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Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 94

This is a known issue right now with many of their GPU families and affects all of the major OSes, but is especially prevalent on the latest version of OSX, Win8, Win8.1, Win10, and various kernel versions & distros of Linux.

They are also having pretty big issues with video acceleration (which might be your issue with Chrome corruption) & subtitle rendering (either not showing subtitles at all, or rendering the entire screen black when the subtitle is supposed to display) during video playback.

You are more than likely going to have to use one of the various driver tweaking programs out there from someplace like Guru3D to dig around in the driver settings and disable some "features" at that level.

Comment Re:Jar Jar Binks (Score 1) 424

I think I can answer that - when a Jedi (or Sith) becomes a Force Ghost, they take the form they were when actually at the peak of their raw power in, and connection to, the Force.

For Annakin, this means before he became Vader, because he lost a significant amount of his power once he had to be maintained within the life support suit.

Comment Re:Liberals (Score 1) 585

I can quite understand the thought processes behind that in Florida though - considering the entire state is an absolute disaster in the making when sea levels do rise and hurricanes become even more frequent and destructive. I am not saying they are right to put their heads in the sand and push denial over everything, but when faced with the possible fact that you might lose that entire land mass, everything built on it, and its population in a very short time period, it can lead someone to do all sorts of things to deny the awful truth.

Comment Re:Liberals (Score 1) 585

It isn't just him. There's been support from both sides of the political isle in Congress to do something about the "hypersensitive PC crowd" since the mid 1990's, and they quite recognize that the best place to start fixing the problem, is where it began (in the US, at least) - in the universities. How this will be accomplished without a First Amendment violation, I have no idea, but then again, this is Congress and they passed the PATRIOT Act. I have a feeling we'll see some mixture of audits of professors and their class material coupled with forced removals if they fail the audits under penalty of losing any and all public funding to the university. Sociology departments will be hit the hardest by this, as all of the various "gender/racial" studies courses come under especially close scrutiny.

Comment Re:HTTPS scanning (Score 1) 229

It won't happen, not with how many government systems I am aware of run on some version of the Linux kernel with a myriad of shells and desktop spaces on top of that kernel. Oh, and much of their network equipment also runs on some form of Linux as do many of their security terminals. Now if we could just get the military to stop using Windows on important things like nuclear powered naval ships...

Comment Re:Good guy teleco emplyees... (Score 1) 123

Some people do pay more than one company - especially if you travel a bit and have a dual-band/sim phone. I know when I visit relatives in Canada, I have a SIM I got just for the provider in their area (prepaid), while the other slot holds the SIM I use here at home (contract).

I imagine it's much the same going from the US to Europe or Asia and vice versa.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 1) 127

My ISP takes this a bit more seriously (fortunately). They reject "shotgun" automated takedown/infringement notices by default, especially if there is no official contact information (name, title, email, phone number - all four must be present) with an actual person in the company filing the notice, included. Said information also can't just be some random law firm, it -must- be from the actual company in question or my ISP rejects it out of hand.

I think one of the main reasons is because they are owned by a Canadian ISP who also takes the same approach, and who has the cash and lawyers on retainer to handle any issues that may arise.

Comment Re:Will it block them all? (Score 1) 241

If they are licensing the Ghostery list, it sure as heck does block it, as they don't allow end modification of their list contents. In their official extension, you can enable or disable the blocking of individual items on the list, but as a licensee, I am not sure you can do that in your own application or not.

Comment AT&T, Mysterious Rooms, and the NSA (Score 1) 54

Anyone who worked directly for, or as a contractor for AT&T as far back as at least the early 1990's can tell you there were rooms set up specifically for .gov and LEO use only. You needed security clearances to get into them even as a direct AT&T employee, and they were locked behind keycard/numpad protected doors, etc. It didn't take a genius to figure out what they were using those rooms for, especially when an awful lot of power and telecoms lines ran right to them (we weren't allowed to discuss or ask about them outside of our training sessions when our corporate trainers would say "those rooms are off limits at all times, except that some of you will be promoted to work in them as needed").

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