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IDEs With VIM Text Editing Capability? 193

An anonymous reader writes "I am currently looking to move from text editing with vim to a full fledged IDE with gdb integration, integrated command line, etc. Extending VIM with these capabilities is a mortal sin, so I am looking for a linux based GUI IDE. I do not want to give up the efficient text editing capabilities of VIM though. How do I have my cake and eat it too?"

Comment Re:Do not want. (Score 1) 155

I object to this for a different reason: I consider the concept of an organization with world jurisdiction intrinsically dangerous and unacceptable. It's like a monopoly: if you don't like their rules, where else are you going to go?

What do you sugest then? And no, i'm not trying to flame. and no, I am also not talking about piracy?

Cyber crime in my book.
- Web sites are taken off line due to denial of service attacks.
- identifies are stolen and sold. Costing people their credit and sometimes their homes, their lives

Something has to be done, and at least this(as bad as it is) is a united(least it sounds like it) front. All countries need to be part of the solution for us to win this, which no matter how you look at it. Will be a solution like is described here.

Again, not trying to flame. Just trying to point out the stakes involved require a solution like this.

The Almighty Buck

EA Flip-Flops On Battlefield: Heroes Pricing, Fans Angry 221

An anonymous reader writes "Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica is reporting that EA/DICE has substantially changed the game model of Battlefield: Heroes, increasing the cost of weapons in Valor Points (the in-game currency that you earn by playing) to levels that even hardcore players cannot afford, and making them available in BattleFunds (the in-game currency that you buy with real money). Other consumables in the game, such as bandages to heal the players, suffered the same fate, turning the game into a subscription or pay-to-play model if players want to remain competitive. This goes against the creators' earlier stated objectives of not providing combat advantage to paying customers. Ben Cousins, from EA/DICE, argued, 'We also frankly wanted to make buying Battlefunds more appealing. We have wages to pay here in the Heroes team and in order to keep a team large enough to make new free content like maps and other game features we need to increase the amount of BF that people buy. Battlefield Heroes is a business at the end of the day and for a company like EA who recently laid off 16% of their workforce, we need to keep an eye on the accounts and make sure we are doing our bit for the company.' The official forums discussion thread is full of angry responses from upset users, who feel this change is a betrayal of the original stated objectives of the game."

Comment Re:Worrying, but not terrible (Score 1) 305

The problem, as I see it, is that this 'Cloud', although free, is the public face of cloud computing for many, and thus the one that many people will base their opinions on. Who would put their neck on the line suggesting 'Clouds' to their boss, co-workers, etc. as good, when apparently items can vanish at will, whether it be by man or machine? Even though the paid version would likely have better support, possibly less 'censorship', few people will be likely to make that distinction.

First Person Shooters (Games)

Infinity Ward Fights Against Modern Warfare 2 Cheaters 203

Faithbleed writes "IW's Robert Bowling reports on his twitter account that Infinity Ward is giving 2,500 Modern Warfare 2 cheaters the boot. The news comes as the war between IW and MW2's fans rages over the decision to go with IWnet hosting instead of dedicated servers. Unhappy players were quick to come up with hacks that would allow their own servers and various other changes." Despite the dedicated-server complaints, Modern Warfare 2 has sold ridiculously well.

Comment Re:Alternative materials? (Score 1) 581

The 'waste becomes weapon' argument is a poor excuse, in my opinion. I agree that nuclear waste can be used in weapons, but compare the likelihood of that to someone leveling a populated building with more available/conventional explosives. Even though the scale of destruction is smaller, the damage is still done. Multiply the actual number of occurences by damage caused to people, property, image,(your choice(s)) for each scenario, and let me know how that comes out.

Comment Re:Exercise (Score 1) 6

My weight problem is that I have a fast metabolism and burn calories seemingly as quickly as I can ingest them. I was way too thin most of my life, which drove my ex-wife with her slow metabolism crazy.

The only time I ever gained weight was after she left and I went on Paxil, which I assume slowed my metabolism, because I gained 40 pounds. Unfortunately after I stopped taking them I started losing weight; I'd maintain my weight until I got sick with the flu or something, then lose some.

The wiki aricle is puzzling; "Ectomorphic usually referred to as slim" would apply to me, except for the "receding chin" which has no explanation in the text that follows. My chin is a bit on the large side. What would that have to do with body weight? I've seen fat people with receding chins, I wish someone would edit the article for either clarification or accuracy.

Comment Was it ever any better? (Score 2, Interesting) 383

I often wonder if the news was ever any better. I read recently in, I think, Time magazine an article about newspapers from the 1920s. They would also back candidates and bad mouth the opponents, take political sides when reporting stories (and which stories to report), etc. Nothing has changed there. I don't imagine papers weren't "making news" back in the day either -- it's hardly a novel idea. They need to sell papers and, just like Slashdot, there are slow news days. So you go and interview a politician or police captain or waitress and you hope that something more interesting comes out of it. If not, you have a nice "people" piece. But there wasn't any news until you started asking.

With the Internet news, it's likely not any different, it's just faster. 24 hour news can't possibly generate enough facts to keep people going, so even the "famous" journalists like Anderson Cooper are left with filling in the gap with their faces and open mouths. "Gosh, I remember when I was sick with the flu. I coughed and coughed. Really hurt. Really hurt my ribs when I coughed like that. With the flu. So...uh...so you don't want it. The flu. Or to cough."

I read Time magazine (paper edition) because they usually have one or two long, decently-researched articles (thrown in between what are essentially headlines for the rest of the "news" and some opinion pieces). Anything online is essentially under-researched nonsense -- I'd rather see constant updates, then, after a week, see a full write-up on the situation with sources, quotes, facts, etc. Let me know what's going on, as you hear it, but give me the NEWS at some point instead of just a bunch of repeated text.

Comment Re:What Apple does right (Score 1) 505

> Multi-button USB mice work perfectly fine with Macs. To right click with touch pad, put
> two fingers down on surface instead of one. There still is the control click, as you said.

Yeah... someone ELSE'S. While this is ultimately useful, it kind of defeats the entire "buy it all here" sort of paradigm that Apple is going for.

Apple's keyboards and mice are atrocious and are only getting worse over time. I really can't see them winning anyone over with the demo units they have out in the stores.

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