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Google Starts Testing Google Music Internally

riskeetee Brown Noise (119 comments)

You have to do internal testing to find the brown noise, which is the real purpose of project Google Music.

more than 3 years ago

Kinect Hack Builds 3D Maps of the Real World

riskeetee Need for Speed Hot Pursuit - Kinect Version (70 comments)

The new version of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit uses the Kinect mounted on your car's dashboard. The chase scenes are way more exciting, and the cops use real bullets! Replayability, however, suffers greatly.

more than 3 years ago

Florida Man Sues WikiLeaks For Scaring Him

riskeetee Re:Who's the bigger idiot? (340 comments)

His attorney is Jack Thompson.

Thanks again, Florida!

more than 3 years ago

Opera Supports Google Decision To Drop H.264

riskeetee Re:People are missing the other side of this. (336 comments)

YouTube isn't going to switch. They'll re-encode every video and serve up H.264 for the clients who support that, and WebM for the rest. And Flash versions for the ones that don't support the video tag. We have some videos on our site, and we encoded them only in H.264 because the iPad/iPhone support was our main concern. We use a Flash-based viewer for Firefox and other browsers that don't support H.264. Why? We're not going to encode and store different versions of our content. It's a PITA, and with our current solution we support 99% of the users.

more than 3 years ago

The Inside Story of Microsoft's 'Project Natal'

riskeetee Re:A lot of hype... (130 comments)

The PS3 Move can detect me rotating my wrist by less than a few degrees, and is accurate down to sub millimeter.

So, it's going to be very popular among the ./ crowd?

more than 3 years ago

The Inside Story of Microsoft's 'Project Natal'

riskeetee Re:3rd try's a charm? Kinect: The 3rd Wiimote kill (130 comments)

You're right, this isn't a Wiimote killer. The Sony Move is an attempt at a Wiimote killer. This is more like the Wiimote + Balance Board (which I own).

Having used the Balance Board, it's got major limitations. There are games which want to you "jump" on the Wii (Snowboarding), but if you actually jump, the game freezes and displays a warning: Do not jump on the balance board. Major gameplay killer.

Kinect sees your entire body and can handle jumping, moving, and more, without a controller. Start a game by moving your hand over the on-screen button. This will be awesome for casual and party gaming, since nobody's controller will be out of batteries.

This isn't a Wiimote killer, it's a game-changer. Microsoft has a hit with this one. Until Sony's mind-reading controller comes out, that is...

more than 3 years ago

The Inside Story of Microsoft's 'Project Natal'

riskeetee Re:A lot of hype... (130 comments)

Yes. A friend (who works at MS) has a demo unit. This blows away the Nintendo Balance Board, because you can actually JUMP! It's better than the Sony Move, because you don't need a stupid looking controller to play it. It's very accurate at reading your motions in a 3d space. Microsoft has a winner on their hands with the hardware. If they can get some good titles behind this, it's going to be awesome.

more than 3 years ago

RIM Doesn't Want 200 Fart Apps

riskeetee Re:Fart apps (244 comments)

Classy jokes usually aren't the funny ones.

The Aristocrats!

more than 3 years ago

This Is a News Website Article About a Scientific Paper

riskeetee Re:This is a slashdot post (193 comments)

This is a question about the article that, if I had actually gone to the link and read the page, I could have answered myself.

more than 3 years ago

Cache On Delivery — Memcached Opens an Accidental Security Hole

riskeetee Re:Let me see if I understand this (149 comments)

You don't leave the keys in the Batmobile when it's outside of the cave. That's just asking for trouble.

more than 4 years ago

400 Turns of Civilization V

riskeetee Civ V almost here. (320 comments)

Time to say goodbye to the wife and kids...

more than 4 years ago

NASA's Juno, Armored Tank Heading For Jupiter

riskeetee This is America! (185 comments)

SUV's don't have trunks!

What, expecting a metric system rant?

more than 4 years ago

Fifth of Android Apps Expose Private Data

riskeetee CNet author's previous article about the iPhone (286 comments)

Her previous article (posted the previous day, for chrissakes!) is all about an iPhone app that has some of the same permissions as the ones that are "security risks" on the Android: Good Technology boosts iPhone security controls;title This is about an app that can REMOTELY WIPE your iPhone! On an Apple, that INCREASES security. On an Android, that could REMOTELY BRICK your phone. Wow.

more than 4 years ago

NCSU's Fingernail-Size Chip Can Hold 1TB

riskeetee Re:The good news (227 comments)

I'm not sure which is funnier, the parent post or that it got modded "informative." LOL

more than 4 years ago


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