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Comment: Re:Good (Score 1) 166

by gl4ss (#49491795) Attached to: 2K, Australia's Last AAA Studio, Closes Its Doors

I don't want to play NES games.

I want to play games like Ultima Underworld, System Shock and other innovative titles that had great stories, atmosphere and gameplay and felt alive.

Skyrim comes close but it doesn't really feel like 20 years of advancement to be honest.

the retro fad is.. well, it's lazy, from game design perspective almost as lazy as cod.

Comment: Re:Real fight (Score 1) 175

by gl4ss (#49491781) Attached to: Cyanogen Partners With Microsoft To Replace Google Apps

this is just ridiculous.

BTW Microsoft already has android integrated maps, bing etc etc. In Asia you can still go to a shop and big a Nokia X - with microsoft services.

they did shut down their own sw marketplace and replaced it with operas now though iirc.

bottom line here is this: cyanogen mod guys can go fuck themselves and MS doesn't have a friggin clue what it wants to do(first shutting down their, bought from nokia, android development and then paying some other guys to do the exact same fucking thing).

Comment: Re:You Can See (Score 1) 110

by gl4ss (#49491677) Attached to: An Engineering Analysis of the Falcon 9 First Stage Landing Failure

sure you will, they have different uses.

thats why your modern normal smartphone has both a gyro and an acceleration detector chip. older phones tend to just have the acceleration detector. you can use the accel chip for detecting orientation, if you are not slowing or speeding up into some direction...

sure.. the gyrochips might not have an actual old school spinning device inside but they function the same.

Comment: Re: AAA studio? (Score 1) 166

by gl4ss (#49491619) Attached to: 2K, Australia's Last AAA Studio, Closes Its Doors

no, it's the marketing budget.

why? if it's "aaa" is decided before release.

case in point, aliens: colonial marines. piece of shit with shit assets, but the pre-release marketing material was good and they had pre-release events for the press in a big way.

also, I would go further to argue that some titles some companies tried to label as "indie" were AAA titles by this standard too. like, you know, Journey etc. supposedly indie titles YET somehow they had pre-release money to send press packs to every known gaming publication worldwide.

Comment: Re:Just say "No". (Score 1) 140

by gl4ss (#49491585) Attached to: Google Helps Homeless Street Vendors Get Paid By Cashless Consumers

yeah the "facers" are the most annoying.

especially after you realize that they're employed by greenpeace, unicef or whoever the fuck and don't even give a shit about whatever cause they're trying to raise money for.

I used to be approached by such friggin daily walking in Helsinki. I mean, they speak that the roma beggars are a problem but you will encounter MORE "facers" for charities than those. they use same tactics to get your money as the roma too, moral blackmailing etc usual stuff. the only difference is that the roma sit quietly by whilst the facers will try to get you to sign up to give monthly donations. they don't even fucking accept cash, because it's so much better business to get your phone number and monthly automatic donation!

Comment: Re:More patents for microsoft? (Score 2) 66

by gl4ss (#49483103) Attached to: Nokia To Buy Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 Billion

in the "more advanced" tech circles(on slashdot) we discussed though which parts of nokia actually were sold to Microsoft(basically, the part that made windows phones), not the networks part. ironically, the networks part had been doing not so good for a few years BUT was ok and is still kind of OK when microsoft crap was dumped on nokia. Also to note, the networks part was called Nokia Siemens Networks due to a merger a while back(fairly recently the requirement to keep siemens in the name expired).

which maybe begs the question, why the fuck did Microsoft even buy it? well, to make _sure_ that Nokia didn't bring any more android phones to the market(x,x+,x xl, x2 in asian markets were released shortly before the takeover). for Nokia it gave the possibility to shed thousands and thousands of people and dump them to be microsofts problem(and microsoft has since been firing them out of a cannon on the job market). without the deal, even with Elop the Trojan at the helm, it was unsure if _anyone_ would have been producing Windows Phones anymore. However, you could also then ask why Microsoft didn't just start buying phones from a contract manufacturer and sell them with their own name(which is what they're effectively doing now anyways!! since they dumped the nokia name from the microsoft phones and it runs a full microsoft stack AND they didn't even buy the Maps portion of the old Nokia! they're still paying for using that shit)

also, Nokia that remains is barred from selling Nokia branded phones for a few years. they're free to sell a Nokia branded tablet though and they are doing that(also running Android).

Comment: Re:Well... (Score 1) 118

by gl4ss (#49483079) Attached to: Jack Thompson Will Be Featured In BBC Film 'Grand Theft Auto'

they're going to show him for what he was,

a guy trolled into giving the game loads of publicity while failing to sue the game.

I mean, it's well known that the reason why GTA 1 got so much press for it's violence etc even before release was that the game promoter made the "negative" press happen.

(it was a good game for a few weekends too, gta1 that is. I had not read any press about it before playing)

Comment: Re:What the hell is going on a the USPTO? (Score 1) 58

by gl4ss (#49452449) Attached to: After EFF Effort, Infamous "Podcasting Patent" Invalidated

you got some post 2000 examples of that?

srsly.

besides, they're using the same millions blabla invstments zillions years blabla argument for software as well.

and the hardware patents i've recently seem have been fairly obvious answers to problems as well. like, have a problem where the 3d printed object contracts too much and breaks because ambient temperature is too low. what is the patented solution to the problem? raise the temperature of the build chamber. so they end patenting hot air. no novel method for doing it either, just the obvious solution of pumping in hot air.

Comment: Re:not for users (Score 2) 54

by gl4ss (#49452295) Attached to: Nokia Networks Demonstrates 5G Mobile Speeds Running At 10Gbps Via 73GHz

2gb has been a standard data cap for nearly ten years.
in markets where people are shafted anyways...

and hey, even when they introduced gprs, the standard limits in markets where you weren't getting shafted were 100mbytes and 20mbytes. but that was a lot after 1999. in 1999 you would have been paying per minute on gsm to get a 9600bps connection. that's why gprs when it came was such a huge booster - it made mobile web possible.

basically what I'm trying to get to is that usa data caps have been fairly stationary despite post 3g technology hitting the market. it's really not about anything else than that people are stupid enough to pay 60-80 bucks plans for that kind of shit, so why should they adjust it?

and back in Finland 7 years or so I was torrenting 24/7 on uncapped 3g prepaid that was 10 euros a month. do you even have the option for doing that yet? no? your operators are screwing you over.

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