Question:What EXACTLY was wrong with VP8? I'll be the first to say it couldn't replace flash (neither could H.26x as both AFAIK suck at animation) but while I haven't seen many videos use VP8 I have to say that videos with flash+VP6 used less cycles than H.264 while having decent picture quality so what went wrong with VP8?
Also does anybody know of any free and easy to use encoders for VP9? That was the problem I had with VP8, no easy to use encoders, whereas there are plenty that will do VP6 in a flash wrapper. If they want anybody to use VP9 there needs to be some free encoders that are drag and drop simple but so far I haven't seen anybody here talking about encoders which makes me think there aren't any outside of Google HQ.
That is fine if you are on Linux, if you are on Windows? Do NOT use Firefox. I'm sorry but its security is fricking terrible on Windows. I'd argue even worse than IE and I have seen many a bug like the "Yahoo Porn Bug" I wrote about in my journal that will ONLY work on FF, again not even IE lets it run but FF will happily let it rip.
So please if you are on Windows and want this use Chromium, or stick with one of the browsers based on it like Chrome, SWIron
Sorry that I am in the middle of something and don't have time to use my shitty Google fu to muddle through until I could find you the link but last I checked the conviction rate for those that defended themselves? 89%. Those that had a public pretender? 94! And those that could afford a lawyer had a hell of a lot lower number, something like 65%.
So I'm sorry but several years of moonlighting for a bail bondsman let me see how this shit works and a public pretender is there to make the STATE have an easier time,NOT YOU. hell I saw cases where even I could have got them off because the cops made so many rookie mistakes, what did the public pretender say? Plead guilty. That is ALL they say, all they will EVER say, because they work for the STATE and NOT you.
Why, so we can have another half assed Flash wannabe?
Look I'll be one of the first to stop installing flash on new builds but when and ONLY WHEN you can show me an actual flash REPLACEMENT, not some half assed "solution" that is anything but! First we had H.264, which didn't support animation or games, sucks twice as many cycles as a flash/spark or flash/vp6 at the same quality, in fact most H.264 videos will be a fricking slideshow on systems that will play flash just fine, and then of course there is the patent minefield (that Google refuses to indemnify their users against so you are on your own if MPEG-LA comes a knockin') that made H.264 a non starter for a lot of uses.
So far every. single.thing. that has been touted as a "flash killer" has been worse in every single metric,CPU,RAM,features, the only ones it has shown a benefit to are those pushing appstores like Apple, because the "solution" can't play games or have apps made of it which locks you into their appstore. Show me a replacement that actually does what flash does and uses the same amount of resources flash uses? I'll be happy to sing its praises. But so far all I've seen is half assed solutions that IRL aren't solutions at all.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought Nvidia had joined in supporting OpenCL so things were gonna be heading in that direction?
That said its probably smart for Intel and AMD (who i read will soon have their hybrid X86/ARM and ARM+Radeon chips out) to concentrate on the server space as X86 chips have been so insanely powerful for the last several years the consumer and SMB markets has more power than they know what to do with. The simple fact is the software just hasn't kept up with the hardware so you have all these multicores just twiddling their thumbs, and why would you buy faster when you aren't even stressing the one you have now?
At least in the server space those guys can always use more speed per watt and their programs aren't as single thread heavy as the consumer and SMB space is, so its a smart move.
So make up a bullshit account. I have several friends that feel the way you do and so have made bullshit accounts, one has himself listed as a girl named Debbie who lives in Dallas (the old guys will get the reference) and another has some shit like he is a weightlifter from Idaho named Hans Tuber or some such stupid pun.
Personally the only thing my FB has is my name and the only people that ever contact me through FB are a couple of former classmates that send me an FYI on what's up with some of the guys we used to run around with so i honestly do not care, if any NSA goon was to look through my FB he would probably fricking die of boredom and all you would learn from looking at the sites that use my FB for log in is that I tend to favor tech and PC gaming...uhhh duh? that description fits something like 35% of the males under 50, really not gonna get any insight from that clue Kojack.
It seems more like a way to push these services that aren't popular by ringing the "free as in freedum!" bell but without having any reason at all to switch OTHER than "free as in freedum!" and we have seen how well that has worked in the past.
