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Comment Re:Yay for Google (Score 1) 385

No, Google asked the NSA to better secure Gmail because Chinese hackers compromised Gmail. They didn't hand over email to anyone.

Compare that to Microsoft and Yahoo just handing data over.

You're paranoid that Google could hand over data, and you miss the fact that every other competitor already has handed data over.

Did Google tell George W. Bush to screw himself when he asked for search data? Oh, yeah, they did. They are required to abide by laws (like the Patriot Act) but when they had multiple court orders from Brazil, they fought as long as they could so they wouldn't have to hand over information. Just like they fought against China to protect their users.

Microsoft, AOL and Yahoo just handed over your data.

Which company should you trust to do searches on?

Go ahead and trust the others. It demonstrates an amazing command of logic on your part.

Comment Re:Even so... (Score 1) 269

The rest were pictures where you couldn't really expect such a thing to work, although on the sign removal image, I'm sure resynthesizer could have done better with a little tweaking.

The problem is that resynthesizer is so bloody computationally expensive, that for large images I don't have patience for much tweaking.

I don't know how much Photoshop's CAF can be tweaked.

The coolest feature of resynthesize, IMO, is the texture replacement option. It doesn't always work, but when it works, wow. Embedding your face in the moss on a stone or the Virgin Mary in your tortilla is photo hackery out of reach for me without this plugin :-)

Comment Re:FPS players (Score 2, Interesting) 97

I think a lot of FPS players are going to be tricked into buying this ("Wow! Look at those graphics/setting/review score/whatever"), and be very distraught once they learn that it is not an FPS. Sure, there will be those who will like the fact that your shooting skills/power are based upon your stats, but I can see those who are used to guns doing a set amount of damage with a set amount of accuracy being very turned off by this game.

You know, I've heard crap like this before and I'm tired of it. FPS players play games from other genres too. We're not all obnoxious 13 year olds who think Counterstrike is the end all, be all. Most of us have longer attention spans than you give us credit for. We can read where it says 'RPG' on the fucking game box and comprehend that it isn't going to be like CS or Quake. Stop looking down at FPS players like we're retards just because we like twitch games. Very few FPS players are going to be "tricked" into buying Fallout 3.

Personally, I think the game looks great and I hope that it plays great. The post-apocalyptic wasteland looks awesome and I think they captured most of the "feel" of Fallout. I loved Fallout 1 & 2, and while I know this game won't be like those, I'm optimistic that this game could be just as excellent. I see a lot of complaints about the new AP system and the character modeling/animations, but we won't know how much those affect the fun and immersion without actually playing the game. After reading a few message boards, I feel like I'm one of the few Fallout fans that are willing to give Bethesda a chance.

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