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Comment: They pretty much tried this already (Score 2) 66

So they are trying to say we can play the next Halo or Assassins creed game on the xbox, then jump to pc or phone. Realistically that's never going to happen, what will happen is you can take the companion app that alot of games have now, and write that to every platform, so you can run them anywhere. Games that a great on one platform NEVER translate well to a different one, a game that is great on your 5 in phone, will suck ass while playing it on the xbox, and vise versa.

Comment: Re:NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056727) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
That will happen, but when the stuff you can buy at walmart will cost you $5 instead of the $1.50 it costs now. Yes I'm sure you can make $80000 the first year as a programmer, but how much school debt do you have, and if the current pool of programmers increased 2 or 3 fold, do you seriously think the average will still be $80000?

Comment: NO (Score 1) 291

by Higaran (#49056503) Attached to: Should We Really Try To Teach Everyone To Code?
We need to stop wasting our time thinking that everyone needs to know code, or some other high computer skills. What we need are people learning how to drive trucks I'm not talking about a pickup, I'm talking about commercial tractor trailers. In the US the next big workforce shortage is going the be drivers holding a CDL license, it almost already is, or is depending on who your talking to. I manage a small trucking company and I don't have near enough drivers, I know of companies that need to hire thousands of drivers ever year to replace their current ones that will retire with in the next 10 years. The bubble of the low cost shipping will burst soon, because there will not be enough drivers to move everything, so the only products that move will be the ones that pay the most. I'm not trying to sound like a recruiter or anything but ANYONE can go to a trucking school and take a few month class for $5000 or less and make $50000 their first year. We need to stop telling all our young kids that they need to go to college because they really don't, there are plenty of jobs that don't require degrees that you can make good money in, if your willing to get your hands a little dirty. The self driving trucks are realistically decades away, for cars I'm sure they will come sooner, but I guarantee that there won't be any trucks driving cross country by themselves for a while still.

Comment: Still not going to become main stream (Score 1) 61

This is still a bad idea, I don't care how good the graphics are going to become. I'm sure that this is great for certain applications, like training the military or a doctor, but VR will always be on the fringes. We won't be ridding the bus to work wearing these hugh things playing games the whole time. Here is the main problem, no one will sit extended periods of time wearing that thing on their head when your still basically playing a FPS. This is great for a little bit, but people will give up on it because it will be too much fatigue after a while and that will not be worth it then.

Comment: Re:Funniest part for me: The error message in the (Score 3, Interesting) 336

by Higaran (#48676269) Attached to: Why Lizard Squad Took Down PSN and Xbox Live On Christmas Day
I tried to get on XBOX Live yesterday, and was having trouble connecting. I figured it was because it was the afternoon and their servers got overloaded with all the people who opened their new systems and tried to get online, and it overloaded the servers. That wouldn't be the first time the xbox servers got overloaded on Christmas. I did a test and it gave me a message right away that it was not my network or isp, it said it was an issue on microsofts side. I tried again like 10 minutes later and it was fine.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)