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Comment: Mm.. (Score 1) 91

by Ventriloquate (#36316800) Attached to: Experimental "Smart Town" To Be Built In Japan
I think having unique houses gives neighborhoods character. Also, I wonder what they will do about security, seeing as if they make it the same in all of the houses, you only need to break the system once before getting full access to everyone. (assuming it's done centrally like everything else mentioned in the article.)

Comment: Re:Teamspeak (Score 1) 395

by Ventriloquate (#35298314) Attached to: Talking To Computers?
I second that, in the case of actually hearing people online, I think it is highly overrated. I disable all that built-in voice crap myself. (like in SC2)

As for computers, until they can make computers able to promptly and accurately execute complex commands, the idea of voice communication with computers seems to be counterproductive.

Comment: Causal Relationship? (Score 1) 220

by Ventriloquate (#35065978) Attached to: Are Gamers Safer Drivers?
To develop a relationship between the two is difficult at best due to all of the factors involved. One might take the gender of gamers into consideration or try to measure the impact of one game versus another, but in the end, you still have to deal with additional factors like what sort of information people take away from games and actually apply to real world situations as well as what really qualifies as a good decision in traffic given multiple factors. I think it is better to slowly pick out the effects of gaming on individual measures of "driving performance" before coming to something as grand as a definite relationship between driving and gaming. That's just me, though.

Seen on a button at an SF Convention: Veteran of the Bermuda Triangle Expeditionary Force. 1990-1951.