The remedy to unwanted speech is speech. And only speech. Any other efforts go towards some purpose other than remedying unwanted speech.
WoW is old and tired. Star Craft is old and tired. Diablo is old and tired.
Hearthstone, at least, is new-ish.
Go Blizzard. Glad to see there's still some life in those old bones!
Duh. But I thought those were sequels, rather like an expansion pack for WoW. Something 'new' like an online CCG is out of character for the old, fat, slumbering behemoth.
I'll admit it, I'm mildly surprised to hear Blizzard is still a company, outside of Panda loving, anyway.
No reason other than every browser on the planet warning its users not to trust your certificate authority, you mean?
All indications are that Verisign and others were compelled to turn over their master keys, so what's left to crack? Seriously, via MitM they can own just about any internet-using box on the planet, and failing that, there's always the cousin of Stuxnet.
The only solution at this point is a human one - make them stop. Technologically, it's already past game over.
This 'megastorm' was a non-event in Dallas. Yes, they messed with flights, but because of the de-icing and general paranoia, rather than any actual weather.
It's an absolutely beautiful, if cold, day outside my window today.
I agree. 'Wall Street breaks record' is just a sign of the end of the bubble.
Expect it to come down hard and fast once the QE backs off.
I agree, and this is also why I tend to unplug my Kinect when I'm not using it (or keep the Xbox powered down).
Plus there's the whole 'turn it on by remote' thing, like the Feds do to mobsters via Onstar.
Based on a study of how many dead people?
You keep saying 'self respecting slashdotter' like this means a single, measurable thing. Some IT people are hardware types and some are software types and a small handful are both. They are called 'silos'. Look it up.
Also, among that few who 'like' to work on hardware, many of those are wise enough not to stretch their comfort zones - due to bad experiences, just like the one you replied to above.
As a 'self respecting slashdotter', you really ought to know this.
You like Apple and feel like the repair issue isn't a thing. Fine. That's your opinion. How's about letting the other folks express theirs without replying to every. single. post?
If you'd like to know what really happened, post your slashdot username and password in a reply, and I'll let you in on the secret...
...hopefully they'll leave the cholera at home this time.
Subsidies are still costs. Someone has to pay it. If you don't know who is paying it, chances are it's you.
While this is clearly true, the people you moderate would be free to describe how that makes them feel in any way they see fit, as well.
In turn you're free to ignore them, respond to them, or do whatever floats your boat.
You're even free to try to shush them through appeals to authority.