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Re: The beer bottle sounds more interesting (Score: 3, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Making the case for cardboard bottles, to replace glass on 2015-02-01 06:44 (#2WVM)

I was wondering which is more substanable, plastic coated cardboard or glass. How about an aluminium bladder in cardboard?

Re: Godwin (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Debian is forked. Meet Devuan on 2015-01-20 08:31 (#2WRM)

*clap* Good show!

Re: Discourage investment? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in T-Mobile granted rule-change in fight over AT&T, Verizon roaming charges on 2014-12-21 04:13 (#2W6Y)

This could very well be true. Most certainly I am discouraged from any relationship with them

Re: Should we tell it? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in New Horizons spacecraft prepares to study Pluto after 9-year voyage on 2014-12-08 13:52 (#2VQG)

Is our civilisation advanced and mature enough to offer psychological support to a planet, err moon ahh far orbiting large rock oh hell whateverwearerankingitastoday

Management will not listen while everyone suffers (Score: 4, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Open floor plans in office space: more loss than gain on 2014-12-04 13:30 (#2VJY)

I have worked in a few open offices and visited many. They can range from very bad to sort of okay. If designed correctly with teams organised to compliment each other it can be quite good. This never happens, or is ripped apart within a few years.

Paranoia is rife. You hear everyone talking. Everyone can see everyone else's monitors which tends to end up that you watch someone across the floor surf the net all day. All it takes is for one exhibitionist, loud mouth, megaphone personality or uncontrolled cackler and your work becomes. punctuated. by. sound. which. is. really. annoying. Nothing can be said which hasn't been said before. It sucks.

If you have never experienced an open plan office then be thankful and do what you can to avoid them.

Re: A great accomplishment (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in A brief history of Maxwell's equations on 2014-12-03 09:10 (#2VHS)

Lots of people know about Maxwell and his silver hammer...

Re: Thieves (Score: 2, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Climb der Waals with gecko-inspired grippers on 2014-11-25 13:05 (#2V94)

Sometimes I feel so disappointed by the human race. Suing the property owner when you are on their roof and fall down. Great.

Thieves (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Climb der Waals with gecko-inspired grippers on 2014-11-25 11:01 (#2V8X)

I can see this being the must have stocking filler item for aspiring thieves in a few years time :-)

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Video game genre of choice: on 2014-11-22 23:30 (#2V60)

You pretty much have it right there. Most of it is about running around killing stuff, upping skills, collecting new armour sets, trying for the full special sets which usually only random pop from chests. Lots of fun if that is your thing.

I played Baldurs Gate. Within the first couple of levels I picked up Ball Lightning and the rest of the game was a walk through :)
Unlike Diablo 1 / 2 where it took quite a while to get to the point of being able to walk around and trounce anything.

Re: FPS and RPG (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Video game genre of choice: on 2014-11-22 13:41 (#2V5P)

How do you feel about Dungeon Siege? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Siege

Mobile tower defence (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Video game genre of choice: on 2014-11-21 11:53 (#2V4Y)

I was addicted for a while until I killed a tablet playing Swordigo. BloonsTD5 would have taken out another had I not deleted it. Fieldrunners was tough, Fieldrunners 2 was a worthy successsor. Why, yes, I am a fan of Humble Bundle. How could you tell?

Re: Retro only (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Video game genre of choice: on 2014-11-21 11:47 (#2V4X)

Super Mario World was excellent, Secret of Mana was better. :-)

Re: Is it pointless (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Mysterious Secret Russian Satellite May Be A Weapon on 2014-11-21 11:14 (#2V4W)

Considering the posturing with warships during the G20 it may very well be an unconcealed threat. Related: http://mobile.news.com.au/national/third-australian-warship-sent-to-halt-russian-flotilla-bound-for-g20-in-brisbane/story-fncynjr2-1227122396768

Is it pointless (Score: 2, Insightful)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Mysterious Secret Russian Satellite May Be A Weapon on 2014-11-20 07:12 (#2V4J)

... to have a weapon in space monitored by all and sundry when the owner is known..

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Dollar value of the gadgets/stuff in my pocket(USD) on 2014-11-01 13:56 (#2TVM)

Ack. Brain failure. Read that as $1 :-)

Re: Suppose I have.... (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Dollar value of the gadgets/stuff in my pocket(USD) on 2014-10-30 13:06 (#2TT0)

No "I'm broke' option?

