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Comment: Re:Would have been great in 2010! (Score 1) 263

by Zorque (#42897563) Attached to: Brazilians Can Now Buy an "iPhone" Loaded With Android

Brazil can be a pretty impoverished place, you can still find third-party SNES and Genesis clones kicking around pretty commonly (in fact, I believe they're still in heavy production). There are probably nicer Android devices available, but it's likely that most people can't afford something that would reliably run ICS or above.

Comment: Re:50k is not the selling price (Score 1) 109

by Zorque (#41104109) Attached to: Only English <em>Final Fantasy 2</em> NES Cartridge On Sale for $50K

There's a possibility of making more money at a pawn shop. Most big auction houses take fees of at least 30%, which of course is only worthwhile if you can get more out of the auction than the item is really worth. At a pawn shop you can often talk them into giving you 75%+ of the item's worth.

Comment: Re:Who? (Score 2) 880

He doesn't really need any more publicity, if you're any sort of PC gamer you'd be among the minority not knowing who he is. He's only the founder of one of the more prolific PC game devs of all time, in addition to him having created the platform that revolutionized digital distribution and made it a viable market to enter into.

Comment: Re:"useful for protest in repressive regimes" (Score 1) 93

by Zorque (#40513635) Attached to: Twitter Clampdown Could Impede Anonymous Tweets

I wonder what a good way to organize one of those street revolutions would be in this modern age. It would preferably be online, and of course it would have to allow anonymity. Maybe a service which allows people to subscribe to and receive updates from others. Perhaps it could even be updated via SMS! Somebody ought to create a service like that.

Comment: Re:Typical, politically-biased title (Score 1) 70

by Zorque (#40199699) Attached to: NASA Tool Shows Where Forest Is Being Cut Down

Uh... do you really believe that the rate of reforestation is significant compared to deforestation? On top of that, what's political about saying "the forest is being cut down" when that's an objective truth and something we all should be concerned about?

Let me guess, you're one of those people who has a coronary every time the words "climate change" are used.

Comment: Re:Just art and medical content (Score 1) 544

by Zorque (#40189321) Attached to: What Should We Do About Wikipedia's Porn Problem?

That's definitely not the case. Among stuff like shock images being uploaded by vandals, the WikiMedia commons has a growing problem of people taking pictures of their genitals for use on pages having anything to do with sexuality (or not!). I'd argue that an encyclopedia doesn't need any graphic videos of people ejaculating but that doesn't stop exhibitionists from adding them all the time.

Comment: I'd like to find out how to break it too (Score 2) 101

by Zorque (#40174105) Attached to: How Hackers Listened Their Way Around Google's Recaptcha

Google's captchas are the worst I've ever seen. They're almost always unreadable and need to be refreshed all the time. I like Recaptcha (which isn't what Google uses on their sites despite owning it), they're generally pretty clear and in addition provide a free service to anyone that wants to use it. I have no clue why Google sticks with their awful in-house captchas for Gmail, Youtube, etc.

Comment: Re:Not to mention pre-screeing would effectively k (Score 1) 345

by Zorque (#40161257) Attached to: Cost of Pre-Screening All YouTube Content: US$37 Billion

Really? Google has voluntarily put plenty of preventative measures in place in an attempt to keep copyrighted content off the site. I don't think their business model consists of a venture that costs them more in legal fees than any IP-infringing video could bring in. The "You" in their name should tip you off to their real business model, user-generated content, which is why they reward popular channels with a share of the ad revenue.

"Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward" -- William E. Davidsen