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Signed On Dec 22, 2010, 04:28
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
7. Re: RE: Follow up Apr 3, 2014, 22:43 Kitkoan
 
Verno wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 16:38:
UConnBBall wrote on Apr 3, 2014, 16:09:
I also hate Apple and hate lazy devlopers who are just kissing money good-bye. Port it to Android and not the 12% market share iOS.

The 12% iOS share represents the majority of revenue is the problem we keep hearing from developers though. I don't know if this is piracy, device fragmentation or whatever but they make a lot more money on iOS unfortunately.

I've heard different answers from different groups, but when you look at the hard numbers you notice that the ones that state that iOS gave them more money was when they made really piss-poor ports to Android and then wondered why the money wasn't just pouring in.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 23, 2014, 22:35 Kitkoan
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 23, 2014, 20:39:
I think part of the problem is that it was a he-said-she-said issue, since people were just guessing that ISPs were throttling traffic.

It had been shown many times that it was the ISP throttling by using a VPN. Load up Netflix like normal and have major issues with bandwidth. Now load up the VPN and watch Netflix in it's full glory. Showed it wasn't a bandwidth issue, it was an ISP issue.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse Mar 23, 2014, 22:02 Kitkoan
 
DrSquick wrote on Mar 23, 2014, 19:35:
I don't understand why they are so passive about this though. If they know a certain ISP is throttling them, why not throw a giant banner on every movie saying "We detected you are a XXX customer, they are throttling your connection to us which will result in poor performance, call 1-800-xxx-xxxx and let them know you will not accept that."

I understand they have to stay in business, but make life hell for the ISPs. Make them hire a thousand more customer service reps to take the angry calls from people.

I know my parents would just say "damn, Netflix is slow today." If they could instead redirect that anger toward their ISP it might be more useful!

If they did that, people wouldn't care or understand. They would be just like your parents saying "Damn Netflix, is slow today". And would be more looking towards switching to that nice and fast Comcast streaming service on their Comcast internet.

When it comes to tech, people don't want the facts, just results.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
14. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 21, 2014, 23:42 Kitkoan
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 07:30:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:33:
Kitkoan wrote on Feb 21, 2014, 00:01:
ViRGE wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 21:04:
"The Lowest Possible Score In 'Super Mario Bros.'"

What kind of shenanigans is this? The 4-2 warp zone is not accessed via a pipe.

So I'm not the only one who noticed that...

Within 20 seconds you can tell it is a mame/modded game.

It is a glitch in the game that you can do with even the NES version. There are actually a couple different ways to do this:

http://themushroomkingdom.net/bugs/5

And neither one of those were used.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
7. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 21, 2014, 00:01 Kitkoan
 
ViRGE wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 21:04:
"The Lowest Possible Score In 'Super Mario Bros.'"

What kind of shenanigans is this? The 4-2 warp zone is not accessed via a pipe.

So I'm not the only one who noticed that...
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
5. Re: Evening Consolidation Feb 20, 2014, 20:59 Kitkoan
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 19:50:
Cutter wrote on Feb 20, 2014, 18:04:
No Blue, the Japanese do not count other countries. All those Asian countries are incredibly closed off, xenophobic and racist.


That used to be true, but it's changing. The young generation have much less ill will or hatred toward other Asians compared to their parents and grandparents. Even mainland China is opening up. There is much cultural exchange and friendship between individuals in South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan for instance. Even gov't policy is changing, such as the Japanese letting "Koreans" born and raised in Japan become Japanese. One exception to this is the North Koreans, but not without reason. The DPRK has kidnapped Japanese and flown missiles over Japan. They go out of their way to inspire hatred.

