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Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With Titanfall

drsquare Re: Glorious PC Master Race (377 comments)

If you're moving your mouse with your wrist you're doing it wrong.

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

drsquare Re:Pay good money to get there, but be bad at it? (253 comments)

Levelling is so removed from raiding that they're basically two different games. You can level a warrior and a priest to level 90 without ever once having had to grab aggro or heal another player.

If anything, levelling might teach you things that don't work in a dungeon. A tank might run away from a boss when low on health because that's what he does when fighting mobs in a zone, he's not expecting a heal.

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

drsquare Re:Can't imagine many will see the point (253 comments)

If you've played WoW for any time, you'll know that the game only really "begins" once you hit the level cap.

So what you're saying is that the vast majority of WoW players have never actually played the game? They've only played the extended tutorial?

People think that raiding is the centre-point of the game because hardcore raiders make the most noise on Internet forums. The fact is, they had to introduce the random raid finder because Blizzard were putting all this effort into making all these raids and most players weren't seeing them because they weren't interested in raiding.

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

drsquare Re:Arg Pandas (253 comments)

Really? When WoW came out I remember everyone saying how easymode it was compared to existing MMOs. You didn't even lose all your gear when you died.

about a month and a half ago
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New DOOM Game Not Dead: Beta Comes With Wolfenstein Pre-Order

drsquare Re:I remember Doom 3. (108 comments)

Yeah cos when you play a game the last thing you want is to be able to see anything. Great design decision, on wonder id goes from strength to strength.

about 2 months ago
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Price of Amazon Prime May Jump To $119 a Year

drsquare Re:worth it to me, with the free shipping and vide (298 comments)

Since when do companies care whether their workers are happy or not? And what company has a mailroom nowadays? My company doesn't even have a reception, it was closed down to save money. If you had something delivered to the security lodge it would just get stolen, and you wouldn't be there to sign for it anyway.

In this jobs market employers don't have to do anything to attract workers.

about 2 months ago
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How would you use science to innovate upon sports?

drsquare Re:Eliminate blackouts (253 comments)

It's called streaming.

about 2 months ago
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Building a Better Bike Helmet Out of Paper

drsquare Re:Bike helmet? (317 comments)

If wearing a helmet makes any sense, why don't they wear them in Holland or Denmark?

about 3 months ago
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Utilities Fight Back Against Solar Energy

drsquare Re:There must be a very good reason... (579 comments)

There are only so many places you can do that, and they're mainly tapped, at least in the developed world.

about 4 months ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

drsquare Re:Hey Google and Apple! (653 comments)

That's the thing though, they don't spend their money. They live at Google, eat at Google, do their laundry at Google, do their shopping online at Google, go to the gym at Google, go for coffee at Google. These people are of no economic value to anywhere, all they do is force up property costs so people who actually spend money in the town can no longer afford to live there.

about 4 months ago
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Protesters Block Apple and Google Buses In California

drsquare Re:You miss the point. (653 comments)

Yeah, if the US were a third-world country, there'd be homeless people living in tent cities, and record numbers of people going to food banks because they can't afford to eat. Millions of people would have little to no access to healthcare. There'd be millions of disenfranchised minorities locked up under political laws whilst kids of the ruling clan can drink drive and run down a load of innocent people and get away with it because they're rich and well-connected. The rich would have to live in gated commuties with armed watchmen stalking and shooting any poor people who wandered past, such is the level of paranoia.

I don't know if you've ever been to the third world, but they have TVs and phones. They're more likely to have mobile phones than computers. It's not a luxury in this day and age, you're just one of those people trying to shame poor people for daring to complain about their lot. It's the right-wing custom to shut-down debate when anyone says anything they don't like. You can't complain about poverty and inequality because you don't live in a cave with only a candle and a raw carrot for dinner.

If the likes of Google have their way, SF will turn into Detroit, as the only people living there will be commuting 100 miles away. What do you think happens to all the restaurants, cafes, shops, entertainment venues in SF when the only people who can afford to live there spend their entire waking lives at a tech 'campus' where they eat all their meals, do their laundry, shop online, go to the gym etc?

about 4 months ago
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StarCraft II Gamer Receives US Pro-Athlete Visa

drsquare Re: Doritoes and Wheaties (114 comments)

The review mirror? What exactly is that?

about 4 months ago
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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

drsquare Re:Just imagine (845 comments)

Conversely, that also gives you the right to eat it in the restaurant, as that is implied in the transaction.

about 5 months ago
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EU Plastic Bag Debate Highlights a Wider Global Problem

drsquare Re:England (470 comments)

A quarter? It's a pound in the UK, that's like six quarters.

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: MMORPG Recommendations?

drsquare Re:I recommend non - MMO (555 comments)

Perhaps the fact that he needs to ask for recommendations for MMOs suggests that he's actually bored of the genre but wants people to convince him to keep playing them.

about 5 months ago
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Stephen Elop Would Pull a Nokia On Microsoft

drsquare Re: All in favor of Elop getting the job? (292 comments)

Way to link to an article with no text or evidence, just a headline. Way to prove your point. Also it's a Murdoch rag, way to be taken seriously.

about 5 months ago
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Stephen Elop Would Pull a Nokia On Microsoft

drsquare Re: All in favor of Elop getting the job? (292 comments)

That the Wii U is a flop is a matter of fact, not opinion. Just look at the sales figures, it's selling worse than the Gamecube.

about 5 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

drsquare Re:This is kind of like parenting... (376 comments)

Trans-fats are not used for flavour, they're used as a preservative. You honestly thought they were putting that shit in for your benefit? Could you tell the difference in a blind test?

about 5 months ago
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WRT trans fats, the FDA should ...

drsquare Re:Law of Unintended Consequences (376 comments)

Or you could ban trans-fats and TBHQ. No, they don't have to replace it with something else. They could just not stuff food with artificial substances. People would just have to eat real food like we did up until a few decades ago.

"Oh but personal freedom". Sorry but corporations don't have freedom, they're given all sorts of priveleges by the government, and the government can tell them what to do. Those corporations aren't putting that shit in for your benefit, this has nothing to do with civil liberties so you can drop that libertarian bullshit.

How can anyone possibly need artificial trans-fats? Is there some personal health issue which requires these modern substances which we managed without for thousands of years? If so, they can get it on prescription.

about 5 months ago
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Why There Shouldn't Be a Chess World Champion

drsquare Re:Boxing? (284 comments)

You mean have half a dozen champions, with each champion picking and choosing his matches, and champions giving up titles if they challenger isn't worth playing?

Or do you mean having results subjectively decided by judges?

about 5 months ago

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