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Comment: Re:$500 per card or per household? (Score 2) 227

What on earth are you smoking? A decently clocked i3 is sufficient (CPU-wise) for the vast majority of games. A 6-year old i5/i7 would even suffice. GPU? $200 for an R9 290, $120 for an R9 280X. That's not expensive at all for (TRUE) 1080p gaming.

Comment: Re:iPod Classic (Score 1) 730

by WhoBeDaPlaya (#47867605) Attached to: Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments
Y'all are missing an important point. Most automotive headunits are designed to work best with Apple devices (eg. my Pioneer Z140BH - full voice recognition, album art, etc. only for iPod/iPhone sources). Out of no choice, I shelled out $189 back in 2009 for a 160GB iPod classic to essentially use it as a USB HDD in the car.

Comment: Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (Score 1) 533

by WhoBeDaPlaya (#47858363) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
20Mbps is stupid excessive even for a 1920x1080 1.78 aspect ratio MKV video. That's approaching commercial BluRay datarates (~28Mbps on a lot of releases). 10Mbps for video (less if the aspect ratio is 2.4) + 0.625-1.5Mbps for audio (5.1 AC3 / DTS) is plenty.

Comment: Re:DPI Scaling (Score 1) 204

by WhoBeDaPlaya (#47839441) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display
Not trying to argue the pros/cons of each OS. Just so happens that a lot of folks need Windows to run particular apps. No, please don't trot out the tired out "But GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc." arguments. Just assume a "I want to use app X, and it only runs / runs best on Windows" scenario. While I like Linux and OSX, Windows does have it's place.

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