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Why 'Gaming' Chips Are Moving Into the Server Room

dushkin How about other rooms? (137 comments)

I for one wouldn't mind gaming chips moving to the bedroom, if you know what I mean.

more than 4 years ago

MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks

dushkin At first I raged a little (1217 comments)

But then I realized that many schools, universities and workplaces around the world have Windows-only software that requires you to buy a >$100 USD Windows license which goes to Microsoft and only to them.

Same crap.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Patents "Fonts With Feelings"

dushkin MS, implement this! (150 comments)

It sounds like a crap idea, so please - implement this, and I hope you lose a lot of money.

Clippy 2.0.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

dushkin Love is like Starcraft (471 comments)

I really like watching commentaries on SC games. I started watching them a few weeks ago and I'm HOOKED.

Now I'm not a great RTS player. And I've never enjoyed watching sports on TV - basketball, football (English or otherwise) or even the way overhyped olympics - I just never cared.

But Starcraft is something I can somehow relate to. Especially Starcraft 2. myself, not being a good player, I see all sorts of strange tricks I wouldn't have seen otherwise.

Micromanagement tipping the results of battles in ways I wouldn't have even imagined. All kinds of strange tricks involved - it's mind-blowing sometimes, and really... really exciting.

The other thing is the commentators are very useful. They call out the strategy, which really helped a not-so-good player like me. you get some insight into their thought processes.

I knew Koreans were into Starcraft, but I didn't know they were THAT into it. I feel kinda sad now. As I see it, it doesn't matter who wins at Starcraft, I just like watching the game and could never imagine placing bets on it.

more than 4 years ago

StarCraft Cheating Scandal Rocks Korea

dushkin Re:A-list? What? (471 comments)

Leaked sex tapes by spurned beaus?

Sex? This is Starcraft we're talking about.

more than 4 years ago

Game Devs On the Future of PC Gaming

dushkin Sell me a product I like (375 comments)

I play the occasional game here and there. I stole a few, sure.

But for instance I just bought the Orange Box two weeks ago and I'm not regretting it one bit. I bought Torchlight because it's some of the most fun you can have for $5 (steam sale). I'm going to buy SC2 because it's going to be an awesome game, etc.

I like buying good stuff, or "ok" stuff for a good price. I don't however like the idea of paying $50 for a shit game. (Looking at you, 90% of the market)

more than 4 years ago

Memory Management Technique Speeds Apps By 20%

dushkin My technique: (252 comments)

I have a wonderful memory management technique to speed up apps by 20%:


more than 4 years ago

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 — Gaming On Six Panels

dushkin Seems strange (111 comments)

I have two screens. I like it. I play the occasional game. When I play a game, I look at one screen. It's a shooter. It has my target right in the middle. I want to be able to glance at the screen and see EVERYTHING.

The bezel just means there's this clear border - "this is screen 1, this is screen 2" and makes it hard for me to imagine anything else.

The other thing. Why not get 3 screens? That way you get a clear middle and then two more screens you can do stuff on.

more than 4 years ago

Germany Warns Against Using Firefox

dushkin German government warns: (509 comments)

* against the use of Opera!
* against the use of Chrome!
* against the use of internets!

more than 4 years ago

5 Reasons Tablets Suck, and You Won't Buy One

dushkin Re:Battery life (553 comments)

What about navi?

Uhm, Nav'i don't use computers. They dance around trees and unobtainium and stuff instead.

more than 3 years ago

Disgruntled Ex-Employee Remotely Disables 100 Cars

dushkin I could probably cause some damage too (384 comments)

I could export huge databases of all the prices, clients, profits, documents, deals etc. of my company. They don't really put limits on that somehow.

Moreover just today the admin told me his password when I asked him to help me out with some permission issue...


Too bad I'm an honest individual :( (mostly)

more than 4 years ago

In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

dushkin Re:Yum Yum (582 comments)

I actually had butter (not margarine) and salami in my sandwich once and nobody cared. I also had pork once but that's hard to detect.

more than 4 years ago

In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

dushkin Re:Religious bullcrap is commonplace here (582 comments)

Pretty standard place... Many of us also work from home on Saturdays, which isn't cool in Judaism either.

more than 4 years ago

In Israel, Potential Organ Donors Could Jump the Queue

dushkin Religious bullcrap is commonplace here (582 comments)

Oh yeah. It's everywhere.

For instance around late March and early April we'll have passover. It's forbidden to eat anything yeasty or something like that on passover, so no beer, whiskey or more importantly: bread.

See, I always bring a sandwich with me to work and eat at my desk. It's what I do. I like having my sandwich for lunch because I don't feel like heading to the kitchen. But now I'll have to find an alternative because my office is apparently supposed to be kept kosher for passover.

Nobody honestly cares in my department, and not in any of the neighboring departments, and not my boss(es).

How can I have my sandwich without bread? :(

more than 4 years ago

Toyota Acceleration and Embedded System Bugs

dushkin Toyota: (499 comments)

Always going forward.

more than 4 years ago

Ars Technica Inveighs Against Ad Blocking

dushkin Intrusive ads (1051 comments)

I block flash by default (click-to-flash) both at home and at work and run an ad blocker at work. The flash bit is because Flash is full of problems, and I don't always want it loaded. The ad block at work is because ads make it look like I'm not working :/

Ads have tuned down a bit since a few years back, so I'm actually not as inclined to block them anymore. Except, like I said, if it's Flash or I'm at work.

Also, ads on Israeli websites make me want to kill myself. They're so intrusive. Popping over text as a flash graphic for instance.


more than 4 years ago

Killer Apartment Vs. Persistent Microwave Exposure?

dushkin Title should be: (791 comments)

Killer apartment vs. KILLER apartment

more than 4 years ago

Schooling Microsoft On Random Browser Selection

dushkin MS's other venture into JS: (436 comments)

SourceGuard: whenever you right-click, a message pops up. Enterprise level source-code protection for commercial websites. Compatible with their IRM(TM) technology (Education discounts available)

tons of R&D, you guys!

more than 4 years ago

How Packing a Gun Protects Valuables From Airline Theft

dushkin Explosives on flights (52 comments)

Not sure about pax regulations, but I'm pretty sure that speaking of freight, explosives are classified as dangerous goods which cannot be flown on board any flight under IATA regulations. I'm not a DG expert and don't have DG training, but I recall those are "ocean-only".

So be aware of that. Better not pack ammo.

more than 4 years ago


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