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Comment Re:Not planned at all (Score 1) 107

But as always stated, these ships will be available for in-game credits you can earn by playing the game. Some advantages of buying them know are: often you have an extended period / lifetime insurance on that ship , you back the game and get more (hangar, model, art-work, ...), you are a fan and you want to express it,...
Chris Roberts stresses on this all the time: using real-world money should in no averse way effect the game play for others.

Comment Re:Valuable lesson learned (Score 1) 76

Well, if you have 250 websites to manage like me, it still prefer my CMS: I decide when to patch my code and update my clients site. I don't want to be dictated by a 'code red'. Also, my updates are 97% based on integration of new components (support for cloudbased storage, etc...) and not because of security issues.
A major factor in all this, is that I use rails: the supporting community has an immense array of helpful tools that help me with deployment, migration (new server) and maintenance.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 101

As an Arma-fan , i am very happy this game is modifiable. Just look at the DayZ-mod or the Life -mod. (I prefer to play with Blastcore, JRSM soundmod and Shacktac HUD for example)

There are still some A-list game developers like Bohemian Interactive that love their customers.

Comment Only in America? (Score 5, Interesting) 1145

Come on you puritan sods! Grow a pair of balls.
Now if the developers made a sexual joke about that Adria woman , than I would consider this sexual harassment. But some wordplay? On Forking? And big dongles? What's next; "Oh no's, he said that we should go 'finger' the cullprit who broke into our unix account. Let's put tar and feathers on him and carry him around on a metal bar!"
I am goddamn happy I live on the ole' Continent where you can swear profanely on the workfloor when you break your skull underneath your desk while searching for that loose USB cable or make funny comebacks to loose the tension like that female developer who shouted "that's what he said" after the frantic cry of the assistant server-admin "i can't get it up!".

You are creating a generation of scared, stressed, puritan bastards. One visit to a Scottish , Flemish or Basque pub and they probably faint upon hearing the "feck this pissbeer" or "my, those are big jugs. No offense lady!"

Comment US Elections and Europe (Score 1) 1576

All of Europe is sighing in relief as Obama is re-elected. Germany, France, UK, Italy , Russia, Belgium, The Netherlands,and so on will rather welcome 'socialist' Obama (again) who will support US job creations instead of Romney's foreign-friendly economic reforms at the cost of "Global Ignorance" as we call it.

Comment Apple // versus Mac (Score 1) 612

I really loved my Apple ][+ , Apple //e and Apple //GS because i could program it out of the box: I remember my first steps into (integer) basic, machinelanguage (instigated by peeks and pooks articles I found) and later on 6502 Assembler. Although I was charmed by the Macs GUI i was a bit disappointed to discover that it was not so easy to start programming out of the box. Even worse, getting my hands on tools to program were hard to come by here in Belgium. I was demoted from a power user to a customer. (Luckily , later on it was much easier to get 'under the hood')
Was this also an important issue for you: an open system to expirement with IF you want it.

Comment Please buy 2 Surfaces... (Score 1) 712

... because you need to switch to another when the one you are holding crashes, like the presenter demonstrates around 13:48.

Also , magnetic cover? Really? Is that a novelty? I am very curious to see if they will launch Surface in Europe (remember Zune?). I guess some people in Europe don't want QWERTY keyboards: logistics hell again?

Nonsense. Space is blue and birds fly through it. -- Heisenberg