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Comment: not honest (Score 1) 77

by PopeRatzo (#48898355) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

This is kind of a dishonest way for the food/chemical industry to try to push an agenda. Most people don't listen to the questions they're asked. They start thinking of an answer before the question has even been completely asked. I'll be most were really answering the question, "Do you support mandatory labeling of food that's been grown using intellectual property developed by companies that are famous for creating the world's most deadly products?" And the answer to that question about labeling of GMOs is always over 90% when the public is asked.

I can understand that faced with such overwhelming public sentiment for labeling that the chemical/food industrial complex would try anything to turn things around, but this is pretty underhanded. The fact is that consumers overwhelmingly want one little bit of information, as innocuous ask the little kosher "K" commonly on food labels. A simple yes/no to the question, "Does somebody own the intellectual property on the corn in this cereal?" is apparently so dangerous that the answer must be forbidden to consumers at all costs.

It can never be "pro-science" for information to be withheld from consumers. Even if that information is inconvenient to certain powerful corporations.

Comment: Re:Hey! I've been gypped! (Score 1) 123

by PopeRatzo (#48895951) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

How can you possibly remember all that? Are you maintaining some of these old industrial DOS systems? I can tell you from the top of my head what record label a rock song from 1970 was on, but I couldn't make an autoexec.bat or config.sys if you put a gun to my head without googling it. And I must have done it a thousand times back in the day.

Comment: Re:Hey! I've been gypped! (Score 1) 123

by PopeRatzo (#48895165) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

You don't drive your Ferrari around at max speed all the time,

I do in Need for Speed Rivals, which brings us full circle back to VRAM and nVidia trying to get those people who just bought Geforce 970s to start bugging their parents (or wives) for a GeForce 980 because goddamit, they promised 4gig VRAM and now I may not be able to play Arkham Knight on Ultra and that makes me feel awful.

Comment: Re:Well, it's more like they said... (Score 1) 123

by PopeRatzo (#48895145) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

Yeah, but what if you got that really good looking waitress from the Tilted Kilt to finally go out with you and you told her your car could to 200 and you drive out the Bonneville Salt Flats and it turns out your expensive car runs out of horses at 175mph and you're looking like the world's biggest douche?

How are you supposed to recover from that, huh? DAMN YOU nVIDIA!

Comment: Re: Hey! I've been gypped! (Score 2) 123

by PopeRatzo (#48895127) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

. Probably 99.9% of users don't have applications or hardware to use more than half of that VRAM anyways

Sure they do. People who are buying the 970 are either gamers or dopey bitcoin miners, and the top tier (and most of the middle-tier) of new games will use 4gig VRAM. Who knows about the bitcoin mining because that's all nonsense anyway. But I'll bet their little programs that they run using $1 of electricity to get 50 cents in bitcoins use every bit of that 4gig VRAM. Because they've got nothing but time to deal with bitcoin mining and GPU performance since they dropped out of grad school and now dad keeps insisting that they be looking for work but how can they do that when they're mining bitcoins goddamnit, which is the future of money and then they'll never need a job because they'll be the ones with all the money and dad's Roth IRA is going to be worthless, watch and see. And if they could just get they're hands on another $1500 (you know dad probably has it), they could really get this bitcoin rig humming and then they'd be spending $1 of electricity to mine 75 cents worth of bitcoins.

Gamers on the other hand (like me) paid for 4gig of VRAM to get more p's and more frames-per-secondses, and by god, we deserve to get 4 gig of VRAM.

Comment: Will it play Batman Arkham Knight? (Score 1) 111

by PopeRatzo (#48881145) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

My problem with this new card is, as far as I can tell it barely meets the minimum requirements for some next-gen games. Isn't the min req for Assassins Creed Unity like a GeForce 680?

The specs for all new games are out of whack with the latest generation of video cards. If you buy a $200 card, you should be able to play any game released in the same year (though probably not on Ultra).

I just don't want to pull the trigger on a $350 video card, but it looks like game devs are making that the entry level for AAA games.

Comment: Re:Probably sold out to CIA a long ago (Score 0) 182

by PopeRatzo (#48872565) Attached to: Moot Retires From 4chan

Because Adam Baldwin is pro-GG and Ratzo is very anti-GG so he probably thinks that while he can peddle his point of view it's a bit outrageous that people who disagree with him can do the same.

I keep slipping that stuff in there hoping /gg'ers will post replies under their account names. Like Lt. Aldo "The Apache" Raine, I like to be able to see my gamergators coming.

But I guess the shame factor prevents them from doing so. I can understand that.

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have. -- Ernest Haskins