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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
6. Re: Sunday Mobilization Nov 25, 2012, 19:54 Kitkoan
 
DangerDog wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:48:
Sounds like Apple products are going to take a nose dive in terms of quality.

They already are. My roommate bought a $2500 rMBP and is already returning it for his money back. He was willing to overlook the OSX issues that were creeping up but the fact that the screen already has one dead pixel didn't help his feeling of quality. What made it worse is it seems that with these new screens if one pixel dies, it starts taking the rest with it. A week later more around it was dead and Apple is just being a bitch with it, trying to claim its his problem.

Long story short, he's returning it for an Alienware laptop. And he's already looking at replacing his iPhone for an Android, etc... Too many problems with Apple products. You wouldn't notice the issues if you replace them every year, but if you don't, it's bad. Laptops that overheat easily, now screens that all but self destruct, home buttons that break after a year rendering the iPhone useless, etc... Add to it the crappy customer service now and there isn't any reason to buy Apple.
 
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News Comments > On Sale
1. Re: On Sale Nov 20, 2012, 22:29 Kitkoan
 
It's $20 off the boxed version of Diablo and $40 off the boxed version of Starcraft 2. It doesn't cover the digital versions. They seem to still be the same price as normal.

I'm guessing the are trying to dump stock for a new version coming out?
 
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News Comments > etc.
1. Valve Steam License Nov 17, 2012, 18:58 Kitkoan
 
As many pointed out, this is a non-issue. Steam on Linux just needs to run like to Steam on Windows and Steam on OSX. The client controls the updating.

Exactly like Desura does on Linux.
 
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News Comments > etc.
11. Re: etc. Nov 16, 2012, 17:22 Kitkoan
 
ledhead1969 wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 14:55:
Ya know what? If they organize, shut the store down. If you don't like making 14K a year then move and get another job. Stop whining since you're still getting your Obama Stamps and phone. STFU you lazy inbred. And don't give me the old "it's the only job they have" BS. If that is the case then MOVE AWAY to a better place. Less workers means less available labor, making existing labor more valuable, leading to higher wages, which leads to people moving back, more potential workers, rates go down, repeat. I know that sort of logic is lost on the lost Obama generation but, seriously, give me a break.

The only thing that's more funny then this post is, yeah, it is the only job they have. And you know why? It's because of the Republicans. Little children like you might not remember this, but it was the Republicans like George Bush Jr that actively told businesses to take as many jobs away from the USA and over to places like China in an effort to "stay competitive".
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 16, 2012, 17:15 Kitkoan
 
Fantaz wrote on Nov 16, 2012, 14:44:
Google also fucked up with the Nexus 4 launch, but that's a different issue.

From what I heard, it wasn't that simple. Google made only X, which ended up not being nearly enough. Things is, the Nexus brand never sold well. Combine it with the fact the last time Google sold a phone mostly from their online shop it didn't sell well all means that Google shouldn't make a ton of them as they will be ending up sitting on a ton of stock they can't make.

On the other hand, I'm not happy with this either. I missed out getting the Nexus 10 32gig model by 2 minutes (was adding billing information). It was in my online cart and when I finished with billing information, it was gone and the site suddenly declared it was no longer in stock...
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: Hardware Reviews Nov 10, 2012, 15:08 Kitkoan
 
Fion wrote on Nov 10, 2012, 13:39:
For a tablet review from a gaming focused website you'd think they would mention the Ipad Mini has half the processing power of the Nexus 7 while costing $130 more. Their benchmark says its twice as powerful (somehow) but it too is a little funny as its marked as a 1080p resolution test but none of the 7" tablets are capable of 1080p, the Ipad Mini least of all.

Apparently even Eurogamer has iSheep.

I'm more surprised no one seems to want to point out the obvious.

