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Comment Re:Lacks a headphone jack? So what! (Score 1) 551

What's the big deal about lacking a headphone jack? Every phone comes with an adapter that plugs into lightning anyway. Or you can go wireless. Headphone jacks are old technology that you simply do not need. Your headphones still plug in just like they always did. It's like having a cow because your new car no longer comes with a spare tire. Get over yourselves.

That is the problem. Now you have another dongle. Another dongle to be easily lost, and if not lost easily broken. Another dongle to put stress on the connector.

Now what happens when you want to listen but need to charge. Now you need yet another dongle and hope that that y-dongle will allow you to charge and listen at the same time.

Just because something is old technology does not make it bad. There are still plenty of 60 year old speakers that sound just as good as they day they were bought and sound better than brand new ones with all sorts of fancy research put into them, because in the end it is still the same underlying concepts. Just because a headphone jack is old technology does not make it bad, in fact because it has been around for so long and is so ubiquitous there is no reason to change it for change sake because now you are just breaking compatibility with millions of devices. Perhaps if they provided some substantial benefit from its removal, sure. But 'water-resistance' whatever that means and has been done before while keeping the jack, definitely is not a good enough reason. I also have yet to meet anyone at this point that gives a damn if their phone is thinner, so that sure isnt it either.

Its purely change for change sake, leaving out the whole proprietary lock-in aspect

Comment Re:The console advantage. (Score 1) 86

it doesnt, except that the upscaler probably works for games as well. So you can output 4k for games, just upscaled from 1080. Not much of an advantage, then again many of the 4k sets Ive seen have horrible upscalers and anything but 4k looks like utter crap. So hopefully the xbones/ps4+++ upscaler does a better job

Comment Re:Console Interface? (Score 2) 157

They took the worst of both worlds. Consoles end up with a mouse cursor for no reason, and pc players end up with hold-to-select and bad direct mouse integration(along with key-remapping that isnt even properly shown in game, if you change mappings they arent reflected in any help text and sometimes help text no longer shows) that could speed up alot of the game

Comment Re:Anyone but Clintons (Score 1) 993

The bottom line is you wouldn't invite the Clinton's to baby sit your kids.
If you wouldn't trust them to visit your own home, how could anyone trust them to violate the constitutional term limits and rule over ALL homes ?!?

You wouldnt trust a former president and the secretary of state to babysit your kids? I cant imagine what you possibly think would happen in that scenario

Comment Re:prediction (Score 1) 195

just get an rpi3 and retropie then. Same price, but you have the added benefit of any rom, almost any system you could want to emulate, kodi for media streaming, limelight for streaming from any supported nvidia card on a networked pc, network rom play, scummvm support, etc etc etc etc. Way more functionality at the same price, plus future benefits as more and more gets added

Comment Re:It's Simple Economics (Score 1) 180

Have they said if its going to be actual affordable housing? If not I wouldnt count on it. In denver they've been building apartments and condos like gangbusters. However all of them are still priced ridiculously high that Im not sure who all these people are that can afford them. Seems like average rent for a place outside of denver thats nice and about a 10-15 min commute to the tech area runs about 1200-1400/mo, but all these new places start at at least 2000 for a one bed to rent and most are 400k+ to purchase

More places get built, open up, and everyone's rents keep climbing to match

Comment Re:Three monitor gaming? (Score 1) 144

No, that viewport rendering is for VR speed improvements. 16 views of the same camera angle in a single pass for multi-eye renders

The 1060 will support multiple monitors though, as you said it has the same output support of 1DVI/1HDMI/3DP (and thats before any AIB changes as asus has a 2hdmi/2dp 1080 and gigabyte has an hdmi add-on board that disables a dp port)

Comment Re:Can you hear me now? (Score 1) 145

then go with something like ting where your only guaranteed payment is 6$/mo for your phone. Other than that its whatever bucket of usage you end up in. With no txt and no data you would end up in the min call bucket and your bill would be 9$/mo+small amount of fees compared to big providers

Theres other options out there just like ting, just have to look around

Comment Re:Low Cost of Living? Not Compared to Albuquerque (Score 2) 151

yea the housing market here has gone insane. I live in denver and got extremely lucky buying my house at the very bottom of the crash, if I had to buy this today there is no way I could afford it as its apparently worth almost double which I cannot fathom. We recently had a friend staying with us a couple months because he had moved away and was trying to move back to denver and buy a condo. After 3 months he realized there was no way he could buy a place since as you said, every place was going for 5k+ over asking. He just couldnt compete and ended up renting a place for 1200/month

I just feel bad for incoming engineers. When I started here 10 years ago most people got the average computer engineer starting salary and it was plenty to get a very nice 1bed, modest car payment, and still have plenty left over for fun stuff and hobbies. Now that rent has basically doubled that all goes away. All the new engineers at work that I know either have to live 45min away, or have 1+ roommates

Comment Re:Interested to know the mechanism (Score 3, Informative) 78

I dont think they are really leaving a loophole, its because they dont want to have to backport features. There are a huge amount of accessibility requirements that came down from the FCC for all manner of electronics and software that has to be implemented by the end of this year (thats why there have been multiple accessibility articles as of late, companies using this for free good press as they push out their solutions). So Im guessing MS does not want to have to backport features to win7/8/etc to keep those who need them happy and would rather they just upgrade for free

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