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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 18, 2012, 12:45 Silicon Avatar
 
Cloud computing kills the desktop PC just like dumb terminals took over the market and... Oh.

Every time the economy takes a downturn the idea of dumb terminals comes back with a new name. Every single time.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs May 16, 2012, 10:34 Silicon Avatar
 
Dragon Shout app seems okay - and it's free too. That's the risk you run when you try to piggy-back on somebody else's IP though. They might not like it, no matter how benevolent or innocent you are. It's theirs. That's the thing with "intellectual property". It's a big private bag of tricks and you are not invited to play with it unless you do so in the prescribed manner. That is what copyright and patent laws have left us with - a culture defined by the products we buy instead of the stuff we make.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Diablo III
176. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:16 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm sure this game will be fine, but I'm not as excited about it as I was when it was announced. I think I can wait. There have been some good movies coming out lately. I might hit a theater instead.  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation May 15, 2012, 02:19 Silicon Avatar
 
Trading saved games with your friends might be interesting.

Wii was fun for a while but waggle controls were over-used. Not every game needed them yet Nintendo was intent on slapping them on everything.

Wii U is going to have to be awesome before I'll get interested.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
9. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 13, 2012, 09:34 Silicon Avatar
 
I went laser a few months ago. The ink on my inkjet kept drying up even when I wasn't using it and at $30-$50 a pop it was too expensive to bother with. When I need color I take it down to a print shop.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2012, 14:49 Silicon Avatar
 
The point is that when our most educated people aren't getting work it discourages people to get more education overall. That's not good. Filling up trade schools with overqualified people isn't going to help the economy or the country overall.

You want the smartest people out exercising their talents in your country, not spraying lawns and fitting pipes - or wandering off to other countries where they are paid for their knowledge.

You could replace the lady in the article with any number of PhDs in hard sciences who can't find jobs right now. I know one personally.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue May 11, 2012, 10:46 Silicon Avatar
 
The comments in that "From graduate school to welfare" story are more informative than the article. You can see how people really think (IE people are hypocrites with very little compassion).

 
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News Comments > The Old Republic Losing Subs; Gaining Add-ons
5. Re: The Old Republic Losing Subs; Gaining Add-ons May 7, 2012, 20:59 Silicon Avatar
 
All I want out of a Star Wars style MMO is X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter: The MMO.

I'm still waiting.

 
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News Comments > On EA and Indies
18. Re: On EA and Indies May 6, 2012, 10:32 Silicon Avatar
 
If the games couldn't have been made without EAP's help, they're not indie.

EA doesn't get it and they never will. Other publishers at least try to make games. EA just tries to make money.

 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 5, 2012, 10:01 Silicon Avatar
 
I guess I don't use DVD movies much anymore, but if I want to it's going to be a hassle with Win 8.

That's the thing. Now it's a marketing problem. "Win 8 charges you more to do what you could do for "free" in Win 7".

That's all people are going to hear.

That's sort of all I hear, honestly. I haven't seen anything about Win 8 that makes me want to upgrade at all.
 
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News Comments > Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement
5. Re: Official The Elder Scrolls Online Announcement May 3, 2012, 21:01 Silicon Avatar
 
I think the money I might have spent on this will go to Kickstarter stuff instead.

I just don't see how the developer is going to make this fresh.
 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year
27. Re: The Elder Scrolls Online Next Year May 3, 2012, 14:03 Silicon Avatar
 
I might have played a Fallout MMO but not an Elder Scrolls one.

I'm not sure I would have played the Fallout one either to be honest. The only MMOs I ever touch anymore are the free to play ones and I usually give those up after a month or so.

Games that you can't mod just don't do it for me these days.
 
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News Comments > PC Skullgirls Announced
8. Re: PC Skullgirls Announced May 3, 2012, 09:29 Silicon Avatar
 
Considering that the anime look was largely inspired by Betty Boop and Disney the idea that "white people can't draw anime" is sort of stupid.

The more you know...

 
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News Comments > The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed
45. Re: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Dawnguard Revealed May 2, 2012, 09:37 Silicon Avatar
 
Get the Nexus Mod Manager. It'll remember what mods you have and tell you if they are out of date.

It's really handy.
 
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News Comments > Questionable Kickstart Cancelled
8. Re: Questionable Kickstart Cancelled May 1, 2012, 10:31 Silicon Avatar
 
Kickstarter will end up being a big-boys only club because of stuff like that.

That will take all the fun out of it too.

 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
3. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Apr 28, 2012, 11:32 Silicon Avatar
 
They're going to start getting it from everyone eventually.

It still won't save retail.

 
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News Comments > Skyrim DLC Hints?
14. Re: Skyrim DLC Hints? Apr 28, 2012, 11:30 Silicon Avatar
 
TES games are sort of the make-your-own fun variety. Yeah there's stuff to do and the MQ is fun to a point but really the big laughs are to be had in doing stuff that obviously wasn't intended.

Plus mods. I never get tired of the funny stuff people put into mods.
 
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News Comments > NVIDIA Crowbar Tease
20. Re: NVIDIA Crowbar Tease Apr 28, 2012, 11:26 Silicon Avatar
 
I think if you hit a zombie with a pry bar he'd just groan and keep shuffling.
 
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News Comments > Free Portal 2 DLC Next Month
35. Re: Free Portal 2 DLC Next Month Apr 27, 2012, 17:01 Silicon Avatar
 
I remember getting mad and shooting portals everywhere because I couldn't solve a room. As it turned out one of the places I shot a portal to solved the puzzle.

Then I felt stupid because of how hard I'd made the room seem in my head. It was so easy..

 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
4. Re: Evening Safety Dance Apr 26, 2012, 09:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Soo...

Getting your source code leaked is just like pumping millions of gallons of oil pollutant into a massive fishery that supplies tens of thousands of people with food and jobs.

Stay classy, Kaspersky Labs.
 
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