Send News. Want a reply? Read this. More in the FAQ.   News Forum - All Forums - Mobile - PDA - RSS Headlines  RSS Headlines   Twitter  Twitter
Customize
User Settings
Styles:
LAN Parties
Upcoming one-time events:

Regularly scheduled events

User information for Kitkoan

Real Name Kitkoan   
Search for:
 
Sort results:   Ascending Descending
Limit results:
 
 
 
Nickname Kitkoan
Email Concealed by request
ICQ None given.
Description
Homepage http://
Signed On Dec 22, 2010, 04:28
Total Comments 677 (Apprentice)
User ID 56087
 
User comment history
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
28. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 13:58 Kitkoan
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Jun 21, 2014, 13:17:
The entitlement is strong with this thread.


So, to be treated as an equal customer and not as a 3rd class citizen is now considered entitlement?

Such a shallow view you have of others.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight
5. Re: Ubisoft's Newfound DRM Insight Jun 21, 2014, 11:00 Kitkoan
 
The reality is, the more service there is in a game, pirates don't get that,"

In short, we are trying to make our games be like blizzard and need to be online all the time as the DRM, but trying to call it as a feature enhancing service in hopes people don't see it as the always online DRM that it really is.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Game of Thrones series 4 finale sets new online piracy record. Jun 17, 2014, 09:20 Kitkoan
 
Shocking ‘Game Of Thrones’ Finale Concludes With Arrest Of 5 Million Viewers For Piracy
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 16, 2014, 15:46 Kitkoan
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 14:54:
Most Youtube alternative sites have failed hard and fast because of the lack of content. The only way comcast is going to get content is to either scrap the data from other video sites like what some search engines do with google results and the other option is to pay content producers more than YT. Scraping the data is borderline illegal to illegal in most places so that isn't really an option. I can't really see Comcast offering paid monetization for videos on the platform.


Or the third option, put YouTube in an ultra-slow lane with a too high a fee charge to have YouTube move a decent speed again. When people can't use YouTube, they won't.

This isn't some random website like before, this is the gatekeeper.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Jun 16, 2014, 14:08 Kitkoan
 
jdreyer wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 13:53:
Now Comcast is working on a YouTube clone, exec confirms.

No conflict of interest here! No sirree! Move along, move along. Nothing to see.

And those new, slower and longer buffering of YouTube videos were always there... you just never noticed. Now, if you looked at our YouTube clone, we've made it to not be slow, unlike YouTube (whom we'd never purposefully slow down...)
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Jun 16, 2014, 14:05 Kitkoan
 
StaticRandomNumber wrote on Jun 16, 2014, 11:47:

Give me an option to buy regular TV channels without commercials and I will happily pay a premium.

Ironically, that is why you used to pay for cable tv over the free over the air tv, to not have to watch commercials.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
3. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 15, 2014, 19:31 Kitkoan
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 15:45:
Creston wrote on Jun 15, 2014, 13:58:
"We'll just let the NSA look into them."

Yeah we can't help but think there is a loop hole here, NSA, hired 3rd Party no named MS. It's what they get when we are lied to, trust is hard to gain back.

There is no loophole. As per the article:

"“We don’t use what you say in email, chat, video calls or voice mail, to target advertising to you,” Section 3.4 of the Services Agreement says. “We don’t use your documents, photos or other personal files to target advertising to you. Our advertising policies are covered in detail in the Privacy Statements.”

Microsoft won't use it for advertising. That's all they say. They said nothing about NSA spying, third parties being able to peek for targeted ads, or cookies identifying you from places you surf to your email account to tailor that information to ads.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Safety Dance
5. Re: Sunday Safety Dance Jun 8, 2014, 23:37 Kitkoan
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jun 8, 2014, 20:04:
I was at an IT conference and I was presenting. There were 100 IT presenters in the audience. At the end I finished and looked at them. I said hey guys I have one questions for you all:

"Do you like windows 8?"

I just had to ask the room since there was so many IT people with years of experience.

THEY BOOED AND CATCALLED. Apparently they hate it.

Either windows goes back to something like 7 or we need to get rid of Microsoft period. Eliminate them.

Get rid of Microsoft and replace it with what?

Can't put the horse before the cart and all that
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Mobilization
2. Re: Evening Mobilization Jun 5, 2014, 21:16 Kitkoan
 
The sample we’ve analyzed is in the form of an application called ‘Sex xionix’. It was not found on the official Google Play and we estimate that its prevalence is very low at this time.


Too bad the first article failed to mention that part. But then, it wouldn't be click-bait if they didn't.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Jun 3, 2014, 13:46 Kitkoan
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 12:41:
Pigeon wrote on Jun 3, 2014, 09:07:
Now you can play Candy Crush with 8xAA, 16xAF and full detailed shadows!!

Or you can play PC ports like "XCOM: Enemy Unknown" with 8xAA, 16xAF and full detailed shadows!!

With on screen controls? Good luck
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Jun 1, 2014, 01:17 Kitkoan
 
mag wrote on May 31, 2014, 15:16:
It's not like they have the ability to reprogram all of these old games. The source code of some of them doesn't even exist anymore! I'm perfectly okay with Wine.

