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Comment: Re:You guys should give it up (Score 1) 251

by marsu_k (#48566123) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down
Thanks for the suggestion, but I think even the app itself is region restricted (at least it says my S3, Xperia Z2 and 2013 Nexus 7 are all incompatible with it). And I'd reckon even if I'd sideload the app, the content would be locked away. A VPN might help there - but really, torrenting is just so much easier. Which is kind of my point.

Comment: Re:You guys should give it up (Score 4, Insightful) 251

by marsu_k (#48565181) Attached to: Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

Sure. I'll do it the minute I'm able to subscribe to the content, digitally, and that the content is reasonably priced. Until then, arrrrr.

(For the record between Neflix, HBO Nordic and Spotify I pirate very little. But for example Daily Show/Colbert - I used to be able to watch them from the web site. I even turned off my adblocker there as thanks. But now they block my country, so I torrent them. Viacom, get a clue)

Comment: ABP is really a necessity in today's web (Score 1) 686

by marsu_k (#48548743) Attached to: French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

There's a local (well, national) newspaper that I read frequently. They implemented a paywall (five free articles / month) few years ago - it's trivial to bypass, naturally, clearing out cookies or using "porn mode" does the trick, but why bother, a simple ABP rule works. However, in doing so the comments are hidden as well. Most of the time this is entirely positive, but I guess I have some masochistic tendencies; when there's a really controversial (or bound to wake up the retards) topic, I sometimes like to read them. Call it self-trolling (trollorbation?) maybe. And to do so, I use another browser (that I can just wipe clean as needed).

And oh-my-$DEITY. It is absolutely horrible. We're not talking just about a few ads here and there. The entire page background can change. Popups that use position:fixed. Fucking animated ads. I do realize they have to pay for the content somehow. Some sites I frequent, I might even whitelist them. But as long as no ABP means being bombarded with ads, ABP it is.

Comment: Re:This game has issues with both nVidia and Win 8 (Score 1) 91

by marsu_k (#48520753) Attached to: <em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em> Reviewed and Benchmarked

I'm a "peasant" (or rather, can't be arsed to game on a PC as I already spend most of my waking hours in front of one, when I want to play something I prefer the comfort of my couch/HDTV/surround sound and not having to mess with driver updates and such, so sue me), but I don't think it's pure "consolitis". There are quite a few gameplay changes compared to previous versions WRT combat: only a limited amount of potions available, no changing equipment mid-battle and passive abilities no longer eat a portion of your stamina/mana but are more like permanent stat bonuses (and no longer need to be toggled on/off). I think they want the player to plan ahead how they'd like to take on a particular encounter, not to have a full toolkit available for you. And I think in any given skill tree the topmost ones are quite useless on higher levels.

Now that doesn't mean that I totally agree with the design choice there, previously on consoles there was a limited amount of quick slots and the rest available via a menu which was better IMHO. But as that was how it was before, "consolitis" it is not, completely at least.

Comment: Re:Yes! (Score 1) 242

by marsu_k (#48364313) Attached to: HBO Developing Asimov's Foundation Series As TV Show

Asimov really didn't include (any that I recall) blatant sex scenes or sexual themes in his books, at least directly. It was always between the lines, as a means to advance the plot.

While I'd say you are correct, there is what I consider to be his best novel that features your sex, of, well, the third kind. (seriously, if you haven't read it, do so)

But on to the topic at hand, this sounds very good. Much better than Roland Emmerich adapting The Foundation as a movie trilogy, that sounded horrible.

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