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Comment: Off-line voice recignition (Score 1) 309

I remember voice recognition was cool. Back in the early 90s I was messing around voice recognition in high school. It wasn't perfect but surely in the 2 decades CPUs have gotten fast enough with their dual cores and quad cores to handle voice without calling home. What happened?

Comment: Beastie Boys Video Anthology (Score 1) 62

by Dusthead Jr. (#48997773) Attached to: YouTube Launches Multi-Angle Video Experiment
One of my favorite DVDs, not movies, has got to be Beastie Boys Video Anthology. It's one of the most feature rich DVDs that I own and if a group were to release a collection of videos this is how it should be done. Some of the video not only include multiple angles, but multiple remixes on the language tracks.

Comment: Re:Will they also bill me? (Score 1) 243

by Dusthead Jr. (#46029737) Attached to: Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order
(Mind you, I'm not a history buff so I might be dead wrong on the whole issue. I'm bored and I like this tangent.) But isn't that what we do anyway. Pick and choose parts of other cultures that we find appealing and assemilate them into our own. And we ignore the stuff we don't agree with. Isn't that the whole "melting pot" idea? Even cultures that, by OP's definition, we find inferior. Some of the things that are at the core of our culture came from cultures that would be "inferior". I know I keep bringing that word back, I didn't chose it, but it implies a value judgement of worthlessness, something to be ignored. Do we ignore a whole culture because we find part undesirable? History disagrees.

Comment: Re:This stuff is so stupid (and so is Forbes) (Score 1) 169

The problem, I think, comes when a game is a mere copy and offers nothing new. If Namco just made a clone of Space Invaders, but in color, Galaxian would have been forgotten with the rest. If you're going to copy atleast add something new.

Comment: Re:Will they also bill me? (Score 1) 243

by Dusthead Jr. (#46026369) Attached to: Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order
The practices you describe are things are thing that most civilized people can dislike regardless of weither or not its attached to a culture. All that means is that you are intolarent of certain behaviors and practices. If you find people who do the same thing in your own culture it doesn't make you a hypocrite for disliking that, too. I think that your term "cultural racist" as you discribe it could be just explained as intolarent of immoral acts. In that case, yes, most people are cultural "racists", but most folks won't deny it.

Comment: Re:Will they also bill me? (Score 1) 243

by Dusthead Jr. (#46014567) Attached to: Amazon: We Can Ship Items Before Customers Order
The the question one must ask then is what cultures you find inferior, and what do you mean by inferior? The problem with this line of thinking is that it's hypocrical at it's core. If one considers a culture inferior that tends to imply that theirs is superior. Who decides that theirs is suprior? If someone claims that your superior culture is inferior do you gladly accept that or do uou call bullshit on it? If history is any indication your answer is irrelavent.

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