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Helicopter Crashes While Filming Autonomous Audi

ichigo 2.0 Re:Uber-silly (218 comments)

1 is solved by these autonomous cars (the old lady would not be allowed to drive), 2 sounds like a failure at parking by the minivan driver which would also be solved by an automated car parking in a better spot, 3&4 are perfect examples of why humans should not be driving as their poor eyesight and tendency toward paranoia creates imaginary problems.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony Patents Game Demos With Feature Erosion

ichigo 2.0 Re:What's the problem? (200 comments)

That sounds like an effective way to kill off income from returning players.

more than 4 years ago
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AMD, Intel, and NVIDIA Over the Next 10 Years

ichigo 2.0 Re:The GPU will go the way of the coprocessor (213 comments)

2. Consoles use GPUs and CPUs the same as PCs do. There is a longer update cycle in place, but whenever each cycle ticks they adopt all the new technology that has been developed during the lifetime of a console. As such, it makes sense for the console makers to encourage such development.

They even adopt new technology inside a cycle, though it's often used to improve power efficiency and lower cost.

more than 4 years ago
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Considering Cheaper Pico-Projectors As Standard Equipment On Cell Phones

ichigo 2.0 Re:Before that, forward facing camera (146 comments)

Hmm, I have a cheap Nokia 3120 classic and it has a forward facing VGA camera for video conversations (in addition to the higher resolution camera on the back). I thought such features were standard nowadays as this phone belongs in the cheapo category.

more than 4 years ago
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Universe Closer To Heat Death Than Once Thought

ichigo 2.0 Re:Oh noes! (237 comments)

- seeing a computer which can run Crysis?

Ahem.

more than 4 years ago
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Blizzard Adds Timestamps To WoW Armory

ichigo 2.0 Re:It seems like you have been living 2 lives (318 comments)

What else would a sick person do at home other than play games and watch television? It's not like you can sleep 24/7...

more than 4 years ago
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Minnesota Introduces World's First Carbon Tariff

ichigo 2.0 Re:I happen to favor this (303 comments)

Indeed. Here in the EU companies bought up old coal plants in eastern europe that would have been shut down anyways due to them being uncompetitive and modernized/closed them to get carbon credits.

But AFAIK this article is not about carbon credits. ;)

more than 4 years ago
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China Moving To Restrict Neodymium Supply

ichigo 2.0 Re:and why not ? (477 comments)

And we (Canada) are wasting our economy with such a high proportion of our exports being raw materials (I think it's something like 90%), instead of refining/processing them within our borders before export,

If doing so was competitive, then people would be doing it. One would assume it isn't competitive due to regulation/high costs. Therefore the most profitable (optimal) solution actually is to sell things as raw materials as the refined product could not be sold at a competitive (the correct) price.

thus creating jobs (and higher-level ones to boot).

Jobs either exist or don't, they cannot be "created". In the current regulatory (Canadian regulation, undervalued Chinese currency) and price (demand for refined product, cost of labor) environment the jobs don't exist.

more than 4 years ago
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Firefox Mobile Threatens Mobile App Stores, Says Mozilla

ichigo 2.0 Re:Um...how do you figure? (278 comments)

And even if so, it doesn't account for the phones that don't have one or more of them.

This problem has always existed and isn't relevant. Either a software requires a piece of hardware or it doesn't, usually a user wouldn't even need a software that requires a certain kind of hardware unless they have the hardware in question.

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

ichigo 2.0 Good production values sums it up (315 comments)

Good visual effects - check
Epic music - check
Illogical plot (certainly dropping a bomb would be easier than marching through Uruguay) - check

Yep, he is certainly Hollywood material. :P

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

ichigo 2.0 Re:About time (315 comments)

Some would argue that FX is the only thing Hollywood is good at.

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

ichigo 2.0 Re:Not a new idea (315 comments)

Well the post that started this thread was pointing out that this is proof of Hollywood running out of ideas, which certainly isn't helped by the fact that this $300 movie is standard Hollywood fare. Who knows, maybe the dude will make an awesome movie with a great plot, but that is not what he got hired for (if this short movie really was the reason he got the deal).

more than 4 years ago
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New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances

ichigo 2.0 Re:They're making the game far too easy (342 comments)

Some of them are far too large (e.g. WC, Maraudon) and take a long time even with a max level character due to the distances involved (not to mention getting lost!). Better design of their layout would help. On the other hand SFK is very nice and I look forward to its HC version.

more than 4 years ago
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New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances

ichigo 2.0 Re:They're making the game far too easy (342 comments)

Like the other poster mentioned the badge system has been expanded upon since 3.2, you now get emblems in 5mans that can be used to buy items of the previous tier which means that you can pretty much start raiding the newest raid after gearing up in 5mans. Also, you don't need BIS to be able to raid, a player who knows his rotations and doesn't stand in fires will easily outdps someone who just runs around in epics with no knowledge of their class.

more than 4 years ago
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New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances

ichigo 2.0 Re:They're making the game far too easy (342 comments)

It won't make some of the extremely long low level dungeons themselves fun though. Hopefully this is remedied in the next expansion.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Open Source Phones Still Fail

ichigo 2.0 Re:Thanks a lot. (322 comments)

While your post contained interesting information, it wasn't really relevant to the grandparent (try reading more than the first line, i.e. the part where he mentions that he does not use CB anymore). I also find it amusing that you immediately categorized him as "one of the guys screwing up communications on the amateur bands". You also forgot to end your post with "get off my lawn".

Thank you.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Movies Are Not Exactly Like Music

ichigo 2.0 Re:DVD Sales Gap (378 comments)

The parent post would of course sound less stupid if I actually used the word lossy instead of lossless. My proofreading skills seem to have atrophied a bit due to the lack of posting on slashdot.

more than 4 years ago
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Why Movies Are Not Exactly Like Music

ichigo 2.0 Re:DVD Sales Gap (378 comments)

Audio CD's do not contain .WAV files, they contain audio in the CD-DA format. That the Audio for Windows format (.WAV) usually is used to contain uncompressed audio has no bearing on the fact that WAV files can even contain losslessly compressed audio (e.g. mp3). ;)

more than 4 years ago
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Danish DRM Breaker Turns Himself In To Test Backup Law

ichigo 2.0 Re:law vs. law (466 comments)

So therefore the average users, or the people who provide the majority of votes, would never vote for DRM.

Have you tried speaking with said average users? The ones I have talked about the matter with have all been on the side of DRM/stringent copyright because "otherwise everyone will pirate and there will be no more music/movies/software". Some might even invoke the "Amiga theory", which is that Commodore died because of rampant piracy (even though it died because the Amiga was no match for consoles in the gaming front and no match for PCs on the software front).

No, in a true democracy people will get precisely what they want, which is why we are all suffering and will continue to suffer in the future due to all the nice things our predecessors wanted.

more than 4 years ago

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