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Most Anticipated Tech Products of 2011

OzPhIsH Re:No Nintendo 3DS? (155 comments)

I had the same thought: "Where is the 3DS?" Alot of people I know are interested in the 3DS, if not for the gaming, but just the allure of 3D tech without the glasses in general. I think we can all agree that the glasses are the main stumbling block for the low 3DTV sales. To leave this off but include the Playstation phone? I guess they're out there, but In a world of Android and iOS, I don't know a single person who is really interested.

more than 3 years ago
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New MechWarrior Announced, MechWarrior4 To Be Distributed Free

OzPhIsH Re:In related news.... (229 comments)

I can't wait to SAY "Artoo...that, that stabilizer's broken loose again! See if you can't lock it down!"

more than 5 years ago
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Anonymous Newspaper Commenters Subpoenaed In Tax Case

OzPhIsH Re:Unlawful governance (394 comments)

I was just reading that. By that logic, it should be ILLEGAL to use US Dollars (backed by NOTHING) when paying debts to a state. Our paper money is such fraud...

more than 5 years ago
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Teen Diagnoses Her Own Disease In Science Class

OzPhIsH Re:I have to ask... (582 comments)

Frankly, I think self, or at least at home diagnosis, IS the future of health care. Med tech needs to be sold at the consumer level and incorporated into the daily hygienic routine, in a non intrusive way. The bathroom of the future will have diagnosed this problem. After you take your morning piss, or crap in in your space toilet, it will analyze the contents and report back any, uh, interesting findings, proposed causes, solutions, possibly give the option of scheduling an appointment with a doctor, etc.

Hell, doctors are ALREADY being giving PDAs with diagnosis software based on data mining techniques. Type in the list of symptoms, and let the program compare with a repository of data to kick out a diagnosis. I think we're heading to a point, probably still in the far future, where "doctors" in the traditional meaning are irrelevant. They will probably be needed to perform actual procedures, or to diagnose more complex sets of health issues, but for simple "analysis" of basic or common, health problems, machines in every home will be plenty sufficient, as well as add the benefits of early warning.

However there will probably be obstacles in the way of moving med tech to a consumer product for self diagnosis in home. Namely various doctors/medical associations that are looking out for their own interests, and busybody government buerocrats seeking to "protect" you from the possibility of self-misdiagnosis while actually protecting the profits of a somewhat marginalized profession.Similar to what we see happening in every industry where tech marginalizes former moneymakers...

Anyway, good for this girl!

Now make me a space toilet!

more than 5 years ago
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Palm Pre Is Out, Time For Discussion

OzPhIsH iPhones are on AT&T and I don't want to switch (283 comments)

Uh, I thought iPhone was AT&T only, and some of us don't want to switch carriers, much less switch to AT&T. If iPhone 3.0 is indeed going to multi-carrier, I can agree with a wait-and-see plan of action, but since that doesn't appear to be the case, and as I'm with Sprint and don't want to switch to AT&T, I have zero interest in the iPhone. How could you not understand that?

more than 5 years ago
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Fair Use Affirmed In Turnitin Case

OzPhIsH Re:What fair use? It's not even published. (315 comments)

Your opinion is basically total nonsense.

From womeninbusiness.about.com [about.com]:

As of January 1, 1978, under U.S. copyright law, a work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created. Specifically, a work is created when it is "fixed" in a copy or phonorecord for the first time.

And if you don't trust that source, how about copyright.gov [copyright.gov]:

Do I have to register with your office to be protected?
No. In general, registration is voluntary. Copyright exists from the moment the work is created. You will have to register, however, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. See Circular 1, Copyright Basics, section Copyright Registration.

more than 5 years ago
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New CyberSecurity Bill Raises Privacy Questions

OzPhIsH Real-Time Cybersecurity Dashboard (319 comments)

"SEC. 4. REAL-TIME CYBERSECURITY DASHBOARD. The Secretary of Commerce shall (1) in consultation with the Office of Management and Budget, develop a plan within 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act to implement a system to provide dynamic, comprehensive, realtime cybersecurity status and vulnerability information of all Federal government information systems and networks managed by the Department of Commerce"

Sweet, now you can just hack ONE central place and get full vulnerability information on EVERY system. What a genius fucking security idea.

more than 5 years ago
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Court Rules Autism Not Caused By Childhood Vaccine

OzPhIsH Re:A victory for sanity. (1056 comments)

Doesn't the Barney show also feature a number of actual children that, GASP, have facial expressions? Animators never expression emotion through giving their characters facial expressions? While I totally agree that "mommy and daddy letting Dora and Barney babysit the kid" is NOT a good thing, I think this particular line of thinking is rubbish. I think it's about passivity VS interactivity, not because the head of Barney's costume is more static than a human face....

more than 5 years ago
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New Energy Efficiency Rules For TVs Sold In California

OzPhIsH Gonzales v. Raich says it IS interstate commerce! (609 comments)

Gonzales v. Raich
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzales_v._Raich

The Supremes have ruled that pot grown in California and only consumed in California (regardless if there is a 'sale' or not) is "interstate commerce" on the logic that such cultivation might theoretically have wider impact on the overall marijuana market that exceeds the borders of California. By that logic, one could say that since the proposed regulations by California will have a definite impact on the wider television market outside of California, that it IS interstate commerce.

more than 5 years ago
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The Return of (Old) PC Graphic Adventures

OzPhIsH No mention of Adventure Game Studio community!?? (93 comments)

How the hell can a submission titled "The Return of (Old) PC Graphic Adventures," on a geek oriented website, no less, leave out the amazing Adventure Game Studio project and associated community? There is so much original, independent, and FREE adventure gaming awesomeness coming out of of here, I recommend any fan of the genre check it out.

