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Comment: Re:Opcodes still burned in my brain (Score 1) 140

by Richy_T (#49400527) Attached to: Building an NES Emulator

The Pet was my first experience with networking. All the Pets in the room were connected to the same printer with Centronics cables (each plugged into the back of another). The printer was written to by outputting a byte to a port. I decided to see if it was possible to read the port and see the bytes that were being written by one of the other computers and it was.

Of course, "real" networking was already around by then but I thought it was cool.

Comment: Re:No one is forcing anyone to do anything (Score 1) 536

Satellite really isn't all that bad for some methods of working. It's the latency that's the problem so if you need to RDP or VOIP, you're out of luck. If you can work locally and upload/download asynchronously, you're probably in good shape.

A lot of the problem is modern workflow practices are geared to fast, low latency networks.

Comment: Re:Not going to use it (Score 1) 146

by Richy_T (#49167259) Attached to: Google+ Divided Into Photos and Streams, With New Boss

It sucks. I see a comment like "I can't use my computer because X" and I know the answer is Y yet I can't help this poor soul out even though I have a Youtube account and a couple of Google accounts because Google has a boner for getting people on G+. Too bad Timmy, no computer for you.

How do I turn off the Beta shit?

Comment: Re: Inclusion would lower it if anything (Score 1) 62

by Richy_T (#49121021) Attached to: Antitrust Case Against Google Thrown Out of SF Court

I haven't really looked into it but I believe it runs standard Android apps. Of course, without the Google services, a lot of apps won't run but that's more Google attempting vendor lock-in in my opinion.

I haven't looked into the Amazon app store so I don't know how good or bad it is. I do know that as an Android dev, I fairly regularly get contacted by people claiming to represent other app stores who offer to include my apps (or do it without asking) but I have heard nothing from Amazon so far (though I'm thinking I might try putting my apps up there anyway).

"Now this is a totally brain damaged algorithm. Gag me with a smurfette." -- P. Buhr, Computer Science 354