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Comment Re: Good luck (Score 1) 179

The biggest mistake Reagan made was believing that this one time the Democrats weren't lying through their teeth like they had done every time before going back decades.

WTF? Reagan had Republican control of the Senate throughout most of his presidency. So any spending bill that got to his desk had already been blessed by the republican party.

Comment Re:Mobile Web (Score 1) 76

please have text readable at approximately the same apparent size and links that have reasonable bounding boxes across all devices?

No, because the browser on your device does not adhere to any known standards (unless by accident), and the standards do not agree on how big "12 points" is on a mobile screen.

Comment Re:"Windows exclusive" (Score 1) 112

That being the case, why the hell is this Windows exclusive? Why not open it to Macs and desktop Linux?

A Sony rep mentioned on the PlayStation Blog today that they were evaluating Mac support. Obviously they can do it, because they are already doing it withPS4 Remote Play for Mac (interesting side note: the PS4 Remote Play for Mac app is significantly smaller than the Windows version. One of these days I'm meaning to look into why this is).

Yaz

Comment Re:Input on a Windows tablet? (Score 1) 112

"With a Windows laptop or tablet, you aren't tethered to a big-screen TV. You could theoretically take these PlayStation games anywhere"

The article says it requires a DualShock 4 controller. I don't see how that will work with all Windows tablets, especially seeing as ARM-based Windows tablets (like the Surface 1 and 2 non-Pro) allow only XInput controllers (that is, Xbox 360 controllers and one Logitech model).

Sony also announced today a USB dongle for Mac and Windows that permits wireless DS4 connections. Assuming the tablet has a USB port you could presumably use that (although as of yet there is no word if it requires any special drivers or not).

Yaz

Comment Re:All the data means all the data (Score 1) 285

I trust Wikileaks a whole lot more than the average Associated Press news story full of random bullshit attributed to "sources speaking anonymously because they were not authorized." We're not dumb, we don't want a filter and "think of the children" is how dictators often climb to power.

In situations like this (what looks like a mindless data dump), trust in WikiLeaks is meaningless, and expression of such trust reveals a certain level of, potentially willful, ignorance. It's not trust in WikiLeaks you need here; it's trust in every person that now has access to the personal, potentially private information of otherwise innocent individuals.

Comment Re:Contradictory (Score 1) 68

what exactly are you missing?

Schematics, and the ability to tinker.

no more or less than any other modern system. No modern PC system I'm aware of gives you schematics these days, and there are many that have gone to minimal chip motherboards with limited slots. So other than pining for the build it yourself systems of yesteryear, what are you missing compared to a Dell, Alienware, Lenovo, HP, or Acer computer? What about a Surface Pro?

They are all less open than previously, and less able to be tinkered with, at least not without voiding the warranty.

Comment Re:Good luck (Score 2) 179

The Republicans of the 80s and even 90s are nothing like the party of today. Somewhere along the lines it was hijacked by religious nutjobs.

True, but even the Republicans of the 80s (Reagan #1) were not fiscal conservatives, no matter what their lips were spouting. The closest we got to a balanced budget since 1980 was under Clinton's terms, whether by luck or happenstance, who knows.

Comment Re:This application needs a game in it (Score 1) 185

Note that Ingress players haven't been able to add portals for the last year because Niantic couldn't keep up and hasn't been able to come up with an automated system. Since PG relies in Ingress location data that leaves that game outdated as well, referencing locations that no longer exist and missing new POIs.

If that is "all their effort" then Niantic obviously does not have the resources to pull off something on the scale of PG successfully. They can barely keep the much smaller Ingress going!

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