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  1. well, i got dead space 3 for free for buying sim city early. you have to buy and register the game by march 25th.


    there were other games to choose, i just chose dead space 3.

  2. i'm not so sure of that...there's too much money in proprietary software and companies like microsoft, hp, and dell are very large and powerful. linux is so prominent in the mobile market thanks to google getting into the game early with android, but there is a very large divide between mobile and desktop right now.

  3. ty :)




    well, after playing it a while i'll give my verdict: it's about an 8/10.


    i think sim city 4 was definitely the best of the franchise so far, and is better than the new sim city by a little bit. the main reason for this is that the city sizes in the new one are smaller, and i love to build up huge cities and i really like to connect cities together to create even more massive cities. there is connection in the new one, but it's a bit different; it's more spread out and distinctly separate.


    there are definite improvements (beside the obvious graphics which are quite nice). i like the use of resources, the great works, the additions to important buildings for which you must make choices, and the gifting among the cities in a region. there are more, but that's a cliff notes version.


    for the record, i'd give sim city 4 w/ the xpac a 9.5/10 (.5 deducted for stability issues on non-xp computers that never really got resolved)




    in all, the new sim city is fun, addictive, and definitely something i'm glad i purchased. i don't know if the $60 price tag is the right price for it, i'm thinking $40 is better, but one pays a premium to get something on release day.




    edit: forgot to add: since the first two days i haven't had a single issue with the servers. it seems they resolved those quite quickly.

  4. Not sure about anyone else, but think I'm going to take c_b's advice here. Of course I do agree that the best thing to do is change password often and make sure it's a secure one.I did have a gmail account once, but somehow I lost control of it only 1 week after opening it. Google simply deleted the account when I reported the hijack.So far AOL is the only webmail I haven't had any problem with, aside from the spam folder always having tons of junk mail in it. Just random junk about online casinos, buy Viagra online for cheap (don't need and don't believe it's really that cheap), or the one's to join "dating sites" for dating married people.

    thunderbird is just an email client, not an email provider like yahoo is. what c_b suggested makes no real sense as you will still need to get a pop/imap mail provider.i've had an email account with yahoo for over 10 years now and have never had issues because i use a secure password. at least 8 characters, mixture of upper and lower case, special characters, and numbers. also make sure it's not a word but rather is just random.
  5. Maybe I should have posted here instead but my yahoo e-mail got hacked. Any ideas? I did a scan and everything came out fine but it seems the e-mails I sent comes back. ideas?

    first off, your yahoo account wasn't "hacked". they simply figured out your not very secure password or you have a keylogger on your computer (not likely, but possible).secondly, contact yahoo for issues with your password.
  6. i bought it on release day. the servers had been kind of iffy for the first few days, but that was to be expected by any experienced gamer.


    as to my opinion of the game itself, i'll refrain from expressing it until i've had a chance to play it more. i've been away on vacation with my wife for our anniversary and haven't had much chance to play. i can confirm, however, that it does look pretty.

  7. amazon can easily quantify the lower costs vs brick and mortar due to much lower operating expenses from the business model. i don't see anything wrong with this...in fact, if they were to keep their prices artificially higher to stay in line with the brick and mortar stores it would likely be collusion.


    the upgrade of windows 8 pro is a retail version. i think you're talking specifically about retail, non-upgrade version...honestly, ms is probably smart to not spend money putting it out since nobody really wants it.

  8. lets not forget the efforts google is putting behind chrome os.


    the mobile and embedded market is clearly being dominated by linux, but when will linux make the same strides for workstations (desktops / laptops)? if google can put the same weight behind chrome they did with android, it may be sooner rather than later, but we'll have to see.



    regardless, linux coming into prominence is good for everyone. it provides real competition and forces microsoft (eventually) to take their crap seriously.

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