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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

LordVader717 Re:Why? (119 comments)

But this is specifically about streamed games. Locally rendered games (as with WebGL) can render the scene immediately in response to the player's input, so they don't have this problem. The lag is still there, but you only have to deal with the physics side of it, rather than dealing with the physics *and* the audio and video.

The scenario you describe doesn't make any sense because the idea is that you choose the frame (or scene) based on the inputs on the local machine. So if you're rendering it anyway then you may as well just have the local client respond itself to the inputs and do away with the overhead.

2 days ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

LordVader717 Re:What's so American (502 comments)

While this is a legitimate concern it's not a problem with Net neutrality, but with advertising standards and defective performance.

2 days ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

LordVader717 Re:Microsoft did something like this once before (119 comments)

TV is. Music generally is. Why are games so special?

TV and Music is a non-responsive, non-interactive recording.

It's not like it is a physics issue, just cheap-ass network operators not laying lines from this CENTURY, hell, technically even last, some seriously still use aluminium.

From a physics perspective the age and material of the lines are irrelevant. Signals travel at nearly the same speed. The latency is due to the physical limitations of the hardware and routing infrastructure. This is mitigated by placing the server closer to the client, which obviously costs the game provider much more.

Or just ads at loading screens, again, as long as it was instant (which it would be since it is based their servers)?

Actually, loading screens would be one thing that cloud computing might make economical to seriously reduce.

3 days ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

LordVader717 Re:"Responsivity?" Really? (119 comments)

Yeah. And yes, language is meant to be used creatively.

3 days ago
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Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

LordVader717 Re:Why? (119 comments)

Regular online games don't have this problem as frames are rendered locally. Only streamed games will benefit benefit, and that's what the question was referring to. His question isn't addressed in the article, so your call to read it is completely irrelevant.

3 days ago
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Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

LordVader717 Re:What's so American (502 comments)

>Do you think everyone needs the same speed?

That was emphatically negated in the previous comment.

Net neutrality isn't about preventing different tiers of service either. It's about preventing businesses from colluding to distort the market with bribes and kickbacks by slowing and blocking competing business.
When the primary arguments from the anti-neutrality camp are based on disinformation you know the case is pretty clear-cut.

3 days ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

LordVader717 Re:What a crap of title... (450 comments)

You've being overly vague and ambiguous in your first paragraph. It might indeed be the case that few people understand the intricacies of police situations, they're not professionals after all. But that doesn't mean they're thankless. And scrutinizing their procedures doesn't equate to being disrespectful.

  As I said before, we shouldn't just be looking into the final dilemma that resulted in this tragic end. We should be asking how it got this far in the first place and whether best practices were adhered to.

about 3 months ago
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Robbery Suspect Tracked By GPS and Killed

LordVader717 Re:What a crap of title... (450 comments)

What does thankless even mean? Any person who has had a situation resolved by the police will be very greatful, and the profession is well regarded in society.but this doesn't place them above criticism and scrutiny when something bad like this happens. We need to know if all the necessary precautions and reasonable alternatives were considered, that the best practice was executed. A simple "he pulled his gun first" isn't adequate.

about 3 months ago
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Why Cheap Smartphones Are Going To Upset the Industry

LordVader717 Re:Upset the industry? (234 comments)

Voice calls are very cheap and reasonable in many developing countries such that it isn't really an issue. In my experience the connection quality is usually too low for an adequate VOIP service, but this may change with the new generation of mobile internet.

My perception is that telcos in developed markets are finding it more lucrative to milk whatever they can from legacy customers still ready to pay high prices for voice service than invest and develop new technologies and services.

about 3 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

LordVader717 Re:seems like a back door (566 comments)

Because part of that growth is likely to directly benefit your field of work and thus net you more income.

about 4 months ago
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Let Spouses of H-1B Visa Holders Work In US, Says White House

LordVader717 Re:H1b Is a marriage killer in its current form! (566 comments)

I think its more about harm minimization and giving people a basic sense of dignity. While there may be opponents, the current consensus seems to be that the visas are beneficial. In that case the people should be welcomed and not have to live with severe restrictions on their lifestyle. I think that's a more worthy cause than the more lofty concept of protecting jobs from being "taken". If we can't do that, then we should probably just give out fewer visas.

about 4 months ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

LordVader717 Re:i dont understand this (226 comments)

Because coding is an incredibly useful skill when you realize how much of the "real world" wastes time on mundane tasks which could be improved or automated. Especially if you're in a non-engineering background even the simplest of coding skills can put you far ahead of your peers.

about 5 months ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

LordVader717 Re:Python, etc? (226 comments)

Formatting is a pretty easy concept for beginners. No more problematic than other formalisms for closing loops, which will equally cause problems.

about 5 months ago
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Should Microsoft Give Kids Programmable Versions of Office?

