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Comment: Re:This never works (Score 2) 274

by hairyfeet (#49548885) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

What he is talking about is DIVX (all caps), named to make people think of the OTHER DivX , which was an attempt at "DRM in a box" that went over about as well as a loud ripping fart in an elevator.

I predict other than the *philes (the same folks that bought Beta, Laserdisc, and anything else that claimed to be "better" than the rest) 4K is gonna flop as bad as 3D TV, the reasons why are numerous, 1.- DVD is "good enough" for the majority, which is why after all these years BD is still not a blip compared to the massive DVD install base, 2.- The bandwidth in the USA to stream 4K without getting capped? EXTREMELY rare, most folks would be lucky to be able to watch 2 vids before they get capped, 3.- The not insignificant investment from users that really like what 1080p looks like now, and 4.- The fact it won't work with anything they already have, thus causing the "I gotta buy the Beatles albums again" syndrome which in a "jobless recovery" isn't gonna fly.

Considering the majority of PCs still don't come with BD? I'm really not worried about 4K DRM, it'll be another WMA, only bitch is the wasted die space used by your GPU and/or board for this shit you'll never use. Damn, now I'm gonna have to grab that R9 270x before they have time to add that shit.

Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 3, Insightful) 452

by hairyfeet (#49547115) Attached to: Ubuntu 15.04 Released, First Version To Feature systemd

Uhhhh...yeah dude? The post he is referring to used "compartmentalized", "intrinsic" and "homogeneous" in less than 3 sentences....normal folks and IT guys? yeah they don't talk like that. So the poster is either 1.- A shill, or 2.- Works in PR or marketing, because those guys DO talk like that.

Frankly I was shocked he didn't roll out "synergy" but I think they wised onto it thanks to Dilbert ragging on it so many times.

Comment: Re:So more of the same then? (Score 1) 358

by hairyfeet (#49539165) Attached to: iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users

If you have already swallowed the Apple BS so much that you REQUIRE everything from iTunes to Apple formats and iWhatever support? Then go ahead and go full Cult 'o Mac and buy a damned Macbook already!

As I tell every customer that asks about Apple anything? Be ready to go full Apple or go home. iTunes for Windows sucks, it has ALWAYS sucked, it always WILL suck, so if you are gonna go retard? Go full retard, just buy a damned macbook and stop trying to make that shitastic software work on Windows. Fuck I've seen DOS games that work better on Windows 7 than fricking iTunes, that POS software is either gimped on purpose (to again push the full Cult 'o Mac) or they hired the absolute cheapest third world rent-a-coders they possibly could to work on the Windows version. Either way it blows ass, it always has, always will. So stop coming up with more and more excuses that will require that shitfart iTunes and just go full Cult o' Mac already!

Comment: Re:well, why wouldn't they? (Score 2) 195

by hairyfeet (#49535299) Attached to: House Bill Slashes Research Critical To Cybersecurity

What I find ironic as hell is the war hawks pushing this crap do not realize they are causing the US military to fall into the same trap the axis did in WWII. Spend all your money on "wonder weapons" that cost so much only a handful can be built and are so prone to breakdown and malfunction that only a small percentage of that small handful will be available at any 1 time, meanwhile any potential enemy can go pick up a fleet of Russian fourth and fifth gen planes for the cost of one of ours.

I don't care how "high tech" you make the F35 if you put 1 F35 against 20+ MiG29 or SU35? Its going down. As Stalin is reported to have said "Quantity has a quality all its own".

Comment: Re: It's my choice to kill my kid! (Score -1, Troll) 605

by hairyfeet (#49535219) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

And BOTH sides get royally fucked to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars because America has NO limits on how much drug companies can charge and NO law stating the government should be required to buy any and all drugs that the state makes a requirement.

Before everybody here breaks their arms clapping? Might want to remember you are handing big pharma, one of the biggest sources of bribery we have in the USA, a mandated right to print money. If you want the children across the country to be forced to get these shots? Then DEMAND that the state have the patents NOT big pharma.

Oh and FYI for those that don't know when things do go wrong and some kid gets sick (as there is NO DRUG that is 100% safe, even aspirin kills a small percentage of users each year) guess who picks up the tab? Its YOU, as the big pharma lobby got a bill passed in the 90s requiring the government (aka YOU) to pick up the tab and absolve them of any and all responsibility. Must be nice to be able to privatize all the profits while wiping away any liabilities, huh?

