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Comment: Re:Similar Performance to Nvidia (Score 1) 101 101

Did you contact Steam support? Because it sounds like you were having an issue, the question is WHY were you having the issue? Did you test the memory of the GPU with a stress test? You may have had defective cells in that particular card. I've seen that happen at the shop too and most never think to check that.

But I can tell you that I have the exact same game (got the Deluxe Edition) from the same place (Steam sale) and on a stock HD7750 I was getting consistent 30FPS+ with most settings medium or above. So if I was able to get those numbers and you weren't, despite having 2 generations more powerful hardware? Yeah I have to wonder if there was something wrong with your particular card, as you should have been getting 3 times what I was easily.

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1) 506 506

by hairyfeet (#50014501) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable?

Uhhh...he asked for a bunch of shit to be integrated into the OS which just FYI but NOBODY integrates into their OS by default (even your mainstream Linux distros don't come with an IDE and compiler in the base install) which was obviously designed to either 1.- Make it so the only OS which could fit his :criteria" would be Lunix, or 2.- Appeal to programmers, which again less than 1% of the population is a fucking programmer.

So if you are one of the above? The world does not care about you, sorry and I ain't gonna sugercoat shit for your consumption, that is the job of your mommy not me sweetheart. As I told the other dumbass quit your damned whining, get your cheap ass employer to pony up for a decent IDE and compiler because the other 99.2% of the planet? Has ZERO fucks to give about your needs.

Comment: Re:Why Firefox pisses me off the least (Score 1) 132 132

by hairyfeet (#50014375) Attached to: Chromecast Update Bringing Grief For Many Users
Actually talked to the oldest today....he went back to the last Presto version and disabled updates because of them pulling shit like that LOL, once a diehard Opera user always a diehard Opera user. BTW I hear some of the ex-Opera team are making their own browser, maybe the oldest will get lucky and they'll make a new port of presto.

Comment: Re:Why Firefox pisses me off the least (Score 3, Informative) 132 132

by hairyfeet (#50011479) Attached to: Chromecast Update Bringing Grief For Many Users

Luckily this isn't the bad old days where it was just IE and netscape, today you DO have options! There is Comodo Dragon (what I use, better security features and no phone home to Google) Chromium, SWIron, and Opera which my oldest boy swears is the greatest thing ever (boy is he still pissed they quit using presto) and on the gecko side there is Firefox, PaleMoon (the other browser I use, I prefer the UI over IceDragon and it seems snappier), SeaMonkey, IceDragon, if you need really low resource there is always Kmeleon which runs really well even on a P3 running Win98SE and if you want to avoid BOTH the Chromium and Gecko engines you can go with QTWeb which is just what it says on the tin, a cross platform browser that uses Webkit and QT.

Comment: Re:Demographics (Score 1) 247 247

by hairyfeet (#50010031) Attached to: FB Reveals Woeful Diversity Numbers

Or maybe, juuuust maybe, I'm just throwing this out there....we should actually take the words of Dr King to heart and judge people by the content of their character instead of making quotas based on racism?

Remember boys and girls, reverse racism is STILL racism and two wrongs? Never make a right.

Comment: Re: How is this news for nerds? (Score 1) 1051 1051

by cpt kangarooski (#50004865) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Sure. Perhaps you've heard of bigamy? Alice can't marry Carol because Bob already has a vested marital interest with Alice. For example, if Alice marries Carol and dies, Carol is entitled to 100% of her assets as spouse. But so is Bob.

That's not the policy rationale for the prohibition on bigamy, and while it is perhaps a little better of a reason than administrative convenience, it boils down to the same thing, since the question of marital property is one of the issues that legislatures will have to address when the ban is overturned as it inevitably will be.

On the contrary, tradition is absolutely relevant as to whether something is a fundamental right. Marriage is a fundamental right because it's enshrined in our traditions and collective conscience. ...
Polygamy does not have such a place in our traditions or collective conscience, and therefore is not a fundamental right.

Yep, that's the bullshit argument that people were rolling out against same sex marriage all right. That because it wasn't traditional, it wasn't fundamental.

The core mistake with that argument, whether in the context of same sex marriage or marriage among persons already married, or in larger numbers than two, is that what's fundamental is not opposite sex marriage, or same sex marriage, or polygamous marriage, but simply marriage, without qualification of any kind.

