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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

mike260 Motivation? (254 comments)

The fact that you're not already coding and Ruby couldn't hold your interest makes me wonder exactly what you want to do and why.

If you plan to learn to code mainly as a necessary step towards creating your dream RTS then I hate to piss on your fireworks, but you're wasting your time. It's just way too much dang work and frustration for something you don't find interesting and exciting in and of itself.

If I got the wrong idea and you do find coding interesting, forget about the RTS for a while and just worry about getting good at the basics.

about 3 months ago

Interviews: Ask J. Michael Straczynski What You Will

mike260 Terrible oversight (276 comments)

I always felt that B5's s4e06 needed to end with Sheridan leading the allied forces in a chorus of 'Yub Nub'.

No question here, I just thought you needed to know that.

about 6 months ago

CyanogenMod Installer Removed From Google Play Store

mike260 Re:Voluntarily? (255 comments)

Perhaps making Google look bad isn't their #1 goal. Righteous indignation is cool and all but they're a business.

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Linux Security, In Light of NSA Crypto-Subverting Attacks?

mike260 Re: If it is off (472 comments)

If you're gonna argue from zero evidence, just claim that the CPU itself is pre-rooted and be done with it.

1 year,8 days

Ask Slashdot: Linux Security, In Light of NSA Crypto-Subverting Attacks?

mike260 Re: If it is off (472 comments)

That's not even remotely what a TPM does.

1 year,9 days

Meet PRISM's English Little Brother: Socmint

mike260 Re:SocMints? (76 comments)

SocMint: Plusfresh post-eat. Holeful. Buy.

about a year ago

Amazon, Google and Apple Won't Need To Pay Tax, Despite Goverment Threats

mike260 Dubious. (327 comments)

Despite moves by government to get Google, Amazon and Apple to admit they make sales in the UK and US, and therefore should pay tax on these earnings [...]

Tim Cook seems to claim the opposite:

I can tell you unequivocally Apple does not funnel its domestic profits overseas. We don't do that. We pay taxes on all the products we sell in the U.S., and we pay every dollar that we owe.

So is he a bare-faced liar, or is the article summary bollocks? Sources please.

about a year ago

iPad Mini Costs $24 More To Make Than Kindle Fire HD

mike260 Re:Few things (260 comments)

The point is, apple's profit isn't actual quality - it's just a surcharge for people dumb enough to buy

At this point there are quite a few counterexamples out there - Apple users who are clearly not dumb, nor suckers, nor computer-illiterate.

Seriously dude, it's time to let it go.

about 2 years ago

iPad Mini Costs $24 More To Make Than Kindle Fire HD

mike260 Dumb (260 comments)

1. The OS and online infrastructure costs $0?
2. Selling a product at a profit equates to "premium" now?

about 2 years ago

World's Subways Share Common Mathematical Structure

mike260 Re:Neat but expected (159 comments)

Second. The article makes it sound like the guy discovered the Mandelbrot set hiding in the tube map.

more than 2 years ago

The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

mike260 Re:"Money sucking leech"? (438 comments)

Nope, not new; I just never felt the need as pressingly as I do right now.

more than 2 years ago

The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

mike260 Re:I`m tellin ya...Apple is circling the drain. (438 comments)

Make some concrete, testable predictions - say, market share, profit share, stock-price or something of that nature - and I'll see you on 8th Feb 2013.

more than 2 years ago

The iPhone Is a Nightmare For Carriers

mike260 "Money sucking leech"? (438 comments)

"from the greed-begets-greed dept."?


Is there a way to block stories by editor?

more than 2 years ago

New Technique Promises Much Faster Hard Drive Write Speeds

mike260 Re:So how do they know if they actually wrote it (148 comments)

Was the magnetic write head ever the main bottleneck?

Maybe not the 'main' bottleneck, but it depends on the application, no? Seems to me there are at least a few firehose situations where you can never have enough write bandwidth (say, uncompressed video-capture).

Maybe normal workloads on normal filesystems wouldn't see much improvement, but I bet you could find ways to capitalise on the extra bandwidth and space. Log-structured filesystems spring to mind for one.

more than 2 years ago

Higgs Signal Gains Strength

mike260 Re:Stinks of Confirmation Bias (189 comments)

Reading some of the papers, it is clear that the data is being selectively interpreted to yield a desired conclusion. This is yet another case of continued government funding depending on making progress in proving a particular result, in this case, the existence of the Higgs particle.

Reading your post, it is clear that the article is being selectively interpreted to yield a contentious opinion. This is yet another case of trolling.

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Changing Career From OLTP To OLAP Dev

mike260 Re:As a DBA myself... (129 comments)

The first step to a solution is always a robust solutioneering methodology.

more than 2 years ago

The RMS Tour Rider

mike260 Hey, that guy smells funny! Let's get him! (373 comments)

The guy wrote emacs and gcc and created GNU against all odds out of pure bloody-minded stubbornness. You really think he deserves to be ridiculed for whatever social weirdness you wankers ascribe to him?

Like, when the f**k did Slashdot become "News for Jocks"?

more than 2 years ago

Thunderbolt vs. SuperSpeed USB

mike260 Re:Slashdot (-1, wrong) (327 comments)

Dear Slashdot,
How about taking a little more pride in what you choose to show to the 8 bajillion people who hit your front-page every day?

more than 2 years ago



mike260 mike260 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

mike260 (224212) writes "Joystiq calls shenannigans on a PSP 'fansite' purporting to be written by a pair of kids (the site's domain is actually owned by a marketting company named Zipatoni). What makes this noteworthy is the hilariously poor quality of their work. Sony ads are presented as homemade 'Christmas cards', the txt-speak is badly misjudged, and the video of 'cousin Pete' laying down some PSP-related 'crazy beatz and rhymes' is beyond belief. The 'kids' blog is already flooded with outraged comments, despite half-baked attempts to filter posts containing words like 'Zipatoni' and 'marketting'."


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