not 802.11x, which doesn't exist, as far as I know. :) Any ResNet system worth its salt should also have the ability to allow your device past authentication based on its MAC address. Security obviously isn't great there, but you have to do those things to allow Xboxes, PS3s, TiVos, and all manner of other devices to connect.

about 5 years ago

Windows 7 Reintroduces Remote BSoD

Sethb Re:Woo! (427 comments)

I love it when Slashdot can't post an accurate headline. This is a flaw in SMB 2.0, which is present in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and probably Windows Server 2008 R2 as well. This is not new to 7, it's a common flaw in all the implementations of SMB 2.0. XP isn't affected because XP can't speak that protocol.

about 5 years ago

Windows 7 Reintroduces Remote BSoD

Sethb Re:Local? (427 comments)

Uh, by default on modern incarnations of Windows, accounts without passwords are *not* allowed to log in remotely. So, they're extremely difficult to access remotely.

about 5 years ago

Transformers Special Edition Chevy Camaro Unveiled

Sethb Re:And they wonder why..... (299 comments)

I think Top Gear is on a mission to destroy all those Morris Marinas...

more than 5 years ago

Why Game Developers Should Shut Up About Used Games

Sethb Re:Gamestop blows (590 comments)

You might also want to check out Goozex. You trade your games to other gamers for points there. If a game is 500 points, you get all 500 points, and gets a buck on each transaction. It's not perfect, as you'll sometimes have to wait a few days/weeks to get the game you want, or for someone to want your game, but there's not a middleman making $30 off each used game transaction.

(Yes, that's my referral code in the Goozex link) :)

more than 5 years ago

The Great Ethanol Scam

Sethb Re:Fuel vs Food (894 comments)

IANAF: (I am not a Farmer, but I do live in Iowa) - Uh, the kind of corn you buy "on the cob" and the type turned into ethanol are not the same. Ethanol is made from "field corn" aka Yellow Dent corn. It's not something you want to eat in its raw form, and it's harvested by combines. Corn on the cob is made from sweet corn, which is not used for making ethanol. Popcorn is yet a third kind of corn... Now, the prices of various crops can affect the prices of others, but it's just because farmers may decide to plant fewer acres of soybeans if corn prices are high, or vice versa. In short, ethanol is not stealing all the sweet corn away from the Jolly Green Giant. I picked up 4 ears for a dollar at the grocery store, and ate them tonight.

more than 5 years ago

Your Commuting Costs By Car Vs. Train?

Sethb Re:Google Maps to calculate costs (1137 comments)

Um, you're kind of forgetting the hidden cost of roads... I think the public pays for them too. :)

more than 5 years ago

New Nokia Smartphones Leak E-mail Passwords

Sethb Re:Non-issue? (94 comments)

This is the way BIS works. The reason you get great battery life out of a Blackberry is that RIM's server is hitting your POP/IMAP server and checking for mail, then it just pushes it to your Blackberry as needed. Compared to running a Windows Mobile phone with your IMAP connection being live all day, the battery & traffic savings are enormous. The downside is that you have to share your username & password with RIM, unless you're using BES, which is what enterprises who worry about giving out their passwords do...

more than 5 years ago

Strange Glitches In Games

Sethb Re:Stop n Swop: Why not the Controller Pak? (282 comments)

I found a bug/cheat back in the day on my Genesis. I read in a magazine about some game that'd glitch in a cheating fashion if you put in Altered Beast, waited for the title screen to come up, then yanked it out with the power still on, put in the next game, and hit restart. I didn't have that game, but I tried it with Strider, I'm not sure why, but it worked! You now had unlimited lives, but you had to play on the hardest difficulty setting! That was actually the first way I beat the game, though... I know, this sounds like one of those stupid things you hear someone claim worked, but doesn't, but truly, it worked! And I never fried my Genesis doing it, though the Genesis certainly didn't seem happy about having the cartridge ripped out in mid-load...

more than 5 years ago

Repair Crews Reach Vicinity of Damaged Cables In Mediterranean

Sethb Re:Satellites FTW? (145 comments)

Yes, but satellite internet pretty much kills any possibility of internet gaming, other than turn-based games. Wikipedia says it adds 500 to 900 miliseconds, which, erm, would suck.

more than 5 years ago



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