Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).


Comment: How about wind? (Score 1) 465

by Legrow (#30584620) Attached to: Graphic Novelist Calls For Better Game Violence
Probably highest on my wishlist for more realism in FPS games is pretty simple: add wind. While I do delight in sniping the heck out of an opposing team, the thing that gets me is that sniping is so trivially easy in these games due to the fact that no external factors really exist. If you're strafing with machine guns, you obviously lose precision, but in most of these games you just crouch or get prone and have 100% accuracy. If you add wind, I really feel like that might be enough to turn it into a more skilled game, since you COULD die instantly from anywhere, but a sniper can also give away his position without killing you.

Comment: Re:jkhsad ass7e bcadjh (Score 5, Insightful) 302

by Legrow (#27592537) Attached to: NYC Wants Ideas For "Taxi Technology 2.0"

Or how about a GPS system mounted in the back, where you could input the address you wanted to go to?

It would have the added benefit of showing you the trip you were taking and your expected arrival time; it'd also give visitors a way to make sure that the cab driver isn't taking a longer way for a higher fare.

Comment: Re:Options (Score 1) 358

by Legrow (#26925511) Attached to: Makes IE8 Incompatibility List
Perhaps that's part of the compatibility... it now accurately ignores everything in tags, even if it's a legacy conditional comment. Sure, they may have been a great tool to make cross-browser compatibility a little easier, but if makes IE8 deviate from the spec, then maybe it isn't that important to the IE8 team.

Comment: Re:Odd way to terrorize people... (Score 3, Funny) 311

by Legrow (#25295991) Attached to: New Bill To Rein In DHS Laptop Seizures

Well I guess a massive penis could be rather threatening, but how would the terrorists make use of my terrifyingly huge penis? Write a message on it? Or maybe they're just trying to get the point across that they have to ability to produce Wangs of Mass Destruction?

I believe you meant, Weapons of Ass Destruction.

Role Playing (Games)

+ - Blizzard Sues Bot Creator; Seeks Customer Info

Submitted by
An anonymous reader writes "After filing a prayer for relief to continue the selling of his WoWGlider, an automation bot for Blizzard's fanatical World of Warcraft, Michael Donnelly has again found himself in some deep water: Blizzard has retorted demanding WoWGlider be shut down, his URL, and financial compensation, but more interestingly they want all of WoWGlider's sales records. Presumably, Blizzard will cross-reference this with their current user database and ban anyone who bought the program. Furthermore, Blizzard claims that WoWGlider violates copyrights by accessing the game client's RAM space, a process which is also done by every anti-virus program. So why is there no Blizzard vs. Symantec?"

Newt Gingrich Says Free Speech May Be Forfeit 894

Posted by kdawson
from the cain't-let-the-terrists-use-the-internets dept.
At a dinner honoring those who stand up for freedom of speech, former House speaker Newt Gingrich issued his opinion that the idea of free speech in the U.S. needs to be re-examined in the interest of fighting terrorism. Gingrich said a "different set of rules" may be needed to reduce terrorists' ability to use the Internet and free speech to recruit and get out their message. The article has few details of what Gingrich actually said beyond the summary above, and no analysis pointing out how utterly clueless the suggestion is given the Internet's nature and trans-national reach.

Oh, so there you are!