* Posts by larokus

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Sink your teeth into OCZ's ARC 100 SSD sizzler with tasty home-grown chips

larokus

OCZ me

I haven't had any experience with ocz SSD's but my heavily overclocked OCZ 1200mhz flex ddr2 has allowed me to still currently play anything virtually on max with an overclocked q6600 dinosaur (using proper updated GPU muscle of course) it'll be a sad day when it gets listed on eBay next year.

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: reducing energy consumption

Consider yourselves lucky you don't live in Ontario Canada. 300 billion dollars of provincial debt to install wind farms and convert agricultural land into ground level solar farms. Electricity bills? Set to quadruple over the next 10 years. And who needs food when you have a little solar power? The people's response? Re-elect the tard politicians responsible for the mess. I'm all for environmental responsibility on a personal level and have made major efficiency upgrades at home but I've been lobbying against this madness as best I can, because our economy is crumbling. Yay!

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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While I agree he should suffer dearly, costing taxpayers millions over the years does not seem just. We need to dig a giant deep pit we'll call aussie 2.0 in which we'll dump all the scum into and let them live like the animals they are. Like the prison in Riddick maybe? Now if we can only find some hybrid super cats.

Lunch time

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Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones

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@ac

Yeah that was right up there with using the 7xxp resolution 'retina' screen as the benchmark by comparison. I almost forgot I've been wielding 1080p ips androids for 2 years and was just about to rush out for this best ever retina tech circa 2011 android

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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Re: Rear Glass

@Bassey

So you're worried about resale value, but failed to spend the 99cents on a front and rear protector set on ebay? I can assure you all of my Xperia Z1's are mint, front AND back.

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'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster

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nice

Now I can play metro on maximum

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Doctor Zuck, I'm so poorly right now! Facebook examines healthcare biz: report

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I cant wait

To share my cholera selfies

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Best Buy preps for a Hero4 welcome just in time for Christmas

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I see the somewhat eery future

Where the big box retailers shelves are completely stocked with thousands of only the top 5 selling products.

It sounds so creepy I'm ordering online so as to avoid having to look.

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Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend

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or maybe

Because Symbian was doing it in 2008 and possibly earlier with the E series. It isn't anything new it just came absurdly late to iOS and Android.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Yeah unfortunately this news comes a month after I've prebooked for next week, though not in Nashville. Needless to say I'll be watching out for NetEnforcer, though I'm not exactly sure what the CRTC does if anything so my complaints will likely work as well as my hotspot.

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Re: Trackpad cum?

Normally I wouldn't have such a burning desire to upvote stupidity

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X-Men boffins demo nanomagnets to replace transistors

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60 nanometer gap?

The gap itself larger than current transistors?

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4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch

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Re: Chicken and Egg

How's the weather there back in 2000? I'll upgrade, and care not at all about streaming. I couldn't stream uncompressed 1080p with my crap connection anyways. I'll be buying a 90 inch 4k for my feature wall as soon as the price comes out of the stratosphere, and I'll watch regular crap compressed HD broadcast TV on it, I'll play PC games which have supported the resolution for years, and the odd 4k blu-ray I pick up out of the bargain bin.

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Toshiba makes play to replace NFC with own speedy short range tech

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Maybe I'm looking at the wrong half of the glass here

So I simply plug this dongle in to my smartphone, to touch and hold against another device while transferring whatever at the reported 560mbit/s, whenever it will be that devices adopt the standard. Since I currently have to plug this dongle in, why is it that I'm not just using a USB OTG adapter??? 480mbit/s with the aging usb 2.0 and works with virtually everything. granted a second cable is needed but if you are carrying dongles around, you likely are carrying a bag with enough storage for two usb cables. I have fully adopted NFC initiated bluetooth devices, and I already dislike the 4-8 seconds I need to hold the devices together to get a pair. This transferjet requires contact throughout the entire transfer. Cables also require contact, and usb 3.0 hits a staggering 10-20 gbit/s. Not to mention I'd rather plug two devices in and free up my hands, then continually holding devices together while transferring, selecting files, hold, select files, hold and transfer, hold, hold, hold, followed by a "woops I moved them apart let's do that one again".. etc..

