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Comment: Re:Easy of porting over is the key (Score 1) 179

by Ravaldy (#49139909) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

Some of the better tools are currently for Windows and MacOS. It only makes sense that they would only be available for those OSs since they are well defined and popular platforms. Linux for desktop has too much variability for them to offer a product that simply installs and works without question.

Comment: Re:Easy of porting over is the key (Score 1) 179

by Ravaldy (#49139497) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

You are speaking of closed devices correct (tables and phones)? Not desktop and laptop PCs as that's a whole other ball game. The article even states the complications with hardware optimization in Linux environments. Devices such as tablets and smart phones don't suffer the same versatility as desktop PCs hence the stable h/w configuration and drivers.

Comment: Re:Hello, search fragmentation (Score 1) 285

by Ravaldy (#49122899) Attached to: Google Knocks Explicit Adult Content On Blogger From Public View

I'm afraid it's a knee jerk reaction to always panic at the first sight of change. As long as internet as a whole is open (which it currently is), there will always be a place for any type of legal content. Keep in mind that I'm an idealist and have faith that if the authorities (which are also users like me and you) will always react to public outburst. Public outburst will only be of value when people actually take the issue at heart which isn't going to happen until all options have been annihilated.

Television is a great example. There used to be ridiculous amounts of censorship (right from the beginning). I believe it's in the 70s that people generating content started to push the boundaries forcing censorship rules to evolve to the new social standards. I think with the internet it's the opposite. There has been no censorship of mainstream content and these changes MAY be what is needed to bring Internet to an acceptable standard.

Comment: Re:Hello, search fragmentation (Score 1) 285

by Ravaldy (#49120825) Attached to: Google Knocks Explicit Adult Content On Blogger From Public View

I doubt it. The Google search will still find specialized web sites that offer said content. Blogger isn't the only service offering this adult content on the web.

Are there competitors out there? Yes. Will they eat up Google's hits? Maybe eventually. Bing currently is the only search engine showing a potential chance in eating a portion of their market and we have yet to see that become reality even after hundreds of millions having been invested into it.

There was a time where you had to go to the back room of the video store to get adult content. This was in place to keep it's content away from children's eyes and adults that didn't want any involvement with it. Separating said content from the rest of our daily searches is perfectly fine by me.

Comment: Re:Who really owns your graphics card? (Score 1) 32

by Ravaldy (#49096029) Attached to: NVIDIA To Re-Enable GeForce 900M Overclocking

From the manufacturer's standpoint it's more important to keep customer satisfied by keeping them within the realm of what they consider safe for the hardware and avoiding warranty issues. Just like anything you can buy, it is engineered within certain specs and when those specs are exceeded nobody knows for sure what will happen.

If I was NVidia I'd provide the option for enthusiast to overclock with their agreement that the warranty is void. Some companies (such as XFX) may charge more for a product and warranty modified cards but for the budget products there's no padding to cover for potential warranty issues.

For some reason overclocking enthusiasts expect computer components from behind dealt with differently than any other product out there. If you pull the engine out of your car, modify it, and then blow a head gasket, guess who will pay for the repairs? You.

Comment: Re:Technology can NOT eliminate work. (Score 1) 389

by Ravaldy (#49081819) Attached to: What To Do After Robots Take Your Job

Anyway, if we do create real AI, it will take the jobs of all the people it is intelligent as under the current capitalist system. How much of the wealth do we let the rich have before we say enough is enough?

I have though of that many times in my life and wondered what would happen. I suspect that by the time this is an issue the world will have changed significantly. Until then we continue working towards a better life.

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