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NVIDIA Responds To GTX 970 Memory Bug

Bender Unit 22 Re: Hey! I've been gypped! (145 comments)

I have 4gb in my IMac (although just a 720gtxm) . I am not a gamer but Final Cut Pro uses the gpu when analyzing or altering video content.

about a week ago

Steam For Linux Bug Wipes Out All of a User's Files

Bender Unit 22 Folder issue on OS X (329 comments)

I had a problem with th OS X version of steam. Client updates failed when placing the program in a different folder than applications.

about two weeks ago

Pope Francis: There Are Limits To Freedom of Expression

Bender Unit 22 Religion sucks (894 comments)

I am sick and tired of people with their stupid religions.

about two weeks ago

MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

Bender Unit 22 No thanks (319 comments)

No thanks. I'd rather keep my freedom. I find the governments intrusion/power grab much more scary than terrorists.
(Sadly the people I vote for who are against it, are in a minority thanks to the fear mongers in politics and the news media)

about three weeks ago

Unbundling Cable TV: Be Careful What You Wish For

Bender Unit 22 Re:One good reason for unbundling: The Kardiashian (448 comments)

Exactly. That was one of the major reasons I quit cable tv too and one thing that really makes me feel good about it. That I don't support all that shitty reality tv anymore. I don't think I will ever go back to cable tv again. If I did, I would be a requirement that I could choose not to support those channels.
That sadly includes the discovery channel after their 2007 decision to "focus on the people behind the technology instead of the technology" or however they worded it in their press release.

about three weeks ago

"Team America" Gets Post-Hack Yanking At Alamo Drafthouse, Too

Bender Unit 22 Re:America! (230 comments)

Or watch it on Netflix. Unless they chicken out too, american style. (zing)

well that was more sad than funny :(

about a month and a half ago

Twitter Use By Romney and Obama In 2012 Highlight the Speed of Social Media

Bender Unit 22 Re:What keeps me from liking Romney (47 comments)

IMHO the only thing that is different with mormons are time. When I look at different religions, they all seems crazy.

about 2 months ago

Denmark Faces a Tricky Transition To 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Bender Unit 22 Oh dear (488 comments)

I guess selling the largest energy provider and infrastructure in Denmark to Goldman Sachs is not going to help that goal.

about 3 months ago

Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

Bender Unit 22 But I do have a emergency service app (145 comments)

It seems to be official and made by government institutions here in DK.
I don't have a TV anymore so I haven't seen it as a public service announcement, but they might have aired it, I don't know.

(not in english) https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Denmark’s official 112 app is developed by The Danish National Police, Copenhagen Fire Brigade and The Danish Geodata Agency. It is financed by TrygFonden.

With Denmark’s official 112 app you can call the emergency center and simultaneously send the GPS-coordinates of the cell phone. That way you can get help faster.

- The 112 app is operational only in Denmark
- The 112 app does not send any GPS-coordinates, if the GPS on the cell phone is deactivated
- The 112 app can only send GPS-coordinates in locations with data connection.

If your battery level is lower than 25 % the 112 app will make the call to the emergency center, but it will not send any GPS-coordinates. This is to make sure, that you can talk with the emergency center without running out of battery. The 112 app will also automatically stop sending GPS-coordinates, if your battery level gets below 25 % during your call.

You can read more about Denmark’s official 112 app at www.112app.dk (Danish)

Read more about when to dial 1-1-2 at www.112.dk (Danish)

about 3 months ago

32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

Bender Unit 22 No wonder (175 comments)

The lack of proper infrastructure can break a city.

about 3 months ago

New US Airstrikes In Iraq Intended to Protect Important Dam

Bender Unit 22 Excuse me (215 comments)

If I wanted to read about this shit, I would not come here.

about 5 months ago

Watch UK Inventor Colin Furze Survive a Fireworks Blast In a Metal Suit

Bender Unit 22 argh (54 comments)

There was more information in the the text describing the video than the content of the video itself.
Also it seemed that the "suit" was the worst place to see the fireworks.

It's the sort of thing people share on Facebook and I believe it was made for that purpose as it contained no information or explanation, was short and didn't require sound to watch(safe for work).

