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Comment Not a story (Score -1) 98

I'd think I'd died and gone to heaven if I could drop Comcast for "a 100Mbps option that costs $50 per month." from Google. If this makes Google Fiber more profitable and can expand faster I'm all for it. Verizon was supposed to expand to my area, but stopped after Comcast sold them spectrum. So many whiners here. I miss the old Slashdot.

Comment Good Riddance! (Score 1, Insightful) 1105

He poisoned our Democracy with Citizens United. And just recently undermined Obama’s ground breaking Climate Change treaty.

I can’t believe people here are concerned about "his large family left behind” If he cared about his family, he would have supported the Climate Change regulation. If he cared about the voters in this country, the wouldn’t have shit on our democracy with Citizens United

Comment Re:Irrelevant (Score 1) 211

I can detect almost zero correlation between presidential candidates' campaign promises, and how they'll act once in office. The only difference between elected presidents seems to be the way in which they'll screw over law-abiding, non-1%-wealthy citizens.

While I would love to see a great distinction between to two parties, your black and white attitude bears little resemblance to reality. Do you really believe the War mongler John McCain would have passed a historic nuclear arms deal with Iran? Or any Republican for that matter pass a historic health care plan to ensure that even the poorest Americans have some form of health insurance.

You're attitude is toxic, and part of the reason we have some of the lowest voter turnout in the free world. If people got involved instead of having a cynical attitude that they’re all the same, we could get real change. Like a constitutional commandment to get corporate money out of politics, which I believe is the root cause of most of the problems in our system.

Comment ASUS RT-N66U (Score 0) 427

I upgraded my WRT-54GL with an ASUS RT-N66U. I couldn't be happier with the custom Merlin firmware. The router has all the of the software features of my old Linksys, gets great wired/wireless performance, no WIFI compatibility with over a dozen devices, and most importantly rock solid stable. Can't remember ever having to reboot it.

Comment Re:calculator is useless (Score 0) 49

who da fuck cares? like this is something that is revolutionary? this shit is pointless.
there is nothing a a graphing calculator can do that a smart phone can be made to do.

throw the fucking calculator in the garbage

This is a big deal for students. Back when I was in HS and college, they did not allow students to use phones or PDAs during math and physics exams, but TI calculators were usually allowed.

Comment Re:What if you drove into a flooded area? (Score 0) 414

Now enter a car that catches fire as soon as it's in deep water. Now you have a WAY more serious problem, and cannot see or even breathe. This is a really bad problem to have and is something that could result in some deaths. They need more safegaurds to prevent mere immersion from destroying the car if nothing else so occupants can get out.

Wow, talk about FUD! First of all the occupants could of got out, because if you red the article, you'd know it happened AFTER the car was submerged. Secondly, SALT water is much worse for engines and batteries than fresh water.

I welcome any safety improvements that result from this, but when I buy a car, I don't expect it to perform like a submarine.

Comment Re:SDL. OpenAL. Yours? (Score 0) 768

Cool, give me a real practical example. You can't. Well if you did game on linux, you'd know that this is bullshit. I still have linux games such as introversion's Uplink (2001 release) that still works fine on linux.

Just admit you have no idea what you're talking about apart from these FUD points windows users bring up whenever "linux" and "gaming" are mentioned in the same sentence.

Actually I can, because I DO dual boot Linux and windows. I can't game in Linux because my Radeon 1800 is 5 years old now so the latest proprietary drivers won't work with the newest kernels. Fortunately, MS keeps a stable graphics API and Windows 7 can use the Vista graphics drivers. But the Linux kernel devs won't expose a stable ABI for the graphics vendors, I'm stuck with these crappy open source drivers or using a old unsupported kernel with possible security exploits.

My servers all run Linux and I have an Android phone. I wish Linux could make it for gaming. But with the FOSSies in charge of the kernel, it will never be a viable alternative to Windows or OS X.

Comment Re:SDL. OpenAL. Yours? (Score 0) 768

Why aren't you using the proprietary ones on Linux? I don't understand. It's not like it's more complicated than checking a checkbox in Ubuntu etc.

For exactly the reason I stated earlier. My Radeon 1800 is 5 years old now so the latest proprietary drivers won't work with the newest kernels. Fortunately, MS keeps a stable graphics API and Windows 7 can use the Vista graphics drivers. But the Linux kernel devs won't expose a stable ABI for the graphics vendors, I'm stuck with these crappy open source drivers or using a old unsupported kernel with possible security exploits.

My servers all run Linux and I have an Android phone. I wish Linux could make it for gaming. But with the FOSSies in charge of the kernel, it will never be a viable alternative to Windows or OS X.

Comment Re:If only more companies acted on their thoughts (Score 0) 768

Uh, Linux hasn't been bad at sound for at least like 3 years now. I haven't even had any problems with high-end creative cards

Yes, for watching Movies or Listing to music, the Linux audio system is fine. Want to develop something that requires low latency like professional music software or hmmm GAMES maybe? Good luck with that under Linux's current ALSA and PulseAudio subsystems.
Read about the nightmare the WINE dev's are having with PulseAudio's massive latency:
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEyODM

A perfect example how the pragmatists who supported OSSv4, were right all along, but still lost out to the the pony tail hippies in charge of the kernel. But we, the Linux gamers, are the real losers.

Comment Re:SDL. OpenAL. Yours? (Score 0) 768

You forgot DX 6, and 7 on the list.... Oh but wait. Win98 DX6 games still run 13 years later under Win7 64bit. I fired up DX6 3Dmark 99 the other day. Ran like a champ on my Windows 7 PC. That same PC can dual boot Linux. But I never game under Linux because the open source drivers are slow as ass. MS keeps a stable graphics API, something Linux never figured out how to do.

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