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Nickname mag
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Signed On Oct 24, 2002, 15:22
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
16. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2013, 14:56 mag
 
eRe4s3r wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:29:
mag wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:10:
Tablets are useless to me for everything I use computers for except web browsing. They're pretty alright at that.

On the other hand, I was shopping for a new laptop and decided I'd just stick with the one I've got because no one's selling what I want.

Edit: ALSO in the market for a new phone, but likewise no one will sell me what I want. The consumer electronics market sucks these days.

Ok, but what DO you want. Honestly curious

I'm in a niche market, I admit. I want a phone with modern specs, a decent screen, a full physical keyboard, and GSM. You can get any two (maybe even three) of those, but not all four if you're in the US.

The phone I really wanted was what turned into the Nokia N950, which was the developer version of the N9. It was never sold despite many many people wanting it, partly because Nokia had already announced that the N9 would be the last and only MeeGo phone, since they were switching to Windows Phone.

Laptop-wise, the whole market's a mess. I want physical buttons for the trackpad, I want 16x10 (though I've resigned myself to give up on this one) or at least 1080p on a 15" IPS screen, a quality non-chiclet keyboard, and overall rugged build quality.

Aside from the quality of the screen, Lenovo satisfied all of those with the Thinkpad line until the last refresh. Now it's chiclets and buttonless trackpads for them, too.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced
30. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Announced May 7, 2013, 14:38 mag
 
Creston wrote on May 7, 2013, 11:36:
Soulburner wrote on May 7, 2013, 10:35:
Also, didn't Carmack or some other id guy say some time ago that they will not outsource any of their IPs and work on their titles in-house only from now on?

I think John has found that that is no longer his decision to make.

Creston

I have altered the deal. Pray I don't alter it further.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 7, 2013, 14:24 mag
 
nin wrote on May 7, 2013, 14:13:
jdreyer wrote on May 7, 2013, 13:38:
On the other hand, to quote the last article:

These sales figures are pretty much identical to that of its predecessor, Windows 7, which reached 100 million sales on April 27, 2010. While the traditional PC industry is on a downward slope, Microsoft are still somehow moving significant amounts of Windows 8 licenses.

That's really bizarre. How do you sell as many copies of an inferior product in a declining market?

You give it away for $40.


Also, more PCs were sold in 2012 than in 2009 (when Win7 was released). The 'decline' is slower than the growth that was being seen immediately before.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
14. Re: Morning Mobilization May 7, 2013, 14:10 mag
 
Tablets are useless to me for everything I use computers for except web browsing. They're pretty alright at that.

On the other hand, I was shopping for a new laptop and decided I'd just stick with the one I've got because no one's selling what I want.

Edit: ALSO in the market for a new phone, but likewise no one will sell me what I want. The consumer electronics market sucks these days.

This comment was edited on May 7, 2013, 14:15.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation May 6, 2013, 20:54 mag
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 6, 2013, 20:48:
jdreyer wrote on May 6, 2013, 20:23:
Microsoft: Next Xbox will work even when your Internet doesn’t.

Yes, they can be taught! Glad they figured that one out.

Well, I hope they stick to that, I can't play a movie on my 360 without having an internet connection....for some reason always wants to make sure codecs are up to date. Dumb fucking thing.

As much as I love my PS3... at least the 360 apparently has support for more than one video codec. It's almost impossible to get anything to play correctly on it without transcoding on the fly from the PC, and that introduces a host of other problems.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits May 4, 2013, 00:51 mag
 
dj LiTh wrote on May 3, 2013, 20:59:
I'm waiting for the first 3d printed 3d printer

There is already one. I think you may need to acquire the first couple pieces elsewhere, but then the printer makes the rest of the required pieces to build itself.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 3, 2013, 16:00 mag
 
Frags4Fun wrote on May 3, 2013, 12:46:
Crap, I just built a new gaming machine for my cousin and now they are talking new cards after they just said no new cards until 2014. aaarrrrrg.

It's not really a new card. It's a differently tuned/branded version of that Titan monstrosity, and it's the only one coming.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2013, 04:13 mag
 
Prez wrote on May 2, 2013, 22:27:
AKC names most popular dogs in U.S.

I loved the dogs in those pictures. Not surprised at any on the list. I've owned or fostered almost all of those breeds at one time. I haven't had a Boxer or Poodle yet. I have to say out of all of them I am slightly partial to the Beagle - such a fun breed and wonderful family pet.

EDIT: I would think Pit Bulls only just missed the top 10; I see them all over.

