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Comment: Re:Amazon Store (Score 1) 405

Is his website CharlesStross.com or .net? What, he writes about English culture? It must be a .co.uk then?
It isn't even his name in his URL? How the hell do I find him?
http://www.antipope.org/charlie/ Doesn't look legit to me.

Oh fuck it. I'll look for him on Amazon.

This is why a central repository is needed. Just not one that has huge profits at the core of its existence.

Gutenberg should have a sales side. Very easy to take the price tag off the books after Disney's lifetime + 1,000 years, which is the US copyright length at the moment, I believe.
Might improve their crappy website at the same time. I love their ideals, but the site is hideous.

Comment: Re:LOL ... no ... (Score 1) 251

by PReDiToR (#47072037) Attached to: It's Time For the <em>Descent</em> Games Return
I see the tongue out emoticon on the end of your post so I'll explain. I like it when people are civil, and emoticons hide a multitude of sins.

I read your statements with the emphasis on "Speaking for all us old fogies," which as an ale drinking Yorkshireman who grew out of all the young people crap many years ago I thought included me, so I did feel you made a blanket statement. I've been left behind by a lot of gaming culture. I've never played WoW, Minecraft, Eve, Bioshock, Crysis ... The list goes on.

Forgive my interpretation of your words, I did want to take it as a blanket statement because that means I can disagree with the whole, which helped me make my point in an easier way, to my mind.

This is an inexact medium for the transmission of ideas. I'm glad of your reply and the opportunity to rebut in a civil manner.

I've not had the chance to use VR, but I'm very much looking forward to it. "Immersive" is something I struggle with; whether it be games or films. I envy people who can step out of themselves and get giddy/emotional by looking at a screen.

+1 Internets for a Mythbusters name drop though, well played.

Comment: Re:LOL ... no ... (Score 1) 251

by PReDiToR (#47070013) Attached to: It's Time For the <em>Descent</em> Games Return
I disagree.

I'm 40 this year and I played the hell out of Descent and Terminal Velocity for the sheer pleasure of using the full 3D experience.

I downloaded the Rebirth version of Descent after reading half his article, and I've played it for quite some time. My reflexes are OK, my brain isn't hurting and I'm WISHING that many of today's games could venture into the 3rd dimension.

I play Star Trek Online and I couldn't begin to tell you how much better it would be (for me, I dunno about these kids who can't fly) if I could actually have the ability to loop the loop in battles. The way they've done it sucks so hard after knowing how to barrel roll and loop.

Comment: Re:the whole concept is messed up (Score 1) 198

by PReDiToR (#45429127) Attached to: SourceForge Appeals To Readers For Help Nixing Bad Ad Actors
I'm still never signing into Chrome and make sure it only ever runs in Sandboxie because it's GOOG spyware.
This comment has reminded me to update it.

The only reason that it's on my system at all is because TomTom's "moron on the phone sheets" insist that their software (the new stuff that works badly and the old stuff that works badly, not the old, old stuff that almost worked) you install Chrome as part of the diagnostics.

Comment: Re:There is no android... (Score 1) 201

by PReDiToR (#45357633) Attached to: Protect Your Android Phone By Killing All Its Crapware
Looking through my S2 with 10.2 nightly on it:
Live wallpapers
CM Account
Daydreams
cLock
CM Wallpapers
DSP Manager
Dev tools
Face Unlock
Photo Screensaver


Some of these programs I use daily yet to others they may be considered crapware.

I enjoy being a regular user of CM. I have it on several devices and try to foist it on other people. This post was just to answer your obviously humorous question, which didn't pass as far over my head as you may suspect.

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