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Why did Microsoft skip Windows 9?

Fieryphoenix Re:X, perhaps? (221 comments)

Yeah, they totally should go for Windows XI.

yesterday
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PlayStation Now, Sony's 'Netflix For Games' -- Pros and Cons

Fieryphoenix Re:I'm excited! (75 comments)

Sure they do. Just not the customers' hard drives.

about 2 months ago
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Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Fieryphoenix Face Palm (113 comments)

It's like seizing a zip code. Moronic.

about 2 months ago
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Toyota Investigating Hovercars

Fieryphoenix Re:aka (186 comments)

Retrorockets.

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?

Fieryphoenix Truth In Advertising (185 comments)

You could do this completely dick move, but be sure never to describe what you are offering as internet service, nor be deceptive when advertising so as to make tenants think you are providing internet service. It would be akin to advertising free cable when the only channels on that "cable" are CCTV of your board of directors masturbating over the idea of "mad profitz".

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tech Customers Forced Into Supporting Each Other?

Fieryphoenix Creative (253 comments)

Terrible support.

about 4 months ago
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Even In the Wild Mice Run In Wheels

Fieryphoenix NEWS FLASH (122 comments)

Amusement park rides are fun.

about 4 months ago
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Understanding an AI's Timescale

Fieryphoenix Multiple Mental Organelles (189 comments)

Just as our minds are not points of awareness but collections of such, any AI will have processes that evaluate information at differing timescales. Moreover, the consciousness of an AI will be at whatever timescale the AI most commonly needs to interact at to thrive. All other processes will be subordinate, whether faster or slower.

about 4 months ago
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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 6 months ago
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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 7 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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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 9 months ago
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Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Fieryphoenix High Latency? (277 comments)

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

about 9 months ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago
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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 a year ago

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Visualizing Fargo's Flood Effort

Fieryphoenix Fieryphoenix writes  |  more than 4 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  |  about 7 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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