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Next World of Warcraft Expansion: Warlords of Draenor

acehole I won't be back (156 comments)

I played from launch up until just after BC came out and returned shortly just before CATA was released and left shortly after never to return.

The game I loved is long dead, the soul was sucked out of it. You once knew all the people on your realm and could make 'friends' and contacts. Once they introduced the cross realm instancing it all stopped.

The 40 mans were great fun and it was a sad day when they announced they were being removed from game. There were just things here and there that they streamlined the game for but it just well... didn't feel right.

Purples used to mean 'epic' then part way through BC and most of WotLK it became the new green.

Sorry Blizzard, you won't get me back.

about 10 months ago

Samsung Opens New Apple Store In Australia

acehole Really? (154 comments)

While their experience store is a dig at apple I don't think they've gone as far as branding it an apple store.

about 2 years ago

What Is an Astronaut's Life Worth?

acehole Forget NASA (285 comments)

NASA is a shadow of its former self through no fault of its own. The political climate in the US of the last decade has been increasingly against funding things for the benefit of all. We've just ended up with an agency that has been dicking around in LEO for the better part of four decades with not that much to show for it. The russians aren't that much better for their own set of reasons.

Private companies and China are the ones who are going to make the giant strides in the coming decades. The side benefit of China progressing in space is that it might arouse some half patriotic half paranoid 'reds under your beds' movement within the US to beat them at whatever they aim for that the US hasn't done.

If after a decade, China said they were establishing a base on the moon would the US public have a renewal in the interest in progression in space or is it too far gone?

more than 2 years ago

Should Snatching an iPhone Be a Felony?

acehole Well... (607 comments)

Maybe. When I mean 'maybe' I mean maybe when I'm pissing off random thieves on the street by shoving my phone in their face repeatedly until I get a reaction.

Maybe then.

more than 2 years ago

DHS Sends Tourists Home Over Twitter Jokes

acehole Hrmm (709 comments)

Of course the terrorists haven't won.

Why doesn't the average American see that the freedoms they hold so dearly and supposedly separates them from the "terrorists!" have been eroded and continue to be? I thought the whole 'war on terrorism' thing was defending the American way of life and upholding freedoms. Doesn't seem to me that it was a 'mission accomplished'.

more than 2 years ago

Major Australian Retailer Accused of Selling Infected Hard Drives

acehole Standard Practice (128 comments)

Seems standard practice with a lot of stores. Someone takes something back because they don't want or need it for whatever reason, the shop will just shrinkwrap it up again and the next buyer is none the wiser. I'm surprised that it hasn't happened sooner.

On another note, so how exactly can a video file (pirated movie or not) be 'malware infested'?

more than 2 years ago

NASA Successfully Test Fires J-2X Engine.

acehole It makes you wonder... (119 comments)

If the space race had continued with the vigour that it did instead of petering out after barely a decade, what could have been achieved and what would have already been achieved by now? Instead we reached the moon, gave a high five then twiddled our thumbs in LEO for the next few decades.

It seems to me like it was a lost opportunity not to maintain the speed of exploration.

more than 2 years ago

Why Patent Reform Won't Happen Anytime Soon

acehole Hrmm (110 comments)

"And Congress won't act unless big stakeholders (read: big companies) make a stink"

(read: downsize or withold donations)

about 3 years ago

Controversial Cybercrime Bill Introduced In Australia

acehole Just shows how things really are (103 comments)

It's a minority government with Labor depending on a couple of independents and a green to have the numbers in the lower house. When things like this come up, Labor and the Coalition (Liberals + Nationals) hold hands like old chums to make sure what they want gets through. Australia has pretty much the same problem as the US in the political system. Team Blue and Team Red. Anyone else that is voted for is just a token effort.

