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Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 159

by CajunArson (#48833971) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

In no way shape or form is Mantle "open".

Don't believe me? Go ahead and link to the online documentation that tells me how to make a triangle pop up on a screen using Mantle.... Go ahead I'm waiting.

That's not even taking into account the fact that Mantle works with Windows and uh... Windows.

Direct3D: Also not "open" but anyone with a working Windows installation can still write & compile programs that use Direct3D to do graphics without any further licensing needed, and Direct3D is documented.

OpenGL: Actually is Open and if you keep up with the newer releases you'll note that a lot of the miraculous features promised in Mantle seem strangely similar to features that were already available in OpenGL.....

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1, Insightful) 159

by CajunArson (#48832607) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Pray, could you tell me about how Intel "illegally" pounded ATI -- you know, the discrete graphics card company -- into the ground illegally? I know that way way back in the day, long before AMD's very ill-advised $6 Billion boondoggle buyout -- that Intel tried to launch a discrete graphics card, but it didn't go anywhere and didn't seem to phase Nvidia, AMD, or 3dfx (yes, it was THAT old) in the slightest.

P.S. --> If Big Bad Intel was really that Big & Bad at "pounding" AMD, then where did AMD get that $6 Billion for a massive buyout of ATi in the first place??

P.P.S. --> Why is it that Nvidia, ARM licensees, and everyone else seem to have no fear of Intel, but whenever it comes to AMD the only thing we hear are these made-up persecution fantasies? Is everyone else... or maybe is it just AMD?

Comment: Get in your 2 minutes of hate now! (Score -1, Troll) 872

by CajunArson (#48819127) Attached to: Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Pope says Global Warming Bad! Enact Ecotopia now!
Slashdot Crowd: Pope agrees with our preconceived notions, GOOD! All that crap we say about how anyone religious should just STFU and die*? We take it back!

* Exception for Muslims of course since we love to call all Christians evil barbaric murders but are too chicken to do it for the "religion of peace."

Pope says: Freedom of Speech should be limited!
Slashdot crowd: Religion is EVIL! STFU AND DIE POPE!!

Good Atheist Liberals: Basically agree with the Pope but couch their censorship argument in politically correct terms like "cultural diversity" and the fact that Muslims are a "poor oppressed minority"

Comment: Success rate of 0% (Score -1, Flamebait) 152

by CajunArson (#48799727) Attached to: Chinese Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around the Moon

"The Russians have always understood that a space station is nothing more than a prototype of an interplanetary spaceship."

Given the fact that Russia has never managed to even get an unmanned probe working successfully on Mars -- much less even gotten a manned mission to orbit the Moon -- maybe they should realize that the "prototypes" they've been building for over 40 years haven't been too successful.

Oh, and oil just crashed... have fun paying for all that with your Putin Pictures -- uh, I mean "rubles".

Comment: Re:Too many here pretend Ds and Rs are the same (Score 0) 496

by CajunArson (#48797599) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

Thank non-existent diety that NASA is currently run by Atheist/Islamic bootlickers then!

I mean, NASA is so much more capable today after we implemented the anti-religion tests compared to those dark-ages of the 1960s!

I mean, can you believe that one of those primitive cave men EVEN READ FROM THE BIBLE without being decapitated ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E... )

Now, it would be just fine with use brave, completely even-handed and rational Atheists if he had read from the HOLY Q'U'R'A'N' (Obama Ackbar! ISIS is misunderstood!) but the Bible? That's sacrelige!

We are SO much better off with today's NASA than that relic from the '60's! Don't let that evil Ted Cruz take us back to the DARK AGES!

Comment: Of course it's Settled Science (Score -1, Troll) 496

by CajunArson (#48797395) Attached to: Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

After all, apocalyptic Global Warming made exclusively by evil white racist Republicans -- oh but I repeat myself --- is a proven scientific fact and anyone who disagrees is just an infidel -- uh I mean "right wing religious extremist denier scum".

Why waste government money studying Settled Science (TM)?

Comment: Dupe of Story from 1860 (Score 0, Troll) 117

by CajunArson (#48756195) Attached to: The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools

This is just a dupe of a story from 1860 with a few minor details changed. Here's the original:

"The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Labor For Georgia Plantation Owners"

The Cotton Plantations across Georgia have a luxury that most Oligarchs could only dream of â" access to about 2,800,000 slaves and a private labor ownership that they an always count on. The private labor configuration allows the perk of not focusing on wages. "Our local overseers even take some pleasure in telling pesky northern labor representatives, 'If you can beat free, then I'm willing to listen.' That tends to shut down most conversations," writes Slave Management Specialist Curt Carver, who explains how the free labor is now becoming an educational equalizer across the South. In 1861, Georgia school districts are expected to have a 33-fold increase in free labor available to them through selective breeding. "This will help to flatten the state. No more haves or have-nots in terms of labor going into the cotton fields."

Comment: No.. they really haven't (Score 3, Informative) 136

by CajunArson (#48725127) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Linux Driver Catching Up To and Beating Windows

All that was shown here is that AMD's *OpenGL* drivers on Linux aren't too far off from AMD's *OpenGL* performance on Windows.

Considering that AMD's OpenGL Implementation on Windows is kind of a joke compared to D3D, and considering that AMD is now even dumping D3D in favor of its proprietary* Mantle platform, this article basically proved that AMD's Windows OpenGL support is also lacking badly.

* Before anyone says Mantle is "open": AMD's executives promised an SDK published by the end of 2014... didn't happen. AMD has made zero efforts to make Mantle work on any OS other than Windows... hell, while DX11 ain't an open standard at least I can go online and get docs on how to write a program using DX11 and make it work on Windows... you can't even do that with Mantle!

Comment: Re:How can the world be warming if it's cold in Oh (Score 1) 560

by CajunArson (#48720077) Attached to: 2014: Hottest Year On Record

Good, then I'm sure you'll be the first to debunk the accuracy of the anecdotal "evidence" for 2014 being the hottest year EVAR that is linked at the very end of this post.... oh wait I forgot:
1. Does weather make Global Warming sound real and/or scary? WEATHER == CLIMATE

Comment: Re:ROM (Score 2) 163

by CajunArson (#48662165) Attached to: Thunderbolt Rootkit Vector

No, by definition he's right: It's tough to overwrite a READ ONLY MEMORY . Of course, the firmware in the Mac isn't actually stored in a true ROM but in an EEPROM or some other solid-state memory that can be overwritten. So the article is incorrect or misleading to call that chip a ROM.