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Comment: Re:Your standards were low. Soooooo low. (Score 1) 463

by gl4ss (#48936977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: When and How Did Europe Leapfrog the US For Internet Access?

we had ISDN installed in 1995... in northern europe.
fucking expensive though.. by 2000 I moved to student housing project with 10mbit/s connection that had cheaper rent than what I had been paying for the isdn bills, so it really depends where in europe you live, even local 30 kliks could make a big difference back then.

Comment: Re:It's a golden age for trinkets (Score 1) 45

it's golden age for media cocksuck bullshit.
the new materials will not be available for nearly half a year.

last year mbi won awards at CES with a non functional printer(the demo models were printed with rep2's. that's right. nobody saw the fucking device working and now this year they're given more awards for basically the same thing that everyone knows has buggy extruder design, furthermore to use the "new" filaments in the 5th gen you have to buy a new extruder (190$+) , not that anyone would know since that's getting released later.

MBI - the worst source of information about makerbot products. how about asking them if they finally have working firmware+software for their 3d scanner...

bottom line, mbi's stuff is not worth it at the moment. rep2x is okay, but overpriced. 5th gen sucks.

Comment: Re:A good thing. (Score 4, Insightful) 264

by gl4ss (#48936935) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

you know what's fucking bizarre? the part of nokia that microsoft bought had several android based models on the market(not in usa/euro are athough, in the markets they're available they're outselling windows phones..). but microsoft killed further developments of that line of devices.

so what the fuck are they meddling with cyanogen? I wouldn't mind having cyanogen for my nokia X though.

Comment: there has to be something more to it. (Score 1) 462

the real question is why is ubi selling keys without boxes and knows the keys? they have their own service for buying the game online if you want to, in which case you don't get a cdkey to transfer that you could sell online to someone.

if you acquired the box, the right to play comes with that box and the key comes inside the box. And I really don't think that third parties buying boxed games and selling the keys online would be asking ubisoft to remove the keys from play if they got a chargeback(they're not ubisoft authorized sellers anyways and ubi would be happy to fuck them over).

there has to be something more to it.

I suspect that they're selling bulk keys to cybercafes etc at discount pricing or something similar and deactivating these keys if they find that they're not used in the region sold to..

another explanation - that they already used iirc months ago with another similar incident, was that large amonts of keys got taken from a hacked ubi server.

Comment: bad for business (Score 1) 216

by gl4ss (#48891501) Attached to: China Cuts Off Some VPNs

well, just as it happens china chose the certain line to be such which makes it hard for overseas businesses to operate in China.

It makes things like payments and everything like that harder for them.

besides though, it's an arms race. I'm sure there will very shortly be vpn software that wraps the stuff in something else to fool the protocol detection. and then they'll try to block that. and then they'll do something else.

Byte your tongue.