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Comment Re:But (Score 4, Insightful) 488

Because it took that long to go through 33,000 emails.

They didn't have to go through 650,000 this time. They could just analyze the data to see if any were new from the prior set.

Which is exactly what you know, the original fucking article you decided not to read says.

Comment Re:So many important unaswered questions (Score 1) 269

Even if there's not an additional GPU in the docking station (which does seem unlikely) I could see the device upclocking itself when docked.

On the go it runs in a slower, more power efficient mode; on the dock it runs at full blast. Performance probably suffers in portable mode as a result, but the smaller screen means they can compensate by cutting back on the detail without it being so noticeable.

Comment Quite a step down... (Score 5, Informative) 171

For people like Bill Gates and Tim Cook, vice president would be a very real step down from what they do presently.

Yes, I'm saying the CEO of Apple and a retired billionaire turned philanthropist have more power than the second highest ranking elected official in the United States. Because the position isn't worth a warm bucket of piss.

Comment Re:Wow... (Score 2) 410

I posted an honest question in a non-inflammatory way, and it's already gotten downvoted, but I'm holding out hope.

I've seen a lot of crazed capitalists like himself have a somewhat consistent internal world view so I'm curious as to how he thinks his entire pricing situation is *supposed* to work. Clearly he fucked over people who were totally powerless but did he think the free market meant they could actually do something about it?

Basically: Does he think everybody is as unethical as him, and hence assumes we're all playing the game the same way he is?

Comment Re:Emulation or real hardware? (Score 2) 195

There's noticable lag on the gamepad display for NES VC games at least. It's weird that Mario Kart 8 seems to stream flawlessly in realtime to the gamepad, but in Super Mario Bros. or Ninja Gaiden I can always feel the delay between button presses and the game reacting.

Of course, since this is going via direct HDMI, there should be zero lag at all.

Comment I use it but I'm not even sure what's new (Score 1) 982

I upgraded my home PC to Windows 10 because I support distance learning students at a college and knew they'd be showing up with laptops with Windows 10 preinstalled. The upgrade fiasco was totally unexpected.

From my POV, I'm not even clear what's different from 7 and 8.1. I mean, I *know* the UI has changed considerably in a lot of places but that's just where you find buttons. Similarly, I have no interest in Modern/Metro Apps or whatever they're called. As long as I can use Explorer to manage my files, launch Chrome to get online and my games work and the software I rely on work (Office, some assorted productivity/video editing software), I really don't care. And all of those things have worked fine between 7/8/8.1/10. I've seen no performance decrease in my path from 7 -> 10.

At some point a file versioning tool showed up in Windows, and it still works in 10, so I guess that's good? The Task Manager seems much improved? I like the flat theme just fine?

Really, I can't help but be reminded of this: https://xkcd.com/934/

Comment Re:Don't see how this should help (Score 1) 192

If you're designing an adder and ignore some of the carries, you can make more of the process parallel.

If you're adding 387932874 and 387236154 for the purposes of determining the hue of a pixel that will be onscreen for 1/60 second, does it really matter if you forgot to carry a number down near 10^4?

Comment Is this a bad thing? (Score 4, Insightful) 69

I don't see this as a bad thing. They were only doing it on providers that normally charged for data overages, so it seems likely that they were doing it for the right reasons.

It is a problem that they weren't disclosing it, but it's not a *huge* problem. This change they're making is what they should have done to begin with, but still - as a user I'm *glad* to see they were dynamically adjusting their data usage when I was on mobile. I wish more applications would do that.

Comment Re:Not enough first-party content / Wasn't Hacked (Score 1) 230

I'm a platform gamer, primarily, and don't have time to try out new or innovative games. Starting with N64, they went to one Mario game of each "type" at most per platform. And with 3DS and Wii U they did a total of two types. With Wii, there was Super Mario Galaxy which even got a sequel. I own a total of 3 games for the Wii U and don't feel like there's anything else there for me.

It's depressing - all you have is Super Mario 3D World and New Super Mario Bros. U, neither of which are particularly inspiring or interesting. At least not anywhere near as much as the Galaxy games were.

Mario Maker is fantastic, but it doesn't fill the niche that an original Mario game does.

No Metroid, no new Zelda, no Mario Golf, etc. It's like Nintendo wasn't even trying.

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