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F.E.A.R. 3 Announced For This Fall

gy equals c Re:What about horror? (53 comments)

Oh, sure, get your excuses ready for not having the 'nads to play Fear 3... "Umm, no thanks, I've already played twice..."

more than 4 years ago

Math Skills For Programmers — Necessary Or Not?

gy equals c Re:Ah there it goes again (609 comments)

Perhaps he's contributing 2% of the speed of light, c.

more than 4 years ago

How Do You Greet an Extraterrestrial?

gy equals c Re:Our guns vs. theirs (803 comments)

If aliens show up physically, our only sane posture is one of extreme respect. They don't need to have advanced weapons, they've got the asteroid belt and we're sitting at the bottom of a gravity well thst we can barely get out of. Ceres for breakfast, anyone?

more than 5 years ago

AvantGo Shutting Down, Changing Markets

gy equals c The replacement's better anyway... (36 comments)

Good riddance. I switched from AvantGo years ago to Plucker on the Palm, fed by Sunrise XP. The combination is a bit harder to set up initially but you're no longer limited to the feeds that AvantGo offers.

more than 5 years ago

US Federal Government Launches

gy equals c Redundant? (109 comments)

Given all the stories of successful hacks into gov't systems, why did we need this again? Seems like people were getting to the data just fine before.

more than 5 years ago

What Should Be In a Technology Bill of Rights?

gy equals c No updates for the worse... (247 comments)

I'd like to see something that forbids manufacturers from pushing updates that remove or limit features. Apple bricking unlocked iPhones with an update, Creative removing record features in the Zen, etc. When I buy a gadget, I'm exchanging money for a set of features. Manufacturers shouldn't be able to alter the deal after the fact to my detriment, especially since they don't offer compensation for what they remove. Similarly, I'd love to see addressed Verizon's reaming of its customers by locking their phones' features. Verizon advertises phones with lots of features but locks up the functionality so they can make a few cents. You pay for it, you own it - but you can't use it.

more than 5 years ago

Finding a Personal Coding Trifecta

gy equals c Last 2 weeks of the year (188 comments)

or any other optional holiday time that everyone takes. The office is completely empty, you can think for hours at a time without background noise. (Of course, ever since the family came along this is no longer an option for me, either.)

more than 5 years ago

Computer Chess Programs Vie "Live" For World Championship

gy equals c Re:A history of gaming and entertainment (73 comments)

What we need now to relieve the tedium of watching computer chess matches is a spectator program...

more than 5 years ago

Sony Pictures CEO Thinks the Net Wasn't Worth It

gy equals c Funny, (562 comments)

I have the same opinion of Sony Pictures...

more than 5 years ago


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