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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:Ads (314 comments)

[quote]And so a whole new generation of gamers will learn the pain and heartache of a loved name from their childhood getting ruined by a poorly-thought-out corporate-developed sequel.[/quote]

No idea how that's a mod funny....

But I'm not going to tell you that it won't be ruined, or that it'll be fantastic. I have no idea about it, we can all make assumptions, but really I have no idea.
And neither do you.

Microsoft has released some fantastic games, and some other not so good ones. So I'd sit back, wait and see. If it's terrible, don't buy it, if you think it looks like fun, buy it.

It's like the internet in general, if content offends you, stop looking at it and let it be.

1 hour ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Negative mutliplayer posts (204 comments)

I know your types.

The game doesn't make you feel like you're super best so you don't want to play. It's fine if an AI kills you, but if a player does, your ego is too sensitive for it.

I love multiplayer FOR the challenge. AI are repetitive, predictable, and just a small puzzle once beaten doesn't change. I lose, I win, I laugh, I cry, I rage, they rage, it's all good.
Players on the other hand, although some you definitely mute, will come up with new strategies and tactics, making the game a challenge.

Stop being a care bear and crying because you are not the best at something.
Play it for the challenge, not the ego stroking.

1 hour ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (204 comments)

Or you know...

You could have this thing called 'Friends' and have them play with you.
Screens out a lot of the issues you have. I recommend you try getting some.

1 hour ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Tyr07 Re:Never been a fan of multiplayer. (204 comments)

If multiplayer is dominated by obsessive players with endless time to practice, then they are the average gamer.

If you are the minority who learns to die a little less, you would be an occasional gamer, or casual gamer.
It's turned into an e-sport depending on the game.

Imagine if you would soccer, you had a team who played the games that were scheduled and showed up to practice.
Then you, show up once and awhile to practice, and play the odd game.
If you commented 'Soccer is dominated by professionals who have too much time to practice, but the average soccer player performs poorly'
would be incorrect. As you are a casual player, not the average.

1 hour ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:hope for improvements (314 comments)

You're obviously modding the game.

Default minecraft vanilla installations with default graphics pack eats like 800 MB of ram.
Cpu is not used that much.

Now, the mod pack I put together, uses 2.3GB of ram for the client and a lot more CPU.
Mods aren't designed for performance, more for compatibility, which means they drastically increase resource requirements.
If they were developed by a single team and placed directly into the game, you would see a significant performance boost for those 'mods'

yesterday
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Tyr07 Re:Ads (314 comments)

Unless of course....

Because you purchased the name, you can develop Minecraft 2, DLC content for the original or a sequel, and the players
who already purchased Minecraft will likely purchase a sequel..meaning....it's worth the purchase.

Clones don't do so well, because those who are interested in that kind of game, I will make a broad assumption here, won't hide it, probably own Minecraft,
and the clones can't compete with the current modding community. So it's hard to take off.

But owning the name Minecraft, that's huge.

yesterday
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

Tyr07 Re:Whiners (566 comments)

First time my android phone does this it's gone.

Stay the **** out of my library, I'm tired enough of the ads being everywhere, trying to control and probe everything we do and watch and where we spend our money.

That's like having super loud ads yelling at you and you saying just plug your ears.
Now I'd be listening to my playlist and someone elses shitty music comes in? You know eventually they'll lead that to ads.
I hope it has a serious backlash against them for that behavior.

yesterday
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Kickstarter's Problem: You Have To Make the Game Before You Ask For Money

Tyr07 It's not "free money" (211 comments)

There is nothing that is actually free. Yeah, a lot of people are going to have to show how serious they are by investing their own time and money into it first.

You can't get it risk free by doing kick starter and expect everyone else will absorb the risk.
I think the idea for kick starter is that you come up with something fantastic, you then start working on it.

You got this cool prototype that has a lot of potential, but you want to make it soar. To do that, you'll need funding for wages, to pay for your
expenses while you devote time to it, for licenses, for materials if it's not digital, for equipment to make it. Then you hit up kick starters.

If your ideas were fantastic enough to have absolutely nothing but an idea written on paper that will get you funding, you'd hit up a developer / corporation
who is willing to fund you.

Also, maybe a lot of people didn't think the concept was as good as you thought it was, and that people wanted to take that chance on it.

3 days ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

Tyr07 Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (485 comments)

My my...repeat posts for molten salt reactors...

Sounds like someone is trying to spread interest for a scientific grant....

Perhaps do you work in this field and are attempt to get grants to further the use and study of these reactors?

about a week ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

Tyr07 What they're really buying (368 comments)

When Microsoft purchases minecraft, they're buying the name.

