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Comment: Re:Of course people who navigate... (Score 1) 97

by Nos9 (#45629557) Attached to: Need Directions? Might Not Want To Ask a Transit Rider

I was a living example of this on my trip to Japan. At first I only rode the subway everywhere... I knew which stops to get off at and which direction to go from there. Then I got a map and realized that I could walk to most of the places I wanted to go in about the same amount of time it took to take the subway, because I need not go out of my way being only able to follow preset limited transportation routes. Not to mention I got to see a lot more interesting places.

I used the subway when going back to the hotel from shopping, but to get to the electronics district in Osaka I tended to walk (unless the weather wasn't decent).

    Before then I had no notion of the spatial relationship of the hotel to the various shops.

Comment: Re:Just kick him out. (Score 1) 338

by Nos9 (#42485323) Attached to: Dad Hires In-Game 'Assassins' To Get His Son To Stop Gaming

I'd much rather give it to an organization that I can check references on that would provide those things to the person until they can provide for themselves. I do this for two reasons 1) the person cannot blow it on drugs,alcohol, hookers, or bathsalts. 2) I get a tax write off. The fact that my dollar is probably doing a lot more work doesn't factor into my personal reasons, but it might for some people.

Comment: Re:In defiance of Betteridge's law of headline: ye (Score 1) 333

by Nos9 (#42299125) Attached to: Will Tablets Kill Off e-Readers?

That's the thing that kills me about the tablets, or even my smart phone. I like being able to read my books on the go, but the fact is if I spend a couple hours reading a book on a non dedicated platform, the battery is getting low. Many e readers are still able to run for days of reading without having to be tethered to something.

Comment: Re:"Factory Reset" means nothing on the 360... (Score 1) 106

by Nos9 (#39533727) Attached to: Hackers Can Easily Lift Credit Card Info From a Used Xbox

You are correct, it's your shit now. Microsoft isn't stopping you from selling your shit. It's like bitching that the dealership won't help you transfer the title on the car you bought from them when you sell it to someone else several years later. It's your job to deal with that because it's your shit now.

Comment: Re:early Heinlein (Score 1) 1244

by Nos9 (#39270797) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

"Red Lightning", "Red Thunder" and "Rolling Thunder"

Apparently there is a new one coming out too, "Dark Thunder."
Besides I don't think they ever really said how old Jubal was, and of course he spent a good deal of time in a stasis bubble by the time Rolling Thunder came along. And she was of legal age.

Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass produced with unskilled labor. -- Wernher von Braun