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kalirion Re:MegaUpload bust was highly successful (336 comments)

Noooo...they should embrace the valve model and realize while you will NEVER get rid of piracy you CAN turn a hell of a lot of those pirates into customers by embracing the big three concept, which is make it simple, make it easy, make it cheap.

Yes, I hear it does work quite well.

more than 2 years ago

The Bosses Do Everything Better (or So They Think)

kalirion Re:It's not only programmers vs bosses (469 comments)

How about when Sales and Marketing are trying to figure out the best way to raise prices without customers leaving in droves. And then do it again. And again. And again. For the same products within the same year?

more than 2 years ago

Has Cleverbot Passed the Turing Test?

kalirion Re:Definitely not (427 comments)

I agree. After watching an impressive video of it chatting with the other bot, I decided to check it out. Most of its responses were little better than random phrases someone has once told it.

about 3 years ago

TSA Groper Files Suit Against Blogger

kalirion Re:Milgram's Experiment (699 comments)

Of course the difference being that the "learner" in those experiments was an actor who was never in any real danger.

about 3 years ago

The 2011 Hugo Awards

kalirion Re:Oh God... (162 comments)

I've read a few of Connie Willis' short stories, and thought they were pretty good. Never heard of any of the other winners though.

about 3 years ago

Do Spoilers Ruin a Good Story? No, Say Researchers

kalirion Re:Sixth Sense (238 comments)

I still enjoyed the movie after it was spoiled for me, but it definitely ruined the "WTF, MIND = BLOWN" moment that I would have had at the time of the twist.

more than 3 years ago

EVE Online Ponzi Scheme Nets $50k Worth of In-Game Currency

kalirion Re:Don't understand spending time/money on game as (171 comments)

How is spending substantial sums of money on in-game items of no practical real-world value any different from spending substantial sums of money on real-world items of no practical real-world value?

Some people get as much enjoyment out of EVE as you might out of a month in the Bahamas. What makes them insane and you perfectly normal?

more than 3 years ago

Re: the debt deal reached Sunday night ...

kalirion Re:Common Sense, anyone? (788 comments)

The recent tragedy in Norway is evidence of this

Oh please, the tragedy in Norway is equivalent to the tragedy in Virginia Tech a while back.

more than 3 years ago

How To Ruin Your Game's PC Port

kalirion Re:A lot of indie games have this problem lately (244 comments)

As a gamer with a pretty weak laptop, I am annoyed that so many indie games do not let you specify the full screen resolution, and simply use whatever you set your desktop to. That forces me to reduce the desktop resolution prior to launching the game to ensure a smooth framerate.

more than 3 years ago

Blizzard Reveals Diablo 3 (Real Money) Auction House

kalirion Re:no offline play = no sale (384 comments)

Exactly. I couldn't care less about the real money action house because I wasn't planning on playing the multiplayer piece anyway. But I was going to make this my first game in about a decade that I'd spend more than $35 to get, and now that's out the window if I need a constant internet connection to play [b]single player[/b].

more than 3 years ago

The Humble Indie Bundle 3 Released

kalirion Re:on-board video card friendly? (158 comments)

Don't have Hammer Fight, but the rest work quite well on my laptop's Intel 4500 mhd. Running Cogs at minimum settings at 640x480 for smoothest experience though.

more than 3 years ago

Spotify To Bait and Switch?

kalirion Re:Rent? (121 comments)

Doesn't really matter. You paid for the subscription, you should own the content.

Huh? Do you own World of Warcraft just because you pay for the subscription?

more than 2 years ago

Zuckerberg Quits Google+ Over Privacy Concerns

kalirion Re:Misleading headline? (284 comments)

Shhh, don't spoil the perceived irony!

more than 3 years ago

Are Fake Geeks Dooming Real Ones?

kalirion Re:Nope (492 comments)

Are these guys geeks?

more than 3 years ago

Thinking of Publishing Your Own $0.99 Kindle Book?

kalirion Re:I don't agree with his argument about $0 entry (101 comments)

In order for it to rise above the crap, it will need word of mouth. In order for it to get word of mouth, someone needs to notice it before the rise. See the problem?

more than 3 years ago

New Find Boosts Prospects For Life On Distant Moons

kalirion Re:Err, waitaminute. (98 comments)

Life will find a way.

more than 3 years ago

Ars Technica Review Slams Duke Nukem Forever

kalirion Re:One of many (462 comments)

I'm going to reserve judgment until I see the review in the print version (yup, I still subscribe.) The online reviews are written by different people.

more than 3 years ago

A Plea For Game Devs To Aim Higher

kalirion Re:Film industry (179 comments)

Meanwhile they talk about "realism" yet I can be standing there with a fucking bazooka and I STILL CAN'T BLOW A FUCKING WOODEN DOOR DOWN! WTF?

Reminds me of my second "Holy Shit" moment in Crysis. On the second level, I took cover inside a wooden hut from a machine gun nest, and watched the place get taken apart around me in a storm of bullets.

For the record, the first moment was seeing the sunrise over the beach in the first level at 2am IRL and it messing with my circadian rhythm.

more than 3 years ago


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