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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

Grog6 I've never seen Ubisoft shills before... (262 comments)

I wonder if the NSA let them use theirs?

Ubisoft==Do Not Buy.

I only got FarCry3 because it came with a video card for free; talk about a game for damaged psychopaths... Sorry, I meant "Written By".

about a week ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Grog6 Re: Automate! (176 comments)

Even for the Computers, it's the Women that get you every time. :)

about two weeks ago
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The Disgruntled Guys Who Babysit Our Aging Nuclear Missiles

Grog6 Re:Automate! (176 comments)

This:
"Skynet went online on August 4, 1997. Human decisions were removed from strategic defense. It originally became self-aware at 2:14 am Eastern Time on August 29th, 1997. In the ensuing panic and attempts to shut Skynet down, Skynet retaliated by firing American nuclear missiles at their target sites in Russia. Russia returned fire and three billion human lives ended in the nuclear holocaust. This was what has come to be known as "Judgment Day". "

Nuclear Armageddon is Bad, M'kay?

about two weeks ago
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President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Grog6 Short answer: He's Black. (704 comments)

That's why the Repubs hate him.

about two weeks ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Grog6 Re:Stupid is as stupid does (572 comments)

Agreed; I won't use them from here out; what will they do next week?

Especially when their business tanks suddenly.

about a month ago
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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips

Grog6 That's the stupidest comment ever on /. (572 comments)

The Chinese Govt doesn't give a rat's ass about this; they're filling their pockets too.

I have at least one counterfeit problem a year, and our supply chain is as locked down as it gets.

If a medical device fails, and someone dies because of their driver, they'll all be in prison, from the ceo to the guy that sent it to M$.

about a month ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Grog6 Re:Is this legal? (700 comments)

"Service required" is what their cellmate will be saying; this will not end well for them.

If they get out of it for $50 for everyone in the class action lawsuit, it will be cheap, IMHO.

If M$ knew about it before they distributed it thru their driver distribution channel, they also seem to be on the hook. :)

I've never seen Corporate Suicide before; I wonder who's brilliant idea this was? :facepalm:

about 1 month ago
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For Game Developers, It's About the Labor of Love

Grog6 Re:Not an April Fools joke? (164 comments)

I use the mouse lefty, and the keyboard with the right. Arrow keys for motion, and a Rosewill RK-9000 mech keyboard, wired for PS2.

USB limits you to 6 key presses per transfer.

PS2 is 'all key presses get sent' 200 times a second in hardware with a decent mobo.

I have every key programmed for something, and I've been using some of the main ones for >30 years now.

I had to learn a new whole set of "fast functions" when Crysis came out; adding cloaking, armor, and all really was hard to do for a bit.

A side effect we noticed after the new functions were working was that when you change the function of a key, it "takes" much faster. Something in the rewiring, I guess. :)

about a month ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Grog6 This is the "Oh Noes, the ISIS has WDM" moment. (376 comments)

This is how they're going to justify going back into Iraq, especially since Oil prices are Crashing.

Cheney's crowd can't handle that, so Something has to happen.

Who is "They"? Wait a week and we'll see, won't we? :)

about a month ago
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Liking Analog Meters Doesn't Make You a Luddite (Video)

Grog6 Re:Analog displays are better in some situations. (155 comments)

I can glance at the tach and see that I need to shift RSN, as the rate of approaching the redline is pretty close. :)

Analog is much better than a digital display that updates every few dozen mS with a number that is interpreted by a different part of my Brain. :)

about a month and a half ago
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Texas Ebola Patient Dies

Grog6 Re:Barney (487 comments)

The guy that did the early spreading of Captain Tripps was state trooper; just imagine how many people he's been in contact with.

And how many they have been in contact with...

about a month and a half ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

Grog6 Re:Signed Firmware (97 comments)

The UV light damages the silicon over time, degrading the oxide layer.

It will fail to some other structure, and stick high or low eventually.

A good cosmic ray strike while you're programming at 21V can make one popcorn open, lol.

about a month and a half ago
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GlaxoSmithKline Released 45 Liters of Live Polio Virus

Grog6 Re:Let's wait 28 days (209 comments)

Hell Yeah!

rofl

about a month and a half ago
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Hacking USB Firmware

Grog6 Those little windows... (97 comments)

...were made of fused quartz, because UV wont go thru normal glass.

That's why the erasable ones were so expensive.

about a month and a half ago
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DARPA Technology Could Uncover Counterfeit Microchips

Grog6 This tool needs to hit the market asap. (35 comments)

I have had numerous problems with counterfeit transistors and Zener diodes.

How can you profitably screen thousands of rectifier diodes for their zener point, then grind off the original markings, and mold on new partnumbers??

At $0.003 each?

At least the transistors failed spectacularly. :)

about 2 months ago
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It's Banned Books Week; I recommend ...

Grog6 Re:I made the obvious choice (410 comments)

Almost everyone claims to have read it now, but for your less literate friends there's a really good Movie, With Richard Burton and John Hurt. It was Sir Richards' last film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt00...

It leaves out a lot, but a lot of people just don't read.

That's how it ends when the military industrial complex takes over:

Imagine a Boot, on a Face, Forever. :)

about 2 months ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

Grog6 Re: Wow, I thought you were dead. (55 comments)

Cool beans; tell him I said hey; and he was right about those chicks. :)

about 2 months ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

Grog6 Wow, I thought you were dead. (55 comments)

Great job on the whole moving out of the domes thing; how's R. Daneel?

about 2 months ago

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