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Comment Re:Wow (Score 1, Interesting) 366

Hang on Mr Coward, which one of Trump's baby-mommas are you talking about? And yes, what's going on right now in the Whitehouse is a horror show. It's an orange man-baby throwing tantrums and doing everything he can to fuck over the rubes he conned into voting for him, and what's worse is that some of the people around him are actually taking him seriously. I can't imagine anything more crooked - he's openly gloating about destroying the environment, destroying public education, taking bribes, blatant nepotism, filling his cabinet with people who are donors, including most who have no idea how to run their departments (or worse, are actively hostile toward them). There's also now a mountain of evidence he worked with Russia during the election (although with Nunes on the payroll, I'm sure a bit of money will make that "go away").

The only good thing about Trump is that he's old and he'll be dead soon. If you voted for him, you helped sell out America.

Comment Re:Bad TV Adjust Box? (Score 2) 184

You can actually create scanlines, focus, tear blur effects etc with pixel shaders with no CPU overhead. It wouldn't be that difficult to take the framebuffer from MAME and use it as a texture to a shader to get any kind of distortion needed really. You could even make it appear as though the game is playing on a curved display.

Comment Re:Cheap (Score 3, Insightful) 626

Maybe some people look at the bigger picture, instead of purely their own selfish interests at that moment in time? Just because the discrimination might not immediately affect them today, it doesn't mean it doesn't affect their staff, family, friends, or the image of America.

Comment Re:Bit Defender (Score 1) 231

BitDefender on OSX is terrible. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone for any reason. It often thrashes the CPU, increasing heat, battery usage, and obviously having a massive impact on disk performance on overall system responsiveness. I've never used it on Windows, and likely never will. Windows Defender has always been fine for me on Windows, I've tried McAfee etc in the past, and they've all been much more trouble than they're worth. I can't deal with the massive performance loss, and strange abnormalities that often impede software testing brought about by AV software meddling in the filesystem and network layer.

There's a reason so many otherwise useful programs try to smuggle AV onto your machine unless you happen to notice it, and opt out. It's because nobody would willingly subject themselves to that.

Comment Re:AV is a joke (Score 4, Informative) 352

Exactly. I do the same, if we get a new PC with commercial AV installed (usually some trial) it's the first thing I uninstall to installing improve disk performance by 50-100%. The Windows 10 built-in AV works fine and doesn't make a PC perform like it has a 5400rpm drive from 2001, instead of a modern SSD.

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