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Comment Re:"no dedicated GPU" (Score 1) 77

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) 465

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) 135

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 I used to love going to the theater (Score 2) 98

I used to love going to the theater but it sucks now. It's too expensive, too crowded, and I don't want to watch 15 minutes of product endorsements followed by 20 minutes of spoilers for upcoming films before they get around to showing the feature.

Mr. Cameron, you say you want to "preserve the theater experience as something special" but it hasn't been "special" in twenty years. It's the entertainment industry's version of going to the airport. It's only a matter of time before they start adding backscatter body scanners and abusive TSA (Theater Security Agency) officers.

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