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Signed On Aug 13, 2003, 17:28
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Mar 13, 2012, 05:47 Silicon Avatar
 
Another BS troll article.

One point is true though - IT is becoming a commodity. Virtualization and imaging technologies make standard IT "tech" positions get condensed into fewer jobs at most companies. One person can image hundreds of PCs over a network over many locations. If data is stored off-site then the user can be up and running in a short time no matter what is wrong with the PC (assuming no hardware failure).

The author thinks workers are becoming more technologically savvy though and that makes me laugh. Users aren't getting tech savvy - they're buying commercial commodity hardware like iPad and coming into work thinking they are tech savvy.

Businesses have a hard-on for dumb terminals again because the economy is bad and they think they can make a savings by going the server route again. This flip-flop has been happening since the PC was invented.

 
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News Comments > Scrolls Will Be Scrolls
12. Re: Scrolls Will Be Scrolls Mar 11, 2012, 17:00 Silicon Avatar
 
Scrolls is still a forgettably generic crap name and I don't see why Notch fought so hard to use it.

It's like naming your game "Beige".

 
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News Comments > Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Update
12. Re: Double Fine Adventure Kickstarter Update Mar 11, 2012, 01:53 Silicon Avatar
 
Kickstarter stuff is making the rounds. Anything that gets funded anymore will have to have a big pedigree, a ton of people marketing it on big sites, or just be a stupendous must have product. I suspect the easy Kickstarter money is gone. The big boys have moved in.

 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite's Motorized Patriot
15. Re: BioShock Infinite's Motorized Patriot Mar 8, 2012, 16:31 Silicon Avatar
 
This didn't really sell the game for me.

I'd agree with the meh assessment so far.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux Quits Lionhead
45. Re: Molyneux Quits Lionhead Mar 7, 2012, 22:59 Silicon Avatar
 
http://www.reprisalthegame.com/

Hey that looks sort of cool. I will check that out.
 
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News Comments > Molyneux Quits Lionhead
27. Re: Molyneux Quits Lionhead Mar 7, 2012, 15:07 Silicon Avatar
 
They were talented at making things, not managing things. That is true of a lot of creative types.

All I really want to see out of Molyneux is another *good* Populous game.

 
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News Comments > Mass Effect 3 Ships; Review Roundup
64. Re: Mass Effect 3 Ships; Review Roundup Mar 6, 2012, 19:25 Silicon Avatar
 
I think I'd rather spend my money on this:

http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/blog/

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 6, 2012, 19:16 Silicon Avatar
 
I can't remember the last time Yahoo had an upward slide. They've been also-rans for ages.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2012, 16:07 Silicon Avatar
 
Bye-bye Volt. Next time try coming in under $20-25k.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 3, 2012, 16:02 Silicon Avatar
 
Cell phones have been around forever now - but as soon as stuff like the "Occupy Wall St." thing pops up the government suddenly gets interested in being able to jam them.

Hmm..

No surprises there. I like how "violent flash mobs" and terrorism (bomb detonation) are listed as reasons.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 1, 2012, 16:25 Silicon Avatar
 
Win 8: It's the upgrade nobody asked for.  
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News Comments > BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities
9. Re: BioWare on MMO Mass Effect Possibilities Feb 27, 2012, 14:51 Silicon Avatar
 
You can tell people have lost touch when they start using phrases like "possibility space".

 
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
3. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Feb 26, 2012, 20:48 Silicon Avatar
 
Windows Live was a stupid branding and I won't be sorry to see it go away.

Windows 8 still doesn't bring anything interesting to the table though.

Ballsack really ought to leave MS while it has any value left.

 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2012, 12:22 Silicon Avatar
 
You can buy some pretty cool Fallout stuff on E-Bay actually. Cheap too.  
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News Comments > BioWare Explains Mass Effect 3 Day One DLC
42. Re: BioWare Explains Mass Effect 3 Day One DLC Feb 24, 2012, 13:31 Silicon Avatar
 
Just wait and buy the ultimate GOTY pack 12 months from now. There's no need to reward this if you don't like it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Feb 22, 2012, 11:45 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm more amused that Forbes is covering this non-story as a story than anything.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Feb 21, 2012, 12:08 Silicon Avatar
 
I want to live in a world where the biggest problem I have in a day is hating splash screens.  
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News Comments > Gabe Newell on Valve Hardware and Owning Steam Games
36. Re: Gabe Newell on Valve Hardware and Owning Steam Games Feb 20, 2012, 14:52 Silicon Avatar
 
DangerDog wrote on Feb 20, 2012, 13:25:
The one thing that will make the party come to a screeching halt is if Seattle experiences a massive earthquake, would surly cause the authentication servers to be down for an "extended" period of time.

If Seattle experienced a massive earthquake I would hope people would be less worried about their games and more worried about the people of whatever remained of Seattle.

 
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News Comments > Gabe Newell on Valve Hardware and Owning Steam Games
21. Re: Gabe Newell on Valve Hardware and Owning Steam Games Feb 20, 2012, 13:00 Silicon Avatar
 
Gabe isn't a lawyer. He gave his non-lawyer answer of "I don't really know." I don't know what some of you were expecting him to say.
 
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News Comments > On Skyrim DLC
18. Re: On Skyrim DLC Feb 18, 2012, 13:43 Silicon Avatar
 
That sound mod looks (err sounds) cool.  
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