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Comment Re:Jokes on them! (Score 1) 165

There are already laptops with two desktop GeForce GTX 1080s. If you're willing to put up with the weight of a cooling system, I don't think tri-SLI presents an insurmountable problem.

And if you're looking at a three-screen prototype, weight is certainly not a problem.

Of course, they might not have gaming-grade GPUs in them at all. Driving three 4k screens in 2D isn't that difficult and that's all you'd need for a demo unit.

Comment Re:Of course Edge is struggling... (Score 2) 280

Edge has extensions now, one of which is adblocking. Well, maybe more than one. But I didn't see a need to install more than one.

I use Vivaldi on my desktop, but I use Edge on my Windows tablet, because it comes closest to having a good touch UI of all the browsers.

Chrome and Firefox removed their touch UIs. Irksome.

Comment Soldner got panned in reviews because it sucked. (Score 1) 145

Maybe Soldner sucks less now, with twelve years of fan patches, but when it came out it was utter ass.

If you could keep it from crashing, and then if you could manage to get it to see the internet, when you found a server and connected then the server would crash.

I wouldn't call it ENTIRELY unplayable, but close to it.

And that umlaut didn't help either.

Comment Re:Browsers are fine (Score 1) 766

Recent versions of Office added a craptacular 'smooth' cursor animation that's very slow and makes me want to puke because it's really not smooth at all.

Going into the accessibility options and selecting 'disable unnecessary animations' makes typing in Office or other things using that stupid animation SO much nicer.

Comment Re:Copy machine at stores (Score 1) 274

That I can't get replacement parts for a thing sometimes boggles me.

I don't expect to get parts for cheap toys, but for my $100 Kensington trackball? One of the little 'rubies' the ball sits on got lost when I was cleaning it. This is something that just snaps into place, and the plant must have krillions of.

Nope, Kensington can't send me one. They did, however, send me a whole new trackball under warranty. Needless to say, I kept the old one for future spare parts.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit? (Score 1) 108

Everyone has a use for drives like this. Even grandmothers.

In fact, I installed an SSD for my elderly mom and she was shocked at how much faster and more pleasant her computer was to use. She couldn't believe all I'd done was copy her stuff to the new drive and install it.

An SSD matters more than a faster CPU or craploads of RAM to the average computer user.

Comment Re:Who gives a shit? (Score 1) 108

Like hell it isn't. While I more or less live under a rock where game streamers and YouTubers are concerned, even I know that the top-earning ones make more than ten million bucks a year off ad revenue and whatnot.

That's certainly value for the Skatteverket, at the very least.

Comment Re:QWERTY FTW (Score 1) 37

Well, you could always get the existing Blackberry hardware-QWERTY phone that runs Android.

I mean, if you actually want a hardware keyboard, it's out there to buy. I have one and rather like it

It also lets you swype on the physical keys, which is a really bizarre experience. Slide-to-type but you can feel the keys you're sliding over.

Comment Re:Bad Manners (Score 1) 129

There is one thing GeForce Experience does that's useful, and it's the reason I have an nVidia card and use it.

Game streaming to nVidia Shield handheld devices. I can tether my Shield Portable to my phone's hotspot and play my PC games wherever I've got a good LTE signal.

I don't use it to raid in MMOs - not that it wouldn't work, it's just a bit too finicky for me to trust. I don't want the raid to wipe because I got a phone call and my hotspot dropped.

But I play all sorts of single player games with it, and solo/level/quest in MMOs. (Just be sure you're using it on an unmetered connection. Constant 720p video streaming adds up.)

Comment How will you be able to tell? (Score 1) 412

Steam has always been buggy as hell on anything I've used it on. Random UI glitches, random download failures (Delete Local Content and try again!) and randomly not letting me play my games because it can't connect to the Steam servers and refuses to go into Offline Mode (had that one happen yesterday.)

Windows XP, 7, 10, MacOS X, even the Android app has flaked on me. Granted, I've never tried it on Linux. Maybe it's stable there.

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