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Promised Microsoft Tablet 'No Thicker Than Sheet of Glass'

mikeage Re:I can't wait! (352 comments)

This is great. I can't wait to get one. I will carry it in my backpack while I fly around in my jet pack which will be powered by cold fusion.

To make things even better, you'll be able to play Duke Nukem Forever on it!

more than 4 years ago

VP8 and H.264 Codecs Compared In Detail

mikeage Re:In the real world (170 comments)

Satellite might use MPEG2 TS (transport streams), but the encoding for HD is almost always MPEG4 (section 10), aka h.264.

more than 4 years ago

Rockstar Ships Max Payne 2 Cracked By Pirates

mikeage Re:An Easier Route (340 comments)

I hope the crackers seriously stick it to them. Copyright length, game DRM and licensing really don't make any sense to me. Honestly I really am upset that I paid for ~$40 for Contra on the NES back in 1990 only to have to pay $8 for it on the Wii today with no ability to transfer it from that device to another. How many more times must I pay for the Contra license to what is the exact same game?


You're welcome to play it on your NES as much as you want, for as long as you want, for that same $40.

more than 4 years ago

Does a Lame E-Mail Address Really Matter?

mikeage Re:Personal experiance (1049 comments)

I can recall trashing an email and resume from a mrsuperflyprofessional@(something).com

Why didn't you want to hire Mrs. Uper Fly? I think you'll find that Mrs. Fly (Uper is for friends only) is quite the professional.


I get it.

more than 4 years ago

Has Sci-Fi Run Out of Steam?

mikeage All good sci-fi is... (479 comments)

lots of fi, minimal sci, except where necessary.

Good sci-fi, like all good literature, is about people, not technology.

about 5 years ago

Goldman Sachs Trading Source Code In the Wild?

mikeage Finally (324 comments)

We can finally know what goes in the ????? before PROFIT!

more than 5 years ago

What Free IDE Do You Use?

mikeage Re:Emacs (1055 comments)

It's a nice OS... but it needs a good text editor

more than 5 years ago

Where Are the High-Res Head-Mounted Displays?

mikeage Re:VR was more hype than reality (384 comments)

How would I go about mounting a 50" LCD monitor or a projector + screen on my head in a way that doesn't make result in me constantly falling over?

Use it sitting down?

more than 4 years ago

American Airlines To Offer Wi-Fi In Planes

mikeage Re:Boeing tried this with Connexion. And failed. (303 comments)

Connexion was primarily on international flights, and used satellites. It was a lot more expensive to install ($500,000 per plane) and significantly more expensive to use.

I once payed $29.95 for Connexion for a 12 hour flight. Seems about the same as $10 for a domestic flight... maybe even cheaper

more than 5 years ago

Outage Knocks Gmail Offline For Many Users

mikeage Offline gmail... (209 comments)

The gmail labs offline option is great, but it doesn't back up all of your mail; only several thousand messages. 95% of the time, that will leave you with what you need offline.

Of course, it's that remaining 5% of the time...

more than 5 years ago

TSA Employee Caught With $200K Worth of Stolen Property

mikeage Re:The Saudi solution (655 comments)

Or cut off his head, so he won't think of stealing again

more than 5 years ago

City Uses DNA To Sniff Out Dog Poop Offenders

mikeage Re:American taxpayer funded? (252 comments)

Not really. The vast majority of American aid to Israel is military, and even that is generally "credits" that can only be spent at American companies, not actual cash for Israeli R&D.

OTOH, if they start using the standard military issue M16A1 (from the Nixon era) to shoot the offending dogs (or owners...), then US taxpayers may be paying...

more than 6 years ago


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