I hate how deficient PC laptop screens are nowadays. They've somehow managed to get worse over time, not better. I'm still using an aging Dell laptop that's six years old because it has a 1920x1200 screen and I cannot even find a replacement that is similarly specced.
The only company that gets it is Apple, but their Retina display laptops start at $1,700, which is an absurd premium, and I'm not interested in running OS X anyway.
Here's what I've learned recently: If I ever discover a major security hole, do not even attempt to release it responsibly. Instead, layer up behind some proxies and Tor and leak it into a blackhat forum or IRC channel. That way the security hole will eventually get fixed, and I can't be prosecuted.
Well, not so much of a joke as an inevitability, but yeah, a lot of the great inventions seem obvious in hindsight. Yet, for some reason, no one figured it out for awhile.
If you've ever used Usenet, and you've used parity files to recover missing segments of data, then you know exactly how this technique works.
Frankly, I'm surprised it took so long for someone to apply it to lossy network environments. It seems obvious in hindsight.
I think part of the reason it failed was because MSFT launched it using a monthly fee on top of the $50 initial purchase cost. Nuts, eh?
Anyway, I'll check out the game as it is now; it might be a good excuse to buy a new joystick.
This post is rife with ignorance and false statements that I don't have time to dispute.
I will mention this: Human nature is all we have. I suppose perhaps the poster thinks he is some super-being, but he isn't. The errors of human nature are magnified by governents, which shield those in political power from the consequences of their actions.
Statements like "human nature is no longer good enough" are merely soundbytes with no meaningful prescriptions.
"Engineering meets art in the parking lot and things explode." -- Garry Peterson, about Survival Research Labs