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Comment Re:Does MS have any idea what they are doing? (Score 1) 240

Unix managed to evolve beyond this though.

Yes, it evolved to the point where we no longer had to allocate space for our main memory in the paging file. But Unix systems still include paging by default, even though it is stupid when RAM is cheap. It's goddamned pointless because if a process runs away and eats all the RAM I want it killed, not swapping.

I am not using any paging space on Windows or Unix. My Windows 7 system has 16GB and my Ubuntu system has 8GB, and there's no need for paging thankfully. This isn't even a lot of RAM any more, it's a pittance.

Comment Re:"no dedicated GPU" (Score 1) 85

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) 102

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) 102

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) 716

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 2) 240

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:It will succeed, or at the very least, won't fa (Score 1) 137

Yeah its called "crap hardware that made it prohibitively expensive if not downright impossible to port" which is exactly what will kill this turkey as well.

Look here is what you and Big N just don't seem to be grasping, its a hell of a lot different now than it was during the days of the classic consoles, games are INSANELY expensive to produce now and every penny you have to spend above initial development could mean the difference between profit and loss. Now lets look at the competition....you have X86 Xbox, X86 Playstation, and X86 PC....what do they have in common? Oh yeah X86! Thanks to two of the big three consoles being X86 a dev house only has to make one game and then do some minor tweaks to release for all 3 platforms.

But if this is legit what you will have is 3 platforms you can release on with coding your game in X86 versus only 1 console if you port to Nintendo and if that wasn't enough if TFS is to be believed its gonna be underpowered to boot which means they'd basically have to start from scratch and code specifically for this thing.....companies simply aren't gonna do that, not when there are so many PS4, XB1, and PC players that they can sell to.

And this isn't even addressing the rotten elephant in the room which is the consoles today are already being pushed to the limits which is why we are about to get Xbox Scorpio and Sony Neo....and you expect to have devs code a version of the game for a system that isn't even as powerful as what they are coding on now when they are already having to use every trick in the book just to get their monster titles to run?

When the wii U came out you had game dev after game dev saying "our game engine won't run on that" and ignoring it and mark my words, the same will be true here. this will sell strictly to the most hardcore of fanboys who will buy anything a new Mario or Zelda comes out on but as we saw with the Wii U there just isn't enough of them to make a console viable, but the ONLY way you'll see a GTA or CoD or Dark Souls on this thing is if its a crap smartphone game using the name.

Comment Re:Has Nintendo not heard of smartphones? (Score 1) 137

Yeah if this is true Nintendo is gonna be as dead as Sega in the console market. I mean FFS didn't they learn anything with the Wii U? Console players want the same big titles the other guys get and they sure as shit aren't gonna get that when Console I and II are running AMD octocores and your console is nothing more than a smartphone.

I may not have a horse in this race but I've always had a soft spot for classic gaming so I really hope this isn't so, but ever since the Wii became a hit based on a gimmick Nintendo just seems to have lost their way. I mean who is gonna pay $300 for a console that will end up just like the Wii U and have nothing to play on it but first party titles because the other 2 consoles are running such a different architecture porting is all but impossible? What do they think people are gonna shell out for yet another device to play Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja on?

Comment Re:5.38 hours per day (Score 1) 172

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.

Comment Re:74 at time of crash (Score 1) 562

The level of entitlement in this thread is truly astounding. "You must remain stuck in the slow lanes so that I may go as fast as I fucking want."

That is not what is being said, but if you want to apply the logic in that way or spin it in that direction, go ahead. It's actually "you are not to impede the flow of traffic because that creates dangerous conditions", which sounds a lot less selfish, doesn't it?

In addition, frankly, I'm just fine with that. I get the hell out of people's way. I pull over for individual cars on twisty roads. I give bicycles a wide berth. I slow down when a pedestrian appears to have problems walking. If I need to pull over, I signal and then I get completely off the road. In general, I am an extremely considerate driver. In exchange, everyone should get out of the fucking way. I do it, it's not that hard, they can do it. It costs you a few pennies at most even if you're stopping and pulling over to let people go by. I make people wait a bit if I'm on an uphill and driving something slow, but far less than just about anyone else, and I don't understand why so few people can display even inexpensive courtesy.

And just in case it was not clear, I am on your side in this.

If this is an example of what it looks like when you're on our side, we don't need you, coward.

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