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Comment: Re:name change (Score 1) 900

by Panzor (#30156270) Attached to: GIMP Dropped From Ubuntu 10.04

dude, finish your sentence! The suspense is killing me!

i dont mean to troll, but once the name changes

...the general, untrained populus will get the two identical apps confused as being different, repositories will have their keyword for "gimp" changed, thus forcing regular users to dig up what the name change was (annoying to do, especially if a script handles fresh installs), etc, etc.

So many people used the javax.swing library before it was officially released that they chose not to change the "javax" to "java" because of the pressure from developers not wanting all of their GUI programs to fail at the next java update.

To play my own devil's advocate, Pidgin did this nicely, though they were forced into the situation and got a decent amount of online press for it, which informed the public of the name change.

Comment: Re:ehh (Score 2, Insightful) 672

by Panzor (#29631809) Attached to: Best Developer's Laptop?

My laptop (thinkpad t61p) has a 15.5 inch (I think) screen and 1920x1200 res. I love it. Sooo much workspace room. Everyone that walks up to it whines about how small it is, but rarely do I ever care what other people see on my screen - in fact, it's usually not their business. Everything is small, but that's not stopping me from having a 10-point font default. I guess I just have good vision...

Comment: superbounce (Score 2, Interesting) 346

by Panzor (#28994235) Attached to: Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

man, I must have spent a whole summer in halo 2 superbouncing and rocketlauncher-sword zooming (I forget what we called that) to see where I could get on maps. I hated it when people did that in ranked matches though.

I think we do these things because it's a new way to play a familiar game. Games get old and new games can be fun - especially when all your friends are already playing them - and you're tired of the "real" game.

Take a game like halo: standard shoot-em-up. Now you're practically free-running with superhero-like glitches flying you around the map juuuuust short of that one ledge. *runs around and tries it again*

It's just a matter of time before someone mentions machinima. Machinima is awesome. Most noteable is Red vs. Blue (another halo ref, I'm sorry) - a fan machinima that's been going for YEARS and even got it's most recent full-length film put into CANON. I couldn't believe that when I heard it. You know what, I just tried to get a citation and couldn't (going off of what my friend said). Who can confirm/deny that claim? I'd appreciate it.

Tricks and machinima. I think game developers (at least at Bethesda(spelling) and Rockstar games) are quickly realizing that sandboxy games are an easy way to let the gamers' imaginations add 100s of playing hours.

Comment: Re:This is absurd (Score 2, Interesting) 95

by Panzor (#28584523) Attached to: <em>ArenaLive</em>, an Open Source MMOFPS

Hey, I clicked the link and even started installing it. That's more than 95% of the articles on this site can say, for me. The reason I stopped installing it was because I already decided I didn't like playing quakelive, since I have Unreal on the windows side anyway, and because I genuinely suck compared to people that play that game. It is neat to see someone targetting the linux crowd before anyone else, but that feeling is overruled with the question "why?" I guess they're doing this just for the hell of it.

Also, I use Epiphany. \o/ I was going to wait for Chrome to be competent enough for me, but not anymore. Great app.

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