It's popular, well known, and a success. If they manage to do with the current version, or even if they leave it as is, the important thing....

Is that they can make Minecraft 2 as they own the IP and will sell a crap ton. They can rewrite it into any language they feel, optimize it, add a ton new features (Basically add all the things mods are doing) and bam, profit.

Although technically they wouldn't even need to improve performance or write it in a different language. Simply can add a host of new features, call it MC 2.

about a week ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Tyr07 Re:Last night (811 comments)

We're using the it used to be worse arguments?

Okay. Once upon a time there used to be entire empires that used slaves.
You couldn't own anything, had no money, you were a slave.

You are no longer allowed to complain about who is in power, your taxes, your living conditions, your wages, cost of living,
traffic, or anything else you can think of.

Today people still starve and die from thirst / hunger. So if you have food and water, you no longer need any other rights as it's better than what it could be.

No? Maybe people have a right to complain about seating, and receive better options.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

Tyr07 Re:Reverse-SSH tunnel phone-home from remote devic (137 comments)

Everyone who is posting suggestions is actually being useful. These are called 'Ideas' and the original poster can read these 'ideas' and see if something suitable comes to mind. It may also provide him with the valuable insight after researching these solutions that maybe he in fact does need a network admin.

It's also possible one of the solutions offered will actually suit his needs. He may not require slashdots "help" in any form, he may simply just reaching out to see if there is something he hasn't thought of yet. Communal advice and information. Welcome to the digital age.

For all you know he could be an exceptionally skilled network admin and more advanced than the people around him so a conversation with them may have a lower chance of yielding results, so he thought he'd throw it out there and see if anyone with knowledge would come forward and offer some ideas.

Being thorough doesn't mean you're "screwed" because you're at the point where you "need" help from people who browse slashdot.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Remote Server Support and Monitoring Solution?

Tyr07 Cacti - It's GNU (137 comments)

I've used cacti to monitor servers before, works quite well.

Supports many SNMP functions, easy to setup.

about two weeks ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Tyr07 Equal opportunity doesn't mean equal result. (329 comments)

Equal opportunity doesn't mean equal result.

You may have the same options as anyone else, you may not get the same results. Upbringing, interests, what you do in your spare time, how your particular mind works, and what's important to you.

Working with computers doesn't put you at the height of the social food chain. I find that many women are very concerned with this. Its been my experience.
Not all the women I've seen / met / know are like this, but statistically in my life they are worried about it.

Don't blame men because some women wants to take a selfie instead of take an info tech job and interests.
You know why they have that geek image for men in the IT field? Because they're focused on what they love vs being super socially popular and having a fantastic image for everyone to be jealous about, and they don't care to show that.
Some men, anyway, not all.

But you get my point. And you know what else? It's changing. More and more, women are figuring out they really can be interested in these things and let their life passion be in that field.

It's not all our fault these days though.

about three weeks ago
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TechCentral Scams Call Center Scammers

Tyr07 Priceless, me too. (251 comments)

I've had them call my parents before and sadly my mother let them on. My parents of course, had me setup my own remote connection to the PC long before so that I can help with technical problems easily. So the scammer happened to actively be on the computer system still, as I was called after the call ended with the scammer, as they were trying to get money from my parents, which most definitely not about to occur. Anyway, I connected in and naturally the scammer didn't disconnect. We exchanged a few words of bravado while he tried to tell me he had more control of the system than I did. As to which I ensured I got the last word in before dropping his ass into oblivion, because, yeah, no. I think not. His shitty little service were one of those if you move the mouse he loses control, and my remote program didn't have that functionality. I assure you fun ensued prior to me disconnecting him. Wish these folks were local, I'd like to do bad things to them.

about three weeks ago
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Fighting the Flu May Hurt Those Around You

Tyr07 A lot of things we do hurt the people around us (351 comments)

Okay, fighting the flu may spread it. So does taking public transportation and being around people in general. Also whenever I buy gas I increase the demand for it assisting in rising costs for others Same thing when I purchase groceries too, what about those poor families? I should buy less groceries so prices may go down a bit. My gas and electric bills have the same effect. When I heat my house it increases a demand for these utilities which means my neighbors Will potentially have to pay more as well due to increase in demand. If it's not dramatically affecting people, I'm going to do things to help me survive, and other people will be affected, just as they affect me

about 8 months ago
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US Federal Judge Rules Suspicionless Border Searches of Laptops Constitutional

Tyr07 Solution (462 comments)

