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Oregon Senator Stops Internet Censorship Bill

fyrie The senators on the approving panel (315 comments)

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20101118/10291211924/the-19-senators-who-voted-to-censor-the-internet.shtml

        * Patrick J. Leahy -- Vermont
        * Herb Kohl -- Wisconsin
        * Jeff Sessions -- Alabama
        * Dianne Feinstein -- California
        * Orrin G. Hatch -- Utah
        * Russ Feingold -- Wisconsin
        * Chuck Grassley -- Iowa
        * Arlen Specter -- Pennsylvania
        * Jon Kyl -- Arizona
        * Chuck Schumer -- New York
        * Lindsey Graham -- South Carolina
        * Dick Durbin -- Illinois
        * John Cornyn -- Texas
        * Benjamin L. Cardin -- Maryland
        * Tom Coburn -- Oklahoma
        * Sheldon Whitehouse -- Rhode Island
        * Amy Klobuchar -- Minnesota
        * Al Franken -- Minnesota
        * Chris Coons -- Delaware

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Out of Favor With Young, Hip Developers

fyrie New Meme: Rage Quitting .NET (775 comments)

I've noticed a new blog and twitter meme of people publicly rage quitting .NET. Most of it seems to surround the fact that MS will create their own subpar implimentation of a popular .NET open source project instead of putting their weight behind it (Creating Entity Framework instead of support NHibernate, Creating ASP.NET MVC instead of supporting Rails on Iron Ruby, creating Razor instead of supporting Spark).

more than 4 years ago
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Commodore 64 Primed For a Comeback In June

fyrie Re:Clear Hoax (330 comments)

The contiki web server for the C64 can only do one request at a time.

more than 4 years ago
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Typical Windows User Patches Every 5 Days

fyrie Re:why is it so unreasonable? (388 comments)

Agreed. Ubuntu prompts me to update every week or so it seems.

more than 4 years ago
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The Grown-Up Video Game

fyrie So.... (152 comments)

So.... It's time for text adventures / IF to come back?

more than 4 years ago
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Avoiding a Digital Dark Age

fyrie I Can Still Play Bionic Commando On My C64 (287 comments)

I can still play the copy of Bionic Commando I bought for my C64 20 some years ago, but the ability for me to legally play the copy of Bionic Commando Rearmed I bought two years ago is in jeopardy since the company folded and the software needs to phone home on install. They never released a patch to clear the DRM. If a clearing of DRM on "dissolution" is not in the software license, then don't expect their to be one.

more than 4 years ago
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The Art of Unit Testing

fyrie Read it; Loved it. (98 comments)

I'm fairly experienced with unit testing, and I've read several books on the subject. This is by far the best introduction to unit testing I have read. The book, in very practical terms, explains in 300 pages that which took me about five years to learn the hard way. I think this book also has a lot of value for unit testers that got their start a decade or more ago but haven't kept up with recent trends.

more than 4 years ago
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Zune HD Twitter App Censors Tweets For You!

fyrie Re:Twitter - What's the point again? (155 comments)

So all these guys who aren't looking at a couple hundred one-liners every day are clearly amateurs.

No. I said it was a time saver for me. I didn't say anything about anyone else.

more than 4 years ago
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Zune HD Twitter App Censors Tweets For You!

fyrie Re:Twitter - What's the point again? (155 comments)

Speak for yourself. Twitter saves me a ton of time everyday. I use it mostly for professional networking (I'm a programmer). I follow a couple hundred other programmers. Instead of me surfing the web an hour so a day to keep my finger on the pulse of the programming world, the information comes to me in my twitter stream. It's much better than looking for content or subscribing to RSS feeds.

more than 4 years ago
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What To Do With a Free Xbox 360 Pro?

fyrie Re:Why bother? (416 comments)

The last XBox live update addressed a performance issue with some "installed" games. It still checked the disc often for DRM reasons, slowing everything down. You may want to uninstall / reinstall and see if anything changes. It may or may not.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Pulls C64 Emulator From the App Store

fyrie Re:And then what? (580 comments)

GEOS runs on most C64 emus so I'd have to guess yes. However, you can only execute the disk images that are available in the appstore. LAME.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Pulls C64 Emulator From the App Store

fyrie Runstop / Restore (580 comments)

I hope they get it sorted out, but frankly the poor quality selection of games for it has taken some of the shine off the app, especially without basic.

more than 4 years ago
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A History of the Shrinking Game Console

fyrie Re:What about NES Redesign (107 comments)

C64 -- > C64gs

C64GS was a totally different type of market (just a console). The poster may be thinking of that, or the C64C, which was the regular C64 in a redesigned casing that looked closer to the C128.

about 5 years ago
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"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

fyrie Re:Frustrating movie (705 comments)

Hey... MNU = Haliburton, remember?? They are in control of the World's governments ;) ;)... I jest.

about 5 years ago
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"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

fyrie Re:Frustrating movie (705 comments)

Sorry... "I think there are plausible reasons as to why non-MNU scientists are involved in research." should be: "I think there are plausible reasons as to why no non-MNU scientists are involved in research."

about 5 years ago

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Asheron's Call 100th Update Goes Live August 26th

fyrie fyrie writes  |  about 6 years ago

fyrie writes "As reported in June, August brings the 100th content update to the venerable MMO, Asheron's Call. The game servers will go down on August 26th at 7am Eastern time for the update. When they come back up at 2pm, users will be greeted with a slew of new content and functionality which is outlined in the update's release notes. In a recent video interview, AC Community Manager Andy Cataldo revealed that this update will be about the size of a retail expansion pack.

Highlights include:
  • Three lore-related player/creature factions (Good/Neutral/Evil)
  • PvP/Faction land control over two new PK Towns
  • New Loot Tier
  • Level 8 Spells
  • A new landmass called Freebooter Isle, a new area called the Moarsman City, and the expansion of the already existing Graveyard area.

More information can be found at: http://ac.turbine.com"

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