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John Romero On Reinventing the Shooter

fleeped AKA: Romero wanting to jump on the bandwagon (266 comments)

Praising one-man work (Minecraft), then "if only some brilliant designers take the lessons from Minecraft" (aka like Romero, right?), then it would elevate the genre and the gaming scene etc etc.
Hey Romero, people have already been creating/playing with the environment, if you want to "refine", better start working and stop talking, others are ahead in the game.

about two weeks ago

Which desktop environment do you like the best?

fleeped Metro of course (611 comments)

*ducks for cover

about 4 months ago

Start-Up Founders On Dealing With Depression

fleeped Re:Huh? (257 comments)

Because then it's not physical, it's psychological. My doctor told me the other day.

about 6 months ago

Quarks Know Their Left From Their Right

fleeped Olives and quark? (150 comments)

hmm I'd rather have olives and feta, the one true taste combo.

about 7 months ago

New Zealand Spy Agency Deleted Evidence About Its Illegal Spying On Kim Dotcom

fleeped They should make a story about the beta (222 comments)

It will be cool to see the comments in the thousands, even if all are screaming in unison the same two words.. "Fuck beta". But seriously, fuck beta and you're not google: shove it down our throats and many of us will be out.

about 7 months ago

New York Turns Rest Stops Into 'Texting Zones'

fleeped Free texts at texting zones (165 comments)

So that people have a better reason to do that

about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Should More Math and Equations Be Used In the Popular Press?

fleeped Re:Definitely (385 comments)

There's a counterpoint to that. When the relationships get a bit more complicated ( inversely proportional to the square of the log in the power of the absolute whatever that was), the linear and verbose form of text is not as helpful as a neat equation. You can 'read' it with your eyes multiple times really quickly to absorb all the relationships and see the bigger picture of what the formula says.

about a year ago

How Did You Learn How To Program?

fleeped XCom Apocalypse (623 comments)

Early nineties, XCom Apocalypse has been announced, so in excitement after playing XCom Terror From The Deep I start up BASIC and start drawing a logo of XCom Apocalypse using line commands.
Well, I've ended up working as a computer programmer specialized in graphics. But I'm probably still as inefficient in getting the job done :D

about a year ago

'CodeSpells' Video Game Teaches Children Java Programming

fleeped MASTERED in an hour? (245 comments)

From the dictionary: "to become thoroughly proficient"
I think I need an hour of CodeSpells and I can add Java proficiency to my CV; I've only spend a hundred hours coding in it, so I've set my skill as "exposed to" instead.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You Stay Fit At Work?

fleeped M O V E (635 comments)

First of all reduce the crap that you're consuming, that's quite important as you can understand. That said, whatever applies to you:
- Walk/Cycle to work
- Use stairs whenever you find the chance (ascending only, be kind to your knees)
- Take breaks to go for a walk
- Go running after work (run to home perhaps?)

about a year and a half ago

Amazon Patents 'Maintaining Scarcity' of Goods

fleeped Yeah sure go ahead (240 comments)

For my digital goods, I can find other ... marketplaces. Without DRM, reselling issues, artificial 'used' tags and more neverending crap. Guess what, they are cheaper too.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive

fleeped Fuck You Microsoft (553 comments)

We won't give a shit soon enough. I switched to DirectX a few years ago, as OpenGL 2.1 was getting to my nerves due to everything breaking with new drivers. Well, DX11 ain't pretty either. Lots of drivers bugs when shaders get .. hairy.

OpenGL has now caught on, DirectX is trying to push Win8 (I have it for free being a student but no thanks, not installing that), PIX is not working very well anyway for complex shaders, so bye bye won't miss you, back to GL.

about 2 years ago

Climate Change Could Drive Coffee To Extinction By 2080

fleeped Re:Why coffee? Why not beer? (345 comments)

Bullshit. I drink enough coffee (4-5 mugs per day), but my 'morning cup' is 3h after I wake up. And I can function just fine. I'm sure I'm not that special.

about 2 years ago

A Honda Civic With no Gas Tank (Video)

fleeped Re:Practical? (331 comments)

You're missing the point

about 2 years ago

Obama Finally Beats Bieber Fever According To Klout

fleeped Re:Bieber on ./? Really? (67 comments)

Oops, meant to say /. - damn dyslexia

more than 2 years ago

Obama Finally Beats Bieber Fever According To Klout

fleeped Bieber on ./? Really? (67 comments)

What were you *thinking*?

more than 2 years ago

Anonymous Helps Turn In Hacker Who Targeted Charity

fleeped Re:Not Anonymous? (234 comments)

I can speak for Greece: you move out when you get married, or if you can make a living and have had enough living with your parents. The latter is more frequent when you go to a university in a different city, be forced to live by yourself, and then rediscover the 'beauty' of living with your parents. The crisis has been skewing the staying-with-mom age range, as you'd be a fool (or desperate) to start paying more than half of your wage for rent/bills while you have a house around already.

more than 2 years ago

Contest To Sequence Centenarians Kicks Off

fleeped Re:Why's this a good thing? (74 comments)

This isn't a troll, this is how many rational, educated people in government think about the elderly problem. Let's have some real discussion instead of burying real-world opinions with which we disagree.

So I assume these rational and educated people, after they retire, they would live in a small flat for a few years and would happily give their lives away to save money for the goverment? I don't think that's the case dude. Working for the better part of your life, and when you can't work you should die? Well if you support that, start with your parents. Let us know how that goes :)

more than 2 years ago

Why Is Wikipedia So Ugly?

fleeped Comparison to Facebook (370 comments)

"There's one thing Wikipedia could learn from Facebook, which is less about attractiveness and more about user-friendliness. Facebook -- and Twitter, and Tumblr, and similar sites -- have built followings in part because of their exceedingly simple interfaces"

Yes, but at what cost?

more than 2 years ago


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