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Comment: uhh.. (Score 1) 330

by SuperDre (#46806645) Attached to: Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

It really is BS what has happened, as the water in the reservoir is going through a filtering system before it actually hits the pipes, at least that's something I hope it is, otherwise there are much MUCH worse things to worry about.. Hell one dead animal in the reservoir is much MUCH worse than even a football team pissing in the reservoir.. IMHO they should fire the person who decided to drain the reservoir..

Comment: Re:That's pretty stupid (Score 1) 135

by SuperDre (#46705507) Attached to: A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

Well, you forget one thing, Facebook bought Instagram and let it do their thing without real interference (even though it IS a service that is ripe for being facebookyfying (as I call it)), just like they did with WhatsApp and a lot of other companies they bought..
Facebook will certainly provide a service for the Oculus which is more in their vein, but it will also be just a hardware device which will be usable for anythingelse just like games, without any facebook connection..
You really are ignorant if you think the direction of the Oculus Rift will change in a way that would be bad for VR, think again..
And then you even mention Google, a company that is even MORE set on monetizing people's data, even your mail/documents.. So if you have a gmail account or an Google accound you are really just a hypocrite for saying something about Facebook..
Let's not forget, facebook is in business of making money no matter how, so if they Oculus Rift is a succes they'll make money no matter what, being it through the hardware as being through other extra VR services..
And at the moment there is no other VR competitor that is in the same ballpark as Oculus, especially as most 'older' VR competitors have always been doing consumer VR as an extra but mostly were building stuff for the millitairy and industry where money isn't really the problem.. Also Mobile tech has only become really usable for VR the last few years..

Comment: uhhhh... (Score 1) 111

by SuperDre (#46682981) Attached to: EU Should Switch To ODF Standard, Says MEP
How would moving to ODF allow real innovation compared to using the latest word format (for instance), does changing the format make writers more innovating? only a moron can come up with such a stupid reason, and the bad news is, most members are just such morons... The real innovation would come if they decided to get rid of a lot of moneywasting meetings/reports/dinnerparties, and actually cutting costs by really doing work instead of just lobbying and wasting everybodies money...

Comment: just stop it.. (Score 1) 178

by SuperDre (#46682915) Attached to: UAV Operator Blames Hacking For Malfunction That Injured Triathlete
This only shows that UAV's should only be used by licensed people with certified/licenced UAV's.. Some people think UAV's aren't the same as RC planes/helicopters, but they are wrong, in most countries they fall under the same law's as RC planes/helicopters (because that's exactly what they are).. So this UAV shouldn't have been near/over any person at all.. This moron should stop blaming other people, he decided to use the UAV and therefore he's responsible.. Epecially if the consumer UAV is so easily taken over by just channelhopping of a mobilephone...

Comment: but.... (Score 1) 101

by SuperDre (#46634665) Attached to: How a 'Seismic Cloak' Could Slow Down an Earthquake

what are the consequences of sending those "anti-waves" on other parts of the world, there is a reason those 'waves' are going on.. those 'waves' are also a way of releasing kinetic energy that has been building up, but what will happen if you just send the released energy back, it might just pop out at the other side..

Comment: hypocrite (Score 1) 300

Yeah, he also said he wouldn't do a xbox 360 version and a xbox one version.. guess what.. he did.. the man is just a sell-out like anyone else.. If the plaform attracks a good revenue you would be stupid not to support it.. And let's be honest, Minecraft really isn't a game, it's just a social gathering where you can build stuff, it really doesn't have a goal... (but that's just fine for people who love to 'play' it, so don't get me wrong)..

Comment: simple (Score 1) 490

by SuperDre (#46590941) Attached to: Are DVDs Inconvenient On Purpose?
the biggest reason would propably be that not everybody has a good enough internet connection to be able to stream without problems.. It isn't too hard to come up with that reason.. And let's be honest, not all streams are even up to DVD quality.. Yes, streaming is easy, but if the quality still isn't really great (high compression rate, macroblocking, fuzziness, no DTS or better sound) for me I still keep putting in my dvd's and bluray's..

Comment: Re:Dubious commercial prospects (Score 1) 100

by SuperDre (#46527739) Attached to: Oculus Rift Developer Kit 2 Ready For Pre-Order Today
I also just ordered mine.. And I also have a VFX-1, and a VR920, but the VFX-1 is far superior IMHO to the VR920 which really has a crap tracking (with every update it even got worse, like the tracking was hardcoded for the US (and I'm on the other side), ofcourse it did have better displays, but due to the crap tracking the VFX-1 is still number one.. Especially when it comes to comfort, it sits so easy on your head, and with the flip-up vizor it's great for sitting behind your desk..

Comment: Re:Entitled Asshole (Score 1) 199

However, the modern crop of Hollywood movies are just not worth the ticket price.

Well, why do you want to watch them anyway?
Everything is becoming more expensive, people want higher wages, the money has to come from some place.. A can of cola is also much more expensive now than it was in the 70's...
If you think a modest 42" TV is better, than you really are going to the wrong movietheaters..

And what is reasonable? some people think 1 dollar is still too much, others think 10 dollars is still too cheap..
Let's not forget those movies costs millions of dollars to make these days (again, people want more wages) and that money has to come from somewhere.. If people keep pirating movies, it'll take longer for the producers to get their investment back..

And as I said, if you think current movies are crap, why watch them anyway, even the bad remakes.. Let's not forget, movies/series are still just luxury products, so if you think it's too expensive, just leave it be and wait until it pops up at some tv-channel near you, where you 'pay' through having to watch ads..

Comment: Re: I'll make it easy (Score 0) 145

by SuperDre (#46503657) Attached to: US Navy Strategists Have a Long History of Finding the Lost
Cellphones don't have the range to connect to a celltower over land, unless the plane is flying very low.. But a plane flying that low would be spotted immediatly.. This is also one of the weird things about 9-11 where they claim people used their cell-phones up in the air... It wasn't even possible back then without special hardware in the planes (unless you had a satelite-phone), even these days you'll need extra hardware in a plane to be able to use a cell-phone..

Comment: Re:Please.... (Score 1) 321

by SuperDre (#46472079) Attached to: Google Sued Over Children's In-App Android Purchases
Uhm.. the parents are still completely responsible for what kids do on the devices, the parent could also choose not to activate the account before kids play with the device.. Parents are ALWAYS!!!! responsible for what their kids do, nobody else.. Sueing a company for the lack of control of the parent is just ignorant and only shows how stupid some parents really are by not taking the responsibility they have as parents.. If the kid goes to amazon with daddies account and buys everything there is, who's fault is it? amazon? ofcourse not...

Comment: pfff... (Score 1) 461

by SuperDre (#46461771) Attached to: The $100,000 Device That Could Have Solved Missing Plane Mystery

it's easy to say, 'only $100K', but having to fit a complete fleet of planes makes it a very expensive extra, especially with the financial problems the sector already has..
But then again, why would a system like that cost a $100K, I can't believe a 'simple' satelite telephone would be sufficient to stream the data to a basestation, hell it also can be used then to monitor the plane when it goes off the radar..
But people making claims that it 'only' costs $100K are OR selling the device OR are really ignorant in what it actually costs to outfit a whole fleet of planes with those..

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