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Comment: fuck off facebook (Score 5, Insightful) 74

by shione (#49508423) Attached to: Facebook Working To Weed Out Fake Likes

They are not going to get very far weeding out fake likes when their system is set up to bribe people for likes.

What facebook needs to do is add a dislike button like youtube has.

If I want to comment on my local government's facebook page to complain about something why the fuck do I have to LIKE them first.

Secondly facebook should crack down on companies asking for likes to enter competitions or get discount coupons at their shop.

Comment: Re:convicted monopolist shuts down open source dep (Score 1) 110

You say accelerating yet the FA is about microsoft doing the opposite.

Had microsft open sourced something useful then maybe people might care like open sourcing skype or ntfs or windows or office or outlook or uefi signing, the kinect etc. Instead they open source rubbish which is only good to leverage their own products and is nothing good for for porting to other platforms for interoperability.

Comment: Re:The future of console games (Score 1) 249

by shione (#49403251) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

I guess what I was trying to do was to give an example of a different situation where an innocent party is wronged by losing something that they thought they had purchased legitimately. Same as your point 1. The buyer hasn't committed a crime but they still lose what they have purchased. Maybe a better example would have been counterfeit keys. The rights owner doesn't have to recognize them.

To point 2, in the case of the kindle book, amazon refunded the buyers, so they had the option of rebuying the books elsewhere and hopefully sending the revenue correctly this time to the rightful owner.

Comment: Re:The future of console games (Score 2) 249

by shione (#49396795) Attached to: Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

That book youre are talking about was sold by somebody on Amazon who never had the rights to it to you in the first place so you never had a legit license to have that book. Thats why Amazon could remove from existing buyers. The same way as if you bought stolen goods from a second hand store, the police can remove it.

Games that have been take off steam have never been removed from a users library when the license was fine when it was sold.

Comment: Re:They might as well have. (Score 1) 85

by shione (#49383667) Attached to: Microsoft Considered Giving Away Original Xbox

microsofts brand name is shot and they know it. Compare the different console boxes. The ps4 and wii u have the company name displayed quite promiantly on them while the xbox one does. Nor did the xbox 360 or the original xbox.

Even on the zune device boxes microsoft was ashamed to put display their company name prominently on it.

And on phones they used the Nokia name to push their windows phones.

Fact is, outside of pc software and hardware, microsoft knows their brand name deters customers.

Comment: Re:For real (Score 5, Insightful) 124

by shione (#49264265) Attached to: Valve's SteamVR: Solves Big Problems, Raises Bigger Questions

I'm not at all surprised at how advanced Valve's VR offering is. They were actually working on VR long before the Oculus Rift started. For some reason Valve canned the project and let go of all their staff including Jeri Ellsworth. Many of these people were then snapped up by Oculus. Because Valve didn't sell their project to Oculus, Valve would have retained all their previous VR work to use when they restarted the project.

One reason why the Oculus Rift could be shittier than the Valve one is that Valve holds the IP to do something better and is not selling it to facebook.

If I am not mistaken, Valve did the ports for Left4dead, Portal 2 and HL2 to the Rift. Valve is definitely not a newcomer to the VR game.

I hope it is Valves VR that takes off. Valve only cares about gaming and doing it well. If facebook wins you can bet they will augment targeted ads into the VR.

Comment: Re: this is how that old book started (Score 1) 62

by shione (#49071721) Attached to: Mysterious Martian Plumes Discovered By Amateur Astronomers

That's easy to find Spaceball II. It is here on this video cassette tape.

Colonel Sandurz: Try here. Stop.
Dark Helmet: What the hell am I looking at? When does this happen in the movie?
Colonel Sandurz: Now. You're looking at now, sir. Everything that happens now, is happening now.
Dark Helmet: What happened to then?
Colonel Sandurz: We passed then.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now. We're at now now.
Dark Helmet: Go back to then.
Colonel Sandurz: When?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: Now?
Dark Helmet: Now.
Colonel Sandurz: I can't.
Dark Helmet: Why?
Colonel Sandurz: We missed it.
Dark Helmet: When?
Colonel Sandurz: Just now.
Dark Helmet: When will then be now?
Colonel Sandurz: Soon.
Dark Helmet: How soon?

Comment: Re:Ten times stronger? (Score 5, Interesting) 106

by shione (#49071687) Attached to: Nanotech Makes Steel 10x Stronger

I was gonna post the same thing. The article is pretty devoid of details and mentions nothing about tensile and compressive strength.

All it pretty much says is improved corrosion resistance and this short paragraph:

"David Lashmore, a professor of materials science at the University of New Hampshire who has conducted work in the area, says nano-engineered layers can make a material stronger by stopping cracks from moving through it."

So it sounds like it 'holds' the metal together from micro fractures but it says nothing about taking on the applied forces which would make it actually stronger.

Comment: Re:Vote against Ubisoft with your dollars (Score 2) 468

Or from Steam, who forces patches on you that can completely change the product you purchased. Bought a GFWL game? It's now a Steam Edition game.

And that is horrible how? Instead of having to sign in twice to get into the game, you only have to sign in once. Some games are even worse like GTA where you have to sign into steam AND gfwl AND rockstar just to play single player. Having gfwl fuck off and die is a good thing for everyone. Blame microsoft for making GFWL so shit in the first place and then letting it die a slow death to try and drive pc gamers to the xbox. If it wasnt for the game turning into a steam edition, you wouldnt even be able to play that copy of the game you spent your hard earned dollars on anymore!

Why is it steams fault for a patch that changes the game into something else when, unless its a valve game, it is not valves responsibility for a poor patch. I can still remember when it was most common to get pc games on disc at the shops. You would take it home then find for yourself the latest patch. if they were incremental patches then you had to download and apply each one in turn and hope that the patching works right and doesnt fuck things up. At least with steam it takes care of sourcing patches for you so you can worry less about bugs in the game and playing the game instead. Auto patching also ensures everyone playing online is on the same version for multiplayer. If a patch changes your game into something else (and i know it does happen like with ns2) blame the developer for it. They are the ones that wrote the patch.

Or Origins... *giggles*

They're all just as bad as the other because no one is willing to put up the money to fight them.

Good thing they only have a few good games so if you boycott them youre not missing much when there are other great games around.

Yes, buy them from the likes of Microsoft who, after 9 years, changed their Xbox policy so that once you delete local content of a delisted game, you lose that content. They made no announcement, gave no notice of games being delisted, just changed their polices and screwed over their customers.

Well that company you were pissing on before (steam) lets you keep and download games you bought even after they have been removed from steam for whatever reason.

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.