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Comment Re:Not running Windows 10 seems like a total fix (Score 1) 354

Many/most of the major AAA titles, unless they run under Wine. Steam has helped a lot with Linux gaming, but there are still a ton of games that won't run native on Linux. That is the only thing that has kept me from switching on my gaming machine at home. I "upgraded" to Win10 a while back and now wish I hadn't. I've turned off/blocked as much as MS allows me to turn off/block, but that's not all that much really. And now Cortana is coming back. Wonderful.

Comment Re:How long will it last though? (Score 1) 168

In addition, you don't have to walk around at all if you don't want to. You can be in a vehicle. A friend of mine got 1 pokemon while we were driving along the freeway and 1 while on a residential road.

If you're traveling above a certain speed (around 30 mph in the US) it won't work. Yes, you can occasionally grab a pokemon here and there, but it can't really be played reliably at highway speeds. There was a video of a guy who mounted his phone to a drone to play. Which kinda defeats the purpose, but is amusing.

Comment Re:Two days? (Score 5, Interesting) 168

I played the game this weekend with my 18 year old son. It was actually pretty fun. The app needs a good bit of work, but assuming they keep developing and don't mess it up, I can easily see the added market valuation.

It made a kid who usually sits inside at his computer most of the time walk a total of ~8 miles this weekend (not an exaggeration - he's hooked). As my son put it, "Michelle Obama has been trying to convince kids to go outside for 8 years. Nintendo did it in 24 hours."

Comment Re:How nice of Facebook to take time out of... (Score 1) 485

Nothing can "ruin" a marriage except the participants.

Yep. Completely true. I'm a firm believer that both parties are at fault in relationship issues if you really look at root causes (barring extreme circumstances). Hence my statement, "...hand in ruining my marriage. Yes there were other issues there..." Nobody is interested in the sordid details, so rather than go into the entire story I abbreviated to the above. Let's just say nobody's in denial here...

Getting back on topic, Facebook sucks and nobody should use it.

Comment Re:How nice of Facebook to take time out of... (Score 4, Interesting) 485

I "deactivated" my account a couple years ago. My only regret is that I didn't follow various guides to delete it completely, or as completely as can happen. But logging back in to the account in order to delete it at this point is not something I want to do so I'm letting sleeping dogs lie.

I hate Facebook more than is probably rational, though. Both for solid IT nerd reasons like the rest of us but also because it had a huge hand in ruining my marriage. Yes there were other issues there, but Facebook certainly didn't help.

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