I have to agree with this. The lady is South Korean, and so I've gone with her to Korea. I noticed that people in their 40's and up tended to be... less then impressed with me arm in arm with a South Korean woman. 30's and younger typically didn't care (or thought how great looking I was. Great when you can translate what they are saying...), or thought it was nice to see us so happy. They didn't care about the differences.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
6. Re: Evening Interviews Feb 20, 2014, 20:47 Kitkoan
 
Problem with things like this about indie games and the future is they want to point out games like Flappy Bird, Minecraft, Super Meat Boy, and Braid while ignoring the fact for every one of these, there are hundreds of clones of these games made by... dun dun dun... indies.

For every unique indie maker, there are a ton just as quick to chase a buck like the big corps.
 
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News Comments > Shadowrun: Dragonfall Delayed; Preorders Underway
9. Re: Shadowrun: Dragonfall Delayed; Preorders Underway Jan 28, 2014, 19:34 Kitkoan
 
I hope it will be better then the first game.

Was really disappointed in the Returns campaign. Wasn't a challenge as a fighter class, choices had no real effect so that killed multiple playthru value and was shorter then I expected it.

And what was worse was since I bought the Android version without looking (shame on me there) I didn't notice it doesn't have an editor (most likely so it would fall in line with the iOS version since I figure Apple would have denied it that ability or it would prevent most editor features beyond pre-built/defined ones from working). So play the campaign and then... replay it again with no real changes? Not much fun.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 23, 2014, 21:09 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 23, 2014, 19:05:
What a pittance lobbying costs. Just consider the billions they get in return for the millions they spend. You'd think the fat cat politicians would be holding out for a lot more money. A lot more!


I'm quite curious what the money was spent lobbying for.

I'm fine with lobbying for net neutrally, as people stand to gain from this, and it works in line with many companies interests. Win win
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
6. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2014, 21:25 Kitkoan
 
Tom wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 19:55:
Kitkoan wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 17:07:
You've never dealt with the police before, have you?

Not quite that simple. They have no problems in using more... physical ways of "persuading" you for the information. Or arrest you on a sayso.

The super-paranoid know how to pass the wrench test. In theory.

The super-reality know that police still beat you and dump you in the middle of nowhere, without your phone or any other items they wish to take.

They just put a phonebook on you, and then pound away. The phonebook distributes the full force of the blow to you but displaces it enough to not leave any bruises or marks.

Takes experience to know these things. Not paranoia.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
3. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2014, 17:07 Kitkoan
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Jan 18, 2014, 13:51:
Pro Tip: Always password protect your phone. When the police ask you for the password, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. Use it.

You've never dealt with the police before, have you?

Not quite that simple. They have no problems in using more... physical ways of "persuading" you for the information. Or arrest you on a sayso.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
11. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Jan 5, 2014, 22:12 Kitkoan
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 5, 2014, 12:00:
And what next? Punks? Rude Boys?

Rude Boys is already a trademark.

Punks too.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
10. Re: Saturday Mobilization Jan 5, 2014, 00:51 Kitkoan
 
I find myself quite productive with my Nexus 10 (wouldn't suggest it now due to it being over a year old and still same price... needs a refresh). I have a bluetooth keyboard and apps like AIDE and Sand IDE to program with.

The Samsung normal tablets I'm not for due to all the bloatware, but... CyanogenMOD? Does it work with those touch sensitive pens? Would be tempted for that if they work as well...
 
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Metaverse
6. Re: New Year's Eve Metaverse Dec 31, 2013, 20:58 Kitkoan
 
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 19:34:
And not everyone knows about that option.

Exactly why I pointed it out...



And still not everyone will know about that option. Netflix viewers don't come to Blues News to learn about things like that.

Now advertising that you have an option for something like that, thats different and will help more people learn about such an option. (and what is being mentioned here).
 
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News Comments > New Year's Eve Metaverse
4. Re: New Year's Eve Metaverse Dec 31, 2013, 16:46 Kitkoan
 
nin wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 12:56:
Tumbler wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 12:22:
The netflix SD only streaming is actually a great idea considering bandwidth caps some people have. I don't worry about my bandwidth at home each month but I'm using it a lot more with every passing month. If my cap was low enough I might want the sd only streaming package.

