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Comment: Re:Movement precsion VS Look precision (Score 1) 139

by Molochi (#45111185) Attached to: Valve Shows How Steam Controller Works In Real Life

Ten years ago and further back I used to play most PC games with a KB, Mouse, plus Joystick setup. That was for UT99, QuakeIII, Tibes2, and Mechwarrior2 and 3. also Sturmovik

In particular the joystick, having a twist grip, allowed (in MW3) relative movement mapping while allowing the mouse pointer to be free to point at things anywhere on the screen. So say in in a mech I could be moving "forward", rotate my torso 70-80degrees right, use the hat to shift my field of view 90degrees further to the right of my torso facing, and use the mouse to target things behind me with right arm weapons or anything that could lockon. My favorite setup of any game for controls.

Sadly much this functionality and immersivness was removed from MW4 because it was designed for the Xbox controller and thus had no provision for targeting things with a free mouse cursor.

Comment: Re:Breaking Bad (Score 1) 45

by Molochi (#45000211) Attached to: Facebook Delivers Viewer Engagement Reports To TV Networks

TLDR, way better than Darth f'n Vader in Star Wars.

It's more of a cautionary tale. The main character is freed from a measure of fear of consequences by certain death and uses his chemist knowledge to make a quick buck to pay the bills. But it turns out, being really smart makes him quite good at being a badguy. Being masterful at something is seductive and he slides into the evil while justifying his actions, always viewing himself as the hero. But in the end he realizes the truth.
 

Comment: Re:"personal use" on flight-critical device (Score 1) 244

by Molochi (#44999883) Attached to: Delta Replacing Flight Manuals with Surface Tablets

SOP is you train for your first plane as an "engineer" and if you're good you choose between first officer and then captaining the plane or upgrading with more training on a different plane. Though the constant divestiture of senior talent on corporate airlines I sometime feel like the baggage handler got promoted to captain.

Comment: Re:Hmmm... (Score 2) 233

by Molochi (#44995475) Attached to: Producing Gasoline With Metabolically-Engineered Microorganisms

The idea of "nature" was given that name to describe the portion of the world which is outside of the works of man. Using the term Nature presupposes a separation between what man controls and influences and what we do not. The idea that man is an outsider to nature is very old and entwined with many other ideas and ideals. At it's core is the idea that our sentience allows us a measure of control over the universe to shape as we will.

 

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