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Comment Re:Elementary OS (Score 1) 510

I like elementary OS, but it has problems. The last time I tried it, everything worked great until my PC went into sleep mode from which it could not be awakened without performing a hard reset. I replaced elementary OS with Linux Mint on the same PC and had no problems.

For that reason, I would recommend Mint over elementary. I'm also quite fond of KDE neon.

Comment Re:Music makes no sense (Score 1) 167

Or a heart that is moved by other types of music. That twangy stuff doesn't work for me. Very little rock music is moving to me either, although I do enjoy some specific rock bands.

In general, my most listened to genres are classical, ambient, downtempo/chillwave, lounge, jazz noir, new age, trip-hop and trance.

Submission + - Science Fiction Actor Bill Paxton Dies At Age 61 ( 1

An anonymous reader writes: Bill Paxton starred in a surprising number of cult science fiction favorites. After playing the blue-haired punk rocker who confronts The Terminator , and the mean older brother in John Hughes nerd comedy Weird Science, Paton was cast as private Hudson in Aliens , the soldier who at one point wails "Game over, man!" Sigourney Weaver called his performance "brilliant', while James Cameron said Paxton's character released some of the audience's tension. "Bill made up different dialogue on every take, and he was yelling it over a machine gun, so none of it actually recorded."

Paxton also appeared in Predator 2, Apollo 13, Twister, and James Cameron's Titanic. Most recently provided the voice of the executive Kahn in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and had a recurring role as Hydra agent John Garrett in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Comment Re: FINALLY! (Score 1) 281

The K6 came out in 1997 and competed with the Pentium II. Later the K6-2 (and 3) competed with the Pentium III. The AMD CPUs were about on par in integer performance, but got left in the dust when it came to floating point performance. AMD didn't pull ahead of Intel until the Athlon, which was partially due to Intel's poor design for the Pentium 4 but also because the Athlon was a great CPU itself.

One thing that helped AMD out in the late 90s was 3DNow!, which was introduced in the K6-2 and that quite a few games supported. It really made a noticeable difference if you had decent 3D hardware. At the time, I was running a K6-2 400MHz with dual Voodoo 2 cards in SLI, piped through a Matrox Millennium II. I could run Unreal at 1024x768 with maxed out settings. I remember my roommate and friends being quite envious, heh.

Comment Re: No complaints (Score 1) 262

And of course PC RTS's have evolved into the "you have to micromanage every tiny unit clicky clicky fests on adderall" subgenre rather than the "lasso a bunch" genre they originally were.

Uh, no. Your own example of Herzog Zwei did not have multiple select and neither did Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty. The lasso a bunch crap came with the mainstreaming of RTS games around the time Command & Conquer and other poser games came out.

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