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1487 posts • joined 6 Oct 2008

AMD unveils Godzilla's graphics card – 'the world's fastest, period'

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Are you an "ultra-enthusiast at the apex of PC gaming?"

At 1500 USD for the title? No.

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Singapore decides 'three strikes' laws are too intrusive

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whoda thunk it?

Guilt should be decided by a court.

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Google teases more modular smartphone details in run-up to dev meet-up

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I don't think anything will come of it

The problem is, most of the different components of a phone a better housed on a single chip. Yes, you CAN increase the modularity, by having bluetooth/wifi/cell on different modules, but if it comes at an increase in cost, what's the point?

I'd be happy just keeping screens and batteries modular.

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White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

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but we all already know, the advertisement is already there. Sammy didn't even say they prez likes their products, they said a baseball player who met him did, which is true (I assume, If Ortiz wanted a different phone, he makes enough to get one).

This is not out of line, what's out of line is the prez's opinion on metadata collection and spying.

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SQL giant Oracle plans NoSQL standards body – top Reg sources

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O.O

You guys ARE aware it's past the first, right?

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

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Re: Peasants and pheasants

Until I got to the footnote, I was thinking of A Modest Proposal.

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Dimwit hackers use security camera DVRs as SUPER-SLOW Bitcoin-mining rig

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Re: Correction:

Let's see, there is no 'leccy cost (to the attacker), there is no hardware cost (to the attacker).

Even if the trickle is infinitesimal, it's not like it cost them anything. It's like saying "I'll offer you 1 quid every 100 years if you look at me funny." Who isn't going to make a funny face?

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Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air

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Re: Who knew the poor Disney take on "The Lorax" would become true . . .

As others have mentioned, I think Mel Brooks has Disney beat on this.

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Money? What money? Lawyer for accused Silk Road boss claims you can't launder Bitcoin

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Re: What's the point?

That is not a given, it's not even true.

Bitcoins are completely traceable, by design. Bitcoins work by having a public ledger of every transaction which are then verified by other machines. Every transfer between wallets is a matter of public record.

All you have to do tie the wallet to a real person.

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Facebook, you fools! Forget Oculus, you could have bought TRON-type headsets

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Re: Point of order

Oh, I plan on giving this and a few others things a try. I'm just thinking of the future-historians.

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Point of order

I was around in the early 90s.

Noone went around wearing anything that looked remotely like this.

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BT Tower to be replaced by 3D printed BT Tower

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Re: BONG!

not really, it was amusing and coherent.

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New Sammy patent trial: Apple seeks $40 PER 'infringing' handset

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make Apple's request look ridiculously extravagant?

It's not that hard, mostly because it is.

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Judge rules Baidu political censorship was an editorial right

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Those search results were banned on government order, not because Baidu felt like it.

Even if that wasn't the case, Baidu and Renren are so closely linked to the Chinese secret service that they can both be considered state actors.

The Chinese government is not subject to US law, so by that argument the court lacks jurisdiction.

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

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Re: Head to head

It won't run any of mine unless you mean Windows versions of Firefox, Opera, GoogleEarth, Thunderbird, LibreOffice and The Gimp, VLC, Skype - mind that's quite a lot really, about 25% of the programs I use.

So, it will will run all your current software then?

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

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Re: Apple=evil, MS=incompetent

I do wonder why Apple's is intentional while MS's is unintentional.

I think the guys at iFixit maybe have a little bit of bias... maybe.

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You TWITS! Facebook exec erects billboards shaming texting drivers

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Re: Mixed signals...

This point kinda bothered me, too. If these are taken in rush hour on the 405 in LA (I'm told)... they weren't moving anyway.

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Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare

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Re: Greedy

Can't see any reasonable argument that one mark on a credit report could have cost him £250,000.

The fine article stated that it affected his ability to secure financing for a house. Even if it only affected a few percentage points, I can see that adding up over the period of the loan.

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No Notch niche: Minecraft man in rift with Oculus after Facebook gobble

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Re: So

Is Valve (Steam) still working on something? I thought they fired that whole department (that's where the Jerri Ellisworth and Rick Johnson who started CastAR came from). CastAR does have a VR option, but I'm not sure how it's going to compare to a dedicated device.

Frankly, I'm kinda in shock still about this. I can kinda see it from the Occulus perspective, and it alleves my fears they will never produce a consumer product a little, but I can not see it at all from the Facebook perspective. I don't think full VR really works for Facebook, AR maybe, but not really VR.

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Nvidia unveils Pascal, its next-gen GPU with hella-fast interconnects and 3D packaging

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Re: Can I write in Pascal for Pascal?

No, but you can write fortran in any language.

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ISPs' pirate-choking blocking measures ARE effective – music body

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@Dr. Mouse

This is a good point, and I would like to know how much is actually attributable to legal services that makes access as or more convenient then the illegal services.

What happened in areas that didn't implement blocks?

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'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

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Re: Wouldn't fund an alternative

Why does he need an alternative? It sounds like the proposition here is to build "Gitmo 2.0." How is that any better?

