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Comment: Re:Forget the customer (Score 1) 153

Whilst I agree with you on principal, you comparison has a flaw.

Having books on a shelf in your own home, is like taking any laptop and making it dual boot yourself. Nothing stops you from doing that.

I believe the issue here is if you sold a book that was a bastard marriage of Tolkiens Lord of the Rings and Kings Dark Tower all in one.

Comment: Re:Wickr and Telegram (Score 1) 61

by Stalks (#46332439) Attached to: Meet the Developers Who Want To Build the Next Snapchat

I just recenetly tried out Telegram and it looks very promising. It needs video compression so sending videos doesn't upload 2GB of data. I love being able to pick up my messages on every device, that is awesome.

If it gets popular, I don't see how its going to stay free though, we'll see.

Comment: Re:Your Comprehension Sucks (Score 0) 106

by Stalks (#46074477) Attached to: Fancy Yourself a Tycoon? OpenTTD 1.4.0 On Its Way

You just suck. In general.

Nothing you have said yes has any correlation to a short coming of OSS.

You also contradict yourself. "Open source-ness is simply not a quality factor" .. there we go! It has no meaning of quality whatsoever. It is a software engineering description that doesn't mean a thing. You have warped it into some sort of argument that does not exist.

Congrats, you entirely miss the point of this hobby project. Care to embarrass yourself further?

Comment: Re:Dude. (Score 1) 106

by Stalks (#46073775) Attached to: Fancy Yourself a Tycoon? OpenTTD 1.4.0 On Its Way

I fail to see what it is about being Open Source has to do with anything. I think you just want to piss on open source, which is fine, but in this context it means nothing.

This is a free port of a game originally made in 1999. It was built as a clone of that game. Do you expect just because time has passed that the game should be reimagined?

The devs do this in their free time as a hobby. Being open source or not has no bearing on the points you are trying to make. Just because the game is old doesn't mean a dev shouldn't be able to release an update.

As for accepting inferior products, go and check out Greenlight and how well some retro indie games are doing

You have a warped taste for what is adequate. Perhaps you should go play some more CoD:Ghosts.

Comment: Re (Score 1) 51

by Stalks (#45840273) Attached to: Partially Censored Database From Snapchat Intrusion Released
I'd not heard of the beta until now, so I slapped beta.slashdot.org in and navigated to this posting ..... its actually not too bad. It renders faster, has a cleaner minimalistic look.. much like the way the web is going these days for the "flat" feeling. I believe this is like when Facebook has an update, nobody likes a change.

Comment: Re:Write limits (Score 1) 183

by Stalks (#45627745) Attached to: Intel SSD Roadmap Points To 2TB Drives Arriving In 2014

I wouldn't firmly say SSDs aren't less reliable per se, they just have a limited but measurable lifespan. Being measurable is very important when purchasing with reliability in mind, as drive death can be predicted.

When SSDs were in their infancy they were plagued by problems, but we are passed those times. Nothing is in concreate however, I am on the fence on this subject as SSDs haven't been around long enough to make any solid judgements, but I'm leaning towards the fact that SSDs will out perform spinning disks in every area eventually, even reliability.

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