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NASA Approves Production of Most Powerful Rocket Ever

SoVi3t How Much Funding Actually Goes To The Rocket? (146 comments)

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.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns

SoVi3t Deal Breaker (572 comments)

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 :)

about a year and a half ago
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Indies the Biggest Stars At Game Developers Conference

SoVi3t Has to do with (62 comments)

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

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Is a Reasonable Way To Deter Piracy?

SoVi3t Fighting The War On Piracy (687 comments)

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.

about a year and a half ago
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Blizzard Has a Version of Diablo 3 Running On Consoles

SoVi3t WHERE IS MY PVP??? (147 comments)

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."

about 2 years ago
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Disney to Acquire Lucasfilm, Star Wars Episode 7 Due In 2015

SoVi3t Re:Really ? (816 comments)

Marvel vs Capcom vs Disney MAKE IT HAPPEN

about 2 years ago
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John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market

SoVi3t Until Linux Gets PROPER Driver Support (635 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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An Olympic Games For Enhanced Athletes?

SoVi3t BRILLIANT (245 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Connecticut Resident Stopped By State Police For Radioactivity

SoVi3t My Father (545 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Xbox 360 Kinect Said To Add Internet Explorer Browsing

SoVi3t Re:Only now? (143 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Symantec: Religious Sites "Riskier Than Porn For Viruses"

SoVi3t Daily Bible Guide (343 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Posting Photos of Olympics Could Land You In Court

SoVi3t Just Remember Kids! (394 comments)

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

more than 2 years ago
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Chrome Beats Internet Explorer On Any Given Sunday

SoVi3t Monday - Friday (212 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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All Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior, Say Two US Congressmen

SoVi3t Only If We Get Warnings On Vote Ballots (483 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft Releases Kinect For Windows

SoVi3t Does 360 Version Work On PC? (130 comments)

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?

more than 2 years ago
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Romney Invokes Fair Use In Dispute With NBC Over Campaign Ad

SoVi3t Fantastic News!!!! (242 comments)

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.

more than 2 years ago
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AT&T Threatening To Raise Rates After Merger Failure

SoVi3t What about the other fish? (247 comments)

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?

more than 2 years ago
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Copyright Lobby Wants Canada Out of TPP Until Stronger Copyright Laws Passed

SoVi3t What a coincidence (164 comments)

Copyright lobby wants Canada out of the TPP, and I want the copyright lobby out of Canada.

more than 2 years ago

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Adam Orth Fired By Microsoft

SoVi3t SoVi3t writes  |  about a year and a half ago

SoVi3t (633947) writes "http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/10/4210870/adam-orth-leaves-microsoft

Adam Orth, the Microsoft creative director who last week upset some folks with his comments about always-online technology, is no longer with the company. A source close to Orth tells Kotaku that Orth resigned from the company and was not fired. Microsoft declined to comment, saying "We do not comment on private personnel matters."

Yeah, he got fired"
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Microsoft's Creative Director "Doesn't Get" Always On DRM

SoVi3t SoVi3t writes  |  about a year and a half ago

SoVi3t (633947) writes "http://www.cnet.com.au/xboxs-adam-orth-doesnt-get-always-on-concerns-339343874.htm

"Don't want a gaming console that requires a persistent internet connection? "Deal with it," says Microsoft Studio's creative director. In what he later termed a "fun lunch break", Orth took to Twitter to express his shock at people who take umbrage with the idea of an always-on console.

When quizzed by other Twitter users about people with no internet connection, he suggested that they should get one, as it is "awesome". He then likened people who worry about intermittent internet connectivity being an issue as the same as someone not buying a vacuum cleaner because the electricity sometimes goes out.

While Orth later apologised, saying it had being a bit of banter with friends, it did raise awareness that there are more than a few people who are very unhappy with the possibility of an always-on future version of the Xbox. Orth has also now switched his Twitter account settings to private.""
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NoW Hacking Whistle-Blower Sean Hoare Found Dead

SoVi3t SoVi3t writes  |  more than 3 years ago

SoVi3t (633947) writes "A postmortem on the body of Sean Hoare, the News of the World whistleblower found dead on Monday, is expected to provide a preliminary cause of death.

Police are treating the death of Hoare, 47, as "unexplained but not thought to be suspicious". Hoare was the first named journalist to allege that Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor, was aware of phone hacking by his staff."

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Arizona Woman Arrested For Speaking At Council

SoVi3t SoVi3t writes  |  more than 3 years ago

SoVi3t writes "Quartzsite, AZ – The Mayor is challenged under a recall election beginning next month. Accusations have been made. The city council is persecuting the Mayor for giving the people a voice. The Chief of Police is also involved in the scandal.
Jennifer Jones is given the floor at a city council meeting open to the public. While she is speaking the council realizes she’s about to air their dirty laundry and quickly beckons their henchman to cart her off.

Videos are being taken down from Youtube mighty fast, for "Copyright Infringement""

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