top GameSpy Multiplayer Shutting Down, Affecting Hundreds of Games
That is precisely why I refuse to buy games that require Steam or other online DRM services to play. The last game I purchased was Oblivion; love it, but you don't have to have a service to play it. Unreal Tournament is pretty good also but anyone with a fast connection can host that game without requiring a special service to play.
top An open letter to the management of Slashdot.
The new interface looks nice and clean, I just don't like having to open a new window just to read the whole article. Meaning that one has to click 'read more' to finish the article.
top FL Man brings and loses gun on Disney ride
If one works for law enforcement, they do need to have their gun with them all the time even when off duty. One does not know when they will run into someone who has a grudge against law enforcement or is a member of a gang or other such organization which recognizes them. On the other hand it was irresponsible that person lost the gun in the first place.
about a year and a half ago
top Help me find a new hobby
Knitting does not require a lot of money to start and is quite relaxing to do. You can start with wash cloths, they are fast and easy to make. Then work your way to socks and stuff. The benefit is that you get to wear or use the stuff you made. The origins of knitting was started by the Marines a long time ago to keep the troops busy during down time, so don't think it is just for women.
top Why Valve Wants To Port Games To Linux: Because Windows 8 Is a Catastrophe
Why do we have to have Steam anyway? I hate having to have an account just to play games that don't even need to be played through the internet. I don't mind a onetime registration, but to have an account to play a game you paid for it is crazy. I would love to have some of the new games out there but I refuse to purchase them because of Steam. If Steam so decides they can shut off any of your games so that you cannot play them anymore.
http://slashdot.org/index2.pl?fhfilter=Steam+locked+account http://games.slashdot.org/submission/565157/steam-accounts-use-ownership-of-games and there are other examples which I am unable to find now. I love the Elder Scrolls series and the Fallout series but I will not buy the new versions because on Steam.
top Apple Patents Remotely Disabling Jailbroken Phones
Just don't buy Apple products anymore. End of story.
top Handmade vs Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables
First of all an TDR properly named is OTDR which is used only for fiber optic cable. Second you can make quality patch cords from hand I do it all the time. As a matter of fact we use Cat 5e for 1 gig patching in the datacenter where I work, and they always get 1 Gig performance out of the cable.
top Conficker Worm Strike Reports Start Rolling In
My mechanical arm stopped working, now I have to type with my nose, and I have a cold!
top Robot Fish To Hunt Down Pollution
We are going to have sharks and other sea creatures turn up on the shore dead from intestinal blockage.