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Comment: Re:I'm curious (Score 1) 176

by cheesybagel (#47527177) Attached to: "Magic Helmet" For F-35 Ready For Delivery

The F-104 Starfighter was supposed to be a cheap Mach 2 fighter. It was precisely that. It was also designed in record time with nothing but drafting boards and sliderules. It was just accident prone. The F-35 has taken forever to develop, costs more than an F-22 per unit, is slower than the F-104 Starfighter from the 1950s. It uses less fuel and has more advanced weapons. That is about it.

Comment: Re:It was pretty cool in its day (Score 1) 192

by cheesybagel (#47527103) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

You can downmod other people and ignore facts you want you little pseudoanonymous shit. It seems you prefer to keep to your idea of what happened instead of reading the link the other guy gave you which clearly shows the EGA version of The Secret of Monkey Island came before the VGA version but the reality is still the same. Here have a quote from Ron Gilbert himself:

2) I was playing the VGA version that was released after the original EGA version. The original original version used 16 colors and the inventory was text only.


Comment: Re:It was pretty cool in its day (Score 0) 192

by cheesybagel (#47503311) Attached to: The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

For example when Monkey Island came out there was no VGA version. The best you could get was 4 color CGA graphics while the Amiga had more colors than that. Same deal with the sound when the PC version had FM synthesis in Adlib while the Amiga had 4-channel PCM digital audio.

The best experience for Monkey Island is installing the much later VGA version with Roland MT-32 audio. But for some games a VGA version never came out and the Amiga version of the game is still superior to the PC version in some way.

Once VGA and SVGA became commonplace the PC had better graphics. But the Amiga had better graphics than PC CGA or EGA.

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 777

by cheesybagel (#47496837) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

But what all the violence of the feudal institutions could never have effected, the silent and insensible operation of foreign commerce and manufactures gradually brought about. These gradually furnished the great proprietors with something for which they could exchange the whole surplus produce of their lands, and which they could consume themselves without sharing it either with tenants or retainers. All for ourselves and nothing for other people, seems, in every age of the world, to have been the vile maxim of the masters of mankind. As soon, therefore, as they could find a method of consuming the whole value of their rents themselves, they had no disposition to share them with any other persons. For a pair of diamond buckles, perhaps, or for something as frivolous and useless, they exchanged the maintenance, or what is the same thing, the price of the maintenance of a thousand men for a year, and with it the whole weight and authority which it could give them. The buckles, however, were to be all their own, and no other human creature was to have any share of them; whereas in the more ancient method of expense they must have shared with at least a thousand people. With the judges that were to determine the preference this difference was perfectly decisive; and thus, for the gratification of the most childish, the meanest, and the most sordid of all vanities, they gradually bartered their whole power and authority.

The Wealth of Nations - Adam Smith.

Comment: Re:Local testing works? (Score 1) 777

by cheesybagel (#47496795) Attached to: States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

The curious thing is even Adam Smith knew trickle down economics were plain bullshit. The fact is the wealthy already had their basic needs covered with the amount they spent. Any additional money they spend buying toys more likely than not will be buying crap from outside the US and thus funneling wealth outside the US. Case in point: where did Steve Jobs buy his yatch?

When income taxes were high a lot of the wealthy funneled the money into their corporations instead which ended up being a better deal overall rather than buying more useless shit.

"Confound these ancestors.... They've stolen our best ideas!" - Ben Jonson