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Comment Re:On-going problem esp. on Wii (Score 1) 426 426

Uhm, that sword statement is simply not true.

Kendo (a pretty good source for sword wielding) is practiced with the right hand above the left hand on the handle, regardless of whether you're left- or right handed.

This is the way it's been taught for ages and it seems to work pretty darn well.

Comment Re:I don't get it... (Score 1) 184 184

What do you mean "Microsoft isn't exactly known for backwards compatibility." I'd say that's one of the things they are extremely known for.

Usually, people complain about MS not ditching backwards compatibility in favor of "cleaner" implementations and here you are, saying that they are well known for doing exactly that.

I don't get it...
PlayStation (Games)

Submission + - Lawsuit Fears Prompts Dark_Alex to Leave PSP Scene->

wamerocity writes: Dark_Alex, the PSP Homebrew God who has been delivering his "Open-Edition" firmware upgrades to the PSP has decided to leave the homebrew scene for fear of retaliation from Sony, reminiscint of what happened the the PS3 Hackers who found a way to load games from ISO images.

Rumors are beginning to arise on forums whether he was paid to leave or has already been threatened by Sony. Regardless he will be sorely missed.

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Censorship

Submission + - Dell censors IdeaStorm Linux dissent

thefickler writes: It seems pointless seeking ideas and feedback if you 're going to ignore and delete the ones you don't like. That's exactly what Dell is doing with its IdeaStorm web site, which has been set up by the company to solicit ideas and feedback. It deleted a post that linked to an article that criticized its handling of the "preinstalled Linux" issue.
Microsoft

Submission + - Computer Pros Debate Windows Vista

An anonymous reader writes: As a follow-on to John Welch's widely read review arguing that Mac OS X is superior to Vista, IWeek is running the first in a weeklong series of roundtables where a programmer, networking consultant, and 3 IT managers have a serious technical debate on the pros and cons of Vista. Among the comments:

(negative) "As to the Vista interface and features, I am having problems making the switch from my old XP habits.
(negative)"The Administrator mode that doesn't have all permissions."
(positive)"I am glad to say that the final product is a thousand times better than the beta products I used through the end of last year."
What's been your experience with Vista? More importantly, do you think it will ever gain traction among corporate users, or is its glitzy Aero interface destined to make it mainly a consumer OS?
Upgrades

Submission + - How to turn your iPod mini into a flash based iPod

mistermark writes: "In this little proof-of-concept I was eager to try out if I could swap the Microdrive inside an iPod mini for a Compact Flash-card. These cards are getting bigger and cheaper by the day so my idea was, if this works out, we have a great way of extending the life of this little MP3-player..."

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