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Comment The average is a good price for one of them... (Score 1) 553 553

I've already got all but two of them, but it's still a great price and a nice gesture on THQ's part. It really is a pretty genius move on their part, as most people aren't going to buy those older games for the full price on steam, and it gives them some good publicity.

Comment Re:"Linux Command Line Tirckery" HA! (Score 1) 642 642

Frankly, mounting an ISO in that manner is basic knowledge that any sysadmin knows. If you aren't a sysadmin or something of that nature (ignoring the fact that Linux DOES have features that allow ISO's to be one-click mounted graphically), why are you using a server OS? Try creating a gui for something like rsync. The reason it's such a great program is the amount of options you have; good luck trying to create a simple gui that allows them all to be used easily.

Comment Re:The best option (Score 1) 126 126

I had a math teacher that did this. He had a netbook running Fedora and would use it to record audio and the overhead screen during classes. Since most of what he wrote up there were proofs, it helped a great deal. Last I heard, he and some other people (he's more of a CS guy than anything), were working on some software to stream the classes while in progress, as well as allow interaction from students not physically present.

Comment Re:Canon or Nikon (Score 1) 569 569

I definitely concur with SLR. Using a point-and-shoot and moving up to an SLR is a difference of night and day. Shooting with an SLR and then trying to take a decent picture with a point-and-shoot is... frustrating, to say the least. SLRs are a lot more accessible than they used to be.

Comment Re:Age (Score 1) 466 466

For me it wasn't age. I simply started making more money than I did before and my time became more valuable. Buying games in store, having to install each one by disk and manually patch everything wasn't any better for me than pirating all of them and stashing them on a spare hard drive somewhere. I stopped pirating games because steam was more convenient and cheaper (time vs money). I've even re-bought some of the games I own on dvd media on steam so I wouldn't have to worry about keeping track of the disks or manually patching after an OS reinstallation.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.