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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

X0563511 Re:So what? (228 comments)

Steam at least brings something to the table - fast downloads, huge catalog, chat and matchmaking, workshop, community forums, etc.

SecuROM just breaks shit.

yesterday
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

X0563511 Re:Who cares? (228 comments)

There's probably some license thingy hidden away somewhere that mentions it in a vague fashion.

yesterday
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

X0563511 Re:Anybody know? (228 comments)

AFAIK it's a wrapper. It loads itself in RAM, decrypts the actual game binary, and runs it's code. I think there are hooks available for use, as well (think "level 25 boss has infinite health if integrity check fails")

yesterday
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Free Copy of the Sims 2 Contains SecuROM

X0563511 Re:So what? (228 comments)

You're missing the point entirely.

The problem is that it is there. Period. End of story.

yesterday
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SpaceX Executive Calls For $22-25 Billion NASA Budget

X0563511 Re:Why stop there? (113 comments)

Why would russia need to stay saddled with that boat anchor?

Bring everyone back down, and just leave it. It's constantly aerobraking anyway, without recurring thruster maneuvers it will meet it's end.

2 days ago
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The Army Is 3D Printing Warheads

X0563511 Re:Desired lethality? (140 comments)

Hmm, so if your target was someone who has been killing innocent people, and the three choices for you were:
1. Ignore it and hope the target just decides to stop
2. Go in with ground force, with all the casualties on both sides that would result
3. Drop a bomb to wipe out the threat with as little casualties as possible

You're telling me #3 isn't the better choice here? Because it is... and because it is, that's what happens. When it happens, are you trying to say you'd rather we drop fuel-air bombs in crowded neighborhoods instead of precision munitions? Because I have to say the controlled destruction is just a teensy bit better than blowing the whole neighborhood to shit...

4 days ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

X0563511 Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (81 comments)

I should retract that. After finding my old forum post about this, I realized that it's been quite some time. I've since got new hardware, moved on to Windows 8, etc... and possibly they have updated their build too.

In any case, the freaking thing ran fine out of the box. I am absurdly happy right now!

about a week ago
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GOG.com Announces Linux Support

X0563511 Re:GOG discovers DOSBOX works on Linux (81 comments)

Sometimes all that crashing happens anyway. Try to play IWAR on anything build in the last 10 years... good luck! If you manage it, do let me know because I REALLY would love to play that.

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

X0563511 Re:It is near (167 comments)

I think this is appropriate.

about a week ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:NPC (52 comments)

You don't need to know why, because what they were measuring is what steers the reasoning. You either have the emotional response or you don't.

about a week ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:fMRI? (52 comments)

True, but this isn't the case. In the case of the dead fish, they didn't filter the results (google "multiple comparisons correction") and got bullshit data because of it.

about a week ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:fMRI? (52 comments)

All that proves is why multiple comparisons correction is so important, and why everyone uses it.

about a week ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:unimpressive study (52 comments)

You didn't actually read the article you linked to, did you?

about a week ago
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Empathy For Virtual Characters Studied With FMRI Brain Imaging

X0563511 Re:Gömböc (52 comments)

Hell, even if traffic laws didn't, running out into the highway (or just stopping your car on it) is not exactly safe. The nice thing to do would be to rescue the thing, but not at significant risk to your own health/life.

about a week ago
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Ebola Outbreak Continues To Expand

X0563511 Re:Coming to a plane journey (167 comments)

It helps that it doesn't travel by air or aerosols.

Even if that were true (not going to beat a dead horse there) all it takes is one (unfortunate for us, fortunate for the virus) mutation to throw that out the window.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

X0563511 Re:Microsoft Linux (322 comments)

Maybe for the same reason you might end a question with a period instead of a question mark? (no reason at all)

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

X0563511 Re:Tablet Interface (322 comments)

Yea, they better not fucking do that... again...

about a week ago
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MIT May Have Just Solved All Your Data Center Network Lag Issues

X0563511 Re:I for one (83 comments)

Careful, the next one might have "smart" quotes!

about two weeks ago

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Massive police raids on suspected protestors

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "Last night, members of the St. Paul police department and the Ramsey County sheriff's department handcuffed, photographed and detained dozens of people meeting at a public venue to plan a demonstration, charging them with no crime other than "fire code violations," and early this morning, the Sheriff's department sent teams of officers into at least four Minneapolis area homes where suspected protesters were staying.

Jane Hamsher and I were at two of those homes this morning — one which had just been raided and one which was in the process of being raided."

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Bill introduced to reinstate the draft

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

X0563511 (793323) writes "
The Universal National Service Act of 2007 (H.R.393) was introduced to the United States House of Representatives on January 10, 2007 by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.). It proposed the requirement that all residents in the United States aged between 18 and 42 carry out national service, and be available for conscription during wartime. It would allow no deferments after age 20.
The text of the bill can be found at govtrack."

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Robin "Roblimo" Miller - Sellout!

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/12/04/04/1946231/plantronics-helps-make-remote-workers-lives-easier-video

Yep. It's come to this. Slashdot is now serving undisguised advertisements in place of stories.

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using adblock to kill article tags

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Well, it appears that you can use Adblock-Plus to kill the tag block on articles here.

Fire up Adblock-Plus and add the following as a filter. You may need to have the Adblock-Plus Element Hiding Helper installed, I'm not sure....

slashdot.org#DIV(class=tag-widget body-widget)

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posting delays suck

X0563511 X0563511 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

It's been 1 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 2 minute since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 3 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 4 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment
It's been 5 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment ....

My karma has been maxed for god-knows how long. This is ridiculous.

UPDATE: a new record!

Slashdot requires you to wait between each successful posting of a comment to allow everyone a fair chance at posting a comment.

It's been 8 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment

WTF!!!

UPDATE: It's getting worse. At least it only happens vs anonymous posts, but still...
It's been 15 minutes since you last successfully posted a comment.

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