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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

Joviex Re:Analog displays are better in some situations. (155 comments)

But your point is just about the GUI.

Digital meters can be made to look Analog and provide that exact same feedback.

For a super stupid example, the windows task manager in the sys tray shows CPU load via a veritcal bar, exactly like an Analog vertical meter would.

So it seems to be less about the medium and more about the designed controls.

about a month and a half ago

Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Joviex Simple Answer Really (346 comments)

Sweden is about the size of Texas. Multiply their rates by 50, nifty, united states, and get a real number. Hey look, a country 1/50th the size of the US can be way more competitive with infrastructure changes, news at 11.

about a month and a half ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

Joviex Re:Rise of the middlemen (127 comments)

Its more than 500$.

Its 1500$ a seat, plus $1500 for iOS plus $1500 for Android, PER PERSON. Then another $500 if you want the cache asset server.

So, it could easily be 5k per seat. Now, is that alot? To me no, but I am used to bootstrapping CG workstations that are 3k a pop with 10k worth of software on them.

But when these are things that should not really cause problems i.e. versioning? and that you can't work around with an easy solution like git/hg/perforce, that makes pipeline a little awkward. So when you see software that accomplishes the same workflow sans the hacky ass workarounds, for "less" upfront money? Water flows to the least resistant path.

about 3 months ago

Take a Picture Just By Thinking About It, Using Google Glass With MindRDR App

Joviex The New Age Hat (41 comments)

Tin foil hat now made out of glass, News at 11.

about 4 months ago

This 1981 BYTE Magazine Cover Explains Why We're So Bad At Tech Predictions

Joviex ADD Generation (276 comments)

Yeah, thats right, everything about how we predict anything boils down to one shitty cover from 33 years ago. Guess it is time to give up.

about 7 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Joviex Re:That's cute (731 comments)

Exactly. Fuck Ads. Find another way to monetize. Especially you shitty sites that are doing nothing more than regurgitating articles disguised as something else for search engines. For the legit sites, sucks. Use your damn brain and iterate away from in my face ads for shit I am never going to click on and buy. Thanks.

about 10 months ago

Biological Clock Discovered That Measures Ages of Most Human Tissues

Joviex Re:Children with progeria make results inconclusiv (70 comments)

Not necessarily. Think of it this way: Hang two wall clocks, one inside your house, and one outside. They both keep perfect time, but over time, the one outside, battered by wind, sea air, etc... corrodes quicker, the outside beaten all to hell. So, appearance is aged, internals are aged, but both can still keep the same time (up to a point of course) which is akin to what happens to kids with progeria.

about a year ago

Steam Machine Prototypes Use Intel CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs

Joviex Re:None use intel or amd for graphics? (187 comments)

This is why open source is a stupid idea. With closed source software, people have to PAY you for your WORK. With open source, everyone rips you off and you're left complaining about how they didn't contribute, with no recourse because you were dumb enough to work for free.

Man if I had points, you'd get em. Complaining about doing work (free), that everyone uses, is anathema to open source. Either get on the boat or off - straddling the middle just makes for a good youtube video.

about a year ago

20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Joviex Re:any pub is good pub (151 comments)

Isnt that one of those sayings people who fucked up say to make themselves feel better? There is plenty of publicity that is horrible to receive, especially when unwanted. Anthony Weiner. You think the publicity he got made good for him imagewise? Pollwise? Granted, the guy was a dick to begin with, who would have voted for him, but the phallusy that all publicity is good, hardly.

about a year ago

20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Joviex Re:Oh Shit! (151 comments)

Isnt that more equivalent to "I got the shits!" ?

about a year ago

20 People Shot With BB Guns At LG G2 Promotional Event

Joviex Re:Obligatory: (151 comments)

You must hate classic 80's TV. WKRP reference FTW

about a year ago

Radical New Icebreaker Will Travel Through the Ice Sideways

Joviex Booze Cruise (62 comments)

Ah, I can see it now! Start buying futures in the new line of Party Boats: "Now that we've broken the ice, what's your name?"

about a year ago

Love and Hate For Java 8

Joviex Re:Still 32GB barrier (434 comments)

Java 8 is still limited to 32-bit array indexes, meaning, e.g. that arrays of doubles are limited to 32GB. Java won't get true 64-bit support until Java 9 in 2016.

32GB should be enough for anybody.

Great reference, if I had the points, I'd mod you up.

about a year ago

New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed

Joviex Re:Good on them (194 comments)

Vulcan was thought to be between Mars and Jupiter by the ancient Greeks and Romans.

about a year ago

Google Chrome 27 Is Out: 5% Faster Page Loads

Joviex Re:Holy Mackerel (195 comments)

You just don't get it man!

Why would you not want to be riding a horse instead of upgrading to those fancy metal boxes with radios and seats and large storage space.

Ridiculous! Progress is for all those crazy futurists.

Gimme a plain transistor radio for all my news and entertainment.

Get off my lawn!

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Unveils Xbox One

Joviex Re:What? What happened to 359? (782 comments)

You can trust that the next one won't be called "Xbox Two".

After the display I watched, I'd be suprised if there is a next one after the Xbox One. It seems they are playing themselves out the market rather easily. SteamBox and Ouya will most likely provide all the gaming needs we require in the near future, minus the draconian "ALL IN ONE" box bullshit idea. I have a PVR -- TV covered. Do I really need this multimedia center to be vastly overpriced and underpowered versus a 3 year old PC? to play MP3s and Fantasy Football? LOL. No thanks.

about a year and a half ago

Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

Joviex Re:iSore? (438 comments)

Seriously. If that is amazing design, I'll keep my 18' criscraft.

about 2 years ago

Blender Debuts Fourth Open Source Movie: Tears of Steel

Joviex Re:The movie is hit and miss (126 comments)

This movie is hit and miss. The bottom line for the Blender Foundation is to get people talking about Blender. Nobody really expected their underdog 3d program to be able to produce amazing visual effects. The more of these movies they produce, the more people will be talking about Blender. However, what they could stand to produce are movies that tell a more compelling story. Is it visually compelling? Sure, but Tears of Steel leaves the audience with all sort of questions about what is happening, who the characters are, what is at stake....and we haven't a clue.

Not sure I follow. The story is pretty straightforward. Tom fucked up 40 years earlier and told a machine he was not interested. Flash forward he is trying to amend that past mistake.

I also disagree about story structure. Not everything has to be a formulaic question, research, resolution. Some of the greatest fiction of all time does not answer every burning question. The audience is left to fill in gaps where appropriate. Mystery is still a good thing in storytelling.

Now I will grant that this needed a little more foreground story, but all the thematic elements were there to get a good idea of what and why things were happening.

more than 2 years ago


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