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Webhosting For A Large Art Project?

skyride Kimsufi (137 comments)

I think this should be EXACTLY what you're looking for: http://www.kimsufi.co.uk/ I've personally had a server with them for about 2 years with no major issues. For the money, it's phenomenal value.

about 3 years ago
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Pakistan Seeks To Block Facebook Again

skyride Re:Don't over think religion. (98 comments)

You know what? If you feel like that, you're more faithful to your religion than the majority of all religious people in the world, regardless of religion.

more than 3 years ago
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Samsung Halts Galaxy Tablet Promotion In Germany

skyride Re:Germany should know better (325 comments)

OK, nobody is going to a war just because of some computer being denied sales but the important thing is the trend

Statistically speaking, I don't think 1 event is a trend.

more than 3 years ago
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More Schools Go To 4-Day Week To Cut Costs

skyride Re:In the end, it doesn't matter. (614 comments)

Over here in the UK (and according to plenty of Europeans I know), it's certainly not "cool" either. It's just society in general really considers it to matter once you reach a certain age.

more than 3 years ago
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Motorola Adopting 3 Laws of Robotics For Android?

skyride Re:"building in security" (178 comments)

Well it is only 3rd party hardware vendors involved, I doubt google will be getting involved any time soon.

more than 3 years ago
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Slashdot Launches Re-Design

skyride Re:The horror! (2254 comments)

Firefox on linux has always had shitty performance for me on slashdot. I recently moved to Chrome and everything was totally fine, it still is with this new layout. I'm fairly sure Firefox Linux just has terrible JS performance.

more than 3 years ago
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T-Mobile Slashes Fair Use Policy, Says Download At Home

skyride Re:I'm bracing myself (364 comments)

I have to say, It really depends on your intent. I live in the UK and get a pretty good 3G signal everywhere I go. I'm on a 500MB plan data wise, but I don't really find it to be an issue. In practice, I agree with that "download at home" message, but I don't agree with Verizon's motives or intentions for suggesting that.

more than 3 years ago
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Will Touch Screens Kill the Keyboard?

skyride Re:No (332 comments)

With price of basic laptops and even the most expensive netbooks these days, you're doing it wrong if you need a keyboard for your phone.

more than 3 years ago
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PC Gamers Crush Console Brethren

skyride Re:Color me not surprised... (387 comments)

in the "professional gaming" circuit, they supposedly consider you over the hill if you're old enough to drink.

Rubbish. The vast majority of "professional gamers" (i.e. CS 1.6, CSS, Starcraft 1 & 2, etc) are in the 20-25 age range.

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Written Language To Dominate Internet

skyride Re:Quantity, quality... who cares? (535 comments)

My point was that a non-English speaker has far more to gain from learning English than I do from learning for example, Spanish, French, Swedish, etc.

more than 3 years ago
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Chinese Written Language To Dominate Internet

skyride Re:Quantity, quality... who cares? (535 comments)

I think it truly is that the majority of English speakers are quite ignorant of the rest of the world. I live in the UK and would love to learn another language, it's just that none of them would really open up anything useful to me.

more than 3 years ago
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Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

skyride Re:Poor programmer? (279 comments)

Talking as someone who has been running half a dozen or so Minecraft servers for a few months, I've only seen more and more features added. If you think about it from a logical point of view, its quite easy to see why its causing so many problems. Aside from breaking server-side plugins every update (which is hardly unique to minecraft), there haven't been any major issues.

about 4 years ago
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Spamhaus Under DDoS Over Wikileaks.info

skyride Re:AnonOps part of the problem, not the solution (295 comments)

The whole point of anonymous is that there is nobody in charge. People post a lot of ideas on the *chan sites and certain IRC channels. The better or more entertaining ideas generate interest and end up actually happening. For every DDoS ever carried out by anonymous, there was a thousand other suggestions that got shot down.

about 4 years ago
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OpenLeaks — 'A New WikiLeaks'

skyride Re:Assange gets arrested. (538 comments)

The main is sitting in custody with a crime he probably didn't commit as an excuse, I'd say that any paranoia he has is pretty darn well justified.

about 4 years ago
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'I Just Need a Programmer'

skyride Re:As a programmer (735 comments)

In general, I think this is pretty true of web apps and business applications, but when its things that will generally push a system to its limits performance wise (in particular, games, 3D rendering, Compositing, etc), people do tend to notice. For example pretty much anyone who regularly plays Team Fortress 2 can quite easily tell that its an incredibly badly optimised game (written an already badly optimised engine), simply due to the fact that if they load up Call of Duty 4/5/6/7 with the same graphics settings, they will get literally twice the frame rate, or even Left 4 Dead which is the same engine.

Also my point with compositing, the built in lens blur effects in Adobe After Effects take exponentially longer to render than a number of better third party plugins.

about 4 years ago
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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

skyride Re:Regardless (742 comments)

This isn't directly at the parent post, but more in general at the people who are disagreeing with my post.
I'm not saying that a 4 year old couldn't use Blender, my point is, how is that in any way helpful to their development? Children at that age need physical things that they can play with and understand like silly putty, paint, crayons, lego, etc. If you do want to get a little more technical then sure, some Mechano wouldn't be a bad idea, but how on earth do you expect them how to understand fairly complex abstract concepts in a virtual world that most grown adults struggle with when they haven't even had a chance to see how the real world thing they are re-creating works?

about 4 years ago
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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

skyride Re:Regardless (742 comments)

Well ye if they were 10 years old or so, sure. But at the moment, the kid will only just barely understand how to use a mouse and keyboard and navigate the machine at all. So why not just get him real silly putty instead?

about 4 years ago
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What To Load On a 4-Year-Old's Netbook?

skyride Re:Regardless (742 comments)

Blender? for a 4 year old? are you actually serious?

The thread below this pretty much sums up my feelings here.

about 4 years ago
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The Science of Battlestar Galactica

skyride Re:Doesn't matter what he did (465 comments)

AFAIK, a quick browse on wikipedia shows that they discover the control room on E07.

more than 4 years ago

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