LordVader717 Re:Python, etc? (226 comments)

If email and cut&paste is messing up your indentation then you need to solve that problem first and foremost, not just rely on the fact that the language doesn't care.

about 5 months ago
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How To Build a Quantum Telescope

LordVader717 Re:The image formation process is still the same (60 comments)

You're confusing two different problems, namely locating a point source on a dark background, and wide-field imaging. The former can be improved beyond the diffraction limit, while the latter can't.

about 5 months ago
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Game Developers' Quest To Cross the Uncanny Valley

LordVader717 Re:Already crossed IMO (134 comments)

You must not have played Oblivion.

Oblivion was uncanny because Bethesda simply didn't do a very good job. They made everyone look ugly, had very lazy motion and physics, and made talking to these characters with a close up of their face a major feature of the game.
Look at other games from the era and you'll find much more realistic and convincing characters, and not just because they have lower red textures.

about 6 months ago
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Germany's Renewable Plan Faces Popular Resistance

LordVader717 Re:"popular resistance"? (176 comments)

The energiewende is just a euphemism for scrapping nuclear power. No extra commitments to alternative energy were made, and it certainly isn't clear if any projects enjoy widespread support.

about 6 months ago
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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

LordVader717 Re:Competition is always good (153 comments)

Maybe you should elaborate your argument instead of being so pretentious.
The popular GSM phones of the late 90s were candybars with numeric keypads.
In case you didn't know, you can still buy these phones, ranging from the most basic to relatively sophisticated feature phones. They don't run Smartphone OSs which require large touchscreens.

Furthermore there have been recent attempts at selling smartphone flip phones and sliders which were popular in the 2000s. The reason you don't see more is because they don't sell so well (probably because they don't make much sense).

It seems you're either lamenting the fact that they don't make phones that never existed in the first place or you're just clueless about what's out there.

about 7 months ago
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Samsung's First Tizen Smartphone Gets Leaked

LordVader717 Re:Competition is always good (153 comments)

'The form factor, for example, has largely standardized on the iPhone +/- some deviation in size."

That's a bit disingenuous. You have almost every vendor offering tiny 3 inch smartphoned and their range goes all the way up to 5 inches, with 6inch "phablets" filling the gap to tablets.

I don't see any lack of design variety either. Rounded or square, Metal or plastic, thick or thin, and soon curved screens are all taking part. You also have some very risky type of gimmicks, like waterproof phones and a smart watch.

And there are certainly quite a few players in the market. The big ones are the likes of Samsung Sony Motorola LG, whilst the Underdogs are the chinese brands like Oppo, Gionee and countless others

about 6 months ago
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How Role-Playing Games Arrived In Japan With Black Onyx

LordVader717 Re:Makes crappy game, blames culture. (50 comments)

Grinding and turn based battles are what RPGs were originally all about. It was JRPGs which first pushed towards strong narrative.
Western developers/publishers almost completely lost interest in RPGs after the early nineties, and only recently have they made a comeback. Even so, the JRPG market is far bigger and more diverse than "Western" RPGs have been at any point in their history.

about 7 months ago

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PS3 price cut only temporary

LordVader717 LordVader717 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LordVader717 (888547) writes "GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the USD 499 PS3 offer is only to clear existing stock, after which only the 80 GB bundle for USD 599 will remain.

SCEE president David Reeves has told GamesIndustry.biz that the 60GB PlayStation 3 will no longer be available in the US after stock sells out — which he predicts will occur by the end of the month.
Reeves was speaking at an E3 event to announce the introduction of a new PS3 bundle in Europe. When asked about possible criticisms over whether SCEE should have given consumers the option to pay a lower price, as SCEA has done, he replied, "Well, they're not really are they, because what the US are offering from the 1st of August is a USD 599 version with one game.
"All they're doing is taking their stock in trade that they've got at the moment of the 60GB model, marking the price down and it will all be gone by the end of July."
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LordVader717 LordVader717 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

LordVader717 (888547) writes "German gaming site Gaming-Universe (official announcement in english below) is reporting that Sony has confirmed that the PS3 will no longer make the November release for Europe.
From the Article:
London, Wednesday 6 September 2006 — Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that it would revise the launch date of its PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in the PAL territories of Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia from 17th November 2006, as previously announced to March 2007. Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.
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