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FBI Seized 144,000 Bitcoins ($28.5 Million) From Silk Road Bust

ddegirmenci Re:Seized? (162 comments)

They could buy shitloads of reddit gold.

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

ddegirmenci Re:Keyboard? (396 comments)

On the PC, you have options like the Logitech G13 for maximum customization. That might be overkill for some cases, yes, but it does offset the drawbacks of a standard keyboard whose purpose is to type in and navigate through text.

Also, I use a G700 mouse and it has enough keys for most games. Say, I can easily set one of the buttons to "End Turn" and never touch the keyboard. For Paradox games I set the forward-back buttons to speed control and the couple above them to Pause/Play and Esc (to close windows). I rarely ever touch any other key on the keyboard than Return. For DotA, I set one key to space (focus on hero), two for quick buy and "list buy" and one for "get courier". I only use the keyboard for skills and the occasional B (open store). Not enough buttons? There's the Razer Naga and its Hex version, but that's too much for my taste.

The keyword here is "option". For some reason I'm very bad at using my middle fingers (L2-R2 on PS) while concentrated on coordinating thumb and index fingers, so I'm never very proficient at FIFA. Yes, it's not a matter of life and death, but I'm sad that my lack of skill is due to a physical disagreement with the controller's shape. Oddly, I never have this problem with the mouse, even though it's the same fingers.

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

ddegirmenci Re:No PC yet (396 comments)

Of course you don't need to play a game. I'm just saying that the game does have a story, mostly as a reply to your "have fun enjoying the story in EU" (never meant to imply you aren't interested in history, sorry if I did. I was referring to the general audience there). I mostly enjoy the European history even though I'm no history geek, and I definitely enjoy it when it's packaged together with good gameplay.

Also that part about school doesn't really apply to me - might matter a lot when it comes to enjoying learning about it, I'm Turkish and my history classes sucked so bad. Full of nationalist, ancestor-glorifying piss.

As I said, I have nothing against the GTA part. I have to note though, IV was much worse compared to SA in terms of gameplay depth.

They're not a unit type, instead a national idea for Sweden (cavalry cost -some%). Although I guess that's pretty badass, they've blobbed Scandinavia and now roflstomping through Novgorod :) glad I'm the Netherlands in this one.

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

ddegirmenci Re:No PC yet (396 comments)

go ahead and play Oblivion & Skyrim alongside CK2

Meant to write Morrowind & Skyrim of course, sorry. But I'm amazed at how many mistakes I made anyway, I guess I lost it at the mention of EU :P

about a year ago
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GTA V Makes $800 Million In 24 Hours

ddegirmenci Re:No PC yet (396 comments)

Not that I disagree with you - the comparison is definitely invalid, but I found that I can actually enjoy the story in EU by having Wikipedia handy and reading about thousands of different events in the history of Europe and the world in general (and Crusader Kings is even better at this). This comes from a person who has repeatedly failed history classes in his past.

History has no plot holes that are easily realized to much disappointment, only some unknowns and Paradox is a master at imagining them at a very entertaining/awesome (as in awe-inspiring) way. Every now and then I find some event that wasn't represented very well in the games but well, who cares? The story is out there if I want to read and learn about it, and the game is here for me to play the way I want it.

Go watch Vikings or Pillars of the Earth and then play CK2 and it's DLC The Old Gods. It has the best. story. ever. Hell, you have no interest in real history? Watch Game of Thrones and play it in CK2. Or go ahead and play Oblivion & Skyrim alongside CK2 with this mod.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation whatsoever with Paradox or the mods or that wiki. I'm just slightly(?) passionate about the games.

On a slightly related note, I've found EU4 to be incredibly shallow, almost arcade-ified compared to CK2 bar the trade system (haven't really mastered it yet, don't want to judge too early). I'm sad now :( but DLCs ahoy, I guess.

about a year ago
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Chinese DRAM Plant Fire Continues To Drive Up Memory Prices

ddegirmenci Re:How oddly reminiscent (112 comments)

I was actually referring to how stories of artificial price inflation began showing up some months after the said incident.

But I'll go by your logic now. It's electronics (and PC components), it's in the SE Asia region, it's an unforeseen incident causing a price hike. I see a 100% correlation here.

about a year ago
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Chinese DRAM Plant Fire Continues To Drive Up Memory Prices

ddegirmenci How oddly reminiscent (112 comments)

of the flood that hit a couple years ago, halting 70(?) percent of HDD production...

about a year ago
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FiOS User Finds Limit of 'Unlimited' Data Plan: 77 TB/Month

ddegirmenci Re:Sounds reasonable to me. (573 comments)

I don't think the ToS is against servers, it's simply against using that connection for business purposes. So if this particular dude wasn't making money off these servers (not as in bitcoin mining, as in selling server time/space & bandwidth), which he wasn't, there should be nothing against him running home servers to communicate with friends & family.

about a year ago
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Eric Schmidt: Regulate Civilian Drones Now

ddegirmenci Re:Google (420 comments)

And even now, he specifically distances himself from being in favor of privacy against government.

about a year and a half ago
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The End Is Nigh For the Linux Game Tome

ddegirmenci Re:Uh, (123 comments)

It is officially supported. There was even a week-long "Steam on Linux" sale on Linux games.

about a year and a half ago
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Electronics Arts CEO Ousted In Wake of SimCity Launch Disaster

ddegirmenci Re:Finally! (427 comments)

Probably paying the price by grabbing millions in various dismissal fees?

about a year and a half ago
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Mario Gets a Portal Gun In New Indie Game

ddegirmenci Re:How do you pronounce LÖVE (85 comments)

Is that "separate character" you mention not the same as the O with umlaut in German? It is pronounced exactly the same, at least in Turkish (don't know much about the Scandinavian languages).

more than 3 years ago
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Mozilla Firefox 6 Released Ahead of Schedule

ddegirmenci Re:Does Mozilla not read Slashdot? (415 comments)

Not everywhere. I don't know about Europe but the sibling poster has already mentioned banks in Asia using ActiveX and I can confirm the same thing in Turkey. Hell, my bank used to be OK with Chrome (which is no different to me from IE for most cases) until a year ago when they "updated" their online service. Now it only runs on IE.

more than 3 years ago
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Earth's Population To Hit 7 Billion This Year

ddegirmenci Re:Unsustainable growth (461 comments)

Well, I live in Turkey and we buy a liter of gasoline for $2.80 here (diesel is $2.30). Considering the minimum wage is around $500, I wouldn't call that cheap at all.

more than 3 years ago
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Thought-Provoking Gifts For Young Kids?

ddegirmenci Re:Lego (458 comments)

Lego never gets old... Just avoid the stupid "toy" Legos of the last few years - they leave nothing to the imagination. Another one to be considered: K'nex

more than 3 years ago
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No More Need To Reboot Fedora w/ Ksplice

ddegirmenci Re:Scary analogy (262 comments)

Assuming the analogy holds, the kernel being the engine of the car and the installed software being the components that make use of it, would it work backwards? i.e. if it is almost perfectly safe to install a piece of software to one's PC today and not reboot after doing so and before using the software (which it is), is it also safe to remove a component of the car that is not the engine (e.g. the steering wheel, the shift stick, the mirrors, the seats - it's even possible to include the driver and the passengers, considering that they make use of the car and indirectly of the engine to arrive at their destination) and replace it while driving down the highway?

more than 4 years ago

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