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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

Yamata no Orochi Re:Missing Option... Sort of (329 comments)

These should be check boxes, not radio selections! I want to vote on more than one thing! (it REALLY shits me when programs and pages don't stick to that paradigm, by the way... Check boxes implies tick any, radio selection implies select one).

Yes, that's the funny thing about that word 'favorite'...

more than 3 years ago
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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

Yamata no Orochi Re:PS3 backwards compatibility (329 comments)

As an added bonus, they can keep selling PS2s now, too.

Not to me. I'd much rather have a single device hooked up for both PS2 and PS3 games. As is, I just emulate PS2 games on rare occasions when I really want to play one.

more than 3 years ago
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Favorite Sony Gaffe?

Yamata no Orochi Re:The Build Quality Of Their Notebooks (329 comments)

Not on the list but here's why I'll never buy anything Sony ever again. Three years ago I purchased a Vaio notebook and within six months the letters had started to wear off of the keyboard

Not the keyboard letters!

more than 3 years ago
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High Performance Gaming Mice Don't Perform

Yamata no Orochi Re:It's not just about the sensor (283 comments)

Why am I picturing a bunch of fat, pasty white guys living in their mom's basement endlessly fiddling with their mice (ahem) in order to ... well, I have no idea what actually as I've never really gotten into FPS games.

Because you're an asshole.

You're on slashdot making fun of people with technology-based hobbies?

What are some of your hobbies, I'm sure we can berate you over them in some fashion.

more than 3 years ago
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Guild Wars 2 Devs Aiming For the Top

Yamata no Orochi Re:Feeling bad for them. (150 comments)

You know, people said that about EverQuest, when WoW came out. That the idea of WoW beating EQ was simply absurd because there were so many people playing EQ who wouldn't want to simply switch.

I'm pretty sure that it was a different kind of people who played EverQuest. The appeal of WoW is just so much broader. I'd say the current WoW has more in common with FarmVille than Everquest :P.

Oh my god, this is the best line I've ever heard. I'm going to troll the shit out of the WoW-players with this.

Thank you, so much.

more than 3 years ago
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Journey To the Mantle of the Earth By 2020

Yamata no Orochi Re:"Extreme Heat"? (262 comments)

Oh no, THREE HUNDRED degrees celsius!!! Whatever will they do?

Perhaps they shall bake a cake.

more than 3 years ago
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Pepsi Moving To Bottles Made of Plant Material

Yamata no Orochi Re:glass is better (321 comments)

I drink maybe a soda, or two, a year. Now, the bottle may end up being as toxic as the stuff in it.

That's cool, I can respect someone that doesn't drink sodas because they're unhea--

Just don't start shipping my RedBulls in the things..

DERP.

more than 3 years ago
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41% of Facebook Users Willing To Divulge Personal Info

Yamata no Orochi Re:Facebook ToS (157 comments)

Speaking of which, regarding these kinds of surveys, doesn't that violate the Facebook terms of service?

And doesn't Facebook ask you to "verify" your acount ("for your protection", of course), like Paypal, after a while?

If so, how did they (the researchers) get a credit cart for Freddi Staur?

Uh, last I checked I haven't ever given Facebook my credit card number.

Have you?

more than 3 years ago
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Can For-Profit Tech Colleges Be Trusted?

Yamata no Orochi Re:as always depends on the person (557 comments)

So your HR people systematically screen out good people based on useless qualifications.

Yours doesn't?

Where do you work? I'll put in an application tonight.

more than 3 years ago
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Carnivorous Swamp Beast Discovered In Madagascar

Yamata no Orochi Re:And this is on /. because ...? (157 comments)

Stuff that matters? Are you kidding? What's next? Filing weather forecasts?

...Discovery of new species posted as a Slashdot Science story. And you're complaining? Give me some examples of what YOU think the Science column should post.

more than 3 years ago
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Panasonic's 16-Finger, Hair-Washing Robot

Yamata no Orochi Re:That's the point (181 comments)

Head wash -> back massage -> chiropraxis -> open heart operations -> brain tumor removal -> handjob.

umm. I think I can speak for all present when I say we are more than comfortable with that handjob being available right now.

You think wrong.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:What open frequencies? (187 comments)

(1) There's no space between TV channels. They all run directly next to one another, like books on a shelf.

That's not how frequency works, no. It's quantized arbitrarily into numbers, it isn't literally a block in space.

(2) The white space devices operate ON channel not between channels. So if there was an empty slot at 50, the device on connect to the internet ON channel 50.

If this is the case then that's an entirely different matter. The article doesn't mention that, but I don't have reason to argue if you've heard otherwise.

(3) The problem is that 50 is not open in the northeast. It's occupied. The entire TV band is full.

The article and materials I've read previously on the matter suggest that opening whitespace is regional, and for instance "channel 50" wouldn't be available for this use in areas where it was already in use for TV or something.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:Gravity? Thermodynamics? (187 comments)

Cool, we can send those regs back in time, so the installed base of equipment will not be interfered with. Obvious and simple.

Both because you know ahead of the time that those rules will "interfere" with pre-existing equipment, and because it simply CANNOT BE ALLOWED that regulation changes affect anything already in place.

What was your point again?

more than 3 years ago
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How Good Software Makes Us Stupid

Yamata no Orochi Re:News To Me (385 comments)

It's not really a whoosh if I know the origin of the joke.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:Gravity? Thermodynamics? (187 comments)

Why are you spamming this irrelevant nonsense across so many threads? Cut it out.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:TV signals (187 comments)

No one is responsible for providing you with free entertainment.

But someone is responsible for providing you with free healthcare?

So tangential it's almost a non sequitur. Who taught you how to argue?

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:TV signals (187 comments)

There's no "natural right" to radio frequencies, that's ridiculous. If everyone broadcasting via airwaves suddenly stopped, and you could no longer get free TV, who has infringed upon your "natural rights?"

No one is responsible for providing you with free entertainment.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:What open frequencies? (187 comments)

I'm not nitpicking, I was clarifying where you were confused. Freeing up frequencies for Wifi does not have to fall within the constraint of "channels" because you won't be using a television to "tune in" to them. To reiterate, they're NOT the same thing. You don't need an "open channel" because there IS space between frequencies channels are assigned to. Similarly, there is space available in between "FM88" and "FM89" to use your own example.

more than 3 years ago
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FCC To Open Up Vacant TV Airwaves For Broadband

Yamata no Orochi Re:TV signals (187 comments)

FU I refuse to pay for TV.

Then you don't get TV.

Seems pretty obvious to me.

more than 3 years ago

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