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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

SirAstral Re:Dumb move... (107 comments)

A "Requirement" is a requirement. Does not and never will be the same as a "Feature" no matter how much you wish it to be or if you fall for someone "Advertising" it as such either! This is more akin to false advertising not feature removal! Removing Linux from PS3 was "Feature" removal! Allowing devs to now charge for their games is more of a "FEATURE ADD" if it did not exist beforehand.

There is a reason we produce something called a dictionary.
To help people to call things what they should and should not!

about 3 months ago
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Ouya Dropping 'Free-to-Play' Requirement

SirAstral Re:Dumb move... (107 comments)

Maybe you operate from a foreign dictionary.

"Requirements" and "Features" are very different things.

In regards to this article I am focused on pay vs free.

They never should have made this a requirement... I want open, so that people can charge nothing OR what ever the heck they like!

about 3 months ago
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How 3D Printer Maker Aleph Objects Pushes the Open Source Envelope

SirAstral Re:All for not... (51 comments)

http://www.uspto.gov/aia_imple...
Based on what I read there is a 1 year grace period where prior art is null and void so... if You invented on January 1st 2014 someone has until December 31st 2014 to file (before you) and take your invention.

Then there is the possible "lost paperwork" that several bigger businesses would be happy to "pay" persons of low integrity in USPTO to "accidentally" lose so theirs can be considered FIRST.

USPTO is a paid WHORE for big corp. Power is nice, but NOTHING beats what people will do for money.

about 3 months ago
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How 3D Printer Maker Aleph Objects Pushes the Open Source Envelope

SirAstral All for not... (51 comments)

Remember now first to file not first to invent.

They already pretty much ignore Prior Art.

Yay? How?

about 3 months ago
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Can OpenStack Avoid Fragmentation In China?

SirAstral Can't Blame China (42 comments)

If you were are new, up and coming world power, would you want enemies of the past foisting their standards on you? Especially considering the current dimplomatic trends regarding Tech Patents, Snowden revelations, and just technology politics in general?

American Business interests have proven beyond all shadow of doubt its willingness to play hard ball (unfairly) to trap you into their business models.

1 year,13 days
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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

SirAstral Re:HaHaHa (379 comments)

They do try to apply the very same deals to PC's and Smartphones. this is exactly how Steam works, and yes I do use steam, but I also never pay full price for any game unless I get it off GOG.com where I actually get to own my game from a functionality perspective. And that is the real gist. With GOG.com I can install my game anywhere and not have to worry about DRM breaking it if I want to play the single player version 20 years from now.

So for me, if they want to lock me into a game on their terms, then that game better be very inexpensive like say movie cheap at $10~$20. So there is a trade off, however I still at least own and fully control my PC, and if MS wants to step on that too much there will be Linux. The market does tend to favor the most open,easy, and compatible systems and right now that is still Microsoft Windows love it or hate it. Linux may be more open that Windows and almost as easy to access now, but it sure as hell is nowhere near compatible, despite things like WINE. I will continue to use Windows but when/if Linux finally steps up I will not hesitate to jump ship.

On the last part, it was sad sarcasm... yes we are losing our rights and ownership to everything as a people and we keep voting in the idiots to do this.

about a year ago
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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

SirAstral Re:Legal? (379 comments)

Yep, paid much attention to the market lately?

You will not be hard pressed to find things that are effectively price fixed, but you are essential correct, this should technically be illegal as it circumvents first-sale, and anti-monopoly law.

about a year ago
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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

SirAstral Re:Unbelievable (379 comments)

Yep, this is pretty much the model I have adopted! If I had the financial muster I would start a gaming company just to keep things the way they should be!

No always on DRM, no stupid snoopity systems and quality diverse selection of games not where titles are just FPS based with an endless sequence of ever changing numbers.

about a year ago
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Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

SirAstral HaHaHa (379 comments)

I am glad this will not be affecting me as I will not be buying any more consoles for the remainder of my life. It is time for them to die and just use the PC or a smartphone in my opinion.

I wonder how people would react to Ford, Chevy, or GM not only requesting to be compensated when that vehicle is resold, but also controlling its price? It is time to stop selling vehicles and licensing their use!
It takes a publisher nearly nothing to copy/create/spawn a new disk where the auto maker still requires the expertise of staff and systems capable of building the same machine repeatedly with quality.
We must all look forward to the future where we do not own any of our technology.

about a year ago
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How Scientists Know An Idea Is a Good One

SirAstral Good ideas are discovered after the fact! (140 comments)

Good ideas are hard to determine, and sometimes you find out something was actually a really bad idea only after several years like trans fats, or saccharin.

The results of scientific discovery are diminished by classifying them as success/failure. The only 2 classifications should be "A Truth Discovered" or "Pseudo Science".

Any lab experiment which is conducted to seek the truth even if it does not yield a commercially viable result is still a truth discovered. A so-called failed experiment still is a success at discovering a method which does not work to achieve desired results, and discovering what does not work in some cases can be more important then finding out what does and is an actual truth discovered.

Any experiment performed to skew results in a particular direction, or where evidence is tossed that does not agree with your idea's is nothing but pure Pseudo Science. Unfortunately we have so much of this it has made people distrust scientists because they have proven that they are just as opportunistic as normal people and will do just about any dishonest thing for a buck! True Science be damned!

about a year ago
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Is It Time To Enforce a Gamers' Bill of Rights?

