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AMD Radeon HD 7990 Released: Dual GPUs and 6G of Memory for $1000

Fackamato Skip this one (189 comments)

Massive coil whine issues. No matter of HSF replacement or chassis sound proofing/dampening will get rid of it, the coil whine will be the loudest part of your computer when you're playing a game.

How can AMD release a 1000 dollar card that has such a massive issue? The dual GPU ASUS card did not have this problem.

about a year ago
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Open Source Gaming Handheld Project Wants Your Money

Fackamato Re:Not impressive (203 comments)

OK that's cool, it'll be able to run those systems fine I think.

Now the problem is with emulators as usual is that it's not legal to download the ROMs for your system, even if you own the cartridge. (this might be system dependant)

There are devices that can extract the ROM from a cartridge though, but I'm guessing they aren't that cheap (niche market).

about a year ago
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Open Source Gaming Handheld Project Wants Your Money

Fackamato Re:Not impressive (203 comments)

Sure.

about a year ago
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Open Source Gaming Handheld Project Wants Your Money

Fackamato Not impressive (203 comments)

The specs are impressive, with a Ingenic JZ4770 1 GHz MIPS processor, Vivante GC860, capable of OpenGL ES 2.0, 3.5 inch LCD with 320x240 pixels; 4:3 aspect ratio, 512 MB DDR2 and 16GB of internal memory which can via external memory card be extended by another 32GB. N64 and PS1 emulation and everything below should be at full speed in time."

No, that is not impressive. Super lo-res screen, slower than any phone that is available today. But it's open source, so I suppose that's good.

But what is the point? Learning? Because the thing won't sell, like the previous models didn't do. You can have the best hardware, but if you don't have games for the device it doesn't matter.

I, for one, would rather game on my phone which is faster and has a much higher resolution display, with a bluetooth connected game controller of my choice.

about a year ago
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How Some Chinese Users Bypass The Great Firewall

Fackamato vpn (58 comments)

I was in China for 2 trips. used a US vpn both times, had no issues.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

Fackamato Re:A lot (951 comments)

What?

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Video Games Keep You From Using Linux?

Fackamato A lot (951 comments)

Steam on Linux will be nice.

Mostly it's Battlefield 3 and the likes (new games with shiny graphics and DRM), they won't work well or at all.

about a year ago
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NASA To Encrypt All of Its Laptops

Fackamato Encryption mandatory (226 comments)

Wait, NASA doesn't encrypt its laptops? Why not?

Just use Bitlocker, it's enforced by GPO where I work. Or if on another system, truecrypt or just CryptFS.

Why is this an issue?

about a year and a half ago
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AMD FX-8350 Review: Does Piledriver Fix Bulldozer's Flaws?

Fackamato Re:Lowers barrier to entry (259 comments)

I've always looked at it as number of CPUs (physical chips), number of cores (total, on all CPUs), number of threads (total cores, with HT or not etc).

-way was a socket thing for me, but perhaps it's not.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

Fackamato Many (867 comments)

Started with Slackware in the early days, then moved to Debian. Stayed with Debian until Archlinux showed up, been with it since. However, been trying out Ubuntu for a few years every now and then just to check it out.

about a year and a half ago
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IPMI: Hack a Server That Is Turned Off

Fackamato Different networks (90 comments)

We keep the management network and the production network on separate physical networks. So if you get into a box, you still can't IPMI to any other box.

Also, this is not hacking, it's by design.

about 2 years ago
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60TB Disk Drives Could Be a Reality In 2016

Fackamato Re:What's the useful limit? (293 comments)

I've noticed that when friends get faster internet access (100/10 or even 100/100) they tend to download less and less, and just stream the shows/movies they want to watch. For them loads of storage is not really necessary.
Of course you still have the odd one who wants to download everything in 1080p x/h264 rips at 8-20 GB a piece.

So, for people with slower speeds I can see they'd want to have more storage, as streaming is not an option. (no one rents discs anymore, there's a reason the shops are closing)

Also, for the technical side, how do you back up 10TB (or more)? I suppose it would be necessary to have 2 HDDs in RAID1 with ZFS on top or something, to prevent the effects bit rot etc.

about 2 years ago
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Intel Breathes New Life Into Pentium

Fackamato Re:Dual core for servers? (207 comments)

That'd be perfect. 6x 3TB in RAID6 on that baby... 12TB in a small box!

more than 2 years ago
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Diaspora Co-founder Dies At 22

Fackamato Re:Or even (312 comments)

Wow it looks almost exactly like Google Plus

more than 2 years ago
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Modern Warfare 3 Released

Fackamato Re:Please just die (201 comments)

I'll bite. BF3 is not a competitor to MW4. It's a completely different game. MW4 seems like Quake the way it's played online. BF3 seems like... Battlefield. No other game has that feeling.

There's some magical feeling in BF3 like you're actually in a _war_, when you bring your entire team (32 or 64 players) rushing towards the enemy with tanks, helicopters, jeeps, snipers, infantry etc. MW4 (which I haven't played yet, I did play all the previous releases though) seems more like a console oriented death match clone.

more than 2 years ago
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OCZ Releases First 1TB Laptop SSD

Fackamato Re:OCZ (128 comments)

The problems with the Sandforce controller has been fixed. But yeah OCZ were in the SSD game early and had a few flaky firmwares in the wild. All is good now though.

more than 2 years ago
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Age Bias In IT: the Reality Behind the Rumors

Fackamato Re:Japanese company (582 comments)

Isn't that more of the Japanese culture showing through (extreme respectfor elders) rather than companies not hiring "old people"?

more than 2 years ago

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