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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

flayzernax Re:the tip is enough (291 comments)

The AC in this thread is very very mad. There's plenty of evil that can be done. I don't see games becoming free like TV through an ad model anytime soon. I see people being fucked even worse, perhaps even forced to play games riddled with crapvertisements. And deliberately programmed to really stupify people and give them a false sense of ... I don't know, well being? Games now really do not permit any self expression. Imagine being forced to sit through mass effect over and over and not even have a choice in the dialog and having it be used to sell and push political agendas or make young people think war is ok.

OOhhh wait. The USA already experimented with FPSs.

yeah, a lot worse could come of games than currently is. A lot worse. I'll prob get modded down. But it's not far fetched to see a dystopian future were fucked up games are a part of that dystopia.

about a week ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

flayzernax Re:One of those strange rules of war. (180 comments)

Some veterans make their opinion on a war known. Not all. But some do. Some do the honorable thing and stand up for what they believe in and the oath they were sworn in on.

Some do indeed.

Even some that keep on trying to fight.

about a week ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

flayzernax Re:Protester Gear (180 comments)

All of that is very illegal for civilians to own citizen.

about a week ago
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How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

flayzernax Bhal initiate casts: (180 comments)

Powerword Blindess, roll fort save vs 14 or be permanently blinded!

about a week ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

flayzernax Cubicle monkeys. (418 comments)

Will spew whatever they think their bosses want them to spew to get that phone call under 30 seconds. Few people if any actually have any real understanding of these issues.

Unfortunately.

about a week ago
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Universal Big Bang Lithium Deficit Confirmed

flayzernax What if? (170 comments)

The big bang happened but on a much smaller scale, and there was already stuff here before the big bang.

We assume there was no stuff before our known universe expanded and that our known universe expanded at XYZ to account for the amount of energy and matter we have now.

But we are making a lot of assumptions still.

about two weeks ago
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Information Theory Places New Limits On Origin of Life

flayzernax Re: Empirical Data Trumps Information Theory (211 comments)

Currently at this point in time we have the technological capacity to survive the more or less complete destruction of our biosphere. Would it be pretty? No. Would we be prolific, no. Would we easily be wiped out by a failure or disaster affecting our crude makeshift survival, yes.

But we could. There's no reason a technological civilization of our stage cant make it to the next stage given a bit of luck and a solid motivation to make it. I wager, that people surviving the death of our biosphere 1 billion years from now might have NO problem being motivated and cautious and wise enough to live happily ever after.

The elephant in that room is that we most likely wouldn't even recognize ourselves at that point and this most likely has happened in the past and will be proven one day. If we get that far.

about two weeks ago
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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

flayzernax Re:Reinvent this, reinvent that. It's all still sh (266 comments)

Reinventions and creatively redesigning games and activities into a virtual space is like, the thing that made the big devs of the old studios of yor. I don't think people inspired to change paradigms are bad people to design.

It's just a risky business model. But the results can be gr8. Most likely this guy can survive another failure and is more than happy to get the chance to take a risk on this next en devour they dream of.

Honestly I don't know really where the hell FPS's can be taken... that they havn't at some point by a mod... but I guess someone could roll out an fps quite quickly by mashing up mod ideas and just using a stock engine.

about two weeks ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

flayzernax Re:Humans have too much (206 comments)

Indeed to me it's pretty simple. The group will really has no business influencing an individuals personal and private life. The life that has nothing to do with anyone else. Especially.

Other than that, really for many of us, me, particularly, an idealistic society is one in which every person is individually empowered and completely independent from the moires of society.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

flayzernax Re:So.. (110 comments)

Sounds like a bunch of retarded mongoloid nvidia fanbois begrudgingly agree with me as AC's. The idea of a shader model is nothing new boys and girls....... If I stampted it into a peice of metal and used a flywheel with a needle to read the algorithm in. It wouldn't exactly be innovation now would it? Maybe artistic. But hardly innovative.

about two weeks ago
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NVIDIA Sues Qualcomm and Samsung Seeking To Ban Import of Samsung Phones

flayzernax Re:So.. (110 comments)

I'm pretty sure none of this technology is really innovative. Shaders for example have been around since over two decades ago.

about two weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

flayzernax Re:Like DRM? (448 comments)

And this couldnt be hotwired or bypassed by just replacing the controller unit with some off the shelf parts? Come on...

about three weeks ago
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Could Tech Have Stopped ISIS From Using Our Own Heavy Weapons Against Us?

flayzernax All it would do is add an order of complexity. (448 comments)

To add kill switches that can easily be bypassed by anyone. And probably would end up being designed to be bypassed in the long run.