Labor and the Coalition might have different ideals but they're both members of the same "old boys" club and be damned if anyone is going to threaten that.

about 3 years ago

Don't Go 3D For 3D's Sake, Says Sony

acehole How about this idea (132 comments)

How about making a decent game without stupid gimmicks or one that doesn't play a cutscene every two steps.

more than 3 years ago

Are Google Music and Amazon Cloud Player Legal?

acehole Why not cut out the middle men? (226 comments)

So why don't google / amazon just start breaking up the recording industry so they don't face these "challenges" by those trying to hold onto their old business models while continually getting rich off of others work?

more than 3 years ago

Anonymous Leaks Internal Bank of America Emails

acehole I have faith (535 comments)

That there will be a bit of noise from the rabble about this but after a week, this will be gone and nothing would be done about it.

Such is the way the system works, throw enough money at something and it will go away.

more than 3 years ago

Australia Bans New Mortal Kombat

acehole Re:Banned! (119 comments)

Actually, Duke Nukem 3D was censored when it originally came out. When the Atomic edition came out, it was uncensored. See the logic?

more than 3 years ago

Sun Produces First Cycle 24 X-Class Solar Flare

acehole No sir (131 comments)

You don't have to be particularly bright to produce a lens flare. Just use it in moderation.

more than 3 years ago

Duke Nukem Forever Not Edited For Australia

acehole Don't even try to understand the logic of it (156 comments)

Duke Nukem 3D back in the early 90s was refused classification and had been re-released as a censored version.

There is next to no consistency with the classification board, no logic. The only consistent thing is that most of their reasoning makes little to no sense when they've previously waved through worse games than the one they are classifying at the time.

Not long after the "Atomic" edition of Duke-3D was released in all its glory. No censorship, same game just with 'more'. Makes sense doesnt it?

more than 3 years ago

Leaked Cables Reveal US Thinks Saudi Oil Reserves May Be Overstated

acehole oh no (385 comments)

What will the 10,000 odd saudi princes do?

Actually a proportion of the population has no need to work at all, i'm sure the country is going to be a swell place to live once the oil stops.

more than 3 years ago

Mystery of the 'Chupacabra' May Be Solved

acehole Hrmm (94 comments)

Perhaps they should investigate how it's related to the Australian Drop Bear.

(The Koala's distant carnivorous cousin who drops out of trees onto unsuspecting passers by)

more than 3 years ago

WikiLeaks Releases Cache of 400,000 Iraq War Documents

acehole Do two wrongs make a right? (676 comments)

Posting these may be wrong but it does bring to like some abuses by all the groups involved which have either never been discussed or their existence never known before. Personally bringing abuses to light which were previously hidden makes this partially right.

more than 3 years ago

Australian Enterprises Block Sex Party's Political Site

acehole Re:Come to Australia (160 comments)

Plan is already down. I've done the expat thing before and I'm going to do it again.

more than 4 years ago

Australian Enterprises Block Sex Party's Political Site

acehole Come to Australia (160 comments)

In the (Blacked out) of the [Censored].

I've been making plans to get a job in another country. This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or East Germany circa 1980, not Australia.

more than 4 years ago



3D realms shutdown - Duke Nukem Never

acehole acehole writes  |  more than 5 years ago

acehole (174372) writes "A very reliable source close to Duke Nukem Forever developer 3D Realms today confirmed to Shacknews that the development studio has shutdown. The closure came about as a result of funding issues, our source explained, with the shut down said to affect both 3D Realms and the recently resurrected Apogee. Employees of both entities have already been let go. 3D Realms webmaster Joe Siegler has commented on the shut down, stating: "It's not a marketing thing. It's true. I have nothing further to say at this time.""

David Tennant leaving Doctor Who

acehole acehole writes  |  more than 5 years ago

acehole (174372) writes ""Tennant, who has played the tenth incarnation of the Time Lord since 2006 after taking over from Christopher Eccleston, said he will leave the role after completing production on the four special episodes to be screened in the UK in 2009 and early 2010, according to report from the BBC website." David was one of the better doctors of the series and it will be disappointing to see him go."

acehole acehole writes  |  more than 7 years ago

acehole (174372) writes "A couple of years ago I was following the SCO v IBM & linux thing being played out in the courts and in the IT media. I'd completely forgotten about it until now. So basically, from the last time SCO had been covered on slashdot, what has SCO been up to and what is happening to SCO?"


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