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Comment: Re:Sigh... (Score 1) 205

by Annwvyn (#29167355) Attached to: Real-Time Keyloggers
There are several definitions of hacker. The original definition of the word is not someone who does what you mention, not even close. The definition that you give is the 'modern mainstream culture' definition, but I view most mainstream culture as retarded and ignorant (because of articles that mention hackers in a negative light, which you apparently have also been brainwashed by). Do a wikipedia on hacker, see what else is out there. Most people that call themselves 'hackers' in the computer-savvy world that I know are people that are more curious than anything else and just want to 'solve the puzzle,' usually by tweaking their own software and hardware. If you also want to, go look up a programming job site that sells jobs and I bet you will see the word hacker used just as much as programmer--no, it is not to 'hack' into your friend's computer to plant an idiotic virus that makes naked ladies pop up on his screen.

Comment: Re:Blizzard is slipping. (Score 1) 316

True, the video is not pre-rendered... but the unimpressive graphics aside, the trailer just wasn't interesting to me. Trailers of previous games would show cool characters doing awesome stuff with nifty plot hint narratives and battles and big beasties, and the sweet pre-rendered graphics was what brought it all together as a bonus. This... it could have had awesome graphics and I still don't think I would have been very impressed. The CONTENT of the video was pretty meaningless/lack-lustre.

Comment: Re:Blizzard is slipping. (Score 2, Interesting) 316

No kidding... even the original D2 cut scenes are comparable to (if not better than) the new D3 Monk Trailer. I'm not impressed... With some of the cinematics that they are putting out for WoW (like the WotLK trailer a year ago, which was purty) I had expected more. And looking at the web site... it just looks like they aren't putting a lot of effort into the game (or publicity)--at least not nearly as much as SC2 and WoW. Losing their touch... "...too little butter spread over too much bread." -B.B.

Comment: Re:Creepy... (Score 1) 165

by Annwvyn (#29085945) Attached to: How To Send Email When You're Dead
Sorry to hear about your grandmother. Though I do not doubt that something like this could be useful, I am not so much saying that it is creepy for OTHER people to do it... I was more looking at doing it for myself. I am only 24, so I am not sure I want to be writing people death notes just yet... hehe. Much in the same way that I do not have a will. Not planning on going just yet. ;)

Comment: Re:only 1000 mins a day! (Score 1) 54

by Annwvyn (#29078939) Attached to: Measuring Real Time Public Opinion With Twitter
Hey, they are only... 440,000 tweets off. That's not much, right? Give the idiots that actually give a crap about the blather on Twitter some credit. And on that note... if public opinion begins to be based on what people "tweet", then as a species we are going to look even more retarded than we already do.

Comment: Meh... (Score 2, Interesting) 342

by Annwvyn (#29063219) Attached to: Battlestar Galactica Feature Film Confirmed
Though I did enjoy the series... To be honest, I don't think a movie that takes another shot at what the series did (even if in a different light) will be terribly interesting. I am sure that they will make it look spiffy with spectacular special effects and all... but that does not a good movie make. Like DNS-and-BIND said... come up with a new idea, don't just re-vamp old ones and ruin them.

Comment: Question asked... (Score 1) 569

by Annwvyn (#29002251) Attached to: What Questions Should a Prospective Employee Ask?
Though this may be off topic, it is along the same lines. Asking questions is important, but what threw me off in my most recent interview was a question that I was asked. After I gave them the everything-I-am speech about dedication and drive... "Why should we hire you?" What makes you better than the entire stack of applicants exactly like you who are going to say a lot of the same stuff you just said? Basically... why should we give a crap about you? If you get asked this question... better have something poignant to say.

Comment: Fingerprints? (Score 1) 247

by Annwvyn (#28997787) Attached to: Poor Passwords A Worse Problem Than Poor Antivirus
I know passwords are the norm, but some places have adopted fingerprinting. For example, to get drugs from the pharmacy for my ambulance, I have to sign in to Pyxis using a fingerprint scanner. There are also laptops that are carrying password keyrings linked to fingerprint scanners. Even at UNH, when I signed in to get my meal, they had a hand scan to ID you so you could get through the turnstile. Not new technology, already implemented into everyday software, and tough to fake. For something like a corporation or law office (who can probably afford it), why not? Just a thought.

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