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FBI Releases Document Confirming Roswell UFO

djdevon3 Re:Last words... (481 comments)

So does Cathy... don't you people watch The Big Bang Theory?

more than 3 years ago

US Military Deploys Personal Gunshot Detectors

djdevon3 Re:Truth copies fiction (257 comments)

+1 for Marathon reference.

more than 3 years ago

NASA Worker Falls To His Death On Launch Pad

djdevon3 Re:Well... (202 comments)

It's not possible even if he dove like a peregrine falcon. For arguments sake let us assume he did not. He would need about a 1000ft in normal posture to achieve terminal velocity. In any event he likely died upon impact.

more than 3 years ago

Budget Triple-Screen Gaming

djdevon3 just awful (133 comments)

What a waste of good internet space. Is this the awesome new low /. has to stoop to in order to find new material to publish?

more than 3 years ago

US Dept. of Justice, ICE Still Seizing Domains

djdevon3 Seriously asshole (252 comments)

Seriously? You really had to post that link. What a dick. GTFO.

more than 3 years ago

Geek Culture Will Never Die...or Be Popular

djdevon3 Re:The circle of geekdom (320 comments)

I was lead to believe it was something completely new. Having never used Chrome because I'm anti-Google at this point and having read the description of the job posting again yeah it could be ChromeOS. :(

more than 3 years ago

Geek Culture Will Never Die...or Be Popular

djdevon3 Re:The circle of geekdom (320 comments)

I completely agree. It's because we are all hooked into outlets that allow us to stay ahead of the news. It's just one of those things that we do well because we are passionate about tech and science. It's not necessarily that they are behind it's just that we are ahead.

Here's a good tip to stay years ahead of the game. Every once in a while check out tech companies career pages to see what they are hiring for. I could have told you that Logitech would be coming out with Blutooth and wireless gaming headsets years ago because they were specifically looking for engineers with blutooth and wireless experience. Most companies unknowingly give away what projects they will be working on by requiring specific qualifications in a resume. Right now Google is hiring developers for a new web based operating system. That's just one example of why we are way ahead of the mainstream.

more than 3 years ago

SourceForge Down After Attack [Updated]

djdevon3 Re:It backfired (143 comments)

Yeah someone really didn't like the new design. Took them a couple days to get in. I'll bet that's what this is about... seriously.

more than 3 years ago

Loophole Means Unlimited Data For AT&T iPhone

djdevon3 Pathetic Ruse (121 comments)

AT&T I see your ruse and raise you a unicorn.

more than 3 years ago

Xbox Live Labels Autistic Boy "Cheater"

djdevon3 You're all reading it wrong... (613 comments)

"Jennifer Zdenek, the mother of an 11-year-old boy who lives with autism," The mother has autism not the boy... which explains a lot. :P

more than 3 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

djdevon3 Sacrifices content and performance for aesthetics (2254 comments)

I like the new design very much. The only thing I don't like is a majority of the comments are collapsed. One of the best parts about /. is reading all of the intelligent and witty comments. The real value in this site is the intellectual level of it's patrons, seriously. I like reading what everyone thinks about DOCSIS, network administration, etc... This site isn't for everyday people, it's for geeks, and as such I want to see things from a variety of viewpoints. The new design takes up too much of my time to really enjoy others opinions. Because of whatever changes were made (I could find out but don't care to) the site is actually much slower loading for me.

To summarize: It's slower and harder to use but looks better. Sacrificing content and performance for aesthetics... doesn't take a genius to see how this will affect the daily visitors.

more than 3 years ago

UK ID Card Scheme Data Deleted For £400K

djdevon3 Coalition Government? (149 comments)

What they call coalition government we call bipartisanship, right?

more than 3 years ago

Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

djdevon3 Naming Your Son Dev (525 comments)

Easy, name him Devone = Dev1

more than 3 years ago

Why Creators Should Never Read Their Forums

djdevon3 This article makes no sense (221 comments)

If you don't listen to customers who purchase your product that's a recipe for a short business venture. If you don't want to visit your own forums then DON'T HAVE ONE. If you want people to have a place on the web to discuss your ideas, creativity, products, etc... then a fan will create one if your product is good enough. Game developers should have blogs if they don't want to interact with their users. Fan sites go a very long way towards retaining brand loyalty. If you don't listen to your biggest fans then you'll lose them and all the loyalty they've worked hard to create FOR YOU. Which in that case, would make you an unappreciative a**hole. People don't have to buy your product or reiterations of it. If you take your users for granted you'll lose them and your business.

more than 3 years ago

The Best Case Mods From 2010

djdevon3 I agree (82 comments)

Couldn't agree with you more. 100% well said.

more than 3 years ago

Why Anonymous Can't Take Down

djdevon3 Re:FFS (392 comments)

Holy crap, I'm surprised that many people whiffed at an excellent ABBA segway. How can you people not know ABBA? Go out and listen to ABBA's Gold album right now... especially the song Waterloo which 99% of you obviously haven't heard. And another thing, listen to it in the Swedish translation as a penalty for your original ignorance. :) Mention Dr. Who or Star Wars and everyone is on board. Mention ABBA and everyone crooks their head to the left.

more than 3 years ago

Navy Tests Mach 8 Electromagnetic Railgun

djdevon3 More like 50 miles right? (440 comments)

lol even 50 yards would be ridiculous.

more than 3 years ago



Steam Survery Says: Gamers Using Wrong Resolution

djdevon3 djdevon3 writes  |  about 4 years ago

djdevon3 (947872) writes "According to Steam's Hardware Survey of July 2010 a majority of gamers are now playing with 5:4 resolutions instead of 4:3. The most popular resolution used by gamers right now is 1280x1024. Obviously gamers are intending to use 4:3 resolutions but choosing the wrong one... in mass. What would attribute to such widespread misconfiguration of graphics card resolutions? The most likely culprit; gamers were used to 1024x768 as we all were. 1024 sticks in the mind so it's quite easy to understand why someone would choose the incorrect 5:4 resolution especially since there is only a subtle variation of size and text distortion.

So what is the correct resolution for 4:3?
It's actually 1280x960. There is obviously a large lack of education about the correct resolution for 1280, 4:3 users. If we are going to leave 1024 behind it's time to tell your friends and make sure everyone is on the same page especially if they are a gamer. It's almost embarrassing to see such a large technologically driven demographic using technology incorrectly. Gamers are supposed to be on the leading edge of technology (minus porn industry supposedly). See the results for yourself and have a good laugh.

Original Article:"

Optimal Key Mapping for FPS Gaming

djdevon3 djdevon3 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Devil writes "Here is a useful article about optimizing weapon and movement keys for First Person Shooters. It goes into technical details about why certain keys are better than others.

"I grew tired of getting into conversations with players that were new to FPS gaming and wanted to know what were the best key binds to use. Not because I hated the question but because the answer can be complicated due to a variety of dynamic factors. I needed a way to actually show them how they should decide for themselves what to map and more specifically why. The question comes up so frequently that it's one that must be added to our Wiki. If nothing else it will serve as a reference to point fellow gamers in the right direction. "

If you are an FPS gamer it's worth at least reading over once. There is something for all FPS gamers of all skill levels in there."

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