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Comment: Ask other retro communities (Score 2) 66 66

There is a fairly healthy C64 community, including electronic engineers and tinkerers, who have been able to build replacement power supplies for the good ol' breadbox given that it had particularly ugly power supply issues as well.

I don't think it would be too difficult to ask them to take a look at the BBC Micro to see what could be done there....

Comment: The article is useless without benchmarks (Score 2) 76 76

There, I said it.

Interesting way to mount the graphics card in the tower case though.

These graphics cards are becoming so bulky, they're just about ready and willing to snap the PCI-express ports with their sheer bulk, assisted by gravity. Perhaps a better question to ask is whether case designers are willing to go along with AMD's proposed redesign?

Comment: Visible controllers (Score 4, Interesting) 105 105

The article does raise one major issue with VR in regards to controllers.

Every time I've experimented with the Oculus, I have to place my hands on the keyboard to find the controls before I put the headset on... BEFORE I being to wear the Oculus. Otherwise, I drop the headset on and feel around for the keyboard.

This is incredibly clunky. I should be able to see my controller with the headset on. The VR system needs to detect controllers, and what's displayed on them, as it does head motion tracking.

So there is still plenty of work to do there.

Comment: AUSTRALIAN culture (Score 1) 776 776

[quote]It’s whether men in America and around the world are going to be duped by explosions, fire tornadoes, and desert raiders into seeing what is guaranteed to be nothing more than feminist propaganda, while at the same time being insulted AND tricked into viewing a piece of American culture ruined and rewritten right in front of their very eyes.[/quote]

I'm going to be more insulted by you confusing Max Max with "American culture", when in fact the original Mad Max movies were out-and-out Australian!

Comment: Anecdotal evidence (Score 4, Insightful) 241 241

There doesn't seem to be much factual evidence to make the claim that "It's unequivocally better than performance on OS X,"...
The claim, by it's very language deletes a lot of information making the claim worthless.

Unequivocally ... (says who?)
Better... (by what standard?)
Performance (by what metric?)

I know that this is probably just a personal blog with an opinion.... and he does want to quantify the claim with stats... but it's a bit too early to make the claim.

Comment: Re:Stalemate AI (Score 1) 38 38

Well, thank goodness it's a game where thermonuclear war has no real world consequences!

I suppose the AI should probably consider economic sanctions, black-ops interference, and cultural dominance as a means to crush nations into poverty and anarchy and eventual revolution - at which point they can be invaded.... you know, to make the game a bit more like real life in the post-nuclear age.

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