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Comment: Re:I owned a WiiU for 1 month..... (Score 1) 203

by Kr1ll1n (#47599951) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

Boohoo, lazy basement dweller thinks he is the only person to work a twelve hour shift.

Ahh yes, another fine example of internet testosterone being used to overcompensate for intellectual deficiency.
I can't tell you if you are just that much of a Nintendo fanboy, or or if you are so young as to have never had your testicles drop in the first place.

Look, the tyranny of having to put down one remote control device in order to pick up a second device is perhaps a textbook example of 'first world problems'.

If I think it is a QC failure, and others do as well, we are entitled to our opinion no matter how much of a "first world problem" you think it is. We paid money for something, and if a part of it sucks, we are allowed to voice that opinion.

Hey, I can solve the world's problems in one go. You are an underemployed super genius. Nintendo is staffed and managed by people who are short bus riding morons. You go there, get a 9-5, and parades will be thrown in your honor.

Nintendo has been hemorrhaging money for quite some time. It may not be filled with "short bus riders" (way to demean a class of people completely unrelated to this discussion, you pantheon of moral character, you!), but it is led by someone who is ignorant of the reality of the market he is supposed to be serving. See below for reference;

https://www.google.com/#q=iwat...

Comment: Re:Nintendo Has an R&D Problem (Score 1) 203

by Kr1ll1n (#47584431) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

If you have 2 CPUs that are of a completely different architecture, it is a major fucking problem.
Can you tell me why VMWare has not been ported to say, Intel Atom?
You can get HP Moonshot servers with tons of nodes, but because the CPU is so limited and does not
support the same instructions as a Xeon, VMware will not run on it.
At all. Period.

And both the Atom and Xeon lines are x86-based.
CPU arch and instruction sets make a huge difference in porting.

Comment: Re:Nintendo Has an R&D Problem (Score 1) 203

by Kr1ll1n (#47584355) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

OK, it's pretty obvious many folks did not understand what I was hinting at, so here goes;

If I have limited resources and talent, I am not going to pick Nintendo, since what talent I do have does not have to be wasted on CPU\GPU optimizations. For Sony and MS, the HW is almost entirely identical. Yes, certain OS specifics are going to come into play, but those are minuscule issues in comparison to problems where a game expects a certain instruction set, and they have to port around it.

If I want to develop for Nintendo, I already know the market segment is much smaller, and it will require a pool of dedicated PowerPC folks to accomplish.
That being said, I can pick up people familiar with x86 pretty much anywhere and everywhere, and outside of OS deviations, I am covered for 3 different platforms.

It's a cost\benefit problem. Nintendo choosing to go PowerPC again this year has made the more costly platform, and further pushed 3rd party devs away.

Comment: Re:I owned a WiiU for 1 month..... (Score 1) 203

by Kr1ll1n (#47584259) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

Hey look everybody, it's the elusive self-righteous piece of shit!
I can't believe we are catching one in the wild like this. Boy are we lucky!

Seriously, go fuck yourself.

Judging from other folks commenting, I am not the only one who thought it was a failure of Nintendo to release it like that.
And hey, maybe after a 12hr shift at work, I and many others just want to chill out and play a video game.

What I don't want to do is play some bastardization of duck, duck, goose and musical chairs, just because Nintendo QC
was so inept as to let something like this slip by. If it warranted an update later on to address, it was a QC failure. Period.

Comment: I owned a WiiU for 1 month..... (Score 2) 203

by Kr1ll1n (#47579535) Attached to: Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

...took it back, and then spent the money on a PS4.

The UI was abysmal, the controller was abysmal, and the lack of account unification just drove the final nail in the coffin.
With my PS4, I can grab the controller, which has minor changes in comparison to the previous 3 generations, pick up a game, and get started.

With the WiiU it's an annoying game of;

1. Power on WiiU.
2. Pick up tablet to start actual game.
3. Grab WiiU Pro controller and play actual game.

With the PS4, it goes like this;
1. Grab controller.
2. Press power button to turn on controller and system.
3. Play game.

With the WiiU I had to touch 3 devices to play 1 game. With the PS4, just one device. Simplicity is key and king, so Nintendo needs to beat their R&D over the head with that concept. It is especially sad since Nintendo pretty much introduced the world to what is now the Sony and MS controller styles.

FWIW, I have been a gamer since the Atari 2600, so Nintendo has a place in my heart, but after the SNES, I was almost exclusively Sony.
I did buy a Gamecube at one point, but the lack of content and Mario Sunshine pretty much killed it for me.

Comment: Re:Wait! (Score 1) 250

Do you think it's just coincidence that virtually no one has more than 2 or 3 options (if that) for a broadband ISP? Telcos lobby local governments to get them to deny easement rights (among other things) to potential competitors.

http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...

