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Comment: Re:Just in time (Score 1) 170 170

Sigh...Home gets 5 years, Pro gets 10. It has been this way since Vista and since its written into the contracts they sign with corps and governments? Isn't gonna change.

The ONLY change between 10 and Vista/7/8 is they are getting rid of SPs for a combo of rolling fixes and updated .ISOs, THAT IS ALL. And even THAT ends up being because of contractual obligations since their support agreements (many of which go on well past 2020 for the big corps) says "For 5 years after release or two years after the release of the latest service pack whichever comes latest" (or there abouts, they have changed the EOL page to a "warm and fuzzy" Win 8 style which is full of warm feeling mess) so by getting rid of the SPs they don't have to worry about the SPs throwing a snooze alarm on the EOL dates.

So its really not that hard, Home gets 5, Pro gets 10, and if they follow every single release since Vista (which there is no reason to think they won't) for 6 months to a year before and during a new release you'll be able to get it cheap if you want to upgrade your old hardware.

Comment: Re:Will we get up-to-date images? (Score 1) 170 170

You don't have to wait for MSFT, just use WSUS Offline. I've used it for many years, in fact I still have the WSUS Offline .ISOs for Win2K and WinXP and it works like a charm, lets you use DVDs or USB sticks, will even include .NET and Office if you like. Oh and you're welcome ;-)

Comment: Re:The coin has two sides (Score 1) 417 417

Have they? With that moronic "Share" button where the useful "read more" link once was, I think we can be sure that they're just trying to bring back the horror show that was Beta one change at a time.

Dice hates its userbase just as much as Reddit's management did. This is what happens when you let sociopathic MBAs run a site. These evil beings think only terms of monetizing, so they can lubricate their way into fat payoffs and leave the sites they've screwed as smoking ruins.

Comment: Varoufakis (Score 4, Insightful) 386 386

I think it's pretty clear Varoufakis was turfed by Tsipras because the only hope in hell Greece now has of negotiating a deal with the Troika and remaining in the Eurozone and even in the EU is not having that man by his side. The price of even talking about a new deal and further bailouts is Varoufakis's head, which has been delivered to Merkel on a silver platter. This referendum was completely about Tsipras's political survival, and having achieved that, Greek voters will now witness just how utterly irrelevant the referendum was.

Comment: Re:That is easy. (Score 1) 429 429

Well from what I read they had it up and running in alpha stage and that they basically rewrote a HUGE chunk of NTFS and combined it with MS-SQL. The problem? Forbes.

Ballmer kept promising that Longhorn would be just "whipped out" like they did with 95-98-98SE-ME but the actual engineers was trying to make real progress by coming up with a truly "next gen" OS. Ballmer saw it would take 5 years to get it out, got ridiculed in Forbes for being behind, and had them shitcan ALL the work they had done and just slap a new skin (And a bunch of crappy DRM, because Ballmer was ALL about DRM) onto Win2K3 and voila! Vista.

Of course we all know what a disaster THAT was, 3 months of fighting Vista was enough to convince me to stick with XP X64 (which was 2K3 X64 minus DRM and bullshit) until Win 7 X64 came out, but you'd think that somebody would have used such a great idea, but nope, instead we get more iCandy on OSX and Linux? More text editors and bad ripoffs of the Win/OSX GUI, in other words SSDD. Its a damned shame though as with today's multicores a FS that did like WinFS would not only be doable, I doubt the average user would even feel the 5-10% CPU on the initial run.

Comment: That is easy. (Score 2) 429 429

Win 7 GUI (with Win2K Pro GUI as classic mode) with WinFS** from Longhorn Alpha and WIMBoot from Win 8.

**-What is sad is that the WinFS demo was in 2003 and here we are in 2015 and we have YET to see anybody give us what they showed in that demo! Where is the file system that can just scan vids and pics and assign metadata like "girl in blue dress" or "white truck" and let me find any file by using human expressions without requiring the user to fill in the blanks?

Comment: Re:Terrifying. (Score 1) 67 67

This is the most terrifying and ridiculous thing I've seen in my entire life.

No, the most terrifying and ridiculous thing would be if it was rewritten in JavaScript which outputted Java source that piped C# source that then, when compiled and executed, outputted as an x86 ASM program that produced a PHP script.

Comment: i left reddit in protest of bad treatment by mods (Score 4, Insightful) 384 384

awhile ago

and i feel vindicated

reddit needs to pay its mods (say, a cut of ad revenue from their sub)

if they work for free, they have no real power over them. which is unstable as current developments indicate

also, if they pay them, they can fire them

you can say paying mods will change the tenor of reddit but this is bullshit: what motivates someone to mod for free is a sort of pathetic need for power, which is actually worse than any nefariousness due to filthy lucre as their motivation

bye bye reddit, you were fun. but you have a fatal flaw in your power structure:

uncaring admins and abusive mods

so what's the next site to rise?

any tips?

Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 103 103

Well I looked on the forums and apparently RAGE used some VERY Nvidia specific OpenGL "tweaks" that gave a couple of cards a problem (namely 7970,7990) unless you did a little editing on the .ini files to bypass the bullshit.

Does it suck that in this day and age we still have to occasionally edit .INI files like its Win95? Yep but as long as you have one side playing dirty (Look on the forums about Nvidia Gameworks, looks like they have been trying to "pull an Intel" and code certain features to purposely gimp the framerate on Intel and AMD GPUs) or refusing to use standard APIs? Shit like that WILL happen. Maybe I'm just lucky in that I never get the top tier, preferring to stay at least 1 rung below, in that these kinds of problems almost never happen.

But I can say I went from the Athlon X2 7550 to the Phenom II X4 965 to X6 1035T to my current FX8320E, and from the HD4650 to HD4850 to HD7750 to R9 280 and my gaming experience? Nothing but candy and cookies. And the money I saved allowed me to get 6TB of HDD, an SSD for boot, and 16GB of RAM which makes all my games just as smooth as butter. The only "problem" I'm having is getting used to using a flight stick again after all these years (what can I say, got addicted to War Thunder) and getting used to (finally) giving up my trusty 20 inch 1600x900 monitor for a 27in 1080P, now everything is soo big.

But I'm glad Nvidia is working out for you, but after Bumpgate I wouldn't take one of their cards if it was hand delivered by Playboy Bunnies. Say what you will about AMD but that 4650? STILL RUNNING in a PC I sold awhile back, the twin Nvidia cards I had before that? Yeah they are in a landfill. Fool me once...

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