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Comment: Re:3 in lb? (Score 1) 92

by dbIII (#48674427) Attached to: NASA Makes 3-D Printed Wrench Model Available

powdered material could take the same stresses that a drop-forged or milled object can

Among other things the Rolls Royce Trent engines in the Airbus A380 have a turbine disk made from metal powder. Of course the secret is that it's effectively drop-forged metal powder (hot isostatic pressing) which then is cleaned up to the correct tolerances with milling.

Comment: Re:Yet it works for me - and you if you try (Score 1) 154

by dbIII (#48674361) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

But I can guarantee you that there was no way to get into offline mode at that time

Since you called me a liar with your "Apparently you're supposed to know ahead of time when your Internet connection will die for a week" what sort of value do you think I'm going to place on that guarantee? You appear to be scum that take politeness as weakness. I should have just called you out as a liar to start with instead of politely giving a real example to counter your deliberate misinformation.

Comment: Yet it works for me - and you if you try (Score 1) 154

by dbIII (#48674277) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

You most certainly cannot start Steam in this state

Bullshit. You can start the games without any network connectevity at all which IMHO is what they should all fall back too apart from the obvious multiplayer ones where the actual program needs a network to function.

So now I'm getting curious - I know that you are wrong and I'm betting that you know as well, so what is the motivation for you pushing the bullshit? Is this some fanboy thing where you have decided you have to claim that team B suffers from the same problems as team A that you are cheering for?

Apparently you're supposed to know ahead of time when your Internet connection will die for a week.

In my recent experience, nothing like that at all. All it takes is for you to pull your network cable out for a couple of minutes to demonstrate - but of course you are not going to do that becuase it ruins your story.

I really don't care about steam one way or the other but lying pricks deliberately misleading the kiddies here just for the purpose of cheerleading really gets my goat. You really should be ashamed of yourself _xeno_ since this is no innocent mistake, it's deliberate deception.

Comment: Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (Score 1) 154

by dbIII (#48674149) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

To get Steam into Offline mode, you must first connect to Steam.

Very wrong.
I was changing between net connections a few months ago - three weeks with no internet, and due to hot weather I had my computer turned off when I wasn't actually sitting in front of it, so no persistent data from a login. Maybe a minute or two after startup in MS Windows a message about Steam being unable to connect would come up. I played Skyrim ten to twelve times offline during that time.
I had connection problems last week, once again no internet but I could play Skyrim.

So are you sure Steam was down and it wasn't just an authentication problem? I suggest as a learning exercise that you unplug your network connection and have another try. You'll see then what we are talking about here.

Comment: Re:Bunch of knobs (Score 3, Insightful) 154

by dbIII (#48674115) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack
I'll compare that to Sykrim on Steam. No internet connection means just not being able to sync character data with their server and not being able to get updates. So long as it's on the same computer you played it on last time a lack of connectivity is completely ignorable.
I think that's a far better approach than needing to log onto the server before you can play.

Comment: Utter strawman shit (Score 1) 216

by dbIII (#48673843) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford

parroting feminist talking points

Where did I do that? Oh it's the strawman in your head.

If you weren't so busy seeing muh soggy knees and rapists everywhere

No mention of rapists and whatever "muh soggy knees" is supposed to mean, so once again strawman in your head.

It appears I don't have very much to do with this discussion so why don't you carry it on with yourself offline instead of the stupid fucking cowardly and childish strawman shit in my name?

Also WTF was "Why don't you take it back to jezebel" supposed to mean and WTF did it have to do with either my post or the one above - was it a reply to the strawman in your head again?

you tantrum throwing little poster child

Not the strawman this time, sounds just like you and your rant doesn't it?

It's a pretty sad case when saying something positive about Marie Curie is considered rabid feminism. Would that make me gay if I mentioned Charles Darwin?

Comment: Re:What gender gap? (Score 1) 216

by dbIII (#48673819) Attached to: Tech's Gender Gap Started At Stanford
Did you get rejected by some girl and now you are foaming at the mouth and seeing feminists everywhere? All I did is wrote about dysfunctional workplaces full of nothing but chestbeating whiney little boys under thirty in response to some really stupid stuff above and you come swinging in to unleash the torrents of childish shit. "Feminist shaming language"? Nowhere near it unless you have the delusion of seeing it everywhere you look. What really appears to have happened is you are took my words personally for some reason and consider yourself a "whiney little boy" like the idiot crossmr above with his "special snowflake" comment. I was not addressing you and do not appreciate your childish action of of kneejerk insult that makes no sense in the context. I suggest applying some effort to growing up instead of insulting anyone that suggests a varied workplace.

Comment: Re:I was suspicious from the moment they denied it (Score 1) 273

by dbIII (#48672125) Attached to: Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?
They may be grade A assholes but they are ones with an abacus. I doubt they had the patience to do such a thing let alone the expertise or the will. The story as told is a convenient way for both the criminals and Sony to deflect blame and a handy situation for the FBI to point to and scream "Cyberterrorism - give us more money to fight it!"
Everybody wins apart from N.K. and whoever in S.K. lives where some shells might land if N.K. wants to use artillery again to express their displeasure.

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