Not sure why you got modded down to 0, but the article definitely needs some fact checking. Especially the last line about ships using large FUSION reactors. Looks like an investment scam more than a breakthrough...
Your memory of AD and my memory are completely off. The first release of AD was horrible when compared with NDS.
So what would call someone like me, who isn't a "hater", but is sorely frustrated that we are weeks from release and so far we have none of the features we were sold on.
You call out Hit Detection as a bug, but you missed some pretty significant bugs:
1 - Movement / stuck on terrain. Getting stuck on cigarette butts is getting old
2 - Heat. PGI has severely mismanaged the heat system due to a lack of understanding of the IP they bought.
3 - Built in Comms.
4 - Community anything. A lobby? anything?
5 - Jump Jets. No ability to add directional movement, just up/down and coasting if your moving before jump. Defeats the purpose of sitting behind a terrain feature, jetting up and over and raping your opponents back armor.
6 - NO REPAIR / REARM - this pretty much removed the ability to constrain resources. Want to reduce the prevelance of AC/40's, reduce AC
7 - HSR / hit detection. I play a spider, and I get tired of being hit by rounds that go wide away from but HSR decides that the shooter's screen is the authority.
(I play a spider because it is about the only mech that I can play a "phoenix hawk" type of role. The blackjack was a horrible implementation of that role)
8 - game modes.
9 - Terra Therma - the pinnacle of PGI demonstrating the complete lack of testing / program management.
Of course the biggest issue, PGI basically completely reversing decisions on things like 3PV. The outrage has been turned into "haters" on 3PV thanks to PGI spin. The reality is, this is the most measurable aspect of the community realizing that PGI is unable/incapable of delivering on the originally advertised game by "release in september."
Show me a restaurant that serves food straight out of the oven and into your mouth... Well prepared food is allowed to "rest", where as mc-d's serving temp was 180.
Too bad the constitution does not apply for military members. Since he volunteered, he is now beholden to the UCMJ, which is much more restrictive than federal law. Imagine a world where having an affair is a federal offense...
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And I'm sure you have well documented and certified research to back up your statements... Especially the nutrition ratio magically is increased in organic farming. I think that has been debunked about a billion times, including the documented research from Penn and Teller.
Organic food is a luxury, and will kill millions of people if it is mandated worldwide.
Different view of the landing - shaky cam, and bad audio to boot : http://youtu.be/p3Xyj-KIuUg
More like a merge of the Palm WebOS UI with Chrome. If it is the same, It's actually pretty cool and not just pretentious BS advertising.
Seriously? Is a well designed file system error handling routine worth 2x - 5x premium you pay to use sparc? considering you could create redundant hosts and multipath solutions with the savings.
Everyone thought I was insane when I said that the HP laptop keyboard was made by chinese torture masters.
If you RTFA, you would have determined that the flight control system is not infected, and the the systems that are in question are ancillary information systems. Think of a monitor with google maps...
The reason they use removable HDD's is probably so they can model the necessary mission data offsite, and then "replay" it at mission time.
Did you / have you brought any legal actions for the breach of rights committed in the pursuit and eventual arrest of you? Do you feel the violations were similar to ones now being taken against "terrorists"?
IBM was a Services and Software company with a personal PC division that was only known for one thing (thinkpads). They had to sell of the thinkpad name to sweeten the turd that was IBM's desktop line.
HP is not in the same position. HP is known as a consumer electronics company, and is trying to enter the software / services business.