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Comment Re:Why can't you get anything right? (Score 0) 279

Why the hell are you bringing Apple TV into this when the topic of discussion is the Ouya?

Because many people are primarily interested in the Ouya as media center - so the question is should you get an AppleTV or Roku or Ouya? Playing games on the AppleTV changes the equation, if you can do so - and it even changes things as it is with the ability to airplay games through an AppleTV from iOS devices.

Comment Re:What release date for Apple TV with games? (Score 0) 279

Of the two, which has the earlier release date?

That depends on if potential AppleTV updates can transform the current AppleTV into an IOS game system - they may well be able to, the main thing would be Bluetooth LE support for advanced controllers. Don't forget that out of the gate an Apple TV with game support would have games and scads of controllers thanks to the iPhone.

Even if the current AppleTV could not support it, we could easily see an AppleTV capable of that well before the XBoxOne launch - even if Apple didn't explicitly make it a game system.

Lastly, the AppleTV is already kind of a game system for many since you can use AirPlay to send a game display over AppleTV to your TV. Combine that with the new controllers and you wonder if Apple really needs to make the AppleTV a game system, or if they can just keep it as a gateway between portable gaming hardware they already make, and your main display...

Comment Why can't you get anything right? (Score 0) 279

No iPhone older than the 4S

iPhone *4* (I'm running it on one right now!!). Can't you Apple Haters learn to read a spec sheet right just once?

So if your iPod touch is more than one year old

Then it may still work because the 5th gen iPod touch launched on October 11th, 2011.

Do you know what year it is now?

Then again, why the hell are you bringing the Touch into this when we are talking about Apple TV?

A newer AppleTV that supports games is not out yet but neither is the XBox one, so the point of ages of devices that support iOS7 is utterly irrelevant to my point or anything else. It's just your Apple Hater Tourette's forcing you to post anything you find slightly negative about Apple even if irrelevant to the discussion at hand.

Comment Re:Another litmus test (Score 2) 279

Google Glass?

Did you happen to notice that people have an issue with that also?

Anyway the 'by design' part doesn't matter

A whole bunch of people disagree with you.

Malware on everything else has to turn on the camera/mic and then record data without triggereing indicators (for instance on IOS you would need to be running an app AND grant permission to access the camera/microphone)..

Malware running on an XBoxOne just has to get to the cached data the system is using to figure out what is happening, or possibly Microsoft sends some of that data over the network for analysis and you can monitor it there (remember the heavy emphasis on the cloud processing for the XBoxOne).

Basically the XBoxOne comes shipped one step further than most other things to doing something that you don't want done - and all because it saves you from having to find a "power on" button. The tradeoff is just not worth it for many people.

Comment Re:Didn't think it was possible (Score 3, Insightful) 577

Tell that to Germany with 32 gigawatts of solar installed and counting.

You mean the country with enormous economic wealth, that is spending vast sums more money than they should have to after panicking and shutting down nuclear reactors all over?

I am wondering just what nation in Africa you image can afford what Germany can afford.

German solar power is the equivalent of a tiny poodle perfectly manicured in a little pink sweater. Pretty to look at but an entirely impractical luxury that most cannot afford.

If the statement had said "and we're helping Africa fund nuclear stations" that would have been one thing, but we all know that would never be uttered by the same people that claim to want to help the environment.

Comment Another litmus test (Score 2) 279

how is the Xbox One Kinect any worse than any smartphone, tablet, or laptop that has a webcam and/or a mic that people take around with them everywhere, even to bedrooms and bathrooms?

When you take a phone or tablet into the bathroom, do you have the cameras pointing at your face/floor - or ceiling / groin?

Also, do you turn on your camera while in the bathroom? What tablet or smartphone BY DESIGN always is listening through the mic and monitoring the camera?

Comment The "most to lose" (Score 1) 577

Africa has the most to lose with global warming.

And that would be... what? SInce we all know now that global climate change does not specifically mean warming all over.

But if it did mean Africa getting generally warmer, remind me again what life saving air conditioning runs on?

I mean, if you really thought Africa was getting warmer it seems like you would make some allowances to help them, not specifically to yank help away and let more people die than have to. That is, if you wanted to help people at all.

Submission + - Snowden, a Comedic Rap Summary

Pav writes: Rap News distills the whole story down to five minutes of hilarious biting satire. Also, in other "news" see Assange get hauled away by nordic babes wearing lingerie and stormtrooper helmets, or Bill O'Reilly literally vomiting excreta. Rap News has plenty more tracks related to internet liberty erosion, politicial and nerdy issues in general. Perhaps they should become house artists for Slashdot?

Comment Have to admit, would like that feature... (Score 1) 95

There are a number of times by the time I was able to get to mark something on Waze I'm really too far past it to mark anything accurately...

I think the reason they do that though is to prevent too many false reports. Because it's fixed to where you are you can't have too many people lying about things.

One thing they could do though is to limit reports to places you had been in the past five minutes, or along the general road you are on going back a few miles.

I guess with Waze being bought by Google it's time to make a better Waze that corrects all the flaws in current Waze.

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