Step 1 - Bitlocker etc. Encrypt your drive. They will not spend the resources decrypting it, and cannot force you to give up passwords to things without a court order. Step 2 - Pay for a server located in a country that you trust (as much as possible anyway) and sync or store files there. Accessing things you need when you need them instead of always carrying them around. If step 2 is an issue for you due to wanting access to content while without internet, see step 1. Now if you are actually doing something terrible and have incriminating files on your computer, if they really want them, encryption won't do it. But depending what it is I believe these people should be caught. However encrypting your drive and putting on a password will be enough to stave off random searches for no reason of normal crap Like family photos etc, it won't be enough for them to put in the resources to get access to it..

about 8 months ago
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Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required

Tyr07 Re:You summed up why smart watches are dumb (167 comments)

I summed up why I would want one. I personally don't want and or need a smart phone.

Maybe for you, you shouldn't get a stand alone one if you were going to get two data plans, and just one phone with a smart watch addon
Or not get one at all, since I don't think it works for you. You probably need to check your facebook every five minutes to make sure everyone
still thinks you're cool.

. I also said for those who did need a smart phone, the screen on your wrist could be handy to see if you even want to answer a call etc, without pulling
out your phone. The rest of us who only need to really use it for communication and display light information it's great.

1 year,20 days
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Could a Grace Hopper Get Hired In Today's Silicon Valley?

Tyr07 Right..balance and all (608 comments)

So...we're all focused on the power jobs. The money makers, the prestige. Everyone pretends it's about fairness and equality.

It's, it's really not. It's just finding more ways personally to gain an advantage by your gender. Regardless of what side of the fence you're on.

When's the last time a fem group went after a construction company and demanded more female pipe layers? More female ditch diggers?
More females in hard labor? Or Sewage jobs? Garbage disposal? Security guards? Street Cleaners? Truck Drivers? Roofers? Welders?

This has absolutely nothing to do with equality. It's just a regular human (Notice that the word human encompasses humans, regardless of gender?) power grab and using any means shamelessly.
>
The worst part for me is that even though I know exactly what this is, I can't be against it, because there still is women with high potential or proven skills that have been ignored.

So although I believe the stated motives are crap, in the end I do think it addresses some problems for equality as a side effect.

Gentlemen, please do your best to not discriminate, so we can stop having special interest groups (Encompassing groups beyond feminists) muck around for
power grabs unfairly and oppressing people not part of that special interest group in the name of equality. it shames human kind to let it continue.

1 year,20 days
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Omate TrueSmart Watch Stands Alone — No Phone Required

Tyr07 Re:Glass and Smart Watches (167 comments)

I don't need a giant screen for simple text messages. If it's a large conversation worth that would be very difficult to type on one single small screen, I'd just call the person. I don't intend to write an email from it.

Yes, I was imaging using a blue tooth device paired to it. I did think this through, you may not have.
Ever use a speaker phone before? If it's an important quick call, it can be handy, ideally not used in areas where having a conversation
on the phone where 3rd parties can hear the conversation is an issue. Say you're just out walking and buddy calls you. You can
just pick it up, have a quick chat, where are you, oh, I'm here walking over to X store or whatever. Alright, meet you there.

Personally I'd rather hold my arm up like looking at the time for a few seconds than a phone to my ear.
Obviously for more private conversations you'd want to use your blue tooth device and be somewhere you're not disturbing people.
Plus I think it would be quite convenient for reading quick text messages.

What's also nice is that you can pair it with a phone if you need a bigger device for extended text messaging and other features.
The real boon is having a display on your arm that is easy to look at, instead of digging your phone out to see who is calling or texting.


My personal experience with my phone in my pocket or a case is it falling out, into water, or just on concrete. Getting scratched and damaged
Or just pressure from being in pockets damaging the touch screen etc.

Honestly until I saw this, my next phone was going to be as old styled as possible, hopefully no touch screen etc.
My current phone is touch screen and it's going, but it doesn't do smart phone stuff, doesn't run android etc
Means I don't facebook or do data from it, I charge it once every week or two weeks, I text and phone from it, and it works good.

So maybe not for everyone, but for me, a functional stand alone watch phone would be great.

1 year,21 days

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Is it time to redefine all gender based rolls?

Tyr07 Tyr07 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

Tyr07 (2300912) writes "Transgender women are now permitted to run in the miss universe pagent, being hailed as a victory against discrimination. Does this mean then we're discriminating against all men who don't pay for an expensive procedure? Should we change the definition of women? Do genetics even matter?
It's starting to sound like we can say whatever we feel like and that's what we are now."

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