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Lack of Technology Puts Star Wars Series On Hold

ThePolkapunk Is it already shot? (309 comments)

When asked about the status of the show, Lucas said that the footage “sits on the shelf.”

Does this mean that the the show has already been recorded? He's just waiting until special effects are cheap enough to add them in? Or is the footage "figuratively" sitting on the shelf?

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Defends App Makers Against Lodsys

ThePolkapunk OK, but not the best outcome (108 comments)

This is OK, but I'd much prefer to see the patent ruled invalid. I've always heard it's a "failing defense" to challenge a patent based on prior art, but this just screams of prior art, to say nothing of obviousness. I hope it'll be tossed out in a court case.

more than 3 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Should Sony Compensate PSN Users?

ThePolkapunk I Want Sony to Scrub My Info (386 comments)

Instead of free games, I want a method by which Sony will completely delete all information they have about me. Regardless of how responsible they'll be in the future, they had their chance and they blew it.

more than 3 years ago
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News Corp. and Apple Unveil The Daily

ThePolkapunk New Corp? (249 comments)

What's so new about this corp?

Do you perhaps mean NewS corp?

more than 3 years ago
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Square Enix Attempting Final Fantasy XIV Damage Control

ThePolkapunk SE Stole My Play Time (215 comments)

I already stopped my subscription to FFXIV. Even though I still had two weeks left before 30 day trial would've been over, they already disabled my logon. To me, this seems inexcusably bad. I paid for the game, which includes 30 days and they haven't given that to me. There's no way I'll be coming back.

more than 3 years ago
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How Microsoft Plans To Get Its Groove Back With Win7

ThePolkapunk Incorrect article summary (612 comments)

The summary is incorrect. Windows 7 will be executable backwards compatible. Though the author of this article claims early on in the article that win7 won't be executable backwards compatible, he contradicts himself at the end where he states
 
"Microsoft will break from the Windows' norm by breaking previous API compatibility, offering new API frameworks as a native solution, and providing support for legacy frameworks (COM, ATL, .NET Framework, etc) through monolithic libraries designed to provide the functionality of all previous revisions of the modules in question."
 
In other words, older executables will still work, but they will just run more slowly than natively compiled apps.

more than 6 years ago

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