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Comment Waze (Score 1) 357

Makes sense, left turns "cost" more than right ones is pretty common sense. Waze got on-board with this recently as well, with an option to "avoid difficult left turns". Before that, it would sometimes make the frustrating decision to send you on a route that has a left turn into 4 lane, no-light intersection because it was 1000 ft shorter. Of course, it's not perfect yet, but I've definitely seen an improvement.

Comment Re:/r/nottheonion (Score 2) 333

NotTheOnion is all true news stories. The general gist is that the headline/premise is so ludicrous that one's first thought is "It must be The Onion", but then it's not. In reference to GP's headlines, I've heard at least 4 of them, but the Venezuela one threw me for loop. Here's the article, if anyone is interested:

Comment Re:Good riddance. (Score 1) 91

I feel like many fad technologies, most of it's market isn't people buying them for themselves, but as gifts. With birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, Valentine's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc etc etc, it's a huge pain to get a gift that the average adult: doesn't already have, hasn't already received, and haven't bought for themselves by spending 5 seconds on Amazon. With fad technologies, at least there's less of a chance they already one. (Or even if they do, it's OK, because you're buying them the newest, shiniest one!!!)

Comment Re:Tell that to (Score 1) 88

Game design-wise, co-op 3D is a different beast. 2D allows multiple players to share the same screen, therefore "share the experience". In a full 3D game, you have to do split screen. Which is possible and has been done -- but it's very hard to make those games foster the same feeling of cooperation. You pay more attention to your own side/corner of your screen, instead of the big picture. Everyone's free to wonder off and do their own thing -- and so, they do. The only way 3D co-op is done well if when players are FORCED to work together, which generally requires puzzles. That's why Portal 2 could work in this environment. But other genres? I haven't seen it figured out yet.

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