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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.

Comment Re:Welcome to the rest of the world (Score 1) 312

The only DRM I'd say works is Steam DRM as you actually get something in return for the DRM whereas the others just hinder you. With Steam all my games are automatically updated, don't have to mess with router rap or log in screens or any of that mess for MP and the service is just top notch, when I had a problem on a weekend night right before Xmas no less I filed a support ticket and was being helped in less than an hour.

But of course what we are talking about is less about DRM and more about the region bullshit big corps use to divide the market and squeeze every penny, see how badly Australia gets screwed as an example.

Comment Re:From my cold dead hands... (Score 1) 257

Then switch to Linux full time and stop using an ancient OS? You can very easily have XP in a VM on your Linux box and that way you won't be an STD on the net? Folks can waste their mod points and mark me down ALL they want but as someone who has to clean up the messes facts are facts and the fact is XP is the most infected OS by a country mile because security frankly wasn't even a thought upon design. To this day XP runs like crap unless you run as admin and it takes a LOT of massaging to get it to run most applications in any other permissions level.

But if you REALLY hate MSFT soooo much do us all a BIG favor and just switch to Linux with a VM of your creaky old, broken down, soon to be the biggest security nightmare since the Melissa worm XP, okay? Like it or not when patches end every script kiddie on the planet is gonna hit that OS like a Bangkok Whore on coupon day because most of the patches for Vista/7 will affect XP as well so it'll be trivial to cook up bugs that won't be patched.

Your system is powerful enough to make running a VM trivial so there really is no excuse to run a 14 year old broken mess.Fuck go download a copy of Win 7 off of TPB, at least you won't be risking the whole net that way man.If you want a legal Tiger and Newegg has been selling Win 7 OEM for just $80, that is just $13 a year to have a patched OS. There really is no excuse dude, let go of the dinosaur.

Comment Re: Another day, another anti-Apple story (Score 5, Insightful) 326

I don't think it has a thing to do with being "anti-Apple" but in reality folks just waking up and realizing the quality of Apple products has seriously gone down hill since the passing of Jobs.

Say what you will about Jobs, and from what I've read I'd say he was probably a sociopath, but the man did care about the quality of his products. If given the choice of shaving pennies and making something low quality or going for the better tech and raising the price Jobs always seemed to go for the latter which is probably why they built up a rep for quality products. Compare this to Cook who came from the supply side of Apple and seems to be more concerned with stock price and maximizing profits than he does with quality and frankly it shows, with iPhone 5s suffering BSODs and having maps that are a joke and now this?

I'm sorry but the longer we go past the death of Jobs the more it looks like Apple is taking a page from Sony's book and trading on past reputation by putting out less quality products priced as if it were quality. So while you see it as bashing I see it as customers waking up and realizing the much vaunted Apple quality just ain't what it used to be.

Comment Re:From my cold dead hands... (Score 0, Troll) 257

You are making a joke but I really don't see why so many would want to hang onto XP as frankly? Its a piece of shit, sorry but it is.

1.-When XP came out the average system had 256MB of RAM or less so XP will bitchslap the swap even when it has tons of memory to spare. 2.- Speaking of memory not only are you limited to 3.2Gb of memory but it doesn't even manage that well, requiring a reg hack to keep the system from taking 2GB for itself. 3.- Its support for newer tech like NCQ, SATA, 3G, etc is frankly bolted on and piss poor at best, 4.- Its got patches for its patches, making system instability and "Winrot" pretty much a given,hell I could go on all day.

Frankly anything from 2007 on up can run Windows 7 quite easily, I have put Win 7 Home on both a first gen C2D and a Pentium D, both with 1.5GB of RAM and they run just fine and anything older? Honestly you are just throwing money away as most of the older office machines and consumer boxes are Pentium 4 and the P4 is just insane when it comes to heat and power usage so hanging onto one is just nuts.

For those that have a system too old to take Win 7 I suggest you pick up an AMD Bobcat board, those can be found in the $80 price range and its dual cores and Radeon GPU will stomp the old P4s while sipping less than 20w under load,use a PCI-IDE adapter to keep your old HDD and DVD and there ya go,for just $100 counting a 4GB stick of RAM you have a new unit that can do 1080P while using less under load than a P4 by itself uses in idle. Tiger and Newegg has been selling Win 7 HP OEM for around $80 so for a final total of less than $200 shipped you can toss the power hog P4 AND XP AND have you a nice unit that will easily out perform the old junk you are replacing. BTW for those that want a cheap mediatank/HTPC I highly recommend the Bobcat, does 1080P over HDMI and supports hybrid crossfire so you can add a cheap discrete down the line and get more performance if/when you need it.

Comment Re:Hey look, it's Commodore and company! (Score 2) 42

The problem is gonna be the patents, especially for mobile GPUs. Anybody who has looked into that stuff can tell you pretty much any way to make a screen render has a patent or hundred and they are all held by a handful of players who sure as hell don't want you playing in their sandbox. Wireless is just as bad, with pretty much every way to send a signal patented up the wazoo.

So while you might pull this off in countries without the IP bullshit but in the corporate states of America its not likely.

Comment Re: Good thing no one used it (Score 5, Insightful) 225

Except it won't because

1.-The clueless will never hear of this guy, and

2.-The ones that know WTF they are doing and put up the most files don't hang around sites that look like they were coded by a 14 year old girl.

Most likely all the "data" he collected is a bunch of clueless wannabes trying to play big fish in a teeny tiny pond and won't be worth shit.

Comment Re:Public domain (Score 1) 327

Uhhh...I thought they moved to CA because the old cameras needed a LOT of light and the east coast has a lot of overcast skies in the winter?

