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Comment: This is no surprise... (Score 5, Interesting) 288

by petergriffinismyhero (#48940673) Attached to: VirtualBox Development At a Standstill
Who in their right mind would willingly submit to anything from Oracle? Have you ever been audited by them? Horrible company. They have some great products, but the company itself is a nasty evil entity that thinking people avoid like the plague unless they have absolutely no other choice.

Comment: Re:Terrible names (Score 1) 378

Charms bar? Continuum? Names used to be fairly intuitive, and even when they weren't completely intuitive their names were derived from their technical function. I'm thinking "context menu", "start menu", "task list", "quick-launch menu", and "system tray". Now they're just marketing doublespeak.

The Charms Bar describes the quantum state of all the Charm quarks used by your install of Windows 10 (within the bounds of quantum mechanics of course).

Comment: LOTRO clone, but with more bugs (Score 4, Insightful) 91

by petergriffinismyhero (#48519409) Attached to: <em>Dragon Age: Inquisition</em> Reviewed and Benchmarked
It's interface is a mess on the PC with KB/mouse. It is visually good, but nothing groundbreaking. The game really feels like a LOTRO rip-off though, except with a lot more interface and design bugs. Best RPG in decades? It may not even be the best RPG out right now. It's certainly not the best Dragon Age. I like the game so far, but I am not in love with it, the design flaws make it hard to love.

Comment: This is yet another idea bound to fail because (Score 1) 264

by petergriffinismyhero (#47872253) Attached to: Using Wearable Tech To Track Gun Use
criminals won't wear them when committing a crime. Even embedding the devices into the body would not work reliably as anything that can be put in can also be taken out. I bet an EMP device could also be used to disable them without invasive surgery. What you'll end up with is a bunch of data on people who are not committing crimes, and a scant few pieces of data on the dumbest of the dumb who would fire a gun with one of these on.

"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us in trouble. It's the things we know that ain't so." -- Artemus Ward aka Charles Farrar Brown