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Comment Re:Steam machines were already useless (Score 1) 170 170

let me guess, you love to play games, and fancy yourself a geek because you know the specs of all the latest graphics cards ... but know nothing about software development or game development.

the proof is in the fact they games aren't ported unless there's an obvious revenue stream. if it was "easy" as setting some constant to "LINUX" they'd do that and make a few extra $. or, maybe all those game development studios and everyone employed therein are idiots and just waiting for someone with your insight on game development to enlighten them.

Comment Re:Steam Link (Score 1) 170 170

consoles have very custom hardware. i really can't listen to you if you are going to sit here and tell me they are "just PCs". they aren't. go do some reading. nothing could be further from the truth.

Furthermore, if there were magic future proof hardware, they would just put that in PCs as well.

the difference? consoles make money from people buying games. the console itself is a loss which is why they future proof them. if they had to R&D new consoles every two years they'd never make a profit. with PCs, the vendors make money from selling you hardware. they have zero interest in future proofing their designs.

Also, I can play high end games on a 10 year old PC. I just need to turn down all the graphics settings, which is exactly what the version of games running on old consoles do.

Xbox 360 outperforms your 10 year old PC in gaming. period.

Comment Re:..all versions of Android after and including 2 (Score 1) 120 120

If at first you don't succeed, fucking blame someone else.

Stop it, you are embarrassing yourself.

You read the part where Google patched AOSP in 48 hours right? WTF do you want them to do? They don't have the ability push updates to phones issued by Verizon et al., let alone some oddball carrier in Thailand.

Comment Re:Easiest question all week. (Score 1) 252 252

That may not sound like a huge percentage, but 17% said they weren't sure when they would buy one

considering the conditions under which we will be able to drive them (insurance, liability, and so) are largely not understood, i'm surprised it's that low.

the other people had various qualifications of when they would buy one

so people have questions about a a brand new product that for the most part isn't for sale yet, that 99.999% of them have never experienced. surprising stuff!

Comment Re:Keep it up boys (Score 1) 129 129

I keep thinking that we are going to see Google collapse in on itself when people realize that every dollar spent on internet ads leads to less than a dollar worth of increased sales.

except that's not true. it's all tracked. do you really think that despite seeing that ads don't result in clickthroughs, businesses still are happy to toss their $ in the garbage?

Comment Re:2GB per day? Really? (Score 1) 129 129

On Verizon's network, 1 GB costs $10, so 2 GB * 30 days * $10 = $600. That would be a big deal to me if my kids were playing this game with their 4G connection turned on.

which proves that this is not really happening in the wild, otherwise it'd be a much bigger deal. you'd be hearing about on the local news, not /.

Comment Re:Gee, I'm really torn... (Score 2) 129 129

Websites existed well before ads came around. There are other models to make revenue, be it subscriptions, microtransaction based clearinghouses [1], grants, or other ways.

the early web was experimental and non-profit, but that was really, really early. the internet boom has had ads since day one. there was never a time when websites were (primarily) supported by subscriptions, microTxs, etc.

but anyway, if people could make more money that way, do you think they would? or what, no one has thought of it yet, and the world's just waiting for your insight into website profitability? no, almost no one supports themselves in that manner because it's not viable. any web product i know of that has a subscription model does it as a side to the primary revenue stream: ads.

Comment Re:Sit down, shut up, and do your work... until... (Score 1) 165 165

I am a regular full time employee where I work.

so i guess you know what you're talking about then.

Vacations that any company gives you are not free time or vacations. You are paying for them by getting a lower salary/rate.

weird. everywhere i've worked, i've always made significantly more than the contractors.

roughly 1.8% more pay per hour

references? no? okay then.

Comment Re:Sit down, shut up, and do your work... until... (Score 1) 165 165

You can't just decide Monday morning that you're going to take a week off, but you can schedule it at your own pleasure, which if we translate, means whenever you want.

no, scheduling vacation weeks ahead of time during contract negotiations is not the same as "whenever you want".

and p.s., that's exactly how i've scheduled vacation, as a salaried, employee for 20+ years.

you are sucking the syphilitic cock of an unholy form of government

yep, you are clever.

Comment Re:Sit down, shut up, and do your work... until... (Score 1) 165 165

The fact that you can't understand

ooooh here comes the troll!

Nor does completely redefining what they said in order to make yourself look less ignorant. Which, btw, wasn't even a good try.

on the contrary, i was going on ONLY what was said, you're the one that's reading between the lines.

no more fucking waiting to *EARN* vacation hours...take them off when you want

contractors most certainly do not simply take vacation when they want. their clients need things done just as much as an employer needs things done from its employees.

sure you can take as much "vacation" as you want, as long as you don't need the pay. however, i wouldn't count unemployment as as vacation.

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else doing it wrong, without commenting. -- T.H. White