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Comment: Dorky (Score 1) 249

by trold (#39578249) Attached to: Google Glasses Announced

It is still considered extremely dorky to wear a phone headset outside of a car. We would have to come up with a whole new range of adjectives to describe the level of dorkiness associated with wearing one of these. I doubt it will catch on before it becomes less visible than an earpiece...

Comment: Re:But why? (Score 1) 497

by trold (#30920126) Attached to: Future Ubisoft Games To Require Constant Internet Access

I guess someone thought it would be an effective way to prevent piracy

Once you've started a legitimate copy of a game, what process do they figure will turn the copy into an illegitimate one during gameplay?

I am guessing someone starting the game with the same credentials. Steam allows you to install your games on several computers, but only play on one at a time. This is done by only allowing one Steam client to connect with a given username. This can be circumvented by starting a game, and then disconnecting from the internet. The Ubisoft fix is to require continuous connectivity, which then ruins the game for those of us with an unstable internet conne...

Comment: Re:Were nerds here... use the f'ing metric system (Score 5, Funny) 472

by trold (#27256053) Attached to: The 100 Degree Data Center

What kind of backup do you need?
  0 K = DAMN COLD!
10 K = DAMN COLD!
20 K = DAMN COLD!
30 K = DAMN COLD!
40 K = DAMN COLD!
50 K = DAMN COLD! ...
200K = Pee freezes before hitting the ground
400K = Pee evaporates before hitting the ground

"Twice as hot" only makes sense in a scientific context. It is akin to saying that one computer is twice as blue as another.

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