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Comment: Hours Played is a bad metric. (Score 4, Insightful) 118

by LurkerXXX (#46773609) Attached to: Steam's Most Popular Games

The 'Hours Played' is a horrible metric. I've left Civ V running for days when I play in the evening, but don't bother quitting when I go to bed and work in the morning, then come home and play for an hour or two in the evening. 6 hours real play, 72 recorded as 'time played'. Same for other games.

Comment: Re:Yeah, probably a VGA screen (Score 1) 272

by LurkerXXX (#46772803) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

>Why is capacitive touch so important

Because most resistive screens sucked, that's why. I worked with quite a number of them, and yeah, sometimes they worked with a thumbnail, and sometimes they didn't. Not acceptable for use.

We had these and a number of other tablets. If you wanted to actually get anything done, you used a stylus.

Comment: Hardware has advanced in 13 years. (Score 3, Insightful) 272

by LurkerXXX (#46772113) Attached to: Nokia Had a Production-Ready Web Tablet 13 Years Ago

There were a ton of internet devices a decade ago. I had drawers full of literature from a lot of companies making new ones. We wanted to use some badly for at-home patients for a research study. We didn't buy any. Why? They were expensive, and they sucked. There are reasons tablets didn't take off 13 years ago, and it had absolutely nothing to due with market-research.

Comment: Re:Envy (Score 1) 140

by LurkerXXX (#46772003) Attached to: Bill Gates Patents Detecting, Responding To "Glassholes"

I could afford one. Most folks working in good tech jobs could.

I have no desire to wear one. I've got a smartphone when I want to do those types of things. I have no need to have a camera always recording things, and when I want to look at a screen, I generally want to be able to type into it, not speak into it. That just disturbs people near by. I'm more of the opinon of folks using mass transit in Japan. I don't want to hear your conversations. Even if it's a conversation with your tech.

Not many people wear those stupid gimicky watches that link to your smartphone either, although those are even cheaper. Just because something is tech doesn't mean people want it.

Comment: Re:Why are you such an asshole? (Score 1) 290

by LurkerXXX (#46415875) Attached to: Interview: Ask Theo de Raadt What You Will

Yes, OpenBSD's main projects make things like carp, pf, etc. That seems to be the focus, and how most users use OpenBSD systems. I'm not sure how the Firefox thing is a worry to most folks who use and trust OpenBSD for their use. I've had a lot of OpenBSD machines over the years, but I don't think I've installed X Window more than a couple times.

Factorials were someone's attempt to make math LOOK exciting.