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Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 160

by marsu_k (#48836347) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

Not trolling, this has been my experience. If you want real 3D performance, the proprietary crap is what gives it. And VDPAU is nice. There are some nuisances, with Optimus chipsets you have to use Bumblebee which is kind of annoying if you don't want to burn through your laptop battery in minutes, and AFAIK the driver still doesn't support XRandR 1.something (1.2, I think?), that would allow to alter multiple monitor settings from the settings of my DE instead of using nvidia-settings.

Having said that, I've pretty much given up PC gaming so I don't really need 3D anymore. Intel is just fine for a compositing desktop.

Comment: Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (Score 1) 160

by marsu_k (#48834859) Attached to: AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming
I wish there was a "sad but true" mod. I've been running Linux on my desktop for over a decade now - dismissing all the snark about desktop Linux, it really has improved during that time. But what remains the same is "you want 3D, get NVidia". Although pretty much every chipset/driver is capable of running whatever composited window manager you like.

Comment: Re:reduce production (Score 1) 202

by marsu_k (#48815257) Attached to: Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions
I think what you're trying to say is "you're". But um, no, I do quite firmly believe in what I'm saying. I took opposition to the person I was replying to, in a blanket statement saying referring to "Europe", where the elderly are dying due to energy costs. That is not happening here. We're all (up to a point) socialists here (in the Nordic countries) you know. Pay a lot of taxes for that we do, but some of us (myself included) prefer it that way.

Comment: Re:reduce production (Score 2) 202

by marsu_k (#48813227) Attached to: Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions
You are referencing Daily Mail... but ok, here in .fi it can get much, much colder. Yet the elderly are not dying of the cold weather (sure, some demented ones wander off outside and die, this is a yearly phenomenon. Some people pass out drunk in the snow and die, that as well. It has nothing to do with energy prices - which have certainly not tripled in recent times). Triple, or even double, windows do wonders, even in more warmer climates. Nothing to do with "de-industralization".

Comment: Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (Score 1) 437

by marsu_k (#48763649) Attached to: Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

I'd like to dislike in on my Nexus 7 (2013). But the update still hasn't arrived to the LTE version here, at least for me, and to anyone that I know that has one.

(Really, I don't care that much that it hasn't been updated, KitKat works fine - I just find it odd, Nexus devices were supposed to be the ones running the latest and greatest, right?)

Comment: Re:It may not be for me... (Score 1) 150

by marsu_k (#48739199) Attached to: Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access
Nokia has been doing these entry-level phones (before the MS acquisition) for years, and profitably. Very thin margins, naturally, but volume can make up for it. I should hope MS has not managed to lose all that expertise in such a short time. In these kinds of devices, you don't really expect much (if anything) back from app sales.

Comment: Re:Let this be a lesson (Score 1) 75

by marsu_k (#48685911) Attached to: Sony PlayStation Network Back Up Now, Supposedly
Pretty much any online game requires PS+ - there are some exceptions, most (all?) subscription-based games don't need it, and some F2P games work without it. Personally, I hardly ever do online multiplayer, but still find PS+ to be worth it for the free (ok, this being /. so surely someone will nitpick about it - not free as you are paying a subscription but you get the point) games and cloud saves. YMMV.

Comment: Re:Let this be a lesson (Score 1) 75

by marsu_k (#48685677) Attached to: Sony PlayStation Network Back Up Now, Supposedly
Yes, this. Single-player games worked just fine (even PS+ games as I've set my console to be primary). The only exception was DA:I - for some reason it wants to contact "Dragon Age servers" on launch, even when not playing multiplayer; but that was rectified by just disabling networking on the PS4. I suppose this would have worked in PvZ as well.

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