Oh right, and the only USB devices that would have caused you those issues were designed some 20 years ago and available for sale between 18-15 years ago...so that sounds like a personal problem.
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You claim to use the rig for scientific calculations yet you clearly have no clue about the benefits of GPU clustering and CUDA...
You claim you have several small D3D apps that won't run under Wine that aren't games... are they calling 15 year old D3D handlers?
Your argument as a private user of the machine that Linux is "free" is 100% irrelevant. 90% of Windows sales are from PC vendors. The vast majority of people who build their own machines torrent their copies Windows.
Oh, and lets not forget that even lacking the graphics card YOU STILL BUILT A FUCKING GAMING RIG.
I'd be quite willing to wager that my analogy is apt and fails not in the slightest. Just based on any ONE of those points.
I'd also wager that you probably owned a Macbook back when Apple was considered "Counter Culture."
*translated from fanboi bullshit: I'm a Linux whore but I'm also a gamer and we all know that even with all the work Valve has put into the ecosystem, 90%+ of PC games still run like shit under (or don't run at all) Linux and require a Windows VM to play.
Asheron's Call 2. Turbine let lone time AC players provide inout on the game systems. Turbine then thoroughly demonstrated that gamers have no damn clue what they actually want. Give gamers everything they want and you get a shit product.
Because $$$, which is what you can currently exchange bitcoin for, has no intrinsic value....
Rand Paul yet again demonstrating that he has no business leading a horse to water, let alone his constituents.
Give me a break. I'm Jewish and I own a copy of Mein Kampf.
People like you are why I stopped visiting
Frankly, I'm surprised this nonsense didn't get up-moded.
These are all valid assumptions... But flat out wrong. The fact is that DVD is still around for the same reason VHS lasted for so long. It's the low end of the market. People who can't afford to upgrade to streaming media for one reason or another.
These people make up a large percentage of the market. Much larger than the segments most of us fall into. Also a much larger segment than so called "cable cutters." These people never had cables to cut in the first place. They watch TV OTA and have game consoles two generations or more behind the latest and greatest. The odds of them having a computer less than 8 years old are next to nil. Certainly no tablets. Maybe a contract smartphone or two in the family, but they can't afford the bandwidth to stream video.
These families buy cheap $25 DVD players or used higher end models. Some times they impulse buy bargain bin DVDs at Walmart or target, but the sad reality is that most of them can't even afford that. This is why Red Box and other equivalents are so huge.
Now people are going to jump right in and say that devices that can stream off the Internet are cheap. This is true, but bandwidth is NOT. Decent computers to host a large media collection locally aren't any laughing matter either. Most of these families can't afford high speed Internet, let alone mobile devices with their even more prohibitive bandwidth pricing.
Sony SimulView allows you to view two different HDMI sources on one 3D display. PS3 (and eventually the PS4) has a few games that support SimulView... It splits the 3D source so one angle is one player and the other angle is the other player, both 1080P. There are some fantastic options out there.
What is with all the dated shit sifting to the top of slashdot lately?!?
Is that why you linked that over priced nonsense?
Think back to the AT&T fiber tapping scandals a few years ago. They were able to stop the case at the Supreme Court because of NDAs with AT&T and claims that their trade secrets related to fiber networks were at stake.
This guy is nothing but one of the oldest living patent trolls. Because of the age of these patent applications no one will EVER get to see any information pertaining to them. All this is is a media grab. Time to move along slashdot.
All I've got for this one is that this is the biggest heap of bullshit I've ever read. How did this get on the front page?!? I find it even more fascinating that whom ever wrote this article actually used an article that argues FOR net neutrality and argues against the exact statements made here, as a references for this baseless hyperbole.
This was clearly written by some shill working for the ISPopoly.