BlackBerry Will Buy Your iPhone For $550
right up until they said I had to buy their phone. I'll sell you my old iPhones for cash though, Blackberry, straight up!
NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever
I view this as one of those scenario's where a chunk of the money will actually towards other NASA projects, that get loosely tied in to this one.
Harold Ramis Dies At 69
Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns
This is pretty much a deal breaker for me. You're telling me I can't take my next gen console up to the cottage with me? When I move to a new apartment or house, I can't use my console until I get internet hooked up? These are just personal things that affect me, other's have mentioned serving overseas or taking it on their boats or other things that might take away their ability to connect to the internet.
Also, I am pretty thrilled at getting my first submission to Slashdot posted :)
Indies the Biggest Stars At Game Developers Conference
I wonder if it had to do with all the big dev's firing CEOs due to idiotic plans to make a product that they can milk for money, rather than a game they can sell to people for that same money
Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?
is as effective as the War on Drugs, Prohibition, and Theft Prevention. You will undoubtedly end up spending a significant amount of funds on something that will get defeated within a week. You will end up on the losing side.
Blizzard Has a Version of Diablo 3 Running On Consoles
Seriously, this entire game has been a cluster fuck of stupidity. A year later almost and we're still essentially beta testing it and reminding blizzard "you fucked up."
Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015
Marvel vs Capcom vs Disney
MAKE IT HAPPEN
John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market
Carmack is right. I bought a Radeon 6850 when it came out, and then came the joy of discovering the Linux drivers at the time sucked. Solutions online? Write you own drivers. Yeah....I'll get right on that..... It's not quite as easy as simply porting the games over to Linux. There's quite a few things in total holding back true gaming excellence from Linux.
An Olympic Games For Enhanced Athletes?
Let's start making genetically, superior humans. I'm sure absolutely no wrong could come of that. No way would some super jock snap his wife's neck like a twig when he finds her cheating on him with a cyber jock. I'm assuming in this retarded fantasy world of unethical stupidity they will be on rival teams.
Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity
My father recently had major surgery, and when he went to the USA, he was pulled over by police due to being radioactive, and had the cops go over the entire car. I assumed this shit was normal.
Xbox 360 Kinect Said To Add Internet Explorer Browsing
Damn you beat me to it. Seriously, the ability to surf the web on a 360 should have been a day one feature. This entire console gen was a serious letdown for me.
Symantec: Religious Sites "Riskier Than Porn For Viruses"
I fix PC's for an ISP in the bible belt of the USA, and I have to fix about 20 computers a day with viruses, and they've been to no porn sites, downloaded no torrents or mp3's or illegal software.
But they ALL have Daily Bible Guide or some sort of religious shit that they threaten me not to remove.
Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court
If a corporation does something, you have zero right to enjoy it or profit from it unless it's exactly the way they want you to, as civilian and human rights mean nothing when compared to the REAL powers of the world
Chrome Beats Internet Explorer On Any Given Sunday
Monday to Friday I am at the office, where we are cheap and lazy and only have IE installed on old XP machines. I *WOULD* be browsing on Chrome (like I do when at home), if it was an option. I am sure this is the case around the world.
All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen
Only if we get warnings on vote ballots, informing us that voting for a congressmen means pissing away our rights and electing somebody who is tackling the wrong issues we need dealt with by our elected officials.
From the Nuremberg Toy Fair, a New Linux System For RC Cars
...I think of toys
Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows
Too busy to fully search, but what is the difference between Kinect on Windows and on 360. I know it says it has near mode, but is that only supported on Windows Kinects? Do I need to buy ANOTHER kinect (one for my 360, and one for my pc) or can I just use the Kinect I have for my X-Box 360 on my PC?
Romney Invokes Fair Use In Dispute With NBC Over Campaign Ad
From now on, all my mp3's will only have 99% of the song. Sure, I may miss the end of the song now and again for certain ballads I enjoy, but I can always claim that I never lifted ALL of the song. Just a part of it.
AT&T Threatening To Raise Rates After Merger Failure
I work for one of the other ISP's in the USA. While not American myself (I am outsourced, even though my ISP advertises that all their staff is located in America), I am at least privy to some knowledge of my company and several others. There are only like three ISP's that dominate in the US, the rest basically sharing equal 1% marketshares. If AT&T can't handle, how about the rest of us? Why are some of us doing just fine? Didn't AT&T also get bailed out a few years back, and claimed they used the money to upgrade their infrastructure. Did that not work as well as they had planned? Why did tax money go towards helping a company that will now jack up prices on the same people who just helped them?
SoVi3t has no journal entries.