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Comment: Re:Google Streams (Score 1) 307

by nanoflower (#49560653) Attached to: Google Insiders Talk About Why Google+ Failed
I know what you are talking about. I had a Gmail account and a Youtube account. Thanks to Google playing around with the settings and at one time requiring people to sign up to G+ I have three Google+ accounts. Of which I wanted and use none. I can't be the only one that ended up with something like that.

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

by nanoflower (#49505677) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business
Depends on what you want to do with it. Older games would work fine with an I3. Newer games could run a bit slower as some of the latest can take advantage of extra cores. Though it seems to fall off rapidly once you get past 3 cores. This may all change once games start utilizing Direct X 12 as it moves more of the workload on to the GPU.

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

by nanoflower (#49500409) Attached to: AMD Withdraws From High-Density Server Business
Look up XSplit. The newest version of XSplit Broadcaster natively supports x264 software encoding as well as Intel QuickSync, NVIDIA NVENC, AMD VCE, and AVerMedia H.264 hardware encoding. What I couldn't tell from a quick look around the site is if XSplit Gamecaster also supports the same hardware encoding options as XSplit Broadcaster.

Comment: Re:Singled out? (Score 1) 247

by nanoflower (#49478979) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges
I don't know but the fact that Bing and DuckDuckGo show up would say that Google isn't hiding them since DuckDuckGo is used to avoid giving Google ad revenue and Bing is pure competition. The others you mentioned do show up at the bottom of the page in alternative searches so my guess is Yahoo doesn't appear due to the SEO and not some nefarious scheme by Google.

Comment: Re:*IF* that was true (Score 1) 247

by nanoflower (#49478915) Attached to: EU To Hit Google With Antitrust Charges

At what point is that abusive versus just good business. What if Google had two prices where one was for customers that used their android services (store, geo-location, etc.) and the other was for those that didn't want the geo-location service. It makes sense for Google to offer the clients getting everything a lower price as they can make it up with their geo-location service.

Is that considered abusive? If so then most companies would have to be considered abusive.

Comment: Re: It was inevitible (Score 2) 303

by nanoflower (#49397857) Attached to: Microsoft Engineer: Open Source Windows Is 'Definitely Possible'
Simply sticking to what he knows. He doesn't really understand technology so he isn't in a good position to judge what will succeed. So he stays away from it and stick with things like consumables that he can fully understand and see if it is likely to succeed like Kraft foods.

+ - Microsoft Releases MS-DOS Mobile->

Submitted by helix2301
helix2301 writes: I’m no fan of April Fools, but this one is pretty good: Microsoft today released MS-DOS Mobile, a new Windows Phone app “built from the ground up” to bring back the C:\ prompt. Sadly, my DOS skills long ago atrophied, but this app actually includes a fully-working copy of Microsoft’s pre-Windows OS.

“The MS-DOS Mobile preview is an essential download,” Microsoft’s Luke Peters writes in the Lumia Conversations blog. “Whether you’re going back to BASIC, or simply booting into DOS for the first time, MS-DOS Mobile marks the next step in Microsoft’s reinvention of productivity.”

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Comment: Re:It may survive a court challenge... (Score 4, Insightful) 84

by nanoflower (#49369011) Attached to: FCC Chairman: Net Rules Will Withstand Court Challenge

I don't see it as a sudden change since they had been fighting this war for a number of years. Sure, the FCC had come down on the side of the cable companies most of the time but the fact that the issue of network neutrality came and kept coming up year after year shows that this isn't some sort of massive change out of nowhere. It was a clear reaction to the cable companies refusal to work with the FCC as they clearly kept saying 'I'm not going to do what you want and you can't make me.' This is just the FCC stepping and saying that they can make them do what they want.

Given what the courts have said in the past I don't see a challenge to the FCC rules coming from the courts. Congress is another matter.

Comment: Re:Conditional recording (Score 1) 447

by nanoflower (#49364701) Attached to: Why the Final Moments Inside a Cockpit Are Heard But Not Seen
Passengers have zero rights to know what is going on in the cockpit at any time. The airlines and the FAA or relevant local agencies, on the other hand, do have rights to know what is going in the cockpit. Especially if it impacts air safety. The question that I have not seen answered is will adding video surveillance to the cockpit increase air safety in any noticeable way.

Comment: Re:what will be more interesting (Score 1) 662

by nanoflower (#49348053) Attached to: Jeremy Clarkson Dismissed From Top Gear
For the most part they weren't even opinions. The last comment that got him into trouble was when they had been filming a segment for a while where Clarkson needed to pick between three (cars, I think) and he choose the 'Eeney Meeney Miney Moe' nursery rhyme only he supposedly used the N word instead of tiger. That was done while they were filming but not in public. So it was bad form and certainly something not to be proud of but not anything like an assault and not something that was clearly racist. More like Clarkson being bored and trying to be funny.

One can't proceed from the informal to the formal by formal means.