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Changing the Rules of a 15-Year-Old Game: Quake Live Update Causes Controversy

governorx Re:More "elite" players? (170 comments)

I strongly agree!

How can more elite players possibly not understand the basics of movement? They would be no more than noobs.

about two weeks ago

Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

governorx Re:Amazoing (415 comments)

I just wanted to report: Downloading and storing some cake baking recipes still make the drives smell like metal oxides and warm plastic. Don't waste your time.

about 2 months ago

Police Using Dogs To Sniff Out Computer Memory

governorx Amazoing (415 comments)

I had no idea the contents of a physical drive changed its smell!

This is very intriguing!

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Suspending "Patch Tuesday" Emails

governorx Re:The Failure of good intentions. (145 comments)

The only idiot without a clue appears to be you.

Microsoft is handling it poorly. Every other company has already sent spam mails asking individuals to subscribe to get continued spam. Only Microsoft is the only company that finds this automated message to difficult to incorporate. ..and since you love spam so much how about you post your email addresses on the forum so we can oblige.


about 3 months ago

Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

governorx Re:Alama being sensationalist again... (376 comments)

You self-absorbed, inconsiderate, halfwit! If you can see it, sure as shit so can everyone around you.. You think your dimmer switch is making a mini black hole which is sucking in light? That would be the only way your phone isn't visible.

It only takes a moment to get distracted from a movie. 5 seconds is at least 100 moments.

Get out of my cinema!

about 3 months ago

Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

governorx Magic is Magic (311 comments)

Honestly this seems too good to be true. I see this endeavour never making it past a trial phase as per the below:

Disclaimer: I haven't done too much research on the subject past viewing that video that went viral a week ago.

1) Capital Cost: Looks expensive. Think of all the trenching/corridors that would need to be built. Never mind the electrical infrastructure which I think would need to be upgraded. The incremental cost to add all this to existing and even new road development is intuitively high. Especially since those corridors need to be accessible by humans. Now you need to talk about regulations, air quality, distance to exits, etc etc etc.
2) Maintenance Cost: Ever wonder why there are deep gouges along the roads? Some of them are from broken axles which have a tendency get jammed into the pavement. Other times its caused by overloaded trucks dragging the corner of a low trailer through the pavement for 100's of miles. One truck could potentially destroy hundreds of thousands of these panels in one trip.
I also have a feeling that you will need more maintenance crews to maintain such roads.
3) Magic is Magic: This whole fad solves all the worlds problems including cancer. (Sarcasm). Sounds too good to be true. Generally it is.

I have a lot of technical concerns as well relating to electrical infrastructure, performance of cells, required cleanliness of cells, vehicle safety and so on. I have a nagging feeling this idea was peddled to most investors who dismissed it on the same above grounds and the inability to monetize this idea. It seems by approaching an optimistic (hopeful) and uneducated public they found a million dollars worth of sucker money as I don't see this project fulfilling its claims.

However, just because I am skeptical doesn't mean I want this idea to fail. Someone needs to take steps to save the planet.

Dream on,

- gov

about 4 months ago

Death Wish Meets GPS: iPhone Theft Victims Confronting Perps

governorx Re:What the police have (664 comments)

My favourite part: "Just a phone.." That can cost nearly a thousand bucks to replace. This should be worth the 5-10 minutes of time for the police to salvage with known GPS coordinates. The problem here is that law abiding citizens get victimized twice: First by the thief. Then by law enforcement that doesn't take the steps protect the property of those same citizens.

about 4 months ago

How Cochlear Implants Are Being Blamed For Killing Deaf Culture

governorx Let it die (510 comments)

I want to put this in top 10 non-stories of the year...

about 5 months ago

Juno Needs Radio Amateurs!

governorx Re:From the .... department (82 comments)

Based on the following assumptions:

1) The morse code message is relevant to Slashdot.
2) The html rendering/interpreting/text storing/(other possibilities) cannot display sequencing dashes:




about a year ago

Is the Can Worse Than the Soda?

governorx Re:Silly (388 comments)

Exactly. +5 Insightful.

How is it even funny?

about 2 years ago

Shuttle Endeavour Embarking to Los Angeles Museum

governorx Title English No (56 comments)

Me disembarking

Seriously? Can we not get proper English? I like to understand what I read. Misleading and nonsensical headlines.. slashdot is the bleeding edge of geekdom.

+5 Troll, Truth

about 2 years ago

French Court Levies First Fine Under 3-Strikes Piracy Law

governorx Re:Good job France! (229 comments)

Sentencing is not about deterrence. It is about punishment.

about 2 years ago

Nest Labs Calls Honeywell Lawsuit 'Worse Than Patent Troll'

governorx Honeywell is known for this (137 comments)

Honeywell is known for this type of practice. I remember the last sales rep that came to our office. His statement was along the lines of 'you should just buy from us because we own all the IP. Even if you buy from a distributor or competitor you are still buying from us.'

They want their section of the market and will do anything to keep it.

more than 2 years ago

Teacher Suspended For Reading Ender's Game To Students

governorx Re:Put them to work (1054 comments)

The teacher should be fired. The kids should have been reading their own books instead of having the book read aloud to them. How can everyone else be so far off topic?

more than 2 years ago

Online Privacy Worth Less Than Marshmallow Fluff Six Pack

governorx I hate this trend! (223 comments)

Dear Google,

I am not the average user. I am a technical user that is intelligent and values privacy. Please make me a google that gives relevant technical results for my queries instead of the hodge-podge that the average illiterate user can understand and click-through. xxx-answer or some similar should never be a result.

The results from the 25$ incentive will most likely be skewed in an unfavourable direction when compared to the search results I am looking for - due to the demographic (which I foresee) partaking in this research experiment. Please reconsider.

Signed: The guy that is always finding google harder and harder to use.

PS - Give me the option to search using an older algorithm.

more than 2 years ago

Halliburton To Dump Blackberry For iOS

governorx Re:Physical keyboard? (188 comments)

Completely and utterly disagree. Your large finger post was obviously written on a keyboard. The iPhone keyboard is a freaking nightmare.

No full keyboard? No purchase.

more than 2 years ago

Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

governorx Re:This will be unpopular.... (346 comments)

And your comment which claims a lack of insight is modded as insightful. How is that for irony?

more than 2 years ago


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