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Comment Too fragile for correction (Score 1) 642

Few young people are willing to be corrected about anything these days. Even if it's a factual issue about which they're wrong, they'd rather chalk it up to a "typo" or difference of opinion, thereby accepting no responsibility for ignorance, and move on with their crummy knowledge. It's a bad state of affairs as it makes learning very difficult.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 105

Agreed they're different things. I hadn't touched a modern console until a couple of years ago, used to be decent at TF in the QW days. I felt like a poorly abled fool using the controller until I played through RAGE a couple of times with no sort of aiming assist. It's still clumsy relative to KBM and I don't see cross play in FPS games working very well in the near future.

Comment Re:ocean landing will not happen during rough seas (Score 1) 129

It reminds me a little bit of an ill-fated stunt on the ill-fated program "Stunt Junkies" where a guy wanted to jump a motorcycle from one barge to another. Caught enough of a vertical difference between the barges to barely but completely overshoot his landing ramp, landed horizontal, and broke a bunch of bones in his back. Touchy stuff on a relatively simple trajectory.

Comment Re:As I recall, Win 3.1 deserves its own wing (Score 1) 109

There was plenty. People in HR always seemed to pick things up from bad resumes. I remember chasing KAK virus through a ton of startup options manually as an exercise and gave up on it for lack of time. A lot of the malware was more benign or experimental in those days, things like displaying a message rather than wrecking things or trying to steal information. There was more of a distinction between viruses and invited software that did things you didn't like, gator etc.

Comment Driving off the data signal (Score 1) 622

Driving in the boondocks past the range of your data signal can have bad results if you don't know the area. I've driven to a destination in the mountains with poor reception but perfect routing information sustained past the loss of data signal. Later when restarting the maps app the gps position was accurate with no maps or routing information available. I wasn't that familiar with the back roads but knew the general direction to the major highway. Nevertheless I made a wrong turn and had to bumble around a bit.

  Pre-saving maps for less-known regions where you might lose data is a good idea. Even if you have no routing you can figure it out from the accurate map.

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