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Comment Checksum and recheck (Score 1) 59

This is a solved problem. For performance, scan all system files with an MD5 checksum and flag all suspects (but don't do anything yet). Scan multiple files at once multithreaded for extra performance. Now, go back and rescanned all suspect files with SHA-1 or SHA-256 to validate any potential false-positives that may have been flagged from the previous MD5.

Comment Sour the milk (Score 2, Interesting) 216

Fuck you Microsoft. Fuck you for allowing OEM copies of Office to be purchased with a machine, but require it to be activated against an email address!!

Pro Tip: create an email distribution group of say software@domain.com and make IT staff members of it.

Fuck you for now allowing us to mix Office365 apps with OEM!

And Fuck you for making this such a miserable experience to deploy across the network as needed.

Oh, and FUCK YOU...just because for good measure!!!

Comment Re:I am going to stand up for Apple for once (Score 1) 223

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. In that order.

I get where Apple is coming from. If the entire point is to prevent the reselling of used parts for profit, thus creating fraud among a market where truly validated refurbished parts exist, then the solution is to just mark them. Mark them with a logo (embossed, laser etched, etc) so that the end consumer knows willingly that the case is not new and not refurbished, rather reused as-is in current condition. I promise, there would be a market for those parts in 3rd world nations. Hell, might even acceptable in 1st world too. But we all know why Apple doesn't want to do this. It would flood and saturate the market adding to competition of bringing new products to market.

Comment Re: Competition is a beautiful thing (Score 1) 93

Actually, yes, it is about cycles and how efficient you are with them. In the case of Project Scorpio, it's really damn efficient; to the point of the GPU having Direct12 baked into the silicon more than a normal programmable GPU would. In many ways, having it closer to ASIC makes it move custom in many regards to how SGI workstations were in some levels, but now with modern technology.

"Roll call instructions on the CPU that would typically require thousands of instructions are now reduced to just 11" -Leadbetter

"not only can Project Scorpio hit native 4K 60FPS in original Xbox One games, but it can do so with GPU power to spare. Furthermore the stress test apparently only used 66% of the early kit's 5GB of memory, and the final Project Scorpio hardware will have 12GB of unified GDDR5 memory with a 326GB/sec bandwidth.

VR, easily capable. I mean, really really fucking got that shit down with cycles-to-spare capable!!!

Comment Re:It already bears fruit (Score 1) 619

On the grounds of it being a financial "burden". That was the same reason they shot down his executive for banning Muslims from a list of seven nations; and that was regarding National Security. You don't get more of a financial burden than putting up an Executive order involving H1B.

This is going to the SCOTUS. I don't see it going any other way.

Comment Re:It already bears fruit (Score 5, Insightful) 619

No, a judge in California or Washington will shoot it down on the grounds of being discriminatory to Indians (dot, not feather). Also, and most importantly, it puts a "burden" on the tech sector for not having access to cheap global labor. I SHIT YOU NOT, that's how it will go down in flames. I'm 100% correct on this, just wait.

Comment Re:Windows 10 Creator edition in ISO and USB form (Score 1) 105

Update: Yes, I was able to update both my laptop and desktop from it. Insert the USB drive, and run the executable to start the upgrade process. Alternatively, you could perform a bare metal clean install as the USB drive is bootable. Process took about 45+minutes given both machines have SSD storage.

Comment Re:Does it perform better in gaming? (Score 1) 105

Processor affinity has been around since the days of Windows NT back when you had dual Pentium Pro CPUs running on a single board. No, what "game mode" ostensibly does is make the kernel aware to not just load-balance running processes across all cores, rather, to preemptively clear out all other cores to make available exclusively for the game. When finished with "game mode", all running processes are load-balanced back across all cores again.

It's not that could couldn't do this with any modern operating system, rather, just that no one else does because what serious PC gamers play them on Linux and OSX?? It's a simple feature to implement really.

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