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Software Uses Almost 1/2 the Storage On 32GB Surface Tablet

ludomancer Re:Considering this is Windows... (471 comments)

No. Even considering that this is windows, it is still *extremely* bad.
This is indicative of the same bloat and indiscretion for efficiency that has caused every MS GUI OS to plummet into user-hindrance after NT.

It's trite-ware; full of shit that no majority needs, but the MS handicap has convinced itself it must employ in order to reach every conceivable userbase desire conceivable, no matter how miniscule. If competition has it, so must they, only a fraction as good and double the footprint.

Including all the pitfalls, bloat and bugs that come from such a development philosophy, It is THE trademark reason Microsoft has been failing the user for >10 years.

And no, I don't have an alternative solution aside from "stick with older MS platforms for as long as humanly possible, and don't pay them for anything for as long as you can avoid it".

more than 2 years ago

Julian Assange To Host Talk Show

ludomancer Phenomenal (164 comments)

Whoever let this man onto mainstream media made a huge mistake for themselves.

For the rest of us, potential win.

I would love for him to spread his perspective and morals to a larger audience, because, from what I know of him (and being under the impression of the fallacy of his alleged rape charges), he represents a truly free, government-agnostic (am I using that right?) way forward for human kind. Our governments should not do evil unto others, and that should be apparent from it's own historical evidence.

about 3 years ago

Why Everyone Hates the IT Department

ludomancer Untrustworthy (960 comments)

Every company I've worked at that has been large enough to warrant it's own IT dept. has been standoffish because they're told not to associate with the desk employees. The reason being for "security", and the overall feeling I've gotten from those I've been close to is because they basically monitor employee activity. They create logs of internet usage, emails, instant messages, and any network activity. In the last 5 or so years that has extended into time logs of entering/exiting the office, and actual desktop activity. There are three companies I've worked at that have had this behavior, with the exception of the timesheet and desktop activity recording because that was all at the same company since then, (though I've gotten the impression that this behavior was "standard" for IT now).
Either way, I feel like checking out of the corporate world entirely, because it's just pathetic. Especially if you consider where it's going: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/11/11/18/1419252/microsoft-patent-aims-to-curb-obnoxious-employee-behavior

more than 3 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

ludomancer Re:Hey gabe (434 comments)

You're just being stupid for the sake of comedy right?

Amazon.com looks good right now.
Fuck, even Best Buy looks good right now.

Origin looks like the exact same crap, but with a much less trustworthy company in charge of it. EA would sell all that personal information straight to the hackers if it meant they could turn a profit.

more than 3 years ago

Valve Announces Massive Steam Server Intrusion

ludomancer SO thankful right now (434 comments)

I really love Steam. I can't recount the number of times someone broke into my house, stole my entire game library, AND my credit card, and then used my credit card to buy tons of other games on it, and send mail to all my friends posing as me. Steam is so worth the convenience of not having to get out of my chair, go to a store, and pick up a physical copy of entertainment that I will probably revisit for years on end.

Thank you Valve!!

more than 3 years ago

EU Scientists Working On Laser To Rip a Hole In Spacetime

ludomancer Re:The Death Star (575 comments)

Who would you rather have man it? The US? They would just turn it on every other country. For "science", of course.

more than 3 years ago

How To Stop the Next WikiLeaks

ludomancer Awe, cute (191 comments)

Another fly-by-night software developer conned some tech-ignorant government institute into buying their shit-software under the guise that it would stop their latest .

Go America! I'm sure this will work out just fine for everyone.

more than 3 years ago

Final Fantasy XIV Subscriptions Returning, PS3 Version In 2012

ludomancer Bad Decisions? (96 comments)

The game itself is supposed to be bad.

"...new UI, a new graphics engine, and a redesign of all current maps."

However, none of these things make a difference on the game design itself. Who's smoking what now?

I hate stupid developers.

more than 3 years ago

Apple's Siri As Revolutionary As the Mac?

ludomancer Apple = Sony (692 comments)

So... Apple is going the way of Sony, huh?

Sony has spent the last 20+ years trying and failing to recreate the phenomenon of the Walkman. I wish companies would actually try to innovate instead of searching to recreate their past innovations.

Just from the description my experience and precognition tells me this is going to be a massive failure.

more than 3 years ago

The Inside Story of the Kelihos Takedown

ludomancer They sound like the good guys for once. (83 comments)

I don't think I have EVER read a story about internet security where they weren't attacking some kid on a college campus for sharing music, or blaming someones grandfather of childporn. This is actually a refreshing story for a change.

more than 3 years ago

Physicists Devise Magnetic Shield

ludomancer WATER waves? (90 comments)

Can someone link me that story? Must have missed it. How do you shield something from water waves?

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft: No Windows 8 ARM Support For x86 Apps

ludomancer Corrected Quotation (413 comments)

'If we allow the world of x86 application support like that, or based on what we call desktop apps in our start yesterday, then there are real challenges in some of the value propositions for system on a chip,' he said.' and as you already know, we don't like challenges'.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Reveals More Windows 8 Details

ludomancer Performance Focus (538 comments)

I wish, at the very least, they'd get over "improving boot/shutdown times", and make the performance of actual use better than, say, win98.
Their memory management is the WORST, and if you're an actual PC user, with heavy applications for graphics or simulation, the last several releases from this company must have crushed your productivity like it has mine.

more than 3 years ago

Did Apple Impersonate Police To Recover the Lost iPhone 5?

ludomancer Forecasting our future (233 comments)

Sadly, this is just a small hint of what's to come. I don't expect anything other than full-on corporate armies, each waging espionage and intellectual (and other) warfare against one another, to be the future of the US. Get used to it. Soon Apples Security team WILL be the police dept. :(
(and every other company with the money/man-power).

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft 'Ribbonizes' Windows 8 File Manager

ludomancer Bad Design (951 comments)

No matter how you look at it, Ribbons are inefficient, badly designed UI elements.

Microsoft continues to floor me with how valiantly they push that envelope toward a cliff.

more than 3 years ago

I do my best coding after...

ludomancer THC - To Help Coding (222 comments)

Marijuana does a surprisingly good job of letting you see things from a different perspective. Highly recommended! ;)

more than 3 years ago

Is Bill Gates the Cure For What Ails Microsoft?

ludomancer actually (337 comments)

I'd rather they just go out of business. It is long overdue.

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 5 Details: Sharing, Home Tab, PDF Viewer

ludomancer stupid (453 comments)

They think this versioning method is a good thing? I read the headline and only thought "5, already? omfg, I'm done with this stupid browser".

I know that's probably biased, and knee-jerky, subjective and immature, but that doesn't change that it's probably a lot of peoples thoughts on the matter.

It's stupid how a number can make you or break your opinion of a product, and even stupider that their change had the opposite affect on me (negative impression, etc)

more than 3 years ago

Firefox 4 Released!

ludomancer Alternatives? (554 comments)

Can anyone recommend alternatives to all the new "whiz-bang" bullshit that's put in browsers today?

Now that Firefox has truly gone the way of Netscape and IE with the bloat, I'd really like to get back to a bare-bones browser that simply provides the openness for the plugins I need, and GTFO with everything else.

I'm weary of Chrome, and Firefox is just worthless to me now (crashes, slow, etc).

Yeah this is a biased comment, but I figured the people with the same requirements as I have will probably understand and respond. I hope!

more than 3 years ago


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