Re: Segway (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in My primarily used mobility opions: on 2014-10-28 00:15 (#2TR7)

I would go the Segway option if not for the cost

Worth a try (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Friday Distro: Redo Backup & Recovery on 2014-10-24 14:43 (#2TP3)

Thanks! Good to see a Friday distro

Re: Forgotten option: (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in I mainly use my tablet in: on 2014-10-21 10:06 (#2THY)

+1 for the bath

Wrap it in an A4 ziplock bag

Distance is a disincentive (Score: 0)

by hyper@pipedot.org in A new approach to assisted biking: the Copenhagen wheel on 2014-10-14 22:21 (#2TC8)

I used to ride my pushbike every day. The extra change of clothes and time eventually led to the pushbike gathering dust. On a completely unrelated topic, this is gross: http://dailyhealthpost.com/the-only-video-that-coca-cola-never-wants-you-to-see/?utm_source=taboola&utm_medium=referral

Re: Doesn't it come with 20 more levels? (Score: 3, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in World of Warcraft Patch 6.0 arrives Tuesday October 14 on 2014-10-13 08:34 (#2T7X)

I've heard that it is something like a MUD with pictures... right?

Re: Phone games (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in I'm a gamer and I enjoy (click all that apply) on 2014-10-10 12:43 (#2T78)

Tried Munchkin?

Re: MUD (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in I'm a gamer and I enjoy (click all that apply) on 2014-10-10 07:15 (#2T6Z)

14 years now since I gave MUD up

Mobile games (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in I'm a gamer and I enjoy (click all that apply) on 2014-10-09 12:43 (#2T6E)

I am officially addicted. Swordigo did in a 7" tablet. HumbleBundle has had a few good ones. Great way to pass the time.

Will do tech support for (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your poll ideas! Please pipe up. on 2014-09-24 13:45 (#2SW8)

  • Free
  • Family only
  • Family and friends
  • Anyone who can con me into it
  • Nominal cash in hand
  • Lots of cash in
  • Regular salary
  • Sex
  • Drugs
  • No.
  • Brian

Room full of Apple IIe (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in First computer system I used on 2014-09-22 12:25 (#2SRD)

My teacher was the 'computer guy', although I didn't know it at the time. We started by practicing typing on printed out keyboards. Hours spent playing a river survival game taught me most computer basics. This gave me incentive to learn more about computers which eventually led to a life using them.

Thank you Mr Harris.

My primarily used mobility opions are (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your poll ideas! Please pipe up. on 2014-09-22 10:42 (#2SQY)

Multiselection

Walk
Run
Skate/blade/scoot/etc
Pedal bike
Motorbike / Trike / Quad
Car
Truck
Bus
Train
Cowboybrian piggyback rides

Favourite weapon (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your poll ideas! Please pipe up. on 2014-09-22 10:35 (#2SQW)

Time. I WILL outlive you.
Wit. Sharper than the sword.
Sword. You know why.
Humour. Like yo momma
Custard cream pie. Classic.
Martial arts. Heeeya!
Marital arts. *whiplash*
Physical object. Describe below.
Insult fighting. You fight like a cow
Cowboybrian. Destoyer of all ants and other tiny insects, including you!

Most preferred game type (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your poll ideas! Please pipe up. on 2014-09-21 22:40 (#2SQF)

If you game do you... point and click RPG, MUD, FPS, MMORPG, Console (xbox, wii, playstation etc), cards (magic TG, classic card games, etc), action RPG (diablo, etc), platformer, beat em up (Mortal Kombat etc)

First computer system used (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Your poll ideas! Please pipe up. on 2014-09-21 11:05 (#2SPN)

State in comments the contexteg Apple IIe MS-DOSWindows 3Windows 95Linux varientBSD varientiMacMacUnixVaxWindows 2000/NTWindows XPWindows 7/8

Re: Gaming? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Mobile Devices I own/use on 2014-09-20 02:16 (#2SMX)

Good question. The last mobile gaming device I used was a Nintendo game & watch. I had Donkey Kong and Bombsweeper.

Re: If I have a (twin) brother (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Consumer Voice Authentication: the Australian Tax Office's example on 2014-09-12 14:57 (#2SB5)

Looks like an additional system for which if it fails the customer identification would fall back to the existing talk-to-a-human-who-can-see-your-records method

Re: so this means (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in New Sailor Moon Dub is online on 2014-09-11 13:51 (#2SA3)

Slashdot started out as ChipsNDip.

You could submit a feature request to show/hide topics on the front page.

Re: so this means (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in New Sailor Moon Dub is online on 2014-09-11 13:48 (#2SA2)

Sounds good. Bring it on!

