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Audio and Video Patents Haunt Apple and Android

Sehnsucht Re:Libre Formats? (98 comments)

Rock Band and possibly Guitar Hero use multitrack Vorbis audio files for the various audio stems that make up a song.

Harmonix and Activision surely are juicy targets, no?

Granted, they may have already paid trolls off...

more than 3 years ago

VLC Developer Takes a Stand Against DRM Enforcement

Sehnsucht Re:Looks (717 comments)

VLC can play just about everything, but over here in Windows land, Media Player Classic - Home Cinema is the player of choice unless you've got some really broken file.

more than 3 years ago

Intel, Toshiba, Samsung To Form Chip Alliance

Sehnsucht Samsung is also a member of the ... (57 comments)

Common Platform Alliance - IBM, Global Foundries (you know, the former fabs of AMD), Samsung. Chartered, now part of Global Foundries, was a member too.

So, Samsung must be giving some kind of assurances to Intel they're not going to let ideas and techniques spill over into the Common Platform Alliance...

more than 3 years ago

Boeing Releases Details On New Crew Capsule

Sehnsucht Re:It uses Tardis technology . . . (66 comments)

That would be TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space), turn in your geek card.

more than 4 years ago

Boeing Releases Details On New Crew Capsule

Sehnsucht Competing with SpaceX on their own launcher? (66 comments)

I suppose I should be embracing this as "competition is always good" (cost, etc) but it does seem kind of odd.

more than 4 years ago

Is OS/2 Coming Back?

Sehnsucht Those two guys (432 comments)

I think I know one of them

more than 4 years ago

Making Sense of CPU and GPU Model Numbers?

Sehnsucht Re:It can be confusing... (555 comments)

That was ages ago. Now you have nvidia melting your card down with buggy drivers. It can go both ways.

AMD/ATI releases regularly scheduled driver updates and for anything inbetween issues a hotfix as necessary.

more than 4 years ago

Making Sense of CPU and GPU Model Numbers?

Sehnsucht Re:window.openDatabase() (555 comments)

Ooh! ooh! I know ! I can play this game too!


more than 4 years ago

3D HDMI Specification Is Set Free

Sehnsucht Re:Free to read != Free to use (100 comments)

Not only that, but what they need to do is drive consumer interest. Consumers don't care about openness, they want shiny stuff cheap. Might appeal to some of the more tech savvy of us, but its not like you can go and implement your own HDMI gear to tinker with it.

more than 4 years ago

GM Is Selling Saab To Spyker Cars

Sehnsucht Re:Saab (264 comments)

This along with some other design features originated with the fact it was designed by people who were in cold places.

It's far easier (in theory, I don't own a SAAB) to get the key into that location and start the car wearing large gloves, than behind the steering wheel..

more than 4 years ago

Visual Studio 2010 Forces Tab Indenting

Sehnsucht Re:Best argument for using spaces (390 comments)

Anything else will always get screwed up by someone or some tool.

Why are you repeating yourself?

more than 4 years ago

Plug vs. Plug — Which Nation's Socket Is Best?

Sehnsucht Re:US vs UK... (1174 comments)

So, we're all in agreement then?

more than 4 years ago

Game Development On Android

Sehnsucht Android not limited to just Java (211 comments)

But if you want it to be cross (CPU architecture) platform easily, you'll want to stick to it.

You can actually build native code with the Native Development Kit using C/C++/whatever, and so far all the current phones are pretty well compatible as far as native code goes, but if someone rolls out an Android device with a different CPU architecture than the current ARM incarnation, you'd have to rewrite or at least recompile your native code for it, and either distribute multiple versions of the app or include the native code for all versions and dynamically pick the correct one at run time.

more than 4 years ago

Are Game Consoles Ruining DLC?

Sehnsucht Re:Different Audiences? (399 comments)

I myself use EASDF for movement, and surrounding keys

E / D for Forward / Backward
A / F for Strafe Left / Right
S for Sprint / Run
X for Crouch
Spacebar for Jump

The above lets me move in any direction combination and run faster or crouch without contorting. Obviously running and crouching doesn't work too well, but I'm not aware of any games where that would actually do anything.

Z for zoom or zoom in, C for zoom out or reset zoom (assuming these are applicable)
R for reload, Q for flashlight toggle, W for quick weapon switching to last weapon
G for grenades, V for secondary grenades
B for bandage/heal

I don't assign T to any chat due to accidental activation of chat sometimes
I move chat to Y and teamchat to U to get them out of accidental activation range

Then, I've got my Razer mouse with more buttons than I can generally put to use in a game :D
Mouse handles firing, alt firing, open/use, etc. PTT for voice chat is assigned here as well.

more than 5 years ago

CRIA, MPAA Demand Expanded DMCA For Canada

Sehnsucht Re:Will Canadian Pols Roll Over (224 comments)

Wow, just like here in the US! You'd think we were neighbors or something!

more than 5 years ago

Dye Used In Blue M&Ms Can Lessen Spinal Injury

Sehnsucht Re:Sound Methods? (324 comments)


more than 5 years ago

Music Industry Thriving In an Era of File Sharing

Sehnsucht Re:AGAIN? (174 comments)

Do you mean the original Napster? That's just due to cluelessness or laziness on the part of whomever ripped the tracks, that they didn't bother to properly tag the files. Things weren't as slickly smoothly automated back then.

more than 5 years ago


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