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Student Arrested For Using Phone App To 'Shoot' Classmates

Corngood Re:YADOUS (706 comments)

Already +5, but this. So much this.

about a year ago

New Best Way To Nuke a Short-Notice Asteroid

Corngood Re:But Why? (311 comments)

How about: take 4kg of ice cubes and drop them on your head from 10 feet. Then do the same with a 4kg block of solid ice.

about a year and a half ago

General Motors: "Facebook Ads Aren't Worth It"

Corngood Re:Works only for local business (400 comments)

I sounds like what you need for your org. is regular social networking, rather than advertising. I don't usually reshare things, but if one of my friends was asking for singers I would probably pass it on, even if I wasn't interested myself.

more than 2 years ago

Prof. J. Alex Halderman Tells Us Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea (Video)

Corngood Re:Not a "bad idea" (264 comments)

I wish I could mod this up. You sum up the privacy problem very concisely, and IMO it renders the security discussion moot.

more than 2 years ago

GameStop Opening Deus Ex Boxes, Removing Free Game Coupon

Corngood Re:Gamestop been doing it for a long time (343 comments)

Every xbox game I've bought has come with a seal from the factory (with MS logo and stuff) along the edge of the clamshell. Unfortunately most people probably (a) don't know about it, (b) don't care, or (c) take their word that it's still new and they are only protecting themselves from theft.

I like your idea of a more permanent indication of the seal being removed, but GS/EB would probably just put a big sticker over it saying 'new game, really, but don't forget to buy our new game insurance for only $4.99!'.

more than 3 years ago

Episode I 3D Release Date Announced

Corngood What? (313 comments)

It's not 'biplanar', it's stereoscopic. I suppose they could use something like what you describe to reconstruct a stereoscopic view of a 2d film, but in practice they are more sophisticated than that. I know you're trying to simplify things, but calling it biplanar is selling it way short.

Don't get me wrong, I hate just about everything about this 3D fad, I just think you are confused about the implementation.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Gets Geohot's Hardware, But Not YouTube/Twitter User Info

Corngood Re:Fuck Sony (254 comments)

I agree with you about the judge, but that doesn't mean Sony did the "proper thing". I think we can safely blame both of them.

more than 3 years ago

Tron: Legacy

Corngood Re:Great, but... (412 comments)

Either way, only half the light (minus absorption, plus leakage) is reaching each eye. Whether it's shuttered or polarised, it's going to be half as bright as showing the same image for both eyes and taking off the glasses.

more than 3 years ago

Gizmodo Blows Whistle On 4G iPhone Loser

Corngood Re:Still not convinced (853 comments)

This whole thing is so shady. I'm guessing: Apple makes up bullshit story and sells a disabled iPhone to gizmodo for $5k... internet explodes.

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Aims To Close Performance Gap With Internet Explorer 9

Corngood Re:GPU... (477 comments)

GP, after rereading your post, I may have jumped the gun a bit. Consider it a reply to those who think that a GPU is unsuitable for rendering these types of apps.

about 5 years ago

Microsoft Aims To Close Performance Gap With Internet Explorer 9

Corngood GPU... (477 comments)

My PC has a very powerful graphics processor. I'd rather they use that to, you know, render graphics, than waste my CPU doing it much less efficiently. They can also store images and stuff in its memory. As long as it works ok on lower end machines, how is this not a good thing?

about 5 years ago

MS Details Last.fm on Xbox Live, Marketplace Changes

Corngood Re:Ditch the points system entirely, please. (82 comments)

One benefit is that they only need to adjust the price of points in other currencies as they fluctuate, and not the price of every single item they sell.

At one point when the Canadian dollar was nearly equal in value to the American dollar, Sony adjusted all their Canadian prices on PSN to the American prices. That was only possible because they happened to have prices for all items in another currency of approximately the same value. Now that the Canadian dollar is weaker again, they will be making less from Canadian sales.

It's a choice between trusting the value of a new currency, or coming up with prices for all items, in all currencies, and adjusting them over time.

more than 5 years ago

Money For Nothing and the Codecs For Free

Corngood Re:Hack (206 comments)


Only for windows, but it converts to mp4 files which will play on the 360. There are probably easier ways to do it with transcoding, but this one actually keeps the video stream intact bit-for-bit. You just need to make sure .mp4 files are registered with media sharing in windows.

Also if you have a newish ATI or nVidia GPU, it can probably do the decoding if you use mpc-hc or the standalone codecs from it.

more than 5 years ago

What Will Life Be Like In 2008?

Corngood Funny how wrong he is on the big things. (648 comments)

He describes a world where the entire infrastructure has essentially been rebuilt in 40 years. I can't see how that would have seemed plausible even back then. That said, portions of it are impressively accurate.

more than 6 years ago


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