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Is PC Gaming Set For a Comeback?

Magreger_V Re:Dollars (495 comments)

Why does it always have to be one or the other? I have a PC and a PS3.

about 4 years ago

I know X people with diagnosed H1N1 flu, where X is:

Magreger_V Hmmmm. (423 comments)

I don't know, but I might have to call BS on the 700+ people who claim to know fifteen or more infect people.

more than 4 years ago

Low-Energy Laser Etching May Replace Fruit Labels

Magreger_V Sounds good unless.. (475 comments)

Sounds good as long as it doesn't compromise the foods shelf life in any way. The skin on fruits and vegetables is a barrier against pathogens. If the skin is broken or marked the fruit will spoil much faster.

more than 4 years ago

How the iPod Nano's Video Abilities Stack Up

Magreger_V Wow (216 comments)

Holy mackerel the Nano looks great!

more than 4 years ago

Variety, Social Aspects More Important To Game Success Than Graphics, Plot

Magreger_V Nahh (236 comments)

I think we are thinking too deep into this. I wonder how we ever got by before multiplayer.

more than 4 years ago

Big, Beautiful Boxes From Computer History

Magreger_V Wow, we areally are spoiled today. (238 comments)

very few people realize the power that sits in the palm of their hands these days. The computational power of a cell phone is vastly superior to that of computers that used to fill entire rooms! More people need to appreciate whats really going on here. It's not just a computer, it's a calculator. A very fast calculator crunching huge amounts of numbers for YOU. There is a machine in your pocket flipping trillions of 1's and 0's! It's nothing short of a miracle that we have learned to harness electricity in this way and on such a small scale.

more than 4 years ago

Favorite type of electical wall socket?

Magreger_V Yep, I'm American.. (711 comments)

I'm American born and raised so of course I picked NEMA 5-15 as my favorite. ~ Call me sheltered, Call me brainwashed

more than 4 years ago

Why Video Games Are Having a Harder Time With Humor

Magreger_V Re:Not dead entirely (202 comments)

Hahaha. Only the people who played with the microwave would understand. Seriously, Who didn't play with the microwave? This is a sort of nostalgic comedy

about 5 years ago

What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?

Magreger_V Re:A good combination of a storyline and graphics. (506 comments)

Precisely. The definition of the word Immersed is "To engage wholly or deeply". This can be done with or without good graphics. Some people just can't wrap their heads around a game that doesn't have pixel shaders and z-buffers. I recently started playing Final Fantasy VI(a two dimensional sprite based game) and I am completely immersed.

about 5 years ago

Atari 1200XL Stacked Up Against a Dell Inspiron

Magreger_V Re:Youngins (253 comments)

"I also put the 1983 storage and speeds in 2009 terms, for the benefit of the youngin's out there." Thanks for moving the decimal for us. 2Ghz is 2000 Mhz no matter what

about 5 years ago

Carnivorous Clock Eats Bugs

Magreger_V Great energy gathering idea (197 comments)

This is exactly the kind of thing we need to see more of. Energy is all around us, just waiting to be harvested. All of those little bits could add up to a lot of energy. Reminds me of those tiles that generate energy when walked on, or those breaks in Hybrid cars that re-charge the battery upon breaking. How about those watches that use your body's motion to charge. When Tech gets cheap enough I suspect we will see more and more "perpetual" energy in our lives(though there is really no such thing as perpetual energy).

about 5 years ago

Ubisoft CEO Says Next Gen Consoles Closer Than We Think

Magreger_V Re:games vs spectacles (326 comments)

"Don't try to reinvent the concept of gameplay" I disagree

more than 5 years ago

A History of 3D Cards From Voodoo To GeForce

Magreger_V Re:Hmm, voodoo to geforce... (320 comments)

Absolutely, the ATI Radeon 9700pro was waaay ahead of it's time! I didn't join the ATI bandwagon until the Radeon 9800pro. Needless to say, I have been with ATI ever since.

more than 5 years ago

The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

Magreger_V Download Vs. Install (876 comments)

One thing that really grind my gears is when folks call installing "Downloading" or vice versa. Another is when Someone says, "Oh, I got that offline", what they mean to say is that they got is off of the internet. You can't get something "offline" because you are offline moron!!

more than 5 years ago

A $99 Graphics Card Might Be All You Need

Magreger_V I noticed this trend as well (618 comments)

I recently bought the HD4830 for $130 and was completely blown away by the performance. Crysis maxed out on a budget system?!! Hallelujah!! Now just imagine that without the OS Layer.

more than 5 years ago

The Perils of Pointless Innovation In Games

Magreger_V It's the cool peoples fault (260 comments)

Games were great until the *cool* people started getting into them. Games used to be a niche market for nerds. Now the games are dumbed down for all the jocks. The scene is too blown up and now it's all about money and pleasing everyone.

more than 5 years ago

The Perils of Pointless Innovation In Games

Magreger_V Too True (260 comments)

If the game were designed with the wiimote in mind than there would not be an almost identical version for a game pad.

more than 5 years ago

Best Easter Eggs and Other Software Surprises

Magreger_V (233 comments)

Well, Since the slashdot army has brought down, I guess we'll never know which egg is the best of all time. But I do remember a hidden flight simulator in Microsoft excel way back in the day

more than 5 years ago

Researchers Identify Phantom Limb Brain Activity

Magreger_V Mind over matter (165 comments)

Intriguing. So, the more Metachlorians one has, the more one can control the body?

more than 5 years ago


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