Beta
×

Welcome to the Slashdot Beta site -- learn more here. Use the link in the footer or click here to return to the Classic version of Slashdot.

Thank you!

Before you choose to head back to the Classic look of the site, we'd appreciate it if you share your thoughts on the Beta; your feedback is what drives our ongoing development.

Beta is different and we value you taking the time to try it out. Please take a look at the changes we've made in Beta and  learn more about it. Thanks for reading, and for making the site better!

Comments

top

Asus Unveils Quad-Core Transformer Prime Tablet

MaXMC Re:Doubt it will cut into Apple (274 comments)

Have you piloted all three?

I own a Transformer with a dock and I use it about as much or more than my colleagues use their iPads.

more than 2 years ago
top

Asus Unveils Quad-Core Transformer Prime Tablet

MaXMC Re:Doubt it will cut into Apple (274 comments)

It's the second tablet that is both price and feature superior to the iPad/2.

The first transformer was the first one, this is the second one..

more than 2 years ago
top

Google's Driverless Car and the Logic of Safety

MaXMC Re:Agreed... but there's more. (510 comments)

The iCar will only be able to drive on iRoads, sadly there aren't many iRoads but those few that exist look really sleek.

more than 3 years ago
top

Boxee Scores $16.5M Investment

MaXMC Re:Boxee Owner (77 comments)

I would love to read your reply but all I see is a wall of text. Learn to use paragraphs please.

Fixed it for you:

As a Boxee Box owner from almost day 1 of its release, I would say they finally made it out of the alpha stage and into the beta.

  While I love it, it is still riddled with bugs and poor design choices. Plus, as a non US resident (like the other 90% of the planet), Hulu (which btw, doesn't exist on Boxee), Netflix and Vudu mean nothing to me.
  I originally bought the Boxee Box because I believed it would be more open (ie. the firmware being open to hacking), as opposed to the other options where they are based off closed sourced code exclusively.

Sadly this isn't the case. While I'm able to download the source for Boxee and fix the bugs, I'm unable to apply these fixes to my Boxee Box to make sure they are working 100%. This disappoints me.
I can understand their need to make the content providers like Netflix and Vudu feel safe, but what about the other 90% of the market that has no access to these features?
Why not go the Chrome route where you have one official build that supports the American content, and then still allow the Chromium builds that exclude the propriety stuff for a more community driven endeavor?

I actually see the with rage when I hear the Boxee team praising their support for American video service X.
So what?
Many other devices on the market already have that ... it isn't anything new.
They are only diverting resources and alienating non US based residents to support the minority.
And don't even get me started on them supporting new devices when they can't even get their flagship product working properly...

more than 3 years ago
top

Boxee Scores $16.5M Investment

MaXMC Re:Only good in the USA... (77 comments)

At least Canada has a Canadian version of Netflix..

Nothing except for youtube works in the BoxeeBox that is sold in Sweden...

more than 3 years ago
top

Road Train Completes First Trials In Sweden

MaXMC Re:Fun to overtake... (345 comments)

In Sweden the maximum speed limit on a road is 110km/h

Cars/Trucks that weigh over 3.5 Metric tons are limited to 90Km/h.

If you are going 200km the gain from driving 100km/h versus 90km/h is 13 minutes. That's nothing considering you are driving for nearly two hours.

more than 3 years ago
top

Road Train Completes First Trials In Sweden

MaXMC Re:Fun to overtake... (345 comments)

Why would you want to overtake one of these things?

They will follow the speed limit so you won't have any reason what so ever to overtake them, besides not following the speedlimit yourself.

What's moronic about 2+1 roads?

more than 3 years ago
top

Sony Must Show It Has Jurisdiction To Sue PS3 Hacker

MaXMC Re:Voice chat (217 comments)

Some of the newer "telephones" are so bad at making calls you should really call them computers...

You have a telephone and then put a computer in it, what do you get? A computer that can make calls.
You have a car, and you put a computer in it, what do you get? A computer on wheels.

more than 3 years ago
top

UK Gov't Wants To Block Internet Porn By Default

MaXMC Re:Oh wow. (642 comments)

Yes of course they are... every time I want to go to youtube I accidentally type redtube.com instead, or tube8.com or xtube.com. The keys are so close....

And when I want to go to disney.com I type bangbus.com instead.

Kids should learn to type, or their parents should block the content if they don't monitor their childs Internet usage already.

more than 3 years ago
top

Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

MaXMC Re:a ebook reader is not a book (641 comments)

Well, I had a car analogy first but it didn't work out... :)

more than 3 years ago
top

Amazon Taking Down Erotica, Removing From Kindles

MaXMC Re:a ebook reader is not a book (641 comments)

No, you still only read one book (maybe 2-3) at a time.

Why would I want 4500 books in my pocket?
Can you use three of those 4500 books as doorstops for three doors at the same time?

more than 3 years ago
top

Humble Bundle 2 Is Live

MaXMC Re:Awesome (217 comments)

The fourth guy seems to be a landscape photographer.

more than 3 years ago
top

Humble Bundle 2 Is Live

MaXMC Re:Key troubles? (217 comments)

I got my key a few seconds after I confirmed the purchase with paypal.

more than 3 years ago
top

First Electric Cars Have Power Industry Worried

MaXMC Re:Good! (450 comments)

WTF, Solar should be placed on every roof in all of california... then you wouldn't have a problem since everyone would contribute during the daytime (when most power is needed, since you use the AC all the time) and then at night when you turn the AC off the power plants will suffice...

New nuclear plants, ok. But Coal plants? are you out of your mind?

more than 3 years ago
top

Facebook To Own the Word "Face"

MaXMC Re:Generic Word? (311 comments)

The Swedish Company SP Fönster (SP Windows) tried to set up the site www.sp-windows.se in the 90:ies but got sued (or something like it) by MS Windows because it was to similar to www.windows.com.

Microsoft makes an operating system called Windows..
SP Fönster makes actual windows...

more than 3 years ago
top

Scientists Propose One-Way Trips To Mars

MaXMC Re:Sign me up! (839 comments)

Taking the notion of the RED planet a bit far aren't you?

more than 3 years ago
top

Herding Firesheep In NYC — Do Users Care?

MaXMC Re:The problem is not theirs, they think. (200 comments)

You didn't have to be the one either...

"Sorry sis, you didn't do what I told you and now I wont fix your computer. Take it to someone who charges money for it..."

more than 3 years ago
top

Morphing Metals

MaXMC Yes and? (121 comments)

What was the purpouse of this summary?

more than 4 years ago
top

Julian Assange Faces Rape Investigation In Sweden — Updated

MaXMC Re:Sweden is a strange place (1017 comments)

Links to such cases?

If you are going to throw around words as "well known fact" you had better back them up. /living in Sweden

more than 4 years ago

Submissions

top

Linux support in Planetary Annihilation

MaXMC MaXMC writes  |  more than 2 years ago

MaXMC (138127) writes "From the developers of Total Annihilation, Supreme Commander and most recently Monday Night Combat, comes Planetary Annihilation a new RTS game.
They are currently in Kickstarter looking for cash and has just stated that they will support Linux from the get go!"

Link to Original Source

Journals

MaXMC has no journal entries.

Slashdot Login

Need an Account?

Forgot your password?