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YouTube Ditches Flash For HTML5 Video By Default

Z80a Re:Adobe (224 comments)

They have photoshop, which is widely used worldwide by basically everyone involved with any sort of visual media.
And also they're walking on the HTML5 visual editors territory.

2 days ago

Moot Retires From 4chan

Z80a Re:Probably sold out to CIA a long ago (184 comments)

When posting on facebook, you're unwillingly playing a sinister version of akinator that can use your unrelated data to guess things about you, and probably you simply "gave away tips that your keyboard died" that were picked by the neural network.

about a week ago

Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

Z80a Freebasic maybe? (647 comments)

First, Freebasic is truly free and runs on several platforms unlike VB that is strictly tied to windows unless you use Wine etc..
Secondly, if you're trying to teach the basics of the basics (variables, if statements etc), an clean environment like the freebasic is much preferable to the visual basic one, as there's no functions, classes and things that are only useful on the vb environment itself like the window editor itself to worry the student and take his time.
Of course, if i was going to use it to teach, would be just the basics, getting the student used into how to formulate his own code and having fun doing so and then quickly boot him into something actually decent like python or C.

about two weeks ago

Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop

Z80a Re:PC MUSTARD RICE (78 comments)

There are several mods and romhacks that allow you to play as a powerful girl on the PC.

about two weeks ago

Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop

Z80a Re:PC MUSTARD RICE (78 comments)

PC is not the "master race" because it is not a single race, but a variety of different kinds of machines with different kinds of purposes.
If you want a PC that can outlast a 3DS or PSVita by a factor of 3 in battery time you can.
If you want a really powerful PC that runs all games in 4k, you can.
If you want the cheapest box on the block that can run older (and arguably better) games, you can.
If you want a serious machine for actually doing serious work, PC is there for that too.
And you can run any software you want for it, can write new software for it, can actually write software for several consoles with it..
Its about freedom, not power.

about two weeks ago

EFF Takes On Online Harassment

Z80a Trolls and stalkers. (189 comments)

I think they should be clearly distinguished instead of throwing everyone on the same basket.
There are those people, like pretty much everyone on the internet that sometimes will get too bored, and will throw some hooks to cause some flame wars etc.. and well, this happens and sometimes its even fun, as it ends killing boredom.

But then there are the stalkers.
People that get fixated in making someone's life hell, someone that keeps "chasing the prey", that seeks every place the victim goes and slanders and don't let it go etc..
Those are indeed truly evil and should be clipped somehow.

about three weeks ago

Anthropomorphism and Object Oriented Programming

Z80a Re:Degenerate (303 comments)

We're on 2015, which means the trend now is to chase down the bronies.

about a month ago

Ask Slashdot: What Should We Do About the DDoS Problem?

Z80a Fix the goddamn NTP/DNS servers (312 comments)

Most of those actually successful DDos attacks being carried lately are most likely using the so called NTP/DNS amplification attack, where the botnets use the power of the NTP/DNS servers to carry the actual attack by flooding those servers with small requests that return an immense amount of data while faking the ip address of the victim.
If you put a limit of how many of those specific requests can be done by an specific IP per second, you stop the whole thing on its tracks, and those people will have to go back into creating absolutely monstrously huge botnets to put any dent on a modern server.

about a month ago

Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

Z80a giant germany factory (212 comments)

Looks like the hackers did hit the weak spot.

about a month ago

AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

Z80a Re:programming (417 comments)

Given the fact we would create em with the purpose of serving the humans, "human orders" would quickly became some sort of asset, and most likely they would put the humans in a matrix like system to better serve em.

about a month and a half ago

Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

Z80a so... (262 comments)

Use less draw calls?
Modern GPUs can do nice things like texture libraries and very configurable shaders as the if statements aren't the pain they used to be on 360/PS3.

about 3 months ago

Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Z80a Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

The eletronic machines would not have it if they used actual physical buttons.
They would not have this issue if the program was on a ROM chip.
Not a problem if the voting machines had a internal encrypted flash memory.
No glitch if used the two first on this list
And that could be solved by software as well.

But for some reason diebold think that they should do all this stupid flashy show instead of actually designing something actually reliable and safe.

about 3 months ago

Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Z80a Re:as the birds go (610 comments)

With harder birds that can break thru windows of course.

about 4 months ago

Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Z80a Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (728 comments)

It's mostly due some girls that aren't actually into games and just use it to get "nerdycred", but don't actually play anything considered worthy or are actually interested in getting good.
And the same happens to male "gamers".
Both are generally called several things like "casual gamers", "call of duty audience", "TBBT public" etc..

Of course, several girls that are actually interested in games get caught in the crossfire.

about 4 months ago

Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Z80a Re:uhh (549 comments)

There's a point where money can't do what you want, so you must use more money to empower the money itself to allow you to do it.

about 4 months ago

The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Z80a Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (292 comments)

Not all FPSs are going this path, but there is this "Call of duty audience" that consists in all those guys playing call of duty online that is like some sort of goose that lays golden eggs that they're chasing, and they do those games assuming that you're one of em.

Anyway, stop playing heavily marketed FPSs if you want a good single player experience.

about 4 months ago

Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

Z80a Its quite simple, really. (206 comments)

If it have enough brainpower to hire a good lawyer, it will most likely will be considered human, no matter if a cyborg, robot, bipedal fox created by the wrong kind of scientists...

about 5 months ago

Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Z80a Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Given the fact this is a quite heavily biased story not looking at the actual complaints of the other side, pretty much made by "the ones that arrived first", i don't think it will last even seconds before the shitstorm begins.

about 5 months ago


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