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Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold

sssssss27 Re:Dino (277 comments)

The CEO and cofounder of Gearbox worked on Duke Nukem 3D and was working on Duke Nukem Forever before he left. Gearbox also did the successful Borderlands.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Cuts Chrome Page Load Times In Half w/ SPDY

sssssss27 Re:insensitive.clod (310 comments)

Wasn't an update for AmigaOS 4 released just a year ago?

more than 3 years ago
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Pirated App Sold On Mac App Store

sssssss27 Re:Apple has learned arrogance from MS (334 comments)

According to Wikipedia, the safe harbor clause only applies to "1) not receive a financial benefit directly attributable to the infringing activity, 2) not be aware of the presence of infringing material or know any facts or circumstances that would make infringing material apparent, and 3) upon receiving notice from copyright owners or their agents, act expeditiously to remove the purported infringing material." Isn't Apple benefiting directly from the infringing behavior? That is, the 30% cut they get from every purchase of said app.

more than 3 years ago
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Flash Ported To iOS and iPhone 4

sssssss27 Re:Are you f***ing kidding me? (231 comments)

You haven't been paying attention. I've had Flash on my HTC EVO since almost day one and I don't even have a rooted phone.

more than 4 years ago
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The World's Strongest, Most Expensive Beer Served Inside a Squirrel

sssssss27 Re:Nonsense. (228 comments)

It depends on the country. In the United States alcoholic proof is double the alcohol by volume.

more than 4 years ago
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Skype App Updated, Allows 3G Calling On the iPhone

sssssss27 Re:I predict... (109 comments)

That's actually one of the requirements for 4G, "An all IP, packet switched network." Wikipedia has a pretty good entry on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4G

more than 4 years ago
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French Branch of Scientology Is Convicted of Fraud

sssssss27 Re:I'm surprised nobody has said this yet, but.. (622 comments)

Because they might have? There are over 11 million Mormons. You can't expect all of them to act the same. Every group, not just the religious, is going to have its crazy people.

I was baptized a Mormon when I was 13 but I'm now agnostic. I still have a bunch of friends that I met through my church. I still talk and hang out with them on a regular basis. I haven't gone to church in over 6 years now.

more than 5 years ago
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Blizzard Game You're Most Looking Forward To?

sssssss27 Re:Missing Option (452 comments)

You might want to check out the game Shattered Galaxy. It does a lot of things you describe. Link

more than 5 years ago
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Games Fail To Portray Gender and Ethnic Diversity

sssssss27 Re:Why does this matter? (590 comments)

Do a Google search for "Resident Evil 5 racism" or "Left 4 Dead 2 racism."

more than 5 years ago
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AT&T's Bad Math Strikes MythBusters' Savage

sssssss27 Re:A Billing System Deficiency (305 comments)

Cingular bought AT&T Wireless and then AT&T bought Cingular. It is in fact AT&T. Other than that minor correction your post has a lot of merit.

I have Sprint for my mobile phone provider and I have had a lot of good experiences with them. I know for a while they had it where if you went over your minutes it would just bump you up into the next plan. You could choose to pay the overage if you wanted to but it was a lot cheaper just to pay the difference for the higher plan.

PS - Alltel recently got purchased by Verizon. My condolences.

more than 5 years ago
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AMD Demos DirectX 11-Capable ATI Graphics Card

sssssss27 Re:DX11 ALREADY? (107 comments)

DirectX 11 adds GPGPU support. This could allow games to be better on DirectX 11 instead of just being prettier.

more than 5 years ago
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Ballmer Scorns Apple As a $500 Logo

sssssss27 Re:It seems ironic... (1147 comments)

From the tech specs for the Dell XPS M1730:

"17" UltraSharpTM Wide Screen WUXGA (1920x1200) display with TrueLifeTM"

more than 5 years ago
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CCP To Discontinue EVE Online Support For Linux

sssssss27 Re:Competing with itself?! (299 comments)

CCP's recent support for EVE Online in Linux is now set to be discontinued this March. Released last November along with the Mac OS X client, it has failed to share the expected continual growth as seen with Mac client.

You have to read it in context with the first sentence. The sentence says that CCP is discontinuing support for the Linux client because it isn't doing as well as the Mac client. The sentence doesn't say they will be discontinuing the Mac client.

more than 5 years ago
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Why Sustainable Power Is Unsustainable

sssssss27 Re:Wrong Premise (1108 comments)

Maybe so, but here's a hypothetical situation to consider. A comet is crashing towards the area you live in. Scientists have a raging debate as to whether or not it will completely disintegrate before hitting your house. Do you stay in your house till they reach a "consensus" or get the hell out of there?

Whether global warming is true or not really doesn't matter much. We still need to take precautions to prevent pollution and switch to cleaner energy sources. It will benefit our own health and safety as well as be a matter of prudence.


So what you are saying is we should leave Earth?

On a more serious note though, we shouldn't be mucking with the Earth's climate until we understand what we are actually doing. Now do I agree we should switch to cleaner energy sources? Yes I do but not for the sake of Global Warming. We should do it so the air we breath is cleaner, whether or not the Earth's climate is changing is completely irrelevant.

more than 5 years ago
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Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month

sssssss27 Re:What happens at the end of the month? (369 comments)

I agree with you and I was a little ambiguous in my statement. I meant during the day you would have your set upload limit but then during the non peak hours you would have increased upload bandwidth. Right now I have no incentive to try and upload during non peak hours since my bandwidth never changes. It's similar to how cell phone companies give you free nights and weekends.

Just because you can't take advantage of it doesn't mean that I can't. This is also another situation that would help if the cable companies worked with their customers. If they set up a standard that allowed programs like Smoothwall or Tomato to find out the current upload bandwidth it could dynamically change the upload bandwidth. I imagine a good stop gap though would be to ping a server and measure the response time like almost every bit torrent client does for auto speed.

more than 5 years ago
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Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month

sssssss27 Re:What happens at the end of the month? (369 comments)

If bandwidth is available, why the arbitrary cap? Shouldn't it be more like you lose priority after hitting a certain level?

Exactly. I have no problem with caps or even quality of service. If the ISPs actually worked with their customers then a lot of these problems they are having could go away. I wouldn't have any problems with my bit torrent packets having lower priority than someone's VOIP packets. One is far more sensitive to latency than the other. I also wouldn't mind them decreasing my uploading bandwidth during peak hours and giving me increased uploading bandwidth during non peak hours.

more than 5 years ago
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Less Is Moore

sssssss27 Re:The bells and whistles nobody uses... (342 comments)

So why do you upgrade? Not that I'm agreeing with the article but if you have a computer and software that does everything you need it to, then why upgrade? No one is forcing you to buy a new version. From the quotes you showed of the article it seems like the writer is just making the argument that it's no longer cost effective to try and write the most compact and efficient code as possible.

I could be wrong because I'm just going from memory but doesn't Excel 2000 do far more than Excel 5.0?

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft 'Vista Capable' Settlement Cost Could Be Over $8 Billion

sssssss27 Re:What is the problem? (313 comments)

A lot of TVs are sold as HD capable and by that they mean can accept a HD signal and convert it down to SD.

more than 5 years ago

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