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Comment Re:I only want one thing (Score 1) 115

Metroid will forever be 2D for me.

Prime just felt lame and hard to control. I tried again with Prime 3, but alas, they hadn't fixed anything.

The GBA ones were good. The NES and GB ones were great. And nothing beats good ol' Metroid 3 (a.k.a. Super Metroid). If you want proof, just watch any of the GDQ's and see what their "main event" is to cap off their marathons. It's always Super Metroid in some configuration or another. That game was just a masterpiece.

Metroid will forever be 2D for me.

DEER FORCE!

So basically, follow the trail of Megaman? Those type of 2D scrolling game doesn't age well.

Personally I find that Metroid Prime was one of the most impressing revival of the videogame history and it completely transformed a series that became one of Nintendo's strongest. I'm just a little sad that they dropped the ball after Metroid Prime 3. As for "Federation Force", I find that the initial idea was a great way to restart the franchise again, but it was poorly done.

Comment Re:Is this always the safest? (Score 1) 162

If you want to drive above the speed limit on undivided roads, don't use autopilot, it's as simple as that. Nobody is forcing anyone to use it.

Of course nobody is forcing me, I'm one meaningless person, nobody care if I use it or not.

My point is, if everyone deactivate the feature because they don't like driving slower than everyone else on the highway, how will Tesla accumulate autopilot date and hour to progress this tech?

And I wonder how many accident will happen because the Tesla is thinking there's a working zone at 70 km/h while it was actually finished and people are driving 120 km/h. Sure it's that guy's fault for driving fast, but nobody is expecting a "human" to drive that slow on the highway.

Comment Is this always the safest? (Score 4, Insightful) 162

My grandfather always told me that the safest drive speed is the one that follow the traffic.

I got this example in my city (and I'm sure most of you can relate) of some big, perfect straight highway with 5 lanes where the maximum speed is crazily set at 70 km/h (45 mph). And, as you can guess, everyone, even the slow lane, goes over 100.

In my opinion, this is where corporate responsibility have entered too far in personal responsibility, kinda like I don't want my GPS to start an alarm and stop working if I go over the limit. So if there's an accident related to high speed where the user have set the speed over the limit, it's the driver's fault.

Submission + - Canada's CRTC declares broadband internet access a basic service (www.cbc.ca)

jbwiebe writes: In a ruling handed down today, the national regulator ordered the country's internet providers to begin working toward boosting internet service and speeds in rural and isolated areas.
With today's ruling, CRTC has set new targets for internet service providers to offer customers in all parts of the country download speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of at least 10 Mbps, and to also offer the option of unlimited data.

Comment Re:Lovely...with no pressing issues... (Score 1) 135

I truly wonder if the act is the problem or the person, because I think if it was "your guy" you would be praising him as a great leader promoting valuable skills, but since this is not the case, he is wasting time.

Why don't you go and check my posts over the last decade and change. I'll wait while you make an ass out of yourself.

Well, you did convince me of something. Considering your attitude, I'll certainly be a fool to try that.

Comment Re:Lovely...with no pressing issues... (Score 1) 135

And with no pressing issues in Canada, all is safe. With energy costs(from gasoline, electricity to natural gas) that are going through the roof in nearly every province. Never mind that Canada is teetering either on a deflationary spiral or hyperinflation spiral(depending on which way the housing market goes). A housing market so hot that it makes the late 1980's housing market seem like a balmy day, and CHMC(think freddie-fanie) mortgages arrears and foreclosures are increasing. Serious regional unemployment numbers, but believes importing *more* people is a great plan--especially TFW's who could be hired at any job(unlike H1B's which are limited to one area) with wanting to have a population in Canada of 100m in 50 years. His pay-for-play access scandal. A carbon tax that's going to jack the prices of everything up by around 20%, a declining service and manufacturing industry. Rampant debt and overzealous expenditure projects that in the previous government would have every left-wing media publication screaming from the rooftop about how we can't afford it.

And has decided that he wants to spy on every single Canadian, and pass a bill just like the snoopers charter in the UK. With mandatory decryption, backdoors, subscriber info and retention logging But he's got time to make a video game....so we're all safe.

While it'll probably take way too long to discuss all the cited issue pro and con and the reasoning of Canada's prime minister behind those decision, a quick 3-hour codding + tweet to promote studding and codding is a pretty efficient move by the Prime minister don't you think?

Submission + - To promote tech education, Canada's Prime Minister made his own game (gamasutra.com)

Eloking writes: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Twitter account lit up today with a message all too familiar to many indie devs: Mr. Trudeau has made a video game, and he'd like everyone to play it.

