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Comment: Yeah, complete bullshit (Score 1) 140

by aliquis (#48217781) Attached to: How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

Apple has taken the best of PC ecosystem, but avoided taking on the disadvantages.

* So Apple let me use of the shelves hardware?

Even if you had a x86 Mac Pro before it required special graphics cards. The new Mac Pro is completely different so .. No.

* Is it software compatible?


* Can I build my own one?

Kinda.. But that's not Apples idea. .. and that's kinda the benefits of the PC? No? Good and steady progress because it's what everyone use? Ok, score on that one. But Apple doesn't improve on it.

* Disadvantages of the PC which Apple solve.

Uhm.. What?

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 984

I decided to click the PDF link and help you out:

"Giuseppe Levi Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Evelyn Foschi Bologna, Italy
Bo HÃistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden"

Considering you got 2 mod points for claiming it's secrecy ...

Uppsala universitet was funded 1477, it's the oldest university in the Nordic countries.

Bo HÃistad is a professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Nuclear Physics.
Roland Pettersson is at the Department of Chemistry - BMC, analytic chemistry.
Lars Tegner is a professor emeritus at the Department of technological science, electricity.

KTH / the royal institute of technology is the largest and oldest .. uhm.. college? whatever of technology in Sweden.

Hanno Essén describes himself on a webpage as:
"Universitetslektor (retired), Department of Mechanics, KTH
Docent, Theoretical Physics, Stockholm University

I am a retired, but still active in research, senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. Former Director of undergraduate studies (studierektor) 1990-2012 and former chairman of the Swedish Skeptics (FÃreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning, VoF)."

I can only assume the Italians are of similar qualification.

Bologna University, founded 1088!! 85 000 students in 23 schools!

Giuseppe Levi is a researcher in their Department of Physics and Astronomy:
Google translate from

Evelyn Foschi is a Doctor (Fields of research: Physical Sciences, Engineering and Technology  Engineering  Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at the Department of Physics at the university of Bologna (

I don't know what they are allowed to do and isn't. I assume they may be doing their best from what they are free to do with the device.

Comment: Re:Proprietary (Score 1) 64

by aliquis (#48008489) Attached to: Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

My 8600m GT may have been broken too I guess.

Anyway they have Phys-X, better OpenGL drivers, more OS support, lower power usage, (alternative methods for anti-aliasing and lighting too I believe but I don't know what AMD have there) and G-sync. Better proprietary drivers. Still not at least as good open ones is a fair thing to say?

AMD have Mantle and Adaptive-Sync and .. ? Worse drivers even though their open ones may be better than NvidiaÂs open ones.

Mantle I suppose will be pretty irrelevant vs new DirectX 12 and OpenGL.
Just as G-sync should be allowed to become irrelevant if Adaptive-Sync let you make the same thing in a standard way.

Just suck that Nvidia is big and common enough that they may get away with not supporting it and do their own thing :(

Comment: Re:Proprietary (Score 2) 64

by aliquis (#48005735) Attached to: Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

19 September 2014 - Secret press conference - Nvidia will support Adaptive-Sync:
25 September 2014 - Nvidia won't offer support for Adaptive-Sync but will instead continue with their G-sync and hence never implemented DVI 1.2a support:

Both link in Swedish.

Nvidia - Assholes. If true.

Comment: Re:Proprietary (Score 1) 64

by aliquis (#48005661) Attached to: Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

I'd say price point matter more at this point.

I would prefer to have an Nvidia card and I would prefer to have monitor synced to the GPU.

As is Adaptive-Sync may be a standard of DisplayPort 1.2a but even the new Nvidia cards only have DisplayPort 1.2 and who knows what Nvidia will do. It suck to get an Nvidia card if they are retarded and decide not to support Adaptive-Sync but I don't want anything else either because Nvidia make the best products. :/

Some time some idiot lectured me using this: .. except it's not the same thing (that person may have also lectured me about DX12 which may have been correct (in that all Nvidia DX11 graphic cards will support DX12.))

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