Google received stunning regulatory concessions and incentives from local governments, including free access to virtually everything the city owns or controls: rights of way, central office space, power, interconnections with anchor institutions, marketing and direct mail, and office space for Google employees. City officials also expedited the permitting process and assigned staff specifically to help Google. One county even offered to allow Google to hang its wires on parts of utility poles—for free—that are usually off-limits to communications companies.

The municipality decides who covers their territory, and nobody else. Quit trying to blame a government problem on an already-stifled-by-the-government market.

Comment: Ignorance equally shared...... (Score 1) 250

By allowing only two competitors to serve the municipality, our own local governments are engaging in the violation of one or many anti-trust laws.
If the competitors serving said market are doing an awful job, it is up to the municipality to allow more competition to come in. Instead, since
they effectively own the market, they are wanting to compete in it as an effort to handle their own legislative ineptitude.

http://www.wired.com/2013/07/w...

http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...

Google received stunning regulatory concessions and incentives from local governments, including free access to virtually everything the city owns or controls: rights of way, central office space, power, interconnections with anchor institutions, marketing and direct mail, and office space for Google employees. City officials also expedited the permitting process and assigned staff specifically to help Google. One county even offered to allow Google to hang its wires on parts of utility poles—for free—that are usually off-limits to communications companies.

Comment: Re:Misuse of FOIA (Score 1) 231

by Kr1ll1n (#47446749) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

Looks like a -1, (didn't think this shit through) mod.

Federal regulations require e-mail monitoring to prevent leaks. He had access to systems that had no such monitoring.
Further, it is now a known fact that the NSA was monitoring and storing all digital communications they could get their hands on.

Failure to produce data he claims (and they don't deny) they had, is incriminating enough.

Comment: Re:Misuse of FOIA (Score 5, Informative) 231

by Kr1ll1n (#47443901) Attached to: NSA Says Snowden Emails Exempt From Public Disclosure

God damn you are either incredibly dumb, or an NSA shill.....

First off, lets begin with this: The Freedom of Information Act is NOT a fishing lure. It is not designed to request all the emails of a certain employee, nor should it. The FOIA is designed for targeted requests for specific information, not blanket demands so conspiracy theorists can try to dig for "evidence." The NSA should have ignored this FOIA act or pointed that out.

http://www.foia.gov/how-to.htm...

What can I ask for under the FOIA?

A FOIA request can be made for any agency record. You can also specify the format in which you wish to receive the records. You should be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies to do research for you, to analyze data, to answer written questions, or to create records in response to a request.

Furthermore, captain fuckface, let me explain how this shit works....

Second off, this story (and the multitude of Greenwald/Snowden cult of personality reposters) is missing the most important thing in the NSA's response, the last sentence:

For your information, there are no emails indicating that Mr. Snowden contacted agency officials to raise concerns about NSA programs.

That's the real story here. The FOIA request was trying to show that Snowden tried to warn the NSA about abuses but they ignored it, the fake story Greenwald and Matthew Keys are trying to push is that the NSA is somehow hiding it, the real story is that Snowden, Libtard hero, never even tried to whistleblow.

He's no patriot, he's just a cowardly little shit.

An FOIA request is made which would either prove, or disprove something in question. In this case they were trying to prove Snowden had attempted to run these abuses up the chain. NSA challenges the FOIA request, and will not produce evidence that they have stated they are in possession of. Remember, if the NSA had done no wrong, the e-mails would prove this.

Now please go fuck yourself straight to the fiery gates of hell. The US and the rest of the civilized world would do wonders without spineless cowards and traitors of your ilk. You are useful for nothing more than pig food.

Comment: IMHO, and solution....... (Score 1) 401

by Kr1ll1n (#47396925) Attached to: No Shortage In Tech Workers, Advocacy Groups Say

Doubled local-cost tariffs on the following;

Imported Labor
Exported Labor

Oh, you want to send a position overseas? What's the current market rate again? 80k/yr?
So you want to pay 10 people a combined total of 1.6m/yr vs. 800k/yr?

You cannot find any local talent that can do the job? Fine. You should have no issues paying the premium of local market salary x2 to bring someone in from out of country that can do it.

Comment: Damn people can't put 2 and 2 together anymore... (Score 1) 619

by Kr1ll1n (#47279053) Attached to: 2 US Senators Propose 12-Cent Gas Tax Increase

The taxes are too low because of inflation

VS..

The government spends trillions on wars and other federally chosen "investments"

WHICH ALSO MEANS...

Inflation goes up, devaluing everyone's income

ULTIMATELY LEADING TO....

Mass populace has a reduced standard of living and the government saying just like the people, they need more money.

YOU ARE WELCOME.

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