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Comment Re:Will others follow suit? (Score 1) 89

> Oh yeah totally doable for non comp.sci majors.

It depends on the quality of the build scripts really.

It's like the software quality of ANYTHING. Either the developers decided to put in the time to make the software robust and reasonably easy to use or they didn't.

The fact that you might have to type some bog standard commands that haven't changed in 20 years is really not the issue.

Comment Re:Devs continue to develop for these gimped thing (Score 1, Insightful) 121

Oh please, that strawman was debunked ages ago, its no different than the *.A.A claiming that piracy cost them more than the GDP of the planet! All one has to do is look at the incredible mountains of cash valve is generating without putting out new AAA titles in years to see PC gaming is a HUGE money maker and that users do not mind DRM if its not intrusive always online horseshit like UbiSuck.

No lets cut through the bullshit, shall we? The REAL reason that you see so many developing for consoles is that console users are easy to fuck and fuck hard, end of story. They can keep the prices jacked for FAR longer on consoles because they do not have to deal with a free market, with consoles they have a captive monopoly so they are the only game in town. With PC you have Steam and GOG and the Humble Bundles and Origin and UbiPlay and Greeman Gaming and Amazon, with PCs the users have a huge market to shop from and endless titles going back 30+ years so they don't have to put up with the "take it and like it" bullshit. Check a new title 3 weeks after release, where is it cheaper? PC. 3 months? PC, 6 months, a year, 2 years? PC, PC, and PC, simply because if you don't compete? You ain't getting that money.

So don't give us the party line bullshit, its because of money alright, its because they can royally fuck console users and they have no choice but to bend over and take it.

Comment Re:Summary is so broken (Score -1, Troll) 121

Are the console OSes really so primitive that they cannot handle these things without dedicated cores? Because I have an 8 core and despite the OS having much more to do i have zero effort doing any of the above while playing games and running plenty of background tasks. Considering the hardware of both consoles is really nothing more than an HTPC it seems kinda ridiculous that it cannot perform basic tasks that PCs have been able to do quite easily for ages with hardware that powerful.

Maybe somebody that actually works console dev can chime in with the inside scoop, how primitive are the OSes on these things?

Comment Re:Sputnik? (Score 2) 180

Sputnik in fact was an AFTERTHOUGHT.

The Russians had a single unified ICBM effort and they decided to just "put a cherry on top" as it were. American leadership was much less in a panic about it than the general public. Eisenhower also liked the idea of setting the precedent of allowing sat overflights as the US was priming to put up spy satellites.

Comment Re:AMD (Score 0) 196

AMD socket AM1, end of story. We're talking a quad core with Radeon graphics for $50 and you can get AM1 boards for $30. Slap in a 4GB stick, the cheapest case with PSU you can find (because the chip maxes out at 25w so any PSU will do) and a cheap HDD and voila! You have a pretty powerful HTPC or office box for sub $150, sub $130 if you shopped around.

Comment Re:15 years old? (Score 1, Insightful) 385

...and even then, you can only do what's feasible. "Environmentalists" really get nasty when you rain on their parade with things like facts. If you have (or are getting) a STEM degree, you are likely to get shunned. They don't even like people with a proper science or engineering background at the EPA.

People with an agenda don't want to be bothered with pesky issues like reality.

Comment Re:The PC is for job search (Score 1) 196

Plus not everyone is interested in using their PC as an expression of how much money they have to waste (or rather don't). Some people just view the PC as a tool to get shit done. As long as it gets shit done, it doesn't matter how fancy it is or whether or not it can impress some random loser you've never met and never will.

Comment Don't go with skylake DDR4 (Score 0) 196

You can still get Haswell with much cheaper DDR 4. Haswell is faster than Skylake per IPC clock cycle. Haswell i3/5/7 4xxx still is the benchmark king for non multi threaded loads. If you are looking at a dual core system then skylake and DDR 4 high bandwidth ram won't be much of a use.

If you want multi cores for database/VM stuff for cheap look into AMD.

Even though I own an i7 I highly recommend AMD for tight budgets as their EFI bios does not lock out virtualization and you can get 6 and 8 core systems for about the same price as an i3?? Sure the IPC for single threaded apps is not all that great but for running GCC, Mysql, and VMWare Workstation/Virtual Box that load works well with skylake and AMD systems. Guess which is more value.

I assume you run Linux to do these things so a pentium is not good as gcc can be run in parallel and everyone who is someone in the sys admin world runs VM's with custom linux applicances like pfsense, turnkey linux lamp stacks and so on for training.

But if you are rich and can afford $2,000 get an i7 skylake and raid 0 SSDs. Awesome performance for these taks

Comment Re:What about the children!?!?! (Score -1, Troll) 164

> At what point do people need to take responsibility for their actions or words?

The point at which they actually do real harm.

A bunch of butthurt SJWs getting upset enough to form a lynch mob is not sufficient justification.

The irony here is that it's the SJWs that are out to do something resembling a real crime here.

The solution of this problem is trivial and is left as an exercise for the reader.