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Comment Please not with Android (Score 1) 127

Android is horrible, it cripples the system, and adds huge unnecessary complexity to the development. Some people only need a main() entry point, and to go into a loop where they sleep and poll the OS and draw the screen, why put them in the position where they're forced to jump through all the hoops of a Java VM? That can be built on top of the basic system for the people who need it. This would be horrible for a desktop. There has to be a normal mobile OS out there

Comment wiggle room to update hardware (Score 1) 105

If they're encouraging developers to account for different clock speeds from the start, sounds like they're leaving themselves wiggle room to maybe update the hardware in the future, although they can't get too crazy unless they use an abstract enough api for graphics (Vulkan hopefully). Console developers won't like it, but it might be the only way this thing can survive against phones

Comment "vetting 10,000-plus athletes" (Score 1) 105

I wonder how many of them got denied credentials to participate in the olympics as a result of this vetting. Which is not necessarily bad, except whenever someone wins at any of the competitions, they don't get to say they're the best in the world anymore, they get to say they're the best best out of a hand picked group that was selected for reasons that may or may not be related to their athletic abilities.

Comment But it wasn't the russians who compromised your (Score 3, Insightful) 204

it wasn't the russians who compromised your elections, it was one of the political parties, by sabotaging itself, and "the russians" (yet to be clear if it was actually the government) are the ones who exposed it. This is a pretty bizarre spin on the actual facts. If anything failed you, it was the FEC and the journalists whose job was to investigate and expose this, the foreign actors actually helped you out.

Comment The hub was great (Score 1) 92

The Blackberry Hub was the best feature of the BB10 phones, and by switching to Android they lost it (going by the reviews the app gets on the Android store). Good news is you can buy a Z30 for $200 now, but it'll die pretty soon, Facebook doesn't work anymore, and WhatsApp will stop supporting it in the next few months. They got too distracted with the weird hardware stuff (like the physical keyboard, old people would have gotten used to the touchscreen), BB10 is a great OS.

Comment Why are we reading an article about a website (Score 1) 55

Why are we reading an article about a website instead of just going to the goddamn website to see for ourselves? This was typical of the off-line media about 20 years ago, "let me tell you about these crazy internet kids (but never provide any URL)", now even the internet news sites are doing it, what's the point of your article if I can't experience the source for myself? Do they really think I'm going to experience the world only through their description of it and be grateful about it? That may have been what journalism was 100 years ago, not anymore.

Comment Re:AI could with by cheating with insane micro (Score 1) 173

"cheating"? They're not cheating, anymore than you're cheating by using your hands and eyes to play the game. It's an AI vs Humans contest, you don't get to set the rules, especially you don't get to transfer the rules of the Humans vs Humans contest into this. The AI has special abilities, just like humans, they should be allowed to use them. I've seen the AI controlled marines escape swarms of banelings or ultralisks, they already beat humans, and it has nothing to do with "intelligence"

Comment Skip this ad in 5... (Score 4, Insightful) 97

Not another bullshit "this generation has no attention span" article, that's not it and you know it. The 5 second intro is there because some ads (primarily on youtube) are skippable after 5 seconds. If it was 6 seconds, it would be 6 seconds long. This generation doesn't have a "shorter attention span", they just don't like your boring ad, because nobody ever in history liked your ad. The only thing that's different for this generation is that they have the technology to avoid your ad, because it's crap.

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