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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

Tukz Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (474 comments)

Especially on PC.

I haven't had many issues with Ubisoft's games on console to be honest, but every single Ubisoft game I've tried on PC, was extremely bug ridden one way or the other.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Unblock Email From My Comcast-Hosted Server?

Tukz Re:I'd reject your email too. (405 comments)

Fully Qualified Domain Name.
A lot of people leave their servers with default hostname and that is usually going to cause issues with mail if you don't manually configure it.

about two weeks ago
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Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Tukz Re:Denmarks reliance on "green" taxes (488 comments)

Was about to post about exactly this.
I live in Denmark and my father wanted to install solar power a few years ago.

He quickly found out that's a very bad idea, since the costs to the government would be significant.

They tax you on the generated power output, and require you to sell excess to the local power company, which they naturally also take income tax on.

They say they want us to go green, but yet they tax the hell out of it.

about two weeks ago
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail?

Tukz Re:It's not THAT random (249 comments)

Even Amazon, who knows what you purchase, sends advertisement about products you've already purchased.
One would think they'd check such a thing.

about 1 month ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Tukz Re:Dogs as compass (127 comments)

Bitches, right?

about 2 months ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Tukz Re:Apparently not do owners (127 comments)

According to numerous articles on a quick Google search, it seems to be true that they defecate according to magnetic alignment.

about 2 months ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Tukz Re:Dogs as compass (127 comments)

I wonder what would happen if you don't allow a dog to poop.

I really don't think it matters if you try to disallow to face correctly, than trying to disallow it to poop in general.

about 2 months ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

Tukz Dogs as compass (127 comments)

"Other prizes were awarded for noting that dogs only defecate when aligned with north-south magnetic fields"

So when you're lost in a forest, watch which way your dog is pointing when it poops.
I'm sure I can market "Compass Dogs" as a new thing.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Tukz Re:a fucking slideshow? (729 comments)

And not only that, the slides slides to advertisements WHILE YOU'RE READING THEM!
Closed the tab at that point.

about 3 months ago
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Moto 360 Reviews Arrive

Tukz Re:Circular LCDs (87 comments)

It's a new thing called "fashion".
I'd much rather have a round watch than the current trend of recangular smartwatches.

about 3 months ago
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Ask David Saltzberg About Being The Big Bang Theory's Science Advisor

Tukz Re:Popularity (226 comments)

Actually, I watch it despite her.
She' highly overrated and her acting is barely mediocre.

I like the show for the references and general "sciency" humour.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Tukz Re:Is there any way to stop auto-play? (131 comments)

Actually, after learning about the ridiculous access privileges the Facebook app requires, I switched in a heartbeat and I know several people who did as well.
And as a bonus, now chat works directly from Facebook, and doesn't require an App that have even more ridiculous access privileges requirement.

I strongly encourage people to use Facebook directly from the browser and not from the App.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Tukz Re:Is there any way to stop auto-play? (131 comments)

My Facebook app on my phone is still set to "off", so mine hasn't reset.

But since OP mentioned 2 browsers, my instructions was for how to disable it in a browser, and not the mobile app.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Blamed For Driving Up Cellphone Bills, But It's Not Alone

Tukz Re:Is there any way to stop auto-play? (131 comments)

You can disable it you know.

Settings -> Videos -> Auto-play Videos [off].

about 3 months ago
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Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

Tukz Re:Quake...the game that ruined my plans for LIFE. (170 comments)

Actually Barney didn't learn to fly an helicopter until after he started to drink.
It was a gift from Homer, right before Barney went into sobriety, however short it was.

about 3 months ago
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Add a TV Tuner To Your Xbox (In Europe)

Tukz Re:TV License (81 comments)

In Denmark you have to pay TV Licens by just having a smartphone.
I'm not kidding.

about 4 months ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

Tukz Re:Worse yet.. (139 comments)

Or the "apps" (any piece of software really) you paid for, still contains adds (here's looking at you Xbox Live)!
Sometimes really obstrusive ones.

about 4 months ago

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The fanbois of Slashdot

Tukz Tukz writes  |  more than 5 years ago

I've been on Slashdot for quite some time. I got a mid end 6 digit uid, but I didn't register for a long time. So I'm not exactly new around here.

But I've noticed something increasingly disturbing. The Slashdot crowd has always been somewhat elitist and a lot of zealots. However, it's getting way out of hand.
The so called "fanbois" are not only fanbois, they are delusional fanbois now.
They absolutely refuse to see the facts and smell the reality. They only advocate there own agenda, regardless of how obscure it may sound.

I'm afraid to give examples, for exactly same reason. Someone is bound to disagree on my analogy, and gonna get all bitchy about it.

But it's not the zealots, or the fanbois. It's the new generation of Slashdotters, being tards because they freaking can.

Look at 4chan. What the hell happened? Wide common access to unlimited broadband happened.
The people on community sites aren't the basement dwellers anymore. It's average Joe and his friends.

I am myself not a intentional fanboi. I use Linux for all my server needs, and Windows for my day to day tasks (gaming and entertainment mostly).
Use the right tool for the job, and don't use a specific tool just for the sake of it.

Stop being delusional and listen to the facts of reality. YOUR choice isn't necessarily THE choice for everyone, and it may even not be the best choice for the task.

One thing is trying to be funny when acting like a fanboi/zealot, another thing is just trying to hard.

Carry on.

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