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Comment Re:Clever design (Score 1) 256

Possibly true, but better graphics and more horsepower does not automatically makes for better games. It is all about FUN, first and foremost. A bad game with great graphics and more particle effects is still a bad game.

Two of my favorite games are still Fallout 1 and 2. They play great on a 100 MHz Pentium. Add a patch to support wide-screen monitors, and the games are still every bit as fun today as it was 18 years ago. The graphics still look pretty good, and the story-telling and gameplay have not aged at all.

Comment Re:Clever design (Score 4, Interesting) 256

I am actually less concerned about horsepower than I am with ownership. To me, current generation graphics are good enough. Would Mario be any more fun if you can see each and every pore and pimple on his face?

My last Nintendo console was a Wii, which suffered a mishap. I lost all of my purchased games because Nintendo tied downloadables to the console instead of the account. I honestly gave the Wii U a pass just because of this.

If I buy a Switch and some downloadable games for it, and it is destroyed, will I have to re-purchase all of those games, or can they be transferred to a new console easily? I really want the sane standards set by Steam. I am not a favor of DRM, but since some publishers insist on it, at least Steam does it in a manner that is least obtrusive.

Comment Re:So many important unaswered questions (Score 4, Informative) 256

>Is the docking station what gives it the console-level power?

Nope. Watch the video and freeze the screen. The tablet is all you get, what you see in the tablet is everything.

The docking station is a small cheap plastic thing with not connectors or ports or anything much at all it is clearly just used for charging and video out.

This is not a 'console' its a portable, and it will probably not be anything like console gaming or anything that can compete with Xbox or Playstation. Nintendo is clearly trying to compete here with iPads, not consoles.

Comment Nintendo OFFICIALLY has left the "console" market. (Score 3, Insightful) 256

This announcement means Nintendo has officially left the console market and is now competing with ipads.

This device appears to be nothing but a 7" tablet with a little plastic charging/video-out docking port that can use external wireless controllers.

This might be the next thing in portable gaming systems, but there is no way this will be 'console' class. It is basically a PS-vita with a dock.

Personally if I was going to carry around a 7" tablet device, I would just carry a real tablet that can do so much more.

Comment Re:We're going to nuke Russia (Score 1) 396

I find it funny how you get focused on the specifics about being under oath.

Under Title 18, section 1001 if the United States Code, it is illegal to make a material misstatement to any member of the federal government. Still, we are getting off topic. My statement still stands: she belongs in jail.

Here is a quote from the director of the FBI:

Clinton was wrong when she said she never sent or received classified information over the server. "Our investigation found ... 110 [emails with then-classified information] that she either received or sent,


In fact, he said, three emails on Clinton's server had a paragraph "summariz[ing] something" and included a C in parentheses at the beginning of it, indicating the paragraph contained information "classified at the confidential level, which is the lowest level of classification."

Hillary handled 110 e-mails that had classified info, and three of them were clearly marked. However, as the Secretary of State, you would think that she would be clearly aware of what makes something classified, since she was the BOSS! What higher authority is there as to whether something should be classified other than the president? The buck has to stop somewhere! So, the BOSS handled three classified marked classified e-mails, and was clueless that the other 107 were classified, which is A BIG PART OF HER DAMN JOB!

If you or I has been that careless just 3 e-mails, WE WOULD BE IN JAIL. People HAVE been jailed for far less. Here is an example:

Navy engineer sentenced for mishandling classified material: Bryan Nishimura of Folsom, California, pled guilty to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials during stints in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. Hereâ(TM)s the money quote from the AP â" âoeAn FBI search of Nishimuraâ(TM)s home turned up classified materials, but did not reveal evidence he intended to distribute them.â The exact words used to clear Hillary of her misdeeds. Instead, Nishimura was sentenced to two years probation, fined $7,500, and had to surrender his security clearance. Meanwhile, Clinton will be able to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

So, yeah, Hillary got away clean with greater misdeeds than mere mortals get a felony for.

I should note that Hillary claimed to have NO IDEA what the "C" mark meant. Isn't that "classified 101"? That is like having a doctor have no idea about the difference between an artery and a vein. She has been PROVEN INCOMPETENT, and yet people like YOU still support her.

I happen to like you calling me names. Instead of actually disproving me, you just insult me. Like I said, you might be able to convince me that you are right if you use better insults. I am sure that you can look up better names to call me -- that will prove that I am wrong.

Comment Re:We're going to nuke Russia (Score 1) 396

Why wasn't Hillary put under oath? Simple: under orders from high above. It was obviously KNOWN that Hillary could NOT be under oath without going to prison, otherwise why would the FBI specifically make sure that she was NOT sworn in? Give me ONE GOOD REASON! If she is under oath, she will either go to jail for mishandling classified documents, or she will go to jail for perjury.

And you call me a "fuckwit" when people like YOU are perfectly OK with her breaking the law and getting away with it.

I still stand by my statement: if an average person (one who is not "too big to jail") had done the exact same thing, they would have been under oath, and gone to prison. Period.

I am glad that Slashdot does not allow editing of comments, so that your post will be a record on your class and intelligence level for the entire world to see. You represent the typical level of logical thinking and respect of a typical Hillary supporter. Maybe you should buy a new dictionary of insults and swear words in order to improve your argument skills... You would be much more persuasive if you were to just insult me more.

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Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

Basic human rights should be provided by the government that the person is a citizen of.

So, I deserve health care, as a US citizen. However, I cannot just show up in China and say that they owe me health care. If I appeared in Brazil and claimed that they owe me a hospital bed, I would be crazy.

It is also funny how some people think that it is HORRIBLE for the Russians to interfere in the elections by exposing the truth about what the Democrats have actually said and done, but would be perfectly OK if Russia were to smuggle in a million people just before the election, let them vote, and then cart them back to Russia.

Comment Re:Good for India (Score 1) 813

So, if you are discussing your family budget, and a criminal breaks into your house, then the criminal gets a say in the budget? He gets to pick a meal to have sometime in the next week? He gets to pick a movie the next time you guys go out to the movies as a family? If he needs a cavity filled, you get to pay for it? Wow, you sure are generous.

Comment Re:Trump supporters? (Score 1) 40

That flag was the battle flag of an army who fought Unites States soldiers. As such, it belongs in the ranks of the Isis flag and the Nazi swastika.

And "overbearing federal government?" Hoo, boy... Here's a hint: Neighborhood associations are NOT part of the federal government.

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