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Comment Re: What's the point? (Score 3, Interesting) 34

Part of the original doom experience was in how it pulled you into the game and took advantage of sound as well as visuals to exploit this immersion. If you go into it thinking it is just another shooter, You might miss anything remarkable about it. Get yourself a good surround sound system or 3d head phones and if this is like the original, you will find what is remarkable about it. You might even get startled a bit in the fun.

Comment Re:Why on Earth? And why in Chile? (Score 4, Informative) 62

1) Google adaptive optics and be amazed.

2) Apparently the topography to windward (west) is important. Chile and Hawaii are favoured locations for telescopes because they have ocean to the west, and ocean is very flat (relative to land). That means the air blowing over your telescope is experiencing pretty laminar flow most of the time. Places like Tibet with lots of mountainous land to the west get more turbulent flow.

Comment privacy and security. (Score 4, Interesting) 337

I'm not sure how any company or business that deals with information that requires security by law could be using Windows 10. It would seem that defense contractors, law enforcement, financial and tax services as well as anyone subject to hippa laws would be in default automatically because what is sent is not documented.

Maybe it is time for a class action or something to get it turned off for real.

Comment Re: What? (Score 1) 379

If you mean renting like a person with a mortgage on their house is renting it from the bank, I agree with the premise but object to the notion that Apple can do anything and you cannot complain. Neither the bank nor the builder can change the locks on your house or make it uninhabitable.

If you mean renting like if you rented a rental car, i think you are being a bit silly but even if there is merit, you are still looking at a failure to reasonably fulfill a contract. So you can still complain.

Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 64

I don't think he is complaining about benchmarks but about not being able to derive the point from the article or the benchmarks.

I too suffer the same ignorance as i wasn't aware that there was an issue needing fixed or why this fix seems to be address it. Anyone have a idiots guide to the back story on this?

Comment Re:Streisand effect? (Score 1) 160

That's cute. I like it but..

My original intent was something else. I forget that there is an international as well as a younger crowd here. The used to be these commercials and infomercials on TV in the US for the Hair club for men. It is a group that deals with going bald.

Anyways, at the end of the commercial they showed the narrator who has a full and healthy head of hair who then introduces himself as the president of the club. He goes on to say he is not only the president but a member too.

I guess it just isn't funny if I have to explain it so I'll go with your interpretation. Thanks. You mad me feel old but you also made me laugh.

Comment Re: Can't have a opinion anymore (Score 2) 160

That is why this isn't a slander or libelous suit per se. They seem to be using the fair advertising and unfair competition laws. You can tell from the wording 'false, disparaging, and defamatory statements' and the accusation that bleeping computers is involved in marketing a competing product.

In this there is a little more room to criticize truthful or truthful like statements. Papa John's was sued over their slogan fresher or better ingredients back in the late 90s because they showed a pizza hut pizza next to theirs. They lost even though better is an opinion. The case was eventually overturned based on pizza hut not showing damages not because of the opinions.

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