I've been using ALT + F4 to close Metro Apps. Seems to be working well so far.
LTE = Incoming Samsung Lawsuit.
Wow, I totally had that initialism wrong.
Four years later, Codeweavers has pledged that if 100,000 users (anywhere on the planet) pledge to vote they'll once again give away their software for free."
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Meta moderation - you'll get there one day if you're a good little "dotter" and keep your karma up =)
I guess you haven't Meta Moderated in a while. That's not really how it works any more, it seems, and hasn't for some time. Instead of deciding whether a moderation is fair or unfair, you decide on whether a comment is good or bad.
"Top notch" might be overstating it a bit, there are still a few instances where they seem to be lacking. For instance, Windows users who have SLI and multiple monitors have been able to enable SLI and use both of their monitors at the same time since about 2008. But under Linux, no dice.
So if I had two monitors (which I do), and two Nvidia GPUs in SLI mode (which I do), and I wanted to run some 3D app that took advantage of SLI, I would have to: reconfigure X to disable my second monitor and enable SLI, restart X, play the game/use the app I wanted, when I was done I would have to reconfigure X again to enable my second monitor and disable SLI, restart X again, and reopen all my apps. Hardly ideal.
You pay the same as netflix, but get ads anyway?
This gets brought up all the time, and I'm not sure I understand it. Why would you pay for a thing that will still expose you to ads? Like any number of websites on the internet? What about radios? Magazines? Newspapers? Or good ol' cable television? A lot of people are willing to put up with the ads on Hulu because it provides what they want: the ability to watch a lot of current shows on their own schedule. Heck, the free version provides limited access in exchange for you watching ads, which seems like a fair trade to me.
Sure, you could use a DVR to get roughly the same thing (watching things on your own schedule), but you still have to wait until they air, make sure the DVR recorded it, that it's not full, and if you want to catch up on something, you have to wait until the repeats are aired again. Or you could go to Hulu and dive through that show's archive. At your convenience. From almost any place in the US with a broadband connection to the Internet. All nice and legal. Even with commercials that's hugely convenient.
Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video are great options, too, since they don't show commercials. But they don't have complete overlap with each other, and aren't quite as current, and I might miss out on some first-run stuff like Game of Thrones until those boneheads get their licensing / DVD releases straightened out, but I can wait. Paying for all three is still cheaper and more convenient than all but the most basic traditional cable subscription in my neck of the woods, and I have access to enough stuff that I can find something to watch, when the urge strikes me, for the foreseeable future.
services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon could do a better job of making sure you DO watch the advertisements..
Hulu started making their "hey, we can't show you a commercial, please turn off your ad-blocker" message longer than the commercial would have been in its place, so I acquiesced... I'm weak.
Through all the ownership changes, etc. over the 14 years I've read
If this is the first time you've had panic over the fate of the site, you haven't been paying attention. At the very least, the departure of the site's founder should have been a giant red flag. But, sadly, this is another milestone in the slow, steady decline of Slashdot.
I Honestly don't understand what NP refers to.
Just to be slightly more pedantic, one thing would stop you: the SNES version of Turtles in Time was a 2 player game.
Not all of Indiana is classified as Eastern. I'm also in Indiana, and squarely in the Central Time Zone. But you're right, the time zones in Indiana are a complete mess.
This is a pretty big shock, but I can't say that it's completely unexpected. I kind of got the impression that Taco was phoning in some of the posts of late (he hasn't commented on anything since 2009), and the stories about him visiting tech companies' campuses seemed to be some kind of effort to get this site back toward its roots.
But, without being too big of a downer, I'd like to thank Rob for all he's done and wish him the best in whatever he ends up doing.
...WoW's users are building up a tolerance. Players are consuming new content at an ever increasing rate, and with the latest expansion Cataclysm, which took the better part of two years of development effort, many users have consumed the content and quit (again) after only six months or so.
An increasing number of people appear to be becoming tired of the same old recurring end-game structure of 10/25 player raids and working week after week on the next boss fight mechanics in order to slowly replace all of their equipment from the last tier of content with gear from the current content which will eventually get replaced again in the future.
The subscriber base has dropped significantly since it's peak shortly after the Cataclysm release, and Blizzard are now trying lots of things like giving away free copies of the original version of the game, allowing their "refer-a-friend" program to work up through level 80, and now the unlimited free trial period offer here.
Ultimately though the problem is that Blizzard has not been able to think outside the box enough to invent new and compelling *kinds* of content, and their players are increasingly unimpressed with the same cycle of leveling/raiding.
It is likely at this point that WoW has seen its peak in terms of subscriber base and relevance in the gaming world. I think they will always be able to maintain a subscriber base measured in millions, and may well run indefinitely, but if they want to grow again they need to get some fresh talent into their design group.
It seems to me that they've also got a serious problem attracting new and lapsed users. For the few souls out there that haven't dipped their foot into the WoW Waters(tm) yet, they might pick up the Cataclysm box in the store and notice that it requires Wrath of the Lich King, which requires Burning Crusade, which requires Vanilla WoW, and suddenly they're looking at an investment of $120, and then $15 a month on top of that. Heck, I stopped playing shortly after Burning Crusade came out, and I'd have to blow $80 on expansions if I wanted to jump in and see the new content. That's just too steep for me.
Okay, how about this: A while back, I was browsing the entry for Pibb Xtra and found a spelling error (the author confused "access" and "assess", which I corrected, only to have it immediately reverted. I figured it was an error, so I re-fixed it, only to be accused of vandalism (they thought I was writing "asses"). That was the last time I tried to edit anything on that site.
I cut my teeth on Slackware 3.5
What exactly is "I cut my teeth on"? Consider: is there any normal course of action in the business of mankind during which a person willingly cuts their teeth? We have these fantastical horror stories about warriors in ancient barbarian tribes filing their teeth for the purpose of rending and tearing the enemy to pieces and appearing ferocious. Do you really believe that? By the time mankind is able to fashion metal weaponry there is really no purpose for filing teeth, if ever there was.
I can't tell if you're wildly off base on purpose or not, so I'll provide a counter-example: Consider a small child. When born, it has no teeth, and when the teeth start to develop and grow in, what do they do? They cut through the gums, so to speak. So, "cutting teeth" is something that someone does when they're very young, or just starting out (as in, just starting out in life). Hence, "cutting one's teeth" has become roughly analogous to the early skills learned when starting any new endeavor.