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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

sabbede If I wanted to (258 comments)

spend time with other people, I wouldn't be playing video games.

11 hours ago

Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

sabbede Plus, in the ads (93 comments)

it looks like Mass Effect. I thought the commercials were for a new ME game, because they looked so much like a Quarian and a Turian out with a human.


Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

sabbede I've been looking for something like this!!! (208 comments)

I get those calls surprisingly often (I'm IT support already), and as fun as it is to keep them on the line as they try and guide me to the download (which I do with Lynx), fighting back would be so much more fun!

4 days ago

Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

sabbede Hey Microsoft!! (404 comments)

I will let you equip my organization with Surfaces for only $20. Our brand has developed a strong customer following and the products we use have a great influence on the purchasing decisions of our clients.

Granted, my organization may look like a household, but that's just a clever marketing tactic.

We will need three tablets at first to equip our executive staff (myself and my girlfriend) and our lead associate (her daughter), though our affiliates (extended family) may require them in the future.

5 days ago

China's Island Factory

sabbede Just because its called the Sea of China (199 comments)

doesn't mean China owns it! They have, I shit you not, claimed the entire South sea, right up to the beaches of their neighbors.

about a week ago

China's Island Factory

sabbede Re:US should stay out of Asia (199 comments)

Because we have close allies in the area. Nations with whom we have defence treaties, and China is trying to claim their territory.

Here's a map of what the UN says the borders are, and what China says they are

The Philippines and Taiwan are under our protection, and China is trying to steal their territorial waters. We do business with everyone else.

Long story short, we have many interests in the region and can't allow China's reckless sea-grab to make a mess of it all.

about a week ago

How Astrophysicists Hope To Turn the Entire Moon Into a Cosmic Ray Detector

sabbede Are we finally going to (74 comments)

Chrome the Moon?

about a week ago

AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

sabbede I thought (524 comments)

broadband was anything over 56kbps dial-up.

about a week ago

Google Serves Old Search Page To Old Browsers

sabbede Gosh things move fast (152 comments)

I love how the "outdated" page lacking "modern features" is from all the way back in the stone-ages of last year.

about two weeks ago

NATO Set To Ratify Joint Defense For Cyberattacks

sabbede This is big. (34 comments)

This puts NATO and China directly at odds. I'm surprised that everyone seems to be missing how important that is in favor of pseudo-political drivel.

Hopefully, it will encourage China to curtail their current activities. I know I'm sick of all the Chinese IP's bouncing packets off my company's firewalls.

about two weeks ago

Should police have cameras recording their work at all times?

sabbede Elected representatives (455 comments)

should be wearing them as well. That's the price of political power - no more privacy, no secrets.

about two weeks ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

sabbede What they're trying to do (341 comments)

is force residential customers to pay for business service. Complain about the cap, and they'll try to sell you on it.

And as people "in the know", I think we can all call bullshit on them when they say streaming video uses too much bandwidth. Netflix streams H.264, TV streams are uncompressed MPEG-2. If you watch Netflix, you're using less bandwidth than if you were watching Fox.

about three weeks ago

Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

sabbede Comcast is (341 comments)


I signed up with them, asking directly if there was a cap. They said, "no". Five months later, I got an email announcing the good news that the cap would be raised to 300gigs/month from 250. (I doubled that the first week I had service)

So I called them. They said the cap had always been there, but they hadn't been enforcing it. I made several suggestions involving the rectal insertion of a chainsaw. Something I have done again several times.

about three weeks ago

Rightscorp's New Plan: Hijack Browsers Until Infingers Pay Up

sabbede Oh crap. (376 comments)

Rightscorp was harassing me for a time because my phone number once belonged to an Army Sgt. who, apparently, violated a copyright. I shudder to think what could happen to other innocents.

about a month ago

Solar Plant Sets Birds On Fire As They Fly Overhead

sabbede But without (521 comments)

HELIOS One, the NCR would have to rely entirely on the contested dam for power!

about a month ago

The Billion-Dollar Website

sabbede I'm so glad (194 comments)

I don't work for a company that made the mistake of getting involved in that nightmare.

about a month ago

Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

sabbede Re:No, school should not be year-round. (421 comments)

"Summer Vacation" only exists so that kids could work on the family farm. So, not only is the reason for it extinct, it was never about "letting kids be kids".

about a month ago

Slashdot Asks: Should Schooling Be Year-Round?

sabbede Short answer: (421 comments)


about a month ago


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