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Comment Re:"no dedicated GPU" (Score 1) 79

I am typing this on an AMD APU system that claims to have an integrated Radeon HD 8400, and I can assure you that it is terrible gutter trash and is barely functional with any significant applications running.

So, just like having a real Radeon then?

I kid, I kid. I'm not going to look that one up, but a lot of these integrated chipsets are nothing like what the model number would imply. I remember nVidia outright changed the name they were reporting for a couple of different integrated video chipsets, without actually doing anything to improve performance. That was worth a snicker, too.

Comment Re:Missing the point (Score 1) 92

I'm less concerned about my exact location being sent in emergencies than by the fact that my phone can now be hacked to provide by exact location AT ALL TIMES.

Nobody has to hack your phone at all to get your location down to a few meters in the best case, using DtoA. You just have to be in sight of two towers. Then they do a little math with your timestamps and they know right where you are. Get over the idea of positional privacy if you have a cellphone turned on.

Comment Re:Define "Emergency" (Score 1) 92

Since it's pretty much ILLEGAL to call 911 when there isn't an emergency, any claims that "THEY" are going to use it to get you are ridiculous.

Last I checked, in a few places you still dialed 9-1-1 to reach the PD whether you had an emergency or not. Other places get quite cross about it, which is why the practice should either be made universal or abolished.

If someone wanted to get you, they'd make your phone dial 9-1-1 and make threats, preferably in your voice. Of course, they have to have owned your phone already, but there's new vulns all the time.

Comment Re:Why not? - What Trump really said (Score 1) 472

DONALD TRUMP: They should at least try to get it right. And if they don't do a retraction, they should, you know, have a form of a trial. I don't want to impede free press, by the way. That's - the last thing I would want to do is that.

We already have laws covering this. It's called libel. Go forth and sue, your Trumpness! Best of luck with that

Comment Re:Does MS have any idea what they are doing? (Score 1) 138

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?

Comment Re:Does this surprise anyone? (Score 2) 472

Drumpf has run most of his campaign by going from one conspiracy to another.

You're late to this party, but the Clinton campaign started the 'Russia leaked the emails' meme. Trump is responding to that meme here (I haven't verified that - the news conference was too long and I don't care enough to watch the whole thing). Adding his own whatever to it.

Do not be deceived: at the national level, it's cut-throat, and both campaigns are willing to lie and cheat if it helps them win. We see that in the emails where the Clinton campaign tried to use Sander's race against him.

Comment Re:Teams (Score 1) 155

There's only one sane way for companies to respond: by continuing to post about the Ol****cs, but avoid using any of their trademarked terminology. For example, they could censor it (eg. Ol****c G***s), or even better, use hashtag #LameGames reflecting the way they are running things.

And if they sue, countersue. Try for at least a ten-figure payout.

Comment Re:You can't blame them. (Score 1) 343

I haven't seen good evidence that Clinton is an undue supporter of Wall Street

Clinton has gotten a lot of support (ie: money) from the banks. Whether or not you think she is an undue supporter or not, you can see thereby that she is favored by the banks.

AC is clearly against shipping jobs overseas, and that conflicts with some of Clinton's stances.

Now you're getting it.

Comment Re:The basest, vilest (Score 1) 474

John Tyler was worse, he eventually got ejected from his own party. If you only want to look at recent history, Newt Gingrich divorced his wife while she was in the hospital suffering from cancer. Aaron Burr sucked, and then there was McClellan who had this to say:

now I could become Dictator or anything else that might please me—but nothing of that kind would please me—therefore I won't be Dictator. Admirable self-denial!

If you're going to say that he is the "vilest person ever" at least look back at the history, otherwise you're just a reactionary, bloviating fool.

Comment Re:5.38 hours per day (Score 1) 159

Is it really "abusive to bandwidth" to have background entertainment while doing menial tasks? How close are you coming to the cap?

Very. I had a 250GB cap until this month, when I had to spend more money to raise it.

Autoplay is a setting, and it's per-profile, as is bandwidth - If the use case is just listening to the audio, why not set the bandwidth to the low setting?

But then you have to twiddle it back and forth every day, that's annoying.

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