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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

trytoguess Re:maybe I'm old (117 comments)

As someone noted in another comment, developers were shown hardware that was much faster than the actual Xbox One. Creating a rather awkward situation where they were creating games that couldn't be run on the actual machine w/o some cuts and/or issues. Interesting enough, the N64 apparently also had similar issues.

4 days ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

trytoguess Re:Freedom of Speech? (328 comments)

If you don't want to be the victim of a crazy asshole that will steal half your money, don't get married in the first place.

While there's nothing wrong with your logic, human relationships are based on trust, so people will always do things that could screw them up if the relationship is damaged. Sure, many folks are pessimistic and will play things safe (prenups, no sexy pics etc). Still, many others are more trusting and/or young and will do things just to make their significant other happy, and will probably be offended if you tell them to view the ones they love as a potential liability.

about two weeks ago
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The Emerging RadioShack/Netflix Debacle

trytoguess Re:Slickdeals Dark Side (122 comments)

You mention FW several times. Might I know what site you're referring to?

about 2 months ago
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I'd prefer military fiction books that are ...

trytoguess Re:Well written (236 comments)

Are you sure? Things like themes and setting doesn't matter to you at all? You'd be equally entertained reading a book set in the distant past (which would focus on historical events usually) compared to a book set in a sci-fi universe (which has a more leeway)?

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

trytoguess Re:WHO. THE. FUCK. HERE. CARES. (467 comments)

Best to just leave a site/channel/whatnot if you think they suck I'd say. Minimizes all the personal drama one tends to feel.

about 2 months ago
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South Carolina Woman Jailed After Failing To Return Movie Rented Nine Years Ago

trytoguess Re:Can we get grammar cops too? (467 comments)

To be fair, that could've just been a typing error since the r and d keys are close together. Course, if you're touch typing you shouldn't make that mistake so who knows?

about 2 months ago
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How Russia Transformed a Subtropical Beach Resort To Host the Winter Olympics

trytoguess Re:Putin's Games (359 comments)

The bit about the most expensive game in history, (Beijing is no. 2 and they did a summer Olympic for goodness sakes) belies your whole everyone is equally corrupt belief.

about 2 months ago
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North Korea's Home-Grown Operating System Mimics OS X

trytoguess Re:Serious question (252 comments)

The Korean writing system has spaces between words, though words can be split over one line. See this korean wiki article for example.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox 27 Released: TLS 1.2 Support, SPDY 3.1, SocialAPI Improvements

trytoguess Android version let you start in privacy mode now? (167 comments)

Curious if the folks who got the update saw this feature. I thought it would be a pretty desirable setting in a mobile browser, but the last version didn't seem to have it, even in about:config.

about 2 months ago
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Asus Announces Small Form Factor 'Chromebox' PCs

trytoguess Re:GET ME OUT OF THE BETA! (125 comments)

You're going to want to delete slashdot's cookies to get out of beta mode.

about 2 months ago
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South Koreans Using Kinect To Monitor DMZ

trytoguess Re:Why is the south doing this? (133 comments)

So, google it myself eh? What a half assed response. But, since I was curious I did do that. The first result is a wiki article on the topic which doesn't mention any regular kidnapping of S. Korean and Japanese women for sexual slavery. Second one is a hubpages article which also says nothing on the topic. All in all, the first page of the google search mentions N. Korean women (especially women who flee N. Korea) getting exploited, but again nothing about regularly stealing women from countries that could destroy N. Korea should they feel like it. So I have to wonder, where are these "plenty of sources" you mention?

about 2 months ago
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South Koreans Using Kinect To Monitor DMZ

trytoguess Re:Why is the south doing this? (133 comments)

Not to forget that N.Korea's favorite past time is kidnapping young girls and women from S.Korea and Japan, giving them off as sex slaves to the higher ranking members of the military.

