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Comment Best of both worlds (Score 1) 137

I record every "live" show I intend to watch and start watching it late, sportsd or reality TV... doesn't matter. Because of all of the commercials and wasted time, I generally catch up to the live event just before the end of it anyway. Nothing spoiled, time gained. Takes me about 20 minutes to watch an entire 3 hour football broadcast without missing a single play (you can easily start after halftime). It takes maybe 30 minutes to watch a full baseball game. Sports are not remotely "DVR proof". No one actually thinks or believes that. What they actually are is "cord cutter" proof, because you can't legally view them through any other service.

Comment Re:It looks like a friggin video game. (Score 1) 351

HFR and the video smoothing/jitter reduction on your friends poorly configured TV are not the same thing at all. HFR actually has more frames and should look sharper/smoother overall. The TV smoothing is only actually supposed to be used when upscaling SD content. Just get them to turn it off, or turn it all the way down at least.

Comment Put your devices away anyway. (Score 1) 406

Asking people to put their things away during take-off or landing makes complete sense, and anyone that doesn't want a broken phone or tablet or nose should be doing it anyway. The jolt can send devices flying out of people's hands (mostly on landing). People are not coordinated and will flail and drop things when off balance. I saw some woman smash the guy next to her in the face with her tablet during a 'rough' landing about a month ago. The guy handled it well and shrugged it off, but you always hear the horror stories about people being thrown off of planes and arrested after fights over far dumber things. Stopping things from flying around the cabin, hurting people or breaking things has always been the reason behind them asking you to stow your belongings during takeoff/landing. They don't want you having books, bags, or other large flat hard objects just loose in the cabin either. This really has little to do with being allowed to talk on your phones, or ignoring the safety speech and much more to do with common sense. Put the stuff away. You can take it out again 5 minutes later.

Comment Re:Tyranny of Age (Score 2) 196

Or maybe you just want to see who is calling you and accept/reject calls or quickly read text messages without having to take your phone out of your pocket? Or get it off your desk or out of your jacket... I don't understand the fuss, old man... I've wanted and envisioned something like this since the first cell phone I owned in the 90's.

Comment Re:Are you serious? (Score 1) 404

1) MS is not dense, they understand that corporate networks are not always hooked up to the internet. You are not the first person to think of this. 2) Who cares, MS has repeatedly said in the past they don't care about piracy. This is more about cloud control of the OS than OS authentication. It's just a first step. 3) See 2.

Comment Re:read first, moron. (Score 1) 159

Think first, moron. The problem is that the Crysis team designed a piss-poor world with water behind walls and many other less than optimal decisions. Probably shortcuts and hacks to make the world work on a console. Nothing to do with any mal-intent by nVidia... unless you think they were making design decisions for Crysis2... in which case I have a bridge to sell you.

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