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Racing To Contain Ebola

dougisfunny Re:Africa, eh? (112 comments)

That's where the ancestors of everyone hail from.

about a week ago
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Facebook Buying Oculus VR For $2 Billion

dougisfunny Re: Farmville! (535 comments)

Yes: Van Eck Phreaking

about three weeks ago
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How Tutankhamun's DNA Became a Battleground

dougisfunny Re:tl;dr (89 comments)

Jaffa were genetically altered humans made to have pouches to incubate baby Goa'uld. Straight up humans are required to actually 'host' a Goa'uld, and human babies born to Goa'uld hosts share some of the genetic memory of the Goa'uld parents if the implication was that Mitt Romney was evil due to sharing the Goa'uld DNA, then no it wouldn't be Jaffa.

about a month ago
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Blizzard To Sell Level 90 WoW Characters For $60

dougisfunny Re:Value (253 comments)

There really isn't a difference based on race, any given zone is the pretty much same for a Charr as it is for an Asura etc. Also of note, after level 30 things converge, and all 5 of your characters would be going through one of three options for Vigil, Whispers or Priory. And then after that, those funnel into the Pact.
That said, completing, even if not in their entirety the starter zones for other races is a good/easy way to level, as the XP scales with you, and it's a good way to get skill points while starting.
But for the record, doing multiple characters like that isn't always the best way to get a feel for a character, as a number of them you don't even really get a feel for until after level 40 when you unlock the second tier of traits. I found doing one at a time works better for me, then when you do go back to the newb zones, it will have been long enough ago that repeating it isn't as bad either.

about 2 months ago
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Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

dougisfunny Re:Frog is boiling.... (500 comments)

Whatever they 'find' in the house.

about 2 months ago
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Gabe Newell Responds: Yes, We're Looking For Cheaters Via DNS

dougisfunny Re:Still abusive (511 comments)

Then VAC won't be running.

about 2 months ago
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Marc Andreessen On Why Bitcoin Matters (And A Critique)

dougisfunny Re:The Problem (332 comments)

Yes, infinity is always shrinking, but luckily there is still plenty of infinity left. You just keep dividing the remaining bit coin values, which now have more value themselves, and whatever of those that get lost in the future are smaller than the 1 you lost earlier. That's the beauty of infinity.

about 3 months ago
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Hacker Took Over BBC Server, Tried To Sell Access On Christmas Day

dougisfunny Re:It would work (41 comments)

Well a children's bedtime story should have slapstick shouldn't it?

about 4 months ago
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A Flood of Fawning Reviews For Apple's Latest

dougisfunny Will it blend? (501 comments)

But the question we all want to know the answer to is: will it blend?

about 4 months ago
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Text Analyzer Reveals Emotional 'Temperature' of Novels and Fairy Tales

dougisfunny Re:The "eight fundamental emotions" (65 comments)

That is a rather limited way to look at satisfaction. Relief, catharsis, vengeance, schadenfreude, comeuppance to name a few could all be descriptive of something satisfactory, but might not cross over into joy so much.

about 7 months ago
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Boston Marathon Bomber Charged With Using 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

dougisfunny Re:Retroactive Evidence ;) (533 comments)

Well, a 50 cal bullet is a WMD then.

about 10 months ago
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Boston Marathon Bomber Charged With Using 'Weapon of Mass Destruction'

dougisfunny Re:Retroactive Evidence ;) (533 comments)

How much payload is there in a bullet?

about 10 months ago
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Foxconn Betting Big On Firefox OS

dougisfunny Re:FireFoxconn (94 comments)

The sound of someone trying out the nets?

about 10 months ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

dougisfunny Re:Duh, they are a publisher (463 comments)

Actually, there is unintentional first degree murder. Bob and Joe decide to hold up a bank but no one gets hurt. Bob, unbeknownst to Joe, is actually planning on using the gun he brought to kill the bank manager because he is dating Bob's ex. Joe knew about the gun, was part of the bank robbery, and being part of the plot to rob the bank is now culpable for the murder.

about 10 months ago
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Prosecutors Push For Anti-Phone-Theft Kill Switches

dougisfunny Re:What a great idea! (257 comments)

That would stop you from talking on the phone during the incident, not stop you from recording with the phone, and people are wont to do since they have a convenient camera. Or as the other poster suggested VOIP over WIFI.

about 10 months ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

dougisfunny Re:Duh, they are a publisher (463 comments)

Sorry, I guess I should have used the 'unintentional' qualifier. They unintentionally pulled a bait and switch by making promises they couldn't keep.

about 10 months ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

dougisfunny Re:Duh, they are a publisher (463 comments)

So Sony didn't sell a system for running various media and then later stop allowing those media types from working? I completely understand it wasn't the plan out of the gate. But they sold a general purpose computer with special hardware to allow it to play games and blurays nicely, then they specifically went out of their way to make them not work anymore. How is that not a bait and switch? Because they didn't plan to do it ahead of time?

about 10 months ago
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MS To Indie Devs: You Have a To Have a Publisher

dougisfunny Re:Duh, they are a publisher (463 comments)

Here is a product that does X, Y, and Z*.

Disclaimer: We are selling it as X, Y and Z in perpetuity, but in a few years it's going to be only X and Y, and then just X a few years after that. Or X and Z. And eventually X* (because some of X won't be compatible without Y) and Z.

So, not lying, just bait and switch?

about 10 months ago
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Prosecutors Push For Anti-Phone-Theft Kill Switches

dougisfunny Re:What a great idea! (257 comments)

And if you and everyone else in a certain radius say a block or two had their phones killed, what would you think? Possibly that the government wants to hide activity or prevent any collateral damage from being able to get word out who it was that came in the black helicopters? Nah, it would probably just be some hacker.

about 10 months ago

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Wii System Menu 4.0 Released

dougisfunny dougisfunny writes  |  about 5 years ago

dougisfunny (1200171) writes "The Wii System Menu 4.0 has been released. It adds a number of features that people have been waiting for, the ability to use SDHC cards, as well as the ability to download and play things directly off of the SD/SDHC card rather than the internal memory. This was announced at GDC09 by Nintendo's President Saturo Iwata in his keynote. More information can be found at Nintendo's website http://www.nintendo.com/wii/menuupdate"
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