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Comment: Re:So? (Score 0) 359

by aichpvee (#46326163) Attached to: Ghostwriter Reveals the Secret Life of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

The personal failings of one man seem mighty inconsequential against the failings of government and large corporations that have been exposed by Wikileaks. The latter definitely does not deserve national and international media hype at the same time that the former is getting buried.

Comment: Re:Erm, the 3DS (Score -1) 559

by aichpvee (#46089221) Attached to: How Can Nintendo Recover?

Nintendo games are too much of a chore to play these days. I just don't have the time to put up with slow dialog scrolls that can't be skipped or hours of tutorializing on systems and controls that have been standard for decades. Even if they put their games on other hardware I'd probably avoid their games, and I'm definitely not going to buy their hardware to put up with that crap on maybe three or four games I'd have any interest in for the lifetime of the device.

Nintendo may not need to change to survive, but they definitely need to change to win back customers like me.

Comment: Re:42.8GB ZIP (Score -1) 193

by aichpvee (#45804451) Attached to: Archive.org Hosts Massive Collection of MAME ROMs

At the current download speeds it's going to take 2+ years to finish. Pretty inconvenient when you have to download everything to get at even one of the contained files.

Of course I don't actually give a fuck, since I don't have anywhere near enough time to waste on 20 year old arcade games. But if I were the sort to want any of this, it'd be a rather long wait to get anything.

Comment: Re:Not the good professor (Score 0, Interesting) 174

by aichpvee (#25911695) Attached to: Who Will Obama Choose As Copyright Czar?

That really depends upon your definition of strong. If strong means strong arm thug for the copyright industries, then Lessig probably isn't the right kind of strong. If strong means possibly having a reasonable, pragmatic approach and not caving to pressure from said industries, Lessig might not do so badly.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955