For a minute there I thought we'd have to stop washing our shit away with drinking water.
It is most definitely scrip.
The old mono palm-pilots were fantastic and I still haven't found an app that can hold a candle to the Palm suite. The battery life was phenomenal and it's only recently I've had a backlit e-reader again.
The c64 silicon really is amazing compared to contemporary systems. While the overall system arch is a bit of a hack, the silicon could only have come from a unique environment like Commodore.
Gates isn't saying that we'll all be using tablets, but that for the vast majority of users, convergent devices are more convenient and suitable.
Workstations will become niche as per servers, but they will remain. The trend started half a decade ago when notebooks started outselling desktop PCs.
You were always a unique take on the home computer.
Code is certainly the reason I bought my Froyo phone, I think it's nice that google released the code. I won't get mad at them unless they reneg on the ice-cream sandwich release. Then I won't buy any more.
Until then, I don't own any honeycomb device nor will I buy.
It turns the screen and border black on the Vic20.
While I love the Commodore computers, I can appreciate the Speccy as being the "good enough" computer which has some great software. While the c64 has impressive custom silicon, the overall system architecture is a bit slapped together. Whereas the Speccy is clearly a masterpiece of minimalist engineering and design:
- Great BASIC
- Clever use of surplus RAM
- ULA for system logic and video
The original dead-flesh design also looks fantastic and tiny. In 1982 it wasn't clear that the c64 would become the powerhouse it was and if Sinclair hadn't fumbled their supply chain, Commodore may have really needed that c16 line.
Yes the Vic was the direct competitor along with the parallel launch Oric-1. The Spectrum's design ethic and price point precipitated the Commodore 16 directive from Jack Tramiel, which disintegrated into failure after Tramiel left.
The most popular titles today all have excellent couch co-op and multi features. Examples:
CoD Black Ops
Gears of War series
There are also countless local multi games available on services like Xbox Live Arcade and PSN..
Damn straight. OpenBSD has been free of blobs for years now and that system works great. I'm glad Debian team is focussing their efforts on this as Deb is my favourite Linux system.
With two well supported OS built from 100% free software, even sceptics will always have an escape chute.
Considering the maze, gameplay, characters and name are all direct copies of the original game by Namco/Midway. Aside from the clear trade of Namco's Super Pac-Man, Pac-Man was the case that set precedent for "look and feel" with its quashing of KC Munchkin, a distinctive yet pac-man influenced title.
Namco have also recently released a new Pac-Man game of which yours is a direct competitor. Don't waste your time on this, do something else.
Yes, both Nod and Kaspersky are excellent programs. I found the advantage of both over other products is that they transparently proxy network traffic. Other products operate on file access events only. Nod has the advantage of being cheap.
I don't know where all this DLC hubbub is coming from, but I see it posted everywhere. It is a meme propagated by self-entitled moochers without any sense of history. Nobody is forcing you to buy DLC, if you don't think a game or DLC is worth the money, don't buy it. Simple.
I can think back through gaming history, buying Ultimate Doom; an expansion which would create furor in today's climate. I also bought Quake and QuakeII expansions. Even going back to the 80s where games like Mercenary had the Second City expansion.
Thinking about it, I can see a parallel in the recording industry where we would buy LPs, with select songs being sold as singles often with good B-side tunes. Should the B-side tunes be given away free to those who purchased the LP?