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Assassin's Creed: Unity Launch Debacle Pulls Spotlight Onto Game Review Embargos

rokstar Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (474 comments)

Any game journalist who signs a review embargo agreement is a part of the problem.

So all of them? You do realize that embargos are an industry wide practice. They also serve a pretty useful function when used normally and appropriately. Also please point out who has ever in gamergate talked about review embargo policy.

about a month ago
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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

rokstar My Experience (265 comments)

It is kind of weird reading all of the negative comments about the steam Linux experience because mine has been largely positive. After spending about a decade screwing around with wine to get various games to play often with limited functionality or weird graphics bugs, playing natively through steam has been amazing. I don't know what the Civ V experience was like on windows I guess but it looks great even on my 2 year old laptop. Beyond the indie stuff, I find it absolutely amazing that any AAA titles are getting ported to linux *at all*. Could it be better? Probably. Seems to me that is going to take time as the Linux gaming user base needs to expand to the point where it makes financial sense to go that extra mile. I'm willing to be patient and buy the ports as they come in, because that's likely the only way it is going to get better.

about a month ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

rokstar What's in a name (236 comments)

The NFL anchors are using them however the seem to have a problem remembering the name and keep defaulting back to calling it an "Ipad". At least on one occasion I heard someone call it an "Ipad like device" which is better I guess but not by much. Could be worse I suppose, I have people in my office who still refer to $SMARTPHONE as their 'Treo'.

about a month and a half ago
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Interviews: Ask Warren Ellis a Question

rokstar Global Frequency (58 comments)

Any plans on doing more Global Frequency? Loving Trees by the way.

about a month and a half ago
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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

rokstar OS String Issues (399 comments)

Because this might be a problem...
if ( osStr.startsWith("Windows 9") || orStr.equals("Windows ME") )
throw new RuntimeException("OS too old");

about 3 months ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

rokstar Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

800 is a bit much but I tend to do most of my bread baking at 500F (260C). If I could get it hotter I would so that I could do other things like pizza and breads.

about 6 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

I'm sorry what? I'm pretty sure that is exactly what I said.

about 6 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Good luck getting to the bottom of it but as far as theories go i gotta say that is a bit hard to take. Most of the groups you describe, (except PETA, also as aside, fuck PETA), have enough money to start a strongly worded letter writing campaign and not much more. The Soros and Koch types don't really seem to be doing much that isn't also benefiting themselves. I mean what you are describing isn't Sheldon Adelson levels of funding here but stills sounds like more than seems likely for a group that is willing to not get credit or the limelight.

about 6 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Not saying I don't believe you but i'm not seeing what the upside would be for whatever group doing this. If as you say it was 'liberals white guys' you'd think that they would be all out there making sure they get the public adulation so they can feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Or I suppose it could be someone is out to try and destroy the team for rivalry reasons except the owner Dan Snyder is doing a pretty good job of destroying the team all by his lonesome.

about 6 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

Okay I will. Who are the people behind it them? There isn't a monetary pay out for this so it can't be trail lawyers. I'm not getting any luck with the google-fu.

about 6 months ago
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Washington Redskins Stripped of Trademarks

rokstar Re:I just dont get it (646 comments)

I would suggest you look at the plaintiffs in the case before you start arguing that these were 'liberal white men' pretending to be offended.

about 6 months ago
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Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching

rokstar Re:Good (544 comments)

does the Anti-Christ turn wine into water?

No but my liver does. Always knew the damn thing was evil.

about a year ago
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New Approach To Immersion Cooling Powers HPC In a High Rise

rokstar What's in a name (63 comments)

Other players in immersion cooling include Iceotope and Hardcore (now LiquidCool).

Who's principle leads are AcidBurn and CrashOverride respectively, no doubt.

about a year ago
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Transport Expert Insists 'Don't Dismiss Wacky Hyperloop'

rokstar Re:OTOH (385 comments)

Sort of. The DC metro only shuts down above ground stations due to weather and usually it has to be more than a half a foot. The whole system shutdowns periodically due to a variety of other factors because it is in fact run by bozos. The roads shutdown because people here are bad drivers and have zero ability to deal with snow despite it being a roughly annual occurrence. The whole fucking city shuts down because congress doesn't like to do work and act like if you gave 5th graders the power to decide when the school gets to take snow days.

about a year ago
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Telescopic Contact Lens With Switchable Magnification To Help AMD Patients

rokstar Re:Oh please (68 comments)

Boomerang arrow. Boomerang, respect it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: Does LED Backlight PWM Drive You Crazy?

rokstar Re:Whiny little bitch (532 comments)

Am I the only one who has an issue with this definition?

Yes, you are literally the only one.

about a year ago
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I am fairly prepared for a storm outage of ...

rokstar Week+ (398 comments)

We have a UPS to handle the short outages (of which we have a lot, damn you PEPCO) but we also do quite a bit of vegetable canning and pickling. I make enough bread that we normally have more than a few days worth on hand as well and we always have enough flour on hand that making more isn't a big deal.

about a year and a half ago
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Uptick In Whooping Cough Linked To Subpar Vaccines

rokstar Re:Or (273 comments)

During the 1980s, U.S. parents successfully sued manufacturers, alleging that the whole-cell vaccine also caused long-term brain damage. A 1991 Institute of Medicine report concluded that this was unproven, but by then many pertussis vaccine manufacturers had withdrawn from the market, leading Congress to create a federal vaccine injury compensation program for families who could show a strong case for vaccine damage.

They don't even really need to make a 'strong' case. All that is required is a doctor's certification that X occurred before time T after Y vaccine's administration and the family is awarded Z in compensation. The key here is that families do not need to prove a causal link between the vaccine and the harm just that it happened. In theory this is the balance for congress making it very difficult for citizens to sue vaccine manufacturers. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/vaccinetable.html

about a year ago
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Google Keep End-of-Life Date Forecasted

rokstar Re:I don't understand all the anger over Google (164 comments)

Conversely there is no obligation to use their services either, which I think is the larger point. Their "responsibility" is to not pissing off a sufficiently large portion of their user base such that they have no interest in trying their new products.

about a year and a half ago

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