Re: I prefer the original
Anyone who pre-ordered Duke Nukem 3d got a Duke mouse pad. Still have mine!
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I have originals and they play well in dosbox.
Also, I wouldn't call Duke 3d a clone. It brought a level of dimensionality that was sorely missing in the original Doom. You could actually jump! And rocket pack! and far better graphics. Not to detract from Doom at all. Still an all time classic!
And Blood. lol. Parental warning because of all the blood! Kill those occultists!
It's because it has good game play.
My daughter and I just played a deathmatch of original Half Life. STILL plays well.
At the risk of sounding, well, aged, (not well aged), like movies, modern games aren't always better due to better graphics/effects. Good game play is good game play and nothing beats the sound of that voice in your headphones saying "HEAD SHOT"
"There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation,"
Considering that these cellular carriers have almost nothing to do with engineering the technology they implement, I'm not buying into the above statement. Does AT&T design and manufacture cell phones? No. Do they design and manufacture radio units for towers? No. They are technology implementers.
I have a CD/AM/FM boom box thing that I acquired in the early 90s. It has been my shop radio for decades and still works as good as the day it was new (although it is a lot dirtier).
This whole scheme of theirs smacks of corporate greed and environmental carelessness. I'm firmly in the camp of "question the 'settled science' claims of politicians" (if they are talking, they are lying) There is simply too many billions of $$ involved. But that doesn't mean that I condone material waste like this. Shame on them.
What? Use the light sensor? Why, what a concept. Except this has always been in place. Up until Android 9, it worked really well. On my LG V40, it is useless. The display darkens so much that it is unusable in low light situations and won't adjust up. As a result, I manually set the brightness.
Hey, Google, How about you fix shit you broke before introducing new features? Or are you just trying to be like Microsoft?
I'm with Gumby.
I manage access control among my many IT hats. At least here in the states, you have to have a system that fails to unlocked in the event of a power failure. Otherwise the doors stay locked in an emergency. Such as, fire, tsunami, power failure with fire and tsunami, etc.
If the garbage you are buying fails to locked, I'd dump it. Seriously, what if your house was on fire and your wife was inside and couldn't get to a window? What garbage.
Don't be obtuse. No one carries a spare battery with them. The point is that when the battery dies, the consumer can source a new one and install it themselves. With the Apple way, it is glued in, and there is no recourse for replacing the battery - WHICH WILL WEAR OUT - other than paying exorbitant amounts at the 'genius' bar, or throwing the device away. Myself, I just replaced my battery in my HP. Cost me $40 and about 10 minutes with a screwdriver.
Same with my Skylake HP Envy. 13" screen, completely serviceable. All screws on the bottom. No failing keyboard, no dead pixles, no catching on fire during use. And, it's less than half an inch thick. Looks fantastic and runs great. I upgraded the SSD and have just replaced the stock battery after 4 years. Oh, and it cost me $850 US.
To support the same workload today, you'd "need at least an 8-core 64GB server", Jed observed.
So...any reasonably spec'd laptop or desktop. Or, if you want to go nuts, any high spec engineering workstation. Couple of xeons or epycs, some RAM and off you go.
Likely, to support a modern version of these workloads, you need a farm of servers, each handling mail, application loads, file services, etc. Data needs are, naturally, much larger these days. And performance is much faster. Also, one user doesn't have the ability to accidentally screw the rest of the office over due to a mistake.
++ for robocopy.
I always keep a formatted command ready to go just for the mirroring issue - too dangerous to not have it all thought out ahead of time. It's all wrapped up in a nice PowerShell script with variables for source/destination directories, logging, etc.
I really fell in love with it when I worked at Microsoft years ago as a contractor. One of my fellow workers didn't really understand the limits of the drag and drop of explorer. During a migration of a rather large file server (one that ,no kidding had financials and code from as far back as the 80's), the job kept failing. He kept cursing and trying again, but to no avail. I mentioned how he was doing it wrong and picked it up. One confirmed Robocopy script later and it was well on its way - along with the Z switch. Pretty sure I made an enemy that day, but I got the job done.
It is really amazing that we can have a watch shaped computer on our wrists. The RAM, CPU, and display were the things of childhood dreams for many, spanning decades from Dick Tracy to numerous Sci-Fi writings and shows. I'm truely impressed.
However, I just don't see the merit of one - yet. When they can pack a modem, BT WiFi, large amount of RAM, and a battery that lasts a month between charges,THEN these will be ubiquitous. Until then, they remain a gadget.
It's true, other companies have been doing things. But winning contracts isn't the same as actually putting a product to market. The dream chaser is pretty darn cool, but is still really in development as well. And the rockets you mentioned have been in rotation since as early as 2000. To me, this is still SpaceX eating lunch of everyone else. Developing, certifying and launching rockets is no small task. So far, they seem to be leading the pack.
Regardless, it is an exciting time for space technology again. I was a kid in the 70s and 80s and marveled at the Apollo and shuttle programs (although the shuttle program was hugely wasteful). I'm glad to see public companies being allowed by the US and other governments to pursue these programs.
Bought a very nice Epson scanner/color printer many years ago. It printed beautiful color on glossy stock. It really was impressive.
Until the starter cartridges ran out. Out of cyan? No worries, I'll just print my normal documents until I replace the cartr-sorry, you can't print black and white because the cyan is out. Oh, and that scanner that doesn't even use ink to perform its function? Yeah, I'm afraid we are going to disable that too, so that you have to buy cartridges. Grrr.
Went out, bought a full spread of cartridges, Epson brand. Ran them for about 2 months of light printing and they ran dry. It was around $150 or so to do.
Fool my once...
Went out and bought a color HP laser jet for around $300. Lasted me a decade and I bought replacement toner once or twice. It finally bought the farm and I bought another HP. Been running that for many years as well.
What I'm surprised is that they are allowed to do this after the Lexmark lawsuit years back. That turned out in the consumers favor, making it illegal to disable printers when third parties ink is used.
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