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Comment: Re:My impression about what is so cool... (Score 1) 92

by Synonymous Bosch (#25215477) Attached to: <em>Guitar Hero World Tour</em> Won't Allow Copyright Infringement

Need the right hardwareand/or the right coniguration of the software, it sounds like.

I've got a fatality platinum (the input is just too handy, and the price was right) and have no noticeable latency whatsoever; it's good enough to play live with other musicians.

The default settings were completely inadequate and my latency was terrible, but a little googling showed me where i was going wrong and now i'm pretty happy.

only gotcha is ive got vista x64 (4GB ram, still have free slots) and there's STILL not drivers for the Kontrol (I bought the HW version) after more than a year of promises from NI.

It's still fine to use the software side, I just get no floor unit to interact with my presets (bummer).

So there's my only complaint - Native Instruments completely inadequate development cycle/support.

Media

+ - demonoid.com R.I.P. - shut down by CRIA->

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rubberglove
rubberglove writes "From demonoid.com :

The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.
And a torrentfreak article with barely any more information.
I would suggest everyone interested goes to CRIA to voice their opinion on the heavy-handed tactics."

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The Internet

+ - Demonoid shut down again

Submitted by j.sanchez1
j.sanchez1 (1030764) writes "Torrent freak is reporting here that Demonoid has once again been shut down by the CRIA. The Demonoid homepage has the following explanation: "The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding." The Demonoid IRC channel says that the site is down, but the tracker is still working."
The Almighty Buck

+ - Demonoid Shut Down Again 1

Submitted by Cedon
Cedon (528503) writes "Not satisfied with Demonoid's blocking of all Canadian traffic has gone after the hosting service of Demonoid. The servers went down yesterday but are back up with the message 'The CRIA threatened the company renting the servers to us, and because of this it is not possible to keep the site online. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.'"
Space

+ - Record-setting stellar-mass black hole->

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chyllaxyn
chyllaxyn writes "Astronomers have discovered a new supermassive black hole orbiting a star a mere 1.8 million light-years from Earth. Weighing in with a mass of 24 to 33 times that of our Sun, topping the previous record of 16 times the mass of our sun. I can feel it's pull already, or maybe that's just the candy corn talking..."
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Role Playing (Games)

+ - Is 2007/2008 another golden age for RPGs? 2

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Anthony Boyd
Anthony Boyd writes "First there was the foul-mouthed review, "Mask of the Betrayer — so good even the Codex likes it!" Then those same cynics at the RPG Codex almost immediately began gushing about The Witcher, a RPG based upon the novels by Andrzej Sapkowski. Couple that with upcoming role-playing games such as The Broken Hourglass (a throwback to Baldur's Gate style of gameplay) and The Age of Decadence, and we may be in a RPG renaissance. All of these games offer what has been lacking in recent years — choice and consequence. The storyline(s) branch out, and how you play your role actually matters. In addition, the games don't appear to be dumbed-down for mass audiences. They involve difficult battles and engaging intellectual dilemmas. Are these games flukes? Are they less than they seem? Or are they, as one reviewer put it, "a wake-up call for mainstream RPGs?""
Microsoft

+ - Microsoft Demands Patent for Saying 'Goodbye' 7

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theodp
theodp writes "Demonstrating its commitment to high-quality U.S. patents, Microsoft has submitted a just-published patent application to the USPTO for Automatic Goodbye Messages. By automatically sending messages like 'Have a great afternoon!', 'Sorry, I have got to go!', 'Have a terrific day!', 'Ciao, Harry!', or even a simple 'Bye!' at the end of an IM session, Microsoft explains, one avoids insulting a converser with whom a conversation is ended. Hopefully the USPTO will give this one the quick buh-bye it deserves."
Announcements

+ - New Record Superconductor Discovered

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Dean Edmonds
Dean Edmonds writes "Superconductors.org is reporting a new record for high-temperature superconductivity. The new material shows both resistive and Meissner transitions around 175K (-98C), 25 degrees higher than the previous record holder. To put that in perspective, the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was 184K (-89C) at Vostok Station, so we're getting close to 'room temperature' superconductors, just so long as the room is in Antarctica."
OS X

+ - Give me back my Mac menu bar in Leopard

Submitted by Kether83
Kether83 (901391) writes "Leopard ships soon, and I already have a gripe with it before the DVD I will install from is most likely even in existence. The new Menu bar looks snazzy with its newfound transparency — but the top corners are now square. Gone are the rounded-off corners of Macdom. Okay, they squared off the bottom of the screen years ago, but keep the top! This seems petty, but it's been a staple of MacOS/Apple System Software since the beginning (or close to it) and it's sort of a tradition — a Mac Geek tradition. Have any testers found a way to get them back? Is this a simple setting someplace or am I going to have to live with my desktop looking that much more like Windows?"

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