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PowerBeam Demos Wireless Electricity At CES

Justin Hopewell Re:What's the point? (109 comments)

If you could see the crazy fire hazard of a wire maze behind my tv/game consoles/stereo/dvr/cable box/etc. you would know why some of us would love to have wireless-powered devices.

more than 5 years ago
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EGM Magazine Shutting Down

Justin Hopewell Re:Print is out (70 comments)

What else are you doing? Besides the obvious.

more than 5 years ago
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400,000 PCs Infected With Fake "Antivirus 2009"

Justin Hopewell Re:Malwarebytes (353 comments)

I'm not sure I have the exact malware described in the summary, but I think it is. Its been on there for about 2 months. Malwarebytes manages to find usually around 20-40 things on my computer; I'm assuming they're all part of this program. Anyway, it removes them, then when I run another scan I see that whatever was deleted was just replaced by more malware. I can't get rid of this thing! Should I try running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode? I'm worried if this virus is phoning home.

more than 5 years ago
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First Look At Windows 7 Beta 1

Justin Hopewell Re:Doesn't look finished to me (898 comments)

I understand your rant, especially in regards to how Vista's performance is probably hindered by all the flashiness. But I think there is something to be said in regards to having a zen-like desktop environment. I understand why the Mac interface appeals to people, and its not all about just being hip and trendy. I plan on buying a Macbook fairly soon to complement my Windows machine. One I'll use for gaming and general internet use (PC), the other will be for music and video editing (Mac). I think there's a certain subconcsious state I like to be in when I work on my creative projects, and I just like the was Mac OS works and looks. It feels very modern, clean, and sterile. I don't get that feeling with Windows. And really, you can't expect Microsoft to stick with an old-looking interface and risk losing more marketshare to Apple. The mainstream populace cares more about what's popular, not necessarily what's more functional or practical. How else could a business sell a plain white t-shirt with a Tommy Hilfiger logo for $50.00? Or an iPod for several hundred dollars for that matter? (someone literally just mentioned an iPod nano in my office after I typed this.) Eventually Apple is going to catch up with Microsoft once they've convinced enough people. If MS doesn't have the right look by then, they're going to get passed up, whether the OS is better or not.

more than 5 years ago
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The 10 Coolest Open Source Products of 2008

Justin Hopewell Re:Zzzzzz (198 comments)

Thanks for pointing that out. Took way longer to get through that list than it needed to. Especially with the lag between page loads.

more than 5 years ago
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Resurrecting Old Games, What Works?

Justin Hopewell Pac-Man C.E. (381 comments)

I don't know if its already been mentioned, but Pac-Man C.E. for Xbox Live Arcade is a fantastic game with great visuals and a nice stage-shifting twist. Would definitely recommend it to anyone who likes the original game.

more than 5 years ago
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Avoiding Wasted Time With Prince of Persia

Justin Hopewell Re:Punishment. What an interesting choice of words (507 comments)

A lot of good points, but I probably would have done without calling his son, who's probably a child, an ass. Then again, I have had the misfortune of playing with quite a few little jerks on Xbox live, so...

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Recommends Internet For Some Shows

Justin Hopewell Re:OH NO (379 comments)

To be honest, there are a few shows I like on Comedy Central like DS and CR, and if I'm flipping through the channels and Ninja Warrior or that Bansuki show (whatever its called.. the other crazy obstacle course show) I'll watch. Although that might be G4. G4 and Spike are pretty much the same channel, so I get confused. Anyway, point I was about to make is that I usually catch these shows online anyway.

more than 5 years ago
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Time Warner Recommends Internet For Some Shows

Justin Hopewell OH NO (379 comments)

Oh no, I'll be losing the MTV lineup, Spike, and CMT. How ever will I survive.

more than 5 years ago
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Breaking Down the Dropping Parts Cost for Sony's PS3

Justin Hopewell Re:Sony needs to... (302 comments)

The figures *should* be closer to 300 bajillion units, because that's how awesome LBP is. The rest of the world hasn't caught up yet.

more than 5 years ago
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Storing Photons In a Solid State Device

Justin Hopewell Re:I'm Gonna Be Rich! (68 comments)

I always wanted to do something like this, also, but, you know, since I can't move my hands at the speed of light (to close the box) it was just a curiousity.

more than 5 years ago
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Is the Gaming PC Dead?

Justin Hopewell Re:Dupe, (417 comments)

C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!

more than 5 years ago
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Mechanical AI Made In LittleBigPlanet

Justin Hopewell Re:They could take this a huge step further (65 comments)

I'm not sure you could make that device. When I saw the video last week, the first thing I thought of was whether or not it would be possible to create in LBP. However, I imagine that there are several layers of gears within that box, more than the seven layers the game lets you use. Maybe not, though. Either way, you'd need some kind of blueprint to start with.

more than 5 years ago
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Mechanical AI Made In LittleBigPlanet

Justin Hopewell Re:They could take this a huge step further (65 comments)

Gears do, in fact work, its just a lot of trial and error. The cogs that you can win in the game work, but I wanted to create my own gears for an elevator design. Basically I have this elevator that looks a bit like a spine. There are nubs that stick out the sides that fit inbetween the gear teeth, which pushes the spine upwards. I made a gear by just winging the angles and it worked on my first try. There are some parts where it gets a little rough and shaky, but it does work. If those rough parts lasted a bit longer, I imagine my pieces would break, but as it stands there's just enough time for it to orient itself before breaking apart.

more than 5 years ago
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Warner Music Pulls Videos Off YouTube

Justin Hopewell Re: fairly compensate recording artists, songwrite (237 comments)

They aren't always paid with money. Sometimes the stations are given vacation packages and other high-value gifts that they can give away in contests.

more than 5 years ago
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Video Game Trends In 2008

Justin Hopewell Re:Disagree on the user generated content (81 comments)

Are you saying that the console versions of Quake and Half-Life included map editors? I heard something about Far Cry 2 possibly having a map editor bundled, but I never looked into it. Console gaming has traditionally shyed away from editors, unlike the PC, so games like LBP are actually a pretty big deal and will probably spearhead a new push in console gaming for user-generated content going forward.

more than 5 years ago
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God of War 3 Gameplay Unveiled

Justin Hopewell This Is Not the Footage You're Looking For (30 comments)

David Jaffe made some comments about the game looking mind-blowing a few months ago. He updated his comment recently to say that what we saw on the VGA's was not what he was talking about and that he still stands by his statement. So... we'll see.

more than 5 years ago
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Experts Say To Switch Browsers In Light of IE Vulnerability

Justin Hopewell Re:Red header (455 comments)

Zinger!

more than 5 years ago
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Why Climbers Die On Mount Everest

Justin Hopewell Re:Diving? (417 comments)

...when I need you

more than 5 years ago

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