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NYC Tech Sector Growing Faster Than City Can Keep Up

The-Bus Re:Fuhgeddaboudit (243 comments)

...when the L is working.

about a year ago

Digital Generation Rediscovers Analog Wristwatches

The-Bus Re:If you want a nice watch... (505 comments)

From tfa: Fourteen of the 17 watches, with an average price of $4,800, sold in the first six hours. Gilt now holds a watch sale every month. "In certain circles," Mr. Thoreson said, "if you donâ(TM)t have a substantial timepiece with some pedigree, you feel like youâ(TM)re missing out on something."

What a sad, insecure little man.

more than 3 years ago

Why People Who Make Things Should Learn Chinese

The-Bus Re:Largest economy? (588 comments)

I'd say closer to 10-15 months.

more than 3 years ago

Lawyer Is Big Winner In Webcamgate Settlement

The-Bus Re:Should have held-out for more money (475 comments)

A friend of mine is a parent in this school system. The PTA (or PTA-style group) actually asked for a low, but fair, settlement; they knew they'd be paying for it eventually.

about 4 years ago

I'd prefer to allocate my work hours ...

The-Bus Re:I work 2/2 (287 comments)

What do you do, if you don't mind me asking? The people I know who do this are all either ship captains or oil workers.

more than 4 years ago

Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2

The-Bus Re:As a Russian (548 comments)

> If anything, the first MW was more ambiguous in that regard, since at least you had "good Russians" and "bad Russians"; in MW2, the former kind has apparently rapidly died out again, so we're back to good old stereotypes.

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe the guy piloting the aircraft for Soap is Russian. Or at least he has an Eastern European name/accent.

more than 4 years ago

Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2

The-Bus Re:CoD6: Vietnam (548 comments)

Everyone is airdropped. They hack the US's defense systems so we can't tell they're coming until it's too late.

more than 4 years ago

Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2

The-Bus Re:Censorship is BAD, m'kay? (548 comments)

I'm Colombian too and am happy to see the name of my country spelled correctly. Too often it's spelled Columbia.

more than 4 years ago

Sci-Fi Shows and Movies Should Stop...

The-Bus Re:Another for "$50M / $50K" (708 comments)

"Bothering With the Major Networks"?
'Idealistically' you may want to ignore those guys. But, pragmatically, since they dominate their market, you may want to/have to work with them. Sure, you *might* be able to avoid them. (FWIW, I often feel a similar way about the RIAA)

Twenty, even ten years ago, yes. But today's broadcast networks have the smallest share of the viewing public in their history. American Idol and High School Musical 2 are the closest our era has come to there being programming that a large share of America watches (although the second example is dealing with pre-teens, natch).

This doesn't mean you can avoid the big media companies altogether. It just means that your show doesn't have to be ABC/CBS/NBC/Fox. Some of the best TV of this past decade has been on cable networks.

more than 4 years ago

If I Had To Choose, I'd Be A ...

The-Bus Re:Vampire obviously (481 comments)

Unfortunately, due to the recent popularity of Twilight, most of them are 12.

more than 4 years ago

A Look At How Far PC Gaming Has Come

The-Bus Re:Shame it's dying (427 comments)

It's interesting that console games are now more like PC games than ever: some need specific hardware configurations (GTA IV on the Xbox 360 requires a hard drive, IIRC) or lengthy installations (games on the PS3), many have a lot of software patches that repair broken games (Fat Princess's online) or constantly improve the game experience (Burnout Paradise) and some are great principally based on their online connectivity (without human opponents or user-created content, they wouldn't be as good).

about 5 years ago

Is a $72.5m Opening Weekend Enough For Star Trek?

The-Bus Re:first post! (820 comments)

And Casablanca was made with 1940s-quality film equipment. Still looks great on HD though.

Perhaps you think only movies from 1996 onward look good in HD?

more than 5 years ago

Will Modern Games Stand the Test of Time?

The-Bus Re:Classic Sierra Titles (210 comments)

I'm excited, actually. With some of the hardware coming out in the next one or two years, I feel like I may finally be able to build a machine that runs Ultima IX at more than 20 fps.

more than 6 years ago



The-Bus The-Bus writes  |  more than 7 years ago

The-Bus (138060) writes "Julian Dibbell has written a great article for the New York Times Magazine on the life of Chinese gold farmers. It's a great read and has a lot of very interesting tidbits, from comparing the potential size of the economy of MMO games and the GDP of Bolivia, to a Stanford scholar who found similarities between contemporary anti-gold-farmer rhetoric and 19th-century U.S. literature on immigrant Chinese laundry workers."
Link to Original Source

The-Bus The-Bus writes  |  more than 8 years ago

The-Bus (138060) writes "Sony announced today that the PS3 launch would be delayed until 2007 in Europe; the launch for the US and Japan would not be delayed, but only 500,000 PS3s will be available. The source of the delay, blue laser diodes, is not a surprise; however, the scale of the shortage is. This report comes on the heels of Sony saying they'd still be "on target" to launch with 2mm units as late as two weeks ago. For comparison, the Xbox 360 was widely criticized for launching with only 1.5 million units."


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