263 posts • joined Friday 12th November 2010 08:37 GMT
Re: "the world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU,"
A shame that POWERPC CPU based personal computers has mostly disappeared from the market really. Everyone knows that a 5GHz Power CPU will run circles around a 5GHz X86 equivalent. Because Power CPUs just have higher MIPS counts due to their RISC architecture.
Don't get me wrong. I'm an AMD fan. However I'm sold on RISC. Also I'm still sold on the idea that MIPS > clock speed. High clock speed doesn't mean anything if the processor does less instructions per second compared to a slower processor.
Re: Same ol Same
Protip: Playstation Plus is available in most countries in the world. XBox Live Gold? Only first world countries. Sony still wins either way.
Either that, or watch them retract the PS Plus is required to play online requirements a few weeks after the console is released.
And it's region free, too!
Couple Sony's announcement this morning that they'll continue pushing for the games published for the console to be region free, they now have my respect. Dispite my earlier quip about how both consoles are just low powered PCs, I will think of getting one IF any exclusives for the console catches my attention now.
Just thought of another thing...
It's an X86-64 CPU. Meaning it should be X86 compatible. It's also running NT6.3, which should be NT5 compatible.
The original Xbox uses an X86 CPU and NT5. Why isn't it backwards compatible with the original Xbox then?
They're all just glorified PCs now. X86 architecture, bog standard GPU and RAM...
I just cannot fathom how they're better than PCs if they're just technically PCs.
I'll skip on this and the PS4, thanks.
"As far as we can tell, however, there will not be an option to replace this slideshow with an animation of flying toasters."
So After Dark still won't work on Windows 8.1 then?
Conroy is still in power?
Why hasn't he sodded off yet? I'm sure all Aussies hate that man.
L2TP difficult to block?
I don't know. My mobile ISP, Yes WiMax internet Malaysia, has been blocking L2TP and PPTP since the filesharing block came up in 2011. I only recently discovered that OpenVPN still works but takes forever to connect. Also, very slow.
Black helis. Just because.
Re: @Pet Peeve
Wont work. They're greedy bastards.
Remember the case of that Finnish girl who tried to download a song and failed, and then ended up buying the CD, and ended up losing her (Winnie the Pooh, no doubt a pricey Disney licensed machine) laptop anyway because they accused her of even "trying"?
If you ask me, those RIAA/MPAA needs to be put down. With a shotgun.
Mushroom cloud. Because screw the shotgun, a mini nuke would do a better job.
Re: Don't buy an Xbox One
To be as polite as possible, nope. I still revisit the old Final Fantasy (V-VIII) titles every now and then. And many others join me.
People like you are the types wooed by flashy graphics and surround sound. Not everyone is like you.
Heck, I enjoy me some Lunar: Silver Star Story complete every now and then.
Hint: It's not about the realism. It's about the quality of the story/dialogue writing.
Apple are not the only ones
I've had a similar request from Crucial (you know, Micron's sales arm) when buying some memory from them for the first time. Come to think of it, Dell did that too the first time I tried to get something from their online store...
No big deal, I just gave them a photo of my driving license, since the driving license holds absolutely no verification value in this country where the Identity card is considered the official proof documentation.
Hope the devs from LucasArts...
Form a new company and use Kickstarter to fund their games. Their games are quality. It'll be sad to for the story to just end here.
Even the touch UI is piss
I ran the consumer preview on a systems hooked up to a touchscreen (An Acer T230H if you must know) and it's absolute piss- many of the gestures are difficult if not impossible to execute on said touchscreen. Especially since the gesture for bringing up the Metro UI requires me to swipe from the right corner of the screen, which is impossible to do.
Start button must come back. Because even on touchscreens, Windows 8 fails.
Problem is tho
To run Steam on Debian, you have to get your hands dirty with Experimental - a branch so volatile (excuse the lame pun) that switching to it will almost certainly break your setup if you don't know what you're doing. Also, you need to somehow get jockey-common installed. Frustrating.
Re: It will never catch on
Wait, people actually stand for the national anthem in cinemas?
Strange customs, that country.
They should rethink their strategy
If they hadn't censored the movies and actually allowed more western movies through, people wouldn't turn to piracy!
App store, schmapp store. How about making Kindle, MP3 and Unbox available in Malaysia? Whenever I get desperate for my Arthur fix (it hasn't aired here in over a decade) and try to buy the episodes, I'm told to sod off. Disappointing to say the least. Especially since they keep giving me free MP3 credits whenever I buy a CD, only to actively deny me from using said credit!
