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AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

Fieryphoenix Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (466 comments)

Doubtful AT&T can't meet their customer's demands. Congestion is not an issue.

about three weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: What Games Are You Playing?

Fieryphoenix Might and Magic X (669 comments)

Just finished Might and Magic X: Legacy last night, then I tried Blackguards and the program locked up during the intro movie. I was not able to close it or even reboot my computer, so I won't be trying that again til after a patch. Today I tried Jazzpunk and it was mildly amusing... not as funny as I had hoped. I think I am likely to fire up BF4 now that Second Assault has been released.

about 2 months ago

Network Solutions Opts Customer Into $1,850 Security Service

Fieryphoenix Re:Free market means exactly that ! (405 comments)

Free market means more specifically that the market is free of factors that inhibit the efficiency produced by supply and demand. If there are barriers to entry, a market is not free, even if there is zero government interference.

about 3 months ago

Ecuadorian Navy Rescues Bezos After Kidney Stone Attack

Fieryphoenix Re:Wait What? (190 comments)

Here's good place to start. DME providers for CPAP supplies. Work your way up from there.

about 3 months ago

Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Fieryphoenix High Latency? (277 comments)

I don't remember my 1.5Kbps DSL having high latency.

about 4 months ago

Mind Control In Virtual Reality, Circa 2013

Fieryphoenix Confabulation of Term (35 comments)

Mind control is control of the mind, not by the mind.

about 5 months ago

First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon

Fieryphoenix Re:First Post! (530 comments)

The (somewhat fuzzy) comedic premise of my jest is that all our posts in this thread are entangled and all appear to be the first and only post. Yes, there is a little bit of stretch to get there, but it seems most readers made it there just fine and got their chuckle. Better luck next time.

about 6 months ago

First Experimental Evidence That Time Is an Emergent Quantum Phenomenon

Fieryphoenix First Post! (530 comments)

But only from the point of view of an external god-like observer.

about 6 months ago

Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

Fieryphoenix Misconstrues (871 comments)

The title of the video really refers to "Don't talk to the cops, ever, UNTIL YOU HAVE LEGAL COUNSEL." One of the points made in the video is that there is plenty of time for facts to come out during the court process and the time to speak is then, not alone to the cops where you are vulnerable to being tripped up. It is not blanket advise to shut up from arrest to sentence.

about 6 months ago

Nvidia Removed Linux Driver Feature For Feature Parity With Windows

Fieryphoenix Re:not the first time they remove features. (237 comments)

That's normal. I remember as a child (long before I ever encountered anaglyph glasses of any kind) amusing myself by switching from one eye closed to the other, which would slightly change the tint of what I saw.

about 6 months ago

Apple Offers Refund To Stiffed Breaking Bad Season Pass Customers

Fieryphoenix Blame AMC (215 comments)

It was their decision to redefine "season" that led to the confusion. In reality, they tried to get advertising spread over two years by offering shorter seasons.

about 7 months ago

US Lawmakers Want Sanctions On Any Country Taking In Snowden

Fieryphoenix So Much For Soft Power (650 comments)

This has all the grace of a Balmer temper tantrum.

about 9 months ago

New Shrew Has Spine of Steel

Fieryphoenix Re:By Thor's Hammer! (93 comments)

It has excellent backing skills.

about 9 months ago

Robotic Skin Lights Up When Touched

Fieryphoenix "Robotic" skin??? (24 comments)

Please. This is a material, and is no more robotic than rubber, which you can also cover a robot with.

about 9 months ago

Interactive Nukemap Now In 3D

Fieryphoenix Re:Awesome (192 comments)

Just local enough not to be vaporized but burned too badly to survive long.

about 9 months ago

Interactive Nukemap Now In 3D

Fieryphoenix Awesome (192 comments)

I always wanted to know just how dead I was if the local military facilities were nuked during the cold war. Now I know that I would have died in agony.

about 9 months ago

Is the World's Largest Virus a Genetic Time Capsule?

Fieryphoenix Re:Hoip! (111 comments)

Nah, it's named Pandora after the crappy planet full of guns in that Gearbox game. THAT Pandora was named after the James Cameron movie.

about 9 months ago

Microsoft Says Goodbye To WebTV/MSN TV

Fieryphoenix This is awesome! (92 comments)

I always wanted a MSN TV 2 box and now I'll finally be able to afford one!

about 9 months ago

Electric Vehicles Might Not Benefit the Environment After All

Fieryphoenix Location Based Pollution Control (775 comments)

The aggregate effect may not be advantageous, but if you change where the emissions or pollution occurs, you have one hell of a difference when it comes to smog.

about 9 months ago



Visualizing Fargo's Flood Effort

Fieryphoenix Fieryphoenix writes  |  about 5 years ago

Fieryphoenix (1161565) writes "With the danger from floodwaters receding for the moment along with the water level, blogger and concept3D employee Matt Chambers has used Sketch Up to illustrate the immense number of sandbags filled and placed by volunteers as a major part of the last-minute defense against record flooding of the Red River in the past several days. Turn's out, it's a pretty fair amount."
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Creative X-Fi Beta Linux Driver After Two Years

Fieryphoenix Fieryphoenix writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Fieryphoenix (1161565) writes "Two years after being asked where the X-Fi Linux drivers were, a beta driver has finally been released for download. The proprietary driver is for 64 bit systems only, and will not compile under GCC 4.0 or later. Initial features appear to be limited only to basic ALSA support, with S/PDIF notably lacking. Now if only I could be certain of swiftly released drivers for NVidia's G92 based cards next year, I'd decide to finally go on another Gentoo installation bender... this time to stay."


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