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Thu 6th June, 2013

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unrandomsam commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@DanteSolablood Yes it does and Eric Raymond's opinion is more valid than yours - especially due to his instrumental contribution to open source in the first place.

"There is a community, a shared culture, of expert programmers and networking wizards that traces its history back through decades to the first time-sharing minicomputers and the earliest ARPAnet experiments. The members of this culture originated the term ‘hacker’. Hackers built the Internet. Hackers made the Unix operating system what it is today. Hackers make the World Wide Web work. If you are part of this culture, if you have contributed to it and other people in it know who you are and call you a hacker, you're a hacker."

That is where it came from.



unrandomsam commented on Wii U Pre-Orders Enjoy a Healthy Boost Followi...:

Nonsense article. (Kind of thing advertisers and marketing people use).

Way to do it would be to get data from a representative sample of independent retailers use that to give a reasonable estimate of the situation across all retailers by extrapolating. (Using actual numbers). Cannot remember the name of it but you use a certain number of sample means to estimate the population mean. (It is maybe 20 mins work once you have the data).

If you can get a yes or no from somebody at the big retailers. (Get any no's don't publish get more samples).

After that percentages between the estimated numbers of preorders for PS4/Xbone/Wii U might be reasonable.



unrandomsam commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@bouncer0304 The most someone could do was use it to find a kernel exploit. Thing is the people looking for them want to make money from it so they wouldn't do anything other than make a flashcard based on it. (And there has already been some without it really being a problem - I guess it helps importing one being a pretty bad crime same as selling them - owning one is nothing as far as I know). The problem with the DS ones was when you could buy them from Cex.



unrandomsam commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I have more problem with retail games than the VC. (What I end up getting out of them especially if it is new to me - never compares favourably).

I am amassing more VC than I am finishing the same cannot be said for retail games that I download for loads more. (Don't want physical really but I won't pay 2 or 3 times as much for digital).



unrandomsam commented on Interview: Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the...:

"I think games that do best are ones that are created from the ground up for 3DS." - That applies to Nintendo's 1st party stuff as well. The ones using recycled wii technology at 30fps are not good enough.

Another thing I want to know is how was Astebreed possible with those guys working other jobs at the same time. (I think it is better than Transistor and Shovel Knight).



unrandomsam commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@Jazzer94 What Ubisoft did was with their pricing model made sure that if they couldn't succeed nobody else could. Totally unacceptable quality for the most part. (Rayman Legends being the exception). But compare Deus Ex with stuff like Splinter Cell or Assasins Creed.

I happy they are gone. (Positive viewpoint).



unrandomsam commented on New Project CARS Screenshots Race Into View:

@IceClimbers I have been annoyed with Ubisoft ever since them wasting 2 weeks of my time due to Starforce and it not being able to be removed without a reinstall. (No Steam or anything with XP everything had to be reinstalled from the disks some stuff I never got working again.) Totally hosed everything worse than any malware I have ever had. If I could have just removed the game and took it as wasted money that would have been loads better.