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Comment: Re:Zero G (Score 1) 201

by danabnormal (#37947614) Attached to: Simulated Mars Mission 'Returns' After 520 Days

I somewhat agree. One might be able to argue that it could be worse psychologically too. In that I mean that the participants still know that they are on earth, so why do I need to wait 6 minutes (guessing at a time delta here...) to get a response from 'earth' when I know that it shouldn't take that long. It could make a play on the frustration aspect of human psychology. If I were in space, I would just know that it's a limitation of radio waves being limited to the speed of light. On earth, it's just make believe. Just playing devil's advocate here.

I agree with all of that. I'm a smoker. If I go on a transatlantic flight, I not once 'need' to have a cig or a craving, because I know that it just cannot, in anyway happen. The second you get to the terminal is a different matter tho....

Comment: Re:That's cool, but my one grip still (Score 1) 309

by danabnormal (#37761734) Attached to: Android Ice Cream Sandwich SDK Released
Do you really need Bluetooth on all the time? How about a data connection? I tend not to look at the web in my sleep or if I'm gonna be in a long meeting, so I turn that radio off. Its a swipe and a press to turn them back on, it really isn't a hassle at all and the difference it makes isn't small.
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+ - Have I lost my gaming mojo?

Submitted by danabnormal
danabnormal (1945354) writes "Increasingly I'm being frustrated in my attempts to find a game I want to play. In an effort to catchup, I've been using my bog standard Dell laptop to dig out treasures I have missed, such as American McGee's Alice, Grim Fandango and Syberia.

I don't often get the time to play games so I like to have the opportunity to dip in and out of a title without feeling like I'm loosing something by not playing it for periods. But when I find a title I like... that time gets made. Heavy Rain is the last game that gripped me, that truly engaged me and made me want to complete in a sitting. I'm tired of the GTA formulas, bored of CODs and don't have the reaction to think on my feet for AOEIII.

Is it about time I tossed in the controller and resigned myself to the fact that the games I want only come out once in a blue moon? Or have I just not found 'that' one great title that will open me up to a brand new genre? Lords of Ultima is going OK at the moment, is there anything of that ilk I've missed?

What are your thoughts? Do you stick to a genre or have you found that you're finding it harder as you get, um, more mature, to find something you want to play?"

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?

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