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Comment: Re:show me the measurement for programmers (Score 1) 515

by aliquis (#48678119) Attached to: Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

Also how much is great design vs great programmer?

I mean, Facebook is supposed to be worth over 200 billion USD.

By now I guess they have some very talented staff too.
Maybe they have forever, what do I know.

I've never felt the product was very impressive. The third party applications? Then again they was annoying.

Comment: Re:Effing Grinches That Spoiled Christmas (Score 2) 159

by aliquis (#48674105) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

Yeah, it's just nasty.

But games can be played offline too. But maybe not when it's new and one want to sign up and such?

Gift day is the 25th in the US?

As for board-games I thought about that when I was over at a friend who have an Xbox One and we were supposed to play some and it wouldn't connect for us either.

He don't play them but I do and I had just got Dungeon Lords Anniversary Edition from backing it on Kickstarter and there's little chance that "wouldn't run" if you had anyone to play with.

Then again didn't the Xbox One go for as low at $299 or something? I think the US price of that game was $90 so.. Whatever one want to pay that for some card board, paper, wood and glass pieces (+ plastic insert! How modern!) is up for everyone to decide I guess :)

Much more variation and more single player content, dexterity and story to be told on the Xbox One than the board game.

Comment: Re:Except Game Servers Aren't Down (Score 1) 159

by aliquis (#48674097) Attached to: Xbox Live and PlayStation Networks Downed By Apparent Attack

There's GOG.

Which doesn't have any such system.
Is usually cheaper than Steam.
Often have extra content over Steam.
Give away games not given away in other places.
Also have Linux client.

And so on.

But it doesn't give Steam keys and don't have as much client software. So if you want to brag about your Steam games or Steam achievements or take part of the Steam community whatever that really is it won't cut it.

But if you only want games and want to be able to play them without problems and cheaply it's likely better than Steam.

Comment: Re:I RTFA'd, and I still want to know... (Score 1) 183

by aliquis (#48669389) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

I assume due to motion blur because things moves in frames and they aren't razor sharp so the video content will flow into each other anyway.

Some games have motion blur but if you base that on the previous frame you will still see part of that frame and hence likely react slower because you're still seeing old content.

Considering some monitors do 144 Hz and GPU-synced I don't think it's much of an issue with the right equipment though.

Comment: Re:As Russian (Score 1) 263

by aliquis (#48665093) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

What do you mean with the European Hamas part?

I think all of west is open to have Russia join them.

The thing just is that Putin say "NATO moves close" and Russians on RT always trash talk especially people in Poland saying how they are whores to the Europeans.

And then there's the military spending, increases, exercises, "oups I lost my ... in your territory" and flat out denying everything though no-one believes that anyway.

Russia is a bully and try to scare people to like him ..

That obviously doesn't work very well.

You can't convince Finland that "Oh joining NATO would be bad for you and destabilize this region!" but at the same time joke about how Finland is next.

Or tell Estonia and Latvia that that there wouldn't be much left of their countries if a major conflict broke out in the area and then assume that they will be like "Great my Soviet over lord!

All of them want to join EU and NATO.

None of them seem to beg for joining the Soviet union.

I wonder why that is ..

Painful integration for whom? For Russia or Europe? Don't you mean for Russia?

But Russia isn't all that far from Europe anyway. Here in Sweden we import a crap-load of people from for instance Somalia and well.. A crap-load of Russians would be a major upgrade.

You're at least well educated and come from a real working country.

Comment: Re:China has to buy US bonds ... (Score 1) 263

by aliquis (#48664999) Attached to: Serious Economic Crisis Looms In Russia, China May Help

And what if the US government chose not to sell bonds to them?

In case you haven't noticed the US government always run on a deficit and have loans of 18 trillions.

(I guess they could monetize it all by selling to the FED who just burned them or whatever to push down the dollar. I don't know whatever that accomplish much. I assume Americans want to buy foreign products.)

Comment: Re:The Legit Bay (Score 1) 79

by aliquis (#48638669) Attached to: Anyone Can Now Launch Their Own Version of the Pirate Bay

The Artists Bay?

What about one with deals with companies but where you either have to share up to a ratio of say n:1 (n=10 or 20 or whatever, hence fix their distribution) or pay say "more than the average" to not be forced to do that?

With money going in being distributed to those who contributed their work (maybe over number of downloads but then again I guess people would cheat.. so - Yeah. Maybe not a good system after all?)

Sure there must be a way to charge a reasonable "media fee" and then provide a competitive "media access"?

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.