Usb otg for me, u c

While I understand the mission is to have the tech embedded, my transfer process logic still stands. That being said, yes Toshiba, you can certainly put it in my next smartphone, it's just not going to be a factor in my smartphone selection process.

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US Copyright Office rules that monkeys CAN'T claim copyright over their selfies

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Re: Another way to use this

Ask the USPTO if apple can patent 'a method for taking a monkey selfie"

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Russia, China could ban western tech if they want to live in the PAST

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in breaking news..

The US bans all Chinese imports. China reciprocates.

In other news, all retail outlets and department stores across the US close their doors citing merchandise procurement issues. TESLA has announced it has stayed it's plans for a US production facility as it can not secure any lithium. All US lithium ion facilities grind to a halt.

Let's go to our correspondant in China. TSMC has just received an influx of state funded investment to ramp up R&D and production of home grown semiconductors from the likes of Allwinner, Mediatek and Rockchip. TSMC is also being urged to push heavily to have its 14nm fab ready for mid 2015 and is looking on target. In the meantime they are currently producing at 120% capacity at 22nm. Astounding.

But what about the ban on x86 John?

Apparently all the systems here were upgraded last year. No state department needs a new PC for a few years. Additional optimization is being done here on gpu/cpu coprocessing as a stop gap measure, and is showing some really surprising results. It's unbelievable just how break-neck the chinese tech industry has become over the past three years. Looking around I see a wave of 5.5 inch 1080p chinese made smartphones, a size of which the West still has yet to accept without ridiculing one another. They also seem to embrace the technology itself above the name brand stamped on the device. Quite a peculiar way of thinking I'll never understand but it seems to be paying dividends here in China.

John looking around there it somewhat reminds me of the glory days of US manufacturing with the K car.

(ok surely the Sherman is a better representation of glory days but I digress)

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Firefighters deliver trapped student from GIANT GERMAN LADYPARTS

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Re: I bet he felt a massive twat

His greatest folly

Not going balls to the wall

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Look inside ELON MUSK'S CAR! Tesla S wundervehicle has voom

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Re: Still waiting to see where the power's coming from

@Credas

Just install some wind turbines... All the magical power of sunshine and butterflies will provide you with all of the electricity you will ever need.

Isn't that right Ontario Canada?

Or maybe it gives you crumbling electrical infrastructure and a good portion of that 300 billion dollars of provincial debt.

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Nvidia unveils Titan Z: An 8TFLOPS off-the-shelf supercomputer disguised as a gfx card

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Re: "well at least you will be able to paly crysis at full detail in 1080"

Hunh? I get 45 - 55 fps on crysis3 with a gtx 760!AMP and an overclocked q6600 with everything maxed except AA

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Women! You too can be 'cool' and 'fun' if you work in tech!

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Re: Not enough Women in the Drainage and Sewer Maintenance industries either.

Now that is 'fun'[ny] shit

And who downvoted the post above me?

I thought it was hilarious!

He could have said the last time he saw a woman on the bins he was inserting her pieces into them, which is where I thought he was going..

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Re: Wow this new monitor is the coolest

Somebody sticky taped some c+ syntax on it and she is enjoying all the codey 'fun!!'

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Software needs meaty cores, not thin, stringy ARMs, says Intel

larokus

And that steam engineer would be right for the same reason we don't couple diesel engines to generators for anything greater than local emergency power. When you want to drive an 880MW turbine you use steam. The worlds electricity is powered by it for a reason. Energy per KG@538C is not something to be taken lightly. Steam locomotives had to die more due to combustion efficiency and fuel capacity limitations, and of course that pesky risk of BLEVE [boiling liquid expanding vapour explosion] but not power ;)

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Re: Intel will be happy to know I have 6 beefy cores all rated at 3.5GHz

Now if only lt had 12 cores or even double the power consumption it would be as fast as that Intel chip

Unless you have a product from the future where AMD is once again competitive

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You’re a LIAR and a CHEAT... la-la-la, I can't hear your lawyers

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@MooseNC

Lol! You got me. Admittedly I carried on reading, albeit like staring into the sun. I didn't however make it to the actual story, or find out there is an app to avoid.

