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Elite: Dangerous Dumps Offline Single-Player

LabRatty KS terms are not relevant (473 comments)

A difference here is that Frontiers Developments are Europe based and bound by the consumer protections there. Things that cannot be signed away or over ridden by what KS saying in their terms.

They made a number of unambiguous statements that the mode would be available and these are almost certainly binding. Such as this 1 week before the KS closed.

That is strong grounds for a refund and they really do not want to get the consumer protection regulators involved, or generate bad will for release day reviews. The KS may have funded development, but additional sales are needed to keep the servers running and review score will decide if that happens since it is not planned to be a subscription game.
The game looks great but I will still be surprised if they are in the very small % of server based games that still have their servers online a couple of years later.

about 2 months ago

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

LabRatty Re:It is what it is (67 comments)

Yes, display port is much better, and if it was widespread enough and not a niche feature then they would be supporting it. They don't currently, so it must not be worth the investment effort. Perhaps it will make it to CV1 but there is not even the smallest mention of that yet while other targetted features have been. By CV2 HDMI2 will be established so the window where it may happen is very small.

about 5 months ago

60,000 Oculus Rift DK2 Orders, 20,000+ Units Shipped, New Orders Ship In October

LabRatty Re:It is what it is (67 comments)

For that res we also need to wait for widespread HDMI 2.0 on gfx cards. v1.4 bandwidth cannot do that res and fps. 1440p is the practical limit for HDMI1.4 with good maximum frame rates.

about 5 months ago

Samsung Buys Kickstarter-Funded Internet of Things Startup For $200MM

LabRatty Re:Hesitant about Kickstarter and hardware (107 comments)

OR delivered exactly what they said they would, and only a couple of months late which is good going for something 10x oversubscribed. These muppets are still failing to deliver items to many backers 2 years later. Not really in the same category. Additionally, if you think any hardware startup capabable of a global market is not going to get bought out soon after early development that is somewhat naive. On top of that OR had already pulled in 75-90 million or so of VC and would have needed to get 2-3 times more for a full budget to compete with the number of competitors who started popping up. How much of the orginal stock do you think they would have still held by then anyway? not much.

about 6 months ago

Scientists Race To Develop Livestock That Can Survive Climate Change

LabRatty Frankenfood (291 comments)

So can I finally look forward to the legendary turducken then? I'll have a flying car first at this rate.

about 9 months ago

Atheist Blogger Sentenced To 3 Years in Prison For Insulting Islam

LabRatty Re:Really? (412 comments)

Giving some part of of your income due to fear or guilt (in the hope of personal gain, or at least lack of personal punishment at some point in the future), or giving out of unthinking obligation are very questionably moral acts.

Giving because of a reasoned choice that it advances a greater good is.

more than 2 years ago

Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda Resigns From Slashdot

LabRatty Re:Hemos Says: "So Long, and Thanks For All The Fi (1521 comments)

I did not think there were so many low uids still active.

443 before me, was that a measure of a few days back then?
Is there anywhere your join date is listed? I had a poke about the account section, could not spot it

more than 3 years ago

Facebook's Broad Patent On Digital Media Tagging

LabRatty Re:easy to circumvent (61 comments)

Even a plain text file with data in some structure or extractable order is a database.

more than 3 years ago


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