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Comment: Re:You mean BMW numbering? (Score 1) 103

by mobby_6kl (#49139405) Attached to: Intel To Rebrand Atom Chips Along Lines of Core Processors

Bzzzz! Wrong!

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newv...

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newv...

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newv...

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newv...

http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newv...

Nice try, but their new scheme makes no fucking sense at all so don't worry about it.

Before the recent change there was nothing to be confused about - you had most models in various body styles: coupe, convertible, sedan, or wagon. Of course it'd look ridiculous if they made even more (expensive) variants of the same car so they had to make a bigger mess to hide it.

Comment: Re:Video Editor and PCs Not Fixed Specs (Score 1) 143

by mobby_6kl (#49125519) Attached to: 18 Months On, Grand Theft Auto V's Mount Chiliad Mystery Remains Unsolved

Thanks, captain obvious! :)

No doubt that porting to PC requires some additional effort to develop and test for various configurations, but it's not that bad, not TWO YEARS TO PORT A FINISHED GAME bad. It just stinks of incompetence, compounded bad decisions (like the video editor, WTF) and possibly a desire to milk as much revenue as possible by releasing the same game three times.

Comment: Re:Look at the specs (Score 1) 177

by mobby_6kl (#49010123) Attached to: The First Ubuntu Phone Is Here, With Underwhelming Hardware

Sounds like my HTC Desire A8181 from five years ago:

Size - 4.0 inches (~61.3% screen-to-body ratio)
  Resolution - 480 x 800 pixels (~233 ppi pixel density)
  OS - Android OS, v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
  Chipset - Mediatek MT6572
  Internal - 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  CAMERA -2 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels
  BATTERY - Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery

vs

Size - 3.7 inches (~54.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution - 480 x 800 pixels (~252 ppi pixel density)
Chipset Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon (1 GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 200)
Card slot - microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included
Internal - 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM
Camera - 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Battery - Li-Ion 1400 mAh battery

http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_de...

Comment: Re:oh good grief (Score 1) 823

by mobby_6kl (#48877209) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

And that's hardly a secret. Designing a pleasant engine and exhaust sound has been around forever and everyone (appliance manufacturers excluded) is doing it. What is fairly new however is straight up faking it by playing pre-recorded audio through the sound system. At this point I think it's time to give up and admit that you're in a crappy 3-cylinder diesel shitbox that sounds like a tractor.

Comment: Re:Rent seeking (Score 1) 570

by mobby_6kl (#48868179) Attached to: Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Yep, and my citation is watching the stream. They did mention "windows as a service" or something like that, which is what got misinterpreted, but it was fairly clearly referring to a whole larger infrastructure with Onedrive and other cloud crap, various mobile devices tying together to provide a comprehensive "service" to the users.

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Jean Giraudoux

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