SirAstral Not Needed!!!!! (469 comments)

Giving EA & UbiSoft your money is like a walking into an alley with a thug holding up a sign that reads ...

Services for Sale:
Rape: $60
Non Penetration sexual assault: $40
Egregious but quick fondling: Previously $30 but a Manager special for $15

about a year ago
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Texas Bills Would Bar Warrantless Snooping On Phone Location

SirAstral Re:Texas (277 comments)

I see what you did there.

Here is the definition of Tolerance.
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tolerance

Until someone comes and "STOPS YOU" they are at the very least tolerating you. Tolerating does not require someone to "accept" or "not disparage" you in any way.

Speaking of schools, lets review their "Zero Tolerance" policies and the fact that they lean more left than right. The left is the intolerant side if anything which is why that word sits on your minds more frequently than the right. Hypocritical much?

about a year ago
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RSA: An Unusual Approach to User Authentication: Behavorial Biometrics (Video)

SirAstral Fail out the gate! (69 comments)

I have experienced Behavior Biometric Denial of Services. Humans are just too erratic, imagine this.

Your front door is locked using this method. All of a sudden you are outside and a thug walks by making obvious threats and you start running inside to get away or get your gun and the door now locks your ass out.

You are using email services and you start looking for a job and with the sudden increase in email traffic and/or login presence causes your service to block your account temporarily because of behavioral changes. (this actually happened to me for a short time)

I was in the middle of waiting for an actual offer letter when this occurred... very frustrating!

about a year ago
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Anonymous Helps Find Evidence In Gang Rape Case

SirAstral Re:Finally... (436 comments)

Well, if the video can be forensically shown to be un-tampered with then it will be admissible. The nature of the evidence is taken into account as well as the methods of collection. In the case of video, anyone can find it under just about any circumstance because the actions depicted in the video is the evidence itself, which tends to avoid the issues associated with other types of evidence that can be planted which is why they have to follow a strict chain of custody and procedures.

Its a lot more difficult to plant video evidence of you raping someone as opposed to me walking in and claiming I found this illegal gun with the serial filled off in your home.

about a year and a half ago
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Postal Service Pilots 'Federal Cloud Credential Exchange'

SirAstral Rush Rush.... (54 comments)

Be sure to hurry up and give up all of your freedoms and private for Big Brother... no reason to wait when you can hurry it along and get a little friendly jail time for it too.

I do not know of a single person whom has not broken the law online even by accident. My 4 yr old niece has already done things not legal.

The difference between you and a government official is that the government official gets away with it.

about a year and a half ago
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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

SirAstral Re:A Good Thing!!!! (553 comments)

Yep, this thing is smoaking off into the sky, but I still believe this is a step in the right direction either way. I can still hope for better with Indie and DRM free, but I can live with this.

We really win more this way and it seems like all the overly negative people are in a feeding frenzy right now.

about a year and a half ago
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New Humble Bundle Is Windows Only, DRM Games

SirAstral A Good Thing!!!! (553 comments)

Listen up guys! This is not a bad thing, this is the time to send the other publishers a message that giving gamers options and good deals is beneficial to business. While I understand the disagreement some of you have with these games being DRM, I for one will not get angry unless HumbleBundle stops offering DRM free and Indie titles in favor of these. I am happy with them offering both and if we can encourage more, it will help generate some solid numbers that can help break the illusion of whether or not DRM is providing the businesses an advantage when they see DRM free indie games generating respectable or hopefully more income than DRM'd games.

We should applaud a company for taking a step in the right direction not lambasting them, even though it seems suspect. Companies follow the money and if they can make more money by dressing their CEO's in clown suits instead of a suit and tie then that is what is going to happen. We have the chance to show the other companies how much of a success using services like GOG.com, KickStarter.com, and HumbleBundle.com can be to their revenue stream and they will be paying attention to that more than anything! They only include DRM because they think it actually protects them, but in cases like this, it might be in our best interests to offer a little breathing room!

about a year and a half ago
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Kickstarter Games: Where They Are Now

SirAstral Ring Runner (97 comments)

I found Ring Runner on Kick Starter and those guys have a stable and playable Demo out as well as trying to get it onto Steam with greenlight. For a game made by a couple of brothers they did a fantastic job so far I think. If you like top down fast action space shooters then you should at least give the demo a try and see what you think! It's like Asteroids on Serious Roids!

I have seen 'experienced' programmers do far worse that these unknown guys.

http://ringrunner.net/

about a year and a half ago
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Buckyballs Throws In the Towel

SirAstral Your Freedom and Rights don't matter when... (383 comments)

we have to protect another child on behalf of the parents not capable of using good common sense.

We need to stop making scissors of all kinds, stop the production of any toys that a small child might play with but not marketed to them, and even take kids balls away because someone might get hurt.

Stupid people doing stupid things... being going on for millenia, and every effort to stop them has failed.

about a year and a half ago
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'World of Warcraft' Candidate For Maine State Senate Wins Election

SirAstral Re:Getting stupid... (220 comments)

One might say that you do not know your history very well.

Go look up the fall of Argentina. We are doing what they did that made them fall. Greece is the same.

You seem to have rose colored glasses when looking at foreign countries while wearing blood stained glasses looking at the US.

about a year and a half ago

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