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Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

webheaded Re:Why can't (349 comments)

Don't be coy. You pay for water and electricity because those are finite resources. Bandwidth is not a resource. You aren't "using it up" because you don't have a limit to how much can be used. People can overload the pipes but they can't use all the bandwidth up and force the ISP to generate more. It's the equivalent of your water system simply being the pipes (A SERIES OF TUBES) and not actually having to send any water.

about 2 months ago

Valve's Steam Machines Are More About Safeguarding PCs Than Killing Consoles

webheaded Re: What's the difference? (296 comments)

You realize SteamOS is Debian and that you can install anything you want, right?

about 8 months ago

Demonoid BitTorrent Tracker Apparently Back Online

webheaded Re: Great news (134 comments)

It isn't rumored. It has been proven many times. Hell, I've seen lights that are unusually quick plenty of times.

about 8 months ago

Target Confirms Point-of-Sale Malware Was Used In Attack

webheaded Not quite (250 comments)

What he's describing is something that works with their POS without allowing the computer to actually process the transaction or see card data. We have that product at my company as well. I don't do that stuff anymore, but I did help with that project originally and it was a cool idea. ECRi was where the thing plugging into the register is the entire credit card machine and it simply passes back an approval to the POS without any actual card data making it there. It's a hell of a lot more secure than using a PIN pad.

If you think about it, there's basically no reason at all they need to process the actual card with their computers. The POS exists to ring up totals and keep track of things. It does not need to take any part in the actual authorization of the card...that's how shit like THIS happens.

about 8 months ago

Court Rules Against Online Anonymity

webheaded Re:Appropriate Supreme Court Quote (314 comments)

If you do this, NO ONE will want to post there. Just saying. I wouldn't want to post reviews if it required me to reveal my actual identity to the public. Fuck that. There's a reason I don't use my real name as my screen name.

about 8 months ago

Amazon Reveals "Prime Air", Their Plans For 30-minute Deliveries By Drone

webheaded Re:Stupid media bait (397 comments)

If they can deliver to a majority of their customers in big cities, do you really think they care about people living in the middle of nowhere? I mean, I'm in Phoenix right now and a 10 mile radius around the warehouse they have here would cover a fairly significant portion of city. If they built one on the opposite side of the valley, they would really have something...or if they just had longer range copters eventually. My main point here though is that this service isn't for people that live way the hell away from this stuff. It's for big cities where lots of people live in a smaller area.

about 9 months ago

Next SurfaceRT To Come With Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, LTE

webheaded Re:Microsoft can do whatever they want to it... (157 comments)

The only reason anyone uses Windows is to run Windows apps. If I want tablet stuff, Android does it better. They've taken a Windows OS, removed the ability to run Windows programs, and tried to force everyone to get stuff from their store so that they can get a cut and so that they can control what is allowed to be in said store. Why on Earth would I want to encourage that? If they let me side load, that would be one thing and I could simply opt out of the store, but you can't. On top of that, they barely have shit in that store anyway. So now I'm getting a "Windows" tablet that can't do shit because no one develops for RT. Everyone develops for Android and iOS. If they TRULY wanted to move the platform forward, they would allow side loading and they would continue compatibility with Win32.

If I can't install programs the way I always have (without any input from Microsoft), then they can take their OS and shove it up their asses.

about a year ago

Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

webheaded Re:That's great and all... (509 comments)

Just as a side note (I'm a PC gamer mainly), there is no game you can buy on PS4 that doesn't also have DRM all over it on PC except maybe some of those indie titles. They're either Steamworks, Origin, or U-Play. The big guys rarely put out a game that is DRM free. Now if you're talking about only buying DRM free games, rock on, PC is the place for that for sure.

about a year ago

Sony's PS4 To Have Less Stringent DRM Than Microsoft's Xbox One

webheaded Re:Sure, they promise all this now. (509 comments)

Not to be a Sony cheerleader or anything but you realize that game is NOT made by Sony? So maybe the firmware update was leveraging a feature that wasn't available on older versions? I mean I could be wrong but why else would a 3rd party put PS3 firmware updates on disc?

And for the guy that had his PS3 updated by a Bluray...all bluray players require updates to continue functioning with newer movies don't they (I have no idea why)? Sony should have been nicer about it and made the bluray updates separate though.

about a year ago

Prosecutors Push For Anti-Phone-Theft Kill Switches

webheaded Re:What a great idea! (257 comments)

Kill switch is still good if you're worried about someone getting in to all the shit on your phone.

about a year ago

Microsoft Reputation Manager's Guide To Xbox One

webheaded Re:Damage control (611 comments)

I always see people here complain about Steam always running and I wonder what the hell kind of machines they're running. If you have a gaming rig at this point you have at the VERY least, 4gb of memory. Most of us have 8gb of more. That piddly little
Personally I like as much Steam integration as I can get. Using Steam as a backend for multiplayer is awesome. Steam achievements too. It's like its own little console that allows me to still run mods and shit. They have outrageous sales constantly and if I really need to, I can use offline mode. It's not perfect but I generally don't HAVE to use it if I don't want to. Steam is something I WANT to use because it adds value for me.

about a year ago

Cliff Bleszinski: Vote With Your Dollars

webheaded Re:Vote with your dollars, complain with your mout (369 comments)

Thank you. Hit the nail on the head. Just because I've "voted with my dollars" doesn't mean I'm going to sit here silently while you continue doing this shit even after I've tried to show you with money.

