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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

the_humeister Not really (465 comments)

Would you like to see a half-million-dollar TV show in which four teams of indie developers and Youtube personalities compete to create amazing videogames?

I'd rather play the game they made as a finished product instead.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Abrash Joins Oculus, Calls Facebook 'Final Piece of the Puzzle'

the_humeister Re: Legendary... (232 comments)

That was a good book. I remember getting it at Barnes and Noble back in 1996. Back then AP computer science was taught in Pascal. But his book was in C so I couldn't use any of the code samples. But it was pretty easy to convert to Pascal. Made a rudimentary asteroids game in 320x240 VGA (with page flipping! Although I felt his way of loading VGA latches and then writing was too complicated so I just drew to a memory buffer and copied to alternating video pages with vsync) with prerendered graphics. It was absolutely awesome. And then I accidentally deleted my hard driveâ¦

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

the_humeister Re:lack of attractive upgrade prices (860 comments)

No need for a $500 computer when a $100 computer will suffice. Sure, it' refurbished, but it has a Core 2 Duo with Windows 7 on it. For basic tasks, almost any computer from the Core2/Phenom era is sufficient.

about a month and a half ago
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Android Beats iOS As the Top Tablet OS

the_humeister Re: ANDROID != LINUX (487 comments)

Interestin. Let me check my terminalâ¦

u0_a62@mako:/ $ uname -a
Linux localhost 3.4.0-cyanogenmod-g72267ac #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Feb 21 03:49:35 PST 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux
u0_a62@mako:/ $

Looks like Android = Linux to me.

about a month and a half ago
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Will Peggy the Programmer Be the New Rosie the Riveter?

the_humeister How about Norm the nurse? (333 comments)

Or Frank the pharmacist? These two professions are dominated by women. Perhaps we should make boys more interested in those professions as well somehow.

about 2 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

the_humeister Re:And Taxes. (606 comments)

This already happened in the GP's post! Progressive Insurance decided not to build in Cleveland city proper.

about 2 months ago
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'Google Buses' Are Bad For Cities, Says New York MTA Official

the_humeister Re:Fucking hilarious (606 comments)

That's how gentrification starts.

about 2 months ago
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Mt. Gox Gone? Apparent Theft Shakes Bitcoin World

the_humeister Re: Vive le Galt! (695 comments)

Their headquarters are in the UK, ergo they're British.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

the_humeister Re: Whoop-de-do! (178 comments)

Yes. I use those plus Spanish on a regular basis.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

the_humeister Re: Ah yes... (178 comments)

I don't see the source code for Aqua or iTunes anywhere in that link.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Said To Cut Windows Price 70% For Low Cost Devices

the_humeister Re:Whoop-de-do! (178 comments)

I bought two copies for $15 each back when it first came out (promotion lasted for 6 months, was considering buying more just in case). Went from Windows 7 Home permium to Windows 8 Pro. Wasn't too bad of a purchase: 1) it's faster in games, 2) it comes with Hyper-V, 3) non-English language support (especially Chinese and Japanese) is much better than Windows 7. So what about Metro? What Metro? I have Classic Shell installed so I never see it.

about 2 months ago
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Jim Weirich, Creator of Rake, Has Passed Away

the_humeister Re: 58 is pretty young (109 comments)

Sudden death is usually due to heart attacks. Being obese doesn't help with this matter.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Life After N900?

the_humeister Re:I had a N900 too... (303 comments)

Easy enough. Get any recent phone that's supported by Cyanogenmod. Install Cyanogenmod. Then install Debian (or similar). This can be accomplished as a dual boot or as a chroot inside Android. I have Debian installed on my phone; it's kind of fun to dabble with and show people.

about 3 months ago
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New Russian Fighter Not Up To Western Standards

the_humeister Congressional stupidity in action again. (354 comments)

If only Congress allowed the F-22 to be purchased by allies. Even a watered down F-22 for other countries would be better than what we have now: an overbudget F-35 program and other countries buying opposing aircraft.

about 3 months ago
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CmdrTaco Launches Trove, a Curated News Startup

the_humeister Lol! Dupes and bad summary editing (221 comments)

He can't even get rid of dupes and have proper grammar and spelling in story summaries. What makes us think that he'll actually do any better?

about 3 months ago
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How To Play Quake III On iPad

the_humeister Re:*sigh*, if only... (54 comments)

Here you go. Ok, maybe you have to compile it yourself, but since you're on thia site, you should know how to do that with both hands tied behind your back.

about 3 months ago

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And the geeks shall inherit the Earth (for now).

the_humeister the_humeister writes  |  more than 4 years ago

the_humeister (922869) writes "There's a new piece on CNN about geek as chic in pop culture now:

In the 25 years since "Revenge of the Nerds" debuted at movie theaters, geek chic has grabbed hold and catapulted the brilliant, yet often socially inept, into the realm of — dare it be said — the hip and the cool. "It is definitely hot right now in pop culture," said Benjamin Nugent, author of the "American Nerd: The Story of My People."

Even Slashdot gets a mention:

Rob Malda, creator-director for the site SlashDot, which bills itself as providing "news for nerds," said society couldn't help but take notice after "the nerds of the '70s and '80s became the driving influencers of technology in the '90s."

"Some of those nerds got rich, others gained tremendous influence, and some became household names," said Malda, who embraces being a nerd. "So I don't know if it 'fascinates' people, but the mainstream became aware of them because in many ways, a small number of them hijacked the means of communication and business. It's hard to ignore that."

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School presidents want to lower drinking age.

the_humeister the_humeister writes  |  more than 5 years ago

the_humeister (922869) writes "Looks like there's a contigent of college presidents who think it's a good idea to lower the drinking age from 21 to 18. It's one of those things that never made much sense to me: you can die for your country, smoke cigarettes, buy porn, vote, etc. at age 18 but can't drink alcohol."
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New Jersey bans sex offenders from using internet

the_humeister the_humeister writes  |  more than 6 years ago

the_humeister (922869) writes "According to the AP, New Jersey has just enacted a new law restricting internet access to sex offenders. Now this wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing save for the fact that "sex offender" now covers such a wide range of actions such that getting caught urinating in public can get you such a label."

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