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Comment: Being a former drug addict, I think (Score 4, Interesting) 46

by Nyder (#47579875) Attached to: Researchers Create Virtual Reality 'Parties' To Treat Drug Addiction

that this is really stupid. Maybe it will help the non real addicts that people think need help, but those of us who are true addicts it's about our will power, nothing less. Back when I was strung out on heroin, it didn't matter if I went to rehab, got clean, i would be strung out again within 1 week once I got left to my own ends.

What got me to quit was getting help for some of my mental issues, and me getting completely sick of the junky scene. I hated being dope sick. I hated the crap I did to stay well. I learned to remember all the bad shit associated with being a heroin addict, and I left that as a reminder in my mind on what the path leads to.

On top of that, I got as far away from other users as possible. I don't want to associate with them, hang with them, even talk to them. Fuck that. If you think you can still be friends with addicts/users, you are mistaken. If they can't get clean, screw them, they will only pull you down.

There is plenty to do without hanging around people who use/abuse drugs. If you really want to stay clean, you accept that as reality and change your life, otherwise you are just setting yourself up to fail on purpose.

Comment: Re:White Werhner von Braun may be many things... (Score 5, Insightful) 160

by Nyder (#47579705) Attached to: Was America's Top Rocketeer a Communist Spy? The FBI Thought So

Of course you need to remember that the US government was infiltrated with communist spies and sympathizers. You only need to look at Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, Harry Hopkins and the Rosenbergs.

You know, it's sort of like terrorists today. We might have a few here (and we do, Boston marathon bombing) but see, most of us are NOT terrorist, but the way out government acts, there is terrorists under every bed. Not unlike how they acted in the "communist" scare days.

The problem? Our government, the USA doesn't care if it fucks over all it's law abiding citizens trying to stamp out a few "undesirables". They didn't care back then, they don't give a fuck today. That is the problem. They create these monsters why how they act, then want to punish us for it?

Comment: Re:They lost their market (Score 1) 180

by Nyder (#47579695) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

They have been holding out for at least 3-4 games that people want to play. Right now, there are maybe 2 games that people want. That isn't enough to warrant a console purchase. When there is a Zelda, Metroid, Smash Bros., Mario Kart, and maybe a couple others out, people might finally pickup a Wii U. Otherwise, it just doesn't have anything worth getting that you can't get a better version/experience of on the other consoles.

When they finally hack the WiiU to do homebrew, you'll see an increase of console sales.

I know I'll purchase one then. Or they could drop the price by $50 and probably get a bunch more sales. Though I'm sure this will happen during the Xmas holiday.

Comment: Re:Monopoly Claims Are Only A Cover Story (Score 3, Insightful) 107

by Nyder (#47572207) Attached to: Chinese Government Probes Microsoft For Breaches of Monopoly Law


Unfortunately for Microsoft, they likely would have been better off actually breaking the law, because at least that would result in a trial over the truth (and some ill-gotten gains in the process). Instead, because this is a political maneuver by the Chinese, Microsoft is being used as a scapegoat here. Any resulting punishment for Microsoft will be based on the state of Sino-American relations and whether China wants to harm the US by proxy. Which given how things currently stand, MS is looking rather screwed.

And most of us here feel really bad for MS getting fucked over, after they've fucked over so many others.

I don't believe in karma, but if I did, this is a prime example of karma.

Comment: Re:Sponsored by Mars Candies: (Score 1) 119

by Nyder (#47571735) Attached to: The Milky Way Is Much Less Massive Than Previous Thought

What if I like something other than the low-quality faeces that Americans call "chocolate"?

USians have shit food, shit drinks, shit art, shit music, shit films, shit cars, shit working environments, shit schedules, ugly women and no culture. It's no wonder you people are so violent and whiny.

Haters gonna hate.

Comment: Re:OCR (Score 1) 149

by Nyder (#47548513) Attached to: Microsoft's Nokia Plans Come Into Better Focus

I like the part where they are magically going to make OCR work via the camera on a cellphone.

Windows Phone already does that though, you hit the search button, choose eye, point it at something, choose scan text, it highlights all the text at which point you can either choose copy, search, or translate. If you translate it will overlay the translated text on the image in your chosen language.

What about errors? We are talking OCR here, which never worked great on scanners, so how is it going to work better via cameras?

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 728

by Nyder (#47547687) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

... Pete Carrol, the head coach of last year's Superbowl winning Seattle Seahawks, is known for being a very nice and laid-back guy, and doesn't fit the typical mode of the "screamer" type coaches we've all seen.


Oh, we are going to win the Super Bowl this year also.

Comment: Re:One step forward, 3 steps back? (Score 1) 42

by Nyder (#47509177) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches Tegra K1-Based SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller

This product is baffling. The original nVidia SHIELD's competitive advantage was the built in controller. Now they give you a tablet and a wireless controller. Just like ANY other tablet out there already. With all of the same problems. How do I play on that tablet when I'm on the train or bus with the controller? Balance the tablet on my lap? I tried that with my Nexus 7, it doesn't work worth a crap. I don't play GTA 3 on my N7, not because it can't handle the game, but because using a separate controller with the tablet is a logistical nightmare. SHIELD v1 solved that problem, and now v2 re-introduced it. I don't get it.

I don't play games that I need a controller for on my tablet. Thought it would be cool, but seriously? No.

There is enough decent games that have an interface that works great with tablets. Anything else I can play on a handheld or my computer.

Comment: Re:Amiga 2000's are plagued with battery leakage (Score 4, Insightful) 192

by Nyder (#47498065) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

which is the primary reason why not to buy one. The zoro cards, especially ethernet can be hard to come by, so unless you get a loaded one... well it's pointless.

I've also had issues with bus noise by maxing out a 2000 with a bridge board, 2065, 68038 upgrade, and ram card. It really was incredibly unstable.

The 2000 has the same CPU as the 500, and 1000. It really was a pointless model. The 3000 and 3000T's are much nicer. And I should add the even a bare 3000 is far more stabler than a loaded 2000.

The other issue now is WinUAE is so good, it can run BSD, AMIX, along with all the software from the Amiga heyday. Considering how funky old machines can be, why even bother?

Lots of old computers are plagued with battery leakage. Got macs like that also.

Sure, WinUAE rocks, I like it. You know what else I and others like to do? Tinker around on the original hardware. It's why I still have an Amiga 1000, 1200, 4x3000 (they need work though). I enjoy using my Amiga 1200. I enjoy using it's mouse, it's OS, on it's hardware. Listening to the floppy drive.

Maybe it's reliving the past, maybe it's a waste of time, but it's how I enjoy wasting my time. I'm sorry you had bad issue with some Amiga hardware. I've had funky machines in the past (and still today, got a nonworking liquid cooler the other day), and yes, we understand you don't like it, bad experiences, you are very glad computing has moved on. Cool.

But we bother because we enjoy the computers.

Overload -- core meltdown sequence initiated.