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Comment Re:money wasted. (Score 1) 68

Intel doesn't understand that we don't need them.

Yes, they understand that. That is why Slashdot announced that Intel was killing Atom chips just six months ago.

However, now they have a new Atom chip. What is going on? Did they kill Atom, or didn't they? Me confused.

Comment Re:Hardware is so much better? (Score 1) 78

Blame the environmentalists, its the shitty solder. Got a customer who is an engineer, I fix his PCs, he fixes my electronics and you have no idea how many times he has popped the back off a device of mine just to find tin whiskers.

So IMHO its a perfect example of how the "we have to DO something!" mentality nearly always leads to failure, as they got rid of lead in solder to "protect the environment!"....only to end up creating fricking mountains of e-waste because gear that before would easily last a decade is now lucky if it lasts 3 years thanks to all the shit solder shorting everything out.

Comment Re:Staff have to be smart again (Score 1) 78

Oh lord the puppies don't remember their history!

DirectX became a "thing" because of "The Lion King" on PC. A lot of the OEMs sold a shitload of units with the Lion King game preloaded, IIRC it was Xmas season 94. All these kids came down on Xmas morning to play...only to find out the game didn't work on like 90% of the hardware out there. Of course nobody blamed the shitty programmers for only supporting a couple of chips, nope they blamed Windows 3.1 and MSFT and had a royal stinking shitfit, even ended up on the nightly news, kinda a "MSFT is the Grinch that crapped on Xmas" angle.

Well if there was one thing that MSFT under Billy didn't like? It was bad press, so next thing you know they announce "Direct3D" and "DirectDraw" to solve this very problem of every game needing drivers for every bit of kit. Later on they combined the different APIs into what is now called DirectX.

Comment Re:Was Obvious from the Start (Score 1) 325

I would say not only that but people that are into watches? These things are about as appealing as ass cancer. You talk to people that actually spend real money on a watch? They will talk your ears off about Swiss movements and dial faces and all the beautiful craftsmanship and are NEVER gonna get that level of detail and care in what is essentially a little computer strapped to your wrist, you just aren't. Great watches are really these things out of time, with their little gears and springs, you can almost picture some watchmaker with an eyepiece working on this delicate little instrument, you just aren't gonna get that kinda vibe from a circuit board and an LCD panel, you just aren't.

Hell even the geeks I talked to that like watches didn't want these things, they want a Nixie watch like the woz has or one of those cool LED watches from the 70s, so I have no clue who they expected to buy these.

Comment Re:It's time for an Android alternative (Score 1) 154

Cyanogen is all but dead friend. I know I'll get shit but you want a tablet YOU control? Get one of those Windows 10 tablets, nice thing about those is since its a desktop OS you can run something like ShutUp10 and run a nice light third party firewall to make sure nothing gets out that YOU don't approve of. You can also replace all the default apps with any programs you normally use on a desktop, replace the browser with Pale Moon or Comodo Dragon, replace the trial of office 365 with LibreOffice, etc.They have them starting at $47 on Amazon for the 7 inch models but personally I'd spend a little more and get one of the 2GB models because you can never have too much RAM.

I'm just glad I hung onto my little netbook, I can run any OS from BSD to XP on it, was easily upgraded to 8GB of RAM, thanks to the AMD APU I can use it as a 1080P HTPC and even after 5 years I still get nearly 3 and a half hours on a battery. Now I just need to get off my behind and upgrade the HDD with an SSD, its a bit of a PITA to do with one of those EEEs but I've seen vids of the performance gains you get on one when you do it so its worth the hassle.

Comment Re:Clever design (Score 1) 269

Possibly true, but better graphics and more horsepower does not automatically makes for better games. It is all about FUN, first and foremost. A bad game with great graphics and more particle effects is still a bad game.

Two of my favorite games are still Fallout 1 and 2. They play great on a 100 MHz Pentium. Add a patch to support wide-screen monitors, and the games are still every bit as fun today as it was 18 years ago. The graphics still look pretty good, and the story-telling and gameplay have not aged at all.

Comment Re:Clever design (Score 4, Interesting) 269

I am actually less concerned about horsepower than I am with ownership. To me, current generation graphics are good enough. Would Mario be any more fun if you can see each and every pore and pimple on his face?

My last Nintendo console was a Wii, which suffered a mishap. I lost all of my purchased games because Nintendo tied downloadables to the console instead of the account. I honestly gave the Wii U a pass just because of this.

If I buy a Switch and some downloadable games for it, and it is destroyed, will I have to re-purchase all of those games, or can they be transferred to a new console easily? I really want the sane standards set by Steam. I am not a favor of DRM, but since some publishers insist on it, at least Steam does it in a manner that is least obtrusive.

Comment Re:We're going to nuke Russia (Score 1) 396

I find it funny how you get focused on the specifics about being under oath.

Under Title 18, section 1001 if the United States Code, it is illegal to make a material misstatement to any member of the federal government. Still, we are getting off topic. My statement still stands: she belongs in jail.

