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Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

c1t1z3nk41n3 Not a big deal. (553 comments)

Gamers tend to upgrade a lot more often than other people to begin with and the Windows 8 upgrade is only 40 dollars. I don't really see a problem here.

about 2 years ago
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Another Death in the Cloud As Apple Kills Off iWork

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:Is this really an issue? (134 comments)

Yep. I remember the end of the floppy. They announced it and 30 days later removed all access to them. Your analogy sucks.

more than 2 years ago
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In America, 46% of People Hold a Creationist View of Human Origins

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:America what? You mean United States? (1359 comments)

If you are in the US, yes they do. At least as far as the vast majority of the population is concerned.

more than 2 years ago
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Britain Bringing Out 'Sonic Gun' For Olympics Security

c1t1z3nk41n3 Loud enough to Rock (193 comments)

Don't know if it's the same exact device but we had these sonic emitters on a Maersk ship I sailed on. Had them mounted up on the bridge wings like spotlights. Awesome with some AC/DC playing through them.

more than 2 years ago
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Trimble To Acquire Google SketchUp

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:If it doesn't have ads, it's outta here. (92 comments)

And with googles new unified privacy policy you can bet that ads targeted based on scanned emails will be appearing elsewhere in your browsing.

more than 2 years ago
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More Malicious Apps Found On Google Play

c1t1z3nk41n3 (Mostly) Pointless Finger Pointing (143 comments)

I'm not sure why this has quickly devolved into a discussion over whether Android or Apple is less safe in regards to the apps available for it. A far more useful discussion would be how can we as end users protect ourselves from these practices. I like to think I'm a cut above the average person (not necessarily the average slashdotter) by being somewhat selective about the apps I install, paying attention to the permissions they request, and running an iptables based firewall to whitelist the apps that I allow network access to. Even with that though I can't claim to be immune to downloading an app that has some malware on the backend. I've resisted the idea of antivirus/antimalware programs so far as I find that my phone's resources are quite limited enough as is. I'm not all that concerned about premium SMS either as I run a prepay sim with no extra funds on it. Can anyone point out any other obvious practices I may be missing?

more than 2 years ago
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T-Mobile's Optional Censorship Falls Down

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:T-Mobile's OPTIONAL Censorship (67 comments)

As I wrote earlier T-Mobile turned this on without asking or notifying me when I switched service types. The first time I went to a blocked site however the error page clearly stated why it was being blocked. So it is very clear when you have hit a blocked site. It was a little more annoying getting it disabled but did take less than 15 minutes.

more than 2 years ago
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T-Mobile's Optional Censorship Falls Down

c1t1z3nk41n3 I ran into that (67 comments)

When I switched my T-Mobile Sim from a contract to a prepaid sim it automatically enabled this 'feature'. I didn't notice until it blocked access to a 2nd Amendment forum. The process for getting it disabled was fairly annoying as well. They wanted all kinds of odd information from me to verify my age. I suppose they were doing a public records lookup. The guy on the phone said it's because children can buy a prepay sim. If AT&T wasn't worse I'd probably have just cancelled service with them.

more than 2 years ago
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Nearly Half of American Adults Are Smartphone Owners

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:Smartphones cost $72,381 (267 comments)

This estimate is retarded for many reasons. But the simplest is that the author fails at basic math. He states a monthly cost of $105 when the options he's listed would only cost $85.

more than 2 years ago
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Jeff Grubb On the Life of a Game Designer

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:I should see what he's written recently (23 comments)

I read that book when I was in high school. A quick peek on Amazon seems to suggest it's out of print. Maybe I'll pick up a used copy. I remember enjoying it immensely. I never knew at the time what an impressive resume he has. I can't begin to recount how many forgotten realms books I've read to say nothing of our own adventures in the setting. On the upside it looks like he's got a star wars book coming out in a couple months so I'll be able to give that a go.

more than 2 years ago
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How Much Stuff Can Timothy Jam Into His New Hoodie's Pockets? (Video)

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:I have a SCOTTEVEST... (183 comments)

I like mine. I actually wear it daily as I like the inside pocket for my tablet. Though I don't use most of the other pockets except when traveling.

more than 2 years ago
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Simulators Take the Humans Out of Hiring

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:I don't see the problem (143 comments)

It wasn't anything too in depth. Certainly not analogous to a video game like some of the comments here. It was basically a series of short tests for applicable skills. There was a typing speed/error rate section, then some audio listening/transcribing stuff. It's been a while and I wouldn't be surprised if newer ones are getting more in depth but the goal seems to be essentially the same.

more than 2 years ago
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Simulators Take the Humans Out of Hiring

c1t1z3nk41n3 I don't see the problem (143 comments)

I did one of these for my last call center job. It wasn't the only factor in the hiring process, but was a precursor to getting a face to face interview. Many jobs have an enormous number of applicants. Determining which ones actually have enough of the required skills to move forward is an excellent way to save time.

more than 2 years ago
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Reaction To Diablo 3's Always-Online Requirement

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:It seems good (591 comments)

And this right here is what it really boils down to. It's not so much about piracy of the game itself as maintaining the artificial scarcity of in game items. If you can just clone the awesome sword, you certainly won't be buying it for real world cash and Blizzard won't be getting their cut.

more than 3 years ago
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Boeing Employees To Man CST-100 Crew Capsule

c1t1z3nk41n3 Cave Johnson says... (77 comments)

Welcome to the enrichment center. Since making test participation mandatory for all employees, the quality of our test subjects has risen dramatically. Employee retention, however, has not. As a result, you may have heard we're gonna phase out human testing. There's still a few things left to wrap up though - first up, conversion gel. Now, the beancounters told me we literally could not afford to buy $7 worth of moon rocks, much less 70 million. Bought 'em anyway. Ground them up, mixed them into a gel, and guess what: ground-up moon rocks are pure poison.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Accuses Competitors of Abusing Patents Against Android

c1t1z3nk41n3 Re:Seriously (294 comments)

No he's just posting from Enternet Ixplorer.

more than 3 years ago

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