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Virtual-reality Dev Kit 2 game goggles by Oculus – now with less vomit!

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Re: Crystal cove

It looks to me like they maybe refined it from crystal cove a little bit. (I don't see the dot pattern on the display that CC had)

They certainly got the res up there, but I'm kinda getting worried about these guys constant talk of making it perfect. How soon is a consumer product? I really do love these guys, but the CastAR (a bit different, and not likely not as good for VR, even with the clip-ons) are going to have their consumer product out in September. Sony has a working prototype of a unit too, no release date, but I'd bet they are closer then they are letting on.

I wonder if they are going to be a demonstration of the old proverb "Dit que le mieux est l'ennemi du bien," " the best is the enemy of the good."

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Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge

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Re: Mozillidiots

Yes, but they don't do that with trademark limitations, they use financial incentives (we won't sell to you wholesale if you don't do this). Trademarks can ALWAYS be used for nominative purposes. If I make a vending machine that has Coke, 7up, and Mt Dew in it, I can use the logos from ALL of them on the buttons, and none of them can do anything about it because it is for nominative purposes. Coke can refuse to sell to me wholesale, but that's an entirely different matter.

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Better investigate me too

I charge my employer for my time when I install FF too.

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Apple rakes in 60% of profits in still-surging smartphone market

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Re: Don't care.

Funny, I've never had a problem loading an unapproved app on a android phone.

Haven't had much need to, mind you, but it's pretty trivial to do if I want to. I suppose I only have the one phone as a point of reference, but if it varies from phone to phone, that probably means it's a manufacture or carrier thing.

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Google settles copyright suit with Viacom over YouTube vids

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Terms:

You stop suing us, we stop making you look like fools in court.

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What kid uses wires? FCC supremo angry that US classrooms are filled with unused RJ45 ports

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Re: When I were a lad ...

The older I get, the more I agree with this. It seems the more we spend on tech in schools, the less the graduating class actually knows.

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GitHub probes worker's claims of hostile, sexist office culture

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Re: Yawn

Are you kidding? Every line of code deleted is twice as productive as a line written!

Seriously though, this one doesn't make much sense to me either. If he could delete the code and there be nothing affected, it was dead code which shouldn't have been in the main repository at all. If it was some uncompleted feature, it should have only been in her repo, until she's ready to have a pull. If he restructured it we should probably be looking at how and why.

Either Github isn't using git, or she has no idea how to use it properly.

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They ACCUSED him of inventing Bitcoin. Now, Nakamoto hires lawyer to CLEAR his name

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"I'm not involved in that any more"

He has said that he was referring to programming, not bitcoin.

He speaks English as a second language (far better then I can speak any language other then English, mind you, so my hat's off to the man), so I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt there.

Both he, and the holder(s) of the cert that signed the original posts have said he's not it. Not to mention, with all the trouble he went to to avoid being tracked, using part of his own name for the handle would be surprising.

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Flying Toaster screen savers return on GitHub

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Re: Burn in was easy to achieve

hell, it's still easy to achieve. I have a display that has CCTV cameras running on it. shut it off and the grid remains.

(there is no screen-saver on it, for obvious reasons)

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iOS 7's weak random number generator stuns kernel security – claim

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Re: Apple just isn't world class in security, and never have been

What difference does it make? Apple's wonderful sandbox gives you enough to compromise the prng.

Can't say the same about Android.

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Europe approves common charger standard for mobe-makers

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You're doing it wrong

I don't know what you are doing, but I've yet to have one fail.

personally, I'm glad to see standardization. I would prefer something that orientation doesn't matter, but, I usually takes no more then three attempts to get it in my phone.

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Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

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Re: A few points

The concern is long-term. Tesla's prices are only going to go down, while inflation will also make them even less painful. I'd say by the time they fall to around 40kUSD, the costs of the rest of the market will have approached them. Then they are competing head-to-head, and with some emissions taxes and fuel costs/taxes, you'll see a sharp rise in the number of them.

That's what everyone is afraid of. All Tesla has to do is keep decreasing his production costs, increasing his economics of scale, and keep his company in the black (or at least keep the red low enough) and it may be a matter of time.

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Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

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Actually, the backup system blows balls, particularly for an end user. The reason is that it silently fails to backup open files, Also, recent version of iPhoto require you to restore an entire library. There are numerous complaints about these behaviors, and it's unreasonable to expect the level of user Apple targets to understand these problems (hell, they make it hard enough for a technically literate person to find), all they know is their photo collection is gone.

Oh and there is no way to set a reasonable time-length to keep backups on an external storage media. Time machine wants to take the whole thing, for some reason.

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Dying for an Ubuntu Linux phone? Here's how much it'll cost you

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Re: Accuracy like a blind knife thrower

I'm pretty sure the record for crowd-funding is 40M USD. (which is where Star Citizen is). On the 5th of July, SC had already broken 13M. The Edge's campaign, which started 17 days later, would never even hit this number. While it's disingenuous to call Shuttleworths's effort the worst crowdfunding campaign ever, it was a failure (in that it did not achieve it's goal on indigogo), and certainly not a record for crowdfunding income (even IF they had got to keep the 12.8-odd M).

