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Comment Dorky (Score 1) 249

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

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

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.

"More software projects have gone awry for lack of calendar time than for all other causes combined." -- Fred Brooks, Jr., _The Mythical Man Month_

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