If you refer to the fact that A and B are swapped and X and Y are swapped between the Super NES and the Xbox, the Xbox was not the first. Xbox inherited this layout ultimately from the Sega Genesis, which predates the Super NES.
Eh, that doesn't really fit many games on Steam though. Local multiplayer is a rare thing on PC games. Damn shame.
I've been collecting links to Slashdot comments that recommend local multiplayer PC games. Mostly the problem has been that very few people are willing to either A. carry a desktop PC back and forth between the desk and the living room or B. buy and maintain a second computer that lacks consoles' advantage in ease of use.
Plus I'm not sure what the cost of going to FB is ?
To verify your account, you need a mobile phone that can receive SMS.
I'd like to see some icons that proudly state 'I'm NOT on fb or tw. I have no icons and nothing for you to follow me on'.
A big orange RSS icon should work well for that. "If you want to follow me, go ahead and follow me using your browser."
Email is just the same as FB, without inviting FB to be the middle-man
And that's the problem. Internet mail became less useful to people when spammers learned how to defeat Bayesian filters. Facebook has the resources to filter spam centrally and apply an effective death penalty to repeat offenders because making and verifying a new Facebook account means getting a new cell phone number.
And why would I want to verify my identity?
To gain access to forums and comment sections whose operator requires a verified identity as a measure against griefing. Posting a comment to an article on The Huffington Post requires a Facebook account that has been "verified" (associated to a globally unique mobile phone number). Posting to Answers.com requires a Facebook account (or a legacy account which it is no longer possible to create).
Actually, that's not all that far off from reality. Except that, in our solar system, nature has only one fusion reactor, which went critical roughly 4.5 billion years ago.
Nature also makes its own fission reactors on occasion, through natural processes concentrating fissionable materials. And through other natural processes which turn over portions of the land, some of those materials can become exposed or even distributed across large areas. One would expect this to happen very rarely, but over sufficiently long time scales it may be something which could be expected to happen nonetheless.
Both Chrome and IE (yes slashdotters I did say IE) support lowrights mode.
Well, here's a nickel. Get yourself a real OS and run Firefox as another user when you want low rights mode. Most of us have that kind of functionality in our operating system. Even Windows users. I dabble in Chrome occasionally and it's gotten to the point where for most operations it's just as slow as Firefox. It was pretty fast once, though.
You seem to think Firefox is still at version 4 or something. It is now heavily multithreaded, has sped up considerably (and is now competitive with even Chrome for most users), uses far less RAM (even compared to other browsers), and has even had its process sandboxing improved on most OSes.
My lady is running less plugins than I am, and literally running a subset of the plugins I am running, and her Firefox crashes fairly frequently while mine crashes only occasionally on a resume from suspend. The notable difference is that she is running Windows (7 x32) and I am running Linux (Ubuntu somethingrecent.) If one of us has more stable hardware, it's her, and not me.
If I "catch your drift" as far as what you mean by "places some grubby sheepherders above all other people", you show your thorough ignorance of Christianity and of the importance of the Abrahamic family story that preceded it,
Look, I've had western humanities, I know how influential it became. But that's the only reason it's important. It wasn't the first monotheism or even the first orthodox religion. It wasn't even the first to use most of the tales in its mythology, most of which were lifted from other places. It's so very interesting today only because it was successful.
As for "hacked and re-hacked" and politics. Sure, even the cleanest water will be tainted if it is poured into rusty vessels.
The work that the religion was based on was deliberately (and also accidentally and incompetently) altered over time.
The truth is that Christianity is a religion created by a subclass of an ethnic minority which granted them dominion over all the Earth. It might be some other things too, but that's what you have at the core. It's a religion of domination, control, and ownership.
don't worry, as long as a "phone" is involved no obstruction may be made by the carrier.
The FCC's new plan is to move phone service to VoIP. The phone will be over the internet and not the other way around. They won't obstruct anything within your sip tunnel. Woo hooo.
Show us on the doll where the priest touched you.
Please stop showing us on Slashdot where your parents didn't nurture you.