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Comment Waiting on reviews (Score 1) 52

Since I don't have a 4K HDR television (planned for next summer though), I'm not likely to pick up a Pro immediately. However, reviews can sway me, based on a very simple criterium: does it significantly improve PSVR. I've been extremely happy with my headset so far, but I do notice that some games look better in it than others, especially when it comes to anti-aliasing. I'm not expecting the Pro to improve upon the best experiences, but if it raises the median and average quality towards the best ones, it's day one after all.

Comment Re:Holy flamebait batman! (Score 1) 880

The bigger problem with this article though is that it really doesn't belong here. This is not a technology issue, or even a science issue. This is an economics issue, and a monetary issue.

It fits "news for nerds, stuff that matters". Slashdot isn't strictly about technology.

Comment Re:Viral (Score 1) 134

Developer previously stated numerous times that it would take "hundreds of hours" to reach the "center of the galaxy (he misspoke and said Universe earlier...)".

Murray said that for typical players. This guy is by definition not the typical player and quite likely rushed towards the centre to reach the bragging rights of that particular goal, after all finding a planet isn't exactly a unique feat. Thereby skipping most of the discoveries, lore or sheer "it's just an interactive screensaver but damn it's pretty so I don't care" moments.

Mind you, people watch train footage. I've built the same repetitive, mundane, boring mob farms and whatnots as everyone else in Minecraft and I enjoyed every single block of it. So I'm pretty sure I will love No Man's Sky.

Comment Not anymore (Score 1) 301

I ditched Facebook, it was a nice piece of groupware for consumers but the content has shifted to clickbait and nonsense. Also, Messenger turned into MSN/Myspace. Still use Whatsapp though. That said, when I used it, I tend to go for real name more these days than before. I'm all for anonimity where required and privacy where desired, but most of my internet presence doesn't require a pseudonym and there are actually benefits as well in using a real name: I controla far larger share of the information available when searching for that name.

Comment Re:Bad headline (Score 2) 35

Agreed. "Exposed ports" != "vulnerable ports".

True, but unnecessary exposure is still an extra risk incase of a vulnerability.

I wish I could stricten access to services such as IMAP, can't wait for my LTE provider to roll out IPv6 so I can open it up to just me and not the whole world (or everyone with the same provider).

Comment Re:Much better idea (Score 1) 49

The one in question asked for an Admin password. If you give a Linux system the root password (or even do a sudo) then I'm sure you can install a cryptolocker just as easily.

The interesting point on cryptolockers is you don't even need root to be effective. Encrypting the files the user owns (the real targets) doesn't require any special permissions. The only benefit you get from root level is a better chance of destroying backups.

Submission + - Valve found to violate Australian Consumer Law ( 1

throx writes: The Federal Court in Australia has found Valve has violated Australian Consumer Law by advertising that no refunds are available on digital goods. Valve claimed to not operate in Australia, which the Federal Court found against. Valve could face fines of up to USD750k per breach.

Comment Re:Barack "Executive Order" Obama... (Score 1) 367

Sorry, but this is simply not true. Perhaps you should actually read the conventions before making this stuff up?

Nations unilaterally sign on to the conventions. The conventions deal with both lawful combatants and non-lawful combatants (though neither term is used in the conventions). "Terrorists" are in the same category as foreign spies and non-military murderers.

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