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Comment Re:Steam Link (Score 1) 170 170

Except that they have a lower level API and as they are a single hardware target games can be heavily optimized, Steam Boxes do not have these advantages thus need more powerful hardware for the same result. Nor do they have a manufacturer willing to have little profit or a loss on the hardware in order to get them in the hands of consumers.

For some reason people expected both games optimized for Steam Boxes as well as cheap hardware, neither of which were ever going to be a reality.

Comment Re:stupid article (Score 1) 484 484

Unfortunately there has been a trend lately on Slashdot where the editors accept a lot of stories from people linking to their own site. I guess this is acceptable in the Twitter world but doesn't match a meritocracy where users submit interesting stories instead of pumping up their page views.

Comment Steam Link (Score 2, Insightful) 170 170

is only what, $50 compared to $350 for an Xbox One? If you're looking for PC -> TV streaming that will be far more economical than buying an Xbox.

Steam Boxes have always had questionable value, they aren't going to be as efficient as consoles and do you really want that gaming PC in your living room?

Comment Re:Can they bill your email address? (Score 5, Interesting) 213 213

This aligns with my question, so he feels there is some malicious person doing identity theft.... except that for some reason they used his wifes real email address? An identity thief does everything they can to ensure the original person isn't aware that someone is using their identity, not use an address that goes directly to the original person.

Comment Re:My Plans for Firefox (Score 1) 208 208

Anecdotally I have chrome tabs crash, I do not see firefox crash. What do you mean stick to it? If the OS needs the memory it will be relegated to swap, at which point if you resume using the tab you need to wait for the OS to retrieve it from disk hardly 'smooth'.

Happiness is a positive cash flow.