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Face Recognition Algorithm Finally Outperforms Humans

Torp Marketing... (35 comments)

and/or sensationalism... a 13000 image set a whole population does not make.
It's probably just better than the existing algorithms somewhat.

1 hour ago

Will the Nissan Leaf Take On the Tesla Model S At Half the Price?

Torp Disregarding range, is this actually cheaper? (342 comments)

Considering the price premium on electrics, and that this is a daily commute car not a long holiday trip car, it's probably far more economical to get a small, gas powered car.
As your second car.
I live in a country smaller than a lot of US states, and it's still too big to use something with 150 miles of range on holidays. So you can't even consider it as the first car. Or what am I supposed to do, stop in halfway and recharge for 8 hours?


Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

Torp Re:He's defending EA? (181 comments)

Oh. He WORKS for EA. Go hide under a rock, worm.
There's this gem of a presentation in the article comments on Polygon, done by the same person defending F2P: http://www.slideshare.net/bcou...

about two weeks ago

Do Free-To-Play Games Get a Fair Shake?

Torp He's defending EA? (181 comments)

Whoever defends the current "free to play" is defending the new Dungeon Keeper and PvZ 2. You have to have serious mental problems to do that. Maybe the article author hasn't taken his medication lately?

about two weeks ago

Seagate Releases 6TB Hard Drive Sans Helium

Torp Nice for 3.5... (147 comments)

Now where are my 2Tb+ 2.5" hard drives?

about two weeks ago

Google Android Studio Vs. Eclipse: Which Fits Your Needs?

Torp You can use IntelliJ directly you know (140 comments)

Even the free community edition supports Android development. No need for the Android Sudio thingy, i've been using IntelliJ for ages.
As for Eclipse, I don't think I have a computer powerful enough to run it. It's only a Core i7 with 32 Gb ram

about a month ago

Report: Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) Scans Your DNS History

Torp GoG? (373 comments)

I've been trying to switch my gaming purchases to GoG anyway, mainly because it's a pain to game on both a laptop and desktop with Steam. This is just another reason for it.
All GoG needs is to start supporting Linux...

about 2 months ago

Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

Torp Funny (2219 comments)

The beta crap has annoyed me enough to change my signature for the first time since i registered on Slashdot.
I'm not even going to try the comments system, but please make your designer eat all his whitespace. We're not buying 24-27-30 inch monitors to stare at patches of white.

about 3 months ago

Candy Crush Maker King.com Has Trademarked 'Candy' For Games

Torp No worries (169 comments)

One can always release Confection Made With Sugar And Often Flavoring And Filling Crush!

about 3 months ago

James Gosling Grades Oracle's Handling of Sun's Tech

Torp Will I be able to afford them in the future? (223 comments)

The problem with products bought by Oracle is that if you're small and they suddenly decide to ask for a lot of money for what was previously free, you're screwed.
Better to take preemptive action and switch away from them as soon as possible.

about 3 months ago

EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming

Torp Trust? (198 comments)

If anyone is willing to give any money to EA... i've got a bridge i wanna sell to you.
I don't care how many donations they make to charities, most of their games, especially Sim City, are shit - and not only because of the always online mode. Remember the old Bioware RPGs? Now they're cover based linear erm... something. Not shooter, not RPG, less than either.
And those games somewhat worth playing are tied into their useless online service, for which I can't be bothered to sign up.

about 3 months ago

Death to the Trapezoid... Next USB Connector Will Be Reversible

Torp And it will break... (408 comments)

... as easily as the current microUSB connector?

about 5 months ago

Blue Light of Death Plagues PlayStation 4

Torp Early adopter tax :) (309 comments)

And this is one of the reasons I'll get my PS4 next summer at the earliest.
The other being that there are fuck all games to play on it at the moment.

about 5 months ago

Why Project Flare Might Just End the Console War

Torp So in the future... (166 comments)

All games will disappear when the publisher pulls the plug on the server, not only the ones from EA.

about 5 months ago

The Battle For the Game Industry's Soul

Torp You're crying about Battlefield? (272 comments)

How about worrying about the future of some innovative games people actually care about?

about 6 months ago

Under the Hood With Battlefield 4

Torp Is that the one with the dogs? (77 comments)

On further reading, apparently not. All "modern" 3d shooters are the same...

about 6 months ago


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