Comment: Re:Can they revoke an app's approval retroactively (Score 2) 189

by hairyfeet (#49530859) Attached to: Microsoft Announces Device Guard For Windows 10

Uhhhh....its the same thing Google does with ChromeOS only unlike ChromeOS its OPTIONAL and can be turned off. I seriously doubt it will even be on by default for any SKU other than Windows Enterprise as it would mean a ton of headaches for any OEM that sold a PC with this on thanks to the increased support calls.

Don't you just love how whatever MSFT does its automatically evil, even when its just copying Slashdot darling Google? It doesn't matter that Nadella is nothing like Gates or Ballmer, that one of the first things he did was open up .NET (as many devs had asked for) and bring their open source back into the fold so it wouldn't be treated like an afterthought, got rid of Metro for everything other than phones/tablets (again just like so many of us asked for) and then to top it all off have Windows 10 be free for a year to make up for Windows Mist8ke...what happened to letting the new guy have a chance before tarring and feathering?

This CEO change so far looks to be as big a direction shift for MSFT as bringing Jobs back was for Apple, as he doesn't seem to give a shit about planting Winflags on everything (like Ballmer) or treating FOSS like the plague and fucking users in favor of getting snugly with the OEMs (ala Gates) but actually seems to be LISTENING TO THE USERS and giving us what we ask for...shouldn't we at least give the guy one OS launch to see what he's gonna do?

Comment: Re:SSDs (Score 1) 159

by hairyfeet (#49526083) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

Dude you might want to look up "Intel SSD killswitch" as you do NOT want an Intel SSD, as instead of doing the logical solution if one finds failing sectors (which would be alert the user and turn it into a WORM drive so they can get their data off) Intel SSDs throw a killswitch and on next boot your drive and all your data is trashed as Intel's killswitch kills the drive....no matter how many good sectors you have left!

I would take the cheapest OCZ or Kingston before I would EVER touch an Intel SSD, that killswitch shows they have not a single fuck to give about the customers, its all about killing the drive the second the sectors start going, probably to increase sales. Anyway you slice it its seriously douchebag behavior and NOT a position you want to support with your wallet!

Comment: Re:AMD more FLOSS friendly than most (Score 1, Insightful) 88

by hairyfeet (#49519443) Attached to: AMD Publishes New 'AMDGPU' Linux Graphics Driver

Allow me to LMAO heartily. Once again proving that hypocrisy is something they fail to grasp the meaning of, for all their talk of "FOSS this" and "four freedoms" that when the rubber meets the road? The Linux community will happily fuck the company that open sources their code for the one that has given Linus himself so much shit thanks to their "proprietary or die" stance he flipped them the bird.

Thank you once again from the bottom of my black little heart Linux community for proving that your bullshit is exactly that...absolute bullshit. Oh and for proving what I said all along, that companies should NOT waste their time opening up their code and helping your devs, as at the end of the day you will have not one single fuck to give if a proprietary solution will give you an extra 10%. So much for that "we support those that support us" horseshit, huh? I bet any company that was thinking of FOSSing their drivers took one look at AMDs sales (that went exact fuck nowhere) and said "lets not waste our time"...LOL. Keep being yourselves Linux community, its just soooo damned entertaining!

Comment: Re:SSDs (Score 2) 159

by hairyfeet (#49515845) Attached to: New PCIe SSDs Load Games, Apps As Fast As Old SATA Drives

I can back this up, as I have a couple of "gamer" customers (which you can replace "gamer" with "must spend stupid amounts of money trying to stay atop the leaderboards") and when they brought in these new "top o' the line" SSDs I ran a few informal tests, boot times, game load times, basic shit....honestly you couldn't tell without a stopwatch, the new ones were so close to the 2 year old SSD I have in the shop it wasn't even funny.

I have to wonder if we are getting to the point the drive speed just isn't a factor, that the other components like CPU, GPU, and RAM will be bottlenecking before the drive, because no matter how faster you get the data off the drive you still gotta process it.

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 1) 133

by hairyfeet (#49505815) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

Show me a hardware site where over 80% (Tom's over 90%, Anand over 95%) of their advert budget isn't paid for by Intel? You could have all you wanted. the bias is so bad on tom's now that for their "best gaming" CPU lineup the writer admitted that most new games require at least a quad core to run and then scored the Pentium dual and i3 (which even Intel fans make fun of) higher than an FX6 that was cheaper!

