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Comment: The movie is hit and miss (Score 2) 126

by Toxicgonzo (#41502177) Attached to: Blender Debuts Fourth Open Source Movie: <em>Tears of Steel</em>
This movie is hit and miss. The bottom line for the Blender Foundation is to get people talking about Blender. Nobody really expected their underdog 3d program to be able to produce amazing visual effects. The more of these movies they produce, the more people will be talking about Blender.

However, what they could stand to produce are movies that tell a more compelling story. Is it visually compelling? Sure, but Tears of Steel leaves the audience with all sort of questions about what is happening, who the characters are, what is at stake....and we haven't a clue.

Comment: This man is a hero who we should follow (Score 1) 650

by Toxicgonzo (#39826141) Attached to: WW2 Vet Sent 300,000 Pirated DVDs To Troops In Iraq, Afghanistan
Hey guys, we should follow in his footsteps! We could pirate movies and give them away for free to those in the military, but this guy already has it covered. No, we’ll do one better - we’ll pirate movies AND video games, music, and any other easy to pirate goods. But why stop there? We could give away to those with less than fortunate circumstances. We’ll give it away to those with leukemia, the poor, single mothers from abused households, people with clinically diagnosed depression, and the list just goes on and on. We’ll be generating so much good will, no one could possibly be upset with us. Content owners will practically be begging to shake our hands saying, “Wow, how come we never thought of this before?”
Software

+ - What is the Best Macro Recording Software?

Submitted by Toxicgonzo
Toxicgonzo (904975) writes "I need software for Windows XP which will record my mouse and keyboard events so that they can be written into macros. I'm hoping for software that writes these macros into scripts with a basic-like language. I want to use these macros on a work machine so I need to be absolutely sure this software won't kill my machine, come bundled with unwanted software, or leak sensitive data. What is the best macro software for XP? While we're at it, what is the best macro software for other OSes?"

+ - PS3 Owner Refunded for Missing OtherOS->

Submitted by Toxicgonzo
Toxicgonzo (904975) writes "Amazon has given a PS3 owner a 20% refund for removal of the PS3's OtherOS feature. The owner cited European law Directive 1999/44/EC — which states that goods must:
        * comply with the description given by the seller and posses the same qualities and characteristics as other similar goods
        * be fit for the purpose which the consumer requires them and which was made known to the seller at the time of purchase

How many other European PS3 owners will follow suit? If Amazon foots the bill to Sony, how will Sony respond?"

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Comment: Re:How are we supposed to understand this? (Score 2, Informative) 1671

by Toxicgonzo (#31738858) Attached to: Wikileaks Releases Video of Journalist Killings
In their defense (for defense sake, not that I am looking to justify their actions) the army did have a reason to shoot at the van, as is summed up by reddit user Deviltry:

"...They use vans to come up and pick up the bodies, but truth be told they don't care about the bodies, they come to get the weapons/rpg's. We have made it VERY well known throughout the country that they cannot even make it look like they are going for weapons. The problem with this situation is one i've seen personally on multiple occasions... The Van pulls up, takes the bodies of the men, leaves any children/women, and takes all the weapons. Then they take pictures, and blast them across the airwaves saying Americans murdered unarmed women/children."

http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/bmooi/wikileaks_video_just_got_released_its_titled/
Cellphones

Mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot 202

Posted by kdawson
from the boy-in-a-bubble dept.
bsharma writes to let us know about a little goodie that we will be able to buy starting May 17: a battery-powered, rechargeable, cellular, Wi-Fi hot spot that you can put in your pocket. "What if you had a personal Wi-Fi bubble, a private hot spot, that followed you everywhere you go? Incredibly, there is such a thing. It's the Novatel MiFi 2200, available from Verizon starting in mid-May ($100 with two-year contract, after rebate). It's a little wisp of a thing, like a triple-thick credit card. It has one power button, one status light and a swappable battery that looks like the one in a cellphone. When you turn on your MiFi and wait 30 seconds, it provides a personal, portable, powerful, password-protected wireless hot spot. ... If you just want to do e-mail and the Web, you pay $40 a month for the service (250 megabytes of data transfer, 10 cents a megabyte above that). If you watch videos and shuttle a lot of big files, opt for the $60 plan (5 gigabytes). And if you don't travel incessantly, the best deal may be the one-day pass: $15 for 24 hours, only when you need it. In that case, the MiFi itself costs $270." The device has its Wi-Fi password printed on the bottom, so you can invite someone to join your network simply by showing it to them.
Nintendo

Journal: Nintendo Wii

Journal by dwimurdianto
Nintendo Wii, new gaming device from Nintendo. A gaming device that not only offer new gaming experience through its revolutionary gaming controler; Wii remote and Nunchuck . . more
HP

+ - HP voids warrenty if linux is installed

Submitted by ShadowHywind
ShadowHywind (1028398) writes "Having Hardware failures, I decided to call the HP tech support for help. They asked If i Had any other operating System installed, other then Windows. Because I duel boot, I said yes, I have linux and windows installed. He then quickly stated that If you install another operating system other then Windows, It will void your warranty. I quickly hung up the phone hoping that he wouldn't create a file sense i am working on month 4 of 3 years of my warranty. Is it right for a company to void a warranty just because you decide to install something other then windows?"

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