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SimCity 5: How Not To Design a Single Player Game

sponga Re:Wrong lesson. (569 comments)

so,., all the people here complaining about a multiplayer online game dominantly that isn't single player dominantly. Good to know the priorities are straight around here.
"we don't want change" -senior citizens of /.

Don't believe everything you read here folks, go into the EA forums and see what people are talking about.
When it comes down to it, Simcity compared to the other ones is still the best.

about a year ago
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A Few Improvements for Firefox's Android UI

sponga Flash is the reason (81 comments)

In the last 2 months the other browsers kind of pooped out and stopped supporting Flash, everyone has been flooding over to Firefox.

Firefox has an opportunity to take that second place to chrome, take over Dolphin browsers spot.
So that's why you see all this development for it all of a sudden.

about a year ago
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Windows 7 Still Being Sold On Up To 93% of British PCs

sponga mentality around here get repetitive... (295 comments)

Win98se-"this new version of windows is bloated, with security holes and just a update of the last one, stick with the old version"
next update
WinXP-"this new version of windows is bloated, with security holes and just a SP update of the last one, stick with the old version now that it has sp2"
next update
Win7-"this new version of windows sucks and is well... its not bloated or insecure anymore but its not like the one before it, stick with the old version now that it has sp2"
Rinse.... Wash... Repeat

Apparently Metro UI is the worse thing to happen around here, really?

I am having a feeling that an SP update will change minds around here. I never understood the whining around here about Win7 and I always spoke against it, but prevailing mod points won. Of the irony of the ass kissing of Win7 now to try to prevent people from using/buying Win8, I saw the same kind of stories shared here when Win7 came out and how terrible it was. You could obviously tell the credibility factor represents nothing of the real world on here, but still.

What happened to the whole "you only need a browser and text pad to accomplish all your work on the computer". Personally I don't like the Win8 right away, but than again I didn't like the Win7 taskbar and converted back to classic. Now I use Win7 taskbar all the time, personally they need to add the lower left windows icon to the same corner again and have the taskbar popup as if I had checked 'auto-hide taskbar'.

about a year ago
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Pirated iOS App Store Site Shuts Down

sponga Movie industry... (432 comments)

hence now apply your argument to the movie industry and MPAA around here. It really is sad around here that people complain and expect to be handed free, yet they put up the same old argument "well they're making too much money, crappy movies and greedy!!". People need to move on with your life because you couldn't get your free movie/game/app.

You got lucky to get a +5 Insightful, usually you get modded down into ovlivion if you argue against the status quo around here of free software/open source junkies. They mod you so low your comments don't even show anymore, its how they kind of filter out people they don't agree with but the readership around here is changing and the old guard is being pushed/modded out.

about a year ago
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Pakistan Lifts YouTube Ban For 3 Minutes, Finds More Blasphemy

sponga Re:Something needs to be done about these Governme (275 comments)

Iran during the Shah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfOY-gSMnm8

I think you might be confused, during the Shah the Iranian people and woman more importantly had many more rights than they do these days. Albeit the secret tortures going on in the background were not good. But you are wearing fucking blinders if you think the woman are more happy in that society today, if they could tear off those headscarves and wear short dresses they would rip the burka right off.
Once again go ahead and watch some Youtube videos of Iranian woman being hauled off by the secret islamic morality police.

Kind of pathetic to blame the U.S. for all their problems when that was like 30 years ago and say "This is what happens when people react to outside interference: they become extremists". WRONG! Sorry but the Iranian people have got their heads up their asses on this one and outside interference should not cause you to turn into a Jew hating Islamic extremist who votes in another dictator.
Take off the mittens and dish it out to the Iranians, do it all day long with other countries. Ahhhhh poor poor Iranians victimized by themselves.

Example: The recent Iranian leader they voted in, he implements changes to the constitution and the people start to revolt.

Ooooopps not what you voted for? Wait no... it's the USA's/Jews fault he tried to take away our constitutional rights. Idiot Iranian people don't even realize there is somebody pulling the strings on their leader. But no... blame USA.

about a year ago
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New PS3 Firmware Contains Backdoor

sponga Re:I bought my PS3 dammit! (491 comments)

lol no, its like buying your own cable modem to connect to the cables service but they require a update for that cable modem to connect. Now thats a real comparison.

