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Comment: Re:48GB?! (Score 1) 107

by CronoCloud (#49773989) Attached to: Large Amount of Star Citizen Art Assets Leaked

This is the first time in nearly a decade that I hope a game is available on optical media, but my gaming PC doesn't even have one. Between Battle.net and Steam, I never had the need for one.

You're remind those guys who said, "PC gamers don't need DVD's" when PS2 games shipped on them. I said, "You'll want them because eventually even PC games are going to use the storage space."

The same goes for Blu-ray. When PC gamers said "We don't need Blu-ray, we have Steam." I said, "you can't beat the bandwidth of a truck full of Blu-rays, especially with bandwidth caps.

That said, I've gone digital with games that aren't too large (Minecraft), ones I know I will play the heck out of, like Diablo UEE. And going digital with MMO's/MMO-ish games makes sense, DCUO and War Thunder are digital only on the PS4.

Comment: Re:Looking better (Score 1) 234

by CronoCloud (#49770665) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

Good lord man, Sylpheed? Do you pine for the days of teco on a tty as you snap your suspenders and smooth your beard? Do you have a fetish for slightly quirky japanese-developed-and-centered open source software? Hasn't everyone who isn't Japanese switched to the Claws-Mail fork of Sylpheed by now?

Comment: Re:Screenshots? (Score 2) 234

by CronoCloud (#49770601) Attached to: Microsoft Tries Another Icon Theme For Windows 10

And 640x480 was still the standard resolution for set-top boxes until around 2007

Define "set top box", since both you and I know, that both the PS2 and the original Xbox were capable of putting out a 1080i signal.

The PS3 was released in 2006, it's a set top box, when using HDMI by default it outputs the highest resolution your display supports up to 1080p.

Now admittedly, if you're you, and you're babysitting kids in the early to mid 2000's with a SNES/PSone/ or perhaps a PS2 attached to an SDTV, you might not realize the HD revolution is passed you by. Sony was selling nice little 15" 720p HDTV's in the early 2000's if I remember correctly, I think they cost about $550 - $600 or so.

Comment: Re:That's because there is nothing to do (Score 1) 113

by CronoCloud (#49770353) Attached to: Privacy Behaviors Changed Little After Snowden

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I've not used Enigmail, I didn't know it was that bad. I use Claws-Mail myself, which has an included by default gpg plugin.

One of the reasons keyservers are used are so people can get someones public key BEFORE they contact them securely, and don't have to wait for someone to send them their public key block before they check a signature. For example, if I sign this comment, you could grab my pubkey from Slashdot and/or the keyservers to check the sig and not have to send me an e-mail or reply to this comment asking for my pubkey. Though if I want the sig to get past the lameness filter I have to use SHA1, not SHA256 (which requires a quick config edit)

That said, while claws-mail does have a "Insert My Public Key Block" function in the Tools menu of the compose window, it can't as far as I know, automatically attach a pubkey. And if it did, people would probably complain and say things like "Why do I get these weird text attachments from claws-mail users all the time"

But you're right that it isn't Mom-proof, though it's better than it was.
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Comment: Re:OK, you asked ... (Score 2) 386

by CronoCloud (#49763365) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

What person is so sadistic that they would play C&C or Warcraft on a PS1?

/me raises hand.

Well, not Warcraft, I don't own it, but I do own Red Alert, RA: Retaliation, and Dune 2000. I also had the PSone mouse.

My memory may be failing me, but I do believe one of those games could do multiplayer via system link...

Your memory is correct I know that RA and RA: Retaliation can do system link as well as DOOM. You only need 1 copy of the game for RA since one person can use the Allied disc and the other can use Soviet for system-link skirmishes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P...

but who seriously owned one of those cables?

/me raises hand again. I still have it, though I don't have a working PSone to use it with.

I was hoping the PS3 would include a feature to "tunnel" PSone system link games over the internet similar to how you can use "ad-hoc party" to tunnel ad-hoc only PSP games, but it doesn't. It also doesn't have a "have a USB mouse emulate the old PSone mouse" feature either.

Comment: Re:OK, you asked ... (Score 1) 386

by CronoCloud (#49763309) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

whereas the main point was all the commercial software -- which was entirely my point. Stuff we need doesn't run on Linux, and it probably never will

Depends on what your needs are and what software you use.

Windows ran all of the software people needed *and* also games as a bonus (without having to buy an expensive console on top of that).

Expensive console? That's a rather funny statement considering some of those "PC Master Race" types refer to console gamers as "welfare gamers"

Comment: Re:OK, you asked ... (Score 1) 386

by CronoCloud (#49759447) Attached to: 25 Years Today - Windows 3.0

Nor did it play any of the hugely popular games like Doom, Duke Nukem, Mortal Kombat, SimCity 2000, Command and Conquer, Warcraft, Need For Speed and countless others, so it wasn't good for gaming either.

But you didn't need Windows for those games. EVERY one of the games you listed is also available on the PSone.

The sad thing is that Linux still has the same problem today. All commercial software and games are missing, which is entirely what you use the computer for...

Not everyone plays games on their PC.

Comment: Re:$7-per-month service (Score 1) 313

by CronoCloud (#49759243) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

I pay $20 every 90 days to Virgin Mobile (works out to $6.67 per month). I'll upgrade to a smart phone if and when the price of a plan that includes a reasonable amount of data drops to $15 per month.

I have a smartphone without a data plan, I pay $25 every 3 months to AT&T. I'd upgrade to a data plan when it doesn't cost 5X as much. Currently the cheapest AT&T data plan is $45.

Comment: Re:Plus the cost of a useless data plan (Score 1) 313

by CronoCloud (#49759205) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Dumb Phone?

Stop spreading incorrect info.

http://mobile.slashdot.org/com...

You need to start learning to update your information rather than researching something once and parotting outdated info like a robot years later.

Things change. How many times have I said to you, something like

"That's not entirely correct." or "That's outdated information there"

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