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Comment: Re:Apple is like a posh handbag (Score 1) 206

by TuxThePenguin2205 (#47972209) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days
"My Note 3 has 3GB of RAM but due to all the shit Samsung and AT&T have stuck on the phone it only has about 1GB free." I Cant speak about AT+T firmware. But the Note 3 in UK (EE) a lot of the Samsung Apps aren't installed by default and only install if you select them from the app menu and others can be disabled ( which also un-installs any updates ). This is much better than the S3 which I rooted almost immediately to free space and remove apps. Also as the linux kernel is in use and it (rightly) tries to use all the RAM all the time. Apps you have closed may be cached etc. I think your complaint may be misguided to a degree. Though the bloatware and carrier restrictions seem much worse across the board in the US.

Comment: Re:Library (Score 1) 295

by TuxThePenguin2205 (#42489059) Attached to: Valve Reveals First Month of Steam Linux Gains
I like the parent posters have both the native and (several) wine installations. As games get ported I remove them from the wine installs and add them to the native client. At the moment I'm actively playing (thanks to the recent sales) Native: TF2, World of Goo, SS3:BFE Emulated: Skyrim , Deux Ex:HE, CS:GO, XCOM When the rest of the Source games get released I'm sure I'll be playing through HL2 again and possibly killing some more zombies with friends ( LFD 1+2 ) Also I'm running on Gentoo and the native client wasn't difficult to install though I'll certainly appreciate it once there are a selection of distro specific packages or some logic to simplify installs inside the main steam installer. Other family members have Mint installed and steam was trivial to install there.

Comment: Re:works here (Score 1) 180

Kinda works for me. Get root on Gentoo box Then everything stopped working within a couple of seconds. any programs started were auto killed and all networking stopped dead. I saw an kernel oops in the kernel ring log. a reboot was required to do anything useful. Linux mysystem 3.2.12-gentoo #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Mar 26 12:55:47 BST 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 970 @ 3.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 295.59 Wed Jun 6 21:19:40 PDT 2012

Intel Unveils 'Sandy Bridge' Architecture 163

Posted by Soulskill
from the better-faster-something-something dept.
njkobie writes "Intel has officially unveiled Sandy Bridge, its latest platform architecture, at the first day of IDF in San Francisco. The platform is the successor to the Nehalem/Westmere architecture and integrates graphics directly onto the CPU die. It also upgrades the Turbo Mode already seen in Core i5 and i7 processors to achieve even greater speed improvements. Turbo Mode on Sandy Bridge processors can now draw more than the chip's nominal TDP where the system is cool enough to do so safely, enabling even greater boosts in core speeds than those seen in Westmere. No details of specific products have been made available, but Intel has confirmed that processors built on the new architecture will be referred to as 'second generation Core processors,' and are expected to go on sale in early 2011. In 2012 it is due to be shrunk to a 22nm process, under the name Ivy Bridge."

Comment: Personal Favoirite (Score 2, Informative) 874

by TuxThePenguin2205 (#32086656) Attached to: Top 10 Things Hollywood Thinks Computers Can Do
The series 24 has been consistantly bad with the whole computer thing, comments about just "opening a port" etc. I also saw the worst peice of Product Placement on the show. It was around the 5th Season CTU was under attack from a hacker and an exchange along the lines of this took place. Technician 1: They're released a virus, we better do something Technician 2: Don't worry the Cisco Self defending Network should hold them for about half an hour.
First Person Shooters (Games)

Most Popular Free, Arena-Style FPS? 205

Posted by Soulskill
from the making-pixelpeople-explode dept.
anomalous cohort writes "I am a casual gamer. Go or Chess are my games of choice when I am up for a serious intellectual gaming challenge. Otherwise, I just want to blow off some steam in a free, arena-style FPS such as Alien Arena, Nexuiz, Sauerbraten, or Tremulous at the end of a long day. Either way, it is very rare for my gaming experience to exceed 30 minutes. The problem is that attendance for these games has dropped off over the years. Finding a game with about two humans and two robots is perfect for me and very rare these days. My question is this: What is currently the most popular free, arena-style FPS for the casual gamer that you know of?" That reminds me, how is the Quake Live beta coming along?

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