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Comment: Re:They're not free (Score 1) 125

by aliquis (#49604745) Attached to: Should Developers Still Pay For Game Engines?

$120 a year and it's a needless cost for anyone trying to get into gamedev. The pay-when-you-make-it approach of UE4 and Unity is much easier to stomach when you're new.

True. But the answer to

If you're a developer, is it still worth paying for a game engine?

Is equally simple.

If it benefit you more / give better results / save time which out-weights the price then sure it is.

Comment: Re:danger vs taste (Score 1) 630

by aliquis (#49564237) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

The "diet" anything or aspartame?

While aspartame isn't supposed to taste just the same as sugar it's usually used with acesulfame k and that's supposed to taste similar.

Personally I've eaten lots of it and I don't notice any weird taste.

I know saccharin and cyclamate has been considered worse for longer and that there's taste issues with those but I always see this damn comment about aspartame sweetened things but for obvious reasons normally from people who don't consume these products.

But is it really about aspartame or is it about some other sweetener and these people just haven't tasted enough things to have a good opinion and is just bunching it all together?

And if so is it worth a 5: insightful?

Comment: Not sure - I've seen it around other places too (Score 1) 484

by aliquis (#49553203) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Are the Most Stable Smartphones These Days?

iOS Ãr apple fÃr folk som inte vet vad apple Ãr...

Har och anvÃnder idag.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- skrÃp
Iphone 5 <-- skrÃp
Google Nexus 6

OSX Ãr apple fÃr mig.

He/she claim iOS is for people who don't know what Apple is and says he/she think that OS X is Apple for him/her.

But that's not the important part, the important part is what he/she uses today.

Imac 27"
MBPr 15"
iPad Air 2 <-- trash
Iphone 5 <-- trash
Google Nexus 6

The original post ask where Apple is headed today since the person feel the quality has dropped. He/she talks about the Macbook Air though. Which is a cheaper laptop.

Comment: Re:Cheap in which universe?! (Score 1) 174

by aliquis (#49533255) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

You don't need to take it anywhere.

Also the tablet doesn't need to be for you.

I don't remember what the point was but maybe it was it wasn't such competitive and awesome stick for $150 at all considering there existed tables with similar specs in that area.

If the tablet are cheaper and one could turn of the screen then I guess why not.

Comment: Re:Cheap in which universe?! (Score 1) 174

by aliquis (#49530473) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

but realistically, where else are you going to get a $99 general purpose desktop computer that you can put in your pocket and carry around?

Uhm, his post started out with pointing out the tablets..

They even work as "general purpose computers" (where did desktop happen?) to a larger degree because they also have SCREENS.

Comment: Re:ISTR hearing something about that... (Score 1) 162

by aliquis (#49519525) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

Proof and proof.
I just ask why.

You seem to suggest whatever IO/s value they mention won't be there longer / in reality / whatever.
But you don't say why and I have no fucking clue why that would be the case so I'm just curious / wonder why.

Ok, so maybe they do have some cache then? I guess if it was writes it could had been the OS which held the writes in RAM for some time. For reads that would possibly had been harder.

Then again if it was numbers from the manufacturer I guess one would had wanted to see them from the drive itself.

Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition. - Isaac Asimov