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Bad BitDefender Update Clobbers Windows PCs

carterhawk001 Re:Trusting your AV too far... (150 comments)

I ended up just restoring off a backup and re-updating bit defender. Whatever update I got no longer had the faulty code in it. I emphasized to my friends and family the importance of having a system backup available for just such emergencies.

more than 4 years ago
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No Dedicated Servers For CoD: Modern Warfare 2

carterhawk001 Over 88,000 Already... (313 comments)

If everyone who signed the petition canceled their pre-order and/or boycotts the game, that's already over $5mil in lost sales. I'm guessing that through word of mouth that number will certainly go up.

more than 4 years ago
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Ireland Criminalizes Blasphemy

carterhawk001 Re:It's so very odd..... (1376 comments)

I'm agnostic about Zeus. You got proof Zeus does not or never did exist? Maybe the judeochristian god was Zeus. Didn't consider that one, did ya? From wordnet: a person who claims that they cannot have true knowledge about the existence of God (but does not deny that God might exist). That says it all about my position, and given the state of our sciences I dare you to prove the absolute non-existance of God.

more than 5 years ago
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Special Effects Lessons From JJ Abrams' Star Trek

carterhawk001 Re:Physics problems (461 comments)

And I suppose you know how an FTL drive powered by a matter-antimatter reaction which pushes a ship outside the normal space-time continuum will react with a singularity?

more than 5 years ago
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Ten Features To Love About Android 1.5

carterhawk001 Re:Are there more than 20 apps for it? (384 comments)

For now, sure, but there are numerous android devices coming out and in development. When android devices outnumber iphones 5 to 1, we'll see which platform gets more love.

more than 5 years ago
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How Piracy Affected the Launch of Demigod

carterhawk001 Brought this on themselves..... (613 comments)

This is GPG's own fault, I've read the post and the comments, and having the game connect to the servers on launch was a mistake. War3 doesn't check for updates until I get signed on to battlenet, and that's how it should have been here. The pirate/customer ratio does indeed suck, and they have my condolences, but this problem isn't entirely of the pirate's making.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Shelves Plans For Tiered Pricing

carterhawk001 Viva FiOS (210 comments)

It's stories like this that make me glad to have Verizon FiOS. In the years we have had it, I can't remember if we have ever had a service outage, the speed is always outstanding, and I have yet to find even a hint that Verizon is going to cap, limit, throttle, or otherwise impair the service. If you ever get the chance, switch to FiOS right away.

more than 5 years ago
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Android Scans DVD Bar Codes, Downloads Movies

carterhawk001 Re:Err...uh...2 days, 6 hours, 23 minutes 38 secon (181 comments)

What's next? Video texting?

Been there. Done that, old man. We're now onto Googlefacevidtweettubing.

Everybody's doing it.

So you're saying you've Googlefacevidtubetwatted?

more than 5 years ago
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Valve Engineers Weed Out 'Lying' TF2 Game Servers

carterhawk001 Re:Gaming still posible! (97 comments)

That's assuming it forgets you were just on the server. If it assigns each steam id as being able to contribute a max of 45 points per server per week, or per server per day, etc, then that sort of trick wouldn't work.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown

carterhawk001 Re:Don't you believe it.... (294 comments)

Well, that's a bummer, but it wont shut down TPB, might even turn these guys into martyrs in the eyes of their peers...

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown

carterhawk001 Re:Don't you believe it.... (294 comments)

And what's the judge going to do if the bulk of the operation is outside his jurisdiction? Last I heard was that American banning online poker didn't also kill it in the UK.

more than 5 years ago
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Researchers Warn of Possible BitTorrent Meltdown

carterhawk001 Probably won't happen.... (294 comments)

As I recall, one of the guys running the site said they had made arrangements such that the actual hardware is no longer under their direct control, so even if they are all found guilty, it would be outside their ability to shut it down, even if ordered to do so by a court.

more than 5 years ago
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Stanford's Quantum Hologram Sets Storage Record

carterhawk001 Yes but... (210 comments)

How many gigaquads does this translate to?

more than 5 years ago
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UK Police To Step Up Hacking of Home PCs

carterhawk001 Re:Is this....legal? (595 comments)

Actually the kitchen knife ban is just a ploy by the restaurant lobby to increase profits!

more than 5 years ago
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Warner Music Pushing Music Tax For Universities

carterhawk001 Where do I sign up? (375 comments)

I would be willing to pay a monthly "download insurance" fee in exchange for immunity from prosecution for downloading to my heart's content. Music, Movies, Games, Software, set up a separate fund for each and let folks opt-in.

more than 5 years ago
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Electron Strobe Makes Movies of Atoms

carterhawk001 Not having an experience with this field.... (33 comments)

Can someone tell me what in these movies is actually an atom? I have no doubt the images are very important, but it'd be nice to know where the important bits are.

more than 5 years ago

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