As for TFA? I'm personally loving it as it bites the globalists right on the ass. For years many of us have pointed out that globalism is bullshit, it spreads misery to many for the sake of a few but as long as they could keep sending the work overseas to places where they work for pennies while stashing their ill gotten gains in money laundering scams like double dutch and irish whip it was all good...well lets see how they like having all their IP go buh bye because they didn't like when the globalism didn't go their way. Personally I hope the bastards lose billions but then they'll just get the gov to write them a check.

Comment Re: Didn't they learn from Microsoft? (Score 1) 362

Sorry but if you would have bothered to read my journal you would have seen the bug ONLY affected FF, nobody else. Because it ran as the user it allowed a hidden iFrame to use the bookmark autofill to send spam to everyone in a Yahoo address book. Again this did NOT affect anybody else, not even IE, it was ONLY FF that was vulnerable and that is because of their piss poor security.

Comment Re:Didn't they learn from Microsoft? (Score 3, Insightful) 362

Insightful? Really? A locked down control freak company cuts out anything that would compete with their appstore crapstore and you APPLAUD that shit? So by your logic Win 8 would be the most perfect OS evar if they nonly made it so it will only run MSFT approved software from the crapstore? You DO know that the original plan for iOS was to have it so ONLY Apple could have native apps, with everyone else stuck in an HTML ghetto and THAT is why Jobs killed any chance of Flash on iOS, yes?

As for TFA I was a FF user before it was even called FF, and the suite before that, but no more, its simply a bad idea security wise to run FF any longer from Windows. See my journal for the Yahoo Porn Bug, one of many that will ONLY run on FF thanks to their frankly piss poor security mdoel. Chromium had support for running the browser in low rights mode less than 6 months after Vista was released, this same low rights mode could trivially be added to AppArmor or SELinux yet here it is SEVEN YEARS LATER and FF still makes the browser run with the same rights as the user? Madness!

People can hate and call me names but that won't change reality and reality is good security practices are good, bad practices re bad, and to run the #1 attack vector on ANY computer at the same permission level as the user is piss poor design. You have several FOSS browsers to choose from that have MUCH better security such as Chromium, I'd recommend using one of those and staying away from FF, especially if you are on Windows where even IE runs at a lower permission level than FF.

Comment Re:My friends are my identity (Score 1) 140

The problem with I2P and Freenet is they haven't been tested in court and how many of you are really gonna risk 50+ years in PMITA prison just to find out what the court rules?

You see the problem as explained to me by a bud that works in the state crime lab is how vague and open ended the laws on CP are, especially distribution and possession. He explained like this..."If I give you a safe and tell you to take it down the street and you are pulled over the way the possession and distribution laws are even if you can't open the safe you can STILL be charged with distributing CP if we find it in the safe." I mean sure you can fight it,heck you might even many of you could afford to spend a couple of years going from a cell to the court just to test it? For those that think it can't happen look up the guy in FLA that lost 3 years of his life because the company laptop had a rootkit that let scum download CP on his net. He lost his wife, his job, most of his friends, and spent nearly 100k just to clear himself.

. So while the ideas of hiding among the crowd and plausible deniability sound nice until the courts rule on what you will and won't be responsible for when using software like I2P? You are literally risking your life when you use it.

Comment Re:Trust no one (Score 3, Funny) 330

I agree 100%,which is why I wonder why so many attack when I suggest that we should simply discuss whether Naomi Wolf is on to something when she suggests that Snowden may be a plant working still for the NSA. After all it DOES make sense, you can't have a chilling effect if nobody knows to be scared but at the same time there would be too much backlash (not to mention giving groups like the ACLU court standing) if they just came out and said it, so what to do? The answer is simple...disgruntled employee.

This way those that you want to be scared, the ones that read up on such things, your rabble rousers, WILL be scared and the clueless can be told "its just a disgruntled employee, nothing to see here" and they will go along, finally groups like the ACLU and FSF can't get a court case unless the gov admits they are spying on everyone (because the courts say you have to show you were targeted to have standing) so the disgruntled employee angle neatly sidesteps it. You have to admit, if he is a plant? Its WELL played. I have talked to plenty of folks at the shop and on forums that fear talking out about politicians or the gov for fear of getting a file started while at the same time most of the right wing teabagger types have parroted the disgruntled employee angle, well played.

As for TFA I'm sure if you ask Bruce Schneier he'll tell you the same, that you shouldn't trust him or anybody else. Of course the bitch is everything from SELinux to most of our crypto now needs to be looked at with an aura of mistrust because much of it ame from the NSA or won NSA contests so you have to wonder, did they choose it for a nefarious reason? Like they know how to break it? And after reading up on the Kickstarter I'm fully convinced Truecrypt is worthless thanks to the extra blob it has on Windows that nobody knows WTF it does and the fact it won't compile from source and work.

What we need now is a handful of guys like Schneier to come together and give us some basic crypto tools that can be independently compiled, tested, and retested to insure that it works. But if I were forced to choose between something that has been handled or approved by the NSA, something like Truerypt where we now know that the source and binary do NOT math and there are hidden extra bits on Windows, or something approved of by Schneier or worked on by him like twofish? I think I'd choose Schneier.

BTW does anybody know of a tool that does full disc encryption on Windows like Truecrypt that ISN'T a big question mark when it comes to sewcurity?

Comment Re:dark conspiracy against open hardware (Score 1) 273

Don't be ridiculous, the NSA control the backbone and one you have control of the backbone you don't NEED backdoors, all you need is a datacenter fast enough to process the data. Say someplace in Utah maybe?

As for TFA all the group does is let you use the little USB logo, who cares? How many people actually look for or even know WTF the little USB logo is? Not many. Just call it "USB compatible" and all it a day.

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