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Comment: Re:Any idea what's the motivation to remove START? (Score 1) 516

by DudemanX (#47151249) Attached to: Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

No, it's not that bad because 95% of the programs I use all pin nicely to the taskbar. The 5% of obscure stuff I only run once every blue moon is easily invoked from either Win+R, Start->Search, or Start->click one extra button to see a full screen version of the same damn start menu from Win95.

If the new "Start Screen" or whatever it's called really impacts your productivity that much then you're over-reliant on it. I don't ever really even see the damn thing unless I want to check the info on the Weather app tile.

Comment: Re:Been a long time since I cared (Score 2) 181

by DudemanX (#46922337) Attached to: AMD Designing All-New CPU Cores For ARMv8, X86

I had an AMD486 80Mhz. It was cheaper than an i486 66Mhz and performed great. The Pentium had just come out at the time but was super expensive. I was able to find late model 486 board with PCI slots though and with the awesome value of the AMD chip was able to have a nice "budget" system for the time. It was even able to run Quake playably(a game which "required" the Pentium and it's baller FPU).

Comment: Re:Why I complained about the message to OKCupid (Score 1) 1482

by DudemanX (#46641965) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

So a browser the is perfectly secure and fast is OK to use even if someone is killed every time a click is made?

Uhhh... no. That would be an actual technological reason reason instead of a political reason. You're implying that every time I click a button in Firefox that it takes away a gay person's rights. Firefox is a web browser and an open source one at that. If you can look into the source and point out actual code that performs amoral behavior then get back to me.

The fact that you think empowering people to take rights away is ok is a different matter. I wonder if that's i you OKCupid profile?

Huh? I think what? You need to look up the word "fact". I'm pretty sure this guy doesn't have the power to take anyone's rights away. If he does, I certainly didn't "empower" him to do so. I said I don't agree with the guy's politics. I'm pretty sure I don't agree with the politics of most of the CEOs of the companies that make shit that I use. I'm guessing you probably don't agree with the politics of most CEOs either. How about you vet every political contribution from every CEO of every company you use products from and then stop using any products or services provided by the companies whose CEOs have a opinion you disagree with? I hope you enjoy crafting stone tools with your hands.

Comment: Why I complained about the message to OKCupid (Score 1) 1482

by DudemanX (#46635973) Attached to: OKCupid Warns Off Mozilla Firefox Users Over Gay Rights

I received this message when I went to the site last night. I immediately went to the "Contact" section to complain. The jist of the complaint said that while OKCupid and I may not agree with Mr. Eich's political views that it is an even more dangerous problem in government and society to let politics interfere with what is a technological decision(browser choice). I'm not saying Firefox is the best browser for everyone but it's the best browser for me. To be advocating against a particular technology based on purely political motives is a much more dangerous precedent than this simple civil contract matter which will probably be resolved nationally within the next 5 years. Let's encourage individuals, organizations, and governments to make more technological decisions based on merit instead of politics.

Comment: Re:Troi (Score 2, Interesting) 512

by DudemanX (#46611865) Attached to: Why <em>Darmok</em> Is a Good <em>Star Trek: TNG</em> Episode

Some of the Crusher episodes were good though like the one involving the solar shielding tech(which showed up in a later episode) and the one where everyone on the Enterprise keep disappearing. I'm assuming the awful one you refer to is the one from season 7 where she gets space raped by a ghost candle. The lesson here is that stories about women can be good when the writers give them stuff to do besides being space raped.

Comment: Article is crap and misses biggest feature! (Score 5, Interesting) 105

This is the chip that unites the CPU and GPU into one programing model with unified memory addressing. Heterogeneous System Architecture(HSA) and Heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access(HUMA) are the nice buzzword acronyms that AMD came up with but it basically removes the latency from accessing GPU resources and makes memory sharing between the CPU cores and GPU cores copy free. You can now dispatch instructions to the GPU cores almost as easily and as quickly as you do to the basic ALU/FPU/SSE units of the CPU.

Will software be written to take advantage of this though?

Will Intel eventually support it on their stuff?

Ars article on the new architecture.

Anandtech article on the Kaveri release.

Comment: Re:Consoles have DRM (Score 3, Informative) 182

by DudemanX (#44981429) Attached to: What Valve's Announcements Mean for Gaming

You've been able to add shortcuts to non-Steam games from within Steam since... oh... forever. I've got a shortcut to notepad in Steam that I rename whatever I want so people that I'm friends with can see shit like...

Dudeman
In non-Steam game
Nerdfest has full-blown AIDS

You can make shortcuts to any executable you want and name it anything you want. It's pretty cool.

Comment: Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 616

by DudemanX (#44938407) Attached to: Why Is Microsoft Setting More Money On Fire With Surface 2?

Agreed. Just imagine decent x86 Surface tablet with an AMD Jaguar based chip or that new Intel Atom with the Silvermont cores that is supposed to not suck. It probably wouldn't too be too difficult get something like that into that $400-$500 price range. Sure it couldn't be as awesome as the Surface Pro in other aspects either but the compatibility with desktop applications would go a much longer way to promoting the Windows 8.1 platform on the consumer end than the stupid RT.

If they really want to promote RT they need to make it like their OS software has always been up to this point. Start offering the software by itself and support it on third party hardware and allow us to install and play with on our Nexus and other tablet devices. They couldn't charge much (if anything) for it in this climate but do they want in the game or not?

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