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Comment: Give me back my Quad 4 (Score 1) 267

by Dukenukemx (#48024729) Attached to: Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

GM doesn't need to worry about Tesla. They have their own problems. All their cars look like Tonka toys and have the build quality of a Chinese iPhone knock off. They all use Vauxhall/Opel engines which are those stupid Ecotec engines. On the other hand their Corvette/Camaro's are awesome and with v8's can get nearly 30 MPG. Why hasn't any of that tech came down to their 4's which they decided to stick into nearly every car?

Can we just get back those Quad 4 engines? Why does a modern Ecotoc need 2.5L to produce the same power of a 2.3L Quad 4 W41 from 1990?

Comment: Use Linux (Score 1, Informative) 331

by Dukenukemx (#47688157) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Dead Is Antivirus, Exactly?

The biggest flaw with Windows is it's reliance on antivirus. No matter what computer system I install Windows onto, the antivirus software makes it slow. In some cases the antivirus software is worse than the virus itself.

Just use Linux. Not that nobody writes viruses for Linux, but your chances of getting one is slim. Also distros like Unbuntu/Mint/etc tend to update more then the OS itself. Update Manager will update Java, Firefox, Flash, and everything in between. Windows needs background programs to update the software in your computer, which is why so many vulnerabilities are left exposed in Windows machines.

Comment: Those damn laptops (Score 1) 337

by Dukenukemx (#47646883) Attached to: Microsoft Surface Drowning?

Probably is the Surface Pro is meant to be a laptop replacement while having tablet functionality. But as it turns out people are learning that tablets are intrinsically useless. But the Surface Pro suffers because of it's price. It's starting price of $800 gives you a Core i3 with 64GB of storage. This Acer laptop is also $800 but gives you a Core i7 with 1TB storage and a real graphics card made by Nvidia, cause you'll never know when Microsoft will actually bring their Halo games over to Windows. Why would you get a Surface Pro 3?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/...

Comment: Always buy popular phones (Score 1) 291

by Dukenukemx (#47501625) Attached to: Why My LG Optimus Cellphone Is Worse Than It's Supposed To Be

I was in the market for a qwerty phone myself and the F3Q seemed like the best one in the market besides the Photon Q and Droid 4, but those phones only work on Verizon I never rely on the software that comes with the phone, but what the community provides on XDA-Developers. If hardly anyone owns those phones, then don't expect too many roms. Then you're stuck with a dysfunctional phone.

Right now you have to stick with popular phones like Samsung Galaxy S2/S3/S4 and etc. Mainly because the community there is just thriving. I'm sticking with MyTouch4G Slide which is essentially dead with the community. People have moved on.

Comment: Transformers (Score 1) 251

by Dukenukemx (#38642408) Attached to: Video Games As Propaganda

I figured that out a long time ago. It seems that a lot of modern games and movies that are aimed at potential solders, seems to include a lot about American armies and how bad ass they are. If you've seen the Transformer movies, they were able to somehow involve the US army. As if that's the only army in the world.

Forget it, I'm playing Skyrim.

Comment: Wait just one cotten picking minute! (Score 1) 559

by Dukenukemx (#37529328) Attached to: Can Newegg Survive the Post-PC Future?

There's a lot of things people have to understand before assuming the inevitable world of ultra portable computing comes in to take over the computing world. Everything is not as it seems, and companies don't want you to see it any other way.

When was the last time you saw someone with a tablet? When was the last time you saw someone with a tablet that wasn't from Apple? The iPad maybe selling well, but not other tablets. HP gave up cause their tablets weren't selling, and BestBuy wanted HP to take them back. In fact, from what I understand is that only Apple has had successful sales of tablets. Everyone else is still trying to wonder why their tablets aren't flying off the self. This means that only Apples tablets are selling, and probably due to it just being an Apple product.

The ultra portable laptops are a result of people not needing the processing power of modern PCs, but why is that? About 10 years ago we really didn't need anything more then 1Ghz for web surfing, email, and word processing. Today, that hasn't changed. What did change is the gaming industry. When the Xbox 360 and PS3 took PC gaming away, so did the need for fast hardware. Most people game on their tablets, as most people did on their PCs. The difference is that no PC game today needs the latest and greatest hardware. If anything, you could use a PC from 4 years ago and still play games just fine.

If you build it, they will come. Make applications that need processing power, and you'll see people coming back to desktop PCs. I'd also have to wonder why we aren't building our own laptops? Their modular just like desktop PCs, but nobody has made a standard to build a laptop around. You know, like ATX for motherboards and cases in desktops.

Comment: Where's the freaking software? (Score 1) 661

by Dukenukemx (#32959614) Attached to: 4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?

I'd be more exited if applications took advantage of the cores. Would be nice if Firefox used more then 1 core. Would be nice if World of Warcraft used more then 1 core. I know WoW uses the second core for sound, but that doesn't count.

So many games, and so many applications should really use these cores, but they're not. We even have OpenCL which should make this easier, but nobody is using it.

Wireless Networking

Finland To Legalize Use of Unsecured Wi-Fi 151

Posted by Soulskill
from the it-turns-out-not-to-be-a-swedish-trap dept.
Apotekaren writes "The Finnish Ministry of Justice has started preparing changes to a current law that criminalizes using unsecured wireless hot spots (Google translation; Finnish original). The reasoning includes the impossibility of tracking unlawful use, the ease of securing networks, and the lack of real damage done by this activity. It is also hard for a user to know if an unsecured network is intended for public use or not. The increased ubiquity of legal, open networks in parks, airports, and other public places has also influenced this move by the Ministry of Justice."

Comment: Greeks still hate Turks, for a reason (Score 0, Troll) 531

by Dukenukemx (#32492444) Attached to: Turkey Has Reportedly Banned Google

If anyone wants to know how screwed up that country is, just ask any Greek, as they've been enslaved by them for 300+ years. They're trying to join Europe to gain the Euro, but Greece won't let them. Turkey was a country that cut off your hand for stealing. That was their version of a mistermeaner.

They haven't gone a long way from their past. In my book they're just as bad as North Korea, but America doesn't mind because Turkey helps them out in the middle east.

Comment: They thought this through (Score 1) 514

by Dukenukemx (#32466940) Attached to: Mixed Reception To AT&T's New Data Pricing Scheme

Doesn't anyone realize that AT&T did this in the correct sequence? First they raised the price of canceling from AT&T, if you're a smart phone user, which was June 1st. Now, they changed their data plans, which would obviously have pissed off smart phone users. What do pissed off customers do? They switch providers.

Customers can't switch because they'll have to pay $300+ for the cancellation fee. They probably won't switch because if you already have a unlimited data plan, it's still unlimited from what I understand. So this just makes new customers run away. I'm a T-Mobile user and I was thinking about switching, until all this bull crap started happening.

The Government should really stop this crap with all cell phone providers, as it's unfair to customers. Can't buy a smart phone, without being required to get a data plan. Canceling will cost an absurd amount of money. How can cell phone companies be competitive, when all they're doing is locking people into their service and changing contracts in order to suck more money away from customers?

What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.

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