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Comment Re:Enter the casual, brazen SJW injection (Score 1) 475

You're going to continue noticing it, it's currently incredibly hip to hate on white people, ironically,.. generally articles written by white people.

So so so many articles about X or Y or Z just happen to mention race or gender out of nowhere, once you actually notice what's going on (as you have) you can't help but continue noticing it, there's an onslaught of anti-white, anti-men articles all the time.

My local city newspaper has at least 1 editorial a week which is ridiculously biased / shaming / guilt focused, they just slide it in there. I too, get really sick of this shit.

Comment All I know is LCD and "LED" is awful. (Score 2) 190

I'm a CRT and Plasma man.

I will not be upgrading my plasma until there's a superior option, it's as simple as that.
OLED does sound good but burn in (like plasma, and yes, plasma does burn in, even the final models)

I'm patient, she's still humming along ok, I think I'll get another 3 years out of my Panasonic 65".
I want exceptional blacks, fantastic colour range, a non flickery display, movement that doesn't look weird. I want interpolation which can be disabled.
Considering where the TV market has gone the past 12 months and game consoles, I pretty much 'demand' HDR as well as 4k.

So, I'll wait, I'll wait a long time until they sort it all out.
P.S all this "but this new LCD / LED trick makes them amazing!" yeah no. Just no. The blacks don't cut it in a dark room, not even close.

Comment Execute the management of PopSci (Score 1) 470

In front of their fucking children.

I've emailed these fucking assholes before about this.
http://www.popsci.com/emdrive-...
That link ONLY works in the United States.

As soon as it picks up an Aussie IP address, it does this.
http://www.popsci.com.au/?src=...

They don't mirror the content and it's been going on for multiple years, I'm so fucking sick of it.
Sorry but these people are moronic, it's the internet for fucks sake, there are no borders.

Does anyone with a god damn clue have some kind of contact there, how to stop these assholes doing this stupid shit?

Comment Literally a copy and paste of my post from today (Score 1) 766

Firefox, 64bit nightly user here.

It's still atrociously slow, atrociously. Infact there's a either a bug with one of my plugins or something but I've deliberately endured it for nearly 8 weeks, hoping my feedback data is going in the bloody logs somewhere to help.

I run about 6 or 7 plugins which are all fairly common and I have run the same ones for 3 to 5 years. They worked fine on my last profile rebuild but this most recent one was broken /out of the gate/

It's so bad i'm using chrome primarily. Firefox performance frustrates me absoloutely no end and I've been running e10s, 64bit nightlys now for over 6 months.
Infact, except for the last 4 weeks, the ironic (?) / odd thing is, nightly has been RIDICULOUSLY stable for a piece of nightly code. It's just plain stable. It's just slow as heck.
I don't know what idiot legacy code is in Firefox but they seriously need a scrum or party or a bonus or something and the whole fucking team *STOPS* for 3 weeks solid and focuses on NOTHING but performance, performance, performance.
If you check my slashdot post history, I've been whining about Firefox performance for over 3 years.

It's ridiculous, stop adding features, just stop. Make the damn thing fast. Because Chrome destroys firefox and I'm now running a HEAP of Chrome addons (which I never knew existed) to replicate my Firefox functionality and I'm very, very close to full replication now (Firefox: Tab Mix Plus is bloody hard to replicate, requires multiple poor addons to be configured right)

Seriously, just stop whatever is going on Mozilla devs and bring in "The Carmack" or the equivalent at coding. Scrap something old, I don't care but something is fundamentally wrong when a 24GB memory, quad core machine can run so poorly with a browser.

Comment AMD GPU is a viable option, CPU is not (Score 1) 157

The GPUs are in some cases (often in my country) about 65 to 75% of the price of the nvidia options but 75 to 95% as fast...... they are often a no brainer product.

