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Comment Re:Macbook Pro Retina $1699, not $3k (Score 4, Interesting) 234

Oh, right, Apple released a 13" model. I forgot about that. Too bad to spec that 13" model up so that it's comparable to a $1000 Windows Ultrabook, you'll be paying $2500.

Bullshit. The 13.3" Asus ZenBook UX31A-DH51 is $1050 on Newegg and has half the RAM, a slower i5 processor as the 13" MacBook Pro.

Comment Re:No one cares (Score 1) 234

Asus has recently released some nice products with high DPI displays. The ASUS Zenbook Prime is 1920 x 1080 with a 13.3" screen, which is close, if not better, than the Mac books.

That's only 165 PPI. The 13" Pro is 227 PPI and the 15" is 220 PPI. Unless you use a different version of math than the rest of the world, 165 PPI is not better than either of the other numbers.

Comment Re:That's OK - there's Gmail (Score 1) 204

Google: Go fuck yourself. You want to drag this out to a lawsuit? We'll see who has deeper pockets and greater political clout. USER FREEDOM, ARRR!

I'm pretty sure Disney, Sony, Viacom, News Corp, Comcast and Time Warner (the parent companies of the MPAA studios) combined beat Google in each of those categories by quite a lot.

Comment Re:FAKE! (Score 1) 293

Not so sure about that:

NASA still images; audio files; video; and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format, generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video, audio, and data files used for the rendition of 3-dimensional models for educational or informational purposes, including photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, computer graphical simulations and Internet Web pages. This general permission extends to personal Web pages.

This general permission does not extend to use of the NASA insignia logo (the blue "meatball" insignia), the retired NASA logotype (the red "worm" logo) and the NASA seal. These images may not be used by persons who are not NASA employees or on products (including Web pages) that are not NASA-sponsored.

From here.

Comment Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (Score 0, Redundant) 553

Each of us helped make the Humble Bundle brand what it was. It wasn't just me, but I helped. And so did they. Many of us our upset.

All of you seem to be part of an extremely small minority since this outsold 14 of 19 of the past bundles in less than 8 hours. At it's current pace it'll be the second highest bundle by tomorrow.

Comment Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (Score 2) 553

No, you made some posts that a couple of dozen people probably ever saw. On the other hand, you are acting as if you were the major driving force of popularizing the bundle when probably a 1000th of one percent or less of all donators ever heard of you.

They helped build that brand with my help. I provided them tons of free advertising and word of mouth because of the principles I thought they upheld. They're making a mockery of my effort.

Get over yourself. You're a nobody that had negligible effect on their success.

Comment Re:I'm one of the people who's pretty angry... (Score 2) 553

But...but...he's THE Eric Hopper. How dare you not see how important he is. He practically single-handedly made the Humble Bundle what it is today. Not the founders, or the companies involved, or the people hired to port games, or the 100s of thousands of other donators. Nope, the Humble Bundle is what it is only because of Eric Hopper.

Comment Re:A Good Thing!!!! (Score 0) 553

I am happy with them offering both and if we can encourage more, it will help generate some solid numbers that can help break the illusion of whether or not DRM is providing the businesses an advantage when they see DRM free indie games generating respectable or hopefully more income than DRM'd games.

Generating more? Hah! In only 9 hours it's bested 14 of the last 19 bundles and it still has the better part of 13 days left.

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