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Comment Re:Suck it down (Score 4, Interesting) 121

Suck it down all of you that claimed the Ouya would be vaporware!

I don't believe anyone said that they are vaporware.
  The arguments was -- they may either under-deliver on the specs or go above the $99 cost making it. It seemed pretty convincing to me (in the previous slashdot discussions)

Let's see where it goes

There is always a possibility they will run out of money before they ship all of them.

Quite. Here's another /. prediction that we all remember well:

Raise your hand if you have iTunes ...

Raise your hand if you have a FireWire port ...

Raise your hand if you have both ...

Raise your hand if you have $400 to spend on a cute Apple device ...

There is Apple's market. Pretty slim, eh? I don't see many sales in the future of iPod.

What the fuck is it with /. that attracts so many pessimistic know-it-alls who have to piss on everything on the day of its launch?

How the hell do you know how much money they've got? STFU.

Comment Re:Simple way to improve intersection safety (Score 1) 499

Sorry, but the facts are out there. The number of collisions at intersections is reduced when roundabouts replace stoplights. There are still some collisions, such as sideswipes that you describe, but there's no T-bone collisions at high speed which are lethal. And yes, it replaces stop-and-go traffic with a more gentle trickle. Do you actually prefer to spend ages sitting idling at red lights just so you can spend a few seconds gunning it to the next red light? Maybe you do, but that doesn't help road safety or emissions.

Comment Re:hunting? (Score 0) 733

If you eat the animals...that's a pretty damn good reason for killing it.
When was the last time you ate a live animal?

Didn't realise pigeons were a delicacy in Pennsylvania. Quoth TFA:

"These hunting events involve capturing or breeding pigeons in cages, and releasing a large number of birds from cages to immediately be shot or wounded by hunters."

If I thought this was going on on private land or public land I'd still say that there are some sickos out there.

Comment Re:The facepalm is strong with this one. (Score 2) 192

Who gives a toss? When I'm reading my non-back-lit ePaper Nook I just touch the screen and the next page in the book appears. When I'm reading my eBook I'm engrossed in what's going on in the story. The last thing I'm interested in is some bells and whistles and crumpled paper sound effects and other distracting shit. Apple can do what they like.

Comment Re:Change! (Score -1, Troll) 105


Continued Gitmo!

And coming soon: War: Iran! With israel as a special guest (not on the battlefield, you silly. But they'll be there when everybody is dead for the spoils and land)

I know. Would have been so much better if the budget could have been balanced by killing Big Bird, women's body parts became subject to the Christian equivalent of Sharia, defense spending could have been raised way above what the Pentagon wants or the country needs, and relations with the outside world could have been restored to their Bush-era levels.

Comment On e-readers (Score 5, Interesting) 62

I was a skeptic about e-readers for a while. I thought the Kindle was a bit overpriced when it first came out, I didn't understand why they weren't selling them at a loss to encourage more book sales. I also kinda liked the concept of the printed page and the traditional look and feel of it. But lately my curiosity got the better of me and I got the Kindle app for my phone and was blown away by the convenience of being able to download a book and start reading right away. Then I ended up getting a Nook.

Man, my view of books has changed overnight! I've been reading books at a rate of knots compared to before. It's just so damn convenient to carry this little thing around with an entire library stored in it, and it's way more robust than the printed page in terms of being resistant to dog ears and the like. (I wouldn't like to drop it, but still...) I've taken delight in taking the train to work even though it takes twice as long because it gives me an opportunity to indulge in novels. The convenience of being able to instantly download any book you feel like getting/buying makes the shipping of printed books look like pigeon post. My shelves full of books are now starting to look like my old CD collection: obsolete, wasteful and space-consuming. And the e-ink is very easy on the eye.

Now I'm a believer!

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