'Pit Bull' isn't a breed recognized by the AKC. There're a few distinct breeds that are called pit bulls colloquially, and mixes of the breeds are also called pit bulls.

But it looks like the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier are the 76th and 79th most commonly registered with the AKC.

It's kinda a stereotype--but I doubt most pit-type owners are the most likely to be registering their dog, also.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Into the Black May 3, 2013, 00:30 mag
 
The video says that eating the stem, the seeds, and that fuzzy crap at the top and bottom of the apple is the right way.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions May 2, 2013, 16:46 mag
 
KS wrote on May 2, 2013, 15:27:
I know absolutely nothing about Elder Scrolls Online, so, at the high risk of making a complete fool out of myself, here goes:

Is it a game with a tough guy with a wet noodle in his hand and a magic power to make monsters attack him, while a healer and caster pew pew heals and damage?

Oh god, what if I'm wrong? I will be so embarassed.

You're completely right.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Out of the Blue May 1, 2013, 23:28 mag
 
Ratty wrote on May 1, 2013, 15:04:
Antimatter would make lousy weapons. In Star Trek they overestimated the amount of energy antimatter annihilation produces by many many orders of magnitude. It takes about 50 grams of antimatter to generate the same energy as a 1 Megaton hydrogen bomb. But the damage would be many times less cause most of the energy generated is neutrinos.

Not really true. You'll pretty much just get photons out, at 'low' collision energies. So, like, if you're chucking a ball of antimatter at speeds not close to the speed of light.

On the other hand, if you have the ability to fire something at them at close to the speed of light... hell. Just do that with normal matter. That's where most of the energy in the collision will come from.
 
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: etc. May 1, 2013, 22:36 mag
 
Looks fun. I'm in for $15. Sorry jdreyer.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 30, 2013, 16:14 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 30, 2013, 13:39:
In fact they're thinking autism is connected to innoculation shots being administered to children who are too young.

No. Furious

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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
17. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 29, 2013, 03:15 mag
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 28, 2013, 18:53:
mag wrote on Apr 28, 2013, 00:47:
killer_roach wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 15:09:
Android outdated? Blame yourself for not rooting it and running CyanogenMod, MIUI, or AOSP.

rooting != ability to install CM and its ilk. My phone is rooted. Bootloader's still locked. No crack for it. No updates.

I take it you're running a pretty obscure device? Most anything that I've seen has been able to unlock the bootloader one way or another.

Not obscure, just not one of the three most popular devices of the moment.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
16. Re: Sunday Mobilization Apr 29, 2013, 03:14 mag
 
dj LiTh wrote on Apr 28, 2013, 16:24:
Gun companies werent sued after certain shootings so i dont see how google would be sued from misuse either.

That's because there is a law that gives gun manufacturers immunity from lawsuits.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
11. Re: Saturday Mobilization Apr 28, 2013, 00:47 mag
 
killer_roach wrote on Apr 27, 2013, 15:09:
Android outdated? Blame yourself for not rooting it and running CyanogenMod, MIUI, or AOSP.

rooting != ability to install CM and its ilk. My phone is rooted. Bootloader's still locked. No crack for it. No updates.
 
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News Comments > E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC
5. Re: E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy Free DLC Apr 23, 2013, 17:09 mag
 
Zoom wrote on Apr 23, 2013, 15:43:
Yeah there is definitely no hand holding and the interface is hardcore. Almost like an old school RPG. The gameplay and story are deep and 110% cyberpunk. For whoever loves the genre (and its signature multiple layers of reality and evasive endings) this one is a must have.

Does this game have a story in the way that Half-Life has a story, or in the way that a game with an actual story has a story?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2013, 19:11 mag
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 18:22:
Anyone buy glasses from Warby Parker yet? I need a pair and they're getting all kinds of good buzz.

Hipster glasses...
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Apr 17, 2013, 14:49 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 14:05:
I've noticed recently that I can no longer focus on objects closer than 12 inches away. The optometrist says that this is normal: the eye lens thickens as you age, so the focal length increases. I wonder if I'd even be able to use Oculus Rift, or if I'd have to use corrective lenses of some kind.

Your eye won't be focusing at the actual distance of the screen. There'll be lenses and such so that you're actually focusing quite a bit further away.

Edit: I mean, I'm assuming. I can't imagine that they're expecting people to focus at 5"...

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 17, 2013, 14:47 mag
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 17, 2013, 14:29:
Sounds like they may have arrested the bomber.

CNN is trying to outdo the NY Post in posting incorrect information. Administration is saying that no one has been arrested.
 
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