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Comment I don't hate Microsoft just for the sake of hating (Score 0, Troll) 634

I don't hate Microsoft just for the sake of hating them. I hate them because they are shitfuckers. :)

You know how Windows file copy will choke on one file out of a bunch, shit all over itself, and abort halfway through, and you have to go download a file-copying utility because their operating system apparently can't copy files? It's because they are ass-cock fuckshits.

You know how stuff on XBOX costs more or less, rather than the exact amount of points you can buy, so that every time you get something you end up giving Microsoft an interest-free loan? That's because they are Dickbreath McCockSlurpers.

You know how they bought Bungee, a...well, THE Mac game developer, and then Halo never came out for Mac? Well, Microsoft has an excuse for that one, it's because they are fuckers who can't do anything right except act like assholes.

You know how they have the inverse Midas touch, where anything gold they touch turns into shit? It's because they're a little distracted, what with all the time they spend giving hand-jobs in dirty restrooms for crack.

So, remember, don't hate Microsoft just for the sake of hating them. Hate them for the right reasons, like the fact that they could fuck up a wet dream.

Comment Re:I wouldn't have considered piracy (Score 1) 737

] If you like a game, buy it, and we will promise to constantly work to make the player experience better at every corner we can.

Oh, goodie. Okay, I'll bite, Blizzard. I just pre-ordered StarCraft 2. Now, as a paying customer, you should know that the one thing you can do that will make my player experience better is to add LAN support. :) Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing LAN support in the game at release. ^.^

Comment Re:Interesting but inherently flawed! (Score 2, Insightful) 472

The problem with pretend gold or pieces of paper that say you have some gold, somewhere, but no you can't have it, is that you don't actually have the gold.

Gold isn't as special as people think it is, but it is more special than might be apparent just from intellectual consideration. In other words, a smart person will realize gold is only really useful in industrial uses and electronic components due to it's properties. A smarter person will realize that, even if civilization collapses, certain people will still trade food, water, and sex for shiny objects.

Same thing with diamonds, they're nearly worthless rocks, useful to industry and science. But, oh wow, they're sooo shiny... :P :D And you know what they say. "Diamonds. She'll pretty much have to."

Comment Re:Ultima 7, Lucas Arts, Baldur's Gate (Score 1) 261

Cheat menu: ultima7.exe abcd(alt-255)

Or, in Exult, just enable cheats in the menu. :)

And the building in question is the Blacksmith's building in Trinsic. The teleporter is behind the chimney, and can easily be accessed without cheating.

Ultima 7 Part 2, Serpent Isle, had a few secret areas too, accessed by a teleporter on a tree stump that could be reached with a crate, then walking along an invisible path through the otherwise impassible water. SI's cheat code was "serpent.exe manimal". (Or, again, via the menu in Exult)

Comment Re:Hardly self-destruct (Score 1) 418

I work with Joe Sixpacks all day. Maybe I can clear up some misconceptions.

wv] Joe Sixpack should not need to know how the internals of his computer work, just the basics.

I'm about to break your heart...

wv] I do expect Joe Sixpack to know about Windows and preferably the existence of alternatives

What alternatives? Joe only knows Windows. He might have HEARD of Macs, but he has never before seen these mythical machines.

wv] about a hard disk and what it does and how big he should want it

Joe has no idea what a hard drive is, let alone how big he should want it.

wv] what a processor speed roughly means

Such topics are beyond the ken of Joe.

wv] and whether he would need 1GB or 2GB or 4GB of memory for his needs.

Joe doesn't know the difference between hard drives and memory, never mind how much memory he might want to have

More importantly, for all these gaps in his knowledge, Joe doesn't care. He doesn't WANT to learn. He may pretend to listen if you try and explain, but if you quiz him on it you will find he hasn't really been paying attention, no matter how simply or how many times you explain it.

You know what Joe does know? He knows the Power button, and he knows what to double click for teh pron. That's all Joe knows, and that's all Joe wants to know.

Comment StarQuest Online (Score 1) 194

Check out StarQuest Online. The graphics aren't great and the UI is a "son of a bitch" until you get the hang of it. The game is pretty fun though and has a lot of potential. It also has the benefit of being *released* whereas most of the sci-fi MMOs that people are excited about are still in development. http://www.castlethornsoftware.com/indexsqo.html

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Today, Bill Gates apologized to everyone in the world for the "horrible, terrible piece of shit" that is Windows. He is also offering compensation to users for "that fucking time vampire" in the form of coupons good for one free visit to The Fellatio Barn for every time a user has had to reinstall Windows or experienced any kind of problem, and is offering one million dollars to each tech worker, even if they don't work directly with Windows or any other Microsoft product, due to what Mr. Gat

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