If it doesn't make encrypting the contents as easy as pushing a button then all you are doing is switching one network for the NSA to snoop for another network...for the NSA to snoop. And one that won't have anybody you give a shit about talking to using so will be fricking worthless. There is a REASON why everybody used MySpace followed by Facebook and in a year or two something else, it is called the network effect and until something reaches critical mass you can wave your free flag all day long, nobody is gonna care.
Could somebody use all this NSA snooping stink to make a new network? Sure but to do so you'll have to 1.-Make encryption incredibly simple, 2.-Make the website or software as easy to use or easier than Facebook. That is gonna be a pretty damned tall order as i have seen computer illiterate people use FB, these people couldn't burn a CD or find the control panel but they can type Facebook into the blue E and get that going, and so far I haven't seen anybody come up with that which will be strong enough to keep out the NSA while also being simple enough the masses can use.
I'll throw in my own anecdote. I live in a college town that has grown by a good 35% in the past decade, how much has the cable and DSL expanded in that time? NONE, zero fricking feet! And before someone says I'm exaggerating nope, I know the subcontractor that does the cable and the manager of this area's DSL and neither have laid a single foot of new line, they ONLY replace broken line,why? Both the DSL and cable has cherry picked all the neighborhoods they want and in the case of DSL I was told they are purposely letting things go to shit so they can force more people on their crazy priced wireless phone and data plans.
This fucked up situation has distorted the entire area, you'll have rows of nice buildings that stay empty while the price of an apt across the street in a shittier building reaches insane prices all because you can get Internet in the shitty building, all you can get across the street is dial up. Speeds are pathetic, most getting sub 6Mbps on cable and the dialup? If you hit 3Mbps you should probably make an offering to the gods for getting their blessing and as i said with the DSL their answer to every complaint is WILL NOT FIX, followed by an attempt to sell you a cellphone data plan.
Yeah well you sir are a very rare bird in the USA, at least from what I've seen. I've lived in several states across the south and if you can get double digit you are lucky, with the average being between 3 Mbps-8 Mbps. Also you find out quickly that not only are the ISPs simply bleeding existing customers for higher profits they sure as fuck ain't spending a dime on adding customers, much less adding capacity to those they already have. Hell when I was there several spots in Nashville couldn't get better than sub 1Mbps DSL if they were lucky, a few places could only get dial up.
Like everything else in this country once you get to duopolies and monopolies development stagnates, all their money is spent on lobbyists to make sure nobody can compete with them, and the customers get to pay ever higher prices for ever worse and more capped service. Welcome to Amerika, where we pay lip service to free markets but in reality its as rigged as a game of three card monty.
The oil market is as rigged as any other thanks to futures trading and how those at the top have the ability to influence the market with HFT which Joe Average will never have access to. As for dope dealing? That is ruled by the gun, same any other illegal market, so it all comes down to who can hire the biggest goon squad, see large parts of mexico controlled by the cartels for an example. Again Paco isn't gonna rise to become a rival to the cartels just by selling his product cheaper and providing a better service as the goon squad will just pop a cap in his ass.
I'm sorry but I once spent over a month arguing with a VERY well educated libertarian and he finally had to admit that "while there is currently NO FREE MARKETS that doesn't mean the theory isn't sound" and as I retorted Star Trek communism has never been implemented either, doesn't mean the theory isn't equally as sound. At the end of the day whomever gets there first WILL begin rigging the market to cut down on competition, that is because humans are greedy douchebags and there is NEVER such a thing as "enough". Again I can cite all of human history as an example, from the rise of the Holy Roman Church to the various empires to our own "greed is good" rigged all to fuck system which now gives 74c of every dollar to the top 5% and is climbing,
At the end of the day capitalism, like communism and fascism and every other ism, is doomed, not because of the idea, but because you will never get humans to not be greedy and fuck the shit up.
So Crossfire boards are NOT "gamer boards"? Because that is what you listed, except for the second one which only has a PCIe 1X which you just said would be worthless for this purpose.
BTW just FYI but you probably want to avoid Asus and Asrock for the next few months as they are merging and nobody knows WTF is gonna be the final result, whether they will keep the Asrock boards and just have Asus do the laptops, or maybe they will kill Asrock altogether and just have Asus or what. This is coming from someone who really likes Asrock boards and whose home system runs on Asrock but until they figure out WTF the final company is gonna be you should be warned you run the serious risk of buying a board that is quickly abandoned.