* Posts by Ben Lambert

18 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Mar 2008

Duke Nukem Forever dev slams unfair reviews

Ben Lambert

Fail? Nah.

I'm an old(er) school gamer who grew up on Duke3D. I waited until it went on sale on Steam. Frankly, it's not a bad game and it does remind me of Duke3D. Could it be better? Sure. Is it a steaming pile? No, not at all.

I agree with the developer about the reviews, I read a lot of them and came to the same conclusion. People were expecting CoD:Duke Nukem and didn't get it.

Meh. Reviews are so subjective anyway, and half of them don't even bother hiding their personal opinions.....that's why they hold very little wieght in my mind.

Star Wars: From dream sci-fi bride to perfect Blu-ray wife

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What a bunch of complainers....

Could you people bitch and moan any more? I agree with some of the points, but really, you aren't mature enough to just sit and watch the movies and enjoy the story line?

My 5 year old called Jar-Jar annoying....but really, it's not that big a deal. The special edition for the originals...could have been better, but that was waaaay back when now? (excepting the greedo thing....that was just stupid).

I enjoy the story, it's good, all 6 of them. I take it how it was presented to me, not how it might be better or what might have been. For me, the biggest travesty of the whole thing was Hayden Christenson, he DESTROYED 2&3 with his terrible acting.

If you don't want to buy it, then don't. It's pretty simple. There's no need to complain about it.

Apple confirms white iPhone 4 on sale tomorrow

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"We appreciate everyone who has waited patiently while we’ve worked to get every detail right"

You mean putting in white plastic instead of black? Seriously??? Wow, behold the innovation from Apple once again.

I honestly can't understand why anyone would be waiting for this, it's ugly (and completely pointless!).

Microsoft defends death of free video in IE 9

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Spirit of the Internet

I came for the microsoft bashing and instead got US bashing.

I'm so sorry that our "news" has invaded your co.uk website. Perhaps you should petition el reg to block all US IP's from hitting the site, then we'll leave you alone.

If you think this sort of thing wont affect you down the line then you're an idiot.

ICQ chatted up by Russian billionaires

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Who uses that anyway?

Oh wait, I know, russian spammers! Judging by all the "friend" requests I get from them..

wait, that means i'm using it...

Where does Mozilla go when the monopoly witch is dead?

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Gates Halo


I am the same way..I also run a network of 800 or so computers, and have no issues with it. I can manage it via Group Policy, i can install plugins....it's easy to use and manage. What more could I ask for?

Oh, do I need to mention the security problems that Firefox has TOO? It's not like they are perfect...

BOFH-making bug plugged in D-link update

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This is not the BOFH you're looking for

You can go about your business...

/yes, i am hopeless

Attack exploits just-patched Mac security bug

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Oh that's just wonderful. So I can't update my machines to a newer Java version because it breaks my critical app....or i can get exploited.

I love my job.

Apple's panties in bunch over Microsoft ads

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I hate macs /troll

I couldn't watch the I'm mac commercials, they made me so angry. They were outright lying (at the very least expanding the truth) about everything they said. Hate me if you want, but vista isn't THAT bad of a product (it could have been better).

I waited and waited for a response from Redmond Marketing, and then they came out with that Seinfeld CRAP. I hope someone got fired over that.

I'm glad they came out with these ads. They make sense, they're true, and best, it hits Apple in their most vulnerable spot.

/i'm not trying to troll

//i'm a pc

Microsoft: Don't rush to download Windows 7 RC

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Hardware spec? So what?

So you expected MS to give you a system that was exactly the minimum spec? It sounds to me like they gave you a normal system. It's not like they gave you an Alienware or something extreme.

Sheesh. Can the reg at least TRY to be unbiased?

OpenDNS rolls out Conficker tracking, blocking

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I think you'd be surprised who uses OpenDNS, there are quite a few large companies listed on their page, not the mention the countless schools (like mine) that use it.

I am thrilled that this service is coming. My network running a botnet is something that scares me, but have little time to investigate.

