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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service — and No Google Glass, Either

Pecisk Re:Not a Glass fan but (845 comments)

Wow, that's very naive. People are filming with mobiles almost every time I go out. Strange people, strange cars, interesting scenery.

Get it real. It's public space. If you don't want to be filmed, politely ask. If not, sorry.

about 5 months ago
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Star Citizen's Crowdfunding-Driven Grey Market

Pecisk Sadly overhyped (88 comments)

SC is already getting overhyped beyond means, and ship sales are just adding fuel to the fire. This decision alone from CIG has been huge turn off for many players to check it out, because while sandbox space sim doesn't have special "win" scenarios, still it's gives huge advantage right out start at the game for people with bought ships.

I personally don't like this huge in-game assets sale. I know SC fans argue it's for supporting SC development, but...seriously. If you are so curious to support game, do it without getting ship back in return. This is not best advertisment for crowdfunding, because it reminds a pre-order gifts which lot of people loath.

Also SC feature set boasted by fans aren't that unique - for example "Elite: Dangerous" with their current development docs (see archive of Development Decision Forum here http://forums.frontier.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=36) looks more detailed and nuanced that SC - still SC gets more hype because of involved people trying to get their friends buy ships.

I also prefer ED ship design (can be seen in-game engine trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE8B4KptyVI) comparing to SC "planes in space" (don't getting those "car ad" type videos for ships either, only one of them is done ok).

about 6 months ago
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Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'

Pecisk Re:Half Life 3 (271 comments)

"This is nice in theory, but HL3 would have to be a SteamOS exclusive in order for Steam Machines to take off at all... and if he's not a total moron, he won't do that. It will be released from Windows."

GTA5 was just released for consoles and earned billion in nearly two weeks. No, gaming don't need Windows anymore. They just need to to timed exclusive. It will be enough to get Steam machines in enough households to people start to enjoy them.

Also please get your facts stright. Valve itself said that NVidia is faster on Linux and that was one of their reasons why they started to draw plans to do this. Windows 8 was tipping point.

about 7 months ago
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Valve Announces Hardware Beta Test For 'Steam Machine'

Pecisk Re:Half Life 3 (271 comments)

It is quite clear that third thing in annoucement row is Half-Life 3 timed exclusive to this platform.

about 7 months ago
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Stronger Winds Explain Puzzling Growth of Sea Ice In Antarctica

Pecisk Snowball Earth (236 comments)

Smells like "Snowball Earth" scenario.

about 7 months ago
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45% of U.S. Jobs Vulnerable To Automation

Pecisk But that's progress (625 comments)

I think everyone will agree that automation is good at it's core. We can discuss details or is it applied effectively enough to be economically reasonable in each scenario, but in the end, that's how our society has evolved, for better or worse.

So discussion is not about technical progress, but progress of society. In Capitalism it is clear and cut that such scenario will end in disaster - destroying so much paying jobs will bring down economy overnight. So society is lagging behind.

about 7 months ago
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Notch Shelves Space Game 0x10c, Cites Pressure, Desire To Work On Small Projects

Pecisk Re:Notch beaten to the punch (178 comments)

And of course sequel to the game who started it all - Elite: Dangerous, who is in development, and planned to be released in March next year.

More information https://elite.frontier.co.uk/

about 8 months ago
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Congress Wants FCC To Auction TV White Spaces

Pecisk Non-news (127 comments)

Since when House Republicans have got something last time?

about 9 months ago
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Tim Cook May Not Know Why, But Samsung Is Winning in China

Pecisk Spelling out (327 comments)

Emmmm....let me try....I can only guess, but...because your business model has no absolutely chance of winning in China? :)

Ohhh, you afraid to said that loud. Ok, I will try again...BECAUSE YOUR BUSINESS MODEL HAS NO NO WAY TO WIN IN CHINA. How about that? :)

about 9 months ago
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Tim Cook May Not Know Why, But Samsung Is Winning in China

Pecisk Re:Give the people what they want... and cheaply. (327 comments)

1. But that's how it works. We love our old models, but...they just lose out to competition. That's how it works;
2. Charging 200$ is all they got, hell, they cost much more in fact in US. That's their *business* model;
3. Exactly - as soon as you get out of upgrading cycle via contracts, iPhone just doesn't cut it anymore.

Not really - most of current 3GS users are people who don't care about newest iOS.

about 9 months ago
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Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

Pecisk Re:U.S., cough, international pressure much? (166 comments)

I didn't say that you can't ignore treaties. You can. But you can't precisely pinpoint implications. Starting from lawsuits, and ending with political fallouts.