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Verizon jumps into wireless discount punch-fest with 'More Everything'

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Re: price cutting? not for everyone

@DNTP

It is cheaper, the confusion you are having is arising from you reading the fine print :D

the old price SLASHING + fee JACKING rigamaroll

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Elitist approach still paying off for Apple in mobile market

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'Experience the world, TOMORROW, now....'

Quite a simple strategy. Queue the dim lights, the piano music and deep male Brit voice. Start with 'magical' then add a 'first EVER (iPhone) with' ...... carry on to 'revolutionary' (4 inch).... add 'NEVER BEFORE SEEN' (on iPhone) [I can think of a few things there but I digress]

Oh one more thing remember you are the more intelligent and savvy of the human kind.

Insert repeat payment here. Love your purse and heels BTW.

Or converse(tm) shoes and skinny jeans

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This THREESOME is a HANDFUL: It’s the Asus Transformer Book Trio

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Re: Just wish @ jason 7

@rm -rf/

"Yeah right. I'll just get a chromebook and whack Linux on that thanks. Only Windows needs £900 worth of hardware to run it".

Despite me pointing out that obvious inaccuracy, Have you ever considered some people want more than just an 'environment'? How's World of tanks for Linux coming? Runs great on Arm too I suppose? Just because it's not what you want does not rid it of its significant use case.

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Wheee GDUNK! Panasonic's latest Toughpads ready to hit the streets

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sure

"Most people with rugged tablet needs will be better served with an iPad and one of the militarized covers."

Most of those control technicians in industry working largely on plc's and windows based infrastructure would make better use of an iPad?? Sysadmins?

Have you ever done compute heavy tasks on an iPad?

I hope for the sake of your IT or control department you aren't involved in procurement

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MAC TO THE FUTURE: 30 years of hindsight and smart-arsery

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Re: Nobody remembers Bill Gates saved Apple

Destroy all monsters,

Please forgive him, he slavishly and blindly copied and pasted that pathetic diatribe from certain legal proceedings that refuse to die

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NASA probe orbiting Moon sights ANOTHER SPACECRAFT

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or converesely...

"Fortunately, it was one of ours....."

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Apple's Tim Cook: Fear not, worried investors, new product salvation is 'absolutely' on the way

larokus

Re: new products

A Tv set, with a screen, from Apple?? Would be doubtless supplied by Sharp, or Japandisplay, whichever display provider they have sourced, will be much better than a TV made by Sharp? Apple does not make any of the Apple displays on any Apple product. They don't 'make' anything, but instead source parts from different suppliers and source an assembler (foxconn) to put all those outsourced parts together, and load Apple software onboard.

But as always, the fanbois just assume the clouds part and down comes a shiny new product from the same apple tree where once under sat Adam&Eve

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Apple plans to waggle iNormous 4½-incher in fanbois' faces

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Re: It'll settle the debate

And yet again.

Since you are incapable of settling the debate without ACTUAL EXPERIENCE IN THE MATTER, I will settle it.

I am on my 9th, count it, 9th, flagship phone in 3 years, because I can, and buy what I WANT, and what has the best feature set, SoC, etc, not what anybody else tells me to buy. I'll tell you what the perfect screen size is, because I have had phones with screen sizes ranging from 3.5 inches all the way up to 5.7 inches. The perfect size for my average sized hands? (I'm 5'8") It's around 5.2 inches. Do I have the LG G2? No, I'm not a fan of the phone. I have two xperia z1 phones instead.

For what it's worth, when apple finally gets around to that size in around 2018, you'll call it perfect and forgot this debate was going on for years, in order to justify using that almost unusable paltry pathetic little screen for so long.

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NTT DoCoMo says two mobe OSes are enough, so sayonara to Tizen

larokus

Re: Who can vouch for that?