Thankfully YouTube DOES contain lots of interesting information from people around the world. Of course of varying quality.
Personally I enjoy watching videos related to different type of electronics and pinball machines, found some useful repair videos. (one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... ). Also Conan has his "serious jibber jabber" that I found interesting( https://www.youtube.com/playli... )

about 5 months ago

Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

Bender Unit 22 Of course (76 comments)

There are no such thing as privacy as long as you have a cell phone, use a credit card, drive a car with a license plate, anything related to a internet connection, your face visible in public places for cameras to track.
Hardly a surprise anymore.

about 5 months ago

Kevlar Protects Cables From Sharks, Experts Look For Protection From Shark Week

Bender Unit 22 Discovery sucks ass (103 comments)

Ever since 2007 where they announced that hey decided to focus on "the people behind the technology, than the technology", they have been working hard to become nothing more than yet another "reality" show channel.
When I dropped cable tv 2 years ago, their transformation seemed to be complete and they had nothng but camera whores in their shows.

about 6 months ago

Samsung Announces Galaxy Alpha Featuring Metal Frame and Rounded Corners

Bender Unit 22 Re:Wow (220 comments)

Yeah. Why don't they make up a design of their own for a change. :D

about 6 months ago

Toxic Algae Threatens Florida's Gulf Coast

Bender Unit 22 About the bloom? (99 comments)

Are the bloom moving closer to Orlando?

about 6 months ago

Critics To FTC: Why Do You Hate In-App Purchasing Freedom?

Bender Unit 22 The arcade (171 comments)

As the arcades closed I thought that never again people would accept coin-op's.
But the Smurfberries in all their incarnations and the DLC's on PC clearly shows I was wrong. :)

about 6 months ago

The Almost Forgotten Story of the Amiga 2000

Bender Unit 22 Ah the memories. (192 comments)

I had the 500 and got a 2000 later on. Installed a SCSI controller with 40 megabytes of disk space and a 8 megabyte RAM expansion card. Took forever to install all the memory chips in the card(62 or 72, cant remember if it had a parity bit).
Also had a vt200 terminal from work which i connected to the serial port so I could access the cmdline while someone was playing games. I guess it was most for show. :)

about 6 months ago



Microsoft SkyDrive 'Confuses Naked With Nude', Ar

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  about 3 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "Microsoft has an image police — but an arrest they have made may be mistaken. A blogger using its SkyDrive cloud storage service says it froze his account when it confused a famous work of art with pornography.
This has happened for some time as this (German) article (German) shows.
A small gallery with examples (some NSFW)"

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Reviewers has no interest in usability

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Bender Unit 22 (216955) writes "I am looking for a new TV so I have been spending some hours reading reviews and opinions on the internet on various models I am interested in buying. But there is one trend that is really annoying they all seem to be only interested in one thing, how good the picture looks and if it's a plasma how does it compare to the almighty Kuro that they all seem to adore. A few goes as far as describing the build quality of the remote but they all seem to spend page after page on the quality of the picture and nothing more. How come that no one seems interested in reviewing the stuff that bothers almost normal people? The ones that would like the picture to look fine but really wants to know if the daily use is smooth or a pain. Things like, can I choose seperate display format on each channel(4:3 16:9 etc) for those who does not send the right format signal or do I still have to manually change the display format for those channels that sends the signal in anamorphic format but the cable company does not add the 16:9 switch signal. Is it worth buying a magazine or are they no better? Or can I rearrange the digital channels to my preferred order. The latest 8000 series from Samsung can't according to many and I think that is really big flaw for a 4000$(local currency converted to $) TV that should be mentioned. For us European users at least the EU sites could spend a line or two to check if the Tele texthas a proper functional buffer(my last Sony had none). For the slightly more geeky they could check if and how does it work with 1:1 pixel mapping. I haven't been following the developments in TVs for a few years and I have spent one evening researching(googleing)3 TVs and have collected useful information than I can find reading a review online."

German Employment Offices upgrades to Linux

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  about 7 years ago

Bender Unit 22 writes "The German Federal Employment Office switching all of its 13,000 public internet information workstations from Windows NT to Linux. According to an announcement by Klaus Vitt, CIO for the BA, the switch to open source software will, "allow the BA to react with flexibility to new technological developments. In the future, a broad range of software will be available to the BA that it can use to access various internet media, and to ensure optimal internet communication for its clients.""
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And the monkey boy danced

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Regarding this: Ballmer Suggests Linux Distros Will Soon Have to Pay Up


And so the monkey boy danced, the dance he knew so well.
The dance he knew would please his master, and the onlookers would cheer.
But in the back of the room where the lights were dim, stood some unhappy souls.
They found no joy in seeing the monkey boy dance and their faces were filled with sadness.
The monkey boy saw their shadows, and knew what he had to do.
He danced harder and faster than ever before, and the crowd cheered for more.

Out by the curtain his master was standing with a smile on his face.
He found great joy in seeing the monkey boy dance, gathering ever more onlookers and angering
the sad souls in the dark.



Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  more than 11 years ago

I finally found something else in my ear! AND!!! what's more important, I decided to change that logo thingy to the right of this journal entry


Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty

Bender Unit 22 Bender Unit 22 writes  |  about 13 years ago

Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in my Armpit One Midsummer Morning

Oh frettled gruntbuggly thy micturations are to me
As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee.

Groop I implore thee, my foonting turlingdromes.

And hooptiously drangle me with crinkly bindlewurdles
Or I will rend thee in the gobberwarts with myblurglecruncheon, see if I don't!

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