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The Wii Mini Is Real, Arrives December 7 — In Canada

EdgeyEdgey Re:Were people really upset about the size? (139 comments)

The Wii U is not entirely different. The Wii U plays Wii games and can use the Wii controlers. You could say that the Wii is a subset of Wii U.

about 2 years ago

Chords To 1300 Songs Analyzed Statistically For Patterns

EdgeyEdgey Re:Also, The Piano Guys' remix. (132 comments)

Although the boring baseline is still there, just with slightly different timing.

more than 2 years ago

Are We Seeing the End of Big Oil?

EdgeyEdgey Re:Upstream versus downstream (230 comments)

Good comment.

I think contagion risk could also be a factor. Take BP for example. If upstream and downstream were separate companies then the Texas City accident wouldn't have affected the share price of the E&P business, and the GoM accident wouldn't have affected the value of refining.

more than 3 years ago

How and Why Wall Street Programmers Earn Top Salaries

EdgeyEdgey Re:enough lies please (791 comments)

CDS had no financial backing other than the name and reputation of the company issuing them.

No, a CDS contract usually requires collateral to be deposited equal to the change in the value of the contract. This way the reputation of the issuer is irrelevant. This was the downfall of AIG as they didn't account for all the collateral they had to post when lehman & other banks went south. P.s. In the case of CDO's the problem was working out the current value of the contract, nothing to do with collateral.

more than 3 years ago

Sony Introduces 'PSN Pass' To Fight Used Game Sales

EdgeyEdgey Make things less valuble (291 comments)

This lowers the resale value, making consumers less likely to buy that game. If it is employed on all future PS3 games then this will make the console less attractive. Sony obviously think that they generate more money by encouraging 2nd hand buyers to buy first hand than they get by charging a premium to early adopters.

more than 3 years ago

Microsoft Launches Office 365 Cloud Suite

EdgeyEdgey No Macros/VBA (200 comments)

Most businesses have one or two custom functions or code. Pretty useless for the enterprise.

more than 3 years ago

Amazon To Offer Ad-Supported Kindle

EdgeyEdgey Re:Not even close (210 comments)

pdf if you are masochistic

What is bad about PDFs? Does it not display them well? I have lots of documents in PDF that I would like to read on a Kindle.

more than 3 years ago

Could You Pass Harvard's Entrance Exam From 1869?

EdgeyEdgey Re:re Maybe (741 comments)

Without a calculator?

more than 3 years ago

Experimental Batteries Charge In Minutes

EdgeyEdgey Re:That's great, but... (335 comments)

and the power/weight ratio?

more than 3 years ago

Julian Assange To Be Extradited To Sweden

EdgeyEdgey Re:Appeal (530 comments)

Only 10 days allowed for appeal.

more than 3 years ago

DARPA Open-Sources Military Vehicle Design

EdgeyEdgey Re:Camel (105 comments)

ctrl+f "camel"

more than 3 years ago

R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans

EdgeyEdgey Re:Open source it! (140 comments)

The difference is that I am willing to do the work for the idea. For free. If I am willing then others will be also.

more than 2 years ago

LG Wants PlayStation 3 Banned From US Market

EdgeyEdgey Re:US patents are stupid (165 comments)

Sorry, I don't see how quoting from a dictionary shows how the US patent system is superior to the rest of the world.

more than 2 years ago

R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans

EdgeyEdgey Re:Open source it! (140 comments)

Excellent. Let me know where I can upload my midi file.

more than 2 years ago

R-Rating Sunk BioShock Movie Plans

EdgeyEdgey Open source it! (140 comments)

Put the screenplay online. Build up the storyboard as a wiki. Get some volunteers to build the CGI underwater world. Unknown actors in the parts. Donations of movie equipment. etc.

If people need paying then offer them a share of any distribution deals that come out at the end.

Oh, if this does happen then let me know as I would happily have a bash at the score.

more than 2 years ago


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