@AC2 - i'm fairly sure they don't sell their information (they may), I believe they make their money on incorrect URLs redirecting to a google page. either way i don't care. they are providing an excellent service that fits my budget, oh wait, i don't have a budget, so yes, it fits perfectly.

Apple more closed than Microsoft

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Paris Hilton

Thank you...

In the US the education environment tends to swim with mac fanboys. Despite the fact that like 5 students have them at home and the majority of businesses and even colleges run Microsoft software. (do you see where I am going with this?) I am forced to support macs on a windows based network because people just buy the crap because it's pretty.

Tell me, why on earth does it take DUAL QUADCORE XEONS to run Photoshop FOR A HIGHSCHOOL STUDENT?!!?!?

I find it uttlerly insane to pay $2500 for something that a $1000 PC could do just as well, is easier to support and doesn't do stupid things half the time.

-does anyone else find that using a mac is the most inconsistant expierience ever? you do something one way, oh gee, that doesn't work over on this one, despite being the exact same.

(only paris is stupid enough to use the damned things)

Microsoft spits out ODF plans for Office 2007 SP2

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No matter what they do, it's wrong

Typical, they do what people want, and yet, the bitching continues.

Let the Microsoft bashing begin!! (it's the cool and hip thing to do at the reg)

Student charged after alerting principal to server hack

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Black Helicopters

Some Schools....

I'm a HS Network Admin in the US. I try to keep a good relationship with the kids, especially with the more computer saavy ones. As a result, I usually get good information about what is going on. I try to help them if they have computer questions and try to help them understand why I have do certain things (blocking websites). There is another school close by where the NetAdmin is a controlling jerk, I doubt the kids would do anything except be malicious, just because they hate him.

Unless I found a kid purposly attempting to be destructive or malicious, I don't care. Most of the time, if I do find something, I just go talk to them and say cut it out or else.

I am curious how our administration would handle something like this, I would hate to be caught in the middle.

Microsoft Mojave 'outs' secret Vista lovers

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Gates Halo

You just don't get it do you?

I try to avoid the comments because they always make me angry at all the MS bias and bigotry, Not Today!

I have been using Vista in 32 and 64 bit forms since before it was released. I have run into very few app or driver compatability issues overall (and mostly with vendors not releasing any x64 drivers). I strongly suspect that situation was blown way out of proportion by morans on teh intertubes.

That being said, yes you need decent hardware to run it. Yes, XP runs better on slower hardware, but then, we've said that about 2k and XP, and 98 and 2k, and 95 and 98. See the trend?

I can't watch Apple's commercials, they just make me angry. The outright lies they say are just outrageous. I try to like Macs, I really do (I have about 150 of them at work), but they are so backwards and counter-intutive you can never expect the same thing twice.

Anyway, enough ranting. Get over yourselves. Accept change. Stop being such tools. No MS is not perfect and makes stupid decisions, but then, what large company is?

Yahoo! email! fans! get! more! domains!

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So they're using domains they bought ages ago? Not exactly expanding service now is it?

Wow, rocketmail was my first account YEARS ago (must be close to 11-12), and then yahoo bought them out ages ago. They were nice enough to keep the domain active, but i log in as "username.rm"

Firefox 3 Download Day falls flat on face

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Publicity Whoring

Doesn't everyone bitch when Microsoft does this sort of thing? But since it's Firefox it's cool and hip.

I hate Firefox, I rarely use it. Sure it has some cool things, but for the most part, who cares? IE7 works great for me.

Firefox fanboys are getting to be almost as bad as the Apple ones.

Microsoft's Hyper-V release threat level reaches RC status

Ben Lambert
Gates Halo

Who Cares?

What does it matter? Does it work?

Personally, I don't care who is more innovative, as long as their product gets the job done. Don't get me wrong, VMWare has a great product, but a little competition is good as well.

I know it's fun to bash MS, and it's the cool thing to do these days, but man it's getting old.