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Comment: Re:that's right (Score 1) 338 338

You are incorrect. I have not confused "ape" with "great ape". Here's a Wikipedia article which explains the terms "ape" and "great ape" and contains plenty of relevent information to help you with your misconceptions on the topic. Read it and educate yourself before making yet more wild assertions.

Comment: Re:that's right (Score 4, Informative) 338 338

Richard Dawkins is a biologist. he would never say something so stupid.

I'm curious what you feel is stupid about that straightforward statement. Regardless, Richard Dawkins did, in fact, say exactly that.
Gaps in the Mind, by Richard Dawkins
"We admit that we are like apes, but we seldom realise that we are apes."
"In truth, not only are we apes, we are African apes. The category 'African apes', if you don't arbitrarily exclude humans, is a natural one"
"'Great apes', too, is a natural category only so long as it includes humans. We are great apes."

I did a search for the words "dawkins" and "ape" and the first result was a video of Dawkins saying that he is an ape. I challenge you to find any living biologist that claims otherwise.

we are all hominids, and we are certainly not apes.

Gorillas are hominids, and all hominids are apes. Humans are apes and hominids, just like gorillas.

Comment: Re:Why still 1080? (Score 2) 63 63

Economy of scale. The HDTV standard settled on 1080p. That was worse than the 1200p that was getting quite commonplace at the time, but close enough that manufacturers could justify consolidating their product ranges into mostly making 1080p for everybody, thus reducing their operating costs. Price of 1080p went down, and the price of 1200p was raised as manufacturers' inclination to supply them dwindled, causing a resultant reduction in demand, and so 1080p became standard. It's a pity because 1900x1200 really hit a sweet spot. Still, consider that modern games tend to go so overboard with pixel shaders that people now complain about 1900x1080 being a too-high resolution.

Comment: Re:Yes, I agree, but no shortage of stupid GUI (Score 1) 564 564

As far as I'm aware most people find the grouping on the taskbar useful. Fortunately Microsoft did the right thing here and not only made a helpful feature but also remembered to make it optional. I wish they'd do that more often.

To disable it and have a separate button on your taskbar for each window, right-click on your taskbar and click "Properties". Look for a combo box labelled "Taskbar buttons"; it should have a value of "Always combine, hide labels" by default. Change it to one of the other values and press "OK" - no more button-grouping on your taskbar.

Comment: Re:fair? (Score 3, Informative) 143 143

What if my project requires custom licensing terms?

If you require terms that reduce or eliminate the 5% royalty in exchange for an upfront fee, or if you need custom legal terms or dedicated Epic support to help your team reduce risk or achieve specific goals, we’re here to help. See the custom licensing page for details.

Fill out that form and Epic will get in touch with you to negotiate terms for a custom licence.

Comment: Re:Is RDP really the answer? (Score 1) 189 189

RDP is still 10 times quicker than anything linux has to offer in this area

Except for RDP, of course. Linux offers RDP, and this protocol is obviously not 10 times quicker than itself ;)

Pardon my pedantic attempt at levity. I haven't actually used RDP in Linux for ages, so I don't know how current implementations compare to those used in modern Windows, but I glanced on Wikipedia and found something you might find interesting: "In 2009, rdesktop was forked as FreeRDP, a new project aiming at modularizing the code, addressing various issues, and implementing new features. FreeRDP comes with its own command-line-client xfreerdp, which supports Seamless Windows in RDP6." Seamless windows is the thing you're looking for, so maybe give FreeRDP a try.

Comment: Science! (Score 1) 81 81

What happens if you send your own X-UIDH header? Does Verizon add a second header, replace the one you sent, or leave it alone? Can anyone on Verizon's network test this? I imagine that they probably ignore what headers are already being sent and simply add an additional one, as that would be the least work for them, but if they abstain from adding a X-UIDH header when one is already present then one could use this to re-anonymise your connection.

Comment: Re:and also should be worth mentioning (Score 4, Interesting) 72 72

It is weird, looking back from a time when they're so closely associated with another kind of game.

There are other good examples - such as The Lost Vikings, made by none other than Blizzard. And before Epic became all about shooters and engines they made Jazz Jackrabbit, Tyrian, One Must Fall 2097 and Epic Pinball.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

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