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NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored

Yosho Re:irrelevant (57 comments)

Stop buying cheap bargain mice wireless mice from Wal-mart. Every wireless mouse I've used since the early 2000's has had as much delay as a wired mouse. Try something like a Logitech M510, it's lag-free and the batteries will last longer than the switches in the buttons.

about a month ago
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How To End Online Harassment

Yosho It's so brave of you... (834 comments)

to post another anti-GG smear article.

But I feel like pointing out that actually, the majority of the harassment going on in the hashtag on Twitter nowadays is the anti-GG crowd harassing the GG supporters. Is it worth mentioning that a journalist who has supported GG has been sent a syringe and a dead animal in the mail?

Yesterday I saw an anti-GG supporter tell a prominent GG supporter (who is a woman who has been raped) that:
1) She's not really a woman
2) She should join her in hating all men
And then, after it was revealed that the rapist was female:
3) She wasn't raped, because women can't rape.

Or should I mention how GG has tracked down the identity of the person who sent death threats to Anita Sarkeesian (and many other people, under different accounts)... and Anita has ignored them and refused to press charges? I guess it's not good for the smear campaign if it looks like your targets are helping you.

But, go on, keep talking about how terrible it is that you think GG is a misogynist harassment campaign. Unfortunately, GG isn't actually even fighting that battle. They don't care about public perception, they care about taking down the corrupt giants -- and let me point out that Gawker has been bleeding advertisers lately.

about a month ago
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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola

Yosho Re:which idiot is letting these people fly... (372 comments)

But Obama said that he "can't" do that. Why he can't do that he didn't say though.

Well, it's probably because he's not a dictator with unlimited power and can't shut down companies with a wave of his hand.

about 2 months ago
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What Will It Take To Run a 2-Hour Marathon?

Yosho Re:it's got to be the genes (254 comments)

anthropomorphic global warming.

Huh, they've anthropomorphized global warming? So... what's it look like? Red fur, raven wings? Maybe a rainbow tail? Dare I ask for Rule 34?

about 2 months ago
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Blizzard Has Canceled Titan, Its Next-gen MMO

Yosho Re:What where they copying? (155 comments)

But every new game they put out has been an iteratively improved copy of a lower-tech game with great gameplay put out by someone else.

When was the last time a game developer put out a game that wasn't inspired by something else?

about 3 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

Yosho Re:Zero! (260 comments)

The last thing I want to be doing when I am outside is attached to a computer or tablet.

But when you need to be attached to a computer or tablet, why stay down in your mom's basement when you could go sit outside instead?

about 4 months ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

Yosho Wow... really, Slashdot? (260 comments)

Given how this is supposed to be a community of nerds, I'm surprised at how many people here are proudly stating that they don't even have a wireless router (or they choose not connect anything to it, or they don't even have an internet connection).

I mean, the whole point of technology is to improve quality of life, right? Sure, I could spend time running cable through the attic and installing panels in the walls... but then I'd have to spend time doing that, and I'd still have unsightly cables running from the walls all over rooms. On top of that, I've got plenty of devices that don't even have ethernet ports. Sure, I've got my router and a gigabit switch next to it that both have things plugged into them, but that's only convenient for things that are near the router. Sure, ethernet would be faster, but 802.11n is still enough to saturate my internet connection -- and if really need to copy a ton of data between computers on the intranet, nothing beats a USB hard drive. So, going down the list...

2 tablets
1 laptop
1 phone
2 Nintendo 3DSes
1 Playstation Vita
1 Roku
1 Ouya
1 Wii
1 Wii U
1 Kindle
1 desktop computer

That's just for my wife and me, but I could easily see having several more if we had kids. And I've got an isolated guest network for my friends to use with their phones and tablets whenever they come over. I've probably had two dozen devices at once connected to my router.

about 4 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Yosho Re:Dubious achievement (336 comments)

None of those things were minor improvements to existing products that already met peoples' needs, either. Windows 3.1 and 95 were huge upgrades that did things their predecessors were completely incapable of, and the iPhone may as well have been a completely original product, given that its competition was composed of clunky bricks with terrible UIs.

What about Win 7 is "substantially worse" than XP? Or 8, after you turn off Metro?

about 4 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Yosho Re:People hear "Windows 8" and run away (336 comments)

The currently available solutions seem pretty weak to me. I mean, I've got an Android tablet, but it's pretty poor at actually controlling a media center PC. I suppose I could use a UPnP app to make it play music or video files, but that won't work well for something like playing games, watching Blu-ray discs, browsing the web, or anything else -- and if all I'm doing is streaming content to it, there's no point in having a standalone PC instead of just using my TV's built-in media capabilities. Using something like VNC to control it remotely is kludgey at best. What does Windows 8 offer that makes it suitable for this kind of thing?

about 4 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Yosho Re:People hear "Windows 8" and run away (336 comments)

Systems without a touchscreen or a digitizer shouldn't exist.

