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How Can Nintendo Recover?

TerminaMorte Re:Sega's mistake (559 comments)

Except that most Wii U titles are 720p and not 60fps

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Linux Set To Be PC Gaming's Number Two Platform?

TerminaMorte Already happening (281 comments)

It's already happening and it's all thanks to Steam. Look at the games on greenlight; most support linux. Those that don't, the forums are filled with people asking for linux support.

Look at kickstarter; most games being made by indies are going to support Linux

I'm excited

about 3 months ago

Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

TerminaMorte And they wonder why... (562 comments)

no one trusts the "justice" system anymore. One minute of using an automated tool is apparently a worse offense than crashing the economy.

about 5 months ago

Barnes & Noble Won't Give Up On the Nook

TerminaMorte Re:The Nook is a good example (132 comments)

Part of the problem is that if you want to buy the books through B&N, the digital copy is generally the same price as a physical copy. They were expecting to make their money by selling ebooks, but were not willing/able to price them competitively.

about 7 months ago

Battle of the Media Ecosystems: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft

TerminaMorte Amazon still does not offer an android app (79 comments)

As far as I'm concerned, as long as they don't have an Amazon instant video app for android they've already lost.

about 9 months ago

Sprint May Have Unlimited Data Plans, But Not Unlimited Customers

TerminaMorte Re:Lack of upgrades? (207 comments)

I'm sitting between Chicago and Milwaukee (South East Wisconsin).

Not only did Sprint not have Wisconsin listed on their 4G website, but service around here has gotten MUCH worse in the last few months.

I got sick of throwing away money for shit service and went to US Cellular. Awesome service/speed.

about 9 months ago

SanDisk Focusing More On Desktop and Mobile SATA SSDs, Extreme II Series Tested

TerminaMorte Re:Price per GB still a showstopper (71 comments)

You might pay the extra $ for your laptop computer, in order to save power and lower the risk of failure due to dropping.

I know I'd never go back for my laptop, personally

about 10 months ago

SanDisk Focusing More On Desktop and Mobile SATA SSDs, Extreme II Series Tested

TerminaMorte Re:SandDisk doesn't support their SSDs (71 comments)

SDSSDH-120G-G25 has known firmware issues, with no firmware coming out for it.

about 10 months ago

SanDisk Focusing More On Desktop and Mobile SATA SSDs, Extreme II Series Tested

TerminaMorte SandDisk doesn't support their SSDs (71 comments)

Not firmware updates for the majority of their drives. Spend the extra $5 for a company who supports their products

about 10 months ago

How Does the CIA Keep Its IT Staff Honest?

TerminaMorte Explains the drone issue (238 comments)

If you treat your IT staff like shit, it's no wonder you end up with staff that can't keep drones out of enemy hands.

more than 2 years ago

Aging Consoles Find New Life As Video Streamers

TerminaMorte Of course they use Wii... (255 comments)

Since it does SD instead of HD, you get less "Buffering/adjusting playback" issues.

ALL models have Wifi as well.

more than 2 years ago

Iran Wants To Clone Downed US Drone

TerminaMorte Windows based control... (663 comments)

There was a story recently about computers at drone facilities being infected by Windows-based viruses. And we've known for years now that the connection to the drones is not encrypted (which is why $500 worth of laptop+sat cards allows insurgents to view drone feeds).

Somehow I doubt the drones themselves are of much higher caliber software wise. Wouldn't surprise me if the software and hardware isn't protected.

After wiki-leaks especially, it wouldn't surprise me if Iran had their hands on source code and hardware specs already and DID bring the drone down electronically.

more than 2 years ago

HP's Strange Obsession With WebOS For Printers

TerminaMorte WebOS Printer Support (226 comments)

On the touchpad, one of the big selling points was the ability to print to HP printers.

Of course, most HP printers didn't work. Like my LaserJet 1018. Or Color Laserjet 4600.

Come to think of it, never got a single printer working with it. There's a reason HP's profits are down 90%.

Is it so hard to have an ARM version of CUPS that can print to everything?

more than 2 years ago

Installing Android On an HP TouchPad

TerminaMorte Re:WebOS is staying on my TouchPad (96 comments)

You realize that by default it will dual-boot?

So you get the great multi-tasking of WebOS, but with the great app selection (and browser options...) of Android.

Netflix, minecraft, Firefox.... I certainly don't consider it a downgrade. :P

more than 2 years ago

CyanogenMod Ports Android To HP TouchPad

TerminaMorte Re:no, no, no... dammit! WebOS on better hardware! (86 comments)

WebOS is really nice; got to love the multi-tasking.

But let's look at some of the bad parts.

A browser that is unusable if you have more than a few websites open. A complete lack of apps (even after installing preware).

Even after overclocking to 1.8Ghz, it takes a good 5 seconds after turning a PDF page for it to "unblur" and come into focus. Oh, and the browser does that same blurry, unfocused crap too. Often for more than 15 seconds.

more than 2 years ago

The (Big) Problem With RIM

TerminaMorte Re:No apps? RIM's fault. (341 comments)

Because at the time, they were the 'only game in town', simple as that.

And we see how well that has worked out for them.

Companies need to realize that they need the developers and not the other way around. If you treat them like shit, they will jump ship as soon as a competitor comes out (instead of, say, developing for both platforms).

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Where Can I Buy Legal Game ROMs?

TerminaMorte From who? (361 comments)

Who would you be buying it from? In most cases you'd just be buying a shady company for a pirated ROM regardless. Most of the companies that made these games no longer exist. Any IP is going to be owned by a large corp like Nintendo, who will want you to buy their console and not DIY You are saying you do not want to pirate, while at the same time you want to use this content in an un-authorized/un-approved way. Piracy is your only real option if you want to play "popular" game ROMs.

more than 2 years ago

Samsung and VMWare Bringing Virtualization to Android

TerminaMorte Re:Chroot/Jail (135 comments)

Quote: "will let Android phones use virtual machine technology to run a second instance of Android"

We're are not talking about virtualizing different operating systems on android here, just Android under Android. Sheesh, read the description of the article at least if you don't read the article.

more than 2 years ago


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