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Comment I'll say it (Score 1) 139

Now do it on about 20 Watts while still having the robustness and flexibility of a human brain.
Let's not lose sight of how beating someone in a complex task doesn't equate to what humans intelligence.

Don't get me wrong, though, this is an impressive point we've reached in technology.

Comment Microsoft marketing at it's typicalist (Score 1) 147

Microsoft is making a valid point why people should not buy any XBOX units until Scorpio because that upcoming model is going to be much better than the XBOX of today. This is the same philosophy that appeals to people who want to wait many years to get the next best thing... not a major portion of the buying public this Holiday season.

Sony is saying that what they have today is better than what they had last year and they think it's great.

Despite the marketing, when you're playing the games, you're not counting pixels, you're looking at image quality. For example, even though these consoles use modelling shortcuts instead of real-time ray-tracing, the image quality is sufficient. And people that want a console now don't feel the need to wait for many potential image quality improvements.

So which message will appear most compelling to someone shopping for a console this year?
To me, it seems that Microsoft is shooting it's Holiday sales in the foot.

Comment poor policies (Score 2) 145

I get it. So they just changed everyone to be half a plan above where they chose to be. If these people wanted more data, then they'd have chosen those more expensive plans with more data, but they didn't, so Verizon chose for them. It's like ordering a medium size and they say "oh, we give you more than medium, so you pay us more, no? Don't break contract or you pay us more then too. Have a nice day."

I won't use Verizon mobile because of poor policies like this. I have a non-verizon plan that has unlimited data... but only the first 3GB is fast. After that, it's slower. I asked Verizon how I could make sure I don't pay more than my budget for data and they said I could have them turn off all data at 3GB or pay their relatively expensive overage charges. So they won't have my business.

Comment Alexa, teach my kid manners. (Score 1) 204

Pets are conditioning my kids to be rude.
For example, my kids often walk up to my dog and pet it.
My dog needs to teach them that you can't just walk up to any person and pet them over an over.
I need a dog that bites when someone tries to pet it so that my kids can become less annoying.

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