Issues like gender, race, consanguinity, marital status, and number of spouses are all restrictions on that singular fundamental right. Whether they stand hinges on whether they can be justified. Two of them, it transpires, cannot be. Ultimately I think the only restriction that will hold up will be consent, and perhaps consanguinity will have to be reframed in terms of consent if it's to be salvaged.

Comment: Re:The answer's simple... (Score 4, Insightful) 131 131

by hairyfeet (#50004411) Attached to: AMD's Project Quantum Gaming PC Contains Intel CPU

Exactly, why leave money on the table when you don't have to? Those that are care about gaming (instead of bragging rights) will pick up the AMD version and use the savings for increased RAM and SSD space which will make for a faster system overall (since games haven't been CPU bound in years) and those that want to brag "I got teh fastest of teh fastest!" can grab the Intel...and AMD gets paid either way, smart move.

Just remember boys and girls do NOT buy your CPUs based on the benchmarks because Intel came right out and admitted they rigged them (which just shows you how toothless the DoJ is these days, I have zero doubt the CEO of Intel could walk out on stage and drop his drawers and tell the DoJ to kiss his ass and the only response would be the DoJ asking what color lipstick he preferred) and this is backed up by Phoronix which shows that with GCC you "magically" get a 30%+ performance boost and their numbers match up almost perfectly with Tek Syndicate who has the $140 FX8350 trading blows with Intel chips costing more than twice the price.

I know I've got to try just about every Intel and AMD chip at the shop and using real world applications side by side and testing them? Yeah....you'll be lucky to get 8% difference in real world uses, sorry. Now sure if you buy a $1000 Intel chip you might get 20% higher....for an increased cost of 600%+, in my book that math don't work so good. I can say I was impressed enough with the FX chips I grabbed the FX8320E and I'm loving every minute of it, its a multitasking beast and even after 6 hours of transcodes I have yet to be able to break above 118F and paired with an R9 280 I can play all the latest games with all the purty and never have a skip nor shudder. If you want to build a badass gaming rig cheap? Go with the FX chips, you will NOT regret it!

Comment: diluting the market (Score 5, Interesting) 235 235

Like most low end Chevy vehicles it'll probably be a complete shame and do the meaning of the word 'electric', that Tesla has worked so hard to craft prestige into, a disservice. 200 miles isn't enough. People will walk away from electric like they walked away from Atari going 'huh, video games are dumb'.

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 2, Insightful) 506 506

by hairyfeet (#50003387) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable?

Lets see...don't care as I'm not a programmer,don't care as I'm not a programmer,Ninite has LO...yeah why don't you try a little harder to just list "shit nobody but Linux users gives two shits about" huh? Maybe you should add GIMP and those googly eyes or the rotating cube desktop crap?

NEWS FLASH less than 1% of the planet is fricking programmers, hence why Linux user base is so low its listed as "other". If this really bugs you so much may I suggest you try thinking different? And to suggest Windows should come with a fricking IDE and compiler...BWA HA HA HA, why should MSFT load up the OS with crap that won't be used just to please the 1% of the world that is programmers? Get your boss to spend a buck or quit whining and find a better boss, LOL!

Comment: Re: Hate to be that guy, but Linux (Score 1) 506 506

by hairyfeet (#50002965) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Are Post-Install Windows Slowdowns Inevitable?
Uhhh...why would you do that? Windows can take care of drivers through WU, if you just have to have the ones that came with the board? Most come with a CD that has a "1 click install" option. As for third party...Ninite. All automated, NO ADWARE, just pick what you want and run the installer...you're welcome :-)

Comment: Re:Another great Scalia line (Score 1) 1051 1051

by electrosoccertux (#49997481) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong to you. The Annenberg Public Policy Center which you point to is dominated by Progressives/Leftists. Therefore their "facts" are debatable as they continually lean heavily to the Leftists narrative (since in Leftist minds, narrative trumps facts).

this is /., what did you expect???

Comment: swearing an oath (Score 1) 1051 1051

by electrosoccertux (#49997465) Attached to: Supreme Court Ruling Supports Same-Sex Marriage

Its nice to see that there is some social progression being made in a country that has had such rocky times lately. Good luck to all the gay couples that can now be 'equals under the law'.

still involves swearing an oath with right hand on the Bible. This speaks both to their valuation of the Bible [not my problem], and their valuation of their word. This latter part should concern you

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