What the hell are you guys babying about now, this is unnecessary whining. Everyone knew about their root on the cd in the past who is tech literate, if you still went out and bought a PS3 well than don't come crying. It's not 'your property' as much as you like to think it is in imaginationland, you don't own their online servers or game producing.

What is this bs about 'my property', its only yours until you decide to connect or play one of their games.
I gotta give Sony the heads up on this console, they have basically won the piracy war to a point. It is nowhere near the rate of pirate games that is going on for the 360 and the hackers/crackers/encrypters have *failed* to fully crack their system. By the time they crack it there will be a new console out.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Beta 9 Out, Now With IndexedDB and Tabs On Titlebar

sponga Re:Status Bar??? (537 comments)

The best thing they have done was add 'tabs', ever since than it has been chickenshit little changes. What ever happened to the revolutionary 2.0, seems like they rode the 'tabs' train and than IE9 finally added it. So nothing too revolutionary to convince people to stay with firefox, especially since IE was basically sandboxed and slowly but surely popups began to appear even on Firefox.

Just sayin....

more than 3 years ago
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ITU Softens On the Definition of 4G Mobile

sponga Re:The mobile tech formerly known as 4G (45 comments)

It basically means you get broadband speeds 14mbps, pretty simple I just a lot of people here are over analyzing it and all parroting the same message. Basically you don't want to have a dozen different names for a certain set of speed.

If you name your service a dozen different names, it does no one any good. Maybe Super-4G will probably be 20mbps but I think they are all in the general range there.

Get over it....

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Virus Set Back Iran’s Nuclear Program by 2 Years

sponga Re:Problematic Approach (349 comments)

Send in the drones, no joke.

By 2020 or something like that 2/3 of all military vehicles will be autonomously driven, have fun blowing up empty vehicles though.

The reality is that drones and terminator bots will be developed at some point and deployed by the thousands. Have a bot sitting on some remote mountain top in Afghanistan in a freezing storm ready to confront anybody in the area.

Also you were good up until Version 4.0, but the jammers you talk about are called the 'Buffalo' system and you should look up the technology in it.
So please stop making up myth's about the 'Cryptological' signals because the Buffalo has shown time and again it disables that.

Ver. 5.0 - Lol you mean 'Shaped Charges' is what you are trying to say and they have been around a long time as per Army manual training. Just took the illiterate idiots awhile to understand the tech, good luck using that against an empty vehicle with a drone.
But I am sure they will resort to tactics of killing their own civilians or blowing themselves up, quick apply some version number to that or just turn a blind eye and be vocally quiet over it as usual.

Ver. 6.0 - now you are just making up shit, 'steel and iron' oh ok yeah so now the terrorist can discriminate between friendly heavy metal vehicle and light one. LOL ok whatever you wanna make up, nevermind the 18 wheelers/buses/kaboos driving over them all day.
Does ver. 6.0 work like in Afghanistan where the Taliban blew up that bus loaded with people, lol who are you kidding buddy with this silly version crap. It's just Guerilla warfare and hiding with the civilians

Version 4.0 and above have been defeated by the BUFFALO because they make signals obsolete, as in there is no cellular or other radio service around when the US patrol comes driving through. Funny sometimes the locals would talk about how they knew the Americans were coming into the area when their cellphones would cut off.
What good is encryption when you cannot even send the signal, I don't expect an answer but it is fun to make up stuff. Also version 1.0 with the wire is and always has been the favorite method as described by EOD teams.

Say you got a version number for people who suffer from isolation and are only taught religious hatred to the point they are willing to blow themselves up.

DARPA - LIVE IT, LEARN IT AND LOVE IT
You can laugh at the scientist and engineers behind the stuff they develop, but one day these things will be flying into the windows of buildings and driving trucks with nobody inside across mountain ranges.

more than 3 years ago
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Stuxnet Still Out of Control At Iran Nuclear Sites

sponga Re:Spengler saw this last year (361 comments)

Or maybe it could be the the worse case scenario

An older generation who has all this younger youth generation under its authority and gun, they will just become cannon fodder and sent to he front lines when war breaks out. They want to go out on a bang and be remembered, revolutions no longer exist since the machine gun came out.

