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Comment: Lawyers rejoice!! (Score 0, Troll) 114

by rodrigoandrade (#49113697) Attached to: Lenovo Hit With Lawsuit Over Superfish Adware
I fail to see what kind of financial loss Lenovo customers might have incurred over this incident to warrant a class action suit.

Business customers use their own system image so they're unaffected by this malware.

Home customers get to see different ads on their screen besides Google's own Adsense garbage. BFD!

This leaves us unscrupulous lawyers, who'll get all the money while customers who registered their machine will receive a $50 mail-in rebate on their next purchase.

Comment: Re:I don't want VR entertainment (Score 1) 74

by rodrigoandrade (#48811599) Attached to: Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality
Your great great great grandfather was long dead when Pong was invented.

Seriously, can you imagine ANY setting (besides an arcade parlor, which are few and far in between nowadays) where a gaming VR headset makes sense? Are you willing to buy more than one for when friends come over to play VR Wii sports? Are you going to plug it in a car's 12V accessory adapter to play during a long trip?

Comment: I don't want VR entertainment (Score 2) 74

by rodrigoandrade (#48809909) Attached to: Ars: Samsung Gear VR Is Today's Best Virtual Reality
Call me old fashioned, but once I get home from work, I want to sit on the couch, grab a gamepad and a beer, and play games. Not jump like a fucking monkey, not wave hands in the air like a cheerleader, etc.

VR seems to be more work than fun, especially if you want to get the fully immersive shebang, which will likely require that 360-degree treadmill thingy and a nice surround sound system.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Comment: Whatever... (Score 2) 47

by rodrigoandrade (#48690843) Attached to: Samsung To Discontinue Galaxy Alpha For Cheaper Galaxy A5
I'll take a plastic phone over a metalic one any day. Plastic is lighter, doesn't bend permanently (hello, iPhone 6 Plus), doesn't scratch as easily as metal, a damaged back cover is cheap to replace, etc.

Having said that, it's nice to see Samsung dropping one of its 943329658 SKUs for a change. Choice is great, sure, but too many choices is bad and confusing for most.

Comment: Re:didn't go didn't download, don't care (Score 1) 148

by rodrigoandrade (#48676149) Attached to: Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'
>I find the whole business with it, the hack & blaming North Korea to be a stupid fucking incident and I'm not rewarding Sony for being a cunt.

Speak for yourself.

I found it to be the most brilliant marketing campaign in ages. Everyone bought into the hype, including heads of the nations involved, and an otherwise stupid movie soared in popularity.

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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