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Tonight on GeekNights, we discuss the death of the personal computer. In the news, we participated yesterday in No Pants Day 2011, and CES happened. Also don't forget that we'll be at MAGFest 9 this weekend!
The downside of the model is that by hiding so much from the user, it means that when something goes wrong, you can't fix it.
Am I the only one who likes fiddling with knobs and sliders?
Am I the only one who likes fiddling with knobs and sliders?No, I'm a big fan of Knobs.
Cue Geo: "What's a knob? Seriously guys!!"
Except when it doesn't. My iPod has been refusing to sync lately, so I have been jumping through all sorts of hoops to bypass the 'it just works' stuff so I can make the device work at all. The downside of the model is that by hiding so much from the user, it means that when something goes wrong, you can't fix it. Which I suppose is an upside for the one selling it cause then you have to go buy another one for even the most minor problem.
Would be nice to see a PS3 mouse and keyboard but the PS3 games seem to be more games designed for consoles.
It's just video-games, Scott, not everyone takes them so seriously.Some people even play them for enjoyment.
I bet I could drive a train in a straight line.
I bet I could drive a train in a straight line.The earth curves.
Don't think that matters. If you have an object behind you and another in front then close your eyes and set off, in space, you'll keep going until you reach your destination.
Seriously though, I think we've tortured this analogy too much.
Maybe moving in a straight line is only possible in a one dimensional universe and only within the context of that universe (thus discounting higher dimensional perspectives).