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Comment Re:Can we wait until it's even close to out first? (Score 1) 511

I have the exact opposite reaction, I switched to gnome at 2.0 and haven't considered going back. I try KDE from time to time (about once or twice a release) and its just so bloated and ugly that I find myself craving gnome.

When you spend over 8 hours a day using a desktop ease of use and simplicity of design become very important factors.

Comment It is good to see the 1080p titiles (Score 1) 145

I have a Dell 24" monitor and the 1080p titles mean that the PC equivalents will look quite nice. Marvel Ultimate Alliance looks and plays great on a PC with an XBox 360 wired controller. It is a cheap way to get a console beat um up experience for less than $100 if you have a good PC. The title is touted as 1080p and the visuals on the PC certain look great.

Submission + - Nintendo's 'Alpha Moms'

An anonymous reader writes: The LATimes reports on Nintendo's "organic events" orchestrated in 8 major US cities. They are trying to create a grassroots-like campaign to spread Wii-awareness in these cities. In the light of Sony's adventures in grassroots, is Nintendo guilty of astroturfing?

From the article:
"The company hired a consultant to identify three sets of "ambassadors" in each city: a core gamer/loyalist who would sing the praises of the system to other gamers; a large multi-generational family, where everyone from the kids to the grandparents could take turns with the Wii remote; and an alpha mom, who would presumably spread the word at schoolyards, soccer fields and her neighborhood."
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Journal Journal: Buy anything direct today?

Sometimes you have to ask yourself have I bought anything direct from the developer today? Steam powered or PDF downloads of fiction?
Donkey Konga...
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Journal Journal: Way too much noise

Way to much political noise on /. wired and elsewhere. Almost impossible to cut through to tech that is coming FTTP, WiMAX, VOIP, and UPPC.
FTTP - Fiber to the your building or home
WiMAX - Wide area wifi
VOIP - Voice over IP and Video too
UPPC - Ultra portable PCs
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Journal Journal: Freedom for Iraq

I don't get using people's Freedom to attack a political opponent. Why would a kind hearted liberal not want freedom for Iraq or the world? Odd...
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Journal Journal: You would think these are interesting stories...

  • # 2003-01-22 20:22:53 Nuclear Space Exploration (radio,news) (rejected)
  • # 2003-03-27 21:02:31 Al-Jazeera Hacked (articles,security) (rejected)
  • # 2003-06-20 13:28:38 DOD says go ahead and use Linux (articles,linux)
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Journal Journal: Another Day...

Mechwarrior killed this evening, thoughts of cheap VR and wireless heartrates dance through my head...
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Journal Journal: Game Creator

I create games and write code (C++). You can check out my company at Zenfar.

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