U.S. is biggest IP producer to date, so they will protect their export. I can fully understand them. World couldn't allow such agreements in first place.

about 9 months ago
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Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

Pecisk Re:U.S., cough, international pressure much? (166 comments)

Ok, then it is doable then, good to know :) Of course, question is if there's goodwill from politicians to do this, but still...if agreements doesn't block it, there's some hope :)

about 9 months ago
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Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

Pecisk Re:U.S., cough, international pressure much? (166 comments)

They are technically "overruling" even constitution, it doesn't mean that they can be incompatible with it though. Only way to strip those rules from law book is void agreement. But for that there can be much wilder political and economical consequences.

Would like to see healthy discussion about it anyway of course.

about 9 months ago
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Crowdsourced Finnish Copyright Initiative Meets Signature Requirement

Pecisk Re:U.S., cough, international pressure much? (166 comments)

No need for U.S. or international pressure. Finland is subject of multiple so called "intelectual property" agreements, which require lot of rules in question to be implemented in national law. And you can't overrule it - sorry, that's why they went "IP trade agreements" in first place.

about 9 months ago
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Current Doctor Who Warns Against Facebook

Pecisk Re:Beware the advice of the successful, (218 comments)

Yeah, Facebook and Twitter makes your really famous...ok, I couldn't say it with straight face.

Seriously, YouTube - maybe, but Facebook or Twitter alone? Never.

about 9 months ago
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Things That Scare the Bejeezus Out of Programmers

Pecisk Re:Absence of a test suite (641 comments)

I know everyone takes out "job security" flag when lack of documentation or tests is mentioned, but seriously, how frequently does it happen? Most of software is not that sexy that everyone will want to rush in, replace you and keep it same quality level as you are. Of course, management can be a bitch, and threaten with replacement if you request wage rise, but then it's probably not best place to work anyway.

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

Pecisk Re:Americans will never defend their constitution (447 comments)

"Have you actually lived in any of these alternatives? Or put another way, do you have any idea what you are talking about?"

I guess you must be Russian then :)

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

Pecisk Re:Snowden the Drama Queen (447 comments)

Here you go - this generation is a drama queen. Dramatic claims, "Snowden" will disappear....+5 Insightful. Sigh.

Childish.

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

Pecisk Re:Snowden isn't stateless (447 comments)

And nothing of mentioned is related with revoking travel passport. Country can revoke passport at any time on written down certain rules, one of them is prosecution. I don't know if you can get overturned in court though.

about 9 months ago
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Edward Snowden Files For Political Asylum In Russia

Pecisk Re:Circus and farce (447 comments)

Like it or not, our act as human being and part of society indicates our trust worthy in eyes of our pier. Assange and Edward uses emotional speculation as a tool to gain more popular support, but this clearly backfires. Because in this case Edward not only leaked documents, but also made some strong claims about nature of NSA capabilities, which can't be verified by us without clearance. If he claims he's stateless (which clearly he's not) and uses emotional language to complain about his situation (when he clearly broke laws and contracts to make political stand, which is fine by me, but please go to court, fight, not run). And what is this with these childish tantrums - if I will go to US, they will give me death penalty, etc. etc. This strongly suggests that his motivations are political and therefore it is hard for everyone in society to trust to his word (where it's not backed by documents or other sources).

about 9 months ago

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Legendary space sim "Elite" sequel's Kickstarter comes to finish line

Pecisk Pecisk writes  |  about a year ago

Pecisk (688001) writes "Kickstarter project for crowd funding next incarnation of 'started it all' space sim "Elite" series — known also as "Elite: Dangerous" — closing in to it's deadline on 4th January, with just £100k to go and also have a stretch goal to get Mac OS X version released just 3 months after Windows PC version. Though having rough start and facing lot of critism about handling Kickstarter and his previous promises for "Elite" third sequel (last "Elite" series game "Frontier: First Encounters" were released in 1995), David Braben and his team for last month has provided lot of updates for fans and interesents to chew on, and together with executive producer Michael Brooks is also hosting reddit Ask Me Anything on Jan 3th. Lot of questions rised on Slashdot in prevous articles about "Elite: Dangerous" are already answered from both Michael and David, so take a look."
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"Elite" creator David Braben: games like Elite "too risky" for game publishers

Pecisk Pecisk writes  |  about a year ago

Pecisk (688001) writes "While PC game development veterans are using Kickstarter more and more for their projects (see already successful "Star Citizen" Kickstarter project, which already went home with 2 million US dollars, or "Elite: Dangerous", a sequel of classic space sim series, which still has to reach it's set target), questions arise why devs are trying this rather risky way of finansing anyway. For long time there's also been discussion on Slashdot and elsewhere of game publisher's like EA preference to unlimited sequels (EA Sports series anyone?). There's David Braben's (one of creators of first classic 3D space sim "Elite" and it's sequels and also popular Raspberry PI board/computer) commentary to that."
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