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Comment: Re:Shall I list the reasons again? (Score 5, Interesting) 951

by NoEvidenZ (#42035305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?
I can't deny that Linux would confuse a great number of users from Windows and Mac, but it has come a long way in recent years in terms of both usability and driver support. The only issue here is vendor support, and we can't forget that video games are driving the industry. nVidia doesn't keep making more powerful graphics cards so Microsoft Word will look better and run faster, they do it because the games and gamers want more power. If one big game developer made a game for Linux, drivers would be developed alongside the game and the industry would soon follow.

Comment: Re:Ender's Game (Score 1) 1365

by NoEvidenZ (#40913107) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's the Most Depressing Sci-fi You've Ever Read?
And then in the sequels he has to face his own guilt. There's a vague hope that he can somehow redeem himself which eventually draws him away from everyone he knows and loves. That is what I found truly sad about Ender's story. But he has a wicked personal assistant that I'm extremely jealous of.

Comment: Re:looks like pretty low-value accounts (Score 5, Informative) 66

by NoEvidenZ (#39949043) Attached to: 55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Leaked
That's absolutely what I thought.

The list starts off strong with roughly 5000 script generated accounts. The usernames and passwords are just too obviously random to be real.

It looks like it then goes on to some phished accounts.

Also looks like a large amount are duplicates.

Comment: Re:Doing something increases your self-esteem (Score 1) 139

by NoEvidenZ (#35375490) Attached to: Facebook Boosts Your Self-Esteem

The journal is a "must read" for psychologists; sociologists; designers and developers of internet technology, mobile devices, and online and virtual games; business executives; educators, and opinion leaders interested in the effects of interactive technologies. The journal’s expanded coverage explores the impact of Social networks, Internet, multi-media, and virtual reality on behavior and society.

Have any tests been done to gauge the success of psychologists; sociologists; designers and developers of internet technology, mobile devices, and online and virtual games; business executives; educators, and opinion leaders interested in the effects of interactive technologies who haven't read the article? How do we know it's a must read?

Movies

R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans 140

Posted by Soulskill
from the look-at-little-sister dept.
Back in 2008, it was announced that BioShock would be getting a movie adaptation. Those plans never really materialized, and director Gore Verbinski has now explained why: "I couldn't really get past anybody that would spend the money that it would take to do it and keep an R rating. Alternately, I wasn't really interested in pursuing a PG-13 version. Because the R rating is inherent. Little Sisters and injections and the whole thing. I just wanted to really, really make it a movie where, four days later, you're still shivering and going, 'Jesus Christ!' It's a movie that has to be really, really scary, but you also have to create a whole underwater world, so the price tag is high. We just didn't have any takers on an R-rated movie with that price tag."

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