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Original 11' Star Trek Enterprise Model Being Restored Again

Beamboom Re:optimistic vision of a future (99 comments)

whose "optimistic vision of a future" includes women wearing mini skirts and gogo boots.

To be fair, for a good many that's close to the very definition of an "optimistic vision".

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

Beamboom Re:Not sure why Asus is out (294 comments)

This. I've *always* used ASUS motherboards on my Linux desktop computers since what feels like the dawn of time, and never had problems with any of them except for one, but that was not due to OS but the CPU and was later fixed with bios update.

about a month ago
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age Inquisition For October 7th

Beamboom Re:Wow (79 comments)

Aha - but then the topic here is the Origin service and not DRM per se. Still, there *are* many out there who express the opinion of the above posters in this thread - and I genuinely wonder why.

about 5 months ago
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BioWare Announces Dragon Age Inquisition For October 7th

Beamboom Re:Wow (79 comments)

Dare I ask why "DRM is intolerable to anyone with a brain"? It's a popular opinion, but I have always failed to see why. As a legal gamer who pay for my games I experience no problems with services like Steam whatsoever. In fact I find the service to be of great value. I never have to worry about keeping/maintaining physical discs for later install, no worries about media format changing or anything like that. I got my Steam account, and thus all my games available for all my PCs I've ever bought and ever will buy. Period. How can this be a bad thing?

about 5 months ago
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NVIDIA Unveils Next Gen Pascal GPU With Stacked 3D DRAM and GeForce GTX Titan Z

Beamboom Isn't this very similar to the PS4? (110 comments)

"[...] it allows for unified memory architectures and eventually cache coherency"

Isn't this more or less precisely how the PS4 is designed? If my memory(!) servers me correctly I'd call this a pretty good design move by Sony, something that should potentially bode well for the longevity of that console, once the games are designed for this type of architecture.

about 6 months ago
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Microsoft Closes Xbox.com PC Marketplace

Beamboom Re:How to make windows great for gaming (158 comments)

I was trying to be funny. To "install Ubuntu" is just not an answer to the question "how to make WINDOWS great for gaming", just like "enter a plane" is not the answer to the questions "how to make a car fly". I am a Linux user myself and the day Steam came to Linux was a fantastic day. A majority of the games I currently own on Steam today runs on Linux.

about a year ago
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Microsoft Closes Xbox.com PC Marketplace

Beamboom Re:How to make windows great for gaming (158 comments)

Dude, that made as much sense as saying, "How to make a car fly: Exit the car and enter a plane". :D

about a year ago
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Why PBS Won't Do Android

Beamboom Legit, but part of the trade (331 comments)

Their arguments are legit, but rooted in the old-fashioned way of designing/thinking user interfaces. In todays world professional designers *must* learn to build dynamic interfaces. There's simply no way around it any more. It comes with the trade. To say "we skip this platform cause we don't have fixed pixel measurements to design within" is another way of saying "we have got designers who simply refuse to learn modern design work." In a few years time we need to design interfaces that works both on tablets, car stereos, fridges and friggin' GLASSES, ffs. Tell the world then that you don't want to relate to dynamic interfaces in your work... :D

about a year ago
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Security Expert Says Java Vulnerability Could Take Years To Fix, Despite Patch

Beamboom Re:OpenJDK (320 comments)

Bump for this - anyone know? Cause OpenJDK w/Icedtea plugin has really become very good - I myself use OpenJDK instead of Oracles JDK on all my machines nowadays, both in development and as end user.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Make a DVD-Rental Store More Relevant?

Beamboom Re:Stop renting DVD's (547 comments)

As unfortunate as it is for your friend there Timothy, Hawks is right. I seriously do not see one single thing a DVD store owner can do to make his store more relevant for me. Here in Norway DVD stores along with record stores have practically vanished completely. Those who are still in business has turned more into regular candy stores than DVD stores.

about 2 years ago
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Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

Beamboom Re:Ubuntu 32-bit? (363 comments)

... But on their download page they recommend the 32 bit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop See, "choose your flavour", 32 bit is default selected, with a "recommended" in parenthesis.

about 2 years ago

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