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The Rise and Fall of the Cheat Code

happydan Platform standards (178 comments)

One of the reasons we don't get many cheat codes any more is that the platforms don't like undeclared code running in games they approved for publishing.

about 5 months ago
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Star Wars Exhibition Explores Human Identity

happydan Re:If it gets kids into science.... (62 comments)

Wife and I were in Montreal last week so popped over to this. It's very well done and there are quite a lot of models and props from the movies. The exhibition explores the idea that although Anakin and Luke were raised in similar environments they became very different people. You get to create your own character as you go along based around each of the sections as they are explained. There were even some original Ralph McQuarrie (RIP) paintings to view. Some photos (we take Toad with us for photos on our jollies): http://instagr.am/p/J71hLVodZj/ http://instagr.am/p/J71ei1IdZe/ http://instagr.am/p/J71f9oodZg/ http://instagr.am/p/J71dsSIdZd/

more than 2 years ago
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Study: Online Dating Makes People "Picky" and "Unrealistic"

happydan Re:What I learned from online "dating" (630 comments)

To counter this bitterness, a positive experience... I joined My Single Friend in the summer of 2008, and after about two months of hard slog (you have to treat it like a job hunt, almost), I met someone who isn't mental, dumb or wrong for me. We got married in July of last year. :)

more than 2 years ago
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Why Nobody Wants You On OKCupid

happydan Re:Says you... (473 comments)

I met my now-wife (last month!) online, on Sarah Beeny's site. Couldn't be happier. It takes a lot of effort (like searching for a job) but is worth it. :)

more than 3 years ago
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Google's Gingerbread Man Has Arrived

happydan Re:huh? (92 comments)

Ice Cream

more than 3 years ago
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G2 Detects When Rooted and Reinstalls Stock OS

happydan Re:It's not open source (406 comments)

I just paid £450 for a HTC Desire HD. I also switched to a £15/mo 30 day contract with 350 mins, 350 texts and 1 geebee data.

Why would anyone willingly tie themselves to a 24 month contract? How would that ever encourage the networks to improve service?

more than 4 years ago
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AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

happydan Re:Really? Stickers on your laptop? (597 comments)

I keep hearing this from friends. I recently bought a MBP refurb and I love it. As a grown up who's free time is becoming more and more of a special treat, I don't want to tinker and fix just to get things working. Since moving to Apple, I've had to do ZERO hacking to sort things out. I use the machine to DJ, produce music, browse, play games (on Steam). It's all been plug and play (usually hotplugged). Seriously, anyone! Link me to a 13-15 inch notebook PC with comparable specs (in and out) to the Macbook range. Including a beautiful multi-touch trackpad. I would have been more than happy to buy it but no one has managed to find any for me.

more than 4 years ago
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'Bloatware' Becoming a Problem On Android Phones

happydan Re:I'm Confused... (415 comments)

So wait... you did your research but still bought a phone that doesn't have the market installed? I don't think you can blame Google for that. And if developers only want to make their apps available through the market, that's their prerogative. Next you'll blame Valve for devs only releasing stuff on Steam...

more than 4 years ago
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'Bloatware' Becoming a Problem On Android Phones

happydan Re:I'm Confused... (415 comments)

You could actually do some research and buy one that has been rooted. Cyanogenmod supports something like six different phones. Android *is* open compared to most other smartphone platforms. I have a G1 that's running CM5 (Android 2.1) built from the open source code Google put out. I don't see that ever happening on Apple phone hardware? Even before I rooted my phone, I could install non-market apps easily. It's not Android that's closed. Blame the hardware manufacturers and networks like AT&T (who disabled non-market app install on their Android phones).

more than 4 years ago
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Google To Add Pay To Cover a Tax For Gays

happydan Re:God hates shrimp (1036 comments)

I sea what you did there...

more than 4 years ago

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