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/ubuntu-edge

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Wireless charging standards war could be over 'as soon as 2015'

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Re: Yes, over

Actually, if they standardize it, and can get it into a follow-on for my Rugby Pro, I would love this. I could keep all the benefits of a fully ruggedized phone, without having to fiddle with the dust and water covers on the charge port.

I also think I'd be less likely to forget to charge the thing.

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SATANIC 'HELL DIAMOND' tells of sunless subterranean sea

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IT Angle

I enjoyed reading this

mostly because it amused me that I know all these minerals. Who knew dwarf fortress was so educational?

(I'm calling that an IT angle)

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UK's CASH POINTS to MISS Windows XP withdrawal date

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Re: Daniel B.

Yes, I did read the full statement, It clearly says that Linux had remote management when Linus Tovalds was 2 years old. I may have known what you meant, but I did use the pedantic grammar nazi icon.

Linux got it since it was born due to being a UNIX derivative as well.

Wow, there is so much wrong with this statement.

1) Linux is not a UNIX derivative. It is an original work. This was settled in SCO v. IBM (et al.)

2) You can't have had something since before you existed. I didn't have brown eyes before I was conceived just because my parents did.

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Re: NCR

All UNIX derivatives, including Linux, have had "remote management" capabilities for a decade before even DOS existed!

Point of order:

Linux didn't exist until a decade AFTER the first release of DOS. DOS was 1981, Linux didn't exist until 1991.

You're also getting a little overzealous with the word "pirated" there. As far as I can tell, Microsoft has always complied with the BSD license, and even if they were not, they had a fully paid license of SysV for Xenix.

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Q. Can your Linux PC run Crysis? OK, it can. But will it run natively? A. Soon, very soon

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Re: Unreal Linux?

It the unreal engine does run on Linux, it would be nice if Epic actually made a little effort to make that a little more obvious though.

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Re: Crysis

assuming we're talking a current version of it, and not CryEngine 1.0, natch...well, that's me tempting fate eh?

I almost made that comment my self, but reading their site, it looks like they are talking about CryEngine(4). The newest iteration of the CryEngine has been announce to not have a number (I wish Crytek hadn't done that, it's confusing). Which is why it didn't have one.

It's not likely we are talking about old games, but new ones (maybe re-releases). New games are more important then old ones for gaming-on-Linux anyway. The Humble Bundle guys have proven that Linux users are willing to pay for games, even more then MacOS and Windows users. We now have both CryEngine, Unreal Engine, and Unity are all able to work on Linux. I'm not going to call it the year of gaming on Linux, but there is a lot of hedging going on in the industry.

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Re: Crysis

Crysis coming to Linux isn't that important, really (well, maybe a little). What makes this interesting is this means good news for the other games built on CryEngine.

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Five unbelievable headlines that claim Tim Berners-Lee 'INVENTED the INTERNET'

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Re: Macs ARE PCs.

That's what veronica was for.

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Court allows EFF to keep donor list secret from patent troll

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Re: Re: oninoshiko

This is not civil rights law, this is constitutional law. To quote the unanimous opinion (which you obviously did not bother to look up (seriously, it isn't that long of a read)):

"We hold that the immunity from state scrutiny of membership lists which the Association claims on behalf of its members is here so related to the right of the members to pursue their lawful private interests privately and to associate freely with others in so doing as to come within the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment. And we conclude that Alabama has fallen short of showing a controlling justification for the deterrent effect on the free enjoyment of the right to associate which disclosure of membership lists is likely to have. Accordingly, the judgment of civil contempt and the $100,000 fine which resulted from petitioner's refusal to comply with the production order in this respect must fall."

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@cyke1

True. This is decided case-law in the US at the supreme-court level since 1958.

If you want to know the case: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama

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Boston court confirms Peeping Tom's right to upskirt

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Re: Bob Camp

The entire purpose of wearing a skirt is to show off as much of your legs as you possibly can while just barely keeping your underwear covered.

Umm.. what?

There are a range of lengths of skirts covering from almost nothing to all the way down to the ankles. Some even drag on the ground behind the wearer.

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Your 'funny' cat pics are weighing down the web, so here's a better JPEG encoder from Mozilla

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IT Angle

Except of course that for most of us bandwidth is no longer a problem. Bit late coming this one, like a decade.

Exactly what are you doing on this site? It's quite obvious you do not work in IT, because then you'd realize that it does matter from the point of view of the ISP and the server operators.

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Brit Bitcoin dev: I lost 'over £200k' when MtGox popped its socks

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Re: Disappointed with how naïve the dev is

Except that if my bank fails, a certain large amount on my account is actually insured, so it will be replaced. I can easily keep under that amount, guaranteeing that I will always me made whole.

What are the odds of MtGOX's customers being made whole?

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