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Comment Re:Lemme guess (Score 0) 102

That happens? since when? I have been running windows 10 since release and not once has it ever attempted to update while I was using it. At most I have a message in the action center saying updates are available and ready, or that it will need to reboot to update, but I have never had a forced update/reboot occur during usage

Theres a reason there is an 'active hours' setting. It specifically states that windows will never automatically reboot due to an update during active hours with a note below that states 'We'll check to see if your using the device before rebooting'

So............you havent been paying attention maybe?

Comment Re:No, but that sounds exactly like my local theat (Score 1) 213


we went to do our usual christmas eve movie. The only option was a theater that was basically a 40 seater with recliners and reserved seating. Ticket price was still the same.

They've finally started to realize that was people want is to just watch movies at home, and so they are just trying to replicate that experience. This is why I never go to the theaters unless prodded by friends, otherwise my own home theater setup provides a much better experience

Comment Re:Not really true (Score 1) 213

People do enjoy watching first run movies and live sports in a crowd where the reaction of the spectators is part of the entertainment, and a source of stories aftewards.

And that is why I dont go to the movies. Having to deal with stupid crowd reactions during a first run movie is not something I want or enjoy, at most it would be a story afterwards about how annoying it was

Comment Re:Id be amazed if it can play any modern game at (Score 1) 44

This gets trotted out during every new console pre-hype, and post-release is always shown to be false. At this point consoles are basically just x86 pc's. Even common pcs really dont have huge amounts of overhead and in the end the people developing the games are still running through various apis to abstract the functionality anyway.

Its always 'a console can dedicate 100% of its hardware to the game so it has to run better than a pc!', yet every single time the console comes out and its performance is basically that of a standard gaming pc from 2 years earlier. Which would line up with the lead time on the new console. Theres nothing magical about a console

Comment Re: Micro Center! (Score 1) 224

Dont discount their house brands. Microcenter has house brand usb/sd/microsd/etc memory that is usually the cheapest they have in store but will run just as well as any name brand and just as reliable

Having a microcenter nearby is awesome, I live about 1/2mile from the denver store, which also makes it dangerous. But it is really nice being able to spec out a machine and run down the street to pick it all up and have better prices than newegg the majority of the time

Comment Re:Much ado about nothing.. for now.. (Score 1) 224

Heh came here to also see if anyone else caught this as well. I had this discussion with a few friends who saw these articles and said 'ZOMG Price drops!!!!'. After having just built a machine this past summer with 95% microcenter parts and also spec'd out a few for friends I had to remind them that these were the same prices they have already been for months

Comment Re:Windows (Score 1) 224


I install once and unless I completely fuck up and install through my own actions I never reinstall until my next build (or OS upgrade which usually comes first and even then is more of an update)

I have yet to see this slow down thing that other people get. Honestly it seems to be people who just install all sorts of shit with no regard to what it might to do their system that experience this. I.e. all sorts of browser toolbars, add ons, services.

Comment Re:Real answer... (Score 1) 128

Not really, they both have their positives and negatives. Rifts are for most people considered more comfortable due to the strap setup and that it has less weight resting on the front of your face. The touch controllers have also been reviewed as being better all around to the vive wand option as well as providing some semblance of hand presence that you cant get with wands

The vive is generally considered to have better tracking with its recommended light house setup so for full 15x15 roomscale usage a vive generally works better

Also they are the same price when you factor in controllers. The rift is only more expensive if you buy a 3rd sensor, which most people dont really need unless they have a ton of full roomscale games and they cant be covered by 2 sensors, which isnt many

Comment Re:Comcast (Score 1) 243

You can do better after the 2 years actually. I had been renting a modem (too many failures in the past) but decided to finally buy one. In doing that I had to cancel my previous bundle of phone/internet which the only reason I had it was for a measly discount that wasnt worth it anymore. So when I went into the store and they put me on a deal where they just charge me for the base 25mbps plan, but then tack on the boost speed which bumped it to 220/10, and then added a standard discount for agreeing to a contract that I can renew. So now that Im not renting a modem it comes out to 60$/mo including fees for internet only, which sure as hell beats the 130/mo they wanted to charge me before hand for the exact same service

Comment Re:VHDL for FPGAs (Score 1) 261

That probably depends on his 'type' of CS degree. If it was more CE focused and he had some experience in it, maybe, but good luck trying to find a job if he had a true CS degree without any VHDL/synthesis classes. Not only will they probably not bother looking at him for that job, but he will be going up against many other grads with cmpE degrees that do have experience from the classroom doing this

Comment Re: Nice (Score 1) 86

you obviously were doing something completely wrong

You just grab the retropi image, flash it to an sdcard following the instructions for your OS
pop it into the pi, let it boot, expand the image
plug in keyboard, setup wifi, etc
your done

You now have a retropi running with visible samba shares and can copy whatever roms you want over. If it took you more than that, you fucked up

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