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Mars (One) Needs Payloads

winphreak Re:Microphones (77 comments)

Streaming live ambiance from the surface of Mars would be interesting. It's still eerie to me to see photos of the surface, simply because of the colors and shades present in the sand. It's (bad joke) out of this world.

about 2 months ago

Free (Gratis) Version of Windows Could Be a Reality Soon

winphreak Re:Costs (392 comments)

Luckily, the Surface RT is a huge hit. It has neither Windows or Office!

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

winphreak Re:Well, in Firefox (731 comments)

Shameless plug: I use the QuickJava addon, since it lets you tolerate JS/Java/Flash/SL/Cookies/Images/Ani GIFs/CSS per page. I only use it for a few, but it's easier than hunting down the options menu.

about 8 months ago

How To Play Quake III On iPad

winphreak GL GG (54 comments)

I'd like to see someone try playing on Vogon's Anarchy server. It's just a blur of movement, pixels, and death on a normal computer... which would be just as pretty on the Retina Display!

about 8 months ago

Microsoft Cuts Surface Pro Price By $100

winphreak Re:Sounds good, But! (341 comments)

If both the RT and Pro could run Linux without working around secure UEFI boot, it would be a selling point. A major selling point for the RT, considering its current level of success.

about a year ago

Peter Capaldi Unveiled As the New Star of Doctor Who

winphreak Re:GET READY.... (242 comments)

I was also hoping for a female doctor, but this is a good shift from the past two Doctors. (Please note, this is coming from a new-ish fan, so I have no room to judge with merit.)

about a year ago

Newspaper Death Notices May Be a Dying Business

winphreak Obituaries (Side Story) (171 comments)

I was at a rummage sale looking around, when I spotted a rather spiffy blue briefcase. After purchasing it, I took it home and was loading it with a few things when I noticed a small square of paper. It was the obituary for the person who had owned it before. Talk about creepy.

more than 4 years ago

Grateful Dead Percussionist Makes Music From Supernovas

winphreak Sounds Like Lustmord (57 comments)

Lustmord's Ambient album "The Place Where The Black Stars Hang" sounds like this, only done without the sound inputs from data samples.

more than 4 years ago

Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up

winphreak Re:Monk = Assassin (297 comments)

The issue of similarities to the Monk classes between Hellfire and D3 were addressed in the summary on here. In Hellfire, it was a far east style monk, versus the "eastern european" feel they are trying to create this time.

Now, had they gone with that far east feel (which is what I first assumed when I heard about this), then they were borrowing more than just a name from a prior game.

about 5 years ago

Blizzcon 2009 Wrap-Up

winphreak Re:Monk = Assassin (297 comments)

Blizzard seems to be borrowing a WHOLE LOT from themselves on Diablo II.

Borrowing from one game to the successor is alright, but they've borrowed a good deal from Diablo II for the original WoW. As long as it's all in good taste, I say let it.

Also, when thinking of the monk, I think of the official expansion for Diablo 1 that added the Monk class originally.

about 5 years ago

I hold paper to vertical surfaces by preference with

winphreak Unpaid Interns (310 comments)

Works great against any vertical surface, or on-the-go!

more than 5 years ago

Experimental Fees Settle Royalty War For Internet Radio

winphreak Re:SomaFM? (270 comments)

That's what I was afraid of as well.
I didn't start donating until the ridiculous rates from a few years ago kicked in, but here's hoping they keep going strong.

I'm thinking it would be best to just wait until they post on their blog about how it affects them. Either it'll be a huge sigh of relief, or a kick in the pants.

more than 5 years ago

Experimental Fees Settle Royalty War For Internet Radio

winphreak SomaFM? (270 comments)

What about SomaFM? How will this affect their royalty issues?

more than 5 years ago

FDA Considers Banning Acetaminophen-Based Pain Killers

winphreak Re:If You Drink Alcohol Avoid Acetaminophen (631 comments)

(Oh, if only I had mod points...)

There's a drink on the market called Function : Urban Detox. It has N-acetylcysteine in it, and claims that drinking it will help prevent/remove a hangover.

Didn't think it might have an effect on APAP digestion, but after seeing that, it looks like it could help.

more than 5 years ago

Best kind of engineering:

winphreak Re:No "Cowboy Neal" option? (491 comments)

I am appalled at the absence of chemE's. Time to "accidentally" shut down some refineries and raise the price of gas.

-Or watch everything in our local markets double in price.

Plastics interested me the most into Chem. Eng., and it really is hard to imagine where we'd be without it in the future, if that were to unfortunately happen.

more than 5 years ago

Windows 7 Hard Drive and SSD Performance Analyzed

winphreak "Fresh new light" (248 comments)

Going from XP to 7 Beta1 (and now RC), am I the only one who feels that the improved performance issues of Windows 7 may actually work? I installed a copy of the RC on my laptop, and it worked beyond what I expected. The Laptop was "powerful" enough for Vista, and it couldn't even compare to the performance my laptop was giving me currently.
I installed the Beta on my desktop, and only had one issue that isn't worth the words to complain about.
I know Vista may have been a flop to some people, but this just seems like a repeat of about 8-10 years ago. When ME came out, users found it abyssmal. But the solution seemed to be to go from 98SE to XP, and everyone was content.

This just seems like repeated history to me, as everyone jumps the XP ship for 7, because Vista is still taking water.

P.S. It's rather late here, apologies in advance. I'm probably rambling by now.

more than 5 years ago

Budget Graphics Card Roundup

winphreak Re:Wrong... (186 comments)

I remember that when SLI was new.
People would buy two mid range cards and it had enough kick to run everything for a few years at a decent rate.

more than 5 years ago

Samsung Papyrus E-Book Reader, Coming Soon

winphreak Re:If the DRM is th eonly thing you do not like .. (145 comments)

My uncle uses a Sony reader for the same thing, except he runs a small car repair shop, and uses it for all the repair manuals he's bought over the 2 decades he had been doing it.

more than 5 years ago


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