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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

evilkasper Re:Remember... (1095 comments)

Whatever you do do not touch them.

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

evilkasper Re:Have a great trip! (1095 comments)

Maybe it is because I spent so much time there but I prefer Cambridge to Oxford, I thought it was set up a little more conveniently. Thats and it was only 45 minute drive from RAF Mildenhall. I'd say go to Duxford Air Museum (where they fly the planes) but it might be a bit of a stretch to get there.

more than 4 years ago
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Geek Travel To London From the US — Tips?

evilkasper Camden town (1095 comments)

While you are in London, you will most likely end up using the tube. You will see that there is the normal service area and then the extended area. in the extended area is Camden Town, might not be your cup of tea but there are some good clubs, pubs and interesting little shops. There was a fire there a few years back so I don't know what made it through. There are some places you want to avoid, and it will be pretty obvious you don't belong. Bullox to everyone that says the UK doesn't have good food. Pub food rocks, hunters chicken especially, also if you like Thai food there is usually a lot of that to be found.

more than 4 years ago
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Software Piracy At the Workplace?

evilkasper Re:Bide your time (1006 comments)

In this scenario it would be pretty safe to assume most of the software was in place before he took the job. So it really depends on where you live, there are all kinds of wrongful termination laws and regulations that vary from state to state. So the possibility arises for a wrongful termination suite and then if you want to eat your cake too; report them as so many others have suggested.Truthfully if the company you work for does that you are better off without them. Even in this economy. Better to be unemployed than thrown under a bus when the sh*t hits the wall.

more than 4 years ago
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Software Piracy At the Workplace?

evilkasper Re:Bide your time (1006 comments)

Unfortunately most Management types have no clue what software licenses are, and trying to explain it to them is often useless. You really only have a few choices in a situation like this. You can keep working there, or you can find better employment. If you keep working there CYA and at least have your direct supervisor sign a piece of paper stating that you tried to inform them they were using pirated software. Now this may or may not go over well...so that's your call. Once you have been there for a while you can start steering them to better solutions, if they want to be cheap introduce them to free options like Open Office.

more than 4 years ago
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Surfacescapes D&D Demo

evilkasper Re:oh that was a stretch... (162 comments)

I'm actually proposing an option where you roll real dice and then input the results. I think that would allow the DM the option to "cheat" if they need it. I agree that if you kept all the rolls in the system then there would be a good chance it could become cumbersome for the DM to change them. I still prefer real dice.... personal preference.

more than 4 years ago
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Surfacescapes D&D Demo

evilkasper Re:oh that was a stretch... (162 comments)

I'd have to argue that D&D is a rule set; and that the DM and the players depending on their preference will use the rule set as a vehicle for narrative or for combat simulation. It certainly gives you all the tools you need for both and you can certainly have one without the other. This would be perfect for D&D tournament style dungeon crawls. This use of a multitouch table is very neat but I agree that "cheating" is something you do not want to take away from the DM. With that in mind I think if there was an interface where you could input your results from your rolls that would take care of that. I personally prefer rolling real dice.

more than 4 years ago
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Wireless Network Modded To See Through Walls

evilkasper Re:The Dark Knight (161 comments)

I was going to say Batman did it first.. although he used cell phones.... all of them (at least in Gotham)

more than 4 years ago
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Major MMO Publishers Sued For Patent Infringement

evilkasper Re:My first thought (232 comments)

Mine was Microsoft settled with SCO as well, so I'm not surprised that they settled. It is not that Microsoft can not fend them off but they just don't care enough to fight it. I do wonder who is going to fight it.

more than 4 years ago
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Which Breakthrough Is Most Likely?

evilkasper Bolt On (903 comments)

Rotary action....pneumatic....; these are the things that worry me when I think of a Sleek Fembot Dominatrix.

more than 4 years ago
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Web Hosts Hit With $32 Million Judgment For Content

evilkasper Re:Eh not really a free speech issue (202 comments)

Yeah but isn't this setting a bad precedent? This basically says webhosts are responsible for their clients content. Sure that may seem fine and dandy, but for large webhosts, verifying that all your clients have legal and legitimate content and goods posted would be a nightmare.

more than 4 years ago
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Disney Buys Marvel

evilkasper Re:Bye bye marvel... (423 comments)

That wouldn't be much of a change from Spider Man 3.

more than 4 years ago
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Fear of Porn URL Exposure Discourages Firefox 3 Upgrade

evilkasper Re:To be more specific (673 comments)

Or to a wife or Girlfriend....

more than 4 years ago
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Sony Announces PS3 Slim, Price Cut, Improvements To Home

evilkasper Re:It would be really nice... (427 comments)

For me it was the price, I could care less about the backwards compatibility, it was convenient for sure. I still have a perfectly good PS2 that I still use. The initial buy in price was to steep for the majority of their target audience, especially when you could get the same title on the 360. Sure you can argue the PS3 has better graphics, but truthfully graphics aren't everything.

about 5 years ago
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20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death

evilkasper Re:I call Bull Sh!t (843 comments)

Call BS all you want, it doesn't change the fact that users like it. It doesn't matter why; even if they only like it because they are comfortable with it. Sure Microsoft will eventually be less relevant; given a long enough time span most things go this route.

about 5 years ago
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RadioShack To Rebrand As "The Shack"?

evilkasper Re:Beware of namechanges (629 comments)

The last time I was in Radio Shack I was looking for some RJ45 connectors. They dind't have any, the store in question didn't even stock them, told me I could get them online though.

about 5 years ago
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20 Years of MS Word and Why It Should Die a Swift Death

evilkasper Re:PDFs? (843 comments)

Here's why we use Word; it comes bundled with Outlook. The people that pay us like Outlook; its simpler to have them use the whole Office suite than just part of it. It's not going anywhere.

about 5 years ago
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RadioShack To Rebrand As "The Shack"?

evilkasper Re:Beware of namechanges (629 comments)

They can change their name to whatever they want, they still don't have anything worth buying. Let's face it the store has gone down hill; all they have now are adapters, cellphones and remote control cars.

about 5 years ago
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Cure For Radiation Sickness Found?

evilkasper Re:RadAway (385 comments)

I just hope I don't get stuck in the vault with the puppets....

more than 5 years ago
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Wells Fargo Bank Sues Itself

evilkasper Re:Eh (445 comments)

That actually makes sense.

more than 5 years ago

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