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My Most Productive Day of the Week Is..

mrderm Today is Saturday (162 comments)

"Sunday" is currently last.

Do we expect it to surge ahead tomorrow, or drop further behind?

more than 4 years ago

HTC Android Smartphone Stores Browsing Screenshots

mrderm Re:Huh. (179 comments)

Opera Mobile has exactly the same feature of displaying a thumbnail of a bookmarked page, however it *reloads* the page to generate the thumbnail immediately after it is bookmarked.

The first time this happened I was puzzled about why it didnt just resize the existing on-screen rendering. The privacy advantages are significant, if not obvious.

more than 4 years ago

Are Sat-Nav Systems Becoming Information Overload?

mrderm Re:He's right (186 comments)

Which satnav system doesnt support an optional 2D map?

The problem with a 3D display is that perspective means that proportionally more pixels are used for the features next to you, and behind you. The features on the road ahead are shrunken. That's the opposite of how I would want the pixels used.

more than 5 years ago

Finding New and Unintended Ways of Playing Games

mrderm In classic games (346 comments)

A donkey kong clone on - if I remember right - the zx81, allowed you to climb up the stack of ramps then jump over the damsel in distress that was supposed to be your target. Jump onto donkey kong's arm, over his head onto the other arm, then make an adrenaline-filled slow-motion fall down the full height of the screen back to where you started.

Well, you had to be there.

more than 5 years ago

Plastic Circuits Designed To Enable Tough, Green Computers

mrderm Re:When can I start placing orders? (67 comments)

Prototypes? Only if you expect to get everything right first time. Rework would be impossible with the conductors and components inaccessible.

more than 5 years ago

Managing Last.FM's "Mountain of Data"

mrderm Re:all this data yet so much gets missed (139 comments)

.... also exitahead has a rss feed of music on ebay matching a lastfm profile so it has new music as well as older, hard to find, releases.

I think it is a healthy sign that lastfm have such a broad community of third party developers, but some of these add-ons really should be core features of their service by now. They seem to have been focused on trying to be social networking, neglecting their users that just want to find music.

more than 6 years ago

Do Gamers Enjoy Dying in First-Person-Shooters?

mrderm Blaze of glory (309 comments)

I think thats the point. Having the opportunity to angrily smash at the keyboard is a release of the tension from the moments before your death. It would be much less fun if you respawned instantly, and were deprived of that release.

more than 6 years ago


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