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Comment Re:Can't decide what's stupider... (Score 1) 857

Oh and as a followup: Aren't the same people screaming about Trump being a "traitor" the same ones who claim that the U.S. "deserves it" whenever there's a terrorist attack? How is a little cyber attacking by Russia or China -- both of whom are slobbered over with love by the anti-US crowd -- worse than that?

Comment Dammit Trump! Enough with the Conspiracy Theories! (Score 4, Funny) 764

That crazy Trump running around blaming the Russians for everything! That guy is completely unhinged and we need a sane establishment-connected candidate like Her Highness Hill --- [whispering] --- Uh.. wait that was Hillary who said that?

Well uh, she's obviously right. There's a vast right wing conspiracy led by the Russkies that's infiltrated all levels of the U.S. Government to stop the most qualified woman on EARTH from being coronated queen of 'Murica! I have in my hand here a list of 47 Russkie agents that are hellbent on subverting Hillary's ascendency to the throne and I propose a witchhunt to ruin their lives!! (in the name of diversity and BLMLGBTQQRSUNVAKEHG rights of course)

Comment Re:Too Bad They Used Linux (Score 1) 85

Yeah, if that level of granularity was used every time there was a security vulnerability related to software that runs on Windows then it might be relevant.

Not to mention the fact that Ubuntu isn't linux: It's a linux distribution that expressly provides an entire software stack, including the software that got hacked here.

Comment Nice previously researched spin in the "article" (Score 5, Informative) 413

Here's what Mike Pence said word for word in his so-called "denialist" and "anti-science" article:

This is not to say that smoking is good for you.... news flash: smoking is not good for you. If you are reading this article through the blue haze of cigarette smoke you should quit. The relevant question is, what is more harmful to the nation, second hand smoke or back handed big government disguised in do-gooder healthcare rhetoric.

And he was right.

Comment Dammit Trump! (Score 4, Funny) 142

None of this bad stuff would have happened if that Donald Trump hadn't fooled those idiot 'Muricans into voting to leave the EU!

If there's one thing that's a confirmed fact from reading Slashdot's editorial spin: If you aren't in the EU you might as well kill yourself now because you either live in the utopian paradise of the EU or you live in Somalia and there's literally no shades of gray.

Just look at the third world hellhole that is Switzerland compared to the economic powerhouse of Greece if you don't believe me!

Comment Re:Take the PCIe logo off the box (Score 0) 157

Considering it's already been reported to AMD and that AMD had to write a whole new driver to change the power delivery for the card, I don't have to "prove" anything.

Standards exist for a reason and they are written by people who are a whole lot smarter than arrogant d-bags named "sexconker" who have never designed a single product in their lives but sure have god complexes.

Comment Re:Take the PCIe logo off the box (Score 3, Insightful) 157

Transient spikes above the average are not the issue here and there's actually a whole different section of the PCIe power specification that deals with the maximum transient spike levels and the maximum allowed rate-of-change in current draw. As long as the transients don't exceed the ratings in the specification they are OK and are to be expected.

The issue here is that on average the Rx 480 was easily drawing well above the limits for a motherboard slot. Over the long-term, this sustained out of spec power draw can cause problems on motherboards, particularly cheap motherboards. When you consider that a low price was a major advertising point on the Rx 480 launch, expecting all of the Rx 480 owners to be running premium X99 motherboards that cost $300+ -- which is exactly what AMD did when demonstrating the Rx 480 on-stage at Computex -- is unrealistic.

Comment Re:Take the PCIe logo off the box (Score 5, Insightful) 157

The new drivers in the default configuration are still out of spec with PCIe.

The fix that AMD applied is to route more power from the 6-pin PCIe power cable to reduce the power drawn from the motherboard. The motherboard is now supposed to be in-spec (of course, independent testing is necessary) but by defintion the 6-pin PCIe cable, which was already providing more than the specification-rated 75W, is definitely out of spec.

Now as a practical matter, the extra power draw through the 6-pin cable will not cause problems with any halfway decent PSU. However, just saying "oh it won't damage your computer in a practical scenario" is not the same thing as complying with the PCIe specification. Actual compliance with PCIe is required to show the logo on the box and advertise compatibility.

The fact that there is now going to be a non-standard "optional" mode that complies with PCIe is nice, but unless it's the default mode out of the box, it's not enough.

Comment Take the PCIe logo off the box (Score 5, Insightful) 157

These cards may or may not damage your motherboard, but there is zero doubt that in the default configuration -- not some out of spec hacked BIOS configuration -- they are not compliant with the PCIe standards.

Putting that PCIe logo on the box is therefore deceptive marketing and AMD should be held accountable here.

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