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Comment Re:Hmmm. (Score 1) 58

That is kind of ironic. Do think that nVidia and AMD are doing more or fewer application-specific tweaks in their drivers today? Because I don't believe that the latter is the case. (After all, Microsoft does it even with regular Windows software.)

Considering NVidia has special driver releases right after new games that are "optimized" for the new game. Plus a special bundled tool to "optimize" games to your graphics card... Yeah, it is not even a secret any more.

Comment Re:So it's a PC (Score 2) 264

Hell, I can still install and run DOS natively on the latest Core i7 series CPUs. What little kids like "phresno" don't get is that backward compatibility is and always has been one of the strengths of x86 PCs.

Yeah, it's SO backwards-compatible, you only need to jump through FOUR flaming hoops to run a 16-bit installer.

You don't have to jump through ANY hoops you just need to be running a 32-bit version of windows. AMD64 does not support 16-bit x86.

Comment Re:Misleading? (Score 1) 122

Libertarians are under the delusion that an armed population, with a substantial fraction of them willing to shoot a bully or (in the case of a gang attack) take as many as possible down before one of them gets them, tends to make bullies and gangsters back down, or at least go find somebody who isn't alert enough to get his gun out in time.

The irony of that statement is that there's a technical term for a self-organized group of people working at a common cause for the (alleged) benefit of all. That term is "government".

The problem with Libertarianism is that inside every small government, there's a big government trying to get out.

That and that for every beneign government you get 10 dictators and warlords + thousands of dead.

Comment Re:Sigh (Score 1) 159

"Proof" is an absolute. It's either waterproof or its not.

Otherwise it's water-resistant.

It might be water-resistant at a greater depth, but if you're claiming water-resistance, it should at least be resistant to any reasonable depth the average (non-diver) might use to in anyway.

"Better waterproofing" just means it wasn't waterproof before.

Maybe you will finally be able to wear it outside without voiding warranty?

Comment Re:Don't buy a Mac for Specs. (Score 1) 472

Ahh, now we are getting somewhere, that's atleast a CPU right? But you still failed because Broadwell is from 2014. It's 2016 and everyone else is shipping skylake.

So... it's a two year-old computer, not a four year-old computer. An every-other-year update cycle seems pretty reasonable, given the pace at which processor performance is changing these days (slower than it used to). As for GPUs, meh, these aren't gaming rigs.

I got my 2 year old retina 13" MBP about 2 years ago. It's still a better laptop than the two 'high end' Lenovos my employer foisted on me in the interim.

A) It's unixy under the hood. I can bring up a bash shell and work on the command line.

So is my Thinkpad, infact it is a lot unixier by being Linux

B) It's case is good. It doesn't fall apart over time.

Neither does any laptop costing more than $100

C) The retina screen makes working on text better than on a lower resolution screen

And is lower res and overall worse screen than a high end ThinkPad

D) It's neither too big nor too heavy

It is the same size as any other ultrabook pro.

E) It isn't running Windows

As much as ThinkPad is, it CAN, it doesn't mean you have to.

F) The battery lasts long enough for my needs.

Shorter than everybody elses-

G) The RAM and SSD are maxed out.

Maxed out because the max specs are ridiculously low, and you had to pay 10x overprice at purchase for the upgrades, because it is unopgradable later.

Comment Re:Does MS have any idea what they are doing? (Score 1) 369

Microsoft's revenue depends on OEMs who want to sell the cheapest, shittiest hardware possible. That's why Windows, since the earliest versions, uses your hard drive as additional RAM, constantly swapping things back and forth.

This is a troll, right? Not only were we paging on Unix in days of yore, but the system was so primitive you had to allocate space for your physical memory at the head of the paging file.

I forget when Macs got virtual memory. System 7?

Ten. You need virtualized memory before you make virtual memory. Macs had no virtualization or memory protection of any kind before OS X.

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