But since your lousy net connection can't run video (and you obviously missed TFL) I'll be happy to provide a source that nobody would accuse of bias provided by another in this thread..here you go, enjoy. And wadda ya know, when compiled with GCC instead of ICC or MCC (they call it "Wintel" for a reason guys) the exact same chips that sites like Tom's were saying get "curbstomped" by an i3 or low end i5 are trading blows with the i7....is it magic? Is the coders of GCC just soooo fucking good that they can squeeze an extra 40% performance out of an AMD chip with only a compiler? Nope its what happens when you take market rigging out of the equation.

Again I don't give a fuck if you are a raging Intel fanboi, this ought to PISS YOU OFF as market rigging ONLY benefits the company doing the rigging, it leads to higher prices, less competition, and worse selection. If the market rigging were removed from the equation Intel's scores would go down, people would see a 5-10% difference costing 200%+ in cost and not buy Intel, then Intel would have to lower their prices to make their chips a better value for the consumer...a win for the market, a win for the consumer, and a win for YOU as your new Intel chip would be much cheaper than what you are paying now.

Or are you such an Intel fanboy you consider it a tithe to pay more than a market fair price for your processors?

Comment: Re:Photo realistic? (Score 3, Insightful) 150

I would say even the scorpion king looked better than rubber neo vs plastic smith clones in Matrix II, that wasn't even cartoon, it looked like something off of robot chicken lol.

As for the trailer? Everybody just has to face reality and reality is 1.- The 2 new "next gen" consoles are AMD netbook APUs with GPUs that would run around $130-$150 USD, the fanboys can scream and gnash their teeth but anybody that looks at the AMD whitepapers on the jaguar arch will see its not even on the level of the Athlon wrt most functions, much less an FX or i5/i7, 2.- The Steam hardware survey gives those designing on the PC side a good idea where the "sweet spot" to get the most customers will be and last I checked that is GPUs in the $100-$150 range and quad core CPUs, and 3.- With current technology the only way you would even get close to that is a pair of XFire or SLI'd top o' the line cards and even then I doubt you'd even hit 30 fps.

So unless they come up with a way to make technology such as ray tracing and the rendering of tens of millions to hundreds of millions of polygons a LOT cheaper? Yeah you aren't gonna see anything like that, I don't care if your PC cost more than a new car. It certainly isn't gonna even be in the same ballpark with a PS4 or XB1 which is the platform that will be the primary focus of the devs, no way in hell.

Comment: Re:Pioneers get arrows in back (Score 1) 138

Does it make calls? No? Then what the fuck does it do that the smartphone I already have to carry already does? I bet you can't think of a damned thing...and THAT is the problem in a nutshell. Every other Apple hit? Were things that people were already using that had bad UIs, MP3 players had menupaloza, tablets had itty bitty desktops and right and left clicks, phones had awful screens and bad apps, its the same story across the board.....until you get to the iWatch which has ZERO reason to exist as it does nothing that the phone you already have to carry already does and it doesn't make calls so it can't replace the phone...lame.

Comment: Re:Pioneers get arrows in back (Score 1) 138

Its a bad idea, full stop. Its a watch that requires a phone to be of any real value....at a time when most under 30 look upon a watch as a throwback to the days of disco.

Both of my boys are in their early 20s, neither have owned a watch...why? Because they have been surrounded by things with clocks built in since birth, that's why. I work less than a mile from the local college so I work around college kids all day...damned near zero watches, why? They already have a smartphone AND a tablet AND a laptop AND a clock in their cars....WTF they need a watch for? Hell I'm nearly 50 and haven't worn a watch in over a decade, the wife is 7 years older than me and doesn't even own one, that is what the phone in her pocket is for.

It just shows IMHO that Apple has run out of ideas as all the previous hits of the past decade plus, iPhone,iPad,iPod,etc were all things that people already used and had uses for that had bad UIs, the watch? The few people I know who refuse to let go of their watches are traditionalists that value things like Swiss movements and have NO desire to add high tech crap to their wrist, the rest? Well as one group of college kids in the shop said when the first talk of iWatches came up "If I have to have my phone...what do I need the watch for?". I couldn't think of an answer then other than "to give something for Apple to sell to hardcore fanboys" and I still can't come up with anything else, as for an ever growing segment of the population a watch belongs next to a rotary phone in the dustbin of history.

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