Doom 3 Source Code: Beautiful
Yeah.... No. Developers aren't going to drop half a colour palette because you're too lazy to look into which TVs don't suck.
Valve Reveals First Month of Steam Linux Gains
Nothing is worse than iTunes on Windows. It's literally the worst program in the entire world.
Apple Claims Ignorance of Jury Foreman's Previous Tangle With Samsung
They're on AT&T...
Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date
With pointer acceleration enabled, move your mouse a set distance across your desk slowly, then try moving it the same distance but fast, and your cursor will move further. Whereas sensitivity just multiplies movement by the amount you choose. I like acceleration turned on (though not in games), but it's not a replacement for proper mouse sensitivity settings, it's barely even related.
Valve Blog Announces Dates For Steam Linux External Beta
It brings a host of other problems, though, like the inability for two people to play two completely different games at the same time if they were purchased on the same account.
Actually, you can use offline mode to get around this, it's actually even possible to play some games multiplayer over LAN with two computers on the same account... not that I've ever done that.
Windows Has a Future In RAM: AgigaTech Samples DDR3+Flash DIMM
Yeah, because they couldn't possibly change the way you boot into a boot menu, guess we should never improve boot times then.
How about holding a button when turning on the computer?
Ubisoft Uplay DRM Found To Include a Rootkit
This place has a proof of concept:
Two UK Lulzsec Suspects Plead Guilty To DDoS Charges
Psst, wrong hacker group.
The "hackers" who harassed Sony executives were random people from anonymous, and most likely, not hackers. The people who brought down the PSN are still unidentified. Lulzsec did hack and DDoS Sony, but it was nowhere near on the scale of the PSN hack. They did smaller stuff like hacking Sony Pictures/Music and releasing source code from the Sony Dev Network.
I wish people would actually know about the topic before giving their ignorant two cents, I mean, this stuff was being covered every few hours on news sites back then, if you had any interest at all (which you quite obviously do) you'd need to make a conscious effort to not see the details.
UK's 'Three Strikes' Piracy Measures Published
World of Warcraft patches, though yeah, nobody plays that anymore *rolls eyes*. Actually quite a few MMOs are now using their own custom bit torrent clients to share patches instead of having an unneeded patching infrastructure in place.
Also yeah; Linux, Open Office, Eclipse. It's a shame that nobody has compiled a list so we can just c&p the counter argument to that common hyperbole.
LulzSec Member Pleads Not Guilty In Stratfor Leak Case
Wouldn't all of that be considered circumstantial? I mean, the guy could just be a massive nerd, barely ever leaving his apartment, and just happened to pop to the shops at one point. I'm not saying he isn't guilty, in fact it all paints the picture that this guy is guilty, but I'm fairly certain that the points you make would be counted as circumstantial evidence in court.
DVDs, Blu-Rays To Show 20-Second Unskippable Govt. Warnings
Yeah, there seems to be a whole lot of anonymous cowards jumping on people for piracy and starting childish arguments in defence of ICE in this article. Starting to get weird.
HP Shows Off Power Over Ethernet Thin Client
How about a USB powered wireless bridge?
British Ban Spikes Pirate Bay Traffic
Ditto for Sky. Would a court order specify what kind of block is necessary?
US Mobile Carriers Won't Brick Stolen Phones
Let me restate something for you. This has already been tried out in the UK and Australia successfully. You don't think a problem like that would've been though of and solved by now? Or are you and the other 100 people dreaming up this same stupid scenario smarter than everybody in the UK?
A Small Glimmer of Hope For Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos
So if they make any big discoveries, I guess they'll have to make another Large Hadron Collider to confirm...
Shmoocon Demo Shows Easy, Wireless Credit Card Fraud
Probably in case you're doing business with a person or a business outside of Europe. Though yeah, the fact that the transfer gets through without CCV2 does make the whole thing pretty pointless, except you at least know when you're dealing with a dodgy site.
Ubisoft Has Windows-Style Hardware-Based DRM For Games
Steam have been known to run out of CD keys in the past... yes, seriously. Happens during the sales every now and then.
On topic: We all know the solution, if you want to play one of their games, just pirate it. Are you so good of a person that you actually care about it being illegal? I'm sure as hell not, I've not resorted to it yet, but I'll do it without a second thought if Ubisoft release a PC game that I really want to play (Settlers 7 was almost the breaking point for me).
Do Companies Punish Workers Who Take Vacations?
I wouldn't, finding a good job nowadays is hard, taking one up when you don't need it, just to satisfy your boredom, is kinda selfish...
Also, you know those colleagues that you like? They do actually exist out of work hours.
Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers
I was thinking that*, the whole article means very little unless we actually know how long the consoles are used for. The 33% of total Wii playing time very well could be less time than the PS3s 15%, if people use their PS3's more than people use the Wii's.
*: Maybe in a less antagonistic way... :P
The Ups and Downs of Being a Twitter Fraudster
Man, a world without subtle humor, that must be a sad place to live in. And now I just realized that you may be parodying the writers of the original article... hmmm...
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