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This Is What Wall Street's Terrifying Robot Invasion Looks Like

rkanodia Re:Luddite (443 comments)

Shouldn't it be pretty simple to stuff this worm back into its can?. Put a 1% tax on the sale price (not gains) for any stock which is held for less than 1 minute. HFT will instantly disappear. Human beings will never notice. What am I missing?

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Drops 'Metro' Name For Windows 8 UI

rkanodia Re:Codenames are common. (356 comments)

I seem to recall that, the second time around, the judge's ruling was essentially "Well, if the shoe fits..."

more than 2 years ago

Sony Has Lost the PS3 Hacking War

rkanodia Re:Let's be honest (322 comments)

What an amazing world we live in, where a customer can be 'blamed' for buying 2,000 units of your luxury goods product at full retail price.

about 4 years ago

PC Gamers Too Good For Consoles Gamers?

rkanodia Re:Not a surprise (324 comments)

Listen to what you are saying. A video games developer shouldn't think about whether or not their game is fun? And for the record, PC game developers DO spend a lot of time trying to ensure that the game is 'fun' between two PCs, hence the popularity of anti-cheating software. Shadowrun may be a case study of a bungled job, but there's no point in going to all the trouble of developing a game mode which no one will play because it sucks.

more than 4 years ago

The Futurama of Physics

rkanodia Re:My favorite line from Futurama... (150 comments)

I love that line too, but the pedant in me is compelled to ruin it. Certainly a ship that was intended for deliveries to other planets would have been designed with the atmospheres of other planets in mind, which are potentially much more pressurized than that of Earth (consider for instance the high-gravity planet where Zapp broke the hover dolly with a load of pillows). Of course, Farnsworth is old and senile...

more than 4 years ago

Does the Wii Provide A "Watered-Down" Game Experience?

rkanodia 'highly advanced' lulz (582 comments)

My masochistic nature forced me to play all the way through that game despite it being insanely repetitive.

I have no idea what this guy is talking about when he says Elika has an advanced AI. She follows you around when you walk. Sometimes, she'll get out of your way if you backtrack. When you are doing acrobatics, she follows you step-for-step. Then, when you fall, there's a cutscene where she catches you. Also, when you reach certain points in the level, she has dialogue. That's it. I would be rather surprised if a Super NES lacked the computational power to move her around.

more than 5 years ago

Watchmen Watched

rkanodia Re:I think you jumped the gun a little. (489 comments)

I was in Las Vegas recently, and the entire strip was full of fullscreen content stretched to fit widescreens. It seemed like a little metaphor for Las Vegas, really.

more than 5 years ago

ISS's Node 3 Might Be Named "Colbert"

rkanodia Re:Not likely... (276 comments)

Just rename it to A Series of Runways.

more than 5 years ago

Bands Bypass iTunes With iPhone Apps

rkanodia Re:Presidents (155 comments)

Per your own source, Lump > Peaches > Kitty in terms of charting.

more than 5 years ago

In-Game Web Browser Round-Up

rkanodia Re:The killer app (193 comments)

Yo dawg, I heard you like web browsers...

more than 5 years ago

Obama Sides With Bush In Spy Case

rkanodia Re:Calm Down. (906 comments)

I'm only voting for you if you promise to nominate Theo de Raadt to head up the Department of Userland Security.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Donates Code To Apache's "Stonehenge" Project

rkanodia Re:What a choice for the name (184 comments)

I guess you'd have to ask the creators why they chose it. Trouble is, no one knows who they were, or what they were doing.

more than 5 years ago

Adventure Game Interfaces and Puzzle Theory

rkanodia Re:Lifeline (149 comments)

Man, that game was a hoot.

Game: Do you ever feel like you're not really alive?
Me: I'm a zombie!
Game: What?

more than 4 years ago

The Age of Touch Computing

rkanodia Re:The mouse... (414 comments)

I wonder if the solution isn't simply a touchpad with some texture to it - maybe a grid of raised dots?

more than 5 years ago

Survival-Horror Genre Going Extinct?

rkanodia Re:Left4Dead?! (166 comments)

What? A smoker or hunter kills you in one hit if your allies don't save you.

more than 5 years ago

PlayStation Home Beta Opens to the Public

rkanodia Re:Bitter Fanboy Tears - Love It! (206 comments)

Actually, I'm a Wii fanboy. My wife wanted something that could play Puzzle Fighter, and the Wii release schedule has been pretty thin for several months.

more than 5 years ago

PlayStation Home Beta Opens to the Public

rkanodia Home Makes Everything Worse (206 comments)

Home is basically a collection of mini-games tied together by a giant pain-in-the-ass world where you have to walk around and stand in a real line in order to use a piece of virtual equipment.

Movie trailers are not the worst idea in the world. I might be interested in watching movie trailers on my PS3. What I'm not interested in doing is logging in to Home, going through a million loading screens, and then watching a trailer (which one? Whichever one they're showing! Want to change it? Too bad!) in a virtual theater full of actual jackasses jumping up and down in front of the screen ("Yo dawg, I know you like TV, so we put a TV inside your TV so you can watch TV while you watch TV!") and make homophobic comments over the voice chat.

Meanwhile, there's nothing to actually DO with anyone you would meet in Home, so the 'social MMO' aspect of Home is totally pointless. I keep waiting for Ken Kutaragi to hold a press conference just to announce, "The Aristocrats!"

more than 5 years ago


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