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When the NSA Shows Up At Your Internet Company

joshuaf Re:Xmission? (309 comments)

That's the very first thing I thought of.

about a year ago
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How Netflix Eats the Internet

joshuaf Re:Is Netflix (303 comments)

Have you looked at how healthcare works in this country?

about a year ago
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Microsoft's "New Coke" Moment?

joshuaf Re:New Poke (786 comments)

Or you can just press alt-f4 while on the desktop, just like you could with windows 7.

about a year ago
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Windows 8 Killing PC Sales

joshuaf Re:Win8 Experience (1010 comments)

if you press alt F4 while in desktop mode with nothing else highlighted it brings up the shutdown/reset menu. Why you "had" to make desktop shortcuts to do that is just ignorance.

about a year and a half ago
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Can a New GPU Rejuvenate a 5 Year Old Gaming PC?

joshuaf Re:no surprise there (264 comments)

it's 6 core. I'm thinking you had a hit of placebo, a 920 and 990 aren't that far apart performance wise on anything but handbrake (and stuff like that). for games they'll be about the same.

about a year and a half ago
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How Indie Devs Made an 1,800-Player Action Game Mod In Their Spare Time

joshuaf Re:slashdotted (87 comments)

They ended up still doing a test this weekend. I played for 4-5 hours Yesterday. It's VERY fun.

about 2 years ago
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Skilled Readers Recognize Words By Shape

joshuaf my observations about this (420 comments)

I've noticed this since about third grade. I can read faster (by a lot usually) than pretty much everybody I ever encounter. However, if I'm reading a book and two or more characters have names that "look" like each other, it seriously messes me up. That and spelling was very difficult before spell checkers came about. I can tell that something is spelled wrong because it looks off, but can't sound out how to actually spell it. Also, reading out loud was VERY painful for me all through school and even now I avoid it at all costs. So reading quickly came with a few downsides. It's still awesome to blow through pretty large books in less than a day though.

more than 2 years ago
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GOG.com Not Really Gone

joshuaf Re:Unprofessional (276 comments)

Except I hadn't actually downloaded them yet. I mostly bought them as a show of support for a DRM free company that was bringing back old games. It was MOO 1 and 2. I just liked knowing I had them out there when I wanted them. I've also since bought the same games on steam, when they later came there. Guess where I can download them from RIGHT NOW if I wanted. This is what makes me less likely to buy from them in the future.

more than 3 years ago
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GOG.com Not Really Gone

joshuaf Unprofessional (276 comments)

I only have 2 games from them, but this kind of weird drama does make me less likely to purchase anymore in the future. It just seemed super unprofessional compared to steam and impulse.

more than 3 years ago

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