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Comment: I think you have misunderstood (Score 1) 252

by CrosseyedPainless (#44918479) Attached to: Valve Announces Steambox, Sort Of

What?! Since Steam already runs on every major OS, what would the point of your imagined "steam" box be? Why on earth would Valve go to all the trouble of building a computer, and then say "Oh, go ahead and put whatever you want on it. We hope you install Steam and play our gamez! kthxbai"

Of course they're building a box. It will run Linux (probably a Valve-brewed distro). You can figure this out by the fact that they've been doing a lot of work getting Steam to run on Linux, which is like 1% of their userbase. Also, a lot of companies are releasing their backcatalog on Linux, which probably is happening because Valve gave the developers advance notice, and not because a bunch of companies simultaneously got the urge to support a tiny fragmented market.

If you're trolling, 10/10. If you're seriously that much of a sperglord, 2/10.

Comment: Re:Mandatory AT&T contract? (Score 3, Insightful) 260

by CrosseyedPainless (#30351698) Attached to: Barnes & Noble's Nook, Reviewed

From the FAQ: No. There is no charge for your nook's wireless features. You do not need a contract.

As for the file transmisson: B&N is short on details. Since the OS on the nook is Android 1.5, I'm guessing someone will find a way to hack the firmware, even if B&N isn't helping.

Comment: "IT Guy" is not so bad (Score 1) 736

by CrosseyedPainless (#30261606) Attached to: Do You Hate Being Called an "IT Guy?"

What I hate is being called "Techie" and being treated like I'm some kind of inscrutable little dwarf. "Oh, you techies!" "How can you expect me to click a little picture on the screen? I'm not one of you techies!" "Is the computer turned on? How would I know, that's a techie thing!" Fecking morons.

IT Guy would be a step up.

Comment: Was there a point to this idea? (Score 0, Flamebait) 549

by CrosseyedPainless (#30001072) Attached to: Ryan Gordon Ends FatELF Universal Binary Effort

I mean, really, Apple did it back in the day because their customers were too stupid to know what a CPU was-- I mean, were too busy creating and thinking differently to care whether they had a 68K or a PowerPC computer.

But why now? And for Linux?!!? Sweet fancy Moses, if you can't figure out what type of binary you need, you're just not going to get too far with the average Linux distribution.

The fact that this guy got as far down the development path as he did, before he noticed all the people screaming "GO AWAY! WE DON'T NEED THIS!!" is a clear sign that he's got some kind of cognitive issue.

Ryan-- dude-- go solve a real problem. This wasn't one.

Comment: Re:No gratitude? (Score 1) 909

It's pretty much always been that way. People feel strongly about things, and the "discussions" get brutal at times. It isn't personal (usually!), but there's no reason you should put up with it if you find it distasteful.

Really? Operator overloading??!? What a moron! Worst Idea Ever.

Comment: Speaking as a citizen of Arizona (Score 2, Insightful) 171

by CrosseyedPainless (#28236415) Attached to: Is Arizona's Internet Voting System Safe Enough?

Any change, technological or otherwise, that reduces the influence of the idiots in this state can only be a good thing. Sweet merciful Christ, just look at our senators, our representatives... Napolitano is the first governor in decades that didn't end her term in disgrace or prison, and she gets promoted out-of-state. McCain is our sane senator.

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