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Comment Retropie (Score 1) 89

So..........they're selling a retropie box?

You can tell from the shots its obviously just a skin for retropie, even the feature set gives it away. So they are using the cheapest PI-esque chipset they can get to keep their markup high enough for a profit. When you could just get an rpi3 and get bluetooth built in for the same price and have a faster board

Comment Re:Clueless Apple SVP (Score 1) 200

Its not just myth/linux, many providers boxes do this already. I.e. on my dish box I can go to search, type in duke, on the right hand side listed under sports is 'Duke blue devils' which I select, then have an option of which sport I want, select basketball, hit record all games. Many tv providers already provide what he says you cant do and much more

Comment Re:Yeah. (Score 1) 116

yea you gotta learn VR legs. Im fine in most things but there are certain scenarios that can get everyone. First 90fps really is the magic number and thats why rift/vive aim for it, once you drop below that and have no compensation mechanism alot of people start to get that feeling welling up and dont understand why since there is no obvious reason. This is also why the PSVR has people throwing up after 5minutes of drive club, their fps compensation still isnt enough to keep it steady on the ps4's hardware, so the majority of reviewers are running to the bathroom

Also some experiences just induce it more than others. Alot of project cars for me is just fine, however the cart racing, if its on a small tight track I will start to feel it within a minute. Some browsing around showed Im definitely not alone and that experience manages to induce sickness in just about everyone. Then things like elite, and just about any cockpit based game, trick your mind enough that its usually willing to compensate for any screw up because your brain understands your in a vehicle and matches with your seated experience

Comment Re:Yeah. (Score 1) 116

And this is why I went for a rift. By all accounts the rift is more comfortable, more compatible, and slightly better image quality. 90% of the vive games I saw listed were obviously 30min tech demo gimmicks that i wouldnt want to play for any length of time, so I had no issue waiting for the rift's touch controllers to come out which to me seemed like much more suitable input methods for vr than wands (and from all the comparisons Ive see I was right).

So Im fine with using my rift for what I bought it for, elite, rally/pcars, and various seated experiences that the rift does wonderfully and provides experiences that are worth going back to. Then when touches come out and the catalog of games they have shown that are not just short tech-demo gimmicks are released at the same time, then I feel it may be worth while to have motion controls

Comment Re: Yeah... (Score 1) 326

Well if you cant blame a generation for their policies that were instituted while they could vote and the next generation could not, then who else? You can blame the uber rich politicians creating those tax cuts but who voted for them time and again? Who allowed them to continue to do the tax cuts while saying nothing?

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

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