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Ouya CEO Talks Console's Tough First Year, and Ambitious "Ouya Everywhere" Plan

Jonny_eh Re:Ouya just isn't compelling (134 comments)

With respect to hardware, cost is a big factor. Compare the price of the OUYA ($99, Tegra 3) to the Madcatz MOJO ($250, Tegra 4). And it's not fair to point at a subsidized phone either, since their true prices are in the many hundreds of dollars. Disclosure: I work at OUYA.

about 9 months ago
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Inventor of the Modern Pinball Machine Dies At 100

Jonny_eh Re:Quarters (89 comments)

The pinball heyday was the same as the arcade heyday! Remember The Addams Family pinball? It came out in 92, and was the best selling pinball machine of all time. The 90's was fantastic for pinball! All the best machines (IMHO) are from that era. Unfortunately, as arcades got less popular, so did pinball. As time got tough for arcades, pinball unfortunately was the first to go since they were so expensive and difficult to maintain.

more than 2 years ago
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Inventor of the Modern Pinball Machine Dies At 100

Jonny_eh Re:R.I.P., Mr. Kordek. (89 comments)

Small correction: As you stated, he didn't invent pinball (he wasn't THAT old), but he also didn't invent the flippers. What he did was put the two flippers at the bottom of the machine, and crank up the juice, so the ball can be flipped across the playfield to the top. Sounds insignificant, but it turned pinball from a pachinko style gambling device into a legitimate competitive game of skill.

more than 2 years ago
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PS3 Hacked via USB Dongle

Jonny_eh Re:What has this to do with sony yanking linux? (337 comments)

The Xbox 360 has not been jailbroken (on current firmware). It's had its DVD firmware hacked to allow booting of pirated discs, but you cannot jailbreak the 360 to run unsigned code.

more than 4 years ago
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Is HTML5 Ready To Take Over From Flash?

Jonny_eh Re:I like the 'crippled' web - and conflated topic (468 comments)

How's that any different than a video game console? You can only run "approved" software on the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. Does that mean these systems are also crippled? As long as they do what they say they'll do, then I don't have a problem. Sony removing "other OS" from the PS3 is a violation of that, and they should be severely spanked.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Is Not a Right

Jonny_eh Re:Two senses of "closed." (850 comments)

You can install both Windows and Linux on Apple hardware. All they prevent you from doing is running their software on other's hardware, I don't see the big deal there.

more than 4 years ago
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Flash Is Not a Right

Jonny_eh Re:Two senses of "closed." (850 comments)

By Apple not licensing their DRM, they forced the music industry to sell mp3s so that other online stores could compete with iTunes (since iPods could only play non-DRM files and Fairplay DRM files). Once this became common place, Apple was able to (forced to?) remove the DRM from their own store.

more than 4 years ago
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The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

Jonny_eh Re:Some hardware needs them (558 comments)

Isn't there also a medium that a resume can be put on that doesn't even require a computer to read? I can't recall what it is at the moment...

more than 4 years ago
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Facebook Is Transcoding Video For iPad

Jonny_eh Re:Were it not for Apple, (277 comments)

That was the Apple III, and I think it was heat.

more than 4 years ago
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Apple's "iKey" Wants To Unlock All Doors

Jonny_eh Re:Apple and patents... (383 comments)

Why not have both manual locks and an iKey lock? iKey for the convenience and manual as a backup. Or have a keypad as a backup, etc.

more than 4 years ago
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Key Letter By Descartes Found After 170 Years

Jonny_eh I'm confused (165 comments)

Scholars have known of the letter’s existence for more than 300 years, but not its contents. Apparently the only person who had really studied it was a Haverford undergraduate who spent a semester writing a paper about the letter in 1979. (Mr. Bos called the paper “a truly fine piece of work.”)

So did they know it existed or not? Is the news just that the letter is being returned to France? Big deal.

more than 4 years ago
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Owners Smash iPhones To Get Upgrades, Says Insurance Company

Jonny_eh Re:Which is more likely? (406 comments)

No glass? Are you crazy? It's one of the defining features that makes that phone such a joy to use. I say that even though the screen on my first iphone spontaneously cracked while just sitting in my pocket. My 3G replacement has lasted for a couple years though.

more than 4 years ago
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Owners Smash iPhones To Get Upgrades, Says Insurance Company

Jonny_eh Re:It's Even More Explicit Than That (406 comments)

If I go to a store and hand over some money to buy a product, at that point I stopped being a customer and now a cost center until I am given the product I paid for (a few seconds later). How is this example different other than timing?

more than 4 years ago
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Spider-Man 4 Scrapped, Franchise Reboot Planned

Jonny_eh Re:Reboot how? (536 comments)

They just rebooted the Punisher last year.

more than 4 years ago
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Spider-Man 4 Scrapped, Franchise Reboot Planned

Jonny_eh Re:Reboot how? (536 comments)

They could make him emo, oh wait...

more than 4 years ago
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Spider-Man 4 Scrapped, Franchise Reboot Planned

Jonny_eh Re:Reboot how? (536 comments)

The red sun drains his powers?

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Attempts To Assuage 2012 Fears

Jonny_eh Re:Wow. (881 comments)

Notice that in movie trailers whenever the death of an animal is implied (@ 1:34), they specifically show that it turns out the animal is alive, of course, in the same trailer they can kill oodles of humans. They go out of their way to show the animal is alive despite the fact that it can take away from the joke and waste precious 'trailer' time.

about 5 years ago

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