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Comment Re:Ok, why? (Score 5, Informative) 311

Youtube makes takedowns exceptionally easy, but the process of getting a video put back up can take months and there are no repercussions for a bad takedown.

Remember the other part of the DMCA safe harbor bits -- you need to take the video down immediately, but if the person says to put it back up, it becomes squarely that person's legal issue, not Youtube's. Youtube is not adequately capturing this workflow.

Then again, it's not clear if these takedowns are actual DMCA requests or if it's just an agreement Youtube has. I know that Youtube supports both.

Comment Re:Maybe they just don't like the shows? (Score 1) 857

You didn't read the article.

The article very clearly has an agenda, with a sensational title like "Men Are Sabotaging..."

The observation that men vote more than women is an important one and the display of data should be changed so that bias is accounted for. That's just not what the article was going for.

Men aren't sabotaging anything. The report makers are, by not showing two numbers. And women aren't doing themselves any favors by self-censoring their legitimate opinions, if that is truly the case.

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 70

Cool you have a solid reason thats great. It sounds like you haven't tried Vive yet. You need to before you write off "gimmicky" room-scale though. I kinda thought the same but after I tried a Vive my mind has very definitely been opened.

I've used both, actually.

The problem I've got with room-scale isn't the tech so much as the games, which from the ones I've seen are very reminiscent of the Wii: fun if you've only got a short time, good to quickly wow a guest, but ultimately not very fulfilling gameplay. Gimmicky.

I like to think I'm pretty creative when it comes to imagining uses for new technology and I've been a gamer ever since my hands met a keyboard, but I just can't think of a compelling mechanic that could fit a 5'x5' square. Myst maybe, but how many Myst clones can you play. Warehouse-scale, now that's another story, but I don't own a warehouse.

I'm sure someone smarter than me will think of something and when I see that first great game come out for room-scale, I'll jump all over it. It just isn't ready yet.

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 70

I don't want touch controllers. I want to play racing and flight sims. Why spend $200 more to get some extra controllers I'll use maybe a handful of times before putting them away for good?

If some non-gimmicky room-scale game eventually comes out that gets me excited, I'll buy the touch controllers then. Why do it before?

Comment No, it doesn't. (Score 5, Interesting) 197

At this point I don't upgrade to a new phone until the battery on my existing one becomes useless and I can't find a replacement. There hasn't been a compelling phone feature to me for quite a while. Screen resolution, camera, CPU, data speeds are all at a good enough place. The last really cool feature for me was wireless charging.

Comment Re:Why shouldn't it be safe? (Score 2) 197

there is no way to know whether the "Starbucks" or "Starbucks - SFO" or "Starbucks - Public" SSID is the legitimate one.

And there's no way to know what these "legitimate" hotspots are doing with your data either. Treat everyone as the attacker and your options become far clearer.

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