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Comment: Re:Why Steam? Why? (Score 4, Insightful) 158

by Gaygirlie (#48625437) Attached to: To Fight Currency Mismatches, Steam Adding Region Locking to PC Games

"Because people will move or travel, and all there games will stop working" -- This has nothing to do with the games not working, it's only about being able to buy games or gift games in those cheap areas. If you have bought the game it'll still continue to work, regardless of where you bought it or where you're playing it in.

Comment: Re:Sounds like my Sony Blu-Ray player (Score 3, Insightful) 82

by Gaygirlie (#48623735) Attached to: Manufacturer's Backdoor Found On Popular Chinese Android Smartphone

Have you checked if it uses HTTP or HTTPS for its traffic? If it's just plain-old HTTP you could redirect the traffic to Sony's servers to a server of your own instead and always just reply with "everything is ok, no updates available, please continue." That's what I've done to several apps and appliances, thereby removing myself from their prying eyes and granting me access to things even when manufacturer's servers are unavailable.

Comment: Re:This game has issues with both nVidia and Win 8 (Score 1) 91

by Gaygirlie (#48519493) Attached to: <em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em> Reviewed and Benchmarked

What is a disaster is the PC controls.

Ugh. Why do so many AAA-games ship with broken controls on PCs? That really pisses me off. I was planning to buy the game, but now.. well, I've been burned by horrible controls so many times in the past that I'm just not so keen on repeating that anymore :S

Comment: Re:Unfortunate... (Score 4, Interesting) 242

by Gaygirlie (#48251975) Attached to: OEM Windows 7 License Sales End This Friday

Windows 8 is pretty much the same OS as 7 with a slightly worse UI.

I've been using Windows 8 with Start8 for well over a year now and I really don't have much to complain. I just simply disabled all the Metro-related hot corners with Start8, set the system to boot to desktop and changed the default apps from Metro-ones to the standard desktop-ones. Visually the only difference to Windows 7 is the lack of translucent window-borders -- something that I do not mind -- and it feels a tad faster in pretty much everything. I upgraded my boyfriend's PC and went and installed a similar Win8 - setup for him, too, and he hasn't been complaining about it, either, and he's just the kind of a person who tends to complain about even quite irrelevant things if they just happen to differ from what he's used to.

All this is to say: I feel Win8 is perfectly useable as long as you don't delve into Metro.

Comment: Re: Packages can't be removed? (Score 3, Informative) 126

by Gaygirlie (#48227539) Attached to: OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

No, they're responsible for maintaining their packages in every repository they wish to add their package to, though. If they want to be part of the Ubuntu repo, rather than hosting their own repository, they play by Ubuntu's rules. Don't like it? Run your own repository.

They do:

They're not the ones maintaining the packages in Ubuntu's repos, that's Ubuntu-folks' own doing.

Comment: Re:Why not allow the update into the repos? (Score 3, Informative) 126

by Gaygirlie (#48227479) Attached to: OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes

They *DO* provide repos for multiple distros:

Providing repos, however, does not fix this. If Ubuntu decides to carry packages for ownCloud on their on repos then keeping those packages up-to-date and secure is their responsibility.

Comment: Re:Is this legal? (Score 5, Insightful) 700

by Gaygirlie (#48205841) Attached to: FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Deliberately destroying equipment because it uses a fake component goes to a whole new level of nastiness.

I came here to also say that deliberately destroying property that doesn't belong to you is, as far as I know, illegal. If it was a private person doing that they'd probably land jailtime real fast, but companies tend to get mere slaps on their wrists, so we'll see..

Loose bits sink chips.