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Comment: Why? (Score 1) 171

by StrayEddy (#48497219) Attached to: Ubisoft Apologizes For Assassin's Creed
They are losing money, They are a dying business. Why? Why are they dying even though they are "greedy"? Is it because they are not asking enough money for the effort they put into making those games? Is it because we don't want to buy a game more than a 100$ dollars because we don't feel it is good enough? But we love the graphics, we love realism as it emerges us into a very special visual experience, right? If you are not ready to pay the price for the work that is done, don't complain about the quality, but by buying cheaper games, and hoping for cheaper games, YOU are as well defining the quality of the next generation of games done by that company. WE are putting them hostage of the fact that they have to produce better looking, more difficult to produce games for a very cheap price. I do not know the situation of those companies, but I want to believe that they want to sell us games we like. But what we want is just very difficult to have at that price :( Why do we love more and more indie games? Maybe because it focuses on gaming logic more than on graphics, therefor they can put more effort/money into a FUN game, not just a VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL game.

+ - Poll: Breast Feeding in Public....

Submitted by rizole
rizole writes: *Is beautiful
*No problem
*I have reservations
*It's unacceptable
*Depends on context
*Depends on my perception of the person breastfeeding
*Bennett is the CowbotNeal option
User Journal

Journal: Today's two minutes of hate 2

Journal by Qzukk

In every version of it Outlook I've used, it stands out as being terrible at dealing with email in general (aside from the various exploits just from opening malformed emails). It's got rules that cancel themselves because the computer just woke from sleep and isn't connected to the internet (and therefore the rules are "invalid") to having a hojillion different sources of email addresses, none of them configurable or editable (Seriously, why can't I fix a misspelling in an email once it's b

+ - Google Glass is the future – and the future has awful battery life->

Submitted by zacharye
zacharye writes: The concept of wearable tech is really buzzing right now as pundits tout smart eyewear, watches and other connected devices as the future of tech. It makes sense, of course — smartphone growth is slowing and people need something to hold on to — but the early “Explorer” version of Google’s highly anticipated Google Glass headset has major problem that could be a big barrier for widespread adoption: Awful battery life...
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+ - OpenBSD 5.3 released

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Today, OpenBSD 5.3 has been released. It has many improvements, updates and new stuff. Also, OpenSMTPD 5.3 is included. This is the first version of OpenSMTPD considered to be ready for production. Many pre-built packages are available for many architectures. OpenBSD 5.3 ships with various Desktop Environments, including Gnome 3.6, KDE 3.5 and Xfce 4.10.

Comment: An alternative (Score 0) 197

by StrayEddy (#42067301) Attached to: GNOME 3 To Support a "Classic" Mode, of Sorts
Gnome Shell is still an alternative, you don't have to use it if you don't want to. Personally i use xfce, but from time to time i'll look at unity and gnome shell just to get a look of how much it's improving, not for my case, but for more 'generic' people. Cause if they want to switch to linux, at least i want to be able to show them CHOICES. Don't hate, there are lots of alternatives here ;)
Cloud

+ - EU Hopes For €1 Trillion From Cloud By 2020->

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judgecorp
judgecorp writes: "The European Union has outlined a cloud computing strategy which it hopes will produce 3.8 million jobs, an extra €er billion in cloud computing spend, and a €957 billion boost to gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020. The EU hopes to harmonise cloud purchasing and set up cloud standards to make the cloud market grow faster. Cloud industry spokespeople are excited — but warn against any restrictions on the inherent flexibility of cloud computing."
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Television

+ - Apple's downfall seen on the horizon->

Submitted by redkemper
redkemper writes: Have reports of Apple’s death been greatly exaggerated? Predicting the inevitable demise of the most successful consumer electronics company in the world is something of a pastime for many news outlets. Every leader eventually falls, of course, but predicting how and when is a sure way to attract attention. And so in Wednesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, an opinion piece proudly proclaimed that “TV will be Apple’s undoing.”...
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+ - If Current Habits Continue, Half of U.S. Adults Will Be Obese by 2030 1

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Experts predict that unless Americans change their eating and exercise habits, half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030. Using a model of population and other trends based on data released by the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the report "F as in Fat," from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, estimates at least a 44 percent obesity rate in every state and over 60 percent obesity rate in 30 states.

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