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Microsoft Dumps 1,500 Apps From Its Windows Store

genner This is good news...... (122 comments)

For the three remaining apps.....

yesterday
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CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

genner Re: what's wrong with cherry picking? (110 comments)

Ahahahahahahahahahaha. Um DSL (digital subscriber line) uses twisted copper. You are lucky of you pull 20M. You should only be able to get a max of 13. Thats why you can't get Netflix. Centurylink is pissed because it can't make money on an dying 1980s technology. No one should be on DSL anymore.

VDSL or bonded DSL can easily handle 20M.

yesterday
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A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

genner Why is Canada greyed out? (157 comments)

Why no info on Canada? What are they hiding from us!

3 days ago
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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

genner Re:Wind and sunlight? (46 comments)

These organisms survive by converting methane into energy, enabling them to survive where there is no wind or sunlight,

The missed the part that makes this case unique. The organism could live with no wind, no sunlight and no cheetos!

Sure you could use store brand cheese puffs.........if you call that living.

about a week ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

genner Re:Sigh (736 comments)

Guess I have to go to 4chan now to read gay hating misanthropic posts.

No, Fark isn't affording any protection to men so your still good as long as you leave the lesbians alone.

about two weeks ago
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The Technologies Changing What It Means To Be a Programmer

genner Re:COBOL was better than JavaScript. (294 comments)

Without javascript, vbscript and activeX would have gone unchallenged and the world would be a darker place.

about two weeks ago
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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

genner Noooooooooo! (56 comments)

Nooooooooo! First they stop private channels now this.

about three weeks ago
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Senate Bill Would Ban Most Bulk Surveillance

genner Re:Golly, the "USA Freedom Ac" - it must be good! (176 comments)

If I had written the bill, I would have named it "USA #1 Freedom Bald Eagle Star Spangled Flag Waving Democracy Rah Rah Rah Act"

Vote yes on FBESSFWDRRRA!

about 1 month ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

genner Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

So you're saying GURPS is the best game for a Dragonball Z campaign? Six seasons later, the flaming dragon-fist punch finally lands...

Also works for Final Fantasy campaigns.......I summon Knights of the Round!............at least there's less grunting.

about 1 month ago
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Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment?

genner USB not pci. (502 comments)

Usb adapters replaced pci cards for us die hard users. Why wouldn't I want a audio solution for both my laptop and desktop.

about a month and a half ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

genner Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

This will likely end in their favour; You have no contract, you can be fired at will. Then again, I hear that there's parts of the US where this can happen anyway. Boggles the mind...

Of course I could be fired if they ever checked it but I could go to work for whoever I wanted.

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Sues After Ex-Worker Takes Google Job

genner Re:Non-compete agreements are BS. (272 comments)

Last one I got I just turned in blank. Office drones never check that stuff until there's a lawsuit.

about 2 months ago
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HR Chief: Google Sexual, Racial Diversity "Not Where We Want to Be"

genner Re:Silicon Valley is such a strange place (593 comments)

You'd also filter out Steve Jobs and Elon Musk.

I'm afraid I don't know either of those people personally, do you? Or are you you simply relying on public image and the usual BS stories people pass around about well known people.

Jobs died because he was confident he could cure cancer with a special diet. If that's not the definition of overconfident I don't know what is.

about 3 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

genner Enlightenment or Icewm (611 comments)

Keeps it simple
List fails without these.

about 2 months ago
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Games That Make Players Act Like Psychopaths

genner Re:My favorite, and last, memory of DayZ (212 comments)

I don't play Rust or DayZ (not a PC gamer), so I'm not understanding something here. Wouldn't cooperating with other players be beneficial? More zombies than players right? So wouldn't it be like the Walking Dead when Rick figures out that more people is better because when you have plenty of people you have more skills/hands/eyes/brains available to do stuff?

So why aren't smart players camping spawns to recruit new players into groups so they can secure larger areas and more resources, and then when group borders meet up, merging groups into town-states.

The short answer is that some people are just assholes.

The long answer is more complicated. In a game like DayZ, you have to work to get equipped, to get food, to find shelter. At any time you can be killed and have to start all over with nothing. Now, imagine you come across a village that you want to scavenge. You can go in, risk getting attacked by another player, risk getting killed by zombies, and you don't even know if there is anything worth the risk. But if you see someone else searching the village, and say you have a rifle, you can just sit back, let them take all the risk by clearing the houses and grabbing anything good, then once they leave you can simply shoot them and take whatever gear they found along with whatever they had on them. You have significantly reduced the risk to yourself by doing so and get to live a little bit longer. Plus, since when you spawn you spawn with essentially nothing (just a flashlight), camping a spawn location (which is really the entire coastline) doesn't really help yourself since you would have to give things to your new buddy for him to be of any immediate use, and then would have to split whatever you found later with them as well.

It's really just history repeating itself. People do work together but only in the small groups of people that they trust. Tribe mentality takes over and outsiders are killed on sight because they can't be trusted.

about 3 months ago
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Games That Make Players Act Like Psychopaths

genner Re:My favorite, and last, memory of DayZ (212 comments)

Rust is worse. Unlike DayZ, where (if I remember right) players start with a pistol, in Rust people start with a rock. The rock is a melee-only weapon with a horribly long swing time. It's deadly at close range, but it takes maybe half an hour to get a gun in Rust.

A very, very common sight in Rust is players with M4s and other military-grade weapons (which supposedly are only "placeholders" but have been in the game since its inception) killing people who have just spawned. On some servers, there are entire teams of people dedicated to camping popular spawn locations for the SOLE PURPOSE of killing anyone who dares to randomly spawn there.

There is no benefit to doing this. The rock is a useless item, not used for making anything else, and at most the new spawns might find a few wood or stone before they're killed.. neither of which are useful to the guys in metal bases with assault weapons. There is no advantage to killing like this - in fact, you're wasting precious ammo - but people do it anyway. Granted, a lot of them seem to be pre-teens with no jobs who can spend 24 hours a day grinding ammunition.

Med-kits are useful and everyone spawns with them.
That being said.......

about 3 months ago

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