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Comment Re:Black is the worst threat level...? (Score -1) 116

Black is the new Red, this is political of-course, it doesn't have any other meaning. Colour coding means something because of the colour properties (red is the most visible colour due to its wavelength and our perception of it). I guess what Obama is saying is this: the white people are scared of the blacks so much, they must perceive black as more dangerous than any other colour...

Comment BB reputation is *disturbed* (Score 0) 90

BB CEO was disturbed by Apple just a few days back.

John Chen said he was disturbed that Apple valued its customers' privacy and its own reputation above government demands for backdoors. I think I can safely say that BB's reputation is now 'disturbed'.

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he is "disturbed" by Apple's tough approach to encryption and user privacy, warning that the firm's attitude is harmful to society. Earlier this year, Chen said in response to Apple resisting the government's demands to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters: "We are indeed in a dark place when companies put their reputations above the greater good." During BlackBerry's Security Summit in New York this week, Chen made several more comments about Apple's stance on encryption. "One of our competitors, we call it 'the other fruit company,' has an attitude that it doesn't matter how much it might hurt society, they're not going to help," he said. "I found that disturbing as a citizen. I think BlackBerry, like any company, should have a basic civil responsibility. If the world is in danger, we should be able to help out." He did say there was a lot of "nonsense" being reported about BlackBerry and its approach to how it handles user information. "Of course, there need to be clear guidelines. The guidelines we've adopted require legal assets. A subpoena for certain data. But if you have the data, you should give it to them," he said. "There's some complete nonsense about what we can and can't do. People are mad at us that we let the government have the data. It's absolute garbage. We can't do that." Chen also warned that mandatory back doors aren't a good idea either, hinting at the impending Investigatory Powers Bill. "There's proposed legislation in the U.S., and I'm sure it will come to the EU, that every vendor needs to provide some form of a back door. That is not going to fly at all. It just isn't," he said.

Comment Re:because... (Score 1) 361

That Steam works. As a player, it does exactly what you expect. It handles the deals with the companies that want to push their stuff on their platform, they have a decent return policy that pretty much ensures whoever sells through them has to deliver a working product, they do have a very well working installation tool that (at least so far) didn't cause any problems for me (if a game worked AT ALL on a platform I chose, it did install without a problem), in a nutshell, Steam "just works".

I can't really say the same for anything MS has pushed. Ever. Just yesterday during an install of a Visual Studio component I got a cryptic error that was due to me having to restart the machine before that VS component could be installed. There was no, zero, indication that this could be the problem in the first place.

I don't really expect MS to be any more useful as a game delivering platform for games they didn't produce if they can't even get their act together for the software they themselves have 100% control over.

Comment They have a LONG road ahead (Score 1) 361

If they really want to make the Microsoft store a better choice than Steam (or, hell, ANYTHING), they really have a lot of hard work ahead of them.

Hell, at this point, even buying a Mac and swallowing the Apple store instead is a more viable alternative for any gamer than to accept the train wreck the MS store is.

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