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Comment: Re:Electric Cabs (Score 2, Funny) 302

by Gropo (#27595739) Attached to: NYC Wants Ideas For "Taxi Technology 2.0"
Take a note: New Yorkers who rely on trains and cabs shouldn't claim authority on "reality" either. Leave that to us New Yorkers who commute by bike 12 miles a day ;D

Here's an interesting thought: thousands of guys who learned to drive on the insane streets of Mumbai/Colombo/Nairobi now driving ultra-silent electric vehicles so I can't hear them screaming up behind me to cut me off when turning a right (without use of a directional signal, naturally.)

I say the sooner New Yorkers stop being over-priveleged babies that need to be chauffeured around, the happier we'll all be.

Comment: Re:I think that category is fading (Score 1) 519

by Gropo (#27060673) Attached to: Apple Store Reopens With Many New Products

I love telling Windows fan-boys about how many years of excellent service my Mac has given me. Then I tell them that Macs cost less than Pee Cees because they cost less per year of service.

Excellent. I'm in the same boat, posting this from a Sawtooth 500 --> Dual 1.2Ghz, 1.5GB RAM. Kind of mind blowing to think our motherboards are downright paleolithic by computing standards and still chugging along like little champs. I myself opted out of 10.5 until I finally feel the final itch to get new iron. Guess that'll be once enough software stops supporting Tiger (and PowerPC). Flash video is the only real bummer on this 100mhz FSB (ugh not even 133mhz). I think the power supply's finally giving up. Whenever the CPUs get thread heavy you can actually hear the fans slow down a couple notches at this point.

Previous to this I owned a 1st Gen 601 60mhz upgraded to 266 (via PDS/NuBus slot) which itself lasted me 6 years of loyal service.

Space

+ - Online Help Sought To Organize Galaxies

Submitted by Petersko
Petersko (564140) writes "Scientists need help sorting through an unusual digital photo album: pictures of about 1 million galaxies. The catalog of galaxies will help researchers understand how galaxies form and interact. They are asking volunteers on the Internet to help classify the galaxies as either elliptical or spiral and note, where possible, in which direction they rotate. It would be the largest galactic census ever compiled, something scientists say would provide new insight into the structure of the universe... Volunteers would sign on to the Web site complete a brief tutorial and pick through one galaxy after another. The galaxies would be identified by several people to guard against errors and pranks, and scientists would rule on any disputes."
XBox (Games)

+ - Games on Vista Will Connect to Xbox Live

Submitted by nmb3000
nmb3000 (741169) writes "There has always been a separation between PC games and their cousins on game consoles, and one of these defining barriers has been the inability to play networked games that mix PC and console clients together into a seamless cross-platform experience. It seems, however, that this may be about to change with a new lineup of games coming of Windows Vista in 2007. Microsoft recently announced at CES that games for Vista utilizing DirectX 10 will be able to connect and participate fully in Xbox Live's services. This includes online game play and all related features such as voice communication. This means popular online games such as Halo 2's multiplayer will no longer be limited to console owners; from the article: "In addition, "Halo® 2" for Windows Vista (Microsoft Game Studios/Bungie Studios) will also support Live, including enabling Windows gamers to communicate with Xbox Live gamers and earn Achievements in the famed "Halo 2" campaign — a first for any "Halo" title on any platform.""
Software

TiVoToGo for Mac Announced 118

Posted by Hemos
from the maybe-finally dept.
An anonymous reader writes "After much anticipation, some backpedaling, a bite of hope, and a delayed release date, TiVoToGo Mac Edition is here. While there have been some unofficial hacks, those solutions have not been ideal for everyone. With support for transferring shows and burning to DVD/iPod, TiVoToGo is bundled as a part of Roxio's Toast Titanium software that will be announced tomorrow at Macworld."

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