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Comment Re:Nintendo (Score 1) 86

I disagree.

Doom was pretty much the only shooter that actually sucked me in all three times.The way the game was handled made people playing doom 3 for the first time in the dark scream. Portal 1 and 2 and mel are also a good indicator of a departure from the online player madness that is ruling the development of games.

Some of us don't like what you like.And that's why I look forward to the new game that will be what I like. Don't know why I have to be called an idiot because I like them, but in all fairness that's what I do call people playing gears of war or warcruft, or whatever the crap is called.

Comment Suggestion (Score 2) 1833

I read. I do not listen, or watch on the web.

Please focus on science and tech - no more videos, no more polls.

Everything that's been added on from the original /. chased people away.

I don't want a mobile or tablet experience. I want articles submitted by geeks, for geeks.

I don't need fancy layouts, I don't need dancing icons - heck, I adblock story icons because I just want text.

Oh, and an edit feature - give me a "Oh shit" minute timer to fix typos.

Comment Why is there a charge? (Score 1) 186

We pay for the police.
We pay for the infrastructure.
We pay for their equipment.
We pay for the cams.
We pay for all the support.
We pay for all of he bandwidth.

Knowing the above - we should file for an immediate release of what we pay for with no added cost. And we should drag that case all of the way up tot he supreme court if we have to.

And we should penalize the pensions to pay for the court case from any asshat that protests.

Comment Re: Netflix? Try the studios instead (Score 1) 106

when you compare apples to carbon steel rods, you might note a bunch of people looking strangely at you.

Comparing wikipedia to netflix is beyond stupid. So much so that people are wondering if there's actually a brain there, or just carbon and trace materials. If you need a team to see if there was arson involved just twitch.

Comment Re:Netflix? Try the studios instead (Score 2) 106

Wait , What?

I like netflix because I pay for no commercials while watching TV.

That's why I don't pay for cable or satellite or watch broadcast television.

Sounds to me like I'm supposed to cheerlead against netflix providing me that because there's region codes and regulatory stuff. I'm not going to do that. I get the fact that I can't have what europe watches because I live in the US.I also get the fact that europe might want to watch a show the US puts out.

All I can say is please don't screw up my paying for a service because it gets shut down by people breaking the rules. I'm content with what I get.

Comment Here's what should happen but doesn't (Score 4, Interesting) 210

I was handed a problem where SQL couldn't handle the parameters in code from a product that wrote code in a convoluted way. It took me two weeks to handle it, but the fix I eventually pushed out made sure that the issue would never happen again.

Despite the fix working for about ten years now, I never got an apology for being punished over the fix taking more than the nitwit manager saying it would take to fix.

If you want code teams to fix stuff right, make sure that the code guy is a manager. If you want someone to blow smoke up your ass and punish people that fix things promote suckup people that have no idea on how to code, or hire h1b's.

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