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Comment Re:Unnecessary (Score 1) 152

I juggle around a half dozen or so strong passwords on a yearly basis in the same way you do. I also was wary of trusting my passwords with some sort of password manager, then I started using pass. If you trust gpg and can do a 600 line audit of a bash script (which is feasible for one person to do by themselves), you get a really nice and simple cli password manager. Oh an no cloud stuff, you can use git to make backups however to other machines or just tar up the password directory every now and again.

Comment Re:THIS is the kind of thing that GamerGate is abo (Score 1) 474

Any game journalist who signs a review embargo agreement is a part of the problem.

So all of them? You do realize that embargos are an industry wide practice. They also serve a pretty useful function when used normally and appropriately. Also please point out who has ever in gamergate talked about review embargo policy.

Comment My Experience (Score 3, Informative) 265

It is kind of weird reading all of the negative comments about the steam Linux experience because mine has been largely positive. After spending about a decade screwing around with wine to get various games to play often with limited functionality or weird graphics bugs, playing natively through steam has been amazing. I don't know what the Civ V experience was like on windows I guess but it looks great even on my 2 year old laptop. Beyond the indie stuff, I find it absolutely amazing that any AAA titles are getting ported to linux *at all*. Could it be better? Probably. Seems to me that is going to take time as the Linux gaming user base needs to expand to the point where it makes financial sense to go that extra mile. I'm willing to be patient and buy the ports as they come in, because that's likely the only way it is going to get better.

Comment What's in a name (Score 1) 236

The NFL anchors are using them however the seem to have a problem remembering the name and keep defaulting back to calling it an "Ipad". At least on one occasion I heard someone call it an "Ipad like device" which is better I guess but not by much. Could be worse I suppose, I have people in my office who still refer to $SMARTPHONE as their 'Treo'.

Comment Re:I just dont get it (Score 1) 646

Good luck getting to the bottom of it but as far as theories go i gotta say that is a bit hard to take. Most of the groups you describe, (except PETA, also as aside, fuck PETA), have enough money to start a strongly worded letter writing campaign and not much more. The Soros and Koch types don't really seem to be doing much that isn't also benefiting themselves. I mean what you are describing isn't Sheldon Adelson levels of funding here but stills sounds like more than seems likely for a group that is willing to not get credit or the limelight.

Comment Re:I just dont get it (Score 1) 646

Not saying I don't believe you but i'm not seeing what the upside would be for whatever group doing this. If as you say it was 'liberals white guys' you'd think that they would be all out there making sure they get the public adulation so they can feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. Or I suppose it could be someone is out to try and destroy the team for rivalry reasons except the owner Dan Snyder is doing a pretty good job of destroying the team all by his lonesome.

Submission + - Object seen in skydiver's helmetcam unlikely to be a meteorite 3

The Bad Astronomer writes: The viral video showing what looked like a meteorite falling past a skydiver made quite a splash, with many people assuming it was true. However, further analysis shows that it's also perfectly consistent with being a small (1-3 cm) rock that fell out of the parachute itself, which is a far more likely explanation.

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