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Comment: Re:Mods anyone? (Score 1) 208

by kamapuaa (#48430115) Attached to: Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

There was some game where a girl went to an abandoned house and it turns out her sister was a lesbian. It was like reading a young adult novel.
Kastle Krashers was OK for 10 minutes but the gameplay didn't have much depth.
Papers Please was an interesting gimmick where the gameplay got old fast.
Ilomilo (actually, on the XBox store) is a fun puzzle game, but something I just pick up every once in a while.
And probably a few others I can't think of right now.

Just in general, what I've seen hasn't convinced me there's a whole new world of great games I'm missing out on. Also, it seems like a lot of them can be played on even a really old non-gaming PC.

No interest in mods, really.

Comment: Re:Bad sign. (Score 1) 191

by ColdWetDog (#48426575) Attached to: Lessons Learned From Google's Green Energy Bust

No, THE PROBLEM hasn't been solved. THE PROBLEM was "avoid climate change associated catastrophe". That's was their retrospective pointed out. Even had they come up with a 'free' solar panel, it would not have decreased CO2 output enough to avoid the forcings found in current climate models (whether or not you believe in that model is irrelevant for the sake of this discussion).

That is an important distinction. They basically ran the numbers and figured out they could not 'win' this one. But you have to look carefully at the rules of the game they decided to play. It is possible that Google could have developed something that made a bunch of money but in the end, would not save us from the Dante-inspired future envisioned.

We're doomed....

Comment: A CS degree is a pretty good base (Score 1) 157

by SuperKendall (#48420495) Attached to: Number of Coders In Congress To Triple (From One To Three)

To get a CS degree, he would have had to do a fair degree of programming - but even better is that he understands concepts like O(N) difficulty... it's important to have an understanding that sometimes things are not very possible because of sheep computational needs.

Comment: Re:Consoles should just go away (Score 2) 208

by kamapuaa (#48419423) Attached to: Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Gaming PCs already exist. Everybody knows about them. A lot of people choose not to buy them. What's to be gained by taking away options from consumers?

Personally I enjoy my XBox very much, and have about zero interest in getting a gaming PC. If I was into MMORPGs or was a hard-core FPS player that would probably be different.

Comment: No. Just no. (Score 1) 103

by smooth wombat (#48418219) Attached to: Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

We, the taxpayers, have already paid hundreds of billions to private companies to give us the astoundingly fast broadband speed of 10 Mbps (on average) in this country, two DECADES after these same companies assured us they would get us 45 Mbps by 2010.

There are already enough fees levied on users, for numerous such issues, that money can be moved from area to another if necessary.

Instead of adding more costs to consumers, how about having the companies do this work for free since they failed so miserably the last time we gave them taxpayer money? Considering the sorry state of affairs of broadband in this country, this is the absolute least these folks could do to justify their existence.

Comment: Re:Chicken/Egg (Score 1) 192

by SuperKendall (#48414737) Attached to: Toyota Names Upcoming Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car

Electric vehicles need less recharging stations because most people can recharge at home.

You all are not thinking about what happens if EVERY car is electric. Suddenly all apartment dwellers, or people that travel a lot each day need just as many "filling" stations, and because they take so much longer to fill it easily balances out the number of traditional gas stations needed because of terrible charging throughput.

"Those who will be able to conquer software will be able to conquer the world." -- Tadahiro Sekimoto, president, NEC Corp.