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Comment: Re:DirectX is obsolete (Score 2) 78

by bloodhawk (#48901265) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

PC gaming is currently over 20 Billion and is still growing (though slowly), Mobile gaming is around 20-25 billion as well, how the fuck do you turn a 50% market share into a drop in the bucket? Regardless they are two separate markets. You can't compare mobile games to desktop games, of course those games would never do as well on a desktop, how would COD, Halo, Far Cry do on a mobile device?

Comment: Re:DirectX is obsolete (Score 2) 78

by bloodhawk (#48900751) Attached to: DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

high performance gaming where all these expensive gaming cards are made for does not happen on portal devices, it happens on desktops. You can't just say look a variant of OpenGL runs here here and here and claim it is now dominating, the truth is it hasn't made any significant inroads in the desktop gaming area. On the desktop it isn't even a close race, MS completely and utterly dominate the space. As long as they have a strangehold on the desktop then DX will not be obsolete or even close to it, it is even looking like it will be jumping ahead again with performance which will probably increase its market share even more.

Comment: Re:Spartan is to IE, as Firefox was to Netscape/Mo (Score 1) 95

Interestingly I think firefox is almost at the same state as IE (just a few less years of cruft) with a desperate need of a good purging to get rid of the bloat and cruft, maybe if Spartan is successful Mozilla will realize the sorry state of firefox and we will see a similar improvement from when we went netscape->firefox. IE 11 is a decent browser, but has its performance hamstrung by its backwards compatibility though I do find it acceptable to use on a machine (still swap browsers if it is my own machine but I no longer feel the need to change friends or family away from it).

Comment: Re:Internet Explorer (Score 1) 95

most of these apps were written when there was no standard, there was 3 or 4 standards, if you wanted to stick purely to standards were destined to be highly restricted in what you do. This isn't the case anymore but the reasons back then for doing this stuff were far less obvious than they are today.

Comment: Re:Hey! I've been gypped! (Score 1) 137

by bloodhawk (#48894857) Attached to: NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

You don't drive your Ferrari around at max speed all the time, Gamers DO drive their video cards at Max speed at regular intervals. Regardless they paid for the performance and received less than they paid for, Ferrari would be ridiculed/sued/have massive backlash if they published figures for their car and the real numbers were more than 10% lower.

Comment: Re:Seriously??? (Score 1) 456

by bloodhawk (#48891101) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Anti-Virus Software In 2015? Free Or Paid?

I am yet to see a decent review that ranks essentials last, basically they are nearly always sponsored by the AV community and essentials loses out on heuristics for unknown virus's and malware, but realistically when it comes to that they are all miserable failures, just some of the commercial ones will try and convince you of how important that feature is.

Comment: Re:Awesome, I shall buy one in a year (Score 1) 111

by bloodhawk (#48880989) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches New Midrange Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 960 Graphics Card

Tom's hardware has the latest Jan update for graphics comparisons. The R7 260x is best bang for buck but the 750ti is not quite as good value but as you don't like ATI it may be a better choice. All really comes down to why you are upgrading and what you play though.

Comment: Re:very interesting (Score 1) 170

by bloodhawk (#48880657) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

yes, without a doubt, though the damage is probably already done as it is hard to recover such a PR mess. Personally the issue for me is purely the camera, we have enough invasions of privacy without inviting new ones into our lives. I don't want to be in a restaurant, shop or even in public with people wearing google glass as I object to being recorded by others where it isn't strictly necessary, especially people that don't seem to have any social etiquette with regards to the rights of others.

Comment: Re:Q. How does one subtract light? (Score 3, Interesting) 170

by bloodhawk (#48873061) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

Yes that much is obvious, but the "marketing" video clearly presents objects as solid, not transparent.

It doesn't seem obvious to you as you don't seem to understand the concept. you are looking at a screen, if they choose to place an object on that screen in your vision it can appear transparent or completely solid, depends completely on what they wish to do with it, either way it is completely irrelevant whether the environment is bright or dark as the object is on the screen.

Comment: very interesting (Score 3, Interesting) 170

by bloodhawk (#48872939) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

Certainly looks a lot more interesting and viable than google glass. Once google pushed the wear it anywhere video camera recording what everyone is doing it became socially a dead product. Lets wait and see if MS can productize it without making the idiotic mistakes of google that led to the highly deserved coining of the word glasshole.

"Don't think; let the machine do it for you!" -- E. C. Berkeley