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Comment: Re:That escalated quickly (Score 1) 104

by gameboyhippo (#49596661) Attached to: Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering

I know you're joking, but in all seriousness its cultural. She shows me great respect and I'm loving towards her. As such, I admittedly don't experience the same levels of drama that my peers do. So my wife not going crazy was probably a bad example since that's not the norm everywhere.

Comment: That escalated quickly (Score 2, Insightful) 104

by gameboyhippo (#49595685) Attached to: Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering

While I see many challenges to geoengineering, talks breaking down into nuclear war is not one of them. I mean, I have challenging talks with my wife all the time about the budget, but I never think going into it that she's going to burn down the house in response to a dispute.

Comment: Re:ESPN delenda est (Score 1) 329

by gameboyhippo (#49563717) Attached to: ESPN Sues Verizon To Stop New Sports-Free TV Bundles

You are going to pay less for less. If one really needed all of those channels, they should subscribe to a traditional package. To put it in perspective, let's say you use a small jar's worth of mayo each month and mayo expires in 30 days. Should you really buy a 5 gallon container of mayo just because the cost per ounce of mayo is less? Obviously not since most of it would go to waste. Likewise, a guy like me wouldn't want to pay for a bunch of extra channels just to bring the cost per channel down. Instead I'll buy what I want and pay a higher cost per channel, but ultimately pay less.

To drive this home, I actually purchase every season of every current series I watch from Amazon rather than buy cable. It is cheaper for me to buy a season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D", "Once Upon a Time", and "Doctor Who" every year rather than pay the cost of a season every month just to watch three shows. Is cable's cost per show cheaper? Yes. But I care more about my total cost.

Comment: Re:Got Fiber? (Score 2) 101

I'm guessing that the fact that Google Fiber exists may strengthen their case to go through with the merger. They may argue that Google demonstrates that it is possible for competitors to pop up.

Hopefully if they try such an argument, the Justice Department would be wise enough to realize that the only reason Google Fiber can come to KC is that we don't have municipal enforced monopoly on Internet service. Even before Google, we could choose between AT&T, Time Warner, and Comcast.

Comment: Re:oh who cares... (Score 1) 225

by gameboyhippo (#49215929) Attached to: Another Upscaled Console Game: Battlefield Hardline

And I think that's a good thing. Back when I was a kid, everyone made fun of me for liking Street Fighter II better than the "realistic" Mortal Kombat III. I would hear how cartoony SFII was and how that somehow made it suck. Fast forward a couple decades and the vast majority of gamers today would say that SFII looks a lot better than MKIII. This, of course, was due to its timeless stylized graphics. Likewise, if you pop in "Jet Set Radio" for the Dreamcast, it still looks nice. But if you pop in a "realistic" original XBox FPS, it looks awful despite being on a more powerful machine.

Just like previous generations, the most memorable games of this generation of gaming hardware is going to be on the Nintendo consoles.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.