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Comment: Re: So that means it's free to everyone (Score 1) 280 280

by Black LED (#49956173) Attached to: Windows 10 Will Be Free To Users Who Test It

The point made was that there will be a product key involved. They have to send you that, and they only do that if you preview 10 with a Microsoft account. That being the case, it's a simple matter for then to store which keys went with which account.

Clean installs are irrelevant. Being a local user is irrelevant. If you buy or are given anything online that needs activating with a unique key, it's its origin can always be traced back to you.

Uh, no. You don't have to provide any self-identifying information to create a Microsoft account and local accounts aren't accessible by Microsoft.

Sorry, but you fail. Try again.

Comment: Re:Moto Razr (Score 1) 313 313

by Black LED (#49755337) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

My backup/travel phone is a Motorola VE66. It's a solid slider, being made out of a significant amount of metal. Technically it's a smartphone because it runs MotoMagx. It will run Quake II and ScummVM (among other various other things), but it has the long battery life and quick response of a dumbphone.

Comment: Re:Sadly I don't think it's going to help (Score 2) 56 56

by Black LED (#49708903) Attached to: MAME Changing License To Fully Libre One

You can't emulate Pinball

Actually, you can. You might be interested in this too.

If you can appropriate an HDTV, lay it on a slant (or attached to a swing arm) and attach some flipper buttons on the sides, you could have a pretty good pinball experience. Hell, you might be able to use a 3D TV if you want stereoscopy.

Comment: Re:Money or Art? (Score 1) 175 175

by Black LED (#49681241) Attached to: The Decline of Pixel Art
The guy doesn't even know what pixel art is. It's a very specific type of digital art that involves creating images by manually placing each and every pixel by hand. It's comparable to the old ANSI art of the BBS days.

He's trying to claim that sprites from Street Fighter III and King of Fighters is pixel art, when it's certainly not. Those games are very obviously made using standard raster art techniques and tools.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.