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Nintendo Announces 2DS Handheld — Plays 3DS Games In 2-D

jaminJay Re:Nintendo's taking a lot of flak for this... (156 comments)

I did see that on some images when I was looking for it later. I was only this evening marvelling at how thoroughly the design team refine their products, such as the tripod mount point on the back of the GamePad.

about 8 months ago
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Nintendo Announces 2DS Handheld — Plays 3DS Games In 2-D

jaminJay Re:Nintendo's taking a lot of flak for this... (156 comments)

If you include Zelda: The Phantom Hourglass, which requires you to close the clam-shell to continue past the first third of the game, it could be said that it does limit content...

about 8 months ago
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Backdoor Discovered In Atlassian Crowd

jaminJay Re: Huh? (133 comments)

Also Red Hat JBoss, Apache and Jenkins CI, etc. Quite a few pies, but I haven't noted many installations that use Crowd.

about 10 months ago
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Australian Government Rejects Data Retention Law After Report

jaminJay Re: They already DO store all data (153 comments)

I wondered if I'd missed a meeting or two, until you said we gaol people for not voting. it's a small fine which would expire with the statute of limitations before SPAR would try to incarcerate you for it.

about 10 months ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

jaminJay Re: Target Microsoft (404 comments)

According to the Jargon File, it implies that you won't design software that no-one wants to use. Instead, you design software that everyone wants to use and then Spring Clean it away!

about 10 months ago
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Google Security Expert Finds, Publicly Discloses Windows Kernel Bug

jaminJay Re: Seriously, (404 comments)

Agree. The level of computer support I provide family members does not vary between Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, etc. This is a tired trope that needs to die.

about 10 months ago
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Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"

jaminJay Re: No way (375 comments)

I would watch that!

about 10 months ago
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Salvaging E.T. In Software, Instead of New Mexico

jaminJay Re:ET was terribad. (146 comments)

Just look up the number of times a 'Batman' title has won 'Game of the Year' or similar (not always based on a movie, but they're in there).

about 10 months ago
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Matt Smith Leaves "Doctor Who"

jaminJay Re: No way (375 comments)

So, Ace Rimmer is the next Doctor?!

about 10 months ago
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Wii Street U Uses Google Maps to Create 'An Immersive Experience' (Video)

jaminJay FUD and Desperation (84 comments)

It seems that a lot of people are generating FUD, again, because they want the system to fail.

The system is great, the games we have so far are fun, and that's probably about the same purchase rate as on the Wii. We have a PS3, but that is only used for watching movies, which I never thought would be the case. The games just aren't compelling.

The Wii U will do fine, and will sell many units when the 'big' Nintendo titles release.

about a year ago
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German Brewers Warn Fracking Could Hurt Beer

jaminJay Re: Energy a bit more important than Beer (325 comments)

Seems to be something missing I can't quite put my finger on. perhaps it's some overarching "zeroth" law...

about a year ago
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Can the Wii U Survive Against the PS4 and Xbox One?

jaminJay Re:The market is speaking ... (335 comments)

The Wii did not play DVDs unless you modded it. The Wii U is now the only console that gets used in my house, and we still have all of the old ones hooked up and ready to go if desired. (Actually, the PS3 gets used for watching movies, but has been used for games only when trying the bundled games that one time). Also, the recent updates have fixed most of the other issues you complain of.

about a year ago
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Ender's Game Trailer Released

jaminJay Re: Pointless (470 comments)

Not if you've had the "touch" site thrust upon you...

about a year ago
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Tylenol May Ease Pain of Existential Distress, Social Rejection

jaminJay Re: There is not such thing as TYLENOL! (190 comments)

Effective ingredients must be listed on the front over here. Usually legible from the customer's side of the counter.

about a year ago
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Portal Now Available On Linux

jaminJay Plays Well (115 comments)

Looks the same, plays the same, but a little lag when PackageKit ran. Interesting that GNOME Shell notifications appear over the game. Can't wait for Portal 2 to be released so I can finally try two-player (I only have one machine that has a Windows install capable of running it).

about a year ago
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Adobe To Australians: Fly To US For Cheaper Software

jaminJay Re:Bit** please (255 comments)

There's a car manufactured over here and then shipped everywhere. It is three times as expensive in Australia as USA. "Cost of international shipping" is often used as a reason cars are so expensive over here, but things like this just make a mockery of such lies. I imagine the size of the market and number of potential customers has more to do with it than the tyranny of distance.

1 year,25 days
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Open Source Software Seeping Into the .NET Developer World

jaminJay In Hynds' cite... (146 comments)

In Hynds' cite this is a good thing.

about a year ago
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High Court Orders UK ISPs To Block More Torrent Sites

jaminJay Re:Fun times (133 comments)

Who wants to bet they'll be crying when there's no way of distributing their 4K content to consumer's new TVs?

about a year ago
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Experience the New Slashdot Mobile Site

jaminJay Re:No thanks (384 comments)

I did try it a few times, but each time it took me away from the article I had come to read and dumped me on the homepage. Unacceptable.

On the plus side, it did appear to load a lot quicker than the 'Classic' mode.

about a year ago

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Raspberry Pi Computer on General Sale

jaminJay jaminJay writes  |  more than 2 years ago

jaminJay (1198469) writes "Over at BBC News, the Raspberry Pi (a credit card-sized PC for teaching children to program) has been announced as officially on sale.

[W]hile production remains overseas, deals with two distributors, Premier Farnell and RS Components, mean that production volumes will be able to grow much faster than previously thought.
Rather than the foundation having to fund production, distributors have agreed to handle orders and deal with manufacturers paying the foundation a royalty on sales.

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BBC to Further Infuriate ISPs?

jaminJay jaminJay writes  |  about 6 years ago

jaminJay (1198469) writes "After recently aggravating British ISPs by encouraging increased bandwidth usage through their iPlayer service, the BBC has announced that Wii owners will be able to access the service through a new channel on Nintendo's flagship product.

This comes only a month after the BBC launched a version of the iPlayer for Apple's iPhone. Speculation of Sony and Microsoft's chagrin are sure to abound."

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