I have a 55" HD LCD in my living room connected to a surround sound amp, and I can game from my recliner.
Any PC will support that setup as well. All PCs have VGA out, and newer PCs have DVI or HDMI out. All LCD HDTVs have HDMI in, which is compatible with DVI signals, and most LCD HDTVs have VGA in. So except for a few edge cases with a VGA-only PC and an HDMI-only TV, you can still game from your recliner with a PC, a gamepad, and a TV. And I'd bet there are more games for PC that aren't on Xbox 360 than there are games for Xbox 360 that aren't on PC.
And, you know, game makers, since a more stable and known platform to make things for makes for less development headaches for supporting whatever bizarre way people could have their PC set up for.
For smaller game makers, navigating PC hardware diversity has often proven easier than navigating the console makers' developer and game approval bureaucracy.
perhaps you should have went with a prebuilt system from one of the major manufacturers.
Do they advertise affordable machines in cases that aren't the typical 8-inch-wide tower that sticks out like a sore thumb next to a TV?
We banned it from our company after waiting years for various memory leaks to be fixed.
That was fixed. The Firefox memory heap is now divided into "compartments", and Firefox 15 changed memory management to be more aggressive at purging compartments associated with closed pages.
If it's so close why not just ride a bike?
Today's forecast for Fort Wayne, Indiana: High temperature 26 (-3 Celsius), winds from the south that could gust over 40 mph (60 km/h).
Even if you're paying $100 for a public transport monthly pass, it would take around 15 years to make up for purchasing a vehicle
And how much for a taxi to get somewhere at night or on Sunday, when no buses run at all in my home town? And how would you haul a week's worth of groceries for the family?
People now choose where to live based on many factors other than where they work (neighborhood, price, schools, amenities like parks or natural environments)
Or two-income households, with one adult working on one side of town and the other on the other. Or the business relocating to a different location.
Being crushed by a vehicle tends to be hazardous to health.
And you've explained half of why much of the United States prefers SUVs over compact cars. (The other half is CAFE forcing automakers to phase out station wagons, but that's another topic.)
Have you ever tried to use a laptop on a fucking bus? It's about as easy as doing it in a car
I use my 10" laptop on a bus. I use my 10" laptop in a car. I have had no problems with it. The only problem is that they don't make 10" laptops anymore because the rest of the market failed to appreciate their versatility advantage over tablets that run smartphone operating systems with their all-maximized-all-the-time window management policies.
Add in the probability that someone will try and steal it
It's a bit hard to steal it when it's stuffed in a messenger bag with the strap across my chest and back. One advantage of the 10" laptops was that they would easily fit in such a bag.
why did you buy a house an hour's walk from the nearest stop?
Because someone may have inherited the house instead of having bought it. Or because there is so much more demand for houses near bus routes that their price has shot up. Or because not everybody lives alone, and the SO works on the opposite side of town.
For fuck's sake, buy a $9 USB controller
Games like Mario and Mortal Kombat are often only ported to one console or multiple consoles, not the PC.
Truly simple systems... require infinite testing. -- Norman Augustine