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Comment Re:IMO, it is not going to work (Score 1) 166

Not to mention the rotting elephant in the room is the ISPs are all going with worse data caps and as Onlive found out one huge Internet bill because you ran over your cap and that is a customer you'll never get back and this doesn't even take into account latency.

So there really is no upshot for the user and the cons outweigh the pros..yeah..good luck with that.

Comment Re:Ahh, predicting the future... (Score 4, Interesting) 129

The bigger question is how long are we gonna keep this broken system we call capitalism? Like it or not Star Trek had it right in that once the tech reaches a certain point capitalism doesn't work and I'd argue that for the majority we are already there.

Lets face facts, the entire basis of capitalism, trading labor for capital, is already dead. Like it or not the true moral of John Henry was that you could work yourself into a grave and still not beat the machine because it never gets tired, never hurts or gets sick, doesn't take bathroom breaks, it will work 24/7. Its quite obvious that we are already reaching the point that the majority simply isn't required to work as their labor is worthless when compared to the machine. Hell we are already at the point that corps like Walmart and Mickey D's have their wages paid by the government in the form of aid, why? Because if they had to pay a living wage they could just replace the workers with machines and end up better off, less errors, better performance, the human will always be at a disadvantage compared to the machine. You could replace the entire staff at a Mickey D with a modern computer controlled assembly line and it would run like Swiss watch, the people just aren't needed.

We have already seen the "just educate the masses herpa de derp" is a failure, the massive student loan defaults drive a stake through that particular lie, so what to do? I would argue the only thing one CAN do without having massive revolts is to simply pay the masses not to work, just as we pay farmers not to grow, because like it or not we are quickly reaching a point where the tech has made us humans obsolete.

Comment Re:There are other applications (Score 1) 291

The ONLY really quiet HSF that actually works is the Zalman coolers and they are big, bulky, and expensive, but its that or water cooling. And speaking of money you REALLY should buy a low end Asrock board as those X3 chips have really really REALLY good unlock rates. Hell my youngest is gaming on an Athlon X3 that we unlocked to a Phenom X4 with a cheap asrock board, got a 3.3GHz X3 for $65 and turned it into a 3.3Ghz quad core gaming beast. Paired with an HD7750 it just sips power while tearing through the games, just a sweet system.

Comment Re: ..and mouse scroll. (Score 1) 326

Uh huh, that is why its selling so well and folks have so much "fun" with it is because they really wanted a sailphone for a PC, right.

Look its REALLY simple, Ballmer lost his shit because Apple became the largest company and instead of accepting that PCs had gotten "good enough" for most folks and that he should be trying to sell value add to the OS he instead....makes a sailphone OS. A sailphone OS that admins don't want, and gamers don't want and to top it off OEMs don't want it either.

Ya wanna know the REAL reason Android is selling? Its NOT because of mobility, its because Android IS WINDOWS, its Windows as it USED to be. Its simple to use,yet still easy to get to the system settings. It has an appstore sure, but it takes a single click to allow programs from anywhere. Its as easy to customize for Joe and Jane Average as changing a Windows wallpaper was, and it runs quite well on a multitude of devices. At the same time Android was rising MSFT was putting out the bloated piggie that was Vista and while 7 did well instead of learning and listening somebody decided that they could just "be Apple" and put out locked down high priced hardware...nope, I got better odds of winning the powerball.

You give folks what they want and they buy, give them shit and tell them "you don't need that" and watch them walk away...what is so hard to understand?

Comment Re:..and mouse scroll. (Score 1) 326

Oooorrrrrr..I could NOT BUY THEIR PRODUCT and along with millions of others refuse to be dictated to and told "You don't need that" and watch it go down in flames and wadda ya know, that is exactly what is happening as folks refuse to buy new PCs or switch to android devices.

Huh, a company treats the users like crap, refuses to listen and has their flagship product go down the shitter, who'd have thunk it?

Comment Re:..and mouse scroll. (Score 3, Insightful) 326

What pissed me off the most is how they pushed the "bringing back the start button" in the press when in reality all it is is a shortcut for the fucking Metro start screen. This is why I call it "WinGoatse" as like a Goatse it was all just a trick to get you to go for it and isn't what you were expecting at all.

What I have found here in the trenches is the only "work" folks want done on Win 8 is to remove the thing, I haven't seen this level of hatred from the public since WinME, even Vista wasn't THIS hated. They can give 1-100 SPs but until they let users have the choice of REALLY getting rid of the "LULZ I Iz A Cellphone LULZ, check out me appstore LULZ" bullshit I have a feeling my best business is gonna be in getting rid of 8 and selling Win 7 units.

BTW just FYI but if you wanna go back to Win 7 download the trial of Driver Magician and choose "update drivers" followed by Win 7 X64, they usually have access to drivers for just about any piece of hardware and so far I have yet to run into a piece of hardware that I couldn't "downgrade" to Win 7..

Comment Re:There are other applications (Score 1) 291

You should look at an HD7750, they will most likely be sub $75 in a few weeks and it uses nearly 30% less than the 240 while being MUCH faster when it comes to pixel and texel rate, source.