Adventure Game Studio

In particular, I have to give a hearty recommendation to "No Action Jackson." The graphic style is a dead ringer for DoTT, and it's amazing on it's own merits.

"The game centres around Jackson, a young, role-playing obsessed nebbish who's got a D&D game scheduled with two of his friends. The only problem is that his mother refuses to let him leave the house because his grandparents are visiting. Jackson's first task is to somehow get out of the house without his mother and grandparents noticing. After finally escaping, Jackson is horrified to discover that his two friends have completely stood him up. You spend the rest of the game trying to track them down and convince them to play D&D as planned."

No Action Jackson

The dialog and puzzles are all what you would have expected out of a quality Lucas or Sierra game old. Do yourself a favor and check it out! There is plenty more where that came from. I mean, I love what the ScummVM team has done, but AGS is way more interesting to me, as it's delivering a lot more new and original gaming content.

more than 5 years ago
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EA Is Now Officially On Steam, Spore Loses SecuROM

OzPhIsH Re:Finally! (354 comments)

"I happen to like the idea that even if my house is struck by a meterorite and everything is destroyed I'd be able to play my games again as soon as I got a new computer and an internet connection." The only game YOU need is Maniac Mansion...

more than 5 years ago
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FCC Commissioner Lauds DRM, ISP Filtering

OzPhIsH Re:Where's an economist when you need one? (217 comments)

Excuse me I meant "If Britteny releases a new album, I DO NOT want it at ANY price." That's an awful place for an accidental double negative.

more than 5 years ago
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FCC Commissioner Lauds DRM, ISP Filtering

OzPhIsH Re:Where's an economist when you need one? (217 comments)

God, how was this modded insightful?

YOU might consider a visit to Econ 101, as you fuck up the most basic economic principles.

Demand generally only has a constant slope in the SHORT term. In said short term, price does NOT have an effect on demand, but on quantity demanded. If Britteny releases a new album, I don't not want it at ANY price. When the PS3 was released, lots of people wanted it-there was high demand. It sat on shelves though because of the high price point. How times did we hear "I really want it at some point, but I'll wait until it is cheaper." Perfect example of a high demand, but a low quantity demanded.

Price changes over the LONG term CAN have effects on demands, but then the assumption that the demand curve has a constant slope breaks, and you're still wrong.

Please review your economics basics before you try to take someone to task again, k?

Additionally, you might want to stop in a reading comprehension class while you're at it. The statement "piracy != losses" isn't talking about the copyright holders bottom lines, but obviously reflecting on the following excerpt from the quote: "Overall, the U.S. economy lost $58 billion in output that would have been realized if piracy had not occurred."

The US economy did not "lose" $58 billion in output. Consumers just decided that those $58 billion dollars would be better spent in other sectors, on other goods and services which provide a higher utility, instead of sending them to the coffers of large IP holders.

We didn't lose out on ANY tax money! The government still dipped its greedy fingers in whatever alternate transactions the consumer made with with $58 billion instead of having spent it on IP. And what about jobs supported and created in other industries with this $59 billion that supposedly was deserved by IP holders? By her logic, one could lambast consumers of Pepsi products for causing job losses at Coca-Cola! Deborah Taylor Tate's statement is complete and utter HOGWASH, and clearly illustrates that she is either an idiot, or is in bed with the large copyright holders--both reasons enough why she is unfit to serve in her position...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Launches Change.gov

OzPhIsH Re:Dear Sir (1486 comments)

You tell me. I don't see anything in the Constitution which forbids the government from giving out college tuition credits for any reason.

*facepalm*
You obviously have NO idea how the constitution is supposed to work.

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Launches Change.gov

OzPhIsH Re:Dear Sir (1486 comments)

"Head Start was started as part of President Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. A key part of the Great Society domestic agenda, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 authorized programs to help meet the needs of disadvantaged preschool children. A panel of child development experts drew up this program at the request of the Federal Government, and the program became Project Head Start."

Smart fucking preschoolers to earn college credit at that age...

more than 5 years ago
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Obama Launches Change.gov

OzPhIsH Re:"Propaganda" (1486 comments)

Passing math and english are also mandatory requirements for school.

Ummmm, yeah... about that....

more than 5 years ago
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Mirror's Edge Planned As a Trilogy

OzPhIsH Geewhodathunkit (33 comments)

OMG what a surprise. I mean, aren't we just at the point where we can assume any new hyped up new IP is going to be milked for at least two more games?

more than 5 years ago

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