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Comment Another reason (Score 2) 216

And this is why cumulative, mandatory, updates are a BAD THING.

It's like they're not even trying now to hide it anymore. They have pretty much openly declared themselves to be hostile to users with a lot of forced updates that benefit not the user but themselves. But MS fanboys will still lap it up and somehow say it's a good thing.

Comment Re:Good to hear. (Score 1) 188

Well to be fair their Opteron line until about four years ago was competing well with Xeons on performance and absolutely blew them away in terms of price and sheer number of cores.

Unfortunately that all changed with the Bulldozer architecture which, instead of cores, had "dual core" modules with one FPU shared between two ALUs.

Comment Re:Did it occur to them that no one wants them? (Score 3, Interesting) 86

Back in the early 90's, Wolfenstein 3D made a lot of people want to vomit too, because it was much more immersive than any *popular* game that came before it. And then people got over it.

Speaking as someone who actually enjoys 3D movies, partilcularly high frame rate 3D movies where you can actually track moving objects and scene pans, I have no problem wearing glasses if it leads to a more immersive experience.

Of course, I won't be buying into HoloLens specifically, as I do not purchase Microsoft products.

Comment Re:R2D2 (Score 1) 51


Ben Burtt (the sound editor) and a synthesizer did the R2D2 voice over.

Anthony Daniels wore the C3PO suit (he had to be skinny enough to fit it), and did the C3PO voice over.

Kenny Baker performed inside some of the R2D2 models - pretty much those that required complex movements that Radio Control technology of the time could not manage.

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