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Comment: Re:Sounds like evil to me (Score 1) 325

by poadshaw (#44835469) Attached to: Former DHS Official Blames Privacy Advocates For TSA's Aggressive Procedures
I can't stand it when people give terrorists ideas like this... Remember right after 9/11 when news reporters where basically planning out how to blow up NFL events for the terrorists: "That sure would be easy... back to you Ted." It is not obvious to anyone who doesn't live here what our vulnerabilities are until someone like you lays it out for them.

Comment: Can anyone tell me? (Score 1) 175

by poadshaw (#39702809) Attached to: Oracle and Google To Finally Enter Courtroom
If Oracle sues your company (eg Google) if you use their product, why on earth would any startup or new project use Java as a platform? I understand if you are already locked in migrating might be prohibative. Don't they want new users and thus new revenu streams? I am obviously missing something fundamental here.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time 362

Posted by Soulskill
from the new-is-relative dept.
sfraggle writes "Kotaku has an interesting review of Doom (the original!) by Stephen Totilo, a gamer and FPS player who, until a few days ago, had gone through the game's 17-year history without playing it. He describes some of his first impressions, the surprises that he encountered, and how the game compares to modern FPSes. Quoting: 'Virtual shotgun armed, I was finally going to play Doom for real. A second later, I understood the allure the video game weapon has had. In Doom the shotgun feels mighty, at least partially I believe because they make first-timers like me wait for it. The creators make us sweat until we have it in hand. But once we have the shotgun, its big shots and its slow, fetishized reload are the floored-accelerator-pedal stuff of macho fantasy. The shotgun is, in all senses, instant puberty, which is to say, delicately, that to obtain it is to have the assumed added potency that a boy believes a man possesses vis a vis a world on which he'd like to have some impact. The shotgun is the punch in the face the once-scrawny boy on the beach gives the bully when he returns a muscled linebacker.'"

Comment: Re:I'd like to see more transparancy (Score 5, Insightful) 129

by poadshaw (#19209791) Attached to: Looking Into Mozilla's Financial Success
I disagree,
I didn't pay for Firefox. It's a rockin' product, but how does the fact that I use it give me any rights to see what deals the owner's / developers of this F/OSS project have? I think the problem is on the other side. Google is a publicly traded company, so they should have their stock holders asking them the tough questions, not bothering a F/OSS project.

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. -- John Muir