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Comment Re:Hardware, file formats, and Internet security (Score 4, Informative) 415

Try opening a modern PSD in the old Photoshop for Windows 3.1 and see what error message doesn't pop up.

Have you actually tried doing that before you said this? Because of all formats, the Photoshop file format is incredibly backward compatible. I know at the very least you can open CS6 documents saved in compatibility mode (which is the default mode) in Photoshop 5.0 which was released in 1998.

Comment Re:BS (Score 1) 415

You don't know the first thing about what you speak. The versions of Photoshop from the 3.1 era are lightyears ahead of the most modern version of MS Paint. That you have it so backwards and yet talk about the value of time is humorous to say the least.

Even Paint Shop Pro, which was Photoshop's much cheaper cousin in the Win 3.1 days is far superior to the most modern version of MS Paint, may it rest in peace.

Comment Re:Oops (Score 3, Insightful) 330

The problems with these movies is seemingly 90% of the public believes every detail about them as long as they don't contain vampires or other supernatural forces. We'll be hearing all sorts of moments in this movie pushed on others as if it's fact, and it's damn frustrating when you're trying to have a conversation with someone who can't see passed the fantasy of these stories because it's "based on a true story".

Comment Re:Can you blame them? (Score 3, Interesting) 220

Except for the issue that no game company would do something so controversial, and even if one had the balls, no publisher would touch it with a hundred foot pole. We can't even let kids die in video games. You really think a game about being a terrorist would actually get publishing deals?

Shit would be all over the news how we're training kids to be terrorists and there would be all sorts of lobbying for it to get banned.

It would be a goddamn nightmare.

Comment This is nothing like Swartz case. (Score 5, Insightful) 400

This guy is nothing but an attention whoring internet troll. He did what he did for nothing more than to try to publicly shame AT&T in the most irresponsible way possible, and generally goes out of his way to cause trouble all over the internet. He had no sense of care for the data he was putting under the public spotlight instead of sensibly disclosing the vulnerability to AT&T. For him to suggest he did because of AT&T's "egregiously negligence" yet chose himself to make the most egregiously negligent response is hypocritical to say the least.

I have no sympathy for this Weev guy. Do not liken his situation to Aaron Swartz. That would be doing a massive disservice to his memory. Tools like this should get what is coming to them.

Comment Re:Windows is the old platform (Score 2) 474

When Windows was a dominant platform? You're joking, right? You aren't actually trying to suggest that mobile exclusives are a problem for Windows?

To be frank, not many PC users appreciate mobile ports when they happen anyway, given that they generally cost $1 on the mobile device, and $6-15 on PC as a straight port. Most people just don't see the value, and for good reason... Save for very few games, very few successfully make the transition to PC and do well.

The loads and loads of identical casual games might be good time wasters on phones, but that sort of casual gameplay doesn't often translate well to a PC release. The market just isn't all that interested in them. Trying to use android games to suggest that Linux is really picking up is downright silly and disingenuous to what everyone else means when we talk about gaming on Linux.

Don't expect steam for Linux to turn Linux into a gaming powerhouse. It has been around for Macs for a while now and the list of games available is extremely paltry in comparison to the Windows counterpart. Gaming on Windows isn't going anywhere, and it's certainly not going to be replaced by Linux anytime soon regardless of what you've read into the situation Valve is in.

Comment Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 175

I think the problem with most alternatives is PayPal covers the most ground. I've been looking for alternatives to PayPal for a while now and none of them have covered the kind of ground PayPal does. Even Google's offering, which you would honestly kind of expect to be pretty widely available is only usable in a few countries.

I await the day PayPal is lost to the annals of obscurity.

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