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Comment Re:Follow the leader... (Score 1) 181

Pixels are overpriced, given what you get. (Yeah yeah, the only price is what people are prepared to pay for it!) It's just a variant of a HTC phone. You can get a perfectly good last-seasons-flagship like the xperia z3 or whatever for a quarter the price of the Pixel and you get waterproofing, an sd card etc. Did google provide a software fix for the hardware lens "halo" problem yet? lol! I was so looking forward to the next Nexus then the £820 pixel came out and I thought I was watching an Apple product launch. It's a good thing there's no progress in phone hardware these days otherwise I'd feel tempted to get one. Even software - Nougat - doesn't offer anything compelling over marshmallow. Perhaps I'll hang on for this autumn's releases, or next autumn's.

Comment Independent way to test and verify? (Score 1) 190

Is there a colorimeter-based solution that one can actually put on the screen to measure a TV's output and verify any of these claims? E.g., with a "pro" color accurate monitor, you can calibrate it and the software measures and then confirms that the display is operating within the requested parameters. It sure seems that we are counting an awful lot on buzzwords from the marketing shills that these expensive TVs really are "better," but there's no way for the public to measure their performance to be sure.

Comment Re:Linux Distribution? (Score 1) 28

I tried OpenElec, or LibreElec, or something, on my Pi3. It was ok but the sd card is then read only so it's impossible to use it to do anything else at the same time. You're better off just installing Raspbian and kodi. I imagine the theory is "it just does one thing properly" but i've noticed no problems.

Comment Re: A game that would be hard to make today (Score 1) 66

"players are asking what her role in the story and what her motivation even was."

This ruined Pacman for me. I've been playing games for 35 years and I just don't get how games like Pacman and Donkey Kong, Tetris, Tekken etc got so popular. They have superficial unrealistic back stories and it's hard to take seriously the premise for the game. Don't developers know how important these aspects of game design are?

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