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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

lexman098 Re:Note to HotHardware (227 comments)

why would it make sense for me to spend extra bucks on the PC? Just because some videophile found the console version to be "muddy"?

Higher framerate and/or resolution.

about two weeks ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

lexman098 Re:Single source issues (91 comments)

I figured someone with an id less than 200k would get the joke, but there's another user on slashdot called jcr who always ends his posts with -jcr (as if the info at the top wasn't enough).

about two weeks ago
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Intel Claims Chip Suppliers Will Flock To Its Mobile Tech

lexman098 Re:Single source issues (91 comments)

You need to start ending your posts with:

-jcdr

about two weeks ago
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How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider Music

lexman098 Re:Live performance by genre (105 comments)

In a dance club? They do it all the time.

about two weeks ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

lexman098 Re:Reminds me of Tribes (183 comments)

Yes you are. Mods are what made that game, although there were plenty of base servers. Not sure what your trouble was there given the easy server filtering...

about three weeks ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

lexman098 Re:"Approacheable FPS" (183 comments)

Casually having fun with an FPS doesn't mean you don't have to find a terribly unbalanced game such that even experts can be killed by the newbies. All that does is anger the experts and the newbies still die most of the time. It's true a lot of good FPS have kind of a steep learning curve, but it goes with the territory. This game will fail as a lesser clone of TF2, which for the most part does a great job with balance.

about three weeks ago
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Mayday PAC Goes 2 For 8

lexman098 Re:Ideology (224 comments)

Because libertarians and any other 3rd party can't win until we get run-off elections.

about three weeks ago
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Statisticians Study Who Was Helped Most By Obamacare

lexman098 Re:What a partisan, biased summary (739 comments)

I'm probably paying for some geriatric coverage that I'll never use until I'm 60. Just like I pay to maintain roads that I'll probably never use. Welcome to society.

It's true that part of the O-care strategy was to get younger, otherwise under-insured, people to subsidize the pool. It's reasonable to disagree with this, but young people got some benefits too. They can stay on their parents plan longer and medicaid was expanded.

I don't believe Obama purposely deceived you as you make it sound. It's true he said you could keep your plan, and he shouldn't have, but political speaches don't lend themselves to asterisks. What he should have said (and probably meant) was that if you like your plan you can keep it if:

A) The insurance company continues selling it (he can't control this)

B) It meets the new minimum coverage guidlines (most will)

Instead of getting so easily upset over progress you should take a look the problems and try to constructively shape the solution. O-care isn't *that* great, but nothing would have changed without it and we needed a change in our health care system.

about a month ago
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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales

lexman098 Re:So much for a free market (256 comments)

It sounds like it was always protecting the dealership and harming the consumer. Why would I want to look at lemons? Why would the dealer care if the manufacturer opened their own dealership to sell the lemons?

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

lexman098 Re:Already taxed? (324 comments)

You pay taxes on your cell phone bill and you pay the gas tax for what you consume on the privately owned NJ Turnpike. The only sure thing in life is death and taxes.

about a month ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

lexman098 Re:Already taxed? (324 comments)

In the US you're taxed for the car you buy (at the time and yearly) as well as the insurance you need to have. Does that mean there shouldn't be a gas tax as well? Welcome to modern society. It costs money.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: An Accurate Broadband Speed Test?

lexman098 Re:Short answer: No (294 comments)

I think part of the responsibility of the ISP to make the correct peering agreements such that my traffic isn't appreciably slowed within a reasonable area. When I use the default speedtest.net settings I usually see perfect speeds, but that website lets you select further out locations and often the next state over gives me horrible speeds. This is corroborated by lag in video games etc. The point here is that it's not just the ISP's responsibility to give me the advertised speed within their network. Those speeds are irrelevant. I want decent speeds all over my section of the country (at least), and it certainly *IS* the ISP's fault from my perspective if they can't properly deal with their peers.

about a month and a half ago
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Exxon and Russian Operation Discovers Oil Field Larger Than the Gulf of Mexico

lexman098 Re:Exxon Wants To Kill The Planet (201 comments)

Maybe by "exxon" the OP was referring to the shareholders (owners)? No one's saying we should confiscate their profits, just limit the destruction they can cause in the pursuit of. You say WE should limit our own consumption of oil, but what you might not have noticed is that WE are trying on certain fronts to do just that. However, companies like exxon invest some of that large profit in preventing government (OUR) action on this front.

about 2 months ago
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Device Allows Paralyzed Rats To Walk, Human Trials Scheduled Next Summer

lexman098 Re:Poor rats (85 comments)

How we deal with infestations is a different issue. We can argue that separately if you want, but what I saw was an animal that in all probability was forcibly paralyzed and then made to undergo painful experiments. Just because it's not intelligent doesn't mean it can't feel pain, and we're not talking about saving people's lives here. My position is that they should be doing these experiments on willing and already paralyzed people that want to give back to the scientific community for the sake of future generations. And before you ask, yes I would participate.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

lexman098 Re:I'm not sold yet.... (471 comments)

These things are expensive toys. You could make the same argument for smartphones in general. Everything my smartphone can do my PC or dumbphone can already do and usually better. It's not necessary, but it's a nice step forward in the new generation of smart devices.

about 3 months ago
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Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

lexman098 Re:Hey, great idea here, guys... (76 comments)

They've made this "bluetooth 5.0" you speak of. It's called Miracast.

about 3 months ago
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Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

lexman098 Re:Troll (371 comments)

IANAL, but IDK WTF most of those acronyms mean.

about 4 months ago

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