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Comment Re:Forgotten (Score 1) 295

Yes i was thinking the same thing, the same problem is always ignored for electric cars, the way our electric grid is designed just does not support this kind of use

im guessing one possible solution would be to precharge a secondary battery in the charger slowly and then charge the battery though that not the grid, however that would be expensive and not every efficient

also you dont really need 30 seconds, 5 minutes would be good enough

Comment Re:Not a huge surprise... (Score 1) 303

agreed, however the 9.5 still sits proudly on the second place in metacritic, just check out the quote :

"A near-perfect fusion of the classic simulation game with modern social and online play elements. It is in every way the fully realized evolution of the franchise and a much welcome iteration, perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun in the most efficient way possible. "

i want to give them credit for coming out and taking it back (regardless of the stupidity of numerical scores) but im having such a hard time doing it after reading that quote "perfectly engineered to dispense the maximum amount of fun in the most efficient way possible" ... jeez

Comment fine, fix permisions while you are at it (Score 1) 337

I dont mind this move, its perfectly understandable, what i'd like them to fix is the stupid way permissions work, now everything asks for access to everything, enough is enough if they want to keep growing as a platform they need to give the user more control by default or theyll keep forcing us to take root further to reclaim our ownership over our own freaking device

Comment Re:RTFA (Score 2) 853

Last time i checked i could turn the TV off, in fact i barely even watch TV these days these days because watching though the net, playing a game or doing anything else is a much better use of my time

I'm as tired of these sort of commercials as the next guy but i would not ban them, i feel its a personal choice and not a place for government enforcement, it opens a dangerous door for them to start telling us what we can and cannot watch, listen or read in the name of psychological health

Comment Re:What about paper bags? (Score 1) 533

Even when products are prepackaged its not always easy to open them without contaminating the interior with the exterior, like when you open cans and the liquid spills over the half removed top or when you crack an egg and some of the outer shell gets inside

you could wash the package before opening (which i do, specially for eggs, milk cartons and cans) but most ppl just dont bother or they do it only when they are visibly very dirty

also the hands that are touching the dirty packages are also going to touch the unprotected food, most ppl dont stop and go wash their hands after opening one, they do it after they finish preparing the food

Comment the big crash (Score 1) 119

I wonder what will governments say when one of these 300 bucks satellites cause a 100 thousand million satellite to get out of orbit or even an accident during a future space mission

im completely for freedom to tinker but we need to be aware of the harmful consequences of things we do might have, the trash already in space will eventually come bite us in the ass, if we are going to make more it should at least be for a good reason and not just for epen purposes

Comment so you cant opt out of Presidential alerts eh ? (Score 1) 374

i dont know about you guys but i live in Argentina and our president LOVES... LOOOOOVEEEEEES to use official communication hijacking to talk about nonsense and personal political agendas (as an example she used one to say that "Pork improves sex life" ... yeah wtf), last thing we need is to lose the ability to shut her up

Comment conflicting ideas (Score 1) 192

sooooo making expensive blockbuster games that need to be in the top 10 to break even causing them to play it safe remaking the same game again and again *cough* NWN * cough* is making the industry stagnate and might not be a good idea... no objection here, i agree completely

but then "BioWare is experimenting with smaller scale MMO development", really ? adding the 12309742377th MMO to the ones in the making is not causing stagnation ?
how many mmos can a gamer play at the same time ? i doubt its more than 1, development
are they really any different from each other ? they are all the freaking same game
server maintenance and troubleshooting staff for that are cheap ?
the constant postrelease development required to stop players from running away to a new game (and many will leave anyway) is cheap ?

a few stupid mistakes coupled with arrogance and your investment is down the drain just look at APB, it seems to me this path will erode the consumer base much faster than the older one.

Bioware, what the hell ?

Comment this is not over (Score 1) 432

if you read the forum post that supposedly "ended" this "feature" youll notice that they didnt completely rule out doing it again in the future, they just understood they were going too fast and need to slow down/sweeten things a little, you WILL see this thing again eventually, mark my words

i also think most of you guys are missing the big picture here, moderation might be a good reason to *give out to the public* for this but it really makes little sense to roll out this kind of system for just that, too much cost, testing and backlash just for a "chance" to calm down trolls that have been there since ever

a more probable reason for this is to prepare the road for integration with other services (many of which require real names), never forget that bnet is turning into a store with starcraft2's release and as such it wants to be THE store, imagine being able to use facebook/twitter, pay your taxes and order your pizza without closing the bnet window, all while leaving activision-blizzard a nice cut of the transaction

Comment Re:PC gaming never went away. (Score 1) 495

They dont really have to go out of business to screw you over

Microsoft never went under yet they closed, what, 3 digital stores already ? screwing over everyone ?

Even too much success might put your steam games in danger, say for example someone like MS, EA, Ubisoft or Activision-Blizzard give up in their attempts of pushing their own digital stores and just buy Valve then merge it with their system closing steam and making steam2 or something

or maybe Valve decides to upgrade their servers and take down the oldest games for whatever reason (this happened to a lot of digital stores)

or the owner of a game license enters a legal battle with someone else and is forced to take down their catalog from steam, or just takes it down to sell them in their own digital store abortion exclusively

hell, what if say you bought something like GTA/BloodyMurder885/Rapelay in steam and then it gets banned in your country and Valve is forced to take it down without giving you any choice on the matter even you don't happen to live in that country but the servers are based there or the other way around (if it sounds far fetched, ask Australians about their game banning streaks)

what if one day someone like that fruity Apple dude or that creepy Activision dude becomes CEO of Valve and decides to start charging a fee to "keep your account working/services" meaning that theyll start holding your games for ransom ?

there is just so much that could happen because a physical copy of the game is not in your hands, you can dismiss the risk as low and i would understand that but never think its not there, not even for a second

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