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Comment Ghost in the Shell (Score 1) 1219

OK, I am probably going to get flamed for this, but I really enjoyed the new Ghost in the Shell live action movie. Could it have been a better remake of the original anime? Yes. Could it have had better dialogue and acting? Yes. Was it dumbed down for the masses? Yes. Hollywood whitewashing? Blek. But, all in all, despite being a long time fan of the original anime movie, I really enjoyed this movie. My anime hating wife even enjoyed it. The special effects were excellent, the depiction of the future cityscapes were incredible. The plot, although quite different from the animes was alright, if a bit predictable. Some of the homages to the original movie such as the thermoptic camouflage fight scenes and the fight with the spidertank gave me chills. I think just taking it as a stand alone sc-fi movie it deserves a lot more credit than it is getting because of all of the other controversy being dragged along with it.

Comment We Are Bob (Score 1) 259

I am currently rereading the excellent sci-fi book "We Are Legion (We Are Bob)" in preparation for the sequel "For We Are Many" to be released on April 18th. It is a story about a computer programmer and sci-fi fan (like many of us here) who pays to have his body frozen when he dies. He then wakes up far in the future to find that his consciousness has been placed in a computer which is to be sent out in space in a self-replicating probe. This is easily one of the best sci-fi books that I have ever read. It is entertaining, funny, relatable, and engaging. I have been very eagerly awaiting the sequel and I would highly recommend them both to any Slashdotter.

Comment Re:Good - G.i.t.S: S.A.C. (Score 1) 312

This reminds of one of my favorite anime series that I think has some of the best writing of any show and that is Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. At the beginning of every episode is labeled as either Stand Alone or Complex. They are mixed together from episode to episode, but the Stand Alone ones do just that as self contained episodes, and the Complex ones further the overall serialized season plots. I have always though it was a brilliant way to have the best of both worlds.

Now that we have a live action G.i.t.S movie coming out (all controversies aside) I wouldn't mind if Netflix came out with a G.i.t.S: S.A.C. like live action series.

Comment FTB Infinity (Score 3, Interesting) 90

I am a long time gamer, but I just could never get into stock Minecraft nor could I understand how many people would be so interested in it. Then, a coworker talked me into trying his modded Minecraft: Feed The Beast: Infinity server and it literally opened up whole new worlds and I am currently a daily addicted player.
So, my advice is if you grew bored with the original, seek out some modded servers. It can really be so much more entertaining with the right mods.

Comment Re:Interesting post (Score 1) 82

I still love Android tablets, I just haven't had a need for a new one in 3 years. My 2013 Nexus tablet still serves me just fine and I use it almost every day for looking up data during meetings at work and couch surfing and playing games at home or watching movies when traveling. When it finally dies I will definitely buy another, if not sooner. The nVidia Shield tablets have been calling my name lately.

Comment Win. 8 vs. Win. 10 (Score 1) 212

Can someone provide a honest non-paranoid schizophrenic listing of reasons to or not to upgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 10?
This is for my dedicated Windows gaming machine. I have other Linux servers and Android devices for other things.
I currently run Start 8 on it to make it look pretty much like Windows 7 and I would run Start 10 on it if I upgraded to do the same.
DirectX 12 support is already one big reason to upgrade.

Comment Re:Battery life not mentioned in the article (Score 1) 31

I love my now fairly old Moto 360. I get about a day and a half of battery life out of it and it usually outlasts my phone and yet fully charges in less than an hour. I charge my phone everyday and just drop my watch on its charger at night. It is no big deal. I love being able to create and changes faces when I want as well as being able to see notifications, appointments, and calls without taking out my phone. Although I own several other nice dumb watches, I don't think I could ever go back.

Comment EStrongs Sold Out (Score 1) 249

EStrongs *USED TO* make great software, but they sold out several years ago to a Hong Kong based company that just keeps stuffing more and more bloat and ads into what was once some of the best Android software.

I personally use Root Explorer now which works great, even on non-rooted devices.

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