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Comment: Trevor rules (Score 1) 72

by Snotnose (#49703073) Attached to: A Look At GTA V PC Performance and Image Quality At 4K
Best character ever in a game you love to hate, hands down. Love the tattoo around his neck that says 'cut here'.

Oh, article is about 4k? Sorry, I game on a PS3. Gaming on a PC is better, except that during a couple lean years I got really addicted to gaming in my La-Z-Boy with my cat in my lap, on my big-ass TV.

Comment: I've got two (Score 1) 277

by Snotnose (#49701793) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What's On Your Keychain?
One has my house key, mailbox key, and bicycle key. The other has my car keys, dad's house key, storage locker key. When I ride my bike I leave the second one at home.

Started this scheme about 3 years ago when I looked at my keychain and realized I didn't know what half those keys unlocked, and of the half that were left I no longer had the lock.

Comment: Horse hockey (Score 4, Insightful) 461

by Snotnose (#49683775) Attached to: Does Using an AOL Email Address Suggest You're a Tech Dinosaur?
It means you've had the same email address for 15+ years and don't want to change it.

The only reason I finally got a gmail address was I wanted to be able to keep it through moving, changing ISP providers, changing jobs, etc. Having a consistent email address is a handy thing to have.

Comment: Been here 6 years (Score 1) 125

by Snotnose (#49618169) Attached to: I've had my current ISP (disregarding mergers) for ...
Have 2 options: Cox cable and AT&T Uverse. Had Cox for 6 weeks, it was utter horse stinky stuff. Switched to Uverse, first few years were good but they've been going downhill. Real close to cutting the cable this month, I expect my bill to jump up $40 this month (real close this time last year, they gave me a deal, same deal ain't good enough this time around as their service took a major hit last oct/nov).

Comment: Re:The 30 and 40-somethings wrote the code... (Score 5, Interesting) 553

by Snotnose (#49613957) Attached to: Recruiters Use 'Digital Native' As Code For 'No Old Folks'
"Digital Native" means you're obsessed with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Opentable, selfies, etc.

I was born in the 50's, bought a TRS-80 in '78 or so and have been programming ever since. Mostly device drivers, BSPs, etc.

I know more about computers than most digital natives, yet it's hard for me to get a job because I'm old, don't use FB, don't twit, don't insta, don't have a phone full of selfies, etc.

Comment: How is this a bad thing? (Score 4, Insightful) 355

I RTFA and don't get the controversy. Of course the data used to form regulations should be easily available to everybody. The only reason to use secret data is you want to hide something.

Not trying to troll here, just not seeing the other side.
PC Games (Games)

Kerbal Space Program 1.0 Released After 4 Years of Development 99

Posted by Soulskill
from the onward-and-upward dept.
hampton2600 writes: The beloved space simulator game Kerbal Space Program has just hit version 1.0 after four years in development. It has risen to prominence in public beta, but the full release brings a host of new features: "The flight model has had a complete overhaul, meaning the lift is now calculated correctly to all lift-generating parts, which includes lifting bodies. The drag simulation has also been completely revised, and uses automatically pre-calculated data based on the each part’s geometry, to be finally applied based on not just the orientation of parts in flight, but also taking other parts into consideration. ... A new heating simulation has been implemented together with the improved aerodynamics. Now, not only temperature but also energy flux is considered when making heat calculations, meaning radiative, conductive, and convective heating and cooling are all simulated and all parts have their individual thermal properties. Parts will emit a blackbody radiation glow if they get hot enough." To the mun!

Comment: Shows how many people were opposed to it (Score 5, Insightful) 86

If you think Wheeler nixed this out of the goodness of his heart, or a jolt of moral courage, you're naive. He wanted this merger to go through, but there was so much opposition he couldn't make it happen without everybody involved looking really bad.

The world is no nursery. - Sigmund Freud