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Comment: Re:NX and SSE2 (Score 1) 188

by Jeff Flanagan (#47775675) Attached to: Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store Is Full of Scamware
They initially offered it in the store, and that buggy release crashed some PCs, including one of mine, on install. It then encouraged us to reinstall Windows from scratch, losing data, even though it was possible to recover back to Win 8.0 without data loss. It was a mess.

They later moved it to Windows update, where it automatically installed correctly even on PCs that were screwed up by the Windows store 8.1 release, so I think you're imagining something that's not the actual reason, and the real reason was to drive traffic to the nearly-useless Windows Store.

Comment: Re:Beyond what humans can do (Score 2, Interesting) 469

by Jeff Flanagan (#47765225) Attached to: Climate Damage 'Irreversible' According Leaked Climate Report
It's funny how delusional people like frikken lazers think that pointing out that he's in Republican alternate reality means that nuts are censoring his message. These AGW deniers are just as cracked as evolution deniers, and are often the same people. I hope he gets some professional help.

Comment: Re:Very subjective (Score 0) 381

by Jeff Flanagan (#47694977) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?
If someone is so crazy that they think a sky-fairy poofed the world into existence 5000 years ago, they might as well be a troll. Opposing viewpoints that are based in fantasy don't add anything to the discussion, and might as well be removed since all they do is remind us that there's a know-nothing subculture in America.

Comment: Re:Thank GOD (Score 1) 96

by Jeff Flanagan (#47650527) Attached to: Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets
4K video and pictures on a tablet would look amazing, and a 4K display could display text much more clearly than a 1080p one.

The only thing that makes 4K on a tablet less desirable than 1080p to me is that a tablet would need a much faster, and presumable power-hungry, graphics subsystem to drive all the pixels in a 4K display, especially for gaming.

Comment: Re:First post (Score 1) 266

by Jeff Flanagan (#47623389) Attached to: Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency
>The longer he waits, the more he proves that he's really not interested in the cause, just in himself and getting his 15 min of fame.

I just hope he realizes that America-hating blogger/grifter Glenn Greenwald conned him into committing a serious crime and ruining his life. If he still has delusions that he's some kind of hero as Putin's puppet, that's just sad.

Comment: Re:First post (Score -1) 266

by Jeff Flanagan (#47623331) Attached to: Snowden Granted 3 More Years of Russian Residency
>What Snowdon did was absoloutely morally the correct thing to do. He did it for his country and the greater good of its citizens.

That's pure bullshit, and indicates that you're totally overlooking his treachery because you liked to hear one small part of what he revealed. How are you OK with his exposing our legitimate activities spying on terrorists?

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955