It's not about the older games, it's the newer ones like Witcher 2 that is the concern. It was wrapped in a WINE shell, and so suffers massive power issues. One of those games that I MIGHT be able to get 20 FPS on lowest settings if I run it on Linux, but I know (having done it) I can get 30-40 FPS on max settings at 1080p.

Now, if you are a beginner to Linux and you're trying to use it for gaming, this doesn't look good and seems to do everything it can to make Linux look much slower then Windows.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 29, 2014, 21:40 Kitkoan
 
jdreyer wrote on May 29, 2014, 20:53:
Don't really care for curved TVs, (well, maybe a very modest curve), but a ultra widescreen curved desktop monitor? Bring it!

When I saw the curved TVs in Korea last month, that was my first though (they were also beside the ultra wide monitors).

Curved TVs would be amazing for a single user (like a monitor, ultra wide who can sit in the center of the screen) but for many people its not as great an idea.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation May 27, 2014, 18:42 Kitkoan
 
Trashy wrote on May 27, 2014, 10:08:
The Order: 1886 delayed to 2015.

129 Years and we made fun of Duke Nukem: Forever's dev cycle.

One hell of an order right there...
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
4. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 25, 2014, 17:54 Kitkoan
 
crypto wrote on May 25, 2014, 15:23:
Cox Joins Push for Ultrafast Broadband. Thanks Slashdot.

Is it just me or does the article fadeout and registration required to read the rest?

Do a Google seach for "Cox Joins Push for Ultrafast Broadband" and click the first link. It will get you around the paywall.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance May 23, 2014, 17:57 Kitkoan
 
WaltC wrote on May 23, 2014, 15:37:
If I was Microsoft I would not bother patching IE 8--what's the point? If people can't or won't download and use a newer free version of IE, then they probably aren't going to download the patch for IE 8, either, so, again, what's the point?

The fix ought to be "download IE 9 or above." Common sense. Microsoft is catering too much to dummies, these days.


Its a political move I think. They don't patch it, and they get a ton more bad press for security, even though people should have upgraded. Look at the flak they got for the first time they tried to retire XP (and the flak they are getting for having retired it now.)

This isn't Apple who can get a free ride for people not upgrading.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
1. Re: Saturday Tech Bits May 17, 2014, 13:43 Kitkoan
 
Live CD's haven't been copied because of driver hell. If you made a Live image of either one and it had driver issues, it would make someone think twice about using that OS due to all the issues it would have. (though this never is taken into account when someone reviews Linux.)  
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: RE: Follow up Apr 3, 2014, 22:43 Kitkoan
 
Verno wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 16:38:
UConnBBall wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 16:09:
I also hate Apple and hate lazy devlopers who are just kissing money good-bye. Port it to Android and not the 12% market share iOS.

The 12% iOS share represents the majority of revenue is the problem we keep hearing from developers though. I don't know if this is piracy, device fragmentation or whatever but they make a lot more money on iOS unfortunately.

I've heard different answers from different groups, but when you look at the hard numbers you notice that the ones that state that iOS gave them more money was when they made really piss-poor ports to Android and then wondered why the money wasn't just pouring in.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 23, 2014, 22:35 Kitkoan
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2014, 20:39:
I think part of the problem is that it was a he-said-she-said issue, since people were just guessing that ISPs were throttling traffic.

It had been shown many times that it was the ISP throttling by using a VPN. Load up Netflix like normal and have major issues with bandwidth. Now load up the VPN and watch Netflix in it's full glory. Showed it wasn't a bandwidth issue, it was an ISP issue.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 23, 2014, 22:02 Kitkoan
 
DrSquick wrote on Mar 23, 2014, 19:35:
I don't understand why they are so passive about this though. If they know a certain ISP is throttling them, why not throw a giant banner on every movie saying "We detected you are a XXX customer, they are throttling your connection to us which will result in poor performance, call 1-800-xxx-xxxx and let them know you will not accept that."

I understand they have to stay in business, but make life hell for the ISPs. Make them hire a thousand more customer service reps to take the angry calls from people.

I know my parents would just say "damn, Netflix is slow today." If they could instead redirect that anger toward their ISP it might be more useful!

If they did that, people wouldn't care or understand. They would be just like your parents saying "Damn Netflix, is slow today". And would be more looking towards switching to that nice and fast Comcast streaming service on their Comcast internet.

When it comes to tech, people don't want the facts, just results.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 21, 2014, 23:42 Kitkoan
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 07:30:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:33:
Kitkoan wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:01:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 21:04:
"The Lowest Possible Score In 'Super Mario Bros.'"

What kind of shenanigans is this? The 4-2 warp zone is not accessed via a pipe.

So I'm not the only one who noticed that...

Within 20 seconds you can tell it is a mame/modded game.

It is a glitch in the game that you can do with even the NES version. There are actually a couple different ways to do this:

http://themushroomkingdom.net/bugs/5

And neither one of those were used.
 
Avatar 56087
 
*automatically refuses to place horse heads in anyone's bed*
Reply Quote Edit Delete Report
 
677 Comments. 34 pages. Viewing page 2.
< Newer [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 ] Older >


footer

Blue's News logo