Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:having more money (Score 1) 126

Having more money makes you happier!? NO SHIT!?

Possibly they may have less money because they bought a more expensive phone ;D

I would definitely be happier with a more powerful gaming PC though. I haven't considered that but I guess I should :D

I would also be it with a great beautiful house and a garden.

Any volunteers? Don't I deserve to be happy damnit?! YOU INSENSITIVE CLODS!

Comment Re:Clever design (Score 1) 259

I too thought the controller part looked like something which could possibly wear out or get full of dirt but I don't know of any Nintendo product which has really easily break down (ok, connector on the NES possibly require a replacement) so I wouldn't be too concerned considering they have most likely thought about that.

Comment Re:first post! (Score 1) 37

I've been waiting at least that long for Natalie Portman, hold the hot grits.

I guess this isn't the time to say "fuck her" but I would had taken and waited for Alizee instead. However I had missed she had become single and I thought she had more children (but that was Jolie) and now she's found someone new again.

It's such BS. Alizee, you know I deserved you when you were young and hot, it should had been us, but chances by now I can't do better so you may still have a chance! ;D

Comment Re: Good to see some patriotism. (Score 1) 474

He should have run. His campaign motto could have been "I told you so". But we got Trump instead.

Trump is nice for any cultural-conservative European.

He doesn't look good and may not be the smartest of all people but at-least he has the right values going for him.

If I were a US voter the guy who would always have my trust to make America great again would had been Arnold Schwarzenegger though... But he can't become a president in the US =P (Sure he's immigrant but whatever, would you mess with the fucking terminator, Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia, the one who can set that fat comedy guy (like, Italian?), what is he called? - Danny DeVito, in his right place, successful with the ladies, relaxed with drug usage..)

Comment Re: Rediculous (Score 1) 209

Yea, really the people responsible are the institutions running trading bots that panicked.

It's even more fun or tragic when someone finds a bot which try to do this automatically and be oh so clever about it and then trick the bot to act in a way which result in a loss and then are sentenced because someone was stupid enough to put up that bot which oh the horrors didn't acted optimally / profit-generating in all circumstances!

Comment Re:Indie developer here (Score 1) 99

I bought Future80s2 bundle on Groupees:

One could pre-order before the bundle was announced for $2 and there was some pictures posted with some other of their albums which I googled for and at-least some was around on YouTube so I listened to them and it sounded cool so I bought it (even though the music was on YouTube, but whatever, price was fair and it made me smile / got me something new to listen too.)

However I hadn't bought the old bundle because I don't check Groupees well enough but Future80s hooked me up with the old content too - everyone was a winner :)

If the stuff is DRM-free I feel safer and while I for instance have had Shadow warrior both DRM-free and Steam key I've added the Steam key to my account even though it could had been sold of and I could had played the DRM-free copy instead but ... Yeah. I paid for the game and that's kinda the reason to pay so .. Whatever (If I sold it off sure my DRM-free copy wouldn't had been "illegal" so I guess that would had been one minor difference but ...)

Humble Bundle ran a MAD bundle which used some Magztercrap which people complained about because they didn't got PDF files. I checked whatever it could be pirated and at-least much of it seemed to be so that meant that pirates got PDF and/or CBZ files whereas buyers got ... I don't know what they got.
Anyway I bought the bundle at $1 at first to see how it was and tried to add the code on their site but it didn't even let me to so .. Yeah. No MAD magazines for me and no further $14 for them but I kinda had already decided that.
If they had offered me PDF and CBZ like more or less every other comic book bundle on HB does I might had bought it since I buy close to all of them but .. Yeah.. I don't want to use a website to watch them or whatever.

Comment Re:It never has been effective (Score 1) 99

The way things are going people consider a DRM-free copy less "worth" though so it still beats it.

If Shadow warrior is DRM-free (maybe not on a disc but online) then people will think that why should they "buy" your copy which is just a copy they could make themselves / fetch anyway? If they are going to pay for it at all to get a "legit" copy they want that money to reach the developers. If all they get is a copy with no money (at that transaction at-least) going to the developers they could just as-well pirate it. So it leave them with piracy or getting a legit copy and no real usage for second hand copies.

Comment Re:Slashdotters are 2%ers, don't pay. DRM don't wo (Score 1) 99

"You had $5,000 to spend on a home computer, yet you pirated/stole the software."

