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Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?

dsvick Re:Yes, They Can (277 comments)

I'd have to agree. Regardless of what they do in the console realm, their handhelds will be going strong for at least the near future.

When we decide that our son deserves a reward or we want to just surprise him with a new game, a $30 3DS game is much easier on the wallet than a $60 console game. The same logic applies to when he wants to spend money he has saved up, he can get usually afford a new 3DS game, or even two used ones, but almost never can he get a new console game.

about a year ago

First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike On Earth

dsvick Re: unless (68 comments)

Good point, but maybe they don't know the difference either

about a year ago

First Evidence Found of a Comet Strike On Earth

dsvick unless (68 comments)

Maybe they mean "impact" as in had an effect on. I'm pretty it is just bad writing though ... just trying to give them an out ...

about a year ago

Asian Giant Hornets Kill 42 People In China, Injure Over 1,500

dsvick Oblig Monty Python (274 comments)

Ok, we build this giant wooden badger ...

about a year ago

NASA Data Suggests Solar Magnetic Field About To Flip

dsvick Re:Thanks for including the "but it's normal" note (127 comments)

What makes you think they'll let a little fact like that get in the way of their doomsaying? I'm sure they'll be able to come up with something:
This one happened faster than previous ones
This one was slower than others
This one was stronger
It was weaker
It's going to happen over the holidays so it has biblical implications
When combined with global warming it will cause untold catastrophes

about a year ago

NASA Data Suggests Solar Magnetic Field About To Flip

dsvick Re:Oh no (127 comments)

No, no, you just have to hang them on the back of the fridge. They'll be a bit hard to get to there but, just think, 11 years from now when you switch them back, you'll have all sorts of rediscovered recipes to try.

about a year ago

PC Sales See 'Longest Decline' In History

dsvick Re:PCs are not going to die. (385 comments)

Really? Let me know if you still think that after you've been waving your arms in the air in front of your monitor for about 10 minutes.

about a year ago

Things That Scare the Bejeezus Out of Programmers

dsvick "We've always done it this way" (641 comments)

My biggest fear is being told to do it a certain way because that's the way it was always done.

Which is right there with the "If it isn't broke don't fix it" philosophy

about a year ago

Can Microsoft Survive If Windows Doesn't Dominate?

dsvick Other OS devices aren't relevant (497 comments)

Can we mod the OP as a troll?

Saying that the market share of windows is declining while increasing the size of the market with devices that widows was a never a factor on is misleading and manipulative.
I'm by no means an MS evangelist or anything but the argument in the OP is sort of like saying that Ford is losing market a share when you include lawn mowers and tractors into the market. They simply aren't relevant, when windows begins to lose market share in the PC market at the rate described above, then you can pose the question. Until then it just sounds like you're trying to start a fight.

about a year ago

Pitcher-Turned-Law Student On Cheating In Baseball

dsvick Re:Money (276 comments)

... there will always be talented people willing to do whatever they have to in order to stay competitive and even excel.

If they have to go to those lengths, they're not that talented

about a year ago

Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

dsvick Re:Greed. (379 comments)

No. They'll have to maintain the $60 model, for xbox games at least, since they will be selling so many fewer of them after this.

about a year ago

Xbox One Used Game Policy Leaks: Publishers Get a Cut of Sale

dsvick Re:RENTING?!?!?! (379 comments)

I was just wondering the same thing. I won't buy most games unless I can rent them first and try them.

So, MS is saying you have to just buy the game, no more trying it out first. Oh, and you have to buy it at pretty close to retail price too, even if it is used. You can't borrow one from a friend to try it out (my son does that all the time and we go buy the ones he likes). You can't take them to someone else's house for a game night.
I guess I wont be getting an xbox 1

about a year ago

Bill Gates Opens Up About Steve Jobs

dsvick Re:must... protect.... god... (294 comments)

According to, you're ok with smitten. However you should probably be a bit more specific about which definition you mean. One would be rather amusing to see, the other sort of disgusting in a beastial sort of way

And, I'm not sure the llamas would appreciate either

about a year ago

Speeding Object Makes Small Hole In the ISS Solar Array

dsvick Re:Any way to see them coming? (119 comments)

Especially solar cells that keep getting holes punched in them ... sorry, had to ...

about a year ago

Kenya Police: Our Fake Bomb Detectors Are Real

dsvick How's that working for you? (151 comments)

To regularly spam the people you want to get to donate money to you.

about a year ago

Moore's Law and the Origin of Life

dsvick Re:Looks like creationism... (272 comments)

Still no literal "bearded man in the sky"-style deity though.

What!? No beard? All those pictures and statues and stuff are wrong?

about a year and a half ago

DARPA Develops Non-GPS Navigation Chip

dsvick Re:Bullet with GPS? (84 comments)

I say bullets and grenades, because why else would you care to track indoors

Because the days of pitched battles across huge areas are falling behind. The modern battle field is getting more and more urban (that would be indoors), and where it isn't urban, it is often underground or inside caves

... now we'll have crazy smart bullets to take care of the terrorists, that's right, the terrorists in their caves ... They really don't like having to give orders to actual people, do they, knowing that people may not always take the orders if they disagree with them.

Actually, the point of doing this would be to save American lives and not needlessly endanger them. I'm sure they aren't very worried about people disobeying orders

about a year and a half ago

Fairy Penguins Send First Email

dsvick Obligatory... (68 comments)

I, for one, welcome our internet connected, email sending, fairly penguin overlords.

about a year and a half ago

Major Find By Japanese Scientists May Threaten Chinese Rare Earth Hegemony

dsvick Re:Herm... (189 comments)

Having lots of people means nothing if you can't get them there. The Chinese navy is pretty much none existent, at least as far as what they would need to mount any sort of invasion of Taiwan or Japan. Even a very small US Naval force would be sufficient to prevent them from having any sort of success.

Korea would be the only one they could have a chance of doing anything with. And even then I'm sure North Korea would have a thing or two to say about it.

about a year and a half ago



dsvick dsvick writes  |  more than 7 years ago

dsvick writes "Just because you give reputable merchant your credit card doesn't mean that they will not do something completely stupid with it. Here is the original post with a follow up and some commentary by McAfee. It would seem like the moral of the story is to make sure you know what someone is doing with your personal information despite what your assumptions are."


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