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Comment: especially like the wallet integration part (Score 1) 119

by swschrad (#47758737) Attached to: Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

you are chasing a wooly mammoth buck-naked with a fork. we determine you need titanium toe rings with 6-carat blue diamonds. why? hell, just because. your credit card on file has been decremented ten million dollars. now your avatar jingles as you run.

perhaps you want an elephant gun now? please enter a new valid credit card number...

Comment: they've been doing this with CD for 30 years (Score 1) 193

by swschrad (#47738763) Attached to: Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

they had cold-storage CD jukeboxes at (well-known HVAC) back that far for old catalog crep. heck, they had rooms full of videotape carts in TV stations back that far... take your pick, VHS pro or Beta Pro. robotic storage is way old, just the medium changes, depending on what you are used to in your industry.

Comment: slashdot already tagged this stuff (Score 2) 257

by swschrad (#47733273) Attached to: When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model

long time ago, a slashdotter cut right to the chase when he posted "Microsoft is not a software company. they are an abuse company. they utilize software to inflict their abuse." somebody tore down the copy I had hanging next to the copier, so alas, I cannot credit the statement properly. easily 10 years ago, and it hasn't changed since.

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