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Comment I rarely find offices cold enough (Score 2) 356

because they turn off A/C over weekends and whatnot to "save money" where it's probably cheaper to just maintain the temperature rather than start having to cool everything again.

My apartment is rarely cool enough either because it's from the 60's and has shitty insulation and we've had it break consistently every year for the last 3 years. The complex is run by a corporate office out of another state and local management has changed 12 times in 7 years, so rather than replacing anything it limps along with duck tape and prayers. My electric bill was $190 last month, 960 sq feet should be easier to cool.

Comment what a bunch of bullshit (Score 2) 60

You're a liar or a troll. It's as simple as that. I've lived in Indiana my whole life and experienced, firsthand, racists of all colors (you did know that anyone can be a racist, right?) but they're far from the majority. Stop playing the victim, bitterness like this doesn't do anything but keep you locked in and your eyes closed to reality.

Comment By using it all you're giving your implicit assent (Score 2) 295

that this kind of bullshit is okay, same with Apple.

Microsoft has always been evil but they're not even trying to hide it any more. I'm a hardcore gamer so for now I'm sticking with Windows 7 Ultimate on my desktop but my next upgrade will probably not be Windows. Not that Valve is spotless but I sure trust them more than the other, worse, options.

Spending time trying to clean the shit they rubbed in your face out of your eyes doesn't help anyone else. How about just don't let them rub shit in your face?

Comment Re:AMD doesn't have NVDIA's resources to throw aro (Score 2) 114

I don't think you understood my point. My point is they're better off spending money making their Windows drivers/profiles better because that's where they have the most customers and since they don't have nearly the money, which you can see for yourself, they're better off spending it where they get the biggest return. As you pointed out that likely includes the consoles.

Comment AMD doesn't have NVDIA's resources to throw around (Score 2) 114

The STEAM store shows 504 pages of Windows games @ 25 per page = ~12,600 titles. OS X shows 173 pages @ 25 pages = ~4325 titles. Linux + SteamOS shows 99 pages @ 25 pages = 2475 titles but according to steamdb.info which has actual numbers for this category but not the other 2 there are 1,140 titles that work with 499 hinting at support.

This says nothing of sales numbers. Linux has gotten a big boost for gaming from Valve but it's still a distant 3rd and that's only in the PC gaming world and doesn't account for consoles at all.

I doubt AMD has the resources to dedicate to shit like this when they're consistently not the leader of anything. My speculation is that the only reason they still exist so to keep Intel/Nvidia out of monopoly court.

Comment My co-worker (Score 1) 232

(I work in public schools) once told a teacher that the network problems in her lab were because bad data was trapped in the cables and he went around and unplugged everything and left.

I honestly still don't know if he was fucking with her or serious and I had to put it back together again and fix the real issue after.

Comment Well. (Score 1) 133

At my high school, which has no programming classes, my co-worker does lead the robotic's club which uses a simplified version of C to make the robot do things.

We also included Alice on all of our netbooks. It does seem like Scratch is probably more popular these days.

DISCLAIMER: I am not affiliated with any of these and I've only used one of them for like 5 minutes so YMMV. I'm not a programmer at all and the only languages I've spent any time with at all are C and Python and I would barely consider myself an amateur at Python and a nothing at C.

"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972