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Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 0) 106

by Nyder (#47782893) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

I bought the AVGN Adventures game from within the Valve software on my Mac. After downloading the game using the Valve software, the software said the game was Windows only, so I could not install it.

At the support forum I asked for my money back, since it is ridiculous to sell a game using Mac software and then it will not run. Support refused to return my money.

I complained so many times, the support time cost them more than the actual game cost ($10).


Since the games say what they run on when you buy them, I wouldn't give your blind ass a refund either.

Comment: Re:Just proves the point (Score 2) 1146

The sad thing is that a lot of serious trolls aren't 13 year olds. They're 40 year olds, with kids and wives who you think would have some brains, but sadly still seem to get off on just being miserable pricks.

Well, that's the problem. If they had brains, they wouldn't of got married and had kids.

Comment: Re:Just buy a CRT (Score 2) 163

Seriously, just buy a good CRT. Stop fooling around with all this line doubler crap

I still have 3 Commodore era monitors I use for my older console gaming. In fact, I like to have my wii hooked up to it because I get the best looking emulators running that way. (going to point out while I have some consoles, I don't have them all, so emulate I must)

On top of this, at least in my city, you can get a big ass free CRT TV for free, all you have to do is pick it up. Check Craigslist free section.

Trying to use old consoles on modern TV's is silly, as they don't scale well at all. Even the Wii, which does 640x480p looks crappy on a 1080p TV.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 2) 110

by Nyder (#47770763) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, me again. I actually decided to do a search and this is what I came up with.

I live on the edge of Downtown Seattle and Capital Hill. Not even a mile from the heart of downtown Seattle.

I have the internet choices of:

Cable: Comcast
Satelite: HughesNet
DSL: Centurylink

So my middle post doesn't matter. I don't have a choice of providers, I just have a choice of how I get the internet. Sat, DSL or Cable.

So sure, we might have other DSL providers in Seattle, but they can't overlap with any other providers. Total bullshit system. Time to open it up.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 3, Informative) 110

by Nyder (#47770735) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

Okay, after I did this post, I did some research and we apparently have other DSL providers. It's possible that you can get them in the same area's as Centurylink, i'm not going to bother to ask them If i can get there service.

So maybe my post is wrong. Sorry.

Comment: Re:what's wrong with cherry picking? (Score 0, Flamebait) 110

by Nyder (#47770537) Attached to: CenturyLink: Comcast Is Trying To Prevent Competition In Its Territories

If there is research to do regarding what service to choose, how does comcast have a monopoly?

I'm not sure what they were saying, I live in Seattle and the areas that aren't covered by Comcast are covered by other cable companies. And as far as I know, Centurylink can access all those various areas because as for DSL centuraylink doesn't have any competition. Yep, while Centurylink is bitching about comcast monopoly, they, at least here in Seattle, is the only DSL provider. Of course, they say they don't offer internet, they just rent the connect to you and MS is the one giving you internet.

Comment: Re:Your life is SO AWFUL. (Score 1) 157

by Nyder (#47761929) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Takes some seriously Orwellian doublethink to pretend copyright enforcement isn't censorship.

If copyright issues are your biggest complaint, you have a pretty good life. I am betting you have electricity, running water, and toilets, things much of the "free world" doesn't have, much less relative freedom of speech. You simply have no idea what life is like outside your environment. Please do travel outside your local country. Hopefully, it will be an eye-opener (and heart-opener) for you.

ya, no. Traveling requires going thru the TSA, which is something those 3rd worlds don't have. Which I think most americans would be glad to give them.

As for me? I'll never fly air again while we got the TSA going on. If half the people who fly took that stance, the TSA would be gone in less then a year. The government would have to remove them because the airlines wouldn't be making profit for their shareholders.

Comment: Re:What about.. (Score 1) 157

by Nyder (#47761895) Attached to: A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

Give me a little censorship in the States any day over Quebec's crazy-ass "cultural heritage" laws. I never have to sorry about being thrown in prison in the U.S. because I dare to put up a sign in the wrong language, or dare to piss off some crazy French nationalist by suggesting that England may not be so bad.

Fuck the censorship and fuck the crazy ass French Canadians.

Both are bad for society.

Comment: Re:Bitcoin users didn't all start exchange service (Score 5, Informative) 92

by Nyder (#47754637) Attached to: Early Bitcoin User Interviewed By Federal Officers

Both the summary and headline (on slashdot - it's different on TFA) are a bunch of horseshit. Here's what the headline looks like on TFA:

A Law Enforcement Encounter: If you ran a Bitcoin related service before the thing hit $100 you prolly ought to be somewhat concerned and/or prepared

The rest of the article suggests he was only interviewed because of that service as well. So unless every single early user of bitcoin started up an exchange service, the part we have on slashdot is almost entirely fictional.

Yep, my take on the article was what you said, and that they have crappy records for that service, so they were on a fishing expedition to see if they could find anything good/relating to the silk road stuff. In all honesty, it sounded like due diligence to me, in other words, the Feds were doing the detective work they needed to be doing.

Comment: ISP don't like the streaming (Score 2) 119

by Nyder (#47754159) Attached to: Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

The biggest problem for streaming games is going to be the ISP.

They don't like it when people use netflix, think about something like a game, where you are sending more stuff, not to mention upstream is being used more on these.

Streaming games would kill any download limits you have on your ISP and pretty much all of them have some sort of limit in place.

But what is the good of this if your ISP cuts your account, or nutters the connection so you can't play because you went over the 200-400gb limit for the month?

Comment: Re:I forced myself to watch it (Score 1) 300

by Nyder (#47753243) Attached to: Put A Red Cross PSA In Front Of the ISIS Beheading Video

As far as I am concerned, no one should comment on it unless they've seen it. The arm chair quarterbacks who are removed from the issue and not exposed to it should shut the hell up.

The video is horrifying and Youtube and other services removing it is an injustice to humanity. People should see this and remember it. Just as people should see the horrors of the holocaust and remember. All removing the content does is ensure people are ignorant to the truth. Look how well banning Nazi memorabilia has worked out in France where they now have a HUGE uptick in the amount of anti-semitism.

Hiding the unpleasantness in life does not make it go away.

I've seen the video and they do NOT show him getting his head cut off. Very disappointing. If you are going to spread terror, why cut out the best part? I've seen so many horror movies that a head on top of a body with a little blood leaking out the neck doesn't look real to me. Doesn't scare me.

Comment: We The People (Score 4, Insightful) 207

We The People need to take our government back. Our leaders have failed us, our politicians have failed up. Time for them to be removed and place. The NSA needs to be removed and dismantled in it's current form.

Our government is the terrorist problem, as it refuses to obey the constitution and puts corporations over the people.

I am not saying we need to do this violently, but we have to do this, no matter how it goes down. Our government won't fix itself, it's up to WE THE PEOPLE.

How many hardware guys does it take to change a light bulb? "Well the diagnostics say it's fine buddy, so it's a software problem."