I'm going to complain and I'll keep doing it and I'll be especially pissed when you do shit like what they did with Mass Effect 3 and pulled a character out of the game, claimed it was DLC that they worked on later (despite there being references to him all throughout the game's code), and then proceeded to tell us that potentially one of the most important characters in the game wasn't really important and you could just play without him. This is called shitting on your fanbase. I was not happy about that and I'm still not. Yeah, I could have done without it, but after I'd invested over 100 bucks in the 3 Mass Effect games, I think they could give me a fucking $5 character for free. That was a pretty dickish thing to do, in my opinion and it's a pretty good example of doing shitty things with DLC.

Oh and apparently the 90s didn't exist? At some point quarter munchers stopped and we just had games and then expansions. No $100 in DLC that looks like they ripped it from the finished product and launched it on day 1 (or in Capcom's case IT WAS ON THE DISC WHEN THEY SHIPPED IT).

about a year and a half ago

Windows 8 Even Less Popular Than Vista

webheaded Re:A couple things that kept me from upgrading... (791 comments)

I can't fathom what his issue WOULD be with it since you can simply not turn that on. It is off by default. I use the feature though and I fucking love it. None of the 3rd party replacements were quite as good as the real thing.

about a year and a half ago

Google Doubts Apple Will Approve Its New Maps Application

webheaded Re:complain (347 comments)

Except that, again, you have to specifically opt into it. So you're not a user...good for you? No one is forced to use the service at all. I don't understand what the point of these comments are.

I'm not a user either, but I don't care that the feature EXISTS. I just don't use it. Why would anyone care about that thing if they have to turn it on to use it?

about 2 years ago

MPAA Boss Admits SOPA and PIPA Are Dead, Not Coming Back

webheaded Re:Exactly as they want you to think (186 comments)

THIS! Dear god this. I cannot tell you how much it enrages me the way they treat Netflix. I am more than happy to watch TV/movies there and would be glad to pay $20 a month if it meant ALL the TV and movies I could watch.

about 2 years ago

Think Tank's Website Rejects Browser Do-Not-Track Requests

webheaded Re:Well damn (362 comments)

The tracking I can understand, but a few ads? Do you feel as if you are entitled to browse their site without accepting a few ads? I mean if it's obnoxious, sure, but they aren't all obnoxious. The clear benefit to you is that the website owner can afford to keep the website running. :p

about 2 years ago

Think Tank's Website Rejects Browser Do-Not-Track Requests

webheaded Re:Entitlement (362 comments)

The only money I've ever wanted from my websites was enough money to pay for running them and a little extra to spend on improving them. I've never looked to make a profit. To that end, I usually just slap up a few Google text ads and call it a day because I don't want obnoxious shit all over my site. I also find the tracking stuff repellent.

about 2 years ago

Shuttleworth: Trust Us, We're Trying to Make Shopping Better

webheaded Re:The future of operating systems (255 comments)

Yeah, just like when they asked me if I wanted to install WGA, right?

about 2 years ago

Firefox 15 Released: Silent Updates, Compressed Textures, Add-on Memory Leak Fix

webheaded Re:SILENT updates? (393 comments)

Touche. This is a well reasoned argument and I can see your point of view. I still think it's not a huge deal to deal with those settings when need be and I'm sure you can find ways if you're clever to do it with Microsoft's tools.

My work does it and they never want to do shit with our computers (biiig company). I'm actually amazed that we have Firefox...I think they just deployed it with some .ini files that set things the way they want (proxy settings, disable updates, disable addons, etc). I guess we'll see how that works with the silent updates. :)

about 2 years ago

Bethesda: We Can't Make Dawnguard Work On the PS3

webheaded Re:Obligatory (371 comments)

Back to Reddit with you! :p

about 2 years ago



Humble Frozen Synapse Bundle

webheaded webheaded writes  |  more than 2 years ago

webheaded (997188) writes "For those of you who haven't purchased any of the Humble Indie bundles before, an email has gone out and the next bundle is in full swing again. The subject of this Humble Bundle is Mode 7's Frozen Synapse, a tactical strategy game that normally sells for $25. Also of note is that if you buy your bundle for above the current average price, you will receive the Frozenbyte bundle as well."
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Humble Indie Bundle #3

webheaded webheaded writes  |  more than 3 years ago

webheaded (997188) writes "Email have been sent and the Humble Indie Bundle #3 is in full swing. This bundle is offering Crayon Physics Deluxe, Cogs, VVVVVV, Hammerfight, as well as And Yet It Moves.

For those of you that have been living under a rock, this is the bundle of games offered for any price you'd like to pay and is DRM-Free. They also allow you to break down how much money you want to go where split between the developers, the EFF, Child's Play, and a tip for the folks that run the humble bundle. As of late they are also offering the games up to redeem on Steam. Show your support and buy yourself a bundle."

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