The problem is, how did the equipment get in their hands in the first place?

The solution is, stop putting equipment were it can be aquired by our enemies. That includes shipping it over sea, unless it's going to be physically used in active combat.

But we all know these wars are not:
A. fought to win
B. justifiable
C. directly intended for our or anyones benefit other than rich warmongers

about three weeks ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

flayzernax Re:I predict (1134 comments)

After reading the article, seeing the discussion here, being a gamer myself, and also experiencing the effects of this objectification myself.

I would say, regardless of her 'moral character' (tbh what she does in her own time).

She is damn right about the gaming industry.

TBH games are fairly weak and lacking in any substance that adds anything to humanity overall. But it is worse if you take them apart piece by piece out of context.

I would be the first to argue that some as a whole are not all that bad. But her argument is that the overwhelming majority of games suffer from the curse of objectification.

And in that she is absolutely right.

about three weeks ago
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Researchers Harness E. Coli To Produce Propane

flayzernax Re:hubris (82 comments)

No, they probably realized that propane was an easy target for ecoli and put some work to make it happen. TBH this is more likely to control and patent the process rather than release it ever to the public. Fat chance plebs get their hands on propane conversion kits and any mass production of this stuff gets underway.

Big oil already has massive construction and infrastructure production under way for nat gas from ocean vents.

And ironically there is so much natural gas available that it could be cheaply gathered from the planet for a few hundred years before worrying about renewables.

This application will probably end up having most implementations in space or somewhere where it would be more benificial to reprocess waste into gas.

about three weeks ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

flayzernax Re:This does not bother me (237 comments)

I'de like to also point out that these towers seem to be unsecure as more than the military agencies have accessed them. So you can't even be sure the military is to blame for them. It could very well be an illegal underground operation footed by the very very rich and powerful telecoms who know this technology oooh so well for many many nefarious reasons.

about three weeks ago
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Mysterious, Phony Cell Towers Found Throughout US

flayzernax Re:This does not bother me (237 comments)

Uh, yeah, but the military can damn well make sure their hardware only interfaces with other military hardware, not your cell phone, and not prioritize your civilian traffic over their 'emergency, auxilary, or military channels'.

This is just more and more slippery goose shit for the sauce.

about three weeks ago
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Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany

flayzernax Re:Anti-competitive behavior is a big deal (312 comments)

Indeed, and not all taxi permit systems are anti competative. But most laws and business regulations are in most places I've read about or researched.

So it stands to reason that a company who disagrees and works around the laws. Is not necessarily being anti competative, when the other taxi companies COULD do the same. But more than likely they lobbied to get this changed with their local or foreign congress critter type.

This is exactly how the music and automotive and fuel/gas/oil industries work.

about three weeks ago

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How to write a Parody: A Letter to Verizon Customers

flayzernax flayzernax writes  |  about a year ago

flayzernax (1060680) writes "Here is a short satire in the form of a F.A.Q. It succinctly sums up issues around the NSA's request for Verizon to release our data. Notice the uniform our president wears is almost identical to that of the Turkish prime minister.

Yesterday it came to light that the National Security Agency has been collecting millions of phone records from you each and every day. Since that news was released, many of you have called the White House with questions and concerns about this new program. To save my time and yours, here are answers to three of the F.A.Q.s (Frequently Asked Questions) we’ve been hearing from you:

Source: The New Yorker"
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Why is Epic a troll?

flayzernax flayzernax writes  |  more than 4 years ago

flayzernax (1060680) writes "Why does replying to a comment with "Epic" as in "That was an epic comment dood your awesome" constitute troll? How old are the geezers here? Lets mod anything troll randomly... and how the heck do you trill down to the comment that says "Epic" and find it and make it troll, nice way to use mod points. How does the rest of the slashdot community feel about this as "Epic" has been around forever... and its not a trolly comment."

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