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Comment This is just lazy and a poor effort (Score 2) 217

I don't hugely care about PC games or very much the sillyness of MGS anymore but good lord, this is a terrible move.

Some countries have data caps. I haven't read the article, or googled a damn thing but I'm going to make my guess right now and speculate this game is at least a 30gb download..... probably more like a full 50. In my case, that would be 50% of my monthly allowed internet quota.

Someone specifically buying a retail copy to avoid this is going to get stung.
Super lame.

Comment Just be patient and wait? (Score 1) 426

Within 3 to 6 months some tool will come out from someone, similar to classic shell but for privacy. It'll disable any and everything properly and "fix" any odd crap straight up.

Let other people get messy with it.
I mean you could just not use it but for some of us, that isn't an option.
I'm happy to wait for a cool tool, probably be published like most useful free tools on as well, it'll be a piece of cake.

Let others beta test.

Comment Re:This is complete bullshit (Score 1) 192

Between your post and Rudy's one
(" One of the most common comments I see from people, over and over, is "If I want a browser that looks and works like Chrome, I'LL USE FUCKING CHROME." )

Seems like most of slashdot is on the same page I'm at :/

Fuck Mozilla are proper grade A dipsticks. Man do I miss Firefox of old.
I don't even use Firefox anymore, it's too fucking unstable, I've switched to Waterfox, at least a 64bit version of Firefox crashes vastly less than the stock 32

How the fuck do we not have the multi-thread version yet though? This program runs like pig shit and why can't they copy Chrome with the fucking little speaker showing me which tab is playing noise? (It's probably fucking again, fuck those people!)

Comment What do you mean permenantly erased...only 1 DC? (Score 0) 141

You mean to tell me users data is stored in a SINGLE DC and not redundant elsewhere?

I find that easy to believe for most "cloud" providers but google? Really?
So presumably if someone took out the right, big big DC in a huge fasion, many users would be fucked by it?

Comment I'm a male and rarely find offices warm enough (Score 1) 388

I've had to purchase woolen jumpers, business jackets, 220v heated floor mats and I wear a full length white undershirt under my shirt.

The only time I'm warm in the office is if I load up on a heap of carbohydrates or sugar (my metabolism is toasty when I overeat) besides that, it's often far, far too cold.

I find it quite frustrating, sure too hot will send you to sleep but too cold is also awful.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 1) 552

The moderation of the above post is just more evidence of the problem.

Did I dare to question what SJW's are doing is right? Yes.
Did I accuse all SJW's of being a problem? No - not even slightly.
I asked for some recognition that both sides of the fence in the debate have bad eggs.

So someone goes and accuses *all* gamergaters of being a problem. I try to be more reasonable, not only do I agree SOME are a problem, I then make a very reasonable claim that perhaps some SJW's are extremist and bad eggs too.
I'm rewarded with downvotes, oh no, groupthink has spoken.

It's clear from my posts, I'm an abusive "shitlord" someone who is obviously racist, homophobic, ignorant etc.
It couldn't even be remotely possible that I'm just applying some common sense to a debate between 2 angry sides here, no sirree! by not towing the line, I MUST be a bad egg, a "troll" according to the moderation.

And this exact behaviour, from the group, ever looking for more reasons to be offended, is precisely what "scares" people into doing more research into gamergate and the general SJW "culture".
Censor anyone who doesn't agree, accuse them of racism, misogyny, etc and give them ALL labels, you're just making more people defensive even though the "primary" principles of SJW's are actually good things!
As I said in my other posts, I've had very little luck finding anyone even remotely willing to discuss this sensibly is presicely why I found myself going from what I thought was a left leaning person, the other way.

Keep up the great moderation, please. I'm definitely a bad and hateful guy here! Trying to push my agenda,... Anyone else reading this will likely wonder why I've suddenly been moderated in such a way and perhaps they too can do some reading into the hardcore "our way or the highway" SJW approach to discussion on the internet.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score -1, Flamebait) 552

Show me a single time an SJW on the internet has called out other SJW's doxing and generally being pieces of shit?
It has happened, many, many times. The "good guys" team has bad eggs too, those bad eggs have doxed people, harassed people, had people fired.

Has the overall general SJW clique called out their own harassers and said "hey, don't do this, let's not stoop to their level"
No,.. no they fucking haven't.

The fact you're comfortable labeling *ALL* of the gamergaters as punks, without being willing to entertain the thought that, "hey, maybe not all of them are troublemakers" is half the problem. People don't like being accused of shit they didn't do or wouldn't do. This labeling of people simply asking questions, forces them into the defensive camp. It's the entire reason I'm more pro than anti, because I don't like asking questions and having people going crazy at me and accusing me of things.

But nope, definitely all the GG's fault, they caused all the trouble. Not a small fraction of stupid people.

Comment Re:Everybody List What You Think Went Wrong (Score 2) 552

Gamergate is vastly larger than being about "gamers" now, so so much vastly bigger. The word "gamergate" is actually doing it a disservice.