Re: so this means (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in New Sailor Moon Dub is online on 2014-09-11 11:41 (#2S9T)

It is looking far more like zafiro's blog recently :p

Luckily for us, he has good taste.

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in SIMS 4 not meeting expectations on 2014-09-11 03:08 (#2S9E)

Much like Microsoft: Windows 8, Office et al come to mind.The term is: Testing in Production

Replacement or increased use (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Popular PGP Email add-on Enigmail addresses security gaps on 2014-09-10 23:15 (#2S8Y)

Considering that PGP never got off the ground for the general population perhaps this decade it will as phone users see the need for all communication across public networks to be private. Or, as least not easily read in clear text.
What would be good is to have pgp key generation as part of the phone setup and enabled by default in email and sms applications.

Re: Spoken language (Score: 3, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in New Sailor Moon Dub is online on 2014-09-10 23:10 (#2S8X)

Much is said about piracy killing the video industry yet had it not been for the underground rippers subbers and dubbers I would not have gotten a start in anime.
In the 90s I was a huge Ranma fan. The only videos were crappy but huge 100mb badly subbed episodes. It would be 10 years until I put down cash to buy it. 10 years. Even then it was a PITA which I got around by having a dvd drive region set for it and otherJapanese discs. I have often wondered how many people just give up. By the time I saw the Macross box set I had moved on in life with no interest in reliving weekday morning cartoons. That said, I could go for some Samurai Pizza Cats ... will check youtube :-)
Good to see a classic anime back on, and here's hoping that we see more soon.

Re: why do I need a subject to reply to this journal entry? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Hello Journal! on 2014-09-09 09:41 (#2S6N)

Is there a reason beyond that the word conjures images of something brown at the bottom of a toilet bowl?

Re: Fork It (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in SIMS 4 not meeting expectations on 2014-09-06 05:26 (#2S3Y)

... because Testing is so last century..

Re: Stick to the basics (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in You may call me a .... thank you very much on 2014-09-05 13:09 (#2S3B)

Translation: Best run polls ideas past the boss before posting :)

Thanks (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Lost lessons from the 8-bit BASIC era on 2014-09-03 12:12 (#2S0K)

I don't feel ancient now

File (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in When will the era of passwords come to an end? on 2014-09-02 15:09 (#2S04)

I'd rather upload a file than enter a passwordorupload a file and put in a password

Re: I have no pity (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Windows 9 Dilemma on 2014-08-31 03:26 (#2RXK)

Original as in the god awful interface Mint had the last time I put it on? Big buttons down the left hand side? Like that? :P
A UI so terrible I gave up on Mint, yes even though I could easily have ripped it out and thrown KDE or Gnome on.

I do not have a problem with them copying each other. However, just like in school tests: it is important to copy the good stuff, not the bad stuff

The tag has merit (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Google "picture" tag now in Google Chrome/HTML 5.1 on 2014-08-31 03:21 (#2RXJ)

Especially considering the proliferation today of mobile devices. The question is.. will anyone care enough to use it.

I have no pity (Score: 2, Interesting)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The Windows 9 Dilemma on 2014-08-30 14:52 (#2RWY)

They dug this hole for themselves. Getting out will be rough. Perhaps it is they they jumped onto the linux-on-the-desktop and just give up on Windows.

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows 7 approaches end of life on 2014-08-29 04:09 (#2RHH)

Bah. Editing on mobile there. LF are stripped.. and html on a phone is difficult :)
I was hoping for more suggestions ... anyone else have a beef with Windows which would need to be resolved before it is acceptable?

Re: Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 1)

by hyper@pipedot.org in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 11:00 (#2R52)

+1If Friday Distro goes I will miss it

Re: Can they afford this? (Score: 4, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows 7 approaches end of life on 2014-08-28 10:57 (#2R4Z)

Ha.There's a good poll topic. "What will it take for you/your company to embrace Windows 9 as the primary OS?"1. Nothing. We have Linux / other2. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just, no. Never. Ever. Ever.3. Nothing. Waiting for Windows 10.4. Only when xp/Windows 7 is no longer an option5. Start menu 6. No start screen7. No Metro8. Price = free9. Removal of Windows 8 mouse gestures hot spots and related annoyances10. When there is absolutely no other choice11. Over my dead body12. When required by those who hold the purse strings13. When Windows 9 can be modified to look and act like Windows 7/XP14. I don't care15. CowboyBrian chooses my OS for me

Yes but (Score: 2, Funny)

by hyper@pipedot.org in Windows 7 approaches end of life on 2014-08-28 08:36 (#2R3Z)

When will XP finally "die"
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