It was a cute bit of promotion for Hour of Code, the computer science education event masterminded every year by the Code.org nonprofit. While the Hour of Code websites hosts one-hour tutorials (in 45 languages) for coding all sorts of simple applications, game developers may appreciate that the lion's share appear to be game projects, like the one Trudeau modified into a sort of hockey-themed Breakout variant.

Comment Re:Police searches (Score 1) 243

One interesting use I can think of is to simply carry one around in case you get arrested by the police.

Supposedly police require a warrant to search your personal papers such as your cell phone, so this shouldn't be much different. If they take the USB drive over to the cruiser and plug it in "just to see" then this will fry their system.

You can even tell the officer not to plug the device in, that it's not a thumb drive, and that there's no information on it.

It would probably work at airports as well.

I really don't see a downside to this.

Well, let's start with the fact that police equipment are paid with your taxe, which basically mean you're burning your own money.

Beside, I don't get why so many people have so much hate again the police. Yeah there's a bunch of them that are asshole, but asshole exist in every profession. It's just that it's more of a problem if it's a police officer (or a politician) instead of the garbage boy.

Comment Re:What if you're offline? (Score 1) 32

Download the openstreetmaps data for offline use and store it on your phone. Look up the nearest fast food joint. They probably all have WiFi at this point.

Isn't similar to Google Navigation Offline maps? Doesn't work too well as the search doesn't work 50% of the time and the GPS is less efficient without the cellular data.

Comment What if you're offline? (Score 2) 32

If your cellular connection isn't strong, a nearby Wi-Fi location can be a big help

What if you don't have a cellular connection?

I can already easily use Google Map with limited connectivity to find restaurant with free Wi-Fi. What I don't have is an helper to help me find free Wi-Fi hotspot when I'm driving in the USA and I "don't" have cellular connection.

Oh yeah, and on the sideline and while I'm talking about the USA, why there's no free Wi-Fi in your airport yet?

Comment Re:Understandable, but foolish (Score 1) 386

For the sake of argument, suppose this is possible.

You will wake up about 5 generations beyond where you are now. Assuming her death doesn't end the bloodline altogether, the relatives she has in 100 years will have no real familial connection to her. Everyone and everything that defines her sense of happiness now will likely be dead and gone or so evolved that it is unrecognizable (like tech and hobbies).

Then you have the cultural change. Imagine being frozen in 1900 and waking up in 2016. The whole social order is different. You likely are deeply at odds with it culturally.

So odds are you just wake up a social pariah, with no skills, in an alien social order with no friends and family. Heck, you might not even speak the lingua franca of that age. For all we know, Mandarin could replace English by 2116.

People imagine it like a movie where you wake up in a shiny, accepting utopia and you just go like Ender to the stars where no one knows your past or cares. The reality is probably more akin to you becoming a ward of the state for years, being looked down on except as a curiosity.

Really, this is what you came up best as an argument again this?

Better be death than waking in a completely different world?

Not much different that a friend that cut all his family tie and have gone in a world trip adventure (he's now in China for the last 2-3 years). And he have never being happier.

My point is, family, culture and language are a long, looonnnng shot to be absolute necessity for happiness. And if I had a grand-grand-grand great father about to wake up at my age, I'll be one of the first in line to ask him to share a beer in a bar.

Comment Re:What Hollande says (Score 2) 328

Coal waste is NOT more radioactive than nuclear waste. The difference is that nuclear waste is not dumped into the environment, while waste from coal burning is. Nuclear waste is stored, and storage space is limited. Permanent dumps for nuclear waste are difficult to engineer. They must be designed to hold nuclear waste for millennia.

Yeah, about this, why aren't we dumping it at the bottom of the ocean already?

Someone please confirm, but aren't the bottom of the ocean filled with clay and heavy water that are both very efficient radiation shield topped with the lack of much life there and the near impossibility for terrorist to get them?

Of course, there's always dumping them in the sun, but that's not for anywhere soon.

Submission + - Faraway Star Is Roundest Natural Object Ever Seen (space.com)

sudden.zero writes: A star 5,000 light-years from Earth is the closest thing to a perfect sphere that has ever been observed in nature, a new study reports.

Stars, planets and other round celestial bodies bulge slightly at their equators due to centrifugal force. Generally speaking, the faster these objects spin, the greater the force, and the larger the bulge.

For example, the sun rotates once every 27 days, and an imaginary line drawn through its center at the equator is about 12 miles (20 kilometers) longer than a similar line drawn from pole to pole. The equatorial diameter of Earth, which completes a rotation every 24 hours, is 26 miles (42 km) longer than the polar diameter, even though Earth is much smaller than the sun. [Solar Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Sun?]

But the distant star, known as Kepler 11145123, has Earth, the sun and every other object that's ever been measured beat in terms of roundness, study team members said.

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