It's the parts of a two year old tablet in a smaller frame. The iPad 2 was already a pinch behind when it was released last year, and now it's back just a little smaller. Apple marketing at its ultimate finest. Selling really old tech for bleeding edge prices
 
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News Comments > Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully
15. Re: Razer Mouse Software Requires Internet? Watches You Carefully Nov 8, 2012, 01:42 Kitkoan
 
My roommate has a Razer Naga Epic (wireless one) and it's not even a month old. Was plug and play, no problems. They also don't have the cloud program mentioned here. Sounds like something fishy since this experience doesn't match the reality.

I also have the Razer Naga Molten, and while that cloud program is optional, it's not required to use it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
2. Re: Evening Safety Dance Nov 3, 2012, 00:08 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 2, 2012, 20:44:
Windows 8 has been penetrated has it?

That's like the headline I saw today about that surfer who was attacked by the great white the other day..."Man beats off shark." Oh really?



One of us has a very dirty mind and should be ashamed of themself... I just don't know which one...
 
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
45. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 30, 2012, 15:27 Kitkoan
 
Wikidd wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 13:00:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 00:43:
As I said, last I knew, not it is this. From what I read it was, this is why Darwin code its available but why it can't be compiled into a working OS because only what its needed to be open sourced is.

Now, instead of acting like a little bitch, could you stop swearing at me and explain the differences and why Darwin is open sourced but not complete? Or do you have no idea? I took a quick look at the BSD license before my last response and from what I read, it works pretty much the same as GPL.

You deserve to get heat for not even bothering to look on Wikipedia.

You can compile the Darwin code to a working OS, but that OS is not MacOS. It's the plumbing that's underneath MacOS. Any POSIX compliant code should compile and run on the Darwin that Apple releases. As the code has a BSD heritage, Apple is under no obligation to release the code. That's why they've relicensed it as Apple Public Source License, which is a FSF approved but GPL incompatible license.

By saying you think the BSD and GPL licenses are similar, it sounds like you're trolling. The BSD says "here's the code, do whatever you want with it" whereas the GPL says "here's the code, if you distribute modifications you must also distribute the source code for those modifications".

I went and looked up BSD licenses http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BSD_licenses

Two variants of the license, the New BSD License/Modified BSD License,[1] and the Simplified BSD License/FreeBSD License[2] have been verified as GPL-compatible free software licenses by the Free Software Foundation, and have been vetted as open source licenses by the Open Source Initiative

Reading this gave me the belief that the BSD that it was similar enough to merit my statement.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
38. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 30, 2012, 11:42 Kitkoan
 
Wintermute wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 07:24:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 00:43:
Last I knew, the BSD is GPL.
You've been told that you are wrong and yet you insist on pulling facts out ass?
The GPL is not the same as the BSD, and that is why Apple went with the BSD one. It suited them better.

As I said, last I knew, not it is this. From what I read it was, this is why Darwin code its available but why it can't be compiled into a working OS because only what its needed to be open sourced is.

Now, instead of acting like a little bitch, could you stop swearing at me and explain the differences and why Darwin is open sourced but not complete? Or do you have no idea? I took a quick look at the BSD license before my last response and from what I read, it works pretty much the same as GPL.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
19. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 30, 2012, 00:43 Kitkoan
 
zee wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 00:36:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 00:24:
TheVocalMinority wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 23:52:
DDI wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:55:
But in the end, it's only a matter of time before Valve just releases some steam box that runs a closed Linux distro, completing the circle of hypocrisy.

No, the GPL is specifically designed to prevent this.

May I show you OSX and iOS?

While I'm not saying that Valve will make a closed Linux box, claiming that something like the GPL will prevent them is very naive. Apple took the open Mach Kernel and BSD codes and locked them down, only keep as much open as they legally had to.

Somebody doesn't know the difference between the GPL and BSD license. You can close BSD code, but not GPL ... well, unless you are willing to risk a lawsuit.

Last I knew, the BSD is GPL. And thats why Darwin is "open source" because its the part Apple legally needs to keep open. Everything else they tack on to it on the other hand isn't GPL.

