To me it is a Zee Ex.
Take a look a look at the teardown again and see how Ben clicks on to the design philosophy.
From that moment on he hand builds a brilliant US nod to an EU classic.
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I'm not even going to grace your first insult with a reply, and I am not an employee of a software house.
Whomever it was that pissed in your wheat-O-s it certainly wasn't me so maybe you should try and direct your anger to the people who scammed you.
Elite: Dangerous and other such projects (Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure is another that springs to mind) are very real (Tesla Effect has made it to retail and you can play the premium Beta of E:F right now.) and are not scams, and if you had actually spent any time learning how crowdfunding works you would have found out that if the funding goal is not reached then no money is taken and the project is abandoned.
I mean... really, insults and name calling are the first port of call of those unable to accept they are wrong or who cannot construct a solid argument.
*resists the urge to ask whether you are capable of dealing with solids yet.* ;-)
"Until a few years ago software houses were paying people to do alpha and beta-testing of their games ... Now people are so dumb and on drugs to pay even a lot of money for flawed and unfinished products with no real guarantee."
Until a few years ago a game house would have to court its investors to get a greenlight on it, now they can go to the gamers and offer early bird incentives for dropping cash on it, the return for doing so depends on the product so a knick knack would have a limited edition run of colours whereas a game would have early access.
Alpha testing usually costs a lot of money in the hopes of finding that rich fan who can offer a damned good idea.
So, early access isn't exclusive to games and it isn't going anywhere.
Please have fun for us both, I long for my old Sanyo MBC-550 and Philips green screen, alas we parted ways many years ago.
I bought a 4.77Mhz crystal oscillator from my local Tandys store and overclocked my machine, and having read this PCjr teardown I can understand why the Sanyo was clocked at 3.5Mhz now.
Amazing, and here I am with an Intel Core i7 930 2.4Ghz @ 4Ghz.
I prefer the parody of Myst whereby you visit the island after all the day players have passed through and left their mark on the world, it was called Pyst.
Regarding The Neverhood, the creators of that game have just run a kickstarter campaign to bring a new klaymation game to fruition called ARMIKROG, the Brotherhood of Neverhood can rejoice, you will be back in klayspace soon enough. :)
Absolutely, the fiasco surrounding the 1st gen Marvell SATA3 controllers that were tacked on to X58 family motherboards because Intel hadn't gotten SATA3 integrated in time proves that point.
Sure, they had SATA3, but it performed only marginally better than the integrated Intel SATA2 it was meant to usurp.
There is also the mobile computing market where less is more and separate controller chips are very much undesirable, for that market it is SoC or GTFO.
Nope, bifocals have the bottom quarter of the normal distance lens cut for reading in both lenses.
You look through the top 3/4s of the lens for normal viewing and then look down a bit for your magnified reading part.
It isn't a case of the lens lens being set for distance and the right for viewing, that would really mess things up, you'd end up looking like Major Asshole from Mel Brooks' SPACEBALLS.
As for whomever decided to downvote my previous post, I was of course referring to the issue of a good idea causing problems, a la Opti-Grab...
D'oh! icon 'cos he looks like he's suffering from eye strain.
One of the weirdest keyboards I've ever used came with the Sanyo MBC-550, like the IBM of its time it had a solid metal backplate, a distinct amount of travel and a clack that could madden even the most even tempered.
That was where the similarity ended though, the bloody thing was non standard, so when the cable broke I travelled to my local computer junk shop (remember them?, now the are called WEEE disposal centres) and picked up a replacement DIN cable, hacked the keyboard side connector onto the new cable and it was good to go for many more years.
That was the only keyboard I've ever used that had a PC reset button on the side.
I use a Krups Dominator myself... Company policy.
There is a youtube video of a chap modifying his keyboard to provide analogue W A S and D keys for gaming, I won't link to it as there is slight vulgarity in it, but a search for "XBOX Controller Mods: Analog WASD Gaming Keyboard " will bring up the goods.
First he fell to earth, now he's falling from grace, poor chap.
I wonder how all the agencies both governmental and corporate along with the people actually up in space who watched his cunning stunt feel about such a turncoat speech?
Isn't this the second time a virulent death has rained upon the realms?, I remember the first time there we two mains camps, the carebears and the griefers, the carebears tried their hardest to save their friends from certain death whilst the griefers ran around infecting anyone the could just for the sheer hell of it.