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Snowden to Critics: Questioning Putin Has Opened Conversation About Surveillance

binarylarry Re:Dumbass (168 comments)

I wish I knew Snowden's address so I could send him a shirt that says "Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!"

2 days ago

Russia Writes Off 90 Percent of North Korea Debt

binarylarry Re:Will this effect markets? (232 comments)

Thanks for the correction, Glorious North Korean SlashBot!

3 days ago

Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

binarylarry Re:Cheap cooling (336 comments)

They'd be staving and living in squalor with iPad and high speed internet!


5 days ago

Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

binarylarry Re:Code names (177 comments)

Hairy Hardon was the best release.

about a week ago

Kepler-186f: Most 'Earth-Like' Alien World Discovered

binarylarry Re:Alright! (239 comments)

Wrong! Think of all the cheap labor we could exploit by conquering the natives!

about a week ago

Apache OpenOffice Reaches 100 Million Downloads. Now What?

binarylarry Re:LibreOffice (285 comments)

Larry wanted to rewrite it using JavaFX LOL

about a week ago

Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

binarylarry Re:Holy shit (466 comments)

It said "expect" not "can expect."


about a week ago

How Does Heartbleed Alter the 'Open Source Is Safer' Discussion?

binarylarry Re:Open source was never safer (582 comments)

Hahaha, this is hilarious that the GP is +5 insightful.

about a week ago

How Amazon Keeps Cutting AWS Prices: Cheapskate Culture

binarylarry Re:Economy Class Only (146 comments)

Little planes can also be scary as fuck.

about a week ago

Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

binarylarry Re:And the attempt to duplicate their efforts resu (447 comments)

The Iraq War was a message to those in the middle east who support or push terrorism.

It told them that you won't be able to attack the United States with impunity and that we WILL show up on your door step and people you care about WILL die because of your actions.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: How To Start With Linux In the Workplace?

binarylarry Re:The department gives the hint. (451 comments)

No way. We need something like Gentoo here, ideally running some kind of CPU robbing bit coin mining software in the background.

Why? Because fuck end users, that's why.

about two weeks ago

Scientists/Actress Say They Were 'Tricked' Into Geocentric Universe Movie

binarylarry Re:Not the first time this has happened (641 comments)

I wonder if Ben Stein was involved in this? Sounds like a Ben Stein Joint.

about two weeks ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

binarylarry Re:Sounds like a Steam Box (88 comments)

Riiight, because Steam isn't a closed garden (???).


about three weeks ago

Amazon's Fire TV: Is It Worth Game Developers' Time?

binarylarry Re:Sounds like a Steam Box (88 comments)

Riiight, because Steam isn't a closed garden (???).

about three weeks ago

TSA Missed Boston Bomber Because His Name Was Misspelled In a Database

binarylarry Re:His name was diabolical! (275 comments)

Hey I knew that guy in college! Little Tommy Bin Laden we called him...

about a month ago

NSA Hacked Huawei, Stole Source Code

binarylarry Re:Wow !! (287 comments)

Huawei so serious?

about 1 month ago

How Do You Backup 20TB of Data?

binarylarry Re: Don't bother. (983 comments)

Exactly, do you really need to hoard all that content?

about a month and a half ago



Blender 2.5 Stable Release

binarylarry binarylarry writes  |  about 3 years ago

binarylarry (1338699) writes "The Blender Foundation and online developer community is proud to present Blender 2.57. This is the first stable release of the Blender 2.5 series, representing the culmination of many years of redesign and development work.

We name this version "Stable" not only because it's mostly feature complete, but especially thanks to the 1000s of fixes and feature updates we did since the 2.5 beta versions were published.

The next 2 months we will keep working on finishing a couple of left-over 2.5 targets and we expect to get feedback and bug reports from users to handle as well. If all goes well, the 2.58 version then can be the final release of the 2.5 series, with a massive amount of new projects to be added for an exciting cycle of 2.6x versions. Target is to release updates every 2 months this year."

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Stardock rescinds "Gamers Bill of Rights"

binarylarry binarylarry writes  |  more than 3 years ago

binarylarry (1338699) writes "Stardock’s own Gamer’s Bill of Rights is no longer to be found on their site. That’d be the Bill of Rights featuring the proud bulletpoint:

“2. Gamers shall have the right to demand that games be released in a finished state.”

You used to be able to find the bill right here.

PC Gamer are up in arms about it being unfinished in a similar manner to earlier Stardock release, DemiGod, which also came out earlier than its announced release date. PCG go on to quote a post from Stardock CEO Brad Wardell on the Quarter to Three forums in which he responds to a displeased customer, seemingly in absolute contradiction of his own Rule #2:

“the hostility in this thread exceeds my own tolerance for putting up with said hostility.

Also, to anyone, like you Ben, saying the game is like an “early beta” then well, please stay away from our games in the future. I consider it ready for release and if others disagree, don’t buy our games.”

We’ve contacted Stardock for a comment and are awaiting a response."

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Apple bans Adobe CS5 Flash Compiler

binarylarry binarylarry writes  |  about 4 years ago

binarylarry (1338699) writes "Looks like Adobe's release of CS5 with the Flash-to-native compiler has been nixed by Apple's new user agreement:

"3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs."

When did Apple become the most evil technology company on the planet? I bet the folks at Google are feeling really good about Android's future prospects. This ban also affects MonoTouch and other non Objective-C development platforms for the iPhone/iPad and similar Apple devices."

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