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Comment Re:Always on = !on (Score 2, Interesting) 592 592

I would imagine this is part of a service where you download your games instead of purchasing discs, so it would want to check in to make sure you haven't tampered with the software.
It would be unrealistic and unnecessary to have a constant internet connection the entire time you are using the device.
Connecting back every day or week is not going to break the lolz

Also who are these people without reliable internet? I used to live in AUSTRALIA, the asshole of the world and even there we had 100mbit cable

Comment Shelf Life (Score 1) 292 292

Why do particle accelerators seem to have such a short shelf life?
Is this it for the LHC? Im surprised that they are already looking for something larger, to study something that the LHC was aiming at doing.
I am not a scientist, but I do find this stuff incredibly cool.

Comment Poll of more pressing matters in the world (Score 1) 712 712

Perhaps we could roll this into a slashdot poll of 'things more interesting than this question'

1. The foam that appears when adding water to sugar and yeast.

2. The tickling on your tongue when you touch a 9volt battery. (dont do this take my word for it)

3. The word Gable.

Seriously, news for nerds?

You are in a maze of little twisting passages, all different.