I assume he's one of those who downloaded the I Am Rich app?
Re: Not enough Tails love
He does. Look these titles up:
- Tails' Sky Patrol (Game Gear)
- Tails' Adventure (Game Gear)
- Tails and the Music Maker (Sega Pico)
Ok, maybe the last one is going to be boring. But well, the point here is that he does have his own games. Just needs much more :P
Re: Super Sonic
"No analogue sticks on the Megadrive, so he either ran of the edge, or he didn't."
You could get the Spectravision joystick to work on a Megadrive somewhat (and the fact that Sonic only used one button bolsters compatibility). Although the last time I tried, the stick only made the game harder to play.
7 chaos emeralds in the first title?
"Here you were on the hunt for the elusive ‘chaos emeralds’ – seven in total – which you needed in order to complete the game fully, and beat Dr. Robotnik"
I must be missing something (maybe it's because my cart is the Japanese release), but the version I played only has six emeralds. The seventh emerald was introduced in the second title iirc.
Just do it Fox
Do us the favor and pull your disinformation-spreading garbage of a channel off the air.
We won't miss The Simpsons, really. The show has been getting a little too long in the nail now.
Re: "forensic analysis of all known Unix derivatives had taken nearly three decades"
Anyone willing to bet that Linux Mint would be the first do do so, given that they symlinked rtfm to man?
Re: You got me there.
Actually, it's more like doing my own experiments, but yeah.
I gave up on it yesterday night and threw out the raid setup. Now it's sitting on a saner regular LVM setup that spans both disks.
You got me there.
I was totally caught in until I got to the 'nsfw daemon' part. Lack of sleep can make one extremely gullible and fall for anything (and apparently, break your memory and slow it down to the speed of molasses- I just fell for a prank minutes prior), but then since I spent the last few days trying to get a goddamned UEFI box with Fakeraid (in this case, AMD chipset SATA RAID) to work in Debian and failing spectacularly, it got me thinking and I recalled that I didn't see any nsfw daemon when Debian was starting up, then the meaning of NSFW dawned upon me...
Protip: EFI and fakeraid don't go together in Linux land and many distros hate it when you set your storage up like that. I only had 4 hours of sleep over the last four days because of said setuup...
You got me at the GPS one
"Also, just in case you've dropped in from somewhere else, GPS receivers simply pick up the timing signals transmitted by the satellites in orbit and calculate their own position using them. A receiver does not transmit any signals to the spacecraft, nor does the process involve any relaying of signals from satellite to satellite."
Funny, I was under the impression that Fry's explanation is correct. Since that's not the only source I've heard of how GPS works. I think a old college textbook I had to study off back in the days also explained that GPS works in that way... So it may be because his research is being done from unreliable sources?
Re: DRM Encourages Piracy
I forgave EA over Spore's DRM and was rewarded with a bad game with worse DRM than Spore.
I agree with everything said by HulkySmashy, but there's more issues. The game has extremely atrocious pathfinding issues (a step back from SimCity 4 Rush Hour, which, you know, had this same issue from the original SimCity 4 fixed). That, and that the game is extremely unbalanced. Important buildings cost an unreasonable hunk of money, there is no grid, only guides (which are by no means accurate at all). Also, various logic issues exist- for example, I create one city, and I have the education system running efficiently and all students accounted for. The moment I plop down a college, the system goes haywire and I have students who refuse to go to school even when it's across the road and there's bus stops everywhere. I get complains about low skilled workers in the industrial zones and am advised to build more schools even though my school capacity accommodates more than double the amount of school-eligible sims (and again, the entire residential precinct is covered by school bus stops), And the moment I plop down a recycling center. The garbage trucks seem to go into a protest and refuses to pick up all the garbage.
I admit, there are some good in cloud gaming (for example, I play the game on a laptop in the day and on my gaming desktop at night), and surely the server is needed to route information between players on "public" regions, but it stops there. I honestly believe that they should offer an offline mode that will only allow "private" regions to be selected.
Also, they should offer a snapshot function, if only for private regions. After all, I spend a few days building up my city. Now I want to try out something that may ruin my economy. I should be given the option to save it so I can call it up later. But appatently, EA thinks otherwise!
Re: What Are We Waiting For?
YOU are happy to be on Earth. After all the atrocities I've seen, (region locking! oppressive governments! Internet and television censorship! bronies!) I don't want to live on this planet anymore and would jump on the gun to get off as soon as I can. Especially before the Vogons show up with their planet disintegrators.
Beer, Because I'd rather forget that the four evil things I just mentioned exists. I drink to forget.
