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Comment Re:But the games? Yeah... (Score 1) 39

There's a solution to that. Big AAA game will start to be censored for China once the Chinese become a major consumers of console games. That may mean in some circumstances the rest of the world will get censored versions as well. It may also mean we get a more interesting variety of games as not every AAA game will need to be a power fantasy for white 20 somethings.

Comment Re:Just Askin' (Score 1) 367

So when we're talking about gun control, taking an amendment from the 18th century and applying to today's technology is bad, but if we're talking about net neutrality doing the same thing with a 1930's law is somehow good? Pick one, liberals.

Legally speaking I would say conservatives have a better leg to stand on simply because an amendment is much more fundamental to how our government is supposed to govern. I don't really agree with either of them completely.

Comment Re:Nintendo bleeds (Score 1) 203

I read somewhere that Nintendo had 15 billion dollars of cash reserves. So assuming that's true they can do this for 50 years.
It's kind of a shame actually. I love Nintendo's philosophy in game design. If Nintendo had a platform that was helpful to third-party developers I might want a Nintendo system. If Nintendo Developed for systems other than their own I would likely buy more of than half the games they release. But I have no interest in buying a Wii or Wii U.
I'm not worried about Nintendo. Plenty of idiots will eventually buy a Wii U for the latest Zelda or Whatever ends up being the first big killer app for their system.

Comment Re:I dislike Beats... (Score 1) 188

I think he means that beats made "high quality headphones"* sexy. Which in turn made the average Joe consumer actually care about the quality of their audio gear. Which helps nerds like you and me get better priced audio gear because big companies see the value of investing in the production of high quality audio gear.
*I use the term "high quality headphones" loosely because beats aren't great but they are much better than what most people were using before.

Comment Re:Missed the point (Score 1) 224

Then you're going to be disappointed.

The speed of light in optical fibre is about 200km per millisecond. So a round-trip ping of 10ms, ignoring all other sources of latency, limits you to a range of 1000km (call it 600 miles). And that's never going to change.

Really? Because that kind of latency sounds awesome to me. Hell even 15-20ms would be awesome. Within 600 miles on any semi-popular game there's going to be at least 8 people matchmaking at any given moment. It would also be affordable for a large company to put up a data-center every 600 miles within the U.S. (or any 1st world country for that matter). So that sounds like it'll be the opposite of disappointing.

Comment Re:Gates wants your children (Score 2) 122

As a former teacher, the problem is that people want to spend money on ***EVERYTHING*** other than what will help educate children: public schools with the highest-paid, best trained teachers in the world

That's good for the few who can afford the best trained teachers in the world. Good teacher are unfortunately an inherently limited resource. You're right that in the short term big data will probably not help our children to learn much. In the long term however I think that it can help students by understanding their needs better than their teachers ever could. Check out what CGP Grey has to say about this.

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