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To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

clickety6 Re:Why Steam? Why? (158 comments)

If you can afford to sell a game developed in America to Russians at a high enough price to make a profit, then you can sell the same game at the same price outside Russia and make the same profit. Or will the games companies sell at a loss to Russia, essentially meaning that non-Russians have to subsidize Russian sales?

4 days ago
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Denmark Makes Claim To North Pole, Based On Undersea Geography

clickety6 That much oil... (189 comments)

...could easily lead to a doubling in size of Denmark's Lego stockpiles...

about a week ago
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Sony Pictures Computer Sytems Shut Down After Ransomware Hack

clickety6 Re:Dear Sony, I am delighted! (155 comments)

Not bad bringing up something that happened in 2005 with the scandal having impact to 2007.

I'd have thought that 10 years would have been quite long enough for Sony to have gotten around to saying sorry. I guess it must have slipped their minds...

about a month ago
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Attack of the One-Letter Programming Languages

clickety6 Personally (127 comments)

Hah! Still stcuk using one letter lanaguages, hey?
Personally, I use (unpronounceable squiggly symbol) - the price of programming languages. Pain in the arse to google though.

about a month ago
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US Gov't Seeks To Keep Megaupload Assets Because Kim Dotcom Is a Fugitive

clickety6 I wonder? (173 comments)

I wonder how many pairs of jackboots they can buy for $67 million ?

about a month ago
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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77

clickety6 Re:Creato? (186 comments)

It's all down to the fact that timothy can't tell his R's from his elbow.

about a month ago
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Scotland Builds Power Farms of the Future Under the Sea

clickety6 Re:I'm skpetical (216 comments)

Are you sure it wasn't "Scotch and water don't mix"?

about a month and a half ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

clickety6 Re:Camps mixed up (739 comments)

Donating is not the same as paying taxes...

about 2 months ago
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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

clickety6 Re:What does Bennett Haselton have to say? (77 comments)

Bennett Haselton had another submission on Slashdot.

You'll be blown away by what happened next!

about 2 months ago
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U.K. Supermarkets Beta Test Full-Body 3D Scanners For Selfie Figurines

clickety6 Model size (165 comments)

Presumably the taller models costs more due to the extra material involved. Shouldn't the price also therefore be varied by waste size? A 6 inch figure of a super model will use a lot less plastic than a 6 inch figurine of my manly figure.

about 2 months ago
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Warner Brothers Announces 10 New DC Comics Movies

clickety6 Re:I don't get it... (187 comments)

The people that go to them don't expect much and hence are rarely disappointed Tell that to the people who bought tickets for "Howard the Duck".

about 2 months ago
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Torvalds: I Made Community-Building Mistakes With Linux

clickety6 Re:I'm not convinced (387 comments)

"Go fuck yourself", he hinted.

about 2 months ago
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Ebola Vaccine Trials Forcing Tough Choices

clickety6 I'm not worried... (178 comments)

... I still have my stockpile of Tamiflu from the last viral epidemic.

about 2 months ago
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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons

clickety6 Unintended symbolism? (92 comments)

Who could miss the symbolism of 10,000 pigeons shitting on the citizens gathered in the square.

about 3 months ago
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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film

clickety6 This is Tricia Takanawa .... (137 comments)

This is Tricia Takanawa reporting from the opening night of "Tetris:The Movie". I am standing outside the cinema and there are lines and lines of people waiting to get in... Oh, wait, They all disappeared."

about 3 months ago
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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time

clickety6 In other news... (269 comments)

Microsoft found that the J, K, W, X and Y keys were rarely utilised by Italian users and so has replaced those characters in the Italian version of the operating system with Unicode characters representing hand gestures. The Italian keyboards are also more compact. "It really wasn't worth supporting them when they are only used 0.1% of the time", said a Microsoft spokesperson.

about 3 months ago
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Amputee Is German Long Jump Champion

clickety6 Size of the foot (175 comments)

Does the surface contract point of the prosthetic also mean that he can jump from closer to the line than somebody with a normal footprint?

about 5 months ago
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Western US States Using Up Ground Water At an Alarming Rate

clickety6 Can't understand it (377 comments)

Where is all that water going?

www.golfarizona.com/courses/

"Few would dispute that Arizona, with golf-rich cities such as Scottsdale and Phoenix is one of the world's premier golf destinations. Arizona's golf courses are as diverse and spectacular as its landscape. Across the state there are more than 300 courses, From traditional links-style layouts to target courses, Arizona possesses an obscene number of courses to challenge your skills and provide you with some unbeatable vacation leisure."

;-)

about 5 months ago
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The Psychology of Phishing

clickety6 Re:well (128 comments)

They register domains similar enough to the company and often related (support-raytheon for example) so that even people that look for questionable URLs can be fooled.

It doesn't help that legitimate companies that should know better do the same. I recently got a survey from PayPal, but rathet than going through their verified site at www.paypal.com, the links in the email directed only to www.paypal-survey.com. It looked like a classic phishing scam but was apparently a legitimate survey request.

about 5 months ago

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Colfer asked to write a sixth HHGTTG Book

clickety6 clickety6 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

clickety6 writes "According to this this article in the Guardian, Eoin Colfer, the Irish author of a number of books including the popular children's book series "Artemis Fowl", has been directly approached by Douglas Adam's widow, Jane Belson, to write a sixth book to continue the (even more) increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy."
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