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Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Barlo_Mung_42 Got it 8 years ago. Best $2400 i've ever spent. (547 comments)

That said, it was a fairly terrifying experience at the time. Head strapped down and being told repeatedly not to move. Then there was the smell of burning eyeball. That was the worst part.

But not needing to wear glasses under my motorcycle helmet has made up for all of that. From the people I've talked to they say they're use to glasses / contacts and they don't feel it's worth the risk / expense.

about a week ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Flat UI Design (165 comments)

You're not. Lots of people hate it. There are also lots of us that like it though. Just the way it goes.

about a week ago
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Microsoft's CEO Says He Wants to Unify Windows

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:I know I'm not expected to RTFA... (322 comments)

The title is very misleading.
They aren't going to make a single build that runs everywhere. They are (already have) going to consolidate the different groups making different versions of Windows (phone, pc, xbox, embedded etc) into one group. They are also going to make one store and one app platform. Things will still need to be compiled for different architecture.

about a week ago
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I prefer to settle down at night with a good..

Barlo_Mung_42 ..and (139 comments)

a glass of scotch.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:wrong (254 comments)

I already know C++ and like it quite a bit but if you want to use C# for games you might as well give Unity a try. I've only worked on small projects (and as a one man team that's all I really can do) but it's fun and powerful enough for everything I want it to do.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Build a simple first game ! (254 comments)

I first want to say that I agree with much of what you've said, especially about starting small.
But...
Notch has shown us (yet again) that #3 is really the only one that matters.
Early Minecraft was not well coded. It still doesn't have great graphics or sound (though I do like the music) and there really isn't much of a story.
You don't even have to play the story part of the game to have hours and hours of fun and Mojang is doing quite well for themselves.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Way to Learn C# For Game Programming?

Barlo_Mung_42 Unity3d (254 comments)

It's free. It's fun and there is a large community of people doing tutorials and videos and answering questions.
Just dive in.

about a month ago
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Amazon Announces 'Fire Phone'

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Resolution is 1280x720 (192 comments)

On one hand you want Google Play store and Google apps but on the other you don't want Nonstop monitoring.

hmm.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Isn't the block chain what makes it decentralis (281 comments)

" also can't the bitcoin protocol just be tweaked by the developers or something?"

Not if they want to be taken seriously as a real currency. You might be tempted to think "The Federal Reserve does that with the $". Sure, but the developers behind bitcoin (if they can even do this, I don't know) are not the Federal Reserve.

about a month and a half ago
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Bitcoin Security Endangered By Powerful Mining Pool

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Where's the guns to their heads? (281 comments)

I guess I don't see how this was even considered improbable. The amount of coin you dig is based on the amount of power ($$$) you put into it. What was ever in place to keep a very rich person or group of less rich people from stepping in and doing this?

about a month and a half ago
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OpenXcom 1.0 Released

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Or... (50 comments)

I bought the version from Steam a year ago to play it again. It runs in DOSbox and they seem to have worked out all the issues because it worked great on modern hardware. It was five bucks. More power to them but I hope they do something make the game better because I don't see the point otherwise since the steam version is just like playing back in the day.

about a month and a half ago
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Apple WWDC 2014: Tim Cook Unveils Yosemite

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:And one more thing - NOT (411 comments)

"The people that this is aimed at don't even know what you're talking about when you say 'FTP'. They just want to move their files around easily and transparently. Now they can."

Now they can? There are already several solutions to this problem and I'm sure the consumers who need it are already using one or more of them. I think it's entirely fair to say that people were expecting more from Apple.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Lack of Discoverability (516 comments)

Most of the complaints are about issues with Win8 that were fixed by Win8.1 update which was free. For example, shutting down is now a two click operation.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Every Other OS (516 comments)

Sure it runs more apps. There will always be a gap in app count but the usefulness and quality gap is really narrow.

about 2 months ago
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Which desktop environment do you like the best?

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Metro of course (611 comments)

I also really like the live tiles. I often don't even need to open an app to get the info I want because it's right there (weather, appointments etc).

about a month ago
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TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:My wife has a gen 1 Surface Pro ... (136 comments)

I agree. I think a lot of people tried 8 (or read about it) early on and have made up their mind much like happened with Vista. The latest release of win8.1 is really quite good.

about 2 months ago
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TechCrunch and Others On the Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Tilt Support? (136 comments)

To be fair, the wacom pen in the SP2 doesn't support tilt either. To get that you need to go with their pro line of pens like the Intuos or Cintiq.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Dear Microsoft..... (316 comments)

I think you're wrong. Table top computers are not new. They have been around for years and you can get one from several different vendors (including Microsoft). When is the last time you saw someone really using one in a consumer space? If there was such a market as you suggest we would see them more.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Drat! Still only 8GB RAM max. (316 comments)

Touch and pen both work fine in the classic desktop. Been using both there for years. Also, it is going to be really funny if "1366X768 is good enough for standard use position" becomes the official Apple marketing line.

about 2 months ago
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Surface Pro 3 Has 12" Screen, Intel Inside

Barlo_Mung_42 Re:Drat! Still only 8GB RAM max. (316 comments)

But lacks basic features like touch and nicer features like a pen. Plus the Air comes with an outdated OS.

about 2 months ago

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