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PC Sales Are Flat-Lining

sctprog Re:Time to trade in my PCs? (485 comments)

There's a huge issue here with expense. Already games are incredibly expensive to make because the market simply won't pay for games that look like 3 guys at id wrote them.

It's so crazy now that only the really big boys who can throw millions on a title that won't be ready for 3+ years and may or may not break even, let alone make money.

about 2 years ago
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Humoralistically, I lean toward ...

sctprog More like this! (114 comments)

A poll I had to figure out before I could answer

Good times

about 3 years ago
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Maximum Items You've Powered From a Single Outlet

sctprog Re:LAN parties (497 comments)

In Canada, at least, we often install #12 wire w/ T-Slot receptacles in the kitchens because of a code rule that allows us to do counters with fewer circuits..

In that specific case, it's all about the money, as it's much cheaper to run a slightly larger wire than to pull an extra cable or two.

more than 3 years ago
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Maximum Items You've Powered From a Single Outlet

sctprog Re:LAN parties (497 comments)

Electrician here..

Buried cable is insulated. Flooding isn't an issue...

We run cable in muskeg all the time

more than 3 years ago
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YouTube Explains Where HTML5 Video Fails

sctprog Re:Stop raining on our OSS parade with your "facts (426 comments)

I wonder what kind of processor you have?

In chrome/youtube, Task manager was reporting 2-6% CPU for the highest chrome process.. total CPU use was around 16%.

That was while it was playing & downloading at the same time. Plus winamp running, azureus, etc etc etc

more than 3 years ago
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Sneak Preview For Coming KDE SC 4.5

sctprog Woot! (249 comments)

Now that KDE4 is as stable and polished as the 3.x desktop was, it has to be getting close to time for a rewrite of the core again!

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Loses Another 4th-Gen iPhone

sctprog Re:Just a thought (466 comments)

*till he gets caught..

(sorry for having to reply to myself)

more than 3 years ago
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Apple Loses Another 4th-Gen iPhone

sctprog Re:Just a thought (466 comments)

You could be right.. but that doesn't really seem to be Apple's way..

More likely there's an employee in the right place wanting to make a little extra cash.. at least til

more than 3 years ago
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How Bad Is the Gulf Coast Oil Spill?

sctprog Re:Don't worry BP ... (913 comments)

Well.

I can't speak for how BP cuts corners in their ocean drilling.. but as an industrial electrician in the submersible fields.. I can tell you without a doubt that BP has, by far, the most extensive safety program in place of any oil company we do contract work for.

They don't care how much it costs them, or how much longer it takes.. they are willing to foot the bill to ensure that their safety record is intact.

And no, I don't work directly for BP. We're a contracting company that does work for *many* producers.

more than 3 years ago
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Fighting For Downloaders' Hearts and Minds

sctprog Re:Well... It is (325 comments)

I often do..

I have a blu ray player and I enjoy watching movies on it.

more than 4 years ago
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Fighting For Downloaders' Hearts and Minds

sctprog Well... It is (325 comments)

Ok this is coming from someone who actually does download a good half the movies he watches.

It *is* theft. The movie was produced to make money.. and it is quite fair for them to expect that people won't just take it and not pay.

No matter how you water it down, you took something that you didn't pay for. If you can live with that choice, then fine.

But don't go around making up reasons why you're doing the world a favour by saying 'fuck you' to 'the man'.. You're only lying to yourself.

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook's New Terms of Service

sctprog Paranoia (426 comments)

Do you really think anybody at Google cares about your booze fest the other night at the local pub? Or anything else you do?

The paranoia on Slashdot these days is getting out of hand.

more than 5 years ago
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KDE 4.2 Is Released

sctprog Re:1 question (488 comments)

Well yeah.

The 4.0 release was highly reminiscent of the 2.0 days. Nothing worked.. crashes galore.. It has taken the KDE team an entire year to make it usable again.

I don't blame them. I've been a huge KDE fan for years, but even I didn't use 4.0.x

more than 5 years ago
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KDE 4.2 Is Released

sctprog Re:1 question (488 comments)

I've been running SVN builds of it for the past couple-three weeks. It is stunning the improvement over even 4.1, let alone the crapfest that was 4.0

more than 5 years ago
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How Does a 9/80 Work Schedule Work Out?

sctprog Re:Sound better then 5/80 (1055 comments)

Just because you work more than 40 hours a week doesn't mean your job sucks.

My company would revolt if we switched to a 40 hour work week.

As an electrician, we're mostly paid for what we know, not what we do and it's just too lucrative to work 10-12 hour days in the oil patch.

more than 5 years ago
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In the next 12 months, the Middle East will be ...

sctprog Tradition (1067 comments)

You know.

These people have been living in hatred for thousands of years. There is no blame to be laid upon now, except perhaps to their own ancestors.

These people are taught from child birth to hate the other side because that is what their parents taught them.

How does one compete with thousands of years of tradition? You can't change it. You can't tell them that they're wrong and they should learn to just live in peace.

It's not going to change just because the Americans hold a military 'peacemaking' presence in Iraq.

Things are never as simple as we, the western world, want them to be.

more than 5 years ago
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Lack of Sunlight Could Lead To Early Death

sctprog Increased mortality (304 comments)

Last I checked the mortality rate was 100%

more than 5 years ago

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