Front of the line : Students and the educated
Back of the line : Elders and clerics watching

You gotta remember these are the same people who used their population to clear mine fields during the Iraq/Iran war

more than 3 years ago
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The Sensible Body Scan Alternative

sponga Re:Bomb Sniffing Dogs (354 comments)

That's the German Shepard breed I believe where the trainer has to induce or lead them toward the direction.
I saw the NatGeo special on 'Dogs' the other day and a new breed coming out of Russia is trained to go on its own and take the initiative. The Russians have been mixing dog genetics for quite some time now and have some interesting breeds.

Machines can run 24/7, minimal false detection and very quick. They'll probably pay themselves off in a decade or so compared to the investment needed for a dog

Dogs can only alert you to a possibility of one of the hundreds of chemical signatures its trained to, you have to clear the area to search the object and all the other crap that come from animals. Plus I think they can only do like 30 minutes at a time before they have to have like a 4 hour rest, the restoration rate is just too slow and would bankrupt airports across the country.
Not only that but the trainers cost more money to employ and train, compared to some TSA officer who could cycle through many more people than a dog can.

more than 3 years ago
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New Windows Kernel Vulnerability Bypasses UAC

sponga Re:Requires code to be run (303 comments)

I always get a kick how they dumb down the articles for the audience around here. It's like 'don't you people work in the IT industry and this is common knowledge that code run from any machine by the user will compromise it'.

Virus- 'You wanna run me so I can infect though... I mean give you money...?'
UAC- 'Do you want to run this Yes/No'
User- 'Yes'

hmmm somewhere there is a weak link in that security somewhere.

KEEP FEAR ALIVE!!!

more than 3 years ago
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China Demonstrates 25+ Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

sponga Re:How much is stolen? (97 comments)

What the hell are you jibbing about and what does that have to do with the UAV?

As far as I know we haven't outsourced our UAV development, so back to the topic of the article about UAV's and lets try to compare what they have copied.

One of them looks like a Tomahawk cruise missile, another lone looks totally impractical with the giant flapping wings and some other artist drawings of things like sea based ones.

more than 3 years ago
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Bruce Schneier vs. the TSA

sponga Re:How is the TSA invasive? (741 comments)

Have any references or cases that prove what they are doing is Unconstitutional?

Just askin...

more than 3 years ago
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Toyota Introduces Electric RAV4, Powered By Tesla Motor

sponga speaking of Edison (243 comments)

Ironically the local Edison here in Southern California, Long Beach still use the electric RAV4 for their employees. I see them all around driving everywhere with the meter checker guys.

more than 3 years ago
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Rocketman Takes Off In Custom-Made Wingsuit

sponga wahhh wahhh wahhh (73 comments)

Lame... no offense but there are at least a half dozen guys here in America who actually have rockets(hydrogen peroxide) and can take off from ground to landing. As in flying across Hollywood boulevard and landing on a building across there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PCEe7RH8A4

Go Fast Jet Pack vs Ford Focus RS 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmQ450ctKJs&feature=related

All that guy did was glide a little faster, too bad none of the reak 'GoFast Jimmmy Rocketman' wasn't featured here.

more than 3 years ago
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Hulu Plus Now Available To All — But Be Warned

sponga Re:Europe (348 comments)

bullshit...

Blank CD's are cheap and have been forever and so are DVD-R's.
9.99 for a 50 pack of DVD-R's at the Fry's,

  so you must be paying like what .25x10,009.99= $2,502.50.

What were they made in America? ooooooohhhhh

Besides get over it, at least in your country you are not being sued for it and getting the ok by the authorities for small chickenshit trading of the music/movies.
You might want to direct your anger to all the music/movie downloaders in your country who brought on the demand for American entertainment and forced the countries hands.

I feel for those caught up in the middle of it but please, just search around before you buy blank cd/dvd's.

more than 3 years ago
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Hulu Plus Now Available To All — But Be Warned

sponga Re:Europe (348 comments)

So when are the Netherlands gonna start producing some good entertainment for the world that is in *actual* demand?

A nation of leechers sucking on the tit of America?

more than 3 years ago

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