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Comment Re:Wht not sound? (Score 1) 128

Some years back it was quite tricky to get working in distributions that didn't pre-configure it, required equal proportions of skill and dumb luck. If you stuck to the more user friendly stuff like ubuntu, mint, etc. it's likely you never would have experienced issues. I remember a great deal of frustration before finally just going back to alsa with arch. Damn thing was impossible...

But, like the former difficulty of wifi, it's mostly a distant memory. Mostly...

Comment Re:Are you guys stupid or something? (Score 2) 239

You ought to be able to see that from a long way off if it's pointed at you.

Yeah, but directly?

The problem with that, probability-wise is that space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 119

I'm just saying that it's a bit early to call the 9600 an obsolete piece of shit when, despite what you have convinced yourself as I doubt you own one, it runs newer games fine on medium settings (though admittedly, gamebroyo isn't that intensive). Besides obviously low end cards, I think it's a stretch to call anything in the DX10 generation obsolete.

Comment Re:Finally (Score 1) 119

Elaborating a bit: I can indeed play skyrim on the 9600 GT, but I usually play connected to a fairly low resolution display (my 720p TV), I'm running TinyXP on a gaming partition, and I've got pretty decent specs otherwise (8GB DDR3 1600, Phenom II x4). Yes, it's not the greatest of the great, but it runs acceptably. Indeed, it outperforms the low end of the 500 series by a decent margin. The 9600 GT is not an outdated piece of shit.

Nitpick: the 400 and 500 series should be considered a single series; they both use the Fermi architecture. Likewise, the 200, 9000, and 8000 series should be considered similarly. Every new nVidia series does not a generation make.

Is the 9600 an older card? Yes. Is it an outdated piece of shit? Absolutely not. Anything that can play brand new games on medium+ settings is not by any means obsolete. Just because the card is older than you, it doesn't make it an outdated piece of shit.

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