My youngest got one and I have to say I'm impressed, curbstomps my HD4850 while being whisper quiet and putting out VERY little heat. You could probably pair that with an ULV AMD or Intel and get a sub 150w gaming system pretty easily.

Comment Re:Assumptions (Score 5, Insightful) 776

I'm throwing a flag, bullshit on the field. The ones using the most wasteful energy can WELL afford any bullshit price hikes you an come up with, won't stop Rev Al Gore from farting around in a one man lear jet or having a fleet of SUVs like he's El Presidente, the ONLY ONES that price hikes hurt are the ones who can least afford it and who AL.READY CONSERVE and that is of course the poor.

I've said it before and I'll say it again the answer is NOT price hikes, just the opposite in fact, its making better choices cheap enough the masses can easily afford it. Why does the USA use so much gas? Because the average MPG is just 14 here, but why? Because the poor can only afford used cars for the most part and the cheapest ones are also piggies. What you need is a "people's car/truck" that runs on diesel so you can switch to biofuels when they are viable, gets a minimum of 40MPG and cots no more than $20K and then use "cash for clunkers" style program along with subsidies to get the poor out of the old gas hogs.

But I just love how the greenies want to fuck everybody with price hikes because THEY can afford them while ignoring that even a 40c a gallon gas hike raises the cost of food enough that more Americans will be going hungry. When you add to that a right wing owned by the "let 'em die!" teabaggers trying to gut food stamps and any other aid to the poor a price hike is the LAST fucking thing we need, too many are already going hungry as it is.

Comment Re:Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (Score 1) 330

How did I get modded "troll" when if anybody would have bothered to RTFA they would have seen that OSNews got their info from Ars Technica who got it straight FROM FUCKING GOOGLE!!!

1 CLICK, 4 SECONDS. either the mods are the laziest slobs on earth or "don't be evil" is some sort of RDF that even shields Google from their own fucking press releases. Jobs would be proud, even he couldn't create an RDF that fucking strong.

Comment Re:There are other applications (Score 1) 291

If you are playing with triple screens or a 4K screen you are correct but at 1080P or lower (my screen is 1600x900) then the bandwidth difference frankly means nothing. I have seen this first hand as the youngest already bought an HD7750 and he frankly smokes my system in Borderlands II, he has everything cranked and never drops below 45FPS while I have to keep it on medium to keep it above 30FPS with large battles.

Comment Re:Embrace, Extend, Extinguish (Score 0, Troll) 330

Uhhh...this is different than Google...how exactly? In case you missed it Google is locking down Android and removing APIs and taking more and more of what was once "open"proprietary and then to add insult to injury they Google is testing giant intrusive banner ads which they swore they would NEVER do which is why some of us switched to them in the first place.

So allow me to say, which since getting engaged I so rarely get to do anymore....I TOLD YOU SO, I did, I told you so. I said "If you all go mobile it will bite you right in the ass, its all proprietary and locked down and nasty" and what do we see? Apple,Google, and MSFT all racing to see who can have the nastiest lock in and worst practices. Hell Google even took what was once a bog standard laptop and locked the thing down so damned badly that the ONLY way to install a different OS is to 1.- Put in a half page of CLI to put the system into "dev mode", 2.-WIPE THE DRIVE, no dual booting allowed citizen, 3.- Then and ONLY then can you ONLY install one of a handful of Linux distros with hacked bootloaders. No BSDs, No windows, nothing.

So I'm sorry folks but we are about to head into another computing dark age, one I call "the return of the consoles" as that is all you re gonna have, consoles that will ONLY run corp approved apps bought through a corp controlled appstore and when they no longer support it? Throw it away as you won't be able to load shit as nobody will support it anymore than they supported the original Xbox after the X360 came out. Its all gonna be locked down, first party crap with the only third party being those that pay their $699 license fees and 30% of every dime they make. And ya know what? Its gonna fucking SUUUUUCCCKKKK.

And just remember when it happens and all you iPhone and Galaxy owners are crying about being screwed old hairy told ya so, he truly did.

Comment Re:yum (Score 2) 358

Actually it has to do with the fact that THIS IS A USA SITE, made in the US and targeted at a USA audience.

Now I don't see why we have to deal with arrogant jerks from other countries, I mean do we go to THEIR sites and demand they put everything in USD or give us car analogies? No we don't. So by that same token if they don't like it here they can STFU, take the /. source which is freely available BTW, and go make "Slashworld, news for those that don't live in the imperialist USA" and call it a day.

Comment Re:There are other applications (Score 4, Informative) 291

But everyone here is missing the REAL advantagse of new GPUs....power consumption and price. My HD4850 uses over 110w and reaches nearly 190c under load, the HD7770 I'm getting for my BDay? It is nearly 60% faster while uses less than HALF of the power and creating less heat by nearly half. And while my HD4850 new cost nearly $300 the HD7770? Can be had for less than $100.

Now that CPUs have pretty much maxed out the big gains will be in GPUs, both on power and price. Sure the top 'o the line will be a giant wallet raper but those are really ePeens more than anything and the biggest sales will be the $75-$150 range and that is where we are seeing some really sweet cards.

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