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Comment: Re:WTF (Score 4, Funny) 58

by MobileTatsu-NJG (#48621629) Attached to: NASA Tests Feasibility of 3D Printing on the Moon and Other Planets

Latin is a dead language, please understand that.

People keep repeating this line ad-nauseum, spouting 'language is dead', etcetera. They might have bona-fide complaints, but maybe they're an alias for a different annoyance, perhaps that they didn't pay enough attention in school circa 9th grade to maintain a simple conversation on a site known to attract tech-lovers. Ergo this problem will not be solved quickly.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 1) 222

I'm using camera controls in every game I have played on the PS4. I have no idea what you're talking about, that concept is alive and well because... making games in 3d requires it.

Also the camera controls on the flight simulator are not the same thing. You don't use the camera in a flight simulator to tell the game which way you're going.

I'm not even sure why we're arguing about this. The N64 came along and everybody else quickly changed direction. Sorry.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 2) 222

I don't see any camera controls there, I don't think you have an apples-to-apples comparison here. It's also worth pointing out that even if it did work that way, it didn't usher in an 'era'. Nintendo was the one that drove that, hence the mad scramble for Sony and Sega to copycat the controller and integrate it into their next round of hardware.

Comment: Re:Nerd Point of Contention (Score 2, Insightful) 222

Brrrrzzzt wrong. The N64 brought analog control and independent camera movement to the console race. Those are two critical ingredients for the '3D era'. If you'd like to point to the PC, however, you may be able to regain footing with the point you're trying to make.

Comment: Re:the mysterious "us" (Score 1) 178

by MobileTatsu-NJG (#48568259) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

There are Earthquake *cycles*?

SoCal was very active with earthquakes until about the turn of the century. It went pretty quiet for over ten years. This year it started being active again. In fact a quake near downtown LA triggered aftershocks that lasted for two weeks. It proved that an early-detection system can be built and they're in the process of getting that properly proposed now.

If it'll make you happy, call it a trend. Whatever.

Comment: Re:the mysterious "us" (Score 5, Insightful) 178

by MobileTatsu-NJG (#48567121) Attached to: LA Mayor Proposes Earthquake Retrofits On Thousands of Buildings

if the public good is really being served here by improving safety of citizens, why isn't the discussion framed more along these lines?

I'm guessing because California has been in the news a lot lately for serious financial issues. The knee-jerk reaction is criticize LA for even more wasteful spending, and why not.. it's fun. La la land is silly, right? Normally yes, but the problem is that they're unaware that this was motivated by *two* significant earthquakes this year, signaling the end of a decade-long low cycle. They're actually doing a good thing, here.

Real Users find the one combination of bizarre input values that shuts down the system for days.