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Comment: Find it a bit odd (Score 1) 220

by joshtheitguy (#41102507) Attached to: CPUs Do Affect Gaming Performance, After All

The only statement from the summary I kinda disagree with is the following. "Turns out AMD's Phenom II X4 980, which is over a year old, offers lower frame latencies than the most recent FX processors."

I only mention this because I replaced a Phenom II X4 980 with the FX 8150 last year which increased my average frame rates across the board. Oh well what do I know?
Not like I've experienced the exact opposite of their claims or anything like that.......

Comment: Re:It's not /just/ the nude thing (Score 4, Insightful) 329

by joshtheitguy (#38943423) Attached to: Full-Body Scans Rolled Out At All Australian International Airports

Concerns of the levels of radiation being safe or unsafe doesn't matter to me. What matters is the fact that numerous experts have proven the scanners to be completely ineffective at stopping threats and that is what people should care about.

Why expose yourself to the radiation in the first place? I refuse these machines every time I travel domestically and if they are required by some other country I'm not going to go there just wish everyone else did the same.

Comment: Re:wow (Score 0) 649

by joshtheitguy (#38756804) Attached to: Anonymous Takes Down DOJ, RIAA, MPA and Universal Music

that's entirely missing the point though.

they're anarchists, internet tough guys, hackers on steroids. it's a swarm of locusts.

I could be wrong but did you mean to say "they're anarchists, internet tough guys, script kiddies on Code Red Mt. Dew. it's a swarm of locusts."?

I can't say there aren't a few individuals with some talent amongst Anonymous since they have done some fairly sophisticated stuff but all I ever see in my head when Anonymous is in the news is a few reasonably skilled hackers leading whole bunch of weird, 4chan dwelling script kiddies running LOIC as Pawns.

Or maybe it is just me.

Comment: Re:Customers don't know what they want. (Score 1) 360

by joshtheitguy (#37642658) Attached to: Movie Industry: Loss of Control Worse Than Piracy
BF3 eh I'm not losing any sleep on that one but what I am worried about is Mass Effect 3 as I am eager to finish the story but I still cannot bring myself to purchase a game through or install Origin.

With way things seem to be going with EA's crusade against Steam and PC gamers we all know ME3 will be priced like a console game, will be released on Origin only and will never be released on Steam. I guess I'll just watch the ME3 endings on YouTube to finish the story as just like every game that has come out recently I have no intentions of paying console prices them and I will buy my games where I want to buy them.

Comment: Re:AT&T's Response (Score 1) 301

I'm not going to get too excited as I really just think it is smoke and mirrors at this point and if I had to take a guess the US Government is just putting on a show to make it look as if they tried to do something. Still if this is truly and really a legitimate attempt by the government to protect the citizens of this nation I still think that AT&T will just deploy the lobbyists, pad some campaign contributions and the deal will still go through.

Call me skeptical but I find it hard to believe that the Government is doing the right thing and if they are I really don't believe they'll resist AT&T's lobbyists.

Comment: Re:Good or bad? (Score 1) 373

by joshtheitguy (#35715458) Attached to: Google Fights Back Against Android Fragmentation
Given Samsung's TouchWiz UI or Motorla's Motoblur I am 100% in support of Google making some terms for these companies to quit ruining the Android OS. It seems most of the hold ups on the newer generation hardware is due to these terrible UI modifications (see Samsung Galaxy S line or any Motorola phone that wasn't the Droid, Droid 2 or Droid Global) or their releasing two year outdated hardware as a new phone now.

Comment: Re:Scare tactics (Score 1) 154

by joshtheitguy (#35594328) Attached to: 37 Android Patent Lawsuits

On the other hand, if the phone manufacturers did not distribute the software at all, but rather required you to run a piece of software that downloads and installs the OS directly from Google, it would likely absolve them. I think that's what the GP was trying to get at. Or maybe not. Hard to say. My interpretation was that they were looking for a way to shift the patent suits to Google (where they belong) instead of to a mere distributor.

