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Comment: Some issues (Score 1) 1191

by Medieval_Gnome (#45006821) Attached to: Come Try Out Slashdot's New Design (In Beta)

In my first minute of using the site I found some issues.

On the home page, there's a popup that is half off my screen. I tried resizing the browser, but it continued to be anchored to the side like that.

Once I clicked on this story, I was greeted with a story in two different fonts (or at least different font sizes).

Comment: It's number 3 (Score 5, Interesting) 945

by Medieval_Gnome (#30889382) Attached to: The Apple Paradox, Closed Culture & Free-Thinking Fans

From my perspective, getting an Apple laptop is the easiest way to get a nice, portable laptop which runs a Unix system (which, with MacPorts, I can get all the unixy goodness) AND to make sure that the hardware is guaranteed to work. I don't need to worry about whether the new kernel broke support for ndiswrapper, I don't need to worry about the regressions in hardware support that have hit my Linuxy friends, and I have a GUI that gets as close as I've seen to the DWIM pattern.

And I have a scriptable GUI. Say what you will about its syntax, AppleScript allows some wonderful scripting possibilities. And you can call out to a shell script, so it's also powerful :)

Portables (Games)

2007 the Best Year Yet For PSP & DS 158

Posted by Hemos
from the good-case-to-be-made dept.
ElFozzie writes "From a handheld perspective, Pocket Gamer has posted a couple of features offering a positive viewpoint on the reasons why both PSP and DS might have a very happy new year. Tellingly, whilst the PSP piece focuses on a range of new potential developments from new peripherals and downloadable video content to price drops and even a new version of the handheld system, the DS article simply highlights 10 top games titles due to hit the streets in the next 12 months. On one level this could be argued as a reflection of the divergent strategies of the two devices and companies, with Sony trying to establish all-singing, all-dancing, all movie-music-and-gaming 'entertainment platforms', whereas Nintendo have focused solidly upon one core area. However a simpler argument would suggest it's merely underlining why Nintendo has raced ahead this year and the lesson Sony are going to have to learn if they are to have any chance of a truly prosperous 2007 — "It's about the games stupid!""

Nobody's gonna believe that computers are intelligent until they start coming in late and lying about it.