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Comment Your attitude is why... (Score 1) 241

"If you don't know why its the 256th day then you probably aren't a programmer and there is no point in explaining."

For Shit's sake. We talk about trying to attract women and children to the field and we can't even get over this ages old, ridiculously flawed, circular logic.

This attitude permiates everything in brogrammer culture. You just can't assume everyone who is getting into programming these days is an advanced highschool math student, or a CS student, that woukd have knowledge of base 16. The very opposite is true. We're like a bunch of religious fanatics that can't give up the past for the future.

Your attitude is why no one gives a damn about your shitty holiday.

Comment Re:so, I'm in the more than 8 yrs ago camp (Score 0) 391

You claim to use the rig for scientific calculations yet you clearly have no clue about the benefits of GPU clustering and CUDA...
You claim you have several small D3D apps that won't run under Wine that aren't games... are they calling 15 year old D3D handlers?
Your argument as a private user of the machine that Linux is "free" is 100% irrelevant. 90% of Windows sales are from PC vendors. The vast majority of people who build their own machines torrent their copies Windows.
Oh, and lets not forget that even lacking the graphics card YOU STILL BUILT A FUCKING GAMING RIG.

I'd be quite willing to wager that my analogy is apt and fails not in the slightest. Just based on any ONE of those points.

I'd also wager that you probably owned a Macbook back when Apple was considered "Counter Culture."

Comment Really? (Score 1) 63

People like you are why I stopped visiting /. . How on earth does asking such an elementary question rather than googling it contribute to the conversation? How often do you shoehorn semicolons into your posts? I bet you googled how to use THOSE.

Frankly, I'm surprised this nonsense didn't get up-moded.

Comment This article glazes over a key point (Score 1) 490

These are all valid assumptions... But flat out wrong. The fact is that DVD is still around for the same reason VHS lasted for so long. It's the low end of the market. People who can't afford to upgrade to streaming media for one reason or another.

  These people make up a large percentage of the market. Much larger than the segments most of us fall into. Also a much larger segment than so called "cable cutters." These people never had cables to cut in the first place. They watch TV OTA and have game consoles two generations or more behind the latest and greatest. The odds of them having a computer less than 8 years old are next to nil. Certainly no tablets. Maybe a contract smartphone or two in the family, but they can't afford the bandwidth to stream video.

These families buy cheap $25 DVD players or used higher end models. Some times they impulse buy bargain bin DVDs at Walmart or target, but the sad reality is that most of them can't even afford that. This is why Red Box and other equivalents are so huge.

Now people are going to jump right in and say that devices that can stream off the Internet are cheap. This is true, but bandwidth is NOT. Decent computers to host a large media collection locally aren't any laughing matter either. Most of these families can't afford high speed Internet, let alone mobile devices with their even more prohibitive bandwidth pricing.

Comment Everyone seems to have glossed over important tech (Score 1) 126

Sony SimulView allows you to view two different HDMI sources on one 3D display. PS3 (and eventually the PS4) has a few games that support SimulView... It splits the 3D source so one angle is one player and the other angle is the other player, both 1080P. There are some fantastic options out there.

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