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Comment Re:No nuance allowed. You're for us or against us. (Score 0) 557 557

Maybe media people don't write stories based on blog rants?

There is a difference between censoring and ignoring. It's been proven (the best she got from the sexy-time-served journalist is 1st mention in a steam early-access-thing round up) that she got no reviews for sex, so who was right to ignore the story? Some people see censorship, some see ignoring the ramblings of an angry person.

Even if the gaming media took it up, it would have taken days to actually do some research, interview people, write the story, and put it up, and by that point 'the outrage' had reached a boiling point.

Why did it take allegations of sex to incite the riot and not the numerous instances of cash and paid-for-reviews?

Comment Re:Why should anyone help you? (Score 1) 557 557

Ah, I see you've had access to all the threats that she's received? I'm 'neutral' - as it's the phrase of the day - on Wu, but this just seems like an asinine argument to make when we don't know the details of the threats.

Yes, I bet 95+% were generic "I'm coming to kills youuuu" threats, but what if some were specific "meta-monkey I'm going to kill you while you sleep in your paul frank pajamas in your queen sized pink velour sheets" type stuff? Assuming you actually have pink velour sheets and paul frank pajamas of course.

I don't think anyone on the receiving end of this GG drama (on either side) has claimed to be kept out of their homes for weeks on end, so I get a feeling it was pretty specific threats that caused it, no?

Comment Re:No nuance allowed. You're for us or against us. (Score 1) 557 557

Sure, but then don't bring it up in conversation. Easy.

You don't need to start things off with "I'm neutral on the whole confederate flag thing" when talking to someone from the south, or "I'm neutral on the whole Nazi thing" when talking to a German.

Now, you don't need to say it especially when dealing with someone who has been directly impacted by 'them'. What kind of reaction will you get from a holocaust survivor when you tell them 'I'm neutral on the whole Nazi thing' as a lead in. You know, lots of Nazi/German soldiers and party members where perfectly decent human beings, not involved in the holocaust or any other atrocities, but I bet you that their response to the question, especially if you asked them less than a year after getting out of a camp is not going to be very neutral.

Comment Re:Uhm... (Score 1) 217 217

So do tell where exactly in sync settings does one set whether their photos are getting backed up to google drive in full resolution and quality or to google photos as 'slightly' compressed? Do they get synced only on wifi, only when plugged in, etc?

On a Nexus 5, the sync section only toggles on and off. To control any options related to the syncing, one has to go into the Photos app.

Did you as a smart member of the slashdot audience just turn on photo backup without even knowing how and where your photos go?

Comment if dogfighting in 2015, you've already lost (Score 1) 843 843

Does anyone actually expect to dogfight in this day and age? This isn't WW2 or Vietnam anymore, we have missiles, and lots of them.

Either we're fighting someone with 20 to 40 year old tech (ie Iraq) and just pew pewing missiles at their planes from a good distance away, probably while they are still parked on the runway.

Or if we're dealing with a real threat like Russia or China, then we'd just be using nukes or the biggest non-nuke missiles/rockets/bombs we have, again, trying to get the planes while on the ground. Moving in with real planes to clean up once we're pretty sure we knocked out 80+ % of their air capability. And then, missiles.

-- I only play video games, not to be confused with real military strategy.

Comment Re:Why all the Safari/Apple hate ?... (Score 1) 311 311

Yes, all this time desktop Firefox and Chrome on OS X have simply been Safari wrappers, and they didn't even know it!

Surprise, OS X allows full apps/binaries to run from any corner of the internet. It always has, and there are no plans afoot to get rid of this. Despite all the 'OMG walled garden lulz' blog posts on the internet.

Comment Re:0x4650 (Score 5, Interesting) 141 141

I'm guessing that the money would still go to the record companies who would just keep for themselves.

I do hope that Apple has it worked out that this doesn't happen. Not that I want Apple to sit on an even bigger pile of cash, just if musicians aren't going to get the money, I don't want it to go to the record companies.

Comment They are BFFs, so of course (Score 1) 546 546

Well, if the US and UK are all BFFs and sharing secret agent phone numbers, then obviously so are the Russians and Chinese.

I'm still having a big problem with the first part of this story. That the US would have the list of UK spies in the first place. I expect them to co-operate, but to just share the entire list, not just on a case-by-case need-to-know type thing seems really unlikely. Does the UK have a list of all US assets? Does this sound like a good idea to anyone?

Comment How have they not run out of names!?!?!? (Score 1) 294 294

Can we please just use bill numbers or something. You know, "bill 24552.1.b" instead of "moar freedom xxl" bill.

On a related note, is there a bill name generator somewhere that gets used? How have they not run out of 'freedom' and 'patriot' named bills by now? Where is "Patriotic Freedom bill version 2 XL. The re-return to Iraq. This time it's personal. Freedom 9/11 9/11"

Comment AutoHotKey! (Score 1) 258 258

AutoHotKey was awesome!

Did something similar for re-saving a dozen cds worth of corel draw clipart (probably about 30,000 images all together) into an actually usable format (probably eps).

Essentially it involved open file, save as, pick eps format, ok, close, alt-tab, down arrow, open file on repeat.

The computer was slow, so each command had a delay of a few seconds, and about a minute for the actual saving. Took a couple months worth of computer time, but I just had to start it up in the morning.

"Why waste negative entropy on comments, when you could use the same entropy to create bugs instead?" -- Steve Elias