Don't suppose you have a recent source for this claim? While N. Korea is the kooky nation in Asia, I find this claim rather outlandish.

about 2 months ago
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How Can Nintendo Recover?

trytoguess Re:Dump the Japanimation (559 comments)

You mean do more besides the whole "Japanimation" thing correct? Unless you seriously meant they should just ignore their core demographic in Japan...

about 3 months ago
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Winamp Purchased By Radionomy

trytoguess Re:Here's hoping... (188 comments)

For a reason I can't fathom VLC actually can play a fair amount of old video game music files. Surprised me when I learned about it. https://wiki.videolan.org/Gme/ But yea, it doesn't cover all the file types you listed.

about 3 months ago
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NY Comic Con Takes Over Attendees' Twitter Accounts To Praise Itself

trytoguess Re:Stupid users to lazy to read (150 comments)

Well, true. On the flip side, if I may make an analogy, just because I let some painters into my house doesn't mean they can do whatever they want inside. Still, the thing that really irritates me is Comic Con doesn't HAVE to do this. Their tickets sold out almost instantly. Even con volunteers had difficulty getting in. Why in blazes do they have to act like some shady spammer desperate to get noticed?

about 6 months ago
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Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

trytoguess Re:Treason.. or... (524 comments)

The important thing is gender insults are irrelevant to most conversations. That's why it's more offensive to me at least. It's extremely crass, it causes pointless divergent threads like this one, etc.

Yea, personal insults would hurt more. Think you'll be using them against an unknown person online?

Like I've mentioned, my reason for calling bimbo an irritating word has nothing to do with wanting to coddle females. I'm annoyed by all such attacks.

You can fight back so I can be a rude ass is a TERRIBLE rationale. If I were to hit someone, the fact that they're a black belt who can beat me up hardly excuses my actions.

about 7 months ago
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Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

trytoguess Re:Treason.. or... (524 comments)

In most sites (including /.) The men are almost always attacking an individual not their gender. If someone where to say, you don't get it cause you're a man (and it didn't involve reproduction or something), yea you can expect folks to get indignant, and they do. I don't need to butt in there.

I see nothing benevolent about telling a person to stop acting like a dick. And yes, if a woman carelessly calls someone a dudebro, I WILL call it out.

about 7 months ago
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Yahoo CEO Says It Would Be Treason To Decline To Cooperate With the NSA

trytoguess Re:Treason.. or... (524 comments)

Sigh.. nope. Calling someone a bimbo is still dismissing their POV by basically saying her gender is somehow relevant to her lack of intelligence. Would you say a guy who you disagreed with is a "dudebro" or a "himbo?" So why does it somehow become a legitimate thing to say to women?

Also... for the love of god, freedom of speech applies to government censorship, individuals can and will tell you your choice of words are stupid and ask that you change them.

Finally, dunno about the previous anon, but I knew the stats you mentioned. I also know that other groups like the Asians and Jews are also doing better than the average white American. Wanna argue it's ok to call a Chinese person a chink now? Mayhap call a Jewish person a hook nosed miser? Somehow I don't really think you would. Why are women exempt?

~ Another Anon

about 7 months ago
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400 Million Chinese Cannot Speak Mandarin

trytoguess Re:Why don't they just learn English? (562 comments)

Written Chinese is pretty much the same regardless of dialect. So while the Chinese system of writing is inferior to writing with an alphabet in many ways, it does serve the purpose of bridging dialects.

Well, yes and no. For the most part, people would write things using the grammatical rules that Mandarin speakers use. Cantonese speakers would end up having to mentally rearrange what they're looking at for it make sense. In a way, you are correct, it does bridge the dialects. But it bridges it in the same way the writing system bridged the gap between ancient Korea & China speakers. Very awkwardly with a fair amount of training involved.

about 7 months ago
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The Internet Archive To Pay Salaries Partly In Bitcoin, Requests Donations

trytoguess Re:I'd quit (181 comments)

Understandable. Luckily that's not what's happening here:

"Internet Archive announced that it wants to do so to pay some part of employees' salaries, if they choose to, in Bitcoin."

That's a direct line from the article the summary quoted. I do admit though, it's a rather inefficient sentence if you want to get a point across clearly.

about a year ago

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