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Comment: Give it 10 years (Score 1) 442

by sinnergy (#42542305) Attached to: The Trouble With 4K TV

Consider the state of network technologies 10 years ago. There is so much that can be done in the last mile by actually deploying fiber, combined with up and coming high speed switching speeds that I don't think this will be a problem long.

Whether people want to invest another couple grand on a new display, that's another thing.

What they *can* do is put that kind of resolution on desktop displays. Please, enough with the "1920x1080 is high resolution" bullshit. We all had the ability to do 1600x1200 on CRTs over a decade ago.

Comment: Great idea, annoying controls (Score 1) 113

by sinnergy (#41910379) Attached to: MIT Slows Down Speed of Light In New Game

It's definitely an interesting game, but I found the controls particularly horrible. I understand why they are the way they are. Going from near light speed to a dead stop without any deceleration is rather unrealistic and vise verse. However, from the perspective of it being a "game" it was downright annoying.

Great concept, though, and definitely an interesting learning tool. It'd be even more fun if one could adjust the variables directly and and explore the consequences of those variables more deeply.

Comment: Re:Games are already too expensive (Score 2) 323

by sinnergy (#40656793) Attached to: EA Outs <em>Battlefield 4</em>, Plans To Charge $70 For New Games

I think you are full of bullshit, how can you judge an online game if you played it for only 3 days

The same way you and I judge a movie after watching it once for the 90 to 120 minutes it takes to watch it. The insinuation that you have to invest literally days into something before you know if you like it is absurd. If we were to do that for everything, none of us would have time to find anything we like. For those of us with jobs and families and might only have an hour or two a day (if we're lucky) to play, we need to know quickly whether or not this is something we want to invest our precious time with.

Comment: Re:About what you'd expect (Score 2) 35

I agree. I would have loved additional time to think about and clarify what I wanted to communicate. Unfortunately the only good time to talk on camera was during clean-up, when my brain was already fried and sleep deprived!

Sometimes I think I should document my experiences in writing, until I realize others have done so in the past and did so better than I could ever hope to do myself.

Comment: Re:This was very good (Score 2) 35

That's a really great point. We do release all of our recorded presentations on line after the event, but woefully lack any real documentation of what goes on outside of the talks. If someone is willing to act as event historian or documentarian, I would certainly welcome their input and go out of my way to accommodate them.

Comment: Re:Large grain of salt (Score 2) 35

I am proud to stand by my words and my event, regardless of it's success. This year's attendance was in fact slightly lower than last years.

As for misappropriation of funds, I would be very interested to hear how you came to that conclusion. For various reasons, I have lost tens of thousands of dollars running this event over the past 9 years. Was it worth it? Absolutely.

I am sorry you didn't get much value from it. Thankfully there are a lot of other events out there that may be more suited to your needs.

"There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." --Arthur C. Clarke

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