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Comment I like it (Score 2) 385

Looking forward to getting this update, my beta 7 doesn't see the update available yet.

Only problem I've been having is that it crashes my graphics drivers periodically (Nvidia 189.5 I think). But performance is great and once I got my normal status bar back, I really like Firefox 4. Big fan of Sync too and looking forward to having Firefox 4 available in the Ubuntu repositories.

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Submission + - Humble Bundle 2 is live (arstechnica.com)

Dayofswords writes: The first Humble Bundle was a monster success, with over 100,000 people donating over $1 million in total to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child's Play, and of course the developers behind the games themselves. The second bundle is now live, containing five great games: Braid, Cortex Command, Machinarium, Osmos, and Revenge of the Titans. You pay what you want, decide where your money goes, each game is DRM-free, and the games work on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Comment Re:Anonymous releases are possible (Score 2) 333

The original idea of Wikileaks was for whistleblowers to submit their scoops to them. Without the brand, there are no leaks, as whistleblowers don't know how to contact in the first place. Sure, the leak might get out, but Wikileaks provided a well known, secure platform.

These cables also came from somewhere and someone, and they approached Wikileaks with their information. Without Wikileaks, this wouldn't have happened.

I would agree that Wikileaks and Assange inject their bias a little heavier than what I feel appropriate as the leaks really do speak for themselves. They didn't need to call the video Collateral Murder, etc.

Assange has done more good than bad when handling this, and there are really two stories going on. The first being Assange and Wikileaks, the second the actual leaked information. Yes, they're tied together closely but the cables themselves can be read and examined without Wikileaks in mind.

Comment writing (Score 1) 341

I play through games to write about them now. No, I don't get paid to play games, I just do it for fun. I look forward to expressing my thoughts about a game, even if no one reads them.

My biggest problem the last few years is trying to take on too much. Now I limit myself to one game per system at a time, and if possible, one portable game and one console game at a time. It helps me stay focused and actually finish games.

My second biggest problem is knowing when to say I'm done. Too often I'll continue playing a crappy game just so I can beat it and write about how terrible it was. I've started to get out of that habit more, but I put way too much time into Persona 3 before I finally called it quits. And I still chose to tear it apart in writing. Satisfaction.

Comment USB sucks, rectangles suck (Score 1) 474

USB is obnoxious. It's like US power plugs. "oh, I'm going to plug this in, crap doesn't fit, gotta turn it around." How hard would it have been to make USB not rectangular so I don't have a 50/50 chance (and what really seems like a 10% chance) of getting it plugged in right the first time?

Comment Re:Lawsuit city! (Score 4, Interesting) 234

When I was in Japan a few times earlier this decade I drank a ton of Coke. I don't know what it was about it but it was super delicious. I'm guessing it was real sugar instead of HFCS. So yeah, I hope they recommend Coke!

The catch in Japan is that it's not socially polite to walk around with drinks, you're encouraged to hang out at the vending machine and finish it off right there. Of course, taboos be damned, we had cheap electronics stores to explore.

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