Yes! We must get this definition. I desperately want to send wumi my bitcoins but I can't find the definition of either creacable or uncreacable. Surely it must have great significance in the absolute sense of business safety they exude.
...that don't look and smell like shovelware. There are enough good games on the Ouya to have kept me from regretting my purchase, though. And of the games I've bought I've spent far more time playing them on the Ouya than any of the fancier games on my Nexus 7 simply because the touch screen interface is a pain in the butt, and a controller remains the best way to do this. Ouya's been fun enough for my household at least that I'll keep supporting them as long as the price remains right.
This is a pretty fun game, actually, but it does have a scripted element that can be jarring when it draws so many comparisons to Assassin's Creed and Dishonored. I've never been one for the older Thief games (found out about them too late to care) so I can see how this edition might irritate those who have played what came before, but the game's not half as bad as I expected from the internet fervor.
Pedants of the world, keeping the universe safe for the literal minded.
I've been plowing through the Assassin's Creed series at breakneck pace after ignoring it for too long (halfway through ACIII now). Still playing Fallout NV and occasionally returning to Fallout III. Picked up a PS3 last year and been catching up on it (Resistance 1-3, Killzone 2-3, Last of Us and Uncharted); played the hell out of Saint's Row III last year but still working up the energy to finish SRIV. Love GTAV. Still dabbling in MP for Halo 4, Halo Reach and Max Payne 3 when I can find other humans. Did grab a PS4 and mostly been playing Killzone: Shadow Fall and Warframe on it. For some reason Warframe is a better console experience for me than it is on PC.
You know what was great about Slashdot classic? I could browse it at work and raise no suspicions. You know what sucks about Slashdot Beta? It looks just like all the other sites I CANNOT BROWSE AT WORK WITHOUT RAISING SUSPICIONS. Fuck!
Count me in. A 9.5" color e-ink reader is something I have fond dreams about.
I picked an HD+ 32GB up on sale as well and my experience has been much the same; I still prefer my Nexus 7 for most conventional tablet activities, but the Nook HD+ is an excellent reading device and honestly does almost everything just as well; I have gotten very used to the larger screen, and it's hard to go back to the smaller size tablets for reading after adjusting to the HD+. On the app side, I will say this though: the Kindle App is smoother and more efficient than the Nook app, with a few more features that I like. Nook's app could use a bit more refining. Also, BN could really stand to drop their prices down to be more consistently competitive with the Kindle.....it's discouraging when I can almost guarantee that any book I want will always be cheaper on the Kindle store.
But...he invalidated his comments by stating that he liked Payday 2, so not sure his opinions are worth all that much. In it's defense, maybe Payday 2 was actually decent....the bar was set very, very low with the original, after all.
I saw more attractive, scantily clad women at the mall on a Saturday than I've ever seen in E3. Seriously. This seems like a silly conversation after a quick dose of what the actual masses consider normal garb for a day out.
Brilliant analysis and breakdown, kudos. I think the only problem, of course, is when people in the cheap/naive category start to tip the boat and become ubiquitous. But as you say, at that point the goal is to make a paid version of the product more accessible than the pirated version.
I'll keep on reading Stirling in your stead, then, since I'd rather judge the man by what he actually says and not what some guy on a forum accuses him of saying (pics or it didn't happen). Even if he did say that, I'd like to see the full actual conversation. I tend to empathize a lot more with the guy who actually made something than the guy who felt he deserved it for free.
Pity you can't post the real conversation. I can't help but notice that whenever someone decides to paraphrase their conversation online, they somehow always manage to slide the context in their favor. Anyway, what I read above is as follows: 1. You think that because you bought his books, you have the right to download them for free as well (inferred, otherwise why would he be acting "harsh" toward you if the subject was exclusively about paid and purchased copies?) 2. You think that because you bought said books you also bought...demanded...the right to direct his behavior toward you as you see fit. I.e. to be treated nicely because your a paying customer. Dude, he;s a writer, not some prostituting moarketing agent. Get over yourself. Now, assuming (and I have no reason to believe you) that Stirling specifically stated that he's cool with a fascist police state searching computer and deleting anything suspicious, then sure, I'd agree he's got some issues. But When its obvious that there is both more to this story and something hidden within, it's hard to take you seriously here.
Not sure I'd put much stock in a blog that has no meaningful feedback. Yes random posters can be terrible people, but this guy's so off-base on the real problem with the working sick in America that his blog just begs for some commentary. The issue is far less about me being malicious and coming in to work sick when I shouldn't, but rather about my company's policy of firing those who take more than two sick days in a row, or refusing to pay sick time for a Monday or Friday, and assuming that no employee is ever sick until absolute proof is provided. Employers need to meet us halfway. When you're business culture is predicated on a paranoid assumption that employees are at best marginally more trustworthy than chain gang criminals or war prisoners, then that's sort of the root problem, not any American ethic about "looking weak."
Okay, now that I've said my snarky comment, if you RTFA it does point out that the problem here is that the seafood eating the pig feces are being contaminated with salmonella and other microbes that, of course, get passed on to us, and as we all know shellfish in general are prone to acting like dynamic little toxic waste containers when given the chance to absorb harmful materials, so this specifically is a real issue and I'll be avoiding Chinese imported seafood here on out.