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Comment: I note it didn't say what for... (Score 1) 410

by Wolfstar (#44904105) Attached to: The last time I used a dial-up modem was...

I use the cursed things daily. They're in the vast majority of standalone credit card terminals, and they all need to be downloaded/updated via dialup.

You have NO IDEA how much unfun it is to try and use a damned dialup modem at 14.4 over a VoIP line. No Carrier, Lost Carrier, Bad Rx Comm, hell even No Dial Tone some times.

Shoot me now...

Comment: How about that Autocorrect? (Score 4, Insightful) 177

by Wolfstar (#35848318) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Where Is the Universal Gesture Navigation Set?

The one thing I'd like to see changed is autocorrect behavior. Seriously, who thought hitting "space" after an autocorrect word comes up would correct it, but tapping the corrected word would dismiss it? Really?

I admit, I haven't tried it on an Android device (the nook being my only one), but on iOS it's annoying as hell.

Games

Games Workshop Goes After Fan Site 174

Posted by Soulskill
from the don't-anger-your-base dept.
mark.leaman writes "BoingBoing has a recent post regarding Games Workshop's aggressive posturing against fan sites featuring derivative work of their game products. 'Game publisher and miniature manufacturer Games Workshop just sent a cease and desist letter to boardgamegeek.com, telling them to remove all fan-made players' aids. This includes scenarios, rules summaries, inventory manifests, scans to help replace worn pieces — many of these created for long out of print, well-loved games...' As a lifelong hobby gamer of table, board, card and miniature games, I view this as pure heresy. It made me reject the idea of buying any Games Workshop (read Warhammer) products for my son this Christmas. Their fate was sealed, in terms of my wallet, after I Googled their shenanigans. In 2007 they forbid Warhammer fan films, this year they shut down Vassal Modules, and a while back they went after retailers as well. What ever happened to fair use?"
PlayStation (Games)

US Air Force Buying Another 2,200 PS3s 144

Posted by Soulskill
from the quick-who-knows-a-good-ps3-flight-sim dept.
bleedingpegasus sends word that the US Air Force will be grabbing up 2,200 new PlayStation 3 consoles for research into supercomputing. They already have a cluster made from 336 of the old-style (non-Slim) consoles, which they've used for a variety of purposes, including "processing multiple radar images into higher resolution composite images (known as synthetic aperture radar image formation), high-def video processing, and 'neuromorphic computing.'" According to the Justification Review Document (DOC), "Once the hardware configuration is implemented, software code will be developed in-house for cluster implementation utilizing a Linux-based operating software."

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