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1.21 PetaFLOPS (RPeak) Supercomputer Created With EC2

Squiddie Old Joke (54 comments)

But can it run Crysis?

about 5 months ago
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Head of Silk Road 2.0 Says It Will Be Back In Minutes If Shut Down

Squiddie Re:Silk Road down? (222 comments)

I see nothing wrong with pots of honey.

about 5 months ago
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Pentagon Spent $5 Billion For Weapons On Day Before Shutdown

Squiddie Re:NOT News For Nerds (286 comments)

I agree, I wanted to read more about the robot submarines.

about 7 months ago
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New Unix Implementation Turns 30

Squiddie Re:Megalomanic (290 comments)

That's the power of autism.

about 7 months ago
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The Boy Genius of Ulan Bator

Squiddie Suspicious (163 comments)

He hasn't read Harry Potter ("What will I learn from that?")

Confirmed for replicant.

about 7 months ago
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PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Squiddie Re:A great win for FreeBSD (457 comments)

Also, what do you base your assertion that Sony will not give back any modifications they have made?

It's Sony. Just don't get your hopes up.

about 10 months ago
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PlayStation 4 Will Be Running Modified FreeBSD

Squiddie Re:A great win for FreeBSD (457 comments)

I don't really see how this is good for the BSD community, or what they benefit from it, since Sony is probably not going to give back any of the new stuff they've written, and it's not like you can just install whatever you want in a PS4.

about 10 months ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re: it would be easy to gather the evidence (666 comments)

Yes, I'm sure the police ignore all crimes involving only foreigners, especially something as terrible as rape or attempted murder.

about 10 months ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re:Innocent until blogged about (666 comments)

Does this express a bias in favor of his point of view; his word against hers, that there was no attempted assault, burglary, or rape?

No, I just put that in no particular order. I still see no evidence of rape, or even assault, because we don't even know who started what.

There is some evidence of attempted wrongdoing; or battery, at least, due to the physical wounds

Yeah, but who did it is unclear. We have no idea who started the fight.

her missing stuff that was miraculously found to be in his possession.

There is no evidence that I see that there is any truth to this claim. Why weren't charges filed if this is true? What about her leaving things at his apartment? See, this is why the courts should be involved. An appeal to the internet does nothing and finds nothing. The justice system is the tool for the job, not the internet.

about 10 months ago
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Security Researcher Attacked While At Conference

Squiddie Re:Innocent until blogged about (666 comments)

Even if it is true that something physical went down. That still does not mean he tried to rape her, or that he started it. Nobody knows what happened because currently it's just her word against his. There is no proper evidence to look at and no trial. For all we know, she assaulted him. She really should have gone to the proper authorities. Just because she's a woman, does not mean we should believe her. There are legal procedures for that.

about 10 months ago
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Microsoft Reputation Manager's Guide To Xbox One

Squiddie Re:Beware Internet Echo Chambers (611 comments)

Companies can change. If they see the error of their ways and start pleasing the customer, they should be rewarded. We shouldn't hold grudges. It's not like Sony is murdering baby seals. If MS reverses their policies, I think games should forgive them. Of course, the PS4 is still more powerful and cheaper, so if I do get a console this time around, I might pick one up. That's assuming most of those games don't turn up on PC, which they might with the hole x86 CPU both of them have going on there.

about 10 months ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie Re:This is stupid (737 comments)

It's not in good fun. What they're selling is an experience (you thought they were selling games! lulz), and sexual overatures make the experience seem more pleasant.

At the end of the day, the product is a game, not the girl, and if the advertisement makes people more likely to buy the game, then why not? I didn't see anyone but feminists complaining about the show.

"Pander to feminist sensibilities". Yeah... because it's the 21st century and we should all be in the kitchen barefoot making sandwiches, right??

That is neither here nor there. You can be outside of the kitchen, wearing shoes, and doing whatever the hell you want. Nobody is forcing you to watch booth babes or play games with pretty women in them. It's that whole freedom thing people are talking about. To remove something people like is pandering to feminist sensibilities. If you don't like it, you could always make your own show without booth babes. Maybe you can even push a couple of games out there. I'm sure women will flock to them, after all the evil men and the booth babes are what's keeping them out of the market.

The 48% of women behind the purchase of said games may be tired of "pandering to male chauvinism"... Which I guess judging by your commentary you think is okay and preferred?

If women are tired of this stuff, then why are they still buying the games (48%, that's something). Obviously they seem fine with it. Otherwise they'd do something different themselves. They have the freedom to do that. I don't care.

How about instead of "pandering" we simply make games that have realistic depictions of men and women, with realistic gender roles, based on the context and environment the game (story?) is taking place in?

Great, you go and do that. The rest of us will be here not giving a damn. It's not our job to care about what you think and do things the way you like it instead of the way we like it.

Now, which game do you think will be of higher quality, sell better, and provide a better experience to the majority of its potential player base -- Chauvinism 1.0, Feminism 1.0, or Just Fucking People 1.0 ?

I don't know. So far Fun is what sells. Have you heard of that Fun thing? I hear it's all the rage with gamers. It seems not to matter if you consider them chauvinist, feminist, or "people".

about 10 months ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie Re:This is stupid (737 comments)

I find your comment quite misogynist. These girls are just working. They aren't whores.

about 10 months ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie Re:Agreed, it's stupid (737 comments)

Women aren't half the market. Don't fool yourself. Women aren't suddenly going to start buying more games because E3 stopped using booth babes. I fail to see how that would actually stop anyone from buying games. It's not like you have to fondle a booth babe to get the damn things.

about 10 months ago
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Sexism Still a Problem At E3

Squiddie This is stupid (737 comments)

They are just pandering to the target audience. Maybe you are very mature, but let's face it, most gamers do act like 13 year old boys. It's all in good fun. E3 exists to show off games and try to get people into the idea of buying them, not to pander to feminist sensibilities.

about 10 months ago
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Intel Removes "Free" Overclocking From Standard Haswell CPUs

Squiddie Re:Nice biased wording there (339 comments)

I try to practice the good enough philosophy, and AMD is good enough. I don't get the whole Intel/AMD fanboyism. I certainly would feel cheated if I just had to have Intel, though.

about 10 months ago
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U.S. District Judge: Forced Decryption of Hard Drives Violates Fifth Amendment

Squiddie Re:My goodness (417 comments)

See, I think you are still wrong. The data literally does not exist in any other form but that which is under encryption. This is forcing someone to interpret data, not unlocking something. To also request documents, there must also be a knowledge that they both exist, and that they are in the possession of the person under investigation. The court does not know that he does have child pornography in the other drives, nor that they and all the data contained are his and his alone. I do not believe that the court has any power to force someone to interpret an encrypted journal, and I fail to see the true difference between this and encrypted drives.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

Squiddie Re:What's there to dispute? (381 comments)

I kind of agree. They could have saved up all those lawyer fees and just paid the guy off. I'd take Microsoft money any day.

about a year ago

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