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Comment: Re:Titanfall's pros and cons (Score 3, Funny) 117

I've played both and I'm actually partial to the XOne version. The game "feels" better designed for a game pad vs mouse/keyboard, and it has the pacing that's better suited to relaxing on the couch. WIth the titans, the fast twitch you get with the mouse isn't as big a deal, and the wall running stuff lend's itself better to a controller situation. I think a lot of FPS stuff fails to translate to console, but some of them can be quite good if the dev's think about it beyond "right stick == mouse look".

Comment: Re:I have your conversion right here... (Score 1) 860

by badboy_tw2002 (#46411493) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

You're talking like half of that is a manual process (authenticate against the server? You mean click "I accept the ToS"?). The most folks ever do is download a newer graphics driver. That's a maybe, and the game will probably still run even if you don't do that. And most of the time the driver just downloads when you plug in the USB port. Your one button joystick may not have needed a driver, but your sound card certainly did. Forget about adding that throttle.

Uninstall those rose colored glasses bro, clicking "launch" on steam is far far easier than gaming in the DOS era ever was.

Comment: Re:I have your conversion right here... (Score 1) 860

by badboy_tw2002 (#46409937) Attached to: Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Totally. I know most of the games today require you to edit a special autoexec.bat, install drivers, himem, etc. just to get to the damn title screen. Not like the old days when you just installed them and ran.

Wait, I'm confused. Are you talking about gameplay?

Comment: Re:SF is easier to hack than that (Score 1) 240

by badboy_tw2002 (#46218651) Attached to: How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

Not sure why you got modded troll, you speaketh the truth, and from a place of honesty at least. I had a buddy that came into town and crashed with me that rode to work every day. He legitimately thought you didn't pay going downtown, only back when had to go through a turnstile. That's how lax the enforcement is/was.

Of course, in the past two years (more?) they now have the "enforcement mob" of twenty or so dudes in orange vests waiting with a cop to hand out tickets. They go to different stops every day so a 100% evade rate is probably more unlikely now.

Comment: Re:Go for it (Score 1) 240

by badboy_tw2002 (#46218573) Attached to: How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

No they don't, but you can use it within SF in conjunction with the local pass. They do have a bulk discount ticket at 6.25% and that in turn can be paid for with a pre-tax account, so if you're a frequent rider any edge (20% _might_ be ok) is erased. That and you're likely to be using a card, not a ticket, with an attached value. I guess if you wanted to wait at a machine every day to get the ticket, then find someone to swap with you could make something happen and save a few percent, which maybe gets you to a few tens of dollars a year.

This is a cool exercise in theory, but I don't think anyone is about to start doing this.

Comment: Re:Sucks to your ass-mar! (Score 0) 93

by badboy_tw2002 (#46189717) Attached to: Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)

Hear hear!

And correct me if I'm wrong, didn't the UI go through a major revision 6-7 years ago - what we're now calling /. classic? An lo there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth! But now its apparently perfect and has ALWAYS been the UI. Fantastic.

But please, continue with the 'revolt' - everyone is leaving to go to Kuro5hin anyways!

Comment: Re:Range anxiety isn't really rational (Score 1) 357

by badboy_tw2002 (#46143001) Attached to: Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For World Record

Why does it have to be gas stations? If they're really serious, have every McDonalds & Walmart install 3-4 charging stations at their stores. Then you at least have a place to sit or something to do for the half hour the super charger takes. Its not like you specifically have to be a gas station with all the associated hardware to install these things, its much much simpler than burying a giant tank and coming up to code and all that.

Comment: Re:Applications? (Score 1) 114

by badboy_tw2002 (#46123107) Attached to: Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

No I understand it I assure you. Again, why would you want to block the airplane sound coming in but not going out? Is there a specific reason you'd need to not hear the engines but hear what's going on outside form within the engine? Or from outside the cockpit but not vice versa? Neither of those are a good reason. And there's no way a sound damper wall or insulating material is more expensive than something filled with tiny fans.

Comment: Applications? (Score 4, Insightful) 114

by badboy_tw2002 (#46121739) Attached to: Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

Music studios yes, but why would airplanes want to transmit sound from inside to outside, or vice-versa? Same with motorways. You definitely want to block traffic noise from adjacent buildings, but why would you care that folks in the cars can hear whats coming from the buildings? Just block it all.

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