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Comment: Here's why it's better than an S6 or iPhone 6 (Score 4, Insightful) 108

by CajunArson (#49744017) Attached to: Asus ZenFone 2 Performance Sneak Peek With Intel Z3580 Inside

Does the Zenfone have enough performance to get the job done in the real world? Sure.
Does the Zenfone win every benchmark? Nope.
Will the Zenfone be obsolete in 2 years? Yup.
Will the S6 and the iPhone 6 ALSO be obsolete in 2 years while at the same time costing a buttload more upfront? Yup.

And that's why the Zenfone is the winner.

Comment: Re:Please don't link Newsmax... (Score 2, Insightful) 686

by CajunArson (#49535547) Attached to: Except For Millennials, Most Americans Dislike Snowden

So you're saying that old people like Snowden and Millenials hate his guts?

Your summary dismissal of facts based on the source not being politically correct enough shows that you are very enlightened and tolerant.

During WWII, did your grandpappie tell his bosses to not trust that E=mc^2 crap because the guy who thought it up wasn't an Aryan pure blood?

Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 0) 174

by CajunArson (#49530797) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

It's also $40 cheaper, which translates into a savings of > 25% of the device price.

You want Ubuntu on the "non-crippled" version? Good news: If you are willing to pay the additional $40, you ought to be able to install Ubuntu because the same hardware (minus some RAM/storage) has already been setup to run Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:We all need to realize... (Score 2, Informative) 133

by CajunArson (#49492295) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

Meh.. this meme has been copy & pasted onto Slashdot over & over again since the 90s.

Guess what:
1. I can tell you exactly how much Intel chips will cost if AMD is noncompetitive or goes away entirely... they'll cost exactly what they cost now because AMD is already effectively out of the game.

  People forget that Intel is not only in heavy competition with ARM, but Intel is in perpetual competition with its own parts from last year and if Intel really jacks up prices they will simply lose business from people who don't upgrade.

2. You have a very selective memory when it comes to history. In the brief periods of time when AMD really had some form of a performance lead over the Pentium 4, their chip prices were as high or even higher than what Intel charges for its extreme premium parts now. FX-62 for over $1000... I'm looking at you.

  AMD isn't some angel, it just doesn't have the opportunity to be the big dog very often. Additionally, even when AMD isn't the top dog they've charged whackjob insane prices for chips... $900 FX-9590 launched in 2013 as some sort of bad-joke, I'm looking at you.

Comment: Re:Employees can play? (Score 3, Informative) 342

by CajunArson (#49469997) Attached to: Allegation: Lottery Official Hacked RNG To Score Winning Ticket

Of course. If you read more about the story, this guy setup a shell corporation in Belize that tried to claim the prize just before it was going to expire. He obviously knew that he couldn't walk in and claim the prize, but he thought he could get away with having this magical shell corporation claim it on his behalf and that it wouldn't get back to him.

Comment: That's what they WANT you to believe! (Score 1, Funny) 142

by CajunArson (#49397001) Attached to: TrueCrypt Audit: No NSA Backdoors

Where's the fun in there not being any nefarious evil backdoors??!?!?

How am I supposed to feed my narcissistic persecution complex that the NSA is focusing billions and billions of dollars of resources just to spy on me and me alone when they can't even put a backdoor in TrueCrypt??!?!?

Comment: Re:The travel ban is usurpation. (Score 0) 41

by CajunArson (#49392175) Attached to: As Trade Restrictions Crumble, Airbnb Offers Rooms In Cuba

"On issues that the constitution is silent, the feds can do what they want."

And now we know Obama's handle on Slashdot... I seriously hope you don't think you know the first thing about the constitution, and if some "professor" taught you that then the professor is an idiot too.

Comment: Rather bizarre statement... (Score 0) 42

"As happened in America, the concentration of power will force up legal costs, punish small European companies, and benefit large patent holders."

Really? The vast majority of patent trolls are typically very small entities that like to sue BIG companies for one obvious reason: Big companies have deep pockets.

I am aware of larger patent troll outfits that act as fronts for larger companies too. However, they are an exception not a rule and guess what.. they are also typically suing big companies but are used as a proxy so one big company doesn't have to sue another big company directly.

Comment: SPIR-V makes this more interesting (Score 1) 31

by CajunArson (#49379671) Attached to: Developer of 'Banished' Develops His Own Shading Language

The good news is that with new standardized intermediate representations like SPIR-V in Vulkan, this shading language can compile down to the same IR that GLSL/HLSL/etc. use so there's more flexibility on the programming language side while maintaining compatibility with the graphics API.

Comment: Yeah, let's play madlibs (Score -1) 760

First half of this rambling, incoherent response:

Conclusion: Good because Jews.. uh, I mean "rich evil 1%ers! I used the politically correct code word!" have it coming for some reason and treating people equally under the law is racist.

Second half of this rambling, incoherent response:
People should be treated Equally!* Look at all the repression of some people just because of who they are! We need to get whitey** because SOCIAL JUSTICE!!

* Not really, what he's really saying is subtle racism that's common amongst white-elites who "know what's best" for the underprivileged: Assuming black people are literally too stupid to follow the same rules as everyone else.

** Hey Asians guess what: You're now white so it's impossible to discriminate against you! Congratulations in your new status within our new race-based groupthink hierarchy!

Mad-lib time:
s/rich/black/g from the first half, and all of the sudden discriminating against blacks is now good... The only difference is that the author started out with preconceived bigotries (rich = inherently evil, black = always innocent and oppressed) and applied twisted logic to come to the conclusion he wanted. The only difference between the author and most Klan members is that they apply the same illogic to a different set of bigotries.

We are all dumber for having read this post.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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