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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

SpaceManFlip Re:Cortana (387 comments)

Halo was originally developed on the Mac, then bought, then ported to console, then ported to PC, then ported to back to Mac. it started as a computer game, and the best graphics/playability are always on the computer (mac or pc) due to mouse aim precision, resolution, etc etc. Consoles are for children.

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft: Start Menu Returns, Windows Free For Small Device OEMs, Cortana Beta

SpaceManFlip Cortana (387 comments)

Cortana was Master Chief's AI companion (the big space marine carrier's AI computer) in the original Halo game. I still hate that Microsoft bought Bungie, and now they're going to milk the shit out of that IP by naming the rip-off of Siri Cortana. I grew up playing the Marathon series on Mac, and when I first played Halo I saw that all the same stuff was there, just fleshed out into awesome 3D so I was like "yay Bungie" and then Microshit shit all over Halo 2 with their Vista "DirectX 10 required" lies etc. Halo 2 worked well on XP with the Vista checks removed. /ramble

about 3 months ago
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OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

SpaceManFlip Boycott California (1482 comments)

If the torch & pitchfork crowds are going after this dude now because he supported CA Prop 8, shouldn't they also call for a boycott of the state of California? You know, since a majority of their voters voted for the infamous Proposition 8 and passed it. I would say that voting for it counts as supporting it, right?

about 4 months ago
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Prototype Volvo Flywheel Tech Uses Car's Wasted Brake Energy

SpaceManFlip electric machines (262 comments)

this concept has been used for awhile in UPS (battery backup) systems with a giant heavy flywheel on a generator-type spindle, which is kept spinning by electric motor power until the power goes off and then the rotating energy is put out into a generator to output AC power to critical electronics

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

SpaceManFlip DayZ Epoch (669 comments)

I've been wasting a ton of time on DayZ Epoch (a mod of the Mod) which is like a combination of the zombie survival MMO-FPS with Minecraft and RPG elements.

You can buy and sell stuff for gold etc, and buy a real estate plot anywhere that's not taken already and build a base from raw materials to hide your valuables in or battle from like a fort. Vehicles are own-able and lockable etc. It is amazeballs.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

SpaceManFlip Re:SEC block? (303 comments)

Wow, neither company has very good coverage on a national scale.
Also, that may be the slowest interactive map I've ever used on the Internet. Our tax dollars at work, creating sub-par web experiences every day.

about 6 months ago
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Who Makes the Best Hard Disk Drives?

SpaceManFlip Re: Seagate Refurbished Replacement Drives (444 comments)

They ARE refurbs - it says so on the drives' label.

I have returned a crapload of the older ones that had the good 5-year warranty, and every single one that has been sent back as a replacement was labeled as a refurbished drive.

about 6 months ago
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Many Mac OS Users Not Getting Security Updates

SpaceManFlip FPS Russia (380 comments)

You can get Metro: Last Light on Mac OS. Also there are some other nice new ones like Bioshock Infinite etc.

If you wanted any of those Windows-only business applications you could always just run XP or 7 in a virtual machine. Parallels is fast due to hardware acceleration but it costs money, and VirtualBox is free but not quite as fast. I know of a CEO who uses a MacBookPro exclusively, where all of the business software is Windows-only and he uses ether Parallels or Boot Camp for the odd occasion when he wants to delve into the workers' business output.

about 7 months ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

SpaceManFlip Re:Yo dawg I hurd U like computers... (219 comments)

I want to have a second computer inside my computer to do all the maintenance and shit that I don't want to do.

So basically another processor core?

No a separate fully-functional system that works regardless of the state of the main rig, like the article's SD-card-case-sized system, that could easily fit inside any desktop computer or regular laptop case.

about 7 months ago
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Intel Puts a PC Into an SD Card-Sized Casing

SpaceManFlip Yo dawg I hurd U like computers... (219 comments)

... So we put a computer inside your computer so you can have a computer run computations while you use the computer inside the computer and on the computer!

I want to have a second computer inside my computer to do all the maintenance and shit that I don't want to do. Let the microcomputer be wired in to the PCI-Express bus with a bidirectional link and trusted association to access the files and the hardware sensors... it can do virus scans and monitor things, maybe even repair things if the main system goes down... etc

about 7 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Age and the constitution (934 comments)

I've never had to take any class or buy any permit to own or shoot a gun. The only remotely similar thing that happened was I took a hunter's safety education course as required to obtain a hunting license.

about 7 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Gun control (934 comments)

Let's turn that "logic" on to the Chicago situation: how many murders are committed in Chicago with semi-automatic handguns or revolvers? Answer= IDK A LOT > 0.

