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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Shikaku Re:Application sandboxing (577 comments)

Try running ccleaner on your android phone. Yep its on android too but running it after it got really slow helped a lot.

about three weeks ago
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Battlefield Director: Linux Only Needs One 'Killer' Game To Explode

Shikaku Re:YOLD! (410 comments)

But it's already started. There's no "classic" interface in Windows RT. Windows RT only supports apps from the Windows Store. If Metro actually was doing well (or hell they may try it anyway) then the desktop version will slowly follow suit.

1 year,11 days
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Google Chrome 29 Is Out: Omnibox Suggestions, Profile Resetting

Shikaku Re:Trust (120 comments)

The one that's ISO standard and would be in ABC order.
2013-08-20

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Low-Latency PS2/USB Gaming Keyboards?

Shikaku Re:FIRST! (177 comments)

http://bit.ly/1aM29Hm

Late post but to answer his question, but while this is a "gaming" keyboard, there are keyboards on sale for some scratch that promise low latency (2ms it says).

about a year ago
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Buy the WarGames IMSAI 8080 and Possibly Impress Ally Sheedy

Shikaku Re:Fags (103 comments)

Says the anon posting in it..

about a year ago
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ReactOS 0.3.15 Released

Shikaku Re:Ugh (252 comments)

You're missing the point of ReactOS. It's like Wine, except actually an OS. If one day Windows bites the dust you can have this project for any legacy code, if you really needed to run something, and it could be patched and maintained forever. To be fair, yes this is a hobby OS, but to say that with disdain diminishes the value of a hobby.

about a year ago
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Xbox One: No Always-Online Requirement, But Needs To Phone Home

Shikaku Re:A camera in every living room (395 comments)

It requires it to be connected at all times.

about a year and a half ago
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Xbox One: No Always-Online Requirement, But Needs To Phone Home

Shikaku Re:That's a whole... (395 comments)

There was news that the new console will be able to sell your used games on the Xbox One.

I think the reason is Microsoft just wants to kill the secondhand market and gamestop and take money for themselves. I bet it's gonna be revealed and clarified that you can sell your license to the game on their marketplace and you earn a certain percentage (if they were nice it would be high like at least 70% but who knows) and you can only put that money back into the Xbox marketplace for a new game or whatever.

To stay on topic, I bet this is why it requires always online, license checking. If you sell your game but never go back online then you can have your cake and eat it too.

about a year and a half ago
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Move Over Apple - Samsung Files For a Patent On Page Turn

Shikaku Re:If I were (125 comments)

Except there are patent lawsuits everyday, about the dumbest of things between companies large and small, from patent trolls versus small and big businesses to big giants fighting each other.

Trying to argue it's not in the news everyday is a terrible example, and you know it, because news only cares about getting money, so whatever is the most interesting gets aired.

about a year and a half ago
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Hackers Swipe Unreleased Game From Ubisoft

Shikaku Re:Far Cry 3 needs some major help (99 comments)

I think games should just stick to being games. Games trying to be movies always fell flat, sometimes really hard (see: Heavy Rain).

about a year and a half ago
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Defend the Open Web: Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

Shikaku Re:Not putting in DRM isn't going to eliminate DRM (351 comments)

Can't we just make an IE/Firefox/Opera/Chrome add-on and be done with adding the DRM? If people want it they can install it themselves.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot:How to protect a text document

Shikaku Make it as annoying as possible (6 comments)

Put each page in a password protected document. The password can all be the same but if they plan on printing it they'd have to print each page singleton and manually entering the password for each page.

about a year and a half ago
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Google Reader Being Retired

Shikaku Re:WTF Google (386 comments)

What is gonna happen if you're upset by Google? Are you gonna stop using their products? The money doesn't come from any of their free services, it's the advertisers. You'll be disappointed if you expected nothing else from a free product than to be disappointed when it doesn't bring any more money.

about a year and a half ago
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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

Shikaku Re:Why the online restriction...?? (569 comments)

To sum up:

1) To prevent you selling the game. I'm guessing that there is some unique key for the copy you bought tied to your online profile.

Greed

2) To make you have to upgrade when they shut off the servers for SimCity 5 when they launch SimCity 6. EA are known for this. Anyone tried play FIFA 2011 or The Sims 2 online recently...?

Greed

3) To try and stop piracy. Instead of just having to activate online, which could be bypassed by some enterprising cracker, now bits of the game need a connection to actually function. Makes the job of cracking it more difficult I guess

Greed

I think it's pretty obvious why it will not sell well and yet another series dying (Dead Space 4 being cancelled because of poor sales of 3) because of greed.

about a year and a half ago
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Japan Plans to Restart Most of Their Nuclear Reactors

Shikaku Re:Bad Summary (255 comments)

Coal and oil have their own hidden costs that are not apparent on any balance sheet and not easily calculatable.

Pollution has many known health effects. While a nuclear plant does pollute as long as the radiation is contained its effect is much smaller. With air pollution you have increased healthcare costs due to the treatment of any lung issue that arrises just to start, as well as increased Earth temeperature due to greenhouse gasses which makes us use more electricity which makes more pollution... etc.

about a year and a half ago

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Guinness names Call of Duty: Black Ops #1 video game ending of all time

Shikaku Shikaku writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shikaku writes "The famous Guinness Book of World Records recently conducted some research to determine the top 50 video game endings of all time. On the list were games such as Portal 2, Kingdom Hearts, and “Half-Life: Episode Tow [sic]“, none of which topped the chart. We’re all used to seeing Gamespot and IGN coming up with lists like this that survey hundreds of thousands of people online over the course of a month or more, but Guinness released this list after tallying the votes of just 13,519 “fans of gaming”. Guinness is well known and regarded as the official source on many world statistics, but did they devote enough time and effort into this list to get an accurate idea of how gamers really feel?"
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White House wants to make IP infringement a felony

Shikaku Shikaku writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Shikaku writes "The White House today proposed sweeping revisions to U.S. copyright law, including making "illegal streaming" of audio or video a federal felony and allowing FBI agents to wiretap suspected infringers.

In a 20-page white paper (PDF), the Obama administration called on the U.S. Congress to fix "deficiencies that could hinder enforcement" of intellectual property laws."

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Example code for making Programming Rosetta Stone?

Shikaku Shikaku writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Shikaku (1129753) writes "I was wondering if there is some projects that can be done to being learning new programming languages: instead of only using helloworld.c and porting it. This would be projects that would be easy to finish in a programming language one is proficient in.
I've thought of programming things like Fibonacci sequences, sorts and red/black trees, but I was wondering if there's something else that Slashdot can come up with. I am doing this to give myself a better resume. I am currently in college, without any work programming experience.
Thanks!"

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Man has thumbs surgically altered to use iPhone

Shikaku Shikaku writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Shikaku writes "AS today's handheld gadgets get smaller, pushing the right buttons gets harder. So what's a fat-fingered guy to do but have his thumbs surgically whittled down? The North Denver Post reports that Thomas Martel, 28, did exactly that. "From my old Treo, to my BlackBerry, to this new iPhone, I had a hard time hitting the right buttons, and I always lost those little styluses," Martel told the Post. "Sure, the procedure was expensive, but when I think of all the time I save by being able to use modern handhelds so much faster, I really think the surgery will pay for itself in 10 to 15 years. And what it's saving me in frustration — that's priceless.""
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