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Re: Man
01/27/17 07:52 AM

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> >
> > Maybe I'm becoming an old fogey, but I remember a day when we called those things
> > "videos", and things written in text "articles".
> >
> > Also, his gripe with the "Philips CD-i console" is wildly inaccurate. CD-i was a
> > minimum hardware specification, it was not a specific console itself, much the same
> > as the 3DO was later: numerous hardware vendors could license the specification and
> > make compatible players for that spec. As a result, while I'm sure a CD-i player or
> > two suffers from this issue, it's patently false to say that this is something that
> > affects the CD-i platform as a whole.
> >
> > Furthermore, "the timekeeper chip is just a simple watch battery that needs
> > replacing"? The hell? I mean I know that Larry has never really concerned himself
> > much with accuracy, but damn.
> AFAIK most of the problems of the CD-i came from software.

The controller design certainly didn't help. (fake 3-button where button 3 = buttons 1 + 2 together for example)

and I don't think there's a single piece of software without horrible input lag, which could be down to system libraries rather than choice, because I don't think any developer would ship something that bad by choice.

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* Interesting Article On Systems That Don't Age Well. MrV2K 01/23/17 01:11 PM
. * Man MooglyGuy  01/23/17 01:58 PM
. * Re: Man Kitsune Sniper  01/28/17 04:55 AM
. * Re: Man anikom15  01/27/17 05:56 AM
. * Re: Man Haze  01/27/17 07:52 AM
. * Don't post here, post there. School him, beau! (nt) Traso  01/24/17 12:05 AM

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