One simple mechanic that some Ouya games use is that you can only play for a limited time every day, say 10-20 minutes. That works very well for puzzle games or games like Counter Strike. A short story based game where someone might simply play through the story in small pieces, 10 minutes a day, could maybe be limited by a total ever play time. So from the first time you install it you can only play x minutes (enough to get through max a 1/4 of the game or so)
Just to give a second oppinion I can say that I really enjoy my Ouya that I bought in August. I payed $149 (one extra controller) and honestly almost felt it was repaid after the first weekend of playing games and having a blast with my girlfriend (Hidden in plain sight, Bomb Squad, Suction co-op). And now that I've discovered XBMC and spend countless hours playing Nimble Quest and Knightmare Tower the cost is completely written off.
I really like the simpleness of most Ouya games. I just don't have the time to get into some long complicated game any more, so most new AAA titles don't attract me. But my previous console was a Super Nintendo, so my reference frame might be different from many hard-core gamers
I have experienced some un-responsiveness with the controllers which went away after a reboot, but none of the other problems you describe. Maybe many of the issues that the Kickstarter supporters experienced in the beginning has been fixed providing me with a generally more positive experience. Also I just feel completely amazed at the power you can pack in such small item and for such a small cost. The same goes for the games, I mean, most of them are cheaper than my lunch!
So, thank you very much for supporting the Ouya on Kickstarter, allowing people like me to enjoy it. I'm sorry it didn't live up to your expectations. For me it really doesn't matter if the Ouya is "doomed" or not, I'm enjoying mine plenty anyway.
Can't decide whatever to post as AC or aliquis. Score mod points and karma or forever be seen as a drug lord by the NSA.
The things you do for karma.
Reading the comments on that G+ link one quickly learns that M-66 are apparently common firecrackers and that she posted the picture on July 4, a day I believe many associate with fireworks and firecrackers. I'm not saying your post is factually incorrect, a woman did indeed seem to post a picture of something explosive on Facebook. But to me that rather supports the absurdity that I believe the original article wants to point out. If you collect everything someone (or even worse a whole family collectively) writes or reads online and filter for a broad spectrum of keywords you can make up a juicy story on just about anyone.
At first I agreed with you and thought the GP wasn't aware of the concept of chaos (small errors in input give large errors in output). However, that's not what he wrote. He correctly pointed out that the rounding error is much smaller than the error from the initial measurement. Logically it should be the dominant error that first leads to chaotic behavior. The problem then seems to be over-belief in the forecast due to not accounting correctly for the measurement error. Long before any rounding errors start to play a role one should have stopped the simulation as it didn't predict anything useful anyway.
But as far as I can understand there was no patent of design patent involved, at least I can't find anything on patents.google.com for that guy. There was only the CC-NC copyright clause of the drawing.
I'm very curious as to what your point was regarding this. Continuing to pay without using the service is of course the wet dream of any subscription based business, including Spotify, Netflix and also your gym. Could you elaborate a little bit on why you think the study is flawed? Are you saying people are paying for Spotify but are still pirating music, but yet music piracy goes down for some other reason?
Which is exactly why it was the perfect quote for this occation! Same words, even same meaning, yet suddenly almost opposite meaning. Loved it.
Replying to myself with some more information in lack of being able to edit Slashdot posts. Apparently it was a conscious decision to go with the fox instead of a panda as the panda "didn't quite conjure up the right imagery". So there you have it.
From this blog I think the original sketch up for the logo looks more like a panda while the final rendition was for some reason made to look more like a fox. But maybe it's just my mind playing tricks on me. I honestly never knew a fire fox was a panda and not a fox (or just a made up name). And I had also completely forgotten about Phoenix and Firebird.
Damn. All those mod points last week, and now when I for once run in to an under-moded AC post, of course I have non. I would love to read a comparison between the D-Wave computer and analog computers.
I did just did that, as a response to reading this thread.
Open the Systems Settings (called gnome-control-center if you want to run it from a terminal)
In the first tab "Search results" disable "Include online search results" and "Record Activity"
5. Our Obsession with Iran - They share a border with Israel
Iran shares a border with Isreal? Is this from the new Iranian "Google maps" we just heard about?
I'm not the original AC, but my short answer is: Yes. Maybe it's related to me being a european, and brought up on the "metric" system. But I don't think I would hesitate for a nanoyear to mix any prefix with any unit.
See, that's what we get from NOT having a language police. Språkrådet should just stop observing peoples sloppy and bad writing and instead dictate how we should write. Then they could simply choose the word "obinglingsbar" instead