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Sony Employees Receive Email Threat From Hackers: 'Your Family Will Be In Danger'

firex726 Re:Agenda? (184 comments)

Hyperbole much?

Yes, a lawyer suing a fan project to protect a trademark may be shitty PR; but it hardly compares to the Nazis and Nuremberg.

about two weeks ago
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In UK Study, Girls Best Boys At Making Computer Games

firex726 Re:Just a thought... (312 comments)

Yea, if someone asked me to code a program, I'd just go with "Hello World". It's simple and get's the job done.

about three weeks ago
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Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

firex726 Re:Comfortable, were we? (113 comments)

Well that's it, I guess once someone large exists there will be no stopping them and we should not even try. Even if we have access to capital that would rival them. Amazon is listed for around $30b net worth, while the publishing industry does billions a year, and has multiple billionaires owning publishing companies.

about 4 months ago
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Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

firex726 Re:Comfortable, were we? (113 comments)

Would be kinda interesting having an eBay for talent like that. The more busy or talented they were the higher the price.

about 4 months ago
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Japanese Publishers Lash Out At Amazon's Policies

firex726 Re:First legitimate monopoly complaint I've seen (113 comments)

Or could be that they offer better pricing when dealing in bulk.

Most businesses will give a discount when ordering in large quantities. Someone needs 10 shirts, the get to pay $20 each, someone else orders 10,000 then they pay only $12 for each; is that somehow unfair to first person?

Wither larger quantities there can be less man power required, and less estimation on the part of everyone so economies of scale come into play.

about 4 months ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

firex726 Re:*Dons asbestos suit* (1262 comments)

Actually she has a history of lying.

Remember her Bayonetta video? She took it down after being called out by people becuase she had never even played the game before analyzing it; she went off the trailer and box art.

And then there was the whole calling herself a gamer when right before that she said she had no interest in games and would not want to play them.

And of course her common tactic of misrepresenting quotes from game industry people if it'll further her agenda.

about 4 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

firex726 Re:Seems more reasonable once you read the article (286 comments)

Hell, I am surprise it does not happen more often.

How far does it have to go before it's false advertising. You have companies shopping in-game screenshots and using them as advertising of the final product. Or using special render/graphics settings not available to users for in-game trailer footage.

about 4 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

firex726 Re:You go girl (286 comments)

The monitor is 22", the viewable area is 21.5"; the monitor's actual screen extends and is covered by the bezel on the sides.

It's actually an area with a good amount of research being done, minimizing the bezel and getting as much viewable area from a display as possible.

about 4 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

firex726 Re:You go girl (286 comments)

Yea, they need to say Lease, since you are in effect leasing it for a one time fee for, however many years that they keep the authentication servers online (for digital content).

about 4 months ago
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California Man Sues Sony Because Killzone: Shadowfall Isn't Really 1080p

firex726 Re:"With Nothing Better To Do"? (286 comments)

Exactly... What was with the opening?

If they claimed X and did not deliver it, it's a legitimate claim to be made. Should game companies be immune to false advertising claims just becuase they make "video games".

Would the writer also say that the Aliens:CM false trailer was also frivolous?

about 4 months ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

firex726 Re:He cant or wont? (382 comments)

You're confusing military action with an actual war.

The last formal declaration of war was WWII, since then everything else has been military engagements and police actions.

about 5 months ago
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No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

firex726 Re:Two sides to every issue (401 comments)

Basically happened to iOS development when it was first publicly released. Within the first six months you saw jobs requiring 5+ years of experience.

about 5 months ago
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Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting

firex726 Re:So how is that going to work (188 comments)

Yea, this situation is what contributed to the end of pirate radio boats off the coast of Britain.

The boats would broadcast and interfere with the emergency signals from commercial boating traffic; so when an accident happened and people needed rescue, no one could hear them over the pirate radio broadcasts.

about 5 months ago
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Yahoo's Diversity Record Is Almost As Bad As Google's

firex726 Re:skill is no longer a valid factor (435 comments)

Yea, women and minorities have been handicapped throughout history; but the solution is not to single them out further and hire based on that; but to ignore their traits and go off skill, quality, and work ethic.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Confirms Disconnecting Kinect Gives Devs 10% More GPU Horsepower

firex726 Re:Poor experience for those that do have kinect (174 comments)

Of course that would run afoul of many of the guidelines from the manufacturers. In which they expect a game to run and behave a certain way on each console generation.

Otherwise you're going to have to qualify game expectations on the specific hardware configuration of your own setup; same as happens with PC gaming.

1st Gen X model + Kinect = 20 FPS
1st Gen X model - Kinect = 30 FPS
1st Gen Y model + Kinect = 24 FPS
1st Gen Y model - Kinect = 32 FPS

about 6 months ago
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Comcast-Time Warner Deal May Hinge On Low-Cost Internet Plan

firex726 Re:Actually there is a name for this behavior (114 comments)

It's $10/mth, and you have to have a child eligible for free/reduced cost meals, and not have had Comcast service for 90 days. So if you dont take advantage right away, you'll have to cut off service for three months to become eligible.

about 7 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

firex726 Re:forever actually (1198 comments)

Seems like they can really only point t incidents of where a defense attorney calls into question the charecter of the accuser. Rest of the time, it's the result of a one off idiot who usually gets fired or seriously reprimanded for their comments.

about 7 months ago
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Nintendo To Split Ad Revenue With Streaming Gamers

firex726 Re:Sorry, but no. (110 comments)

Also, commentary. Most of the time, the game being played is not what draws me in, but the commentary and comedy that the producer adds to it.

about 7 months ago
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Blizzard Sues Starcraft II Cheat Creators

firex726 Re: Blizzard Shizzard (252 comments)

Exactly, cheating should be handed in-house, not through the legal system. They designed a poor system and are just trying to sue people away from exploiting it then fixing it like every other major multiplayer game.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Star Wars Episode VII Be Saved?

firex726 Re:Lens flares (403 comments)

You'd be right, there was a time when a lens flare required a reshoot and could get people fired.

about 7 months ago

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