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+ - Sony Buys, Shuts Down OnLive

Submitted by Jay Maynard
Jay Maynard writes: The OnLive gaming service that rose from the dead and became an inexpensive way to get high-end performance on low-end hardware has now been purchased by Sony Entertainment. Their games, desktop, and SLGo Second Life services will all end on April 30, 2015, and be free to use until then. This marks the end of an on-again, off-again saga...

Comment: Mission requirements (Score 1) 229 229

Put simply, electric vehicles don't meet my mission requirements: a midsize SUV or station wagon (think Chevrolet Equinox, Lexus RX, Subaru Outback) enclosed carrying capacity for stuff and/or people, able to travel 300+ miles at 70+ MPH away from the Interstate Highway System, and able to do it again in 15 minutes, indefinitely.

How far away from being able to do that are we?

Comment: Re:So much for Debian 8, then... (Score 2) 338 338

by Jay Maynard (#49210205) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

No, not at all. In this case, though, it's not going in because of the animosity of one developer to all things Google. He didn't even bother to see what the change was about before shooting it down in flames.

The OS people are quite often right. Not this time, though.

Comment: Re:Debian 8 was already a lost cause. (Score 3, Interesting) 338 338

by Jay Maynard (#49210059) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

Of course, you ignore the multitude of technical arguments against it, centering on its monolithic nature and its propensity to devour everything in its path.

I don't have a lot of strong feelings about systemd, but it does strike me as fundamentally failing to understand Unix.

Comment: Re:So much for Debian 8, then... (Score -1) 338 338

by Jay Maynard (#49209207) Attached to: Google Chrome Requires TSYNC Support Under Linux

Actually, I use Linux Mint and OS X. Yes, I know Mint's an indirect Debian derivative, but 1) they derive directly from Ubuntu, which pays better attention to users, and 2) they don't call it GNU/Linux.

And Google has all of my details anyway; I switched from an iPhone to Android this last upgrade (a second-gen Moto X) because it integrates better with the stuff I was already using: Gmail, Google Voice, Google Calendar...

You know what? I'm not paranoid about Google. They don't care about me individually, and I opt out of their ad targeting. The rest I just don't care about.

The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination -- but the combination is locked up in the safe. -- Peter DeVries