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Comment: Re:Already Happened (Score 1) 86

What's apparently happening here (didn't RTFA) according to the summary, is that they are looking to have non-fluff, etc content added specifically to the Gamestop versions of titles - meaning an actual part of the game is exclusive for their version (imagine playing a version of The Witcher for instance, that was missing an entire chapter from your version because it wasn't the Gamestop one).

Comment: Re:Already Happened (Score 1) 86

Yes, but as in all of the Elder Scrolls titles, you'd almost never hit all of the quests in the game even in 5 or 6 playthroughs (because funny things happen, like questgiver NPCs dying to randomly wandering monster spawns or overly zealous town guards), so those 16 quests were basically useless fluff.

Comment: Re:skin it (Score 1) 672

They tried that with Vista and pre-SP1 Win7. They had to nuke it because there was a serious vulnerability found in the stack that they couldn't fix, so they disabled the entire functionality for both OSes in a patch. Their "new solution" to this was Live Tiles, etc in Win8.

As for changing Aero, etc, you could do that too - although next to nobody wanted to pay the license fee to MS to create those things, so it lead to some developers creating ways to bypass the signing requirements.

Comment: Re:hum (Score 2) 59

by thejynxed (#47240825) Attached to: Netflix Shutters Its Public API

If Hulu is still providing their desktop app (and I think they may have a mobile one as well), I would suggest using that instead of their actual site - it runs on Air which funnily enough, runs worlds better than the actual browser Flash modules.

As for sorting - I agree, their current methods leaves much to be desired, as it seems their system only sorts by up to three "tags" applied by their employees, and many (I dare say most) of their movies are mis-tagged, at least for their streaming service. To be fair, Amazon isn't any better with their movie tagging.

Comment: Re:Not doing it right (Score 1) 65

by thejynxed (#47240751) Attached to: AT&T Says Customer Data Accessed To Unlock Smartphones

It's surprising they are even following the bare minimum. Back in the dinosaur era of the 90's, when I worked for them (briefly), they got around most of such laws with impunity simply by changing where they stored customer databases.

If there was anything I ever picked up from my time at AT&T, it was that they are masters of shady law avoidance practices.

Comment: Re:Guys, it's totally not a honeypot! (Score 1) 80

by thejynxed (#47147127) Attached to: Popular Shuttered Torrent Site Demonoid Returns

I concur, and they used their moderator staff to actually take care of wrongly filed torrents as well. They didn't just take a back-burner approach when it came to keeping everything organized the way it should be.

Most torrent sites out there you'll find shit like lame-assed Pokemon torrents filed under Sci-Fi or other such stupidity.

Comment: Re:but (Score 1) 191

That is only true based on the local and state laws where you may happen to be. Where I am for instance, it doesn't matter if you're doing a complete rebuild of a property that already has hookups, all permits are treated as "new builds" for the purposes of connecting to sewer, water, electricity &/or natural gas.

Comment: Re:Free market works (Score 1) 258

by thejynxed (#46962917) Attached to: The Mere Promise of Google Fiber Sends Rivals Scrambling

They do just fine if they are large enough and hit them where it actually hurts - profit margins. Part of the problem is A) the fines are way too low and B) corporations are allowed to not only deduct them from the revenue end, but then profit from being fined by counting it as a loss towards their final tax bill for the year.

This needs to change - the fines need to hurt, and the fines need to come out of the back-end, aka from their declared profits AFTER all taxes are said and done.

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