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Comment Re:How is AI on the list? (Score 1) 274

Stop letting movies do your thinking. AI/Artificial Intelligence exists as studies in machine learning, game theory, pattern recognition and several other topics.

You've been trained to think that self aware computers in AI by movies like War Games, the Matrix, that abysmal spielberg AI movie, and the Terminator movies. Go read a book.

Comment Re:Eh (Score 4, Insightful) 117

They are both post apocalyptic games with comepletely different feel.

For one thing, Fallout has that tacked on RPG mode on the PIP-Boy that can completely remove the FPS aspect of the game. But it is also much more focused on training up skills. Weapons are also pretty static and it's tough to create something better, let alone different stats.

Borderlands is a FPS first and foremost with LOTS of weapons, they all do different and FUN things. The game borders on outrageous in building a fun environment to run around. It also happens to be pretty hilarious.

Sorry, I've played and loved both. They're different games. You might as well try to compare them to Gears of War while you're at it.

Comment I don't understand this... (Score 1) 330

If you had an old windows system you were upgrading, you bought the upgrade version.
If you were cheap and didn't need microsoft support you bought the system builders/OEM version.
If you had a system without an OS (meaning you built it yourself) you bought the full retail version.

I can understand the potential of a VM'd license, I don't understand offering one for people that "build their own systems". They already have two versions that work for that.

Comment Re:Cloud services are for idiots. (Score 2) 157

This, THIS! I 100% agree with this, which is the one thing I absolutely hate about iTunes match. I love my iPhone, I love that I carry music, video, a camera, phone, my calendar, email and more in one device. I love that they finally got wireless syncing done RIGHT on my device so that podcasts, smart playlists and autogenerated genius lists are automatically updated. As soon as I turn on iTunes match though, the phone forgets how to sync, instead replaced with a system that can download/psuedo stream all of my music. I can no longer push "play all" because it tries to play music that may not be on the device, if I'm on a wifi is just starts playing music that I might not want on my device at all or worse, burn up cell data with a switch buried far into the settings menu that makes it a pain to enable and disable freely. Then my device slow sucks up more and more space and there's no clean way to remove music aside from deleting each song you don't want. I've disabled Match and then tried syncing only to find it doesn't remove the downloaded music that I had on the device while synced.

That said, I love what Match has done for my appletv experience as well as my iPad where I don't normally store music, but having access to all of it anywhere I'm on wifi (and not at work) is awesome.

Comment It was cute.... (Score 1) 192

when Nintendo fixed the Game Boy Advance by releasing the SP. Then they immediately jumped the shark and now every game system they release has 15 (exaggerating for emphasis) revisions before the next console. I haven't bought a Nintento portable since the SP if that's any indication of how I feel on the situation.

Sony can go fuck themselves too, but at least they finally put a second stick on their portable.

Comment Re:I'm not going to make the smartphone mistake ag (Score 1) 255

Oh yeah, you are the market, I forgot.

My iPhone only replaced:
-an iPod for music playing
-my point and shoot camera
-my "flip-phone"
-my GPS

And on top of that I've now got:
- a flashlight(the LED on the back is ridiculously handy, even if it's isn't it's purpose)
- access to online searches instantly
- movies, via netflix, ANYWHERE
- access to my email ANYWHERE
- Entertainment via games, I stopped carrying portable game systems.
- Access to full color pictures to show to people at any time without killing trees.
- A calendar and reminder/todo list, something I tried with a palm pilot years ago, but abandoned because it was just another device to carry that I didn't want.

And it comfortably slides into my pocket without looking like I'm carrying a baby on my side or sporting a massive tumor off of my hip. The post is marked funny, I don't find anything funny about it (so if it was your goal, you failed). Maybe you failed to realize it isn't a replacement for a computing device, it's a supplement.

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