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Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

Spyware23 Re:Nintendo, Beyond Good and Evil. (480 comments)

Zelda games aren't adventures? My childhood memories- heck, any memory I have about Zelda games tell me to disagree with that statement.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

Spyware23 Re:NetHack (480 comments)

Comprehending. Try it. Also context.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Adventure Game To Start With?

Spyware23 Re:NetHack (480 comments)

The imagination needed, or rather, willingness to put up with the lack of the great anchor that is known as graphics, might be too much strain for a ten year old. I do agree that NetHack and its companions (other text-based dungeon crawlers) are fantastic games and offer countless of unique experiences, but this is an ASCII dish usually served best to those who have had the opportunity to train themselves a little bit more in the areas of thought, language and patience.

more than 3 years ago
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Xbox Live Indie Games Rating Manipulation

Spyware23 Seriously... (49 comments)

It's been what, twenty years of top downloaded/most votes lists, and we still can't make a fair system? Shiiit. Android market, the appstore, now this, they all suffer from the same flaws and drawbacks. Why can't some interface/social-schmocial people figure out a way to get this right?!

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

Spyware23 Re:because it's not at all difficult... (161 comments)

You seriously think that if they could make more money by having global release dates, they wouldn't have done it already?

more than 3 years ago
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Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

Spyware23 Re:because it's not at all difficult... (161 comments)

Right. You undertake a multi-million project over the course of years and you can't sync logistics & legal? Come on, bullshit. The reason they release games on different dates now must be that they think they can make more money that way (money always is the reason).

more than 3 years ago
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The Full Story Behind the Canonical vs. GNOME Drama

Spyware23 For those without the patience... (247 comments)

For those without the patience to read this article (which is much longer than I intended it to be when I started!), here are the headline points:

-FreeDesktop.org is broken as a standards body
-Mark Shuttleworth doesn’t understand how GNOME works
-GNOME is not easy to understand
-Deep mistrust has developed between Canonical, GNOME & KDE
-Difficult people are prominent in each of these projects
-Behind closed doors conversations are poison
-For people to work together, they need to be in the same place

Pulled from http://blogs.gnome.org/bolsh/2011/03/11/lessons-learned/

more than 3 years ago
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The Companies Who Support Censoring the Internet

Spyware23 Re:Wall Street rules (299 comments)

Change things from *inside* a democratic system? Great idea! How about... we all stop voting! Yeah, that'll show 'em! Lets cancel out their phony elections by not showing up en masse. But oh, wait, according to you, withholding your vote from a system you choose to not participate in because your moral standards don't allow you to is lazy.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

Spyware23 Most certainly so. (804 comments)

When students try to hide themselves behind a screen of digital hogwash I would instantly dismiss them. If you aren't interested in what the lecturer has to say, why even bother showing up? If you want to take notes, utilize far more superior tools: pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any not-taking utility on any laptop/tablet.

Students should be actively engaged with lecturers, and not be dividing their time between them and their computer.

more than 3 years ago
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Should Colleges Ban Classroom Laptop Use?

Spyware23 Most certainly (804 comments)

If we're talking about lectures, most certainly so. I would dismiss any student trying to hide behind a screen of digital hogwash, if you're not interested in what someone is lecturing, why even bother showing up? If you want to make notes, bring a non-intrusive pen and paper. Beats the hell out of any tablet/laptop loaded with whatever note-taking utility.

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Has Signed Book Deals Worth $1.5 Million+

Spyware23 Re:1.2 million euro (452 comments)

The euro is an international currency, the Anglo-sphere can try to "regulate" language all they want, but it just looks foolish. There is a reason why we use euro/euros for different things: "This game costs twenty euro. I had a bill of fifty euro yesterday, but I spent most of it on clothing. Oh wait, I still have twenty euros in my pocket, I can pay for it!"

more than 3 years ago
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Assange Has Signed Book Deals Worth $1.5 Million+

Spyware23 1.2 million euro (452 comments)

It's "euro", not "euros", unless he gets paid with 1.2 million coins.

more than 3 years ago
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Remote Exim Exploit In the Wild

Spyware23 News? More like olds. (90 comments)

Welcome to a week ago. Oh, and security guys -are- picking up on it. Stop following companies/press and start following persons.

more than 3 years ago
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Bredolab Botnet Taken Down

Spyware23 Re:Don't use made up words (187 comments)

This. For the love of tech news, spell-check your shit, slashdot.

more than 3 years ago
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When automating everyday tasks with robots, the line must be drawn...

Spyware23 Think of the... (465 comments)

Heh, a "think of the kids!" type of argument faring well on Slashdot. That's a first.

more than 3 years ago
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Why Microsoft?

Spyware23 Re:In the End... (236 comments)

Who is this "we" you are speaking of? You and all the other Anonymous Cowards? You're called coward for a reason, you know. I know I wouldn't, just like I wouldn't assist most politicians, and dictators. If you want to force companies to change, you first have to change yourself.

more than 3 years ago

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Poll question: Should Slashdot get a forum?

Spyware23 Spyware23 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Spyware23 writes "Poll question: Should Slashdot get a forum in which Slashdotters can exchange thoughts and information?
1) Yes! I'd definitely use the forum to communicate with my fellow Slashdot peers.
2) Yes! Such a forum is perfectly suitable to continue my spree of trolling and flaming.
3) No, why would Slashdot need a forum?
4) No, I already have enough fora to visit and keep track of."

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