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Artist's Catcopter Causes a Stir

khraz Swarm of catcopters (360 comments)

The guys making these bot swarms should look into having a squadron of catcopters. which would strike terror in the hearts of men everywhere.

more than 2 years ago

Valve Reportedly Working On 'Steam Box' Gaming Console

khraz Re:It better play the games I already own (233 comments)

> What is stopping you from creating your own "steam box" now? Valve is developing a big screen mode for the whole purpose of being about to build your own steam box. But as someone who already uses Steam on a 40" HDTV it works fine as is imo. Of course - nothing does. In fact, I have one as well, and it's also a HTPC. But there are people who could not give two fucks about find the right computer, building it, and configuring it so it works fine on a big screen. They just want a device that they can buy, install and starting playing games, and that's what the Steam Box would do. Truth be told, I'd be happy for a success of console-like system that's based on much more open solutions and approaches than any of our current consoles. That's at least a step in the right direction.

more than 2 years ago

Demystifying UEFI, the Overdue BIOS Replacement

khraz Re:Slashdot (379 comments)

Some old P90s that I worked on had an Award or American Megatrends BIOS, which had a graphical (640x480x16) environment and supported a PS/2 mouse. I like UEFI, especially for the ability to boot external software directly (such as bios updaters or OS installers), but the bells and whistles could be done in BIOS, at least to a certain extent.

more than 3 years ago

An FPS Minus the Shooting

khraz Re:o_O (172 comments)

Depends whether the FPS in question is Quake or not.

more than 3 years ago

WP7 Predicted To Beat iPhone By 2015

khraz They wish (377 comments)

Yes, WP7 AND WinMobile at 20%... including 0.5% WP7 and 19.5% WinMobile.

more than 3 years ago

Google Cars Drive Themselves, In Traffic

khraz Re:awful, awful awful awful (293 comments)

there is no way a @#$ robot can judge what to do about oncoming accidents, like a pedestrian, a deer, a squirrel, a semi jackknifing(...)

The same holds true for many people. And robots probably have a much easier time driving and talking on their cellphones.

more than 3 years ago

Asus, Gigabyte To Replace All Sandy Bridge Boards

khraz excellent! (180 comments)

I'm hoping for a price drop on Sandy Bridge processors during this time, since there'll be no boards to put them in...

more than 3 years ago

Bethesda Criticized Over Buggy Releases

khraz Re:Obsidian (397 comments)

That may be true, but to be honest, I'll take a deep and buggy game over any polished, yet shallow turd any day.

about 4 years ago

Toshiba Claims Bit-Patterned Drive Breakthrough

khraz Where's the flash? (151 comments)

When will we get the fun song-and-dance explanation of the technology, just like we did when perpendicular recording was coming out?

more than 4 years ago

PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers?

khraz Re:Not a surprise (324 comments)

I pity you FPS addicts who will never know the pleasure of weaving your on-screen character through an intricate ballet of running, jumping, dancing, and attacking know, like in Quake 3.

more than 4 years ago

Growing A House From Meat

khraz Is it only me? (133 comments)

The pictures of these houses are making me hungry. Mmm, tasty flesh.

more than 4 years ago

EA Editor Criticizes Command & Conquer 4 DRM

khraz Re:Give that man a new job (266 comments)

For example you still cant download Assassins Creed II and it has been out for almost an month already.

On the other hand, C&C4 is already cracked and readily available.

more than 4 years ago

Sergey Brin On Google and China

khraz Re:Politial speech influenced 6 yrs old chid. (368 comments)

if for no other reason then because US imposes on me a culture different from my own, while in USSR I at very least had the luxury of having my native culture being forced on myself

Isn't every country like that? There is a set of dominating values in every region, and a certain level of conformance to these levels is always expected. The question whether they are "native" and "non-native" is a secondary matter, as native values may not correspond with your point of view and can be more "binding" that those of another country. The only difference is that one tends to be more accustomed to their native values, and thus more forgiving in their evaluation, which is often clouded by nostalgia.

That said, as a citizen of a former Eastern Bloc country, I wouldn't choose neither my home country nor the US as my ideal place to live.

more than 4 years ago

Nokia Fears Carriers May Try To Undermine N900

khraz Re:My next phone (307 comments)

A carrier blocking any phone that is not sim-locked and is technologically compatible with the cellular network? Is that even legal? This sounds preposterous, but I live in Europe...

more than 5 years ago

Pidgin Controversy Triggers Fork

khraz Re:Pigeons (1104 comments)

And you got modded funny for it. Congratulations.

That's because there's no +1 Awesome.

more than 6 years ago


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