Yet Chicago has been banning the legal sale to lawful owners of handguns for a long time. Gun Control fails. Criminals Murder.

about 7 months ago
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Federal Judge Rules Chicago's Ban On Licensed Gun Dealers Unconstitutional

SpaceManFlip Re:Age and the constitution (934 comments)

Fortunately where I used to live I was empowered with freedoms and I got my first gun at about age 8 or 10. I learned responsible gun safety and marksmanship at a good age and my parents kept it for me so that I was only allowed to use it under supervision.

2 or 3 decades later after continuous gun ownership I still haven't shot any people or had any firearms accidents resulting in human injury. Additionally I retain the ability to secure meat for food and the ability to defend my home and family against malicious intruders.

about 7 months ago
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YouTube Goes 4K — and VP9 — At CES

SpaceManFlip Re:4K videos of russians crashing into each other (255 comments)

Yeah I hear a lot of 4K hype but it's all just noise to me because NOBODDY GON' BUY DAT SHIT when it costs $1000+

Plus the TV industry is far away from upgrading their equipment to produce the content.

Also, Internet pricing and availability sucks in America, yes.

about 7 months ago
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The Year's Dumbest Moments in Tech

SpaceManFlip Re:Snowden was a dumb moment in tech? (96 comments)

Snowden is the man. He accomplished what many previous whistleblowers attempted who were told "you don't have any proof, shut up." The shills who froth and scream traitor are on the side of evil, or they simply don't see that others had tried and failed and he did what he had to to expose the truth that needed exposing.

Big nerd with big balls, Snowden.

about 7 months ago
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The Year's Dumbest Moments in Tech

SpaceManFlip Windows 8 (96 comments)

Surely the list must include the "Angry Fruit Salad" operating system that sucks worse than anything previously offered?

Yeah, I bought it cheap and I tried it. $40 and it sits unused currently because even after installing Classic Shell and doing a lot of unpaid work to fix what they broke, I still hate it.

about 7 months ago
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A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest

SpaceManFlip Expensive Garbage Can ? (501 comments)

Everybody has made fun of the garbage-can-like appearance. It does look pretty silly, but the design is innovative when you look at the innards. I guess if you want a really small desktop and you don't know about hard drive failure rates, then it could be an attractive choice.

Personally I don't like anything about it except for the dual-gpu support. I love the old Mac Pro / PowerMac G5 chassis series. Because I'm always like "fuck it, I've got room" when it comes to desktops and their largitude. I have a sweet hackintosh in a PowerMac G5 chassis that I custom-built and it's not as pretty inside but it can trounce several Mac Pro models in benchmarks while I paid less than half the price for it. And BTW when I say custom, I mean that Dremels and JB-weld were involved. It's fully ATX-motherboard-compliant now. I have room for 4 video cards and about 8 hard drives. I have 16GB quad-channel DDR3. It is a great case design for airflow and therefore overclockers.
Apple dropped the ball, when it comes to expandability, and that's what I liked about the Mac Pro design. Sad face.

about 7 months ago
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Data Broker Medbase200 Sold Lists of Rape & Domestic Violence Victims

SpaceManFlip Re:To all those who reply to privacy concerns... (168 comments)

you eloquent bastard, you have simply nailed the paradigm, and I applaud your truthiness

Also for the other person mentioning doing IT work for rape shelter stuff - I bet it wouldn't be very hard to find volunteer armed guards for those types of safe houses. I personally, having known a few abuse victims, would view sitting around with a shotgun to ward off rapist/beaters as an honorable task. That would be a good community-outreach-volunteer program to get going in a lot of places: volunteer rape victim guard services etc

about 7 months ago
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Next-Gen Windshield Wipers To Be Based On Jet Fighter "Forcefield" Tech

SpaceManFlip Re:Ice insects? (237 comments)

it would still look stupid if done with the "new comma" way or whatever they call the Anti-Oxford way, but they didn't even do that right because in that case it would have had to be "to repel water, ice, insects and other debris"

and the correct overall way would be "to repel water, ice, insects, and other debris"

Also this technology (not the commas) sounds pretty cool. I would like to have it all over my car so that no parts of it get dirty.

about 8 months ago

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