You can set which stream is preferred in the options.

True but if your going to be setting the stream to SD only, might as well save a dollar. And not everyone knows about that option.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
11. Re: Morning Mobilization Dec 30, 2013, 23:51 Kitkoan
 
Ceribaen wrote on Dec 30, 2013, 18:27:
It's occasionally on sale on Google Play for <10. My biggest issue with the SE games is that several of them have had an always online requirement to load/play - and it's never clear if they do or not. And in the past they even had a root check (which I think is since removed). So those two things have kept me from buying any SE games no matter how much I wanted them.

Not to mention that the new series, Choas Rings, has reports from people of the app verifying it's files every time it loads... to the tune of 5-10 minutes and more.

CHAOS RINGS &#937;
CHAOS RINGS
CHAOS RINGS II

No idea what it's really checking for. My guess to go through itself to make sure it's not pirated.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
25. Re: Saturday Metaverse Dec 28, 2013, 22:48 Kitkoan
 
Axis wrote on Dec 28, 2013, 19:20:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 28, 2013, 17:01:
Axis wrote on Dec 28, 2013, 16:22:
It's just the standard cycle of fads. Everything new has a honeymoon period where its the greatest thing ever, then it's used and used until they're finally sick, bored or disenchanted with it -- people then proclaim a myriad of excuses as to why it's no longer the greatest thing ever for a need to explain off their initial unbridled enthusiasm when in fact human nature has already provided the reason.

Yo Axis. When you going to post a jpg for your avatar?

I suppose I should, what do you propose JD? And don't say a giant troll with a dicknose cause I'll do it I swear!! ")

How about a dicknose with a giant troll?
 
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
4. Re: Sunday Mobilization Dec 22, 2013, 18:23 Kitkoan
 
Bill Borre wrote on Dec 22, 2013, 16:57:
GPS device insertions make Baby Jesus cry.

Guess it would depend where it was inserted...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
14. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 21, 2013, 23:47 Kitkoan
 
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 18:43:
The Mac Pro is just a ridiculously overpriced PC. Can't imagine trying to transport something round ever, just a dumb design with zero advantage. A 12 core processor, well unless you are running apps that actually will use such and there are not many of them outside the scientific community. Again ridiculous. A friend has a system with a top end I7, 3 graphic cards, and a big solid state disc, less than 5k and it will blow the doors off the Mac Pro. Not much of an Apple fan when it comes to PC's since they are extremely overpriced and flat out badly designed.

The article is also horrible in how they done the whole Mac pro listing. As mentioned in said article, the CPU and gpu aren't really known so he guessed based on specs. Which isn't a very good comparisons and can be easily wrong in real power. Until the mac pro can be really pulled apart and seen what it really is part for part, such articles are meaningless and more just bait for clicks.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
5. Re: Saturday Mobilization Dec 21, 2013, 23:36 Kitkoan
 
killer_roach wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 19:25:
Ozmodan wrote on Dec 21, 2013, 18:30:
The Vita is a piece of junk. Buy a pad, far superior and a lot greater variety of games. Can't believe there are so many stupid people out there.

Far superior? The Vita has the same GPU as the iPad 4 and arguably still a better CPU than the iPad Air (although Apple has done quite a bit in terms of masking that by offloading tasks to the GPU and doing heavy optimizations on its Web browser). Smaller, lower-resolution display, sure, but one's a two-year-old piece of hardware that sells for $189 and the other starts at $399 (and lacks discrete input or removable, expandable storage).

Also, point out to me one iPad game on the level (in both scope or production value) of, say, Persona 4, Soul Sacrifice, or Dragon's Crown. You have a large, wide variety on the iPad... of largely shallow, disposable games.

While I can't say for the ipad, on my Nexus 10 I can just run emulators with a ps3 controller. Lots of games there
 
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