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Comment: Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (Score 2) 100

by Luckyo (#48202861) Attached to: Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

It's completely fair to single out OCZ as related to JMicron controller and sandforce controller issues. All of these controllers had a large set of options which could be tuned by manufacturer. OCZ was known for tuning for pure performance, disabling all reliability related functions in controllers whenever it could give them even a little bit of more performance on benchmarks.

As a result they typically crushed others on benchmarks but drives had absolutely atrocious reliability. Business model was apparently to sell as much as possible so that massive warranty claims could be accounted for through growth. This business model failed and they went bankrupt.

Comment: Re:Fucking hell (Score 2) 209

by Luckyo (#48190387) Attached to: More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

I think the default animation time in windows 7 menus is 200ms. Or at least that's what ClassicShell claims it to be in advanced mode that lets you adjust the timing.

If they actually push animation time as far as you suggest, I think that would just become another reason why people will stick to 7. OS needs to be functional first and foremost. That's why 8 failed, vastly impaired desktop desktop functionality. Too pronounced/delayed animations would likely fall in the same category.

Comment: Re:Moral Imperialism (Score 2) 470

by Luckyo (#48190081) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Excellent. I think we should also throw the same book at all those women in possession of smutty image-featuring faux-rape novels. While at it, we should also prosecute every single store selling them.

Because you know, just because it's faux rape and just because so many women find it enjoyable, it's still clearly a way to satiate those urges to rape. Which is clearly something society finds unacceptable. So jail them all, the filthy criminals.

In real world on the other hand, definition of crime is usually something that has a victim. Of course, in puritan Anglo states, and especially that with for profit prison system of US, that doesn't apply. In there, crime is something that is used against weak people to extract profits from large tax pool. We've seen it with ridiculous child rape cases of two teens going to jail for "raping each other", and we're seeing it with people using drawings to satisfy sexual urges.

Frankly, I find the very notion of labelling this kind of activity a crime to be far more obscene than actual pornography, real or drawn.

UK deserves an honourable mention in this particular insanity, mostly because of its hysterical for-profit printed media that has been trumping up the pedo-scare all while the child rape numbers have been in free fall.

Comment: Re:Great, just in time for DX12... (Score 1) 54

by Luckyo (#48179707) Attached to: Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

DX12 is highly unlikely to become popular any time soon because of the whole 7 uber alles situation. At best, it'll be where DX10 was.

DX11 while popular is not mandatory for most games that come out. A lot of games still have separate DX9 and DX11 rendering paths. As a result, while you'll have to give up some bells and whistles you will be able to run the game just fine as long as you have DX9 rendering path available.

There are some games that require DX11. Those are usually latest and greatest that require decent hardware as well. But these are far from the most played games out there. Making a quick list of the few games I played during last month, several have both rendering paths (and in one, I actually use DX9 instead of DX11 because DX11 path is much more buggy), several don't have DX11 path at all, and one doesn't have DX9 at all.

Comment: Re:Let me FTFY (Score 1) 294

by Luckyo (#48171563) Attached to: Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

So in other words, the perfect society is the one where people have no power due to being individually too weak, and where only those with power get to call how much anyone can earn.

I think US actually moved away from that for a long while. You know, Eisenhower and his "freedom is about freedom from want" angle. It's only recently that pro-business propaganda succeeded in running the narrative in the direction you are angling it at.

Comment: Re:Bit slow today are you? (Score 1) 259

by Luckyo (#48167061) Attached to: "Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Ah yes, "notion that Irish economy is built on this loophole" strawman after I called you on your "debating properly is a bad idea" slip.
Rather understandable considering that you tend to lose most of your debates on merits here on slashdot because you tend to argue for an pretty badly defensible position.

Now if you only could quote were I suggested something even remotely like this. I'll wait.

Comment: Re:Meanwhile, for people who need a browser (Score 1) 67

by Luckyo (#48167049) Attached to: Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Emperor is still not wearing any clothes, and no matter how much you herald ACs are trumpeting about it, he's still out there, still naked, still ugly as fuck.

And hence, people are still leaving FF for any options available when they're not using FF on tablets. Because as of typing this, FF is no longer a desktop browser and hasn't been one for a while. Yes it can be installed on a desktop, but it's in no way, shape or form designed or optimized for desktop usage scenario any more.

Comment: Re:Not the same thing at all. (Score 1) 381

by Luckyo (#48167039) Attached to: How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

To be fair, it was about one mutation away from blowing up our current world order. Airborne virus with reasonably high lethality (for an airborne virus) among healthy population would be utterly devastating and largely unstoppable in modern world, and would collapse entire societies. As a result, I'm finding it hard to not justify the preparations for it. The risk was huge, and in relation to the risk, information and preparation was called for.

The problem is that our mainstream media tends to blow things out of proportion for profit, and as a result, very little of honest reporting was done on the topic.

Comment: Re:More mind numbing web based games? (Score 1) 67

by Luckyo (#48157631) Attached to: Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

To be fair, it would not be too hard to implement a game like FTL in flash. It's a text based adventure + static small scale RTS combat. All of these are done on much more complex level in flash today.

Probably easier than implementing it in bastardized version of javascript as was done here.

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