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Comment Re:Android is where the money is (Score 0) 79 79

Their TVs actually rock.
I have yet to find a video file that Samsung TV cannot chew.
There are 3rd party widgets that turn it into amazing device, for instance using NetPlayer widget I connect to my enigma2 sat receiver over the network to watch sat TV, including, cough, pay tv.

2 year old tablet got upgraded too.

But I also have a printer that doesn't quite work (seems to be hardware thing though).
Oh well. Depends on device, I guess.

Comment Re:Android is where the money is (Score 0) 79 79

Well, it might be different in different countries.
My anecdotal evidence vs yours.
I've owned a Samsung NaviBot robot vacuum cleaner.
I've sold it on amazon to a moron who never cleaned it to a point it stopped working.
He sent it back to me claiming "it wasn't working from the beginning".
I've sent it to Samsung, they've kindly cleaned it up, and hopla, it worked again.
Well, for free.

My Samsung MP3 thingy (some ancient crap, 2Gb) stopped working, they've repaired it no prob. (PC software that accompanied it was horrible)

Comment Re:Problem with Samsung ... (Score 2) 79 79

That "visionary" thing... give me a break please... Seriously...

There are millions of companies writing crappier software (for internal use or not) than Samsung.
It's just, that kind of quality contrasts with the rest of it. One expects more from a company that holds leading position on a number of fronts.

Comment Re:Problem with Samsung being Android's "Tentpole" (Score 2) 79 79

Owner of S4 here, not sure what you are talking about.

Anyway, other than that, Kies (P|C Software) sucks and Samsung has terrible software record in my books. (starting with MP3 players, their SDK for TVs, ending with "Magic Info" crap)

Comment Nope (Score 1) 161 161

Well, from my personal experience (and I rarely get home without meeting at least a couple of bicycles) nope, it's quite an environmental hit, actually for two reasons:
1) I have to break and accelerate, which is apparent waste of resources (let alone my time)
2) My car (heh, old VW Golf) consumes about 6.5l per 100km on average, when I'm trailing bikes it's about 10l.

Most of the time I am not alone, it quickly grows to about 5-10 cars trying to outmaneuver the bike rider.

Anecdotal evidence aside, your statement about "driving slower is more effective" is plain wrong. Most motors have a sweet spot which normally is at 2000 rpm.

Comment AMD is rather small (Score 1) 81 81

AMD is rather small and short on resources (thanks for people not buying it and manufacturers not offering it even where it is very competitive, e.g. AMD Carrizo notebook chip, but whatever the reason is).

How could they afford spending much resources on like less than 1% of the market? (I don't mean Linux/Unix, I mean GAMING on Linux, does such thing even exist?)

Sounds like a waste to me.

On the other hand, they do embrace open/common standard thing wherever they can. (standard OpenCL vs proprietary CUDA, standard FreeSync vs G-Sync, sad they have nothing vs artificially locked down PhysX)

Comment Re:Women don't want the work (Score 1) 398 398

So. Women dislike guys like XopherMV. That's why they are underrepresented in tech jobs. OK, got you.

Also, we see that girls outperform boys (on average) on most subject, with math being one huge glaring exception, where boys manage to be of the top, most of the bottom (as usual) but also noticeably better on average.

What should we attribute that to? Is that social injustice again, somehow affecting only certain subjects? Is it some negative influence by XopherMV and the likes? Or maybe we can finally accept that different genders perform differently ON AVERAGE so diversity issues might actually NOT result from some kind of discrimination?

So that people should be hired based on merit alone, fuck eye color/race/gender/whatever and if numbers are skewed it doesn't necessarily mean, there is discrimination?

Comment Re:AMD doesn't have NVDIA's resources to throw aro (Score 1) 114 114

They are better than most people think. Figure how they got to power both Sony and Microsoft consoles.
Or how 290x beat Titan while costing several times more.

Sadly, that "oh, but they suck" attitude does hurt a lot. Try to find a notebook with IPS screen and AMD's Carrizo APU... =[

Comment Response to AMD's LiquidVR? (Score 1) 25 25

AMD's pioneering Virtual Reality technology is poised to bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications – from simulations, gaming, entertainment, education, social media, travel and medicine to real estate, ecommerce and more – for a whole new level of presence.

Comment A couple details here (Score 1) 138 138

Intel's CPU will be an option, but surely you can get it with AMD as well:

Fury X beats Titan X at many games at 4k resolution and even more at 5k.
Fury X beats 980 Ti (pre-emptive release by nvidia, that anticipated Fury X) at 4k, whit the same recommended price.

Now, these boxes will have to of Furys.

FuryX also has a nice "FPS cap" feature, which allows it to drop frequency to save power when you are beyond reasonable FPS (i.e. 90+, actual number depends on your taste).

Had they chosen to not allow Intel's CPU it would cripple it, but with i7 option, it's a great product.

Comment Re:Also lower power for performance (Score 1) 138 138

It depends.
According to anand, AMDs Jaguar was best in class perf/watt (and you bet perf/buck too) so no wonder it ended up in both Xbox/Playstation.

AMD has great notebooks chips (look at Carrizo) too, but nobody offers them, as in old "@HP we will give you our processors for free! No, thanks" times. I couldn't care less about i3 being faster in single core tasks, if its integrated GPU is so pathetic compares to AMDs and yet gaming is the only stressful task my notebook ever has.

Comment They actually support both. (Score 1) 138 138

FX-8350 isn't that bad compared to i7 4790k, but not at gaming.

Anyway, Intel CPU inside it will be ONE OF THE OPTIONS. AMD CPU configurations will also be available

We have Quantum designs that feature both AMD and Intel processors, so we can fully address the entire market.

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repainting. -- Billy Rose