Maybe if they had released some of their phones worldwide instead of only in the US!
I'm still waiting for an LTE 2600/1800 version of the Photon Q, Google!
I thought these little runts are known as "Script Kiddies"!
Problems is, I outgrew the netbook pretty quick
Tried to live with one for a year and ended up chucking it for a more able laptop. Can't stand the fact that the darn thing can't even run anything that uses 3D like A Kingdom of Keflings. Even 2D activity like Youtube had issues like frame skipping.
And then there were idiotic issues with Linux, like the WiFi radio not toggling properly...
Re: NO problems with old Samsungs
Well, I once had three Samsung CRT monitors (this was back before I bit the bullet and went KVM and LCD), and two of them developed problems about a year after they're bought. One outright died a few months later.
Re: "People learn one tool and try to apply it everywhere."
Sadly, I've actually saw my mom write a CV for my dad using 1-2-3 a long time ago. Yes, we do have a Word Processor program with that old 8086 clone (I believe it was called PFS Professional Write), but she just sees 1-2-3 as easier to use because her company actually sent her in for training in 1-2-3 and nothing else.
Re: Windoze fanbois
However, as I said before, my problem with Windows devices of any kind is a different one. As long as I'm being denied off Zune and XBox Live access, I'd happily plonk down money for an Apple device or even an Android tablet on the sole reason that I could actually buy movies and music as well as play online on these. If I get a surface, I'd be stuck playing offline games because XBox Live isn't available in my country, and can't download music and movies because the same issue applies to Zune. The latter isn't a real problem, but the former is a major dealbreaker.
The iPad 4th Gen download was 90MB for me. It still killed the quota on my MiFi pebble tho.
First car? This junky POS that is the Proton Gen 2. I don't understand how TopGear could trash the Perodua Kancil instead of this lemon which has serious tuning issues and multiple defects right out of the factory. Heck, one of the car's tires disintegrated during the car's maiden voyage!
Ah, I remember using it for my assignments on a Sharp PC-7000a portable, which was a hand-me-down. Everyone else were already using 386es, but this 8086 portable, upgraded to 768KB of RAM, got me through primary school (on the other hand, I was often chastised by my teachers because back then using computers to do homework wasn't allowed. Nowadays computer printouts are preferred. Ah, the visionary I was).
Claiming that Fizz looks too much like Muffy Crosswire from Arthur, except with the wrong color palette, once you have a few hits of illicit/pharmacutical drugs? (yes, it's true. I actually once thought Fizz looked a lot like Muffy after taking a little too many puffs of my asthma inhaler in quick succession).
This world needs to get ahold of itself. Times change. Tweenies was created back when that Savile guy (which I've never heard of) still wasn't fingered as a nonce.
Re: Voice of the balls
> I wish we could change the voice in the UK, I don't want the male lottery voice talking to me,
> I want that American girl (even though I am a Brit).
>Why can't we choose which voice Siri uses?
You can. Just go into Settings -> General -> Siri -> Language, and change it to English (United States).
When I first got my iPad, Siri defaulted to the Male lottery voice too since I set the tablet up for UK English. Changing the language for Siri lets her speak American English and reverts her to the female voice even though the rest of the tablet still works in British English. Though, the recognition accuracy would then be debatable.
Re: Overcrowded Market
It's the chipset, not the CPU. I was able to get Xubuntu 12.10 (Unity? Perish that thought!) running on a 3.0GHz single core hyper-threaded CPU with only 1.5GB of RAM. The chipset on that board is a VIA KM400 with integrated Chrome GPU. Yes, performance is pants, but the point is, it can be done.
And oh, one more thing. Ubuntu 12.10 comes across as half-baked to me. Show-stopping bugs still exists in some of the release packages, including crucial ones like Xorg.
NVidia's reluctance to support Gallium3D and thus Wayland will be their death knell. Nice to know that when Ubuntu switch to the two from X and OpenGL, I'll either be forced to lose SLI by means of switching to Nouveau (which of course receives zero help from Nvidia) or take a performance hit by staying with X and using a Wayland compatibility layer instead.
How did she manage to get through so many countries without being asked to present her passport? Surely she'd have been stopped at the border checkpoint?
Don't get me wrong, I believe it can happen since I was told that one of my grandpa's friends recently ended up in a village some 200 kilometers from home because his degrading mental health and craving for food at 3 in the morning got him there when all he intended to do was drive a few blocks away to a 24-hour food court, but surely the lady would've gotten in trouble for crossing the checkpoint without a passport?