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Ouya Consoles Will Start Shipping On December 28th

sixteenbitsamurai What a name... (121 comments)

Call it trolling if you want, but seriously... where the hell are the damn consonants? All that's in there is that "Y" character that sometimes plays the part of a consonant on weekends.

about 2 years ago

Trademark Trouble For RIM Over New "BBX" Name

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Alternative "BBX" Names: (95 comments)

They should just call it "RIMJob" because it's made by RIM and gets the job done...


more than 2 years ago

FTC Probes Android and Google Search

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Where was FCC when Bing did? (139 comments)

Really? Because I can't use my monopoly money to buy anything except Park Place, some tiny plastic hotels, and maybe pay to get out of jail, since I lost my card...

more than 3 years ago

'Dead Media' Never Really Die

sixteenbitsamurai Dream machines (85 comments)

Myself, I'm waiting for an update to the visual cortex-stimulating Dream Machines of the 1960s.

Those weren't machines, those were drugs. And believe me, they have been regularly updated with new mind-bending versions.

more than 3 years ago

Chinese Legislature Conducts Large Online Vote

sixteenbitsamurai Re:82,707 citizens? (152 comments)

I think it's reasonable to assume there is at least that many citizens in China who could vote on this. Don't quote me on this, but I heard there's a lot of people in China.

more than 3 years ago

AT&T Admits Network Can't Handle iPhone, iPad Traffic

sixteenbitsamurai Re:A better question (298 comments)

So much this. In northern MN, AT&T has great reception and Verizon calls always drop out. The 3G coverage for both seems spotty at best up here, though Verizon has slightly better data when and where you can connect. Yes, anecdotal observation, take it with a grain of salt, YMMV, etc.

more than 3 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Ah. Survival. (562 comments)

Lots of Salisbury Steaks, Rad Away, and a 10mm pistol. After the nuclear apocalypse, 10mm rounds become common as hell, apparently.

more than 3 years ago

Google Cars Drive Themselves, In Traffic

sixteenbitsamurai That's great and all, but... (293 comments)

I happen to enjoy driving. This tech is cool, but I personally don't want a JohnnyCab. I don't even really care for cruise control. Yeah, yeah, and you can get off my lawn, too, but there's something about driving... maybe it's because I lived in a rural area growing up and my first car was pretty much my ticket to independence and freedom -- being able to go just about anywhere I wanted when I wanted, no longer shackled to my parents' house in the middle of nowhere -- that makes me hesitant to give up control of my car. I guess I'd rather have true freedom than a safety net, which is the way I feel about quite a lot of things now that I think about it.

Also, I realize that perceiving automated driving systems as loss of freedom is irrational to an extent; this is because my opinion is based on personal feelings which are more subjective than logical. I merely present my opinion as food for thought.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Wins Restraining Order Against Geohot

sixteenbitsamurai Re:No.. that would be silly. (397 comments)

He can still do it on websites located in 193 other countries.

He can't do it in Egypt.

more than 3 years ago

How the Global Seed Vault Aims To Fight Future Famine

sixteenbitsamurai Brought to you by... (115 comments)

Vault-Tec. Secure Your Future!

more than 3 years ago

Sony Lawsuits Target PS3 Jailbreak Authors

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Sony should have lost this already. (205 comments)

I find it hard to believe those people would get a console in the first place, PC games are a great deal easier to pirate.

This. If I had mod points, you'd be getting one right now.

more than 3 years ago

Hurt Locker File-Sharing Subpoenas Begin

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Culprit ? (376 comments)

And the DRM makes them a more attractive choice than the Blu-Ray discs or HD cable

What makes them more attractive is that they don't cost $30 a pop. Having no DRM is a bonus, for sure, but really it comes down to HD movies being a horrible value. Most people outside the slashdot crew don't know what DRM is. Hell, most of them don't even know what a browser is. The bottom line is most people don't want to spend that kind of money on a Blu-ray when you can get two or three DVD's for the same price or just download them for free.

about 4 years ago

When I no longer use a hard drive, I typically keep it for..

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Well, it depends... (308 comments)

To be fair, every computer I had before my Pentium II box did not come equipped with a hard drive. And actually I only had one compy before that: A Laser 128/ZX. (Apple II clone) Come to think of it, I'm still using the computer desk I had got with the Laser for my current computer setup, sans the upper parts so I can fit current monitors. But I digress; I have older hard disks than my 8GB, but they were from salvaging older computers gifted to me because "you're into computers, right? I'm not using it anymore so..." Still, I think the smallest I have is the 2.1GB in my Thinkpad 380ed.

about 4 years ago

When I no longer use a hard drive, I typically keep it for..

sixteenbitsamurai Well, it depends... (308 comments)

I only keep them around if they aren't failed or failing. Pretty sure I still have the 8GB from my Pentium II compy somewhere.

about 4 years ago

Spammers Moving To Disposable Domains

sixteenbitsamurai Persistent little bastards... (147 comments)

It's like an underground revolutionary movement, except selling male enhancement products.

more than 4 years ago

Chilean Earthquake Shortened Earth's Day

sixteenbitsamurai Re:Maybe this is why... (374 comments)

Offtopic for a bad joke, huh. Sucks to be me, I guess.

more than 4 years ago

Chilean Earthquake Shortened Earth's Day

sixteenbitsamurai Maybe this is why... (374 comments)

the PlayStation Network went down?

more than 4 years ago

Looking Back From the 1980s At Computers In Education

sixteenbitsamurai Nostalgia and shenanigans... (269 comments)

Number Munchers was awesome. Also, when I learned BASIC and such I created a fake command prompt that gave nothing but syntax errors back to the user, as well as not allowing program breaks. Great for frustrating the hell out of the teacher, but I also implemented it as a kind of password system for some of my disks, as people would steal my work a lot. Of course those people weren't smart enough to bypass it by loading another disk with DOS on it and then swapping mine in to access my files, but if they were they would've done the work themselves anyway.

I think I still have an Apple II clone in storage at my parents' house... though since it's in the basement there's a good chance of water damage, unfortunately.

more than 4 years ago



Sony, Activision Blizzard, many others sued for in

sixteenbitsamurai sixteenbitsamurai writes  |  about 5 years ago

sixteenbitsamurai (1070810) writes "from the article,

'Sony Corp., maker of the PlayStation video-game systems, and games manufacturer Activision Blizzard Inc. were sued by a company that claims âoeWorld of Warcraftâ and other online games use its inventions.

Also named in the complaint filed today by PalTalk Holdings Inc. were NCsoft Corp., South Koreaâ(TM)s biggest online-game maker and developer of the âoeGuild Warsâ series; U.K. developer Jagex Ltd., maker of the âoeRunescapeâ online game; and closely held Turbine Inc., which has a âoeLord of the Ringsâ online game.

Closely held PalTalk claims the companies are infringing two patents for ways to control interactive applications over multiple computers that were developed by MPath Interactive Inc. MPath was an early pioneer of online gaming that provided technology for Sony and the companies that merged to form Activision Blizzard, according to the complaint. PalTalk said it bought the patents in 2002.

'Certain game play on the PS3 or PSP and through the PlayStation Network online gaming service infringes the PalTalk patents,â PalTalk said in the complaint filed in federal court in Marshall, Texas. It is seeking damages âoein at least the tens of millions of dollarsâ from each of the companies."'"

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