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Comment Re:Agile! (Score 1) 72

If your engine is sooooo complicated that creating a simple scene to show progress is too hard, then you already failed at technology.

You could easily have small deliverables or demo to show that what you have works:
- Create a context, show a simple triangle
- Add texture, shaders support, maybe lighting with hardcoded data in the renderer
- Load textures and shaders as assets (probably requires changing the buildsystem and asset loader)
- Load geometry, levels...
- Controls working
- Sound effects working

That way, you can make sure that every single step is working. If you don't have anything renderer until the last few weeks, then you clearly have an issue...

Comment Re:Movies? (Score 4, Interesting) 74

Or Sony and Apple too, for which their application store is geoblocked.

In an age where people move freely in Europe, your account for those is locked to one country and you can't really change it easily.

My French PSN account subscription couldn't be renewed using my Swedish credit card. I managed to find a proper online video game store that would just sell serial codes for the PSN and accept my Swedish credit card. I effectively worked around their limitations, but it was very annoying.

And then, my French Apple account could be "moved" to Sweden, but I would have to "buy" everything again (then it would discover I already had a license for some content and not bill me). That's not ok either, as some apps where actually different versions and it did bill me for some. I paid twice for the same thing because of virtual borders online within EU.

Comment Re:But... (Score 5, Informative) 239

When I worked in Paris, I lived in the suburbs surrounding Paris and worked in another one.

Public transport was easily 1h30m of traveling time. I would have to go through the town center and back. Share the train with all the people with the flu, suffer the unpredictability of the Parisian public transport.

In my car, it was a solid 20 minutes, and I never caught the flu. I was saving 2 hours everyday thanks to my car.

I'm not saying it's perfect for everyone, but for some people, it's definitely really great. Would I ever take the public transport again? Probably, if there were better routes around, not like this though.

Comment Re:It's ok.. (Score 1) 315

Well, I'm using a French Mac layout and I can type ALL French letters, program and also type in Swedish using some Cmd+Key combo. Sure, I don't have the keys available right away, but it works. Also, on a Mac, Caps Lock really makes an uppercase letter, so it's easy to type an uppercase one with accent.
But typography rules use to say it was alright not to put accents on uppercase letters.
To that, you should add the fact that a LOT of people don't know how to write French properly and make tons of spelling errors when they write or type. I wouldn't expect most of them to care about any special characters or the proper uppercase letter!

Comment Re:SO when you pay people... (Score 1) 500

Well, that would also mean that only one person is working in your family and paying for everything, which means that you probably shouldn't necessarily expect to have tons of leftovers every month.
If you add another salary in there, it will make things much easier for you to add fun stuff to the budget, or even spendings for any children you might have.

Comment Re:Apple TV = xbox? (Score 1) 508

That's only because they can also play way more advanced games. So the hardware is beefier and generally uses more power.
But if they only wanted the same features as in the Apple TV, their software could be used in a smaller integrated device with the same power requirements. Think Intel NUC for example.

Comment Re:No brute-forcing murky... or clear? (Score 0) 187

Semantics. There's no brutality in this attack, hence the name brute force shouldn't be applied. He isn't pushing the system to the limits while going through all the possible values, which is what happens in traditional brute force attacks.
The ban on that type of attack is to prevent the researchers to overload the servers. This can't put any noticeable load on the server at all.

Comment Re:Idiot (Score 1) 942

I've actually seen lots of bread recipes that make use of "cups".
Bread is actually sensitive to small differences. If you don't have a precise "cup" of flour or liquids, your bread can totally be different!

Of course, if you're serious about it, you're not going to look at those recipes as they aren't inherently good. Making bread requires some experience as the current temperature, ambiant humidity or flour can be different from room to room, let alone countries to countries. And still, people look at those and say that it isn't a good recipe as they didn't get the same result as you...

Cooking is about precision. I wouldn't use volume to mesure flour, just the same way I wouldn't use the time it takes to drop out of the flour box to mesure it.
"Drop flour for 3 seconds in a bowl..."

Comment Re:Requirements ? (Score 1) 129

Thanks for the explanation!

So it means they will be supporting only 64bit machines on 10.6, and there's probably few of them since they are likely to have upgraded to newer versions of OSX, unlike all the 32bit machines that are stuck on 10.6 and that should make the majority of 10.6 users. Am I right?

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