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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

locopuyo Re:Expensive habits (464 comments)

Out of the 30 or so I know only one smokes and none take weeks off to go to gaming/comic conventions.

about a week ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

locopuyo Re:Brawl for an hour (245 comments)

These infographics are geared towards sales and that isn't really a significant factor for sales.

about a week ago
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PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

locopuyo More people play on PCs than Consoles (245 comments)

There are some good info graphics on actual data here. PC has 51% of the playtime marketshare and consoles only have 30%. http://www.superdataresearch.c...

Free to play games are where the big money is now. League of Legends made $624 million in revenue in 2013. They even gave out $14.3 Million in tournament prize money.
Crossfire (a counter-strike clone popular outside the USA) had the most revenue and made almost a billion dollars in revenue last year.

about two weeks ago
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Michael Bloomberg: You Can't Teach a Coal Miner To Code

locopuyo Re:Hulk hogan could code too (580 comments)

I know a coal miner. He is the greatest male model to ever live.

about two weeks ago
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A 2560x1440 VR Headset That's Mobile

locopuyo Re:4k (135 comments)

Yes, Oculus isn't stopping at 1080p, they said they need at least 1440p, but might go higher, and might possibly have multiple versions that are more expensive but have higher resolution.

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

locopuyo Re:Why are you using the touch interface with a mo (294 comments)

I agree the shutdown should be easier, but it isn't as hard as you make it out to be.

1. Move mouse to bottom right corner and the menu appears
2. Click Settings
3. Click Power
4. Click Shut Down

There is a way to make a shut down shortcut on your start screen but it is complicated. You should just be able to right click the power button and add it.. really it should be there by default.

about two weeks ago
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Google Chrome 34 Is Out: Responsive Images, Supervised Users

locopuyo Re:Rather have vector (115 comments)

I'll just snap a vector image here with my camera....

about two weeks ago
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Windows 8.1 Update Released, With Improvements For Non-Touch Hardware

locopuyo Why are you using the touch interface with a mouse (294 comments)

Why are people using metro touch apps on desktops and bitching they don't work well with mice?

If you want to use it like a desktop use the same desktop applications that have always been available the exact same way as you would on Windows 7 and you get the exact same interface as on Windows 7.

If you do this Windows 8 functions exactly the same as Windows 7 but with a different start menu. It isn't hard people.

about two weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

locopuyo Re:That's what HyperDuo is (353 comments)

Performance is still worse because it takes time for it to figure it out. Also certain tasks you don't need the performance for will take it away from what you do. If you just keep them separate performance is always maximized.

about three weeks ago
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An SSD for Your Current Computer May Save the Cost of a New One (Video)

locopuyo Re:HyperDuo (353 comments)

Totally agree with this. Put the stuff that benefits from the performance on the SSD, OS, web browser, etc. Put the other stuff on an HDD.

If you're using the caching method you won't always be getting SSD performance on things that actually matter, but if you use them separately you always get maximum performance.

about three weeks ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

locopuyo Re:Oculus is the real deal, the others are hype (202 comments)

Sony already announced their finalized specs, 1080p, 90 fov, 60hz. The specs don't meet the requirements. And no current PS4 games would work with it because they all run at sub 1080p and sub 60 fps. They aren't going to make any games for it with low enough quality graphics to get good enough framerates and resolution either.

about three weeks ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

locopuyo Re:Oculus is the real deal, the others are hype (202 comments)

If you actually payed attention to Oculus at all before Facebook bought them you would know it isn't a pump and dump, but all you need to know is that John Carmack and Michael Abrash are working on it. They aren't pump and dump people.

about three weeks ago
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How interested are you in Virtual Reality tech?

locopuyo Oculus is the real deal, the others are hype (202 comments)

The Oculus Rift is the real deal. They've done their research and figured out what needs to be done to make a good VR experience. 105 degree or higher field of view, low persistence, high frame rate, high enough resolution to get rid of the screen door effect, low input lag, etc. Without the headset meeting all of these criteria VR sucks. The reason it isn't out yet is because the technology isn't there yet, and they are working on getting it there.

Sony's VR solution doesn't even come close in any of the specs needed to be a good experience. It is just going to be another failed VR device like all the VR in the past. Same for many of the other "me too" VR devices coming out. People are going to get all hyped up about them, then reviews will come out and people will actually use them and realize how much they suck and the devices will bomb.

I hope that all these crappy devices coming out don't ruin it for Oculus.

about three weeks ago
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Iran Builds Mock-up of Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carrier

locopuyo Re:Correct me if I'm wrong... (298 comments)

A manned pilot will pass out if he pulls too many Gs. This isn't an issue with an unmanned fighter. You're also assuming the unmanned are relying on outside signals, but they could be programmed to operate on their own.

I would give the unmanned fighter the advantage over a human pilot that can't accelerate as fast, turn as fast, has slower reflexes, not as precise aim, etc.

about a month ago
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Computer Spots Fakers Better Than People Do

locopuyo random people, what about experts (62 comments)

So random people weren't very good at it, but what about experts in this sort of thing, like a Sherlock Holmes? How would they compare to the computer?

about 1 month ago
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Sony Announces Virtual Reality Headset For PS4

locopuyo Re:going to be terrible (112 comments)

Actually most of the games for PS4 are too. For example Killzone uses interlacing and is only 960x1080 for each frame. Only half the resolution of real 1080p.

about a month ago
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Unreal Engine 4 Launching With Full Source Code

locopuyo Re:Horrible idea (149 comments)

Nope, in-app purchases are also subjected to the 5%.

about a month ago

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