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Comment Re:Confusing branding for gamers (Score 1) 116

From the Wikipedia article the parent linked:

Earlier in 2015, game packs and other DLC became unavailable for Xbox 360.[4] Currently as of November 2015, it is not possible to download or re-download the content[5] and there have been reports of users not being able to access the games even when they had purchased them.

Classic Microsoft -- games that can be PlayedForSure!

Comment Fixed in 10.10.5, 10.11.6, 10.12 -- NOT just 10.12 (Score 4, Informative) 88

Because the summary and both articles are ambiguous, I was confused what was meant by "latest system updates." For anyone else wondering, this vulnerability was patched in Yosemite, El Capitan, and Sierra -- not just Sierra. See under "System Boot" heading here:

Comment Re:One of the benefits of reading (Score 1) 296

Maybe what's needed is a button that says "for the next N seconds (maybe 15?), accelerate slowly, then decelerate back to normal speed", and you can hit that button at a rate that lets you process what you're seeing at a comfortable rate.

Reminds me of what George Miller did in Mad Max: Fury Road last year. If he felt a part was moving too quick to be understood, he slowed down the framerate. If he felt a part was too slow or too obvious, he'd speed up the framerate.

Granted, that's not user interaction, but there are people thinking about it. It's also easier to get away with in Fury Road because there's so little dialogue, and the film is designed to be understood visually.

Comment Re:Wrong! (Score 3, Informative) 123

All right, I'm partially wrong. iOS 9.2.1 is from Jan 2016, but Apple pushed a new build of 9.2.1 on 18 Feb 2016 to fix the Error 53 issue. The /. headline says 9.2.1 came out today, which is why I was confused.

Also, to get the new build of 9.2.1, you apparently need to download it through iTunes, not over your iDevice's Wi-Fi connection.

Comment Re:A different way to use a comet (Score 1) 99

Sounds a bit like Dirk Gently's method of driving applied to space travel:

[...] he had a tremendous propensity for getting lost when driving. This was largely because of his "Zen" method of navigation, which was simply to find any car that looked as if it knew where it was going and follow it. The results were more often surprising than successful, but he felt it was worth it for the sake of the few occasions when it was both.

Well, more like the attitude. I dig it.

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