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Comment: Re:Recycling Personalities (Score 1) 445

by Nyder (#46734525) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

People move on with their lives, maybe you should? The bills from the Obama administration will dwarf the minor fraction of debt that was from the Iraq war.

You're right. We should let everyone out of jail because they are no longer the person that did the bad stuff and have moved on with their life.

Comment: Re:And the attempt to duplicate their efforts resu (Score 1) 445

by Nyder (#46734503) Attached to: Commenters To Dropbox CEO: Houston, We Have a Problem

The world is far better off with Saddam's regime being replaced by a democratic government.


Actually no it's not. See Saddam kept the terrorists out of Iraq. What happened when we got rid of him? Suddenly Iraq was terrorist training central.

Explain to me how that was better for the world?

Comment: Re:What graphics card will be enough? (Score 2) 85

by Nyder (#46734485) Attached to: <em>Civilization: Beyond Earth</em> Announced

Is the NVideo GTX TITAN Black or Radeon R9 295X2 going to be enough GPU for the game? Will I have to 3-way SLI or CrossFire them? It seems all the last Civ games have really pushed the graphics envelope which never made much sense to me since I find them to be almost spreadsheet games. I love Civ (particularly 2 & 4), but the video requirements seem excessive. I remember buying a GTX 8800 for Civ 4, and GTX 580 for Civ 5.

I thought you were joking, but I think you are serious.

Civ doesn't push the graphics boundaries at all. You seriously thought you needed a GTX 580 for Civ 5? Runs great on my Nividia 285 from like 5 years ago. Currently I have a 460 in my main gaming machine and it has no problem pumping out high graphics at 1080p on modern games. I'm probably going to need to upgrade in a year or so when the next gen titles start coming out, maybe. But in the last 5 or so years, games have not taken advantage of the power of the graphic cards, except for a few exceptions.

Comment: Re:They might be right. (Score 4, Insightful) 137

by Nyder (#46712095) Attached to: Cuba: US Using New Weapon Against Us -- Spam

This is the level of brain-dead scheme that the CIA has pulled many times in the past, but it's just as likely that they're just getting overwhelmed by one incompetent spammer with a fat pipe...


Not sure how fat of a pipe you need to send roughly 17 text messages a second. But 300k text messages over 5 hours isn't really that much, unless they are going to a small amount of numbers. Must be running some old systems in Cuba.

Comment: Microsoft no show (Score 2) 117

by Nyder (#46674133) Attached to: The Verge: Google Is Working on a TV Box Of Its Own

I find it funny that MS has stated they want to be a dominate player in the living room entertainment and are once again no showing at the beginning of the fight for living room dominance. This is where the battle will be fought, not at the gaming console level I would think. While I would have to put money aside to get a Xbox One, PS4 or even a WiiU, a $40 TV on a stick I would consider picking up. $100 pricing isn't out of range, but wouldn't be as much as an impulse buy.

Oh, wait, windows 8. NM, stay out of the party.

Comment: Re:Not only for Tesla or videos (Score 1) 544

by Nyder (#46649653) Attached to: 60 Minutes Dubbed Engines Noise Over Tesla Model S

The solution? Manufacturers actually add speakers next to the engine, exhaust and inside the car. .../p>

Well, I hope they add speakers inside the car, makes listening to music easier. As for putting speakers next to the engine and exhaust, why would they do that? Does the engine & exhaust need to hear the music also?

I think think they would put a microphone next to the engine and exhaust and hook that to the speakers inside the car, or maybe give it special speakers. But I don't know, maybe your on to something....

Comment: Re:Fond Memories of the calculator watch (Score 1) 363

by Nyder (#46558891) Attached to: Google Tries To Defuse Glass "Myths"

Is it sad that I used to love my calculator watch? It probably is. But I can't even imagine wearing any watch anymore, much less something like the calculator watches I used to love...

Perhaps smart watches actually will do well because things are cyclical, and the time for super-bulky tech watches has come again. But since I already rode that wave, I'm sitting this one out.

I didn't need a calculator watch, but I still got one. Sort of like a tablet. I don't need one, but I wanted one and got one. And it has a calculator also! =)

My favorite was the pacman watch I had, able to play pacman on the go.

Comment: Re:My take on it. (Score 2) 147

by Nyder (#46543685) Attached to: Inside NSA's Efforts To Hunt Sysadmins

If you are a sysadmin, and you have a Facebook page, LinkedIn account, social-media-whatever thingmagajig or Slashdot account, the NSA may well come after you.

Remember: this is written in plain sight and the NSA created fake Slashdot account to get into Belgacom.

I am a sysadmin. I have a Slashdot account. Maybe it is time for me to say so long, and thanks for all the fish. What Beta was not able to do, the NSA did.

Ya, and admitting your a sysadmin probably doesn't help either.

Comment: Re:O RLY (Score 1) 259

by Nyder (#46524793) Attached to: Overuse of Bioengineered Corn Gives Rise To Resistant Pests

And the corporations selling this stuff cannot care less about it, all they care about is that we transition to patented and sterile seeds so we perpetually depend on them.

... if there was even the *slightest* risk of killing 7 billion people *why would you even contemplate it*?

Profit of course.

Comment: Re: Nice but pointless for me (Score 1) 377

by Nyder (#46499263) Attached to: Measuring the Xbox One Against PCs With <em>Titanfall</em>

Chuckle. Anyone who has been playing PC games ( and console games for that matter ) knows that within a month of launch, you can expect one or more patches to fix the product they rushed out the door to meet some deadline. Guaranteed.

I'm pretty much done with jumping through all the hoops for this. If you want to make it a pain in the ass just to play it, then I just won't play it. Pretty simple really.

Not that they care as they have legions of folks who are willing to put up with the BS to play at any cost, but in time they too will become jaded with the system and become ex-gamers as well.

Steam seems to have finally got it right in my opinion. I have zero issues with that platform now and the majority of my games come from there.

Then download the crack for it and don't use Origin. I never use Origin on any games that require it, because there is always a crack that will fix that.

"Regardless of the legal speed limit, your Buick must be operated at speeds faster than 85 MPH (140kph)." -- 1987 Buick Grand National owners manual.