Isn't it incredible just how fast the world forgot about Blackberry?

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Intel treads water despite drowning PC biz clinging to Chipzilla's legs

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Re: Oooh ... they missed earnings by $0.01!

I'm quite sure in fact Intel continues to push the envelope for x86. Love it or hate it, (x86) Intel continues to drive the 'rate of shrinkage,' power efficiency and throughput, and is extremely competitive. If you are planning on building a PC in three years, you will almost certainly want the latest and greatest Intel cpu inside. I'd hardly call them complacent considering how they've manged to make x86 approaching ARM efficiency with the z2580 and it's predecessors which will certainly be more-so. Tri-gate or lightning anyone?

While praising a US firm in the land of EU competition in ARM may not prove popular, it is madness to call Intel a company lacking in innovation and focus.

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Re: Signs of stabilization in the PC segment

That isn't the case at all. Growth in the Pyramid building scheme sector has skyrocketed in the last decade.

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: AMD done good

While it all looks great on paper and at firce glance more efficient, I will leave it to the benchmarks to decide just how effective this proves. I'm reminded of new Opteron cores sharing cache and memory in around 2008 which gave AMD a short-lived lead. Ultimately if Haswell+Discrete dusts Kaveri even at a marginal increase in power consumption, are you going to buy because in a whiny school kid on the playground voice you will shout 'but this is more efficient!!!' Tell it to my fps lead when I no-scope your dome. I miss AMD kicking ass, they just haven't since Athlon 1 in the consumer space. Here's to hoping.

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Rap for KitKat in crap app wrap trap flap: Android 4.4 is 'meant to work like that'

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Re: The problem with Opera

The latest Opera Beta.... errr sorry version 18 seems to have fixed that. Also, it is reasons like these that I have abonded the MUST UPDATE OS school of thought.

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Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

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Re: Ok if QNX could do it why not linux?

Run an emulator to run an emulator!! Bluestacks for windows is android on your desktop. :D

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Panasonic to build Toughbook-style smartphone

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penetration is the problem

I have NEVER, not even once, seen a Panasonic phone in north america. They have made some sexy phones over the years and nothing has ever landed here. Probably tough to make money when your product isn't on the shelf.

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Happy

Re: Where have I seen those colors before...

They can't sue. Apple invented 'colours on an electronic device' just check with the USPTO it's all there

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PEAK APPLE: 'iPhone sales STALL' at first sniff of fresh droid competition

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Re: Contradictory reports

It is only in north america that Apple sells to massive isheep herds. In every other corner of the globe (where people truly do have independent intelligence) their sales are rightfully plummeting.

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NASA to flip ion engine's 'OFF' switch after brilliant 5.5 year burn

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Re: If you're going into deep space you'll be using nuclear power

Nuclear is the answer, however not in the rtg form. The stirling engine is more efficient, and is said to be the answer (if perfected for radioisotope energy and years in deep space)

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Galaxy S4 way faster than iPhone 5: Which?

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Re: @ dazed&confused

Hey asshat

My 2009 yes thats right 4 years old gateway has a 1920x1200 screen and a badass graphics card. LONG before apple.

And what's this SAMSUNG ativ q ??? Is that 3200x1800??? Dual booting windows AND android? That would suck to own

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Review: Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock

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Re: *sigh*

absolutely.. I have been running esata externals for years, on SATA1 1.5 Gbps links and always see data transfer rates averaging 70MB/s with fairly crappy drives. No way on earth could I justify this upgrade at this cost.

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larokus
Stop

woah woah wah

My 2009 gateway laptop is 16:10 1200p basically 'retina' far before the macbook pro was. Do some fact checking. 'retina' is marketing speak not breakthrough technology.

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Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Don't be upset by your down votes. They came from men in low-hanging skinny jeans. I use the term men loosely

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Re: Skins?

Yes I remember doing that on symbian. You can also install 3rd party skins on android with any CM or AOSP rom.

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Stop

So people buy iOS devices not THINKING it is superior??

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