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Comment Not sure this too valid (Score 1) 170 170

Not after playing with Win10 for the last day and a half. This isn't running smooth at all, the app store is down more than it's up (fair enough, everyone will be hitting it hard for updates, but even so, timeouts for this? odd for MS to not have the machine/bandwidth, unless it's others trying to mess MS about). At this point, to just have a box that plays games without having to fix windows permissions/dcom/registry tweaks, and connect upto the gaming rig that's doing nothing but run steam? I'm tempted.

Comment Re:Yeah, be a man! (Score 4, Insightful) 598 598

And without him to show up the lies, there'd be a huge procession of insiders lining up to say that what he released wasn't actually true. The spin would go into full force and 2 years from that date, 99% of citizens would believe he stole fake information and that there was no spying on everyone.
Wasn't sure about him fleeing at first, but the amount of trash thrown at the wall to try and stick, only to be proved wrong by him later revealing further leaks proved what was going on, showed he did the right thing for the people to stay outside the reach of the US law. One day he'll get a medal, but it'll be awarded posthumously.

Comment Re:The important details: Slower and over 540$ (Score 1) 75 75

Totally. I'll be running Titan X on my gaming rig, but a small NUC/media/remote to stream box? Sure, tweak up the gfx a bit for lightweight gaming. Having this as the 'bottom end' of gfx, will at least let game devs know what's likely to be out there for the huge amount of dell boxes being shifted. I'm also curious how having these sorts of gfx chips will let DX12 + higher end gfx card work. Can they add a few extra frames per second without judder?

Comment Re:Shocking (Score 1) 256 256

What's the law agency above an Attorney General? This seems to be a fairly clear corruption case surely? Why WAS this AG following orders from the MPAA? Was monies given to him for.. election? (dunno how it works, I'm a Brit). And if there's not a state law on these kind of shenanigans, surely there has to be something higher up? No idea what law technically is being broken here, but if this had gone through, Billions knocked off Google's stock price, who could they sue over this? Or is that why it was being done this way, as the AG is immune from lawsuits?

Comment For real damage, why just a gun? (Score 1) 216 216

Someone/somewhere will put a large firework on a drone and fly it around. Then someone will put firecrackers. Then someone will put a grenade/IED. Kinda inevitable, bad guys will put bad things to kill people. A drone can get further range than throwing. Rockets work but can you get them into the spot you'd want to take someone out? Only surprise to me is if Hollywood hasn't done it yet. They've shown it a few times with a radio controlled toy car (Dead Pool I think).

Comment Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 25 25

Good point. I've dabbled with some Google Glass on hardware that was a bit below spec, and the most I've managed is 20 minutes and then I need to lay down on the floor in a dark room and wait for everything to stop spinning/warping slightly. Faster response helps, but it's still there, so the VrV % is an excellent thing to bring up. I used to play Doom a LOT and get Doom Dreams with that movement. Other games don't seem to mess things up for me, but always suffered badly from sea sickness if I can't see the horizon, wonder if there's some 'focus point' that VR can get we can always have as that point that's stable to help with this kind of nausea. Hmm.

Comment Re:Snowball effect (Score 4, Interesting) 469 469

That's it, it worked, and the license let it pop up on a few CD cover discs with no hassle. At the time, we were a SCO Unix house, solid, worked, no complaints but the cost wasn't trivial. Still, worked and worked well. Messing about we looked at other unix things, one was.. (going off memory now) MKS Unix I think it was. And... can't recall the other, some 99 quid one that was also rough around the edges. Now, Linux was free, no 'get in touch for commercial reasons' and within a couple of weeks, we got an updated version. The other cheapo unixes we looked at had problems and didn't look like they were being fixed quick. Loading up all our code, and doing a make... it worked. It all flippin worked. Was /really/ scary to see that the compiler was very decent, the headers all included, if it DID need any tweaks, they were so inconsequential that we knocked them out in minutes. Bosses were impressed, but worried about support, and that's why as a company we didn't go official, but all of us said "this is going to dominate one day, it works and works well". But overall... availability/cost was the thing that got us looking at it. Plus, compared to other unix versions, it felt very similar to SCO in it's layout at the time (at least Slakware did, Yggdrasil had better gfx support for the cards I had at the time (Trident...? maybe?) but Slackware was very familiar. Though I'd not have ever expected that one day I'd be lugging a phone around with me that ran Linux at it's core.

Comment Re:Alternative to batteries (Score 1) 281 281

I was used to this when living in the UK. Moved to the US, got the pool filtering 80% of the time at night, turned on the washing machine at night, after a year of this, wife asks why I do all this at night. "electricity is cheaper at night" "is it?" "of course...wait. maybe, lets ask your brother, he works for the power company" /askBrotherInLaw "hahahahha! No! we managed to get that killed quickly, some people tried it, and we can offer that if you /really/ want, but we stack it up so much, that you'll never make a return on the investment for all the equipment you need to plug in for a big building (and we don't offer it to regular consumers, only big office buildings that beg, so, yeah,not a chance. We've stacked it to cost you so much more than regular electricity rates" !So... that's great.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. -- Albert Einstein