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Offline Stonent

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Ouya found in second hand store
« on: June 27, 2013, 05:06:09 pm »
Dr. Stuart Ashen reviews an Ouya that he found in a second hand store. The final versions aren't even out yet so this was one of the early kickstarter supporters that dumped it.

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2013, 11:43:47 pm »
Gotta love Stuart Ashen. I just cannot stand that they enabled HDMI encryption. And why is sideloading apps difficult?
 

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 12:21:43 am »
Gotta love Stuart Ashen. I just cannot stand that they enabled HDMI encryption. And why is sideloading apps difficult?

I think he said for people who aren't good with computers.
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 02:17:11 am »
Gotta love Stuart Ashen. I just cannot stand that they enabled HDMI encryption. And why is sideloading apps difficult?

I think he said for people who aren't good with computers.

I think it shouldn't be hard for anybody, honestly. Shouldn't be any harder than burning a CD, for example.
 

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 02:26:43 am »
I think it shouldn't be hard for anybody, honestly. Shouldn't be any harder than burning a CD, for example.

Have you actually ever met people who "aren't good with computers"...?
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2013, 02:48:51 am »
I think it shouldn't be hard for anybody, honestly. Shouldn't be any harder than burning a CD, for example.

Have you actually ever met people who "aren't good with computers"...?

The people you're thinking about would fall in my "knows how to use IE, MS Office and some Google" category.  ;D
 

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2013, 02:55:13 am »
When I think of "not good with computers", I think of my grandparents. I must have shown them at least half a dozen times how to burn a CD. (Lord knows why they think they even need to burn CDs, they can barely figure out how to access them once they've done it.) My grandmother still doesn't understand that files aren't saved "inside" the program that's saving them. They're obviously not the target audience of whatever the hell an Ouya is, but still, that's always where my mind goes when I hear that phrase :)
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2013, 08:18:09 am »
Interesting...

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/27/us-google-console-idUSBRE95Q1J320130627

Google is developing a home video game console based on Android. I wonder if they're going to buy the Ouya?
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 09:09:27 pm »
How much did he pay for it I wonder?

After watching that video Im glad I didnt buy one. Wish Apple would make one!
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2013, 08:10:20 pm »
Have you actually ever met people who "aren't good with computers"...?

I worked tech support. I still have nightmares.
 

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2013, 08:25:39 pm »
How much did he pay for it I wonder?

After watching that video Im glad I didnt buy one. Wish Apple would make one!

It always amazes me how easy it is to make great computing products, and how almost no companies are competent at doing it.

I have an iPad.  I also had a Surface.  I can easily tell the pros and cons of each.  The iPad lacks an SD card slot, and a USB plug.  If it had those, it would be almost perfect.  Microsoft comes along and adds those things, but comes up with a hacked together OS called RT, then they put in a processor that is just a bit too slow and makes the user experience just not up to the Apple standard.

Then they fix all those problems in a device called the "Pro" version, but that is double the price of the iPad.


The same with cell phones.  Until I got my Galaxy S4, every single phone could be held and used for a day or two and you would immediately find several things that kept it from being great.

Do the hardware companies not see this?

Same with Ouya.  Sub-par controller, a bit too slow on the hardware and just not quite there with the software.  Do they not use their own hardware and see where they have fallen short?
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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2013, 05:31:36 pm »
The problem is that the technically proficient simply refuse to accept what "not good at" means, when it comes to computers. If your date tells you that she's not good at riding a bike, you don't press her to take a romantic ride, because there's a fair chance it will end in blood or a trip to the ED. If your friend tells you he's not good at driving a car, you wouldn't dream of lending him yours.

But if they say they aren't good at computers, your give them a few minutes instruction and leave the room in frustration with instructions to yell/call if they need help -- when the very reason we're leaving is the mind-boggling amount of help they obviously need this very minute.

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Re: Ouya found in second hand store
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2013, 10:58:06 pm »
Do the hardware companies not see this?

Believe me, somebody always sees it, and says, "We're not done, it needs X and Y and Z." and what passes for management says, "No, we have to ship it because we're blowing the budget and the tooling is already done, and the product development cycle will be too long, and ... so stop developing the product and ship it.  Now."
 

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