So Apple is using the base engine and keeping it as open as needed, every little modification and screw change they do, they don't open up because they don't need to legal. The GPL doesn't cover that
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 30, 2012, 00:26 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 22:27:
Yes, psychopaths make great CEOs if you think that also being a remarkably poor human being is acceptable.


Steve Jobs was a very well noted to be an asshole to anyone and everyone and now look at him. He's almost worshipped for being this way.
 
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
16. Re: Valve on Linux Plans Oct 30, 2012, 00:24 Kitkoan
 
TheVocalMinority wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 23:52:
DDI wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:55:
But in the end, it's only a matter of time before Valve just releases some steam box that runs a closed Linux distro, completing the circle of hypocrisy.

No, the GPL is specifically designed to prevent this.

May I show you OSX and iOS?

While I'm not saying that Valve will make a closed Linux box, claiming that something like the GPL will prevent them is very naive. Apple took the open Mach Kernel and BSD codes and locked them down, only keep as much open as they legally had to.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
3. Re: LG and Google Announce the Nexus 4, Starts at $299. Oct 29, 2012, 22:37 Kitkoan
 
Can't wait until my nexus 10 arrives. I want the nexus 4 but can't afford it at the moment. No lte for it did worry me until i realized that wireless data costs a fortune in Canada and i only have 500 a month, wifi most of the time so it wouldn't effect me much. The speed boost wouldn't effect my email and messaging program enough to care  
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News Comments > Valve on Linux Plans
10. Re: Crossover Oct 29, 2012, 22:19 Kitkoan
 
Shok wrote on Oct 29, 2012, 21:25:
If anyone wants to try linux gaming I got an email from Codeweavers that they are giving away their Crossover product for free on Halloween.

Thank you very much
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Oct 29, 2012, 15:54 Kitkoan
 
Reminds me of Phantasy Star Online for the Dreamcast. The original version was free to play and was used to help sell it. Problem came up later with someone finding out a code for the Tiger Shark That would let you delete others characters in mid session. Needless to say, this killed online play and helped tank sales (they later repackaged it with extra modes and items and resold it with a fee to play online to help prevent against these problems again)  
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
28. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 28, 2012, 23:43 Kitkoan
 
From what I understand, the problem isn't if the country is becoming socialist and if that's a bad thing but more that the county Is now less and less of a capitalist national and more of a crony capitalist nation.

And crony capitalism is nothing like capitalism and will kill a nation and everything the USA ever stood for.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Oct 28, 2012, 18:37 Kitkoan
 
While this will seem like an anti-Apple rant, you have to realize that from what i recall, Apple was the biggest pusher to make it illegal to jail break smartphones. And so its things like this you have to consider when you buy stuff. Not only are you buying a device that you say has the ideals you want to support, but the companies actions you support as well. Something to consider the next time you look at devices to buy.  
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News Comments > Revised Windows Store Policy Allows PEGI-18 Games
19. Re: Revised Windows Store Policy Allows PEGI-18 Games Oct 26, 2012, 18:13 Kitkoan
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 09:42:
Kitkoan wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 22:53:
deqer wrote on Oct 25, 2012, 21:49:
A reminder that can Microsoft revise it's policy whenever, and to whatever, whether you agree or disagree.

"Sorry, that's our policy." Yaaaa, I love that line. /sarcasm

Better then Apple polices that change on the drop of a hat.

"Your app is approved." fix a bug but change nothing of the real game "Your app is denied for violating our polices"

Isnt it wonderful when people compare arbitrary restrictive policies of two corporate entities and then declare that one is 'better' than the other???

While both are evil, I feel that clear rules are better then off/on rules. But yeah, its not good either way.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
4. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 26, 2012, 08:35 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 26, 2012, 00:53:
"You think they might be a lot happier over there if they could just get women and booze in the same room at the same time?" - Charlie Wilson

Doubtful since many of these religions complain that booze makes women behave immorally
 
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