The crux of most of the discussions which still continue about it, is mostly about the censorship, fear of discussing things for fear of being labelled, pushing a particular agenda.
There's most certainly extremists on both sides but from where I'm sitting it appears the "SJW camp" are utterly incapable of sitting back, self reflecting and saying "whoah, hang on a minute, perhaps we're being overly critial here"

If you don't INSTANTLY and completely agree with them and some of their batshit crazy triggering / abuse / sexist / racist / "wrong" concepts, then *you're* clearly the problem and you must be an ignorant / racist / sexist / homophobe.

I am *not* stupid enough to think that all the pro-gg people are nice people, there's obviously people who hate women, are racists, are insensitive fucks - but for the most part, the stuff I've been reading the last 3 months, they honestly seem fairly well balanced and capable of correcting themselves or others in that community to "hey, don't be the piece of shit, the SJW's claim you're being"

I grew up with a lot of British humour, I have a dark sense of humour. I've SERIOUSLY adjusted my humour over the years to try to be more sensitive but the batshit loopy "trigger this" nutters who want everything covered in cotton wool are driving me from being a lefty to a righty, something I never thought I'd say.

"Gamergaters" have harassed people online, those harassers are foolish.
HOWEVER, some "gamergaters" have simply had the audacity to refute incorrect points or even just ask questions, how dare they...
"SJW's" however have never and would never harass anyone, they are "in the right!" they've never cost anyone their job or harassed anyone,... nope, never hipocritical. They have carte blanche in dictating what you say and deciding what you intended by saying it.

Ultimately gamergate is much bigger than video games, so much bigger, that name is a massive disservice.
(Note: I am not endorsing abuse, I'm simply saying "hey, how about some fucking plain old common sense" which appears to have vanished)

Comment Likelyhood of ACTUALLY seeing it in stores? (Score 1) 172

Even if it's intel, rather than a tinpot outfit, I think it's very unlikely we're going to see this product on shelves ready to use in less than 4 to 6 years.

What's it for also? It's going to wear out? So using it as standard RAM is probably not practical. Should it simply be a replacement to SSD's? an even faster primary storage device?

Comment Well I got f'd by this,... let's clarify here.. (Score 1) 172

I clicked some stuff in a pretty deceptive box which kept coming up on Youtube about my name, not clearly outling what it was about to do (bind my gmail / google account to youtube)

Problem is, uncoupling it (which I've always been able to do) COMPLETELY hides / "damages" my videos. You can no longer view them, they are bound to the G+ account now, NOT the original account.

If I re-activate G+, bam the videos are back.
This has, I admit, made me post significantly more carefully in youtube comments. That being said, I've also held back on a plethora of youtube comments simply as I don't want even my hobbies known / tracked by others. My privacy is pretty important to me, and having my "real" google identity become my youtube comment identity was definitely an issue.
(Before anyone says it, not all youtube comments are ghastly. I'd say quite a good portion are infact, quite good and informative)

So,.......... will this be a FULL reversal? Pull my G+ account away from YT AND restoring my old YT data / profile / videos / views?

Comment You need to watch Trinity and Beyond. (Score 5, Interesting) 60

Movie is utterly fascinating, awesome soundtrack.
If you're into nuke porn (sorry, I am, in a big way) it's beautiful, just incredible.

There's also a couple of very comprehensive docos on the Manhattan Project but I'll be damned if I can recall which was the good one I've seen, it was quite long and detailed.

Comment Try Australia on for size (Score 1) 940

We have negative gearing, a tax benefit - aimed solely at the rich. They rent out the property and get to claim the cost (interest payments, renovation, service costs, repair etc) against their taxable income.

The common man (me, you, poors, middle class) are literally subsidising the rich buying more homes. It's an ass backwards, inane scheme that often, when described to foreigners elicits a response of basically "what the fuck? You're kidding? That's backwards!?"

Our houses are artificially inflated high in cost, the only mild benefit is that rents are arguably, slightly cheaper. Furthermore the government is welcoming with very very open arms, Chinese cash. They are POURING their money out of China in to property here. You're starting to see for sale / auction / expressions of interest signs for property in Melbourne, with NO fucking English writing on the sign.

These 2 things combined, have driven buying a house into an investment, not a home. It's *finally* getting some serious media scrutiny this year and your average man is beginning to click as to WHY negative gearing as a policy is completely and utterly fucking him.

I've always been frugal and careful with money and I've saved my ass off. I get the shit taxed out of my money in the bank (interest made) but had I put it into a house, I'd be able to infact claim any losses.
It's ... it's insane, it's fucked. an entire generation is getting basically,... fucked by the old and the rich (or the young who got in with assistance)

The division between the rich and the poor and the wiping out of the middle class is beginning to kick into high gear in general, across the world and I think even your average person now, is starting to get pretty pissed about it.

Logic doesn't apply to the real world. -- Marvin Minsky