So let's say I've got a media center PC connected to my TV that's running Windows 8. How am I supposed to use a touchscreen to interact with that? Walk over to my TV and leave giant smudges on it as I smear my fingers several feet across it?

about 4 months ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

Yosho Re:Dubious achievement (336 comments)

That seems like quite a bit of extrapolation. Why do those status tell you that MS OSes have "totally sucked" rather than tell you that people are resistant to change and will keep using something that is just good enough to meet their needs?

about 4 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Yosho Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

I'm also gonna guess he doesn't bother with encumbrance, and I've never heard somebody say THAC0 was "easy", but I'm not sure how he'd run a pre-3.0 D&D campaign without that.

about 5 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Yosho Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

Except for a 12th level characters reasonably having +29/29/24/19/14 where the first attack is actually a double attack as well and he's doing +28 dmg per hit for obscene numbers yah, pathfinder sure is 'good'.

Yes, in fact, that's very reasonable compared to 3.5 under the guidance of WotC, where with some exploits you can have a 5th-level character with an infinitely high strength, or another who can take an unlimited number of actions per turn, or even a 5th-level wizard without any particularly bad exploits can kill the tarrasque.

So yes, a heavily tweaked and optimized 12th-level character who can do a few hundred damage per round is pretty reasonable. Oh, and I do think my original post said there were a few exceptions.

about 5 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Yosho Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

Sure, that is an extreme example, but the Pathfinder Society is too controlling and almost cult like in the way the GM's run their worlds. I like freedom in RPG's.

The amount of freedom you have is entirely up to the GM running the game. There's nothing inherent to any of the system mentioned that would stop GMs from letting their players do whatever they want. PFS modules are very railroady as a contrivance of being part of an organized play campaign; players have to play within the box and by the rules in order to keep things fair and balanced for all of the other players.

If you're playing in a home game, though, there's no reason why a GM can't let their players run wild and go wherever they want except for a lack of imagination. It seems like you're trying to set up a strawman argument in order to justify your dislike of the system.

the Pathfinder Society is too controlling and almost cult like

Wait, take a step back. Did a 2E D&D diehard seriously just call another RPG "cult like"? Are you intentionally going for maximum irony?

about 5 months ago
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How Gygax Lost Control of TSR and D&D

Yosho Re:5thed is irrelevant. (183 comments)

Pathfinder is a joke, as is any edition past 2nd.

You may not personally like Pathfinder, but you're kidding yourself if you think it's not the king of tabletop RPGs right now. Game shops stock more PF books than any other rules setting, and gaming conventions are dominated by Pathfinder Society tables -- and, honestly, Paizo has exerted better quality control over PF than WotC ever did over D&D. They've had a few duds, but overall the quality of their supplements and adventure paths has been very consistent.

about 5 months ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Yosho Re:Please, enough. (590 comments)

I'm interested. Please explain what this has to do with Marxism.

about 5 months ago
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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Objections To Contraception

Yosho Re:Bad media coverage (1330 comments)

What happened was that the president of Chik-Fil-A, Dan Cathy, expressed an opinion on same-sex marriage that was exactly what Barack Obama had expressed just a couple of years earlier and that HIllary Clinton had also expressed. Oddly, only one of these three people were harassed for their opinion.

Wow, like leaving out details much?

Just for reference, the problem isn't that Dan Cathy expressed an unpopular opinion. The problem is that Chik-fil-A's "charity" organization, the WinShape Foundation, has donated millions of dollars to anti-LGBT hate groups. Did Barack or Hillary do that?

about 6 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Yosho Re:What about mechanical failure? (167 comments)

I'm curious as to how they handle various types of mechanical failure - what does the car do if:

For all of the situations you listed, the solution is quite simple: turn on the warning lights, slow down, pull over to the side of the road, and display an error message to the driver. Then either let the driver take control or resume control after the problem has been fixed.

In addition, do these cars handle unexpected road conditions:
Unannounced road closures/detours

Detect that the road is closed and calculate a different route.

Tree blocking part or all of roadway

If it's not blocking all of the roadway, drive around it. Otherwise, see above.

Large sinkhole ruins part of all of roadway

See above.

Potholes

Detect and drive around them.

Road maintenance requiring speed reduction (chip&seal)

See above.

Dirt or gravel road

Just keep driving? I don't see how this is even a problem.

about 7 months ago
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California Opens Driverless Car Competition With Testing Regulations

Yosho What I find really amazing... (167 comments)

is how every time there's an article about autonomous cars, there are waves of people who have spent about five minutes thinking about the subject and are sure that they have come up with a laundry list of show-stopping issues that the people who've been working on this problem for a decade could not have possibly thought of.

about 7 months ago

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China's iPad clone runs Android, is 1/5 the price

Yosho Yosho writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Yosho (135835) writes "China is always pretty good at producing knockoffs of popular devices, and they've done it again; this time it's the iPed, which looks remarkably like the iPad. It comes in a similar box and looks like it's running on pretty similar hardware, but there's a twist — it runs Android and only costs $105. All I want to know is, when will they be selling them in America and can I get one?"
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Japanese Windows 7 gets official "OS-tan" and them

Yosho Yosho writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Yosho writes "The OS-tans — cute, fan-made anime characters that represent individual operating systems — have long been very popular among Japanese internet users. Microsoft is officially embracing them and has created an official OS-tan, Nanami Madobe, to represent Windows 7 in Japan. The Japanese premium set of Windows 7 Ultimate will contain an exclusive wallpaper and sound set based on her; on top of that, the character is being voiced by popular voice actress and singer Nana Mizuki. Operating systems have never been cuter!"
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