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Google Clamps Down On Spam, Intrusive Ads In Apps

hezekiah957 Re:Don't look now... (122 comments)

According to geekoid, "~" at the end of a line indicates 'Snarky'. Close enough?

more than 2 years ago

A JavaScript Gameboy Emulator, Detailed In 8 Parts

hezekiah957 Crysis? (62 comments)

Is anybody working on a GB port of Crysis?

more than 3 years ago

GNU Emacs Switches From CVS To Bazaar

hezekiah957 Why 32? (198 comments)

24 is plausible, too; an arithmetic not geometric progression.

more than 4 years ago

LHC Successfully Cools To 1.9K In Lead-Up To Restart

hezekiah957 Re:Wrong summary (177 comments)

2. Couldn't this say $40,000,000 USD (FORTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) to be more dramatic?

It's European, not Nigerian.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

hezekiah957 Re:You lose, I win! (520 comments)

Obviously, I was referring to Flawless there. Try again.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

hezekiah957 Re:You lose, I win! (520 comments)

And a ~200k UID not taking every opportunity to crow about it would be even neater.

Plus, I'd think that a 5 year-old would be able to realize that not all Anonymous Cowards are the same person. My first post in this discussion was 29606017. I am, and have been, perfectly aware of the fact that the Wii isn't sold for a loss. Oh, and calling people asshats? Mature.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

hezekiah957 Re:You lose, I win! (520 comments)

You remind me of Flawless at the Rock Band forums; a huge dickhead who manages to stay enough within the rules to avoid a ban. And now that The Price Is Right is over, I'm going to go accomplish something today. Have fun finding someone else to argue with.

more than 4 years ago

Wii Update 4.2 Tries (and Fails) To Block Homebrew

hezekiah957 Re:Why is that legal? (520 comments)

You know what happens when you thought? You make an ass out of you and... well, mostly you.

more than 4 years ago

Apple Balks, Finally Relents, At Possible User Queries of Dictionary App

hezekiah957 Great... (259 comments)

So now I'll just have to Safari to look up the meanings of dirty words.

more than 5 years ago

Music Game Genre On the Decline

hezekiah957 Re:Too much cost... (225 comments)

I clicked on this article, saw GP, logged in, and saw parent. Just what I was going to say. At 60 bucks for 80+ songs, that's about* as good as you're likely to find. *You can get 55 songs off the original Rock Band disc for $5

more than 5 years ago

Univ. of Wisconsin's 30-Year-Old Payroll System Needs a $40 Million Fix

hezekiah957 Re:That's a nice budget you got there (418 comments)

I call the right arm. Maybe I'll get a mouse to go with the deal. (I'm a 3rd-year CS major at UW-Madison)

more than 5 years ago

Mystery of the Missing Sunspots, Solved?

hezekiah957 Re:Ah, solar puberty . . . (99 comments)

Boy, I wish there was a "-1, Disgusting" (or +1) mod.

more than 5 years ago

Ubisoft CEO Says Next Gen Consoles Closer Than We Think

hezekiah957 Re:I'm not surprised (326 comments)

Agreed. Console ships without a game, one controller. So when you buy an Xbox it's: $350 for the box (depending on when you bought it)

The "standard" model (wireless controller + 60 gig drive) is $300

$75 for wireless ethernet card that wasn't built-in

What, because an unreliable wireless connection is so much better than sticking with wires? Actual price of it is $100, but it's hardly a requirement

$60 for additional controller

More like $50 if you need a wireless, less for a wired controller (which also works with your PC). These go on sale fairly often, and can be had for more like the $35 range

$30 for the recharager battery pack designed to work with the controllers but doesn't leaving you stuck with conventional batteries

$20 for a battery and charging cable, and I have no idea what you're smoking that they don't work. Only one I've ever had a problem with was a used third-party battery pack I got off ebay.

$x for cabling if you need hdmi or whatever.

Why stop there? What if you need a TV to play on? How about $1000 for that?

Wireless headphones are required in a household larger than one but I won't label that as equipment that should have come with the unit. Would be another $120 or something? Not required if you're pc-gaming at your desk but if the PC is a media center unit, you'd be spending the money anyway.

Required? Pish tosh. Turn the volume down, or get an extender cable for headphones. I see 25' for $1.62 at monoprice.

And as you mentioned, the default 20gb HD is small and you want to buy a bigger one for all the DLC and shit but wait, it has to be MS-branded, you can't save your stuff onto a conventional usb drive. And you'll have to buy a flash-based card to serve as backup to your HDD because you know the HDD could crash at any time. Don't want to lose a hundred hours worth of gaming to a dead disk.

Boy, this is fun. Default drive size nowadays is 60 gigs. 20 gigs was the old usual (and is what I have), and has been plenty big for me. Newsflash: you don't need DLC, and even if you get it, you don't need a huge drive. I'm not totally knowledgeable about this process, but I guess you can get the 120 gig platter that MS uses and install it yourself, run ya $50 or something.

And the worst part of all this is you know the peripherals will all change with the next system that comes out.

So... you're still doing computer games on the same hardware setup that you were using in '05?

Consoles were supposed to be for budget gaming and pc's for people with deep pockets. Console gaming remains extremely expensive.

[citation needed] By my count, it's somewhere in the $500 games for a full setup, including games. Good luck getting a decent computer for that much.

more than 5 years ago

Google Unveils Search Options and Google Squared

hezekiah957 Re:google squared (171 comments)

If you're considering a google plex to be analogous to a googolplex, then your post is wrong. A googolplex is 10^googol, not googol^googol.

more than 5 years ago

Space Shuttle Atlantis Will Carry Basketballs Into Space

hezekiah957 Re:Space jam? What about (38 comments)

Don't know about you, but my Schwartz wouldn't come anywhere near fitting in one of those shuttles.

more than 5 years ago

Storytelling In Games and the Use of Narration

hezekiah957 Yes, I RTFA (131 comments)

Many games spread out their chunks of story like breadcrumbs for the player to follow, in between somewhat repetitive sessions of gameplay; the continuation of the story serves almost as a reward for getting through more of the game.

When I read this, all I could think was "Assassin's Creed". Don't get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoyed the game and are eagerly the release of its sequel, but it was ridiculously repetitive.

more than 5 years ago


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