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Titanfall Dev Claims Xbox One Doesn't Need DX12 To Improve Performance

badboy_tw2002 Re:Titanfall's pros and cons (117 comments)

I've played both and I'm actually partial to the XOne version. The game "feels" better designed for a game pad vs mouse/keyboard, and it has the pacing that's better suited to relaxing on the couch. WIth the titans, the fast twitch you get with the mouse isn't as big a deal, and the wall running stuff lend's itself better to a controller situation. I think a lot of FPS stuff fails to translate to console, but some of them can be quite good if the dev's think about it beyond "right stick == mouse look".

about a week ago

Tesla Model S Gets Titanium Underbody Shield, Aluminum Deflector Plates

badboy_tw2002 Re:How does this impact price? (314 comments)

If you have to ask, you weren't going to buy one anyways.

about three weeks ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

badboy_tw2002 Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

You're talking like half of that is a manual process (authenticate against the server? You mean click "I accept the ToS"?). The most folks ever do is download a newer graphics driver. That's a maybe, and the game will probably still run even if you don't do that. And most of the time the driver just downloads when you plug in the USB port. Your one button joystick may not have needed a driver, but your sound card certainly did. Forget about adding that throttle.

Uninstall those rose colored glasses bro, clicking "launch" on steam is far far easier than gaming in the DOS era ever was.

about a month and a half ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

badboy_tw2002 Re:I have your conversion right here... (860 comments)

Totally. I know most of the games today require you to edit a special autoexec.bat, install drivers, himem, etc. just to get to the damn title screen. Not like the old days when you just installed them and ran.

Wait, I'm confused. Are you talking about gameplay?

about a month and a half ago

Why Your Phone Gets OTA Updates But Your Car Doesn't

badboy_tw2002 Re:Electric vs. Gas Powered (305 comments)

Guess what, even your gas powered car is still drawing battery power when "off".

about 2 months ago

How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

badboy_tw2002 Re:SF is easier to hack than that (240 comments)

Not sure why you got modded troll, you speaketh the truth, and from a place of honesty at least. I had a buddy that came into town and crashed with me that rode to work every day. He legitimately thought you didn't pay going downtown, only back when had to go through a turnstile. That's how lax the enforcement is/was.

Of course, in the past two years (more?) they now have the "enforcement mob" of twenty or so dudes in orange vests waiting with a cop to hand out tickets. They go to different stops every day so a 100% evade rate is probably more unlikely now.

about 2 months ago

How To Hack Subway Fares Using Fare Arbitrage

badboy_tw2002 Re:Go for it (240 comments)

No they don't, but you can use it within SF in conjunction with the local pass. They do have a bulk discount ticket at 6.25% and that in turn can be paid for with a pre-tax account, so if you're a frequent rider any edge (20% _might_ be ok) is erased. That and you're likely to be using a card, not a ticket, with an attached value. I guess if you wanted to wait at a machine every day to get the ticket, then find someone to swap with you could make something happen and save a few percent, which maybe gets you to a few tens of dollars a year.

This is a cool exercise in theory, but I don't think anyone is about to start doing this.

about 2 months ago

Simple Emergency Generators and Radio Receivers (Video)

badboy_tw2002 Re:Sucks to your ass-mar! (93 comments)

Hear hear!

And correct me if I'm wrong, didn't the UI go through a major revision 6-7 years ago - what we're now calling /. classic? An lo there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth! But now its apparently perfect and has ALWAYS been the UI. Fantastic.

