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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

mobby_6kl Re:I don't get it (820 comments)

You're really not. On the other hand, an electric motor spinning up makes it sound like I'm in a stinky packed tram or trolleybus, so I definitely prefer the ICE sound.

about two weeks ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

mobby_6kl Re:oh good grief (820 comments)

And that's hardly a secret. Designing a pleasant engine and exhaust sound has been around forever and everyone (appliance manufacturers excluded) is doing it. What is fairly new however is straight up faking it by playing pre-recorded audio through the sound system. At this point I think it's time to give up and admit that you're in a crappy 3-cylinder diesel shitbox that sounds like a tractor.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

mobby_6kl Re:Rent seeking (570 comments)

Yep, and my citation is watching the stream. They did mention "windows as a service" or something like that, which is what got misinterpreted, but it was fairly clearly referring to a whole larger infrastructure with Onedrive and other cloud crap, various mobile devices tying together to provide a comprehensive "service" to the users.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

mobby_6kl Re:Rent seeking (570 comments)

The summary is wrong. What they were saying is that you can upgrade for free during the first year after Win10 release. Then it works as usual, you get automatic updates etc.

about two weeks ago
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Best current live-action TV show based on comics?

mobby_6kl Re:So, what else is there to watch? (148 comments)

Your wife and I were also enjoying Big Bang last night, and not just in theory!

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality

mobby_6kl Re:Limited use cases (74 comments)

I worked on a PDA-phone hybrid 15 years ago. These things are ugly and useless and expensive and will never take off!

about two weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

mobby_6kl Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

They made the calendar useless. But thankfully you can install it from apk on a KK device if you really want to!

about three weeks ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mobby_6kl Re:It's not your phone (610 comments)

>Seems to me that the problem is people wanting to complain over nothing. So what if an album (and it's not like it's something offensive) gets added to your iTunes account as a 'purchased' product?

Excuse me, you do realize we're talking about U2 here? That's not something I'd want my friends or coworkers see in my library.

about 5 months ago
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Steve Ballmer Authored the Windows 3.1 Ctrl-Alt-Del Screen

mobby_6kl Re:"Stuff that matters" (169 comments)

It's a minor piece of trivia that was certainly not worth posting on slashdot in lieu of another Raymond post, but it's something I would've enjoyed reading when going through his blog. Check it out, there's tons of interesting technical and historical information there.

about 5 months ago
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Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth

mobby_6kl Re:How do they know who's camp it is? (134 comments)

If you RTFA, you'd see that they referenced ISIS PR videos, so it's not just "oh that looks like it might be training camp" but "these geo features from the videos correspond exactly to this thing here on the map" type of analysis.

about 5 months ago
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US Army To Transport American Ebola Victim To Atlanta Hospital From Liberia

mobby_6kl Re:What a bunch of pansies (409 comments)

Do you really believe the USA governments health agency carries an US citizen into the US if it was not perfectly safe? In what paranoia 1984 world do you live?

Is that the same USA governements health agency that deliberately withheld treatment and information about syphilis from infected patients to see what would happen, or a different one? That was a while ago so probably not. But perhaps it was the one that exposes its scientists to anthrax? Or avian influenza? Or leaves smallpox samples chill in a random warehouse?

It's perfectly safe guys, please move along!

about 5 months ago
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Ridley Scott to Produce Philip K Dick's The Man In the High Castle

mobby_6kl Re:Considering his history... (144 comments)

Do you like movies about ponies?

Yeah. I don't really dislike superhero movies, but honestly the constant stream of super avenger-men movies made the whole thing kind of boring. It's like when all games were WW2 FPSes, except worse because Nazis are more interesting than comic book villains.

about 6 months ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

mobby_6kl Re:Send a robot (84 comments)

You're welcome! I actually came here expecting the most obvious joke to already be made, but nope. I guess if you really want something, you have to do it yourself :)

about 6 months ago
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Off the Florida Coast, Astronauts Train For Asteroid Mission

mobby_6kl Re:Send a robot (84 comments)

Send Bruce Willis.

He's already trained and isn't doing us any good here on earth anyway.

about 6 months ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

mobby_6kl Re:Gull Wing Doors? (247 comments)

Why does everyone assume gull-wing doors are somehow particularly bad at this?

Here's a video of a guy opening one next to some truck or a wall. If it does require any more space than a regular door, it's not significantly so, but I doubt even that is the case. Remember that a door is maybe 10-15 cm thick, so that's the minimum you'll need to have for a single mm of clearance with a regular door, not to mention all the inches for your fat ass.

about 7 months ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

mobby_6kl Re:Quid pro quo here. (1116 comments)

Ok, let me shut this shitshow of a discussion down:

It's now officially cool to endorse Hitler because you agree with his views on vegetarianism.

about 10 months ago

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Ubisoft's new DRM system cracked within a day

mobby_6kl mobby_6kl writes  |  more than 4 years ago

mobby_6kl (668092) writes "The previous article on this topic got even more attention from slashdot posters than the original confirmation of Ubisoft's new draconian DRM system, but one of the first games to implement this has been released recently, and, perhaps to the surprise of few, was cracked on the very same day, according to Eurogamer and many other sources. Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic was supposed to implement the system under which a constant connection to Ubi's servers was required in order to play the game, but contrary to the article linked in the previous submission, it appears to have been much more vulnerable than expected.

So far Ubisoft denies that the game has been really cracked, and while it is indeed too early to tell which part of the protection was circumvented, and whether it was a weakness in the specific implementation, it is hard to argue with the ability to play the game after the rather standard process of installing the game and then overwriting the executable with the one provided. It should also be noted that the patch which was rushed out to address some of the game's technical issues fared no better than the original release."

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