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Comment: Re: wrong totally (Score 1) 268

by RavenLrD20k (#48651443) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down
On Cox Cable, if you go with the very basic package you only get the first 19 channels(including all the sub-channels of those 19). Fox is channel 6 and Fox News is 6.2. CNN is channel 33 and MSNBC is channel 42. Guess who's available on their minimal basic offering. Christ... Fox News is even available OTA locally since the broadcasters went digital.

Comment: Re: In unrelated news: Average IQ up 5 points in (Score 1) 268

by RavenLrD20k (#48651405) Attached to: Dish Pulls Fox News, Fox Business Network As Talks Break Down
No...his use of exert was correct - maybe not the best usage, but it was used correctly. His post's parent was attempting to make a mental effort to convince us that he was smarter than everyone...through an assertion. Either way, it's energy wasted.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 440

by RavenLrD20k (#48610177) Attached to: Federal Court Nixes Weeks of Warrantless Video Surveillance
This has been my argument since my first exposure to the American "Free Movement" propaganda in the 4th grade. Teachers didn't like that. Especially when I made statements on the order of "the U.S.S.R doesn't have checks on their people moving from providence to providence either." Hell, even to go into Canada, I remember having to pass through a checkpoint where they reviewed my dad's license before permitting access (passport wasn't required back then).

Comment: Re:currency (Score 1) 138

by RavenLrD20k (#48608925) Attached to: Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny
Yes. That would be why both oodaloop and myself said "...named after the British Penny" and "...the colloquial name 'pennies' to being a reference to the British Penny", respectively. I was corrected above to include Canada in the colloquial assessment, and I've found Australia uses the term as well. So, we have 4 countries -- Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. -- that use the term "Pennies" or "Penny" to refer to their lowest denomination of coin. Any others?

Comment: Re: First amendment? (Score 3, Interesting) 250

by RavenLrD20k (#48604521) Attached to: Sony Demands Press Destroy Leaked Documents
And if the data shows that Sony had a major issue with one of their projects that should have led to a recall of millions of defective units that lie in consumer's homes... where does that lie morally? Say hypothetically a certain batch of batteries were discovered to erupt horribly covering anything in a 50 yard radius in vile battery acid after a period of about 3 years...and customers are coming up on 2 years 11 months of ownership and Sony had no plans of releasing this problem to the public? Wouldn't the public news outlets be morally obligated to release this information in the interest of serving the public trust? Personally, I think if a news outlet has this info, they really need to pour through it carefully to ensure there's nothing "against the public trust," and destroy the rest...of course, since when has the news companies ever performed responsibly and morally when left to their own devices?

Comment: Re:currency (Score 1) 138

by RavenLrD20k (#48603499) Attached to: Amazon UK Glitch Sells Thousands of Products For a Penny
Although open to some level of interpretation of what country the word "we" in the parent was meant to represent, it can be presumed that the parent was using the "we" to refer to the U.S, as the parent goes on to link the colloquial name 'pennies' to being a reference to the British Penny. To my knowledge there is no other country in the world to use the exact word 'penny' or 'pennies' to refer to their smallest denomination ('peso' is close but still fails the string comparison).

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

We're talking consoles as dedicated game systems in boxes that connected to TVs, not PC or Mac. Of course PC's are going to be pushing out better graphics before consoles get there; it's the very nature of the beast and is no less true now than it was back then...which is why they're not allowed in this argument.

It's true that Elite was published to limited markets on the Family Computer in '91, it wasn't a true polygon 3D engine but instead a wireframe engine. StarFox on the SNES was the first game on a console platform that actually incorporated polygon rendering through the use of the FX chip to produce its graphics. Doom for the SNES came 2 years later and used the same chip. The argument was made elsewhere in this thread that StarFox wasn't a 3D game because it was a rails shooter. If you want to take that argument to it's logical conclusion (and be totally pedantic as well) we could say that nothing short of what's displayed on the VR displays could be considered 3D. The type of game isn't what makes a game 3D or not, but the rendering style.

C for yourself.

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