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Comment: Re:Not only the One? (Score 1) 581

I think you might notice how quickly your phone battery would drain if it was stream camera footage constantly. Same with tablets. Desktops work even when a web cam isn't plugged in. Laptops are a valid concern but these days there mostly just going to get either a) someone sitting in an office working or b) blackness because it's shut.

Comment: Re:*cough* bullshit *cough* (Score 1) 581

If it's like the Kinect, power will come directly from the XBox itself through a modified USB socket. Also, the XBox One is stated to not work without the Kinect 2.0 connected, even though you can supposedly turn the Kinect off... yeah... I totally trust that it's not doing anything >_>

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 337

by Acaeris (#43170869) Attached to: Google Removing Ad-Blockers From Play

Chrome was specifically written for ICS (Possibly Honeycomb but that was a pointless release anyway). It makes use of elements added by ICS that aren't available in Gingerbread and they weren't going to backport those elements when the whole point of Android was that you should of been able to update it for a lot longer than manufacturers actually bothered doing it. It's this reason I got a Nexus after having the original Galaxy and only being able to get Gingerbread when Honeycomb came out and then getting no other updates.

If you're running Gingerbread, you'll probably be able to find a Jelly Bean rom to use that isn't reliant on your phone manufacturers whims. If that's not an option, I'm sorry. You'll just have to make do until youcan upgrade :/

Comment: Re:Well, it was nice while it lasted (Score 1) 284

by Acaeris (#42784235) Attached to: Next-Gen Console Wars Will Soon Begin In Earnest

Can you trade in Skyrim 360 or PS3? Yes.

How long do you think that'll last with consoles?

Also, in regards to your first paragraph about settings. Usually, a game will default to low settings for one of two reasons:

  1. 1) You don't have the set up to play it at higher settings and get the responsiveness the developers wanted
  2. 2) You set up is obscure enough to have no default settings

I've not had a game on PC in the past 4 years that has defaulted to low but then I have a currently very typical Intel CPU + nVidia GPU combo.

Comment: Re:Single-screen multiplayer (Score 1) 140

by Acaeris (#42193109) Attached to: Valve Officially Launches TV-Friendly Steam Big Picture Mode
On top of what you have already suggested, there's most of the racing genre (though I'm still annoyed at Criterion for not having local multiplayer in Burnout Paradise), most of the sports genre, the Rock Band series, Uncharted, Gears of War, Halo, Portal 2, Left 4 Dead, etc. Resistance doesn't have standard local multiplayer from what I can tell but it does have local co-op. That's some major series to have missed there.

Comment: Re:What's best (Score 1) 411

by Acaeris (#39807487) Attached to: Firefox 12 Released — Introduces Silent, Chrome-like Updater
Is it? Browsers are the only application I know that decided the 'document' controls should be inside the tab. Every other application we use with tab support puts the controls above the tabs. The reason Chrome did it differently was purely to save space but it doesn't make it any more or less intuitive that tabs below. Some people even prefer tabs to the side as that make the page a more vertical space on widescreen monitors. What is intuitive to one person may not be intuitive to another.

Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 299

by Acaeris (#39415643) Attached to: Google Is Planning To Penalize Overly Optimized Sites

Videos that get the ad banners usually have them for one of two reasons.

  • There was copyrighted material detected in the video and the agreement that YouTube have with the copyright holder requires them to pay for the video so that do this through the advertising at the beginning of the video.
  • The video is published by a YouTube content creator and pays them for content creation. I know that there is almost always adverts at the start of TotalBiscuit's and the Yogcast's videos for instance yet there are videos in my favourites lists that never have an advert show up.

Comment: Re:"Linux Command Line Tirckery" HA! (Score 1) 642

by Acaeris (#39020671) Attached to: Windows 8 Features With Linux Antecedents

Or you could use the start menu's search tool to skip some of the clicking by going Start > enter 'account' > click 'Change Your Password'

Or you can press Ctrl+Alt+Del and click 'Change a password'.

I could make Linux look like the complicated one too by picking the longest route but in reality, for most people, there wont be a difference in the speed they could achieve something one vs. the other if they had equivalent knowledge of those OSes.

Comment: Re:And worse, with random abbreviations (Score 1) 642

by Acaeris (#39020429) Attached to: Windows 8 Features With Linux Antecedents

Well, Windows (at least Vista and 7) sees user stuff as being in C:\users\[username]\ Programs are in C:\Program Files (admittedly this on x64 Windows this and ‘Program Files (x86)’ can confuse people). Although I do get annoyed at applications that default to installing outside this folder only to find that the same app on other OS's adheres to the folder conventions of that OS >_<.

The documents folder is a bit of an oddity as on XP it’s name was relative to which user was logged in (It was seen as My Documents or [username]’s Documents). Now though it’s just ‘Documents’. And the registry has always been a massive pain in the backside.

Speaking of confusing folders and Windows though, I still get confused about which is which when it comes to System, System32 and SysWOW64. Logic should say that they are the 16bit, 32bit and 64bit stuff respectively but no... SysWOW64 is for the 32 bit stuff and System32 is for the 64 bit stuff o_O

(Note: I know why the Windows folders are the way they are. That doesn't make it any less confusing)

Comment: Re:Time to move on, perhaps? (Score 1) 753

by Acaeris (#38382040) Attached to: Firefox Too Big To Link On 32-bit Windows


Of course Steam is going to have lots of 64 bit OS users. Lots of gamers will have/be upgrading to an i5 or i7 at the moment to make the most out of CPU intensive games and no matter whether you build it yourself or buy prebuilt, you'd want Win 7 64bit so you can make the most of that processor and the 8Gb of RAM you put in (because what's another £15 on the price).

Most Firefox users on the other hand probably don't play games on a PC outside of browser based games or solataire, or are using a netbook, or are using their PC at work where IT have probably bought the cheapest thing available from HP at the time of the last upgrade.

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