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What Was the Greatest Age For Indie Games?

deergomoo Re:Skipped over the mod scene (92 comments)

Makes you wonder if that would still have been the case were Valve not around.

about 4 months ago
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Firefox OS Smartphones Launching, But Will Anyone Buy One?

deergomoo Re: I really like Mozilla but (127 comments)

I was just thinking that. Not only will these phones be sluggish because they're targeting the low end, but they're not running native code either. Ever likely it's described as laggy.

about a year ago
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Don't Panic, But We've Passed Peak Apple (and Google, and Facebook)

deergomoo Re:Facebook, google invented little (307 comments)

Very true, but what has Apple invented? A serious question. I can't think of anything, but I may easily have overlooked something (that and I'm not in the mood to be flamed by iFanBois). Apple's strength is industrial design and image.

Apple don't invent. They refine, if you will. I think it's fair to say that they made some of the first desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets that a wide range of people from the average Joe to professionals would want to use, and that is an impressive feat. But to say they invented any of the products they sell wouldn't really be true.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Files Dispute Against Current Owner of XboxOne.com

deergomoo Re: Ask any McDonald about mcdonalds.com domain (381 comments)

If you reboot a series then suddenly people seem more forgiving when you continue to release sequels every 18 months.

about a year ago
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Head-mounted displays / sensors like Google Glass are:

deergomoo Just plain (321 comments)

Uninteresting.

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

deergomoo Re:See less and Less itunes (184 comments)

...Then you must be in an Apple store. 80% of the world use Android phones for their MP3 needs, and with Apples market share, also went its store.

Yes, it's certainly not like like the iTunes Store is the single most popular music store worldwide or anything..

about a year ago
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iTunes Store Turns 10

deergomoo Re: Lock in Tactics? (184 comments)

I don't know why you've been downmodded despite the fact that you are telling the absolute truth. Maybe it's because your opinion isn't 'hurr durr Apple is satan', which doesn't fly with /.ers. Regardless, you are correct, Apple gains little from DRM and never wanted it. I wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason why they never made any effort to hide the fact that if you really wanted DRM free tracks, you could burn it to a CD (or virtual CD), then rip it again. Yeah it's a PITA, but them's (were) the rules if you want(ed) to play ball with the music industry.

about a year ago
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Did Steve Jobs Pick the Wrong Tablet Size?

deergomoo Does it matter? (433 comments)

Now there's two iPad sizes. And lots of sizes for Android tablets. A fair amount of choice for Win 8 too. Everyone's happy!

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is the Bar Being Lowered At Universities?

deergomoo Re:US University Education shocked me... (605 comments)

I do Computer Science at Warwick (my insurance choice was Manchester) and it's exactly the same. Quality of teaching is awful. But then you get people saying 'well you aren't supposed to be taught, you're supposed to be learning yourself', to which I reply 'well what the fuck am I paying for then?'.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Software Coming To Android Via Wine

deergomoo Re:But can it run Crysis? (107 comments)

I reckon I'll use it to run Notepad, so I can take notes on my phone, and Solitaire, so I can play games when I'm out.

I can't tell if you're joking.

about a year and a half ago
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Windows Software Coming To Android Via Wine

deergomoo Re:TL;DR (107 comments)

The Nexus 10 has a 2560x1600 screen.

about a year and a half ago
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"Jedi" Religion Most Popular Alternative Faith In England

deergomoo Actually... (262 comments)

This is slightly problematic. Most people who put Jedi are likely non-religious and taking the piss, but the government considers anyone who doesn't put either non-religious or chooses not to answer to be religious, increasing funding for things like faith schools, which many non-religious people are opposed to. That said. 170k people out of 60m doesn't make a massive difference, and I got a chuckle out of it.

about 2 years ago
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Mozilla Makes Prototype of Firefox OS Available

deergomoo Re:What Is To Be Gained? (101 comments)

I agree, just look at the ecosystem related issues Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT have when compared to iOS or Android. Large organisations like Netflix target as many platforms as possible to cover all bases, but smaller outfits with limited funds are much more inclined to go where the users are.

about 2 years ago
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Yahoo Will Ignore IE 10's "Do Not Track"

deergomoo Re:Shocking (360 comments)

Am I in the minority by really not giving a shit about being tracked? It's not personally identifying and I'd rather be shown ads that are relevant than something I have no interest in. For example, a few weeks ago Slashdot were running Nexus 7 adverts. First ad I've clicked in 10 years or so.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Flaw

deergomoo Re:So the build it cheap and say sorry later (472 comments)

Don't worry, people like that just live in a magical world where R&D is free and people aren't paid wages. It's doubly bullshit when people are whinging about the iPhone because it's priced pretty much exactly the same as every other high end smartphone out there.

about 2 years ago
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Firefox 15 Released: Silent Updates, Compressed Textures, Add-on Memory Leak Fix

deergomoo Re:SILENT updates? (393 comments)

Automatic updates are only bad in corporations, where it matters much more if something goes even slightly wrong. They are a brilliant idea for home use, given that your average user cannot be counted on to update anything at all.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is the Rise of Skeuomorphic User Interfaces a Problem?

deergomoo Honestly (311 comments)

I don't think it's too much of an issue from what I've seen. Apple definitely do it the most, but it's in programs like Calendar, Contacts, and Reminders, which perform limited functions and don't require complex user interfaces. Prettying them up a bit doesn't detract from usability. If you were to say, add a traditional paint pallete to Photoshop, that would be a different matter.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is the Rise of Skeuomorphic User Interfaces a Problem?

deergomoo Re:Bad Design (311 comments)

Not really, there's only two iOS devices if you don't consider each revision a separate product.

about 2 years ago

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