Here is a quote from the director of the FBI:

Clinton was wrong when she said she never sent or received classified information over the server. "Our investigation found ... 110 [emails with then-classified information] that she either received or sent,


In fact, he said, three emails on Clinton's server had a paragraph "summariz[ing] something" and included a C in parentheses at the beginning of it, indicating the paragraph contained information "classified at the confidential level, which is the lowest level of classification."

Hillary handled 110 e-mails that had classified info, and three of them were clearly marked. However, as the Secretary of State, you would think that she would be clearly aware of what makes something classified, since she was the BOSS! What higher authority is there as to whether something should be classified other than the president? The buck has to stop somewhere! So, the BOSS handled three classified marked classified e-mails, and was clueless that the other 107 were classified, which is A BIG PART OF HER DAMN JOB!

If you or I has been that careless just 3 e-mails, WE WOULD BE IN JAIL. People HAVE been jailed for far less. Here is an example:

Navy engineer sentenced for mishandling classified material: Bryan Nishimura of Folsom, California, pled guilty to the unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials during stints in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. Hereâ(TM)s the money quote from the AP â" âoeAn FBI search of Nishimuraâ(TM)s home turned up classified materials, but did not reveal evidence he intended to distribute them.â The exact words used to clear Hillary of her misdeeds. Instead, Nishimura was sentenced to two years probation, fined $7,500, and had to surrender his security clearance. Meanwhile, Clinton will be able to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

So, yeah, Hillary got away clean with greater misdeeds than mere mortals get a felony for.

I should note that Hillary claimed to have NO IDEA what the "C" mark meant. Isn't that "classified 101"? That is like having a doctor have no idea about the difference between an artery and a vein. She has been PROVEN INCOMPETENT, and yet people like YOU still support her.

I happen to like you calling me names. Instead of actually disproving me, you just insult me. Like I said, you might be able to convince me that you are right if you use better insults. I am sure that you can look up better names to call me -- that will prove that I am wrong.

Comment Re: Windows 10 is possibly the worst spyware ever (Score 1) 286

If it makes Windows solid, with no crashes and spyware? Sure bring it on, can't be any worse than what Google and Apple are doing.

And if you are saying this "cuz Linux" I honestly do not care, Linux can DIAF because for 20+ damned years we have watched the Linux community fuck themselves up and shoot themselves in the face over and over AND OVER with one dumb as fuck move after another. I swear after dealing with Linux for the better part of a decade I am now sure its run from bizzaroland, where the devs go "quick things am starting to get stable and users am happy! We must rip out major subsystem so the OS is sent backwards half a decade and will take years just to get back to where it was, then users will feel they am 'leet' if they can just get the thing to run! Aren't we am smart?"

So at this point I have zero fucks to give, if Billy came back and put out an OS that run was well as XP X64 or Win 7 X64? He could be as big a douchenozzle as he wanted, I have zero doubt you'd have hundreds of millions lining up to sing his praises after 3 stinkers in a row. Again couldn't be any worse than Google with their rigging search results to support their political investments and putting more and more APIs behind the Playwall or Apple hiring companies to make its products that treat workers so badly they had to put suicide nets outside the factories to keep visitors from being hit by falling workers.

Comment Re:We're going to nuke Russia (Score 1) 396

Why wasn't Hillary put under oath? Simple: under orders from high above. It was obviously KNOWN that Hillary could NOT be under oath without going to prison, otherwise why would the FBI specifically make sure that she was NOT sworn in? Give me ONE GOOD REASON! If she is under oath, she will either go to jail for mishandling classified documents, or she will go to jail for perjury.

And you call me a "fuckwit" when people like YOU are perfectly OK with her breaking the law and getting away with it.

I still stand by my statement: if an average person (one who is not "too big to jail") had done the exact same thing, they would have been under oath, and gone to prison. Period.

I am glad that Slashdot does not allow editing of comments, so that your post will be a record on your class and intelligence level for the entire world to see. You represent the typical level of logical thinking and respect of a typical Hillary supporter. Maybe you should buy a new dictionary of insults and swear words in order to improve your argument skills... You would be much more persuasive if you were to just insult me more.

Comment Re:Hilarious (Score 2) 187

As much as I think Win 10 is a spyware ridden joke OS I really don't see how anybody can blame MSFT for this.

I mean can you even imagine being handed a bunch of tech just a couple of hours before the game, trying to make it all play nice with a flaky Internet connection you have NO control over and then if that wasn't bad enough to have it taken away at the end of the game so you have to start all over the next time? That is a fricking IT nightmare from hell and whomever at the NFL thought that was the way to go? Needs a really good firing.

Comment Re:Why go for fluff instead of meat? (Score 4, Insightful) 171

Especially since its bullshit as the Wikileaks email drop shows Tim Kaine getting the VP was a quid pro quo for him stepping down as DNC chair so she could put her pal Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the seat which helped her control the primary.

That is one thing I have to give HRC redit for, she is an evil manipulated power hungry greedy bitch but she does think ahead and play the long game, reminds me of Francis Underwood in HOC.

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