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Comment: Re:Remember, not illegal! (Score 2) 165

by astrokid (#35140062) Attached to: Verizon iPhone Is Now Jailbreakable

I always wonder who these folks are that want to jailbreak for purposes other than unlocking.

I can't speak for anyone else, but I would jb for two major reasons.

  • 1. BiteSMS - Ability to send/receive SMS within another application. Not having iOS exit my current application in order to just read an incoming messages makes me wonder why this isn't a part of the core OS yet.
  • 2. 3G Unrestrictor - It is nice to be able to download or use various applications without having to be near a WiFi spot.

Comment: Wii Emulator (Score 1) 310

by astrokid (#32125424) Attached to: Wii 2 Delay Is Hurting Nintendo
I'm surprised no one has mentioned Dolphin, the Wii Emulator for PC ( http://www.dolphin-emu.com/ ) which allows for users to play games at higher resolutions (720p/1080p) . Most games look jaw droppingly amazing using the textures already available on Wii discs. I wouldn't mind the successor to the Wii having tighter controls and HD games.

Comment: Re:Dupe, (Score 1) 417

by astrokid (#26222587) Attached to: Is the Gaming PC Dead?

I think the problem is not just higher production costs, but that the games themselves cannot take advantage of having 3 or more GPUs. The diminishing returns of having more than 1 GPU fall off harshly after adding the 2nd GPU.

So true... unfortunately the e-peen potential is limitless.

Media

+ - NFL tries to stop widescreen S**** B*** viewing

Submitted by tfm55x
tfm55x (109613) writes "CNN / Sports Illustrated has an article that describes how the NFL is attempting to put a halt to a church's planned S**** B*** party because the church plans to use a projector to display the game on a large screen and "..the NFL objected to the church's plans to use a projector to show the game, saying the law limits it to one TV no bigger than 55 inches." I'm surprised to see the word 'law' used in this context."
Quickies

+ - Does sprawl make us fat?

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Ant
Ant writes "This Science News article talks about the relationship between city design and health. New transdisciplinary research is exploring whether urban sprawl makes us soft, people who don't like to exercise move to the suburbs, or, more likely, some combination of both... Seen on Boing Boing."

Sentient plasmoids are a gas.

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