Actually, this is one thing that bothers me about patent law. I'm of the opinion that one tiny change would make it much, much better: require that any lawsuit over patent infringement must first occur with the first party in the supply chain that ostensibly infringed the patent. In this case, it would be Google. In the case of commercial codec licensing, it would be the manufacturer of the video gear that did not pay a commercial use licensing fee, but who should reasonably have known when they sold the product to you that it would be used commercially. In the case of a chip vendor suing a product vendor for using their patented technology, that product vendor could simply point up the chain and say, "You have to sue the chip vendor that provided us with those parts first." And so on.

Require a judgment for each vendor in the chain prior to filing suit against the next vendor, and make it grounds for dismissal of the case (with prejudice for repeat offenders) if this rule is not followed. Finally, make it such that if the previous case did not find in favor of the plaintiff, the plaintiff must prove that the primary reason for that loss was that the earlier vendor could not have been aware that the later vendor was going to use the product in an infringing way.

I'd be all for this solution where I get to buy the hardware and then I get to compile the Android source myself including any restricted extras I want instead of the vendor crapping it up, all I'd need is the hardware vendor to actually provide the drivers.

I don't see how it isn't a win-win for everyone and all you would nee for non tech people is the USB cable in the box, an active internet connection requirement to get the source from Google then finally a simple self compiler script with the only options of "next" then "finish".

Too bad this will never happen.

Education

Kids Who Skip School Get Tracked By GPS 515

Posted by Soulskill
from the tag-them-and-release-them-back-into-the-wild dept.
suraj.sun writes with this excerpt from the Orange County Register: "Frustrated by students habitually skipping class, police and the Anaheim Union High School District are turning to GPS tracking to ensure they come to class. The six-week pilot program is the first in California to test GPS. Seventh- and eighth-graders with four unexcused absences or more this school year are assigned to carry a handheld GPS device, about the size of a cell phone. Five times a day, they are required to enter a code that tracks their locations – as they leave for school, when they arrive at school, at lunchtime, when they leave school and at 8 p.m."

Comment: Re:Whatever everyone else is doing (Score 1) 717

by joshtheitguy (#34895584) Attached to: If I'm the driver, I like to go ...

Especially if you spot a Chevy Caprice or a Ford Crown Vic.

Otherwise, 95MPH for me. Time is money.

These days it is impossible to keep up with what cops are driving. Some cities in Ohio have a mix of Impalas and Crown Vics, some have all Chargers, some have a mix of Explorers and Vics. Some have all chargers and then some are all impalas.

I find it is just best to find out your State's max tolerance for going over and set the cruise for one MPH below that.

In Ohio if the posted limit is 55 or higher cops can write you a ticket but it will not be worth any points and it will be at the lowest fine possible so most cops in Ohio only look for people going 10+. They know if they pull you over for less then 10 you are less likely to fight it, henceforth no overtime and they can only get the minimal amount of revenue generation for it so they just wait for someone who is going 10 or more over.

Comment: Re:False (Score 1) 366

by joshtheitguy (#32982546) Attached to: Nexus One a Failed Experiment In Online Sales
Option 4 there is exactly why I didn't buy a Nexus One and I'm really hoping this "Project Emerald" HTC is working on for T-Mobile is what it is all rumored to be.
4.3" screen with a physical keyboard. Yeah it is supposed to have that new dual core ARM processor and some other crap but all I really care about is a high end device with a keyboard.
Microsoft

Mozilla Unblocks Microsoft's .NET Addon 275

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the tag-yer-it dept.
bonch writes "Mozilla previously blocked the Firefox addons Microsoft included with .NET, citing security concerns. After talking with Microsoft, they have now unblocked the .NET Framework Assistant addon and are working on a way for enterprise users to unblock the Windows Presentation Foundation addon as well."
Portables (Apple)

Thieves Clear Out NJ Apple Store In 31 Seconds 459

Posted by timothy
from the you're-soooo-specific dept.
theodp writes "An amazing surveillance tape of a burglary in progress at a New Jersey Apple Store shows five perps in masks smashing the plate-glass doors at 2:05 a.m., signaling to the security guard that they had a gun, and clearing off the display tables with the efficiency of a Indy 500 pit crew. The take: 23 MacBook Pros, 14 iPhones and 9 iPod touches in 31 seconds flat. Estimated value, based on average selling price: $46,345. No word yet on whether Microsoft's Laptop Hunters have alibis."

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