But please, continue with the 'revolt' - everyone is leaving to go to Kuro5hin anyways!

about 2 months ago

Tesla Touts Cross-Country Trip, Aims For World Record

badboy_tw2002 Re:Range anxiety isn't really rational (357 comments)

Why does it have to be gas stations? If they're really serious, have every McDonalds & Walmart install 3-4 charging stations at their stores. Then you at least have a place to sit or something to do for the half hour the super charger takes. Its not like you specifically have to be a gas station with all the associated hardware to install these things, its much much simpler than burying a giant tank and coming up to code and all that.

about 3 months ago

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

badboy_tw2002 Re:Applications? (114 comments)

No I understand it I assure you. Again, why would you want to block the airplane sound coming in but not going out? Is there a specific reason you'd need to not hear the engines but hear what's going on outside form within the engine? Or from outside the cockpit but not vice versa? Neither of those are a good reason. And there's no way a sound damper wall or insulating material is more expensive than something filled with tiny fans.

about 3 months ago

Engineers Invent Acoustic Equivalent of One-Way Glass

badboy_tw2002 Applications? (114 comments)

Music studios yes, but why would airplanes want to transmit sound from inside to outside, or vice-versa? Same with motorways. You definitely want to block traffic noise from adjacent buildings, but why would you care that folks in the cars can hear whats coming from the buildings? Just block it all.

about 3 months ago

Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study

badboy_tw2002 Put your money where your mouth is (338 comments)

I wish these types of projections were accompanied with a verification that the authors shorted the stock.

about 3 months ago

Roku Finally Adds YouTube To Its Iconic Media Player

badboy_tw2002 Re:What I would prefer... (80 comments)

Another vote for WDLive. I have a lot of DVD ISO rips and it plays them all beautifully.

about 4 months ago

The Quest To Build Xbox One and PS4 Emulators

badboy_tw2002 Re:Microsoft should of been smart (227 comments)

I think they would have had to at least added an I/O expansion port or something. You'd need something that would do a direct passthrough to the HDMI output (even the HDMI in with a 360 (supposedly, haven't tried) produces lag). It wouldn't just be a single USB 3.0 connection - you'd also need power. The box would have to have most of the 360 hardware, and would be pretty sizable to not melt with current tech. But the $99 price point seems realistic, and, agreed, would probably sell ok especially at launch where there aren't a lot of titles. I guess if you play a lot of kinect stuff using the new hardware would be good. But other than that having second controller/box under the TV doesn't seem like that big a hassle. For me the biggest deal would be some kind of way to install the disc to avoid disc swapping. I really don't want to have a selection of green boxes somewhere nearby with this generation, so I'm buying online only. If there was a method to send in your discs for download credit so you'd never have to swap again that'd be pretty cool.

about 4 months ago

Xbox One Released

badboy_tw2002 Re:AMD (310 comments)

I disagree with using "dumbass" as a contraction. GP poster had it correct, in that he was describing the previous poster's ass as being dumb. On the other hand, "dumbass" is a pejorative describing a person, literally a "stupid donkey". Now, I'm guessing the former version is a derivation of the original "dumbass", which was probably "dumb ass" at some point as well. Some examples, with everyone's favorite contraction:

"You're a dumbass."
"Your ass is dumb....your dumb ass".

See the difference? It wouldn't work well to say "Your dumbass" as that would imply that he either literally owned an unintelligent donkey, or that he had a dumbass working for him:

"Yo, your dumbass you sent down here to fix the pipes made things worse!"

And for mods, this is all very relevant to the article topic - after all, there's nothing more important than being able to correctly insult people on xbox live. Let's keep it horribly racist, sexist, demeaning to all cultures, and grammatically correct out there fellas!

about 5 months ago

'Pushback': Resisting the Life of Constant Connectivity

badboy_tw2002 Re:its 22:49 (111 comments)

Typical response -- you know, not EVERYONE lives in the UK. There are other countries out there. You should try visiting them.

about 6 months ago

Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

badboy_tw2002 Re:Silly. (871 comments)

Agreed on the ending, as it was more fun to watch. BB was pretty much pre-ordained as he had terminal cancer from the get-go, you knew certain folks were going to live, etc. but with the Shield you just didn't know. In terms of season-season quality, I think that's just due to a much larger cast with The Shield. They really only had a handful of recurring characters in BB, where the Shield had to tell a much larger story with a much bigger cast, which is a harder job. Still one of my all time favorites though, and if folks are jonesing after BB and want something in the same vein, you can't go wrong.

about 6 months ago


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