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Comment: Re: SystemD added? (Score 2) 345

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) 335

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) 186

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) 598

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) 137

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) 137

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.

Comment: Re:Did they mention the yummy GMOs (Score 1) 320

by hairyfeet (#49499469) Attached to: Columbia University Doctors Ask For Dr. Mehmet Oz's Dismissal

Look at the circletimessquare account history....its a corp account designed to derail threads, the current clients appear to be Monsanto and any of the oil corps. It goes dead for months,then the "poster" cops a superior attitude and spams if any of the above are the headline (at last count "he" is up to nearly a dozen on this thread) while at almost the same instant a wall of ACs join in to heckle anybody that disagrees.

You might want to look up "how corporations control social media" and you'll see its following the plan to the letter, have 1 account to speak "from authority" on the subject while a wall of ACs parrot agreement while heckling those that disagree, thus causing the majority to go along for fear of being the minority. Its classic psychology 101 stuff.

Comment: Re:Sadly, I don't see an "out" for AMD (Score 2) 133

by hairyfeet (#49495315) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business

That is because Phoronix tests are compiled with GCC, the benchmarks used on the gaming sites (which just FYI Cinebench just got caught cheating, 30% bonus hit for any AMD chip over Intel thanks to the flags they used on the ICC) is using the Intel Crippled Compiler which has been designed from the very first release to DISABLE any and all SSE functions on any non pushed Intel chip. They have been doing this since 2005, have admitted they are doing it, and still no sanctions by DoJ. Again the DoJ proves they are absolutely worthless and might as well not exist, as they have been bought off since the MSFT trial ended in 03.

BTW before any of the fanboys chime in with their "herpa derp, Intel knows how to compile better for their own chips, derpa de do" I have 2 words for you.....Pentium III. When the ICC was released every benchmark was showing the P3 curbstomp the P4 by as much as 35%, ICC gets released, Intel throws money at benchmark sites to use ICC and...wadda ya know, P3 is suddenly losing to the exact same chips they beat a year before isn't that amazing? You can also go buy yourself ANY Via CPU, change the CPUID from "Centaur Hauls" to "Genuine Intel" and .......gasp! Suddenly the exact same chip scores nearly 40% higher than the previous run, all thanks to the magical CPUID!

The fact that GCC magically puts out code that paints a VERY different picture ought to give you a clue guys, its hilarious that you scream when companies like Comcast manipulate your Internet to push you to use their services yet here is a company that has gone on the record stating flat footed they are manipulating the market which not only kills competition but makes YOU pay higher chip prices (as if the benches weren't rigged Intel's actual performance numbers wouldn't be high enough to justify the cost and they would have to lower prices, a win for the consumer) and what do you do? Defend the corp raping your wallet.

Rigged markets are bad for everybody BUT the corp doing the rigging, its bad for competition, bad for consumers, and bad for the market as a whole. I don't care which chip you like the fact that a corp is getting away with such blatant rigging? Ought to piss you off!

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