The CPUs however are atrocious, AMD offers nothing and has offered nothing in a heck of a long time, their new stuff best be significantly better or in the very least, quite a bit better and MUCH cheaper than Intel

Comment Nightly user here. (Score 1) 154

It's still atrociously slow, atrociously. Infact there's a either a bug with one of my plugins or something but I've deliberately endured it for nearly 8 weeks, hoping my feedback data is going in the bloody logs somewhere to help.

I run about 6 or 7 plugins which are all fairly common and I have run the same ones for 3 to 5 years. They worked fine on my last profile rebuild but this most recent one was broken /out of the gate/

It's so bad i'm using chrome primarily. Firefox performance frustrates me absoloutely no end and I've been running e10s, 64bit nightlys now for over 6 months.
Infact, except for the last 4 weeks, the ironic (?) / odd thing is, nightly has been RIDICULOUSLY stable for a piece of nightly code. It's just plain stable. It's just slow as heck.
I don't know what idiot legacy code is in Firefox but they seriously need a scrum or party or a bonus or something and the whole fucking team *STOPS* for 3 weeks solid and focuses on NOTHING but performance, performance, performance.
If you check my slashdot post history, I've been whining about Firefox performance for over 3 years.

It's ridiculous, stop adding features, just stop. Make the damn thing fast. Because Chrome destroys firefox and I'm now running a HEAP of Chrome addons (which I never knew existed) to replicate my Firefox functionality and I'm very, very close to full replication now (Firefox: Tab Mix Plus is bloody hard to replicate, requires multiple poor addons to be configured right)

Seriously, just stop whatever is going on Mozilla devs and bring in "The Carmack" or the equivalent at coding. Scrap something old, I don't care but something is fundamentally wrong when a 24GB memory, quad core machine can run so poorly with a browser.

Comment Re:Public Folders (Score 1) 158

I agree with you, I recall those days fondly - and being able to navigate the tree for other useful files you might need or previous versions but times have changed.

What's unfortunate is such files disapear so regularly due to shit like this, it's a shame there's not a single driver repository which is trusted by so many manufacturers it becomes the defacto place to post drivers and KEEP drivers indefinitely.

Comment Re:Public Folders (Score 1) 158

Absofuckingloutely entirely this. Little BIOS updates to old hardware, links found on some obscure forum and files obscenely difficult to find. I stumble across at LEAST 10 of these kinds of files a year and those are the ones I notice.

Dropbox has slowly gone down the tubes for years, god they are awful.

Comment I just hope the thing competes, somewhere (Score 1) 57

I have an Intel Quad Core, non HT CPU in both my PCs - one a 4590 other a 4690, I think. They run ok, pretty well, DDR3 - but they are still not 'snappy' enough for some operations.

I want things blisteringly fast and I want Windows to NEVER slow down.
I don't care what it takes, I don't know enough about tech, I just want it. Do I need a faster south or northbridge? Do I need more IO? Do I need the OS re-written to have a DEDICATED CPU at all times for 'basic usability' ?

Apple (generally) has the UI as the highest priority no matter what and trickery to make their devices responsive, even when they aren't. I want this in Windows, somehow.
I want to do some intensive CPU stuff over here, run a VM there, Firefox with 2000 tabs here and if it's in the god damned foreground, have it be damned responsive.

I've got 24GB, my next machine will be 32GB of DDR4, I don't knwo how many cores or what chipset I need, just deliver it.

Also, sidenote, my AMD Microserver running FreeNAS has been great, but man I'd love an ECC DDR4, 4 core compatible machine which can run in low power mode AND ramp up to high intensity at a reasonable price.

Comment Anyone want to do the maths? (Score 1) 177

Does anyone know average electricity prices in India? How much the average Indian home uses for power and approximate maintenance of this entire plant? (I'd assume, robots or no, they have at least 30 staff?)

I want to believe in solar, heck I do believe in solar but the cost right now,...
If only the god damn panels didn't degrade (assuming that's not some kind of republican myth?) if the panels were consistently reliable or lived for 100 years, it would make much more sense economically.
"Free" power sounds fantastic, especially if it's not damaging the planet.

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