Yes.. because they *had* 5000$. They *have* no more money. It's really not that difficult to understand.

My current PC was close to free (Phenom X4 9850, HD 6950, mobo, RAM, monitor = free.)

I am getting close and closer to $5000 spent on bundles though .. And I don't even use the content :/

Comment I wonder if they have considered pay what you want (Score 1) 99

I buy lots of game bundles and a few games on sale once I think the price is good enough.

SW2 MSRP I think is â40 and maybe it's worth that but I know it will be much cheaper, normally 6-12 months later you can likely get a 75% discount and eventually this too will likely be bundled. As such I won't be buying it now but I assume I will buy it when the price is right. However if it was "pay what you want" possibly with some lower price like say $5 then I could maybe had gotten it right now.

They would lose a lot of high value sales so maybe it's not worth it but if it was available for such a low price maybe some pirates would had bought it too, then again they sadly likely wouldn't had anyway even less so if it's DRM-free because they would see it as a weakness and just compare their "free" was $5 and "OMG it's DRM-free I can just copy it anyway!"

Socialist entitlement ruining everything.

Comment Re:So it's like... (Score 1) 154

there were no occupying governments

But now there is through the EU.

Also I wouldn't view our Swedish government as by or for the people.

For the Russians, of course, losing traditional satellites/occupied regions like Poland, the Baltic states, and the other Central European Slavic states was a symbol of its decline. That these states, so long under the Russian thumb, then joined NATO, was seen as a slap in the face. Putin is trying to recover something of Russia's old power, but he runs a nation that, while improving in some respects, really is a midget compared to Europe and the US.

The Russian identity is pretty intact though, that and the culture is in a much better position than in most of the rest of the west. Which was my point.

My point was never about what Russia try to portray themselves about or how mighty they are.
My point was all about how the west consider themselves as superior in democracy and freedom even though in the case of the US it's all foreign politics and dictators and non-elected leaders are just fine / possibly better as-long as they act in the interest of the US and here in Europe and Sweden especially democracy isn't a thing since social and main-stream media don't allow all opinions to be heard, the public sector and financial power is everywhere and so strong (majority of the public service employees and teaches in Sweden are sympathizers of the environmentalist party / left), information is being hidden (criminality statistics and data about the suspects of criminal activity, social economic costs and so on), lies are told and voice of the public is seen to be inferior and bad and that the "responsible" politicians and media know better and have to "take responsibility" (act authoritarian) because the public is wrong.
Germany may be even more fucked up than Sweden. They have always suffered under the "oh you were Nazis so you have to suffer under this and for that!" - I have no fucking clue what wrong Sweden have done but I guess it's just basic "white guilt"-shaming from the Marxists and parasites of color.

The combined economic and military might of NATO dwarfs Russia. The US alone is able to project force to just about everywhere from the Arctic to the Antarctic circles, and while Russia still has a lot of military capability, it remains as it always was, a fundamentally land-based power, able to harass and dominate some of its Eurasian neighbors, but ultimately geopolitically weaker than its competitors.

I'd rather say it's basically that of the US.
USA is what make up NATO. That comes with consequences though since USA is the people who pay for everything and who have the power the politics of the US also matter.
Sweden + Norway + Denmark + Finland + Iceland + Estonia (+ Lithuania + Latvia + Scotland + Poland + Hungary + Ukraine) could have had a reasonable population count and economy and through that military might to possibly hold up on their own and could had acted as a buffer zone in both direction and pose no threat to either side while still not be ruled by the US or EU.

Reality of course is that Russia harass and interfere less than USA do. And yeah, they have less capability so maybe that's part of the reason why, it's still how it is. Where Russia try to harass seem to be mostly into propaganda and sharing the Russian "view" of things. Then again it's not like the world doesn't listen to the American view either.

Comment Re:Syrian drones (Score 1) 154

A nuke here or there on Raqqa, Aleppo, Homs, Hama, would fix things for good

I'm not 100% convinced they are themselves responsible for their behavior and that US foreign and security politics and former British and French one haven't had its share in what have become of the area. But even if it was and even if it all was nuked what about western and northern Europe? Kick them out first or nuke us too?

Slashdot Top Deals

God made machine language; all the rest is the work of man.