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Robots Enter Fukushima Reactor Building

Hanners1979 Re:Finally! (244 comments)

With all the stories of robots invented by Japanese over time, I am surprised they weren't doing this on day 2 after the event.

The problem wasn't a lack of robots, it was a lack of angsty teenagers to pilot them.

more than 3 years ago

Judge Rules Games Are "Expressive Works"

Hanners1979 Re:On the other hand... (157 comments)

If the hookers all looked like a judge's wife, I'd want a refund.

more than 4 years ago

Avatar, Has Sci-fi Found Its Heaven's Gate?

Hanners1979 Re:Yes, it looks like crap (443 comments)

"No one wants to see tall blue Elvish Ewoks."

For a moment there I read this comment as "No one wants to see tall blue Elvis Ewoks", and I was about to argue most vehemently that that's exactly what I do want to see in a movie.

about 5 years ago

AOL Picking Up Journalists Shed By Conventional Media

Hanners1979 Re:I am going to kill myself (94 comments)

In Soviet Russia, AOL patronises you.

more than 5 years ago

Alaskan Blob Is an Algae Bloom

Hanners1979 Alaksan Bob (130 comments)

For some reason I initially read the headline as "Alaksan Bob", and assumed it was going to be about Sarah Palin's replacement.

Mind you, she probably can see this blob from her house...

more than 5 years ago

ISS Launches First Permanent Node of "Interplanetary Internet"

Hanners1979 In space... (121 comments)

In space, no-one can hear you get Rickrolled...

more than 5 years ago

The Hard Drive Is Inside the Computer

Hanners1979 Re:As a CFO once told me (876 comments)

Did he used to go to the watch repair shop and tell them "My time machine is broken"?

more than 5 years ago

Alaska's Mt. Redoubt Has Erupted

Hanners1979 Re:What I want to know... (327 comments)

Can Governor Sarah Palin see it happening from her house?

I'd always assumed that her lair was in the volcano...

more than 5 years ago

Obama Picks Net Neutrality Backer As FCC Chief

Hanners1979 Re:The real new threat from ISP's (409 comments)

Thanks to recent efforts by the RIAA/MPAA, the threat now isn't just that ISP's will throttle P2P, it's that they will outright BLOCK it (and any sites related to it). Their counterpart in the UK has already succeeded in this effort with most of their ISP's...

No they haven't. I don't know of a single UK ISP that blocks BitTorrent (although thottling is commonplace, and not just on P2P traffic):

more than 5 years ago

Could Fake Phishing Emails Help Fight Spam?

Hanners1979 Re:Perhaps (296 comments)

Perhaps they could hire some kind of outside contractor - with an extensive botnet and lots of spam-sending experience - at some ridiculous fee!

I hear MediaSentry aren't very busy at the moment...

more than 5 years ago

Australia To Block BitTorrent

Hanners1979 Filter != Block (674 comments)

Despite the article headline here, it appears that the plan is to filter certain items of "objectionable" content, rather than outright block peer-to-peer traffic.

Of course, this doesn't make the entire concept of filtering that is currently going on in Australia any less ridiculous (particular in terms of P2P and BitTorrent), but we might as well at least discuss what they're doing in the correct terms.

more than 5 years ago

British Royal Navy Submarines Now Run Windows

Hanners1979 Re:BSOD (725 comments)

Considering it's a customised Windows-based solution, I would hope that they've at least made it the Yellow Submarine of Death.

more than 5 years ago

When Teachers Are Obstacles To Linux In Education

Hanners1979 Re:You need to explain (1589 comments)

How about "humour"?

Oops, sorry, "humor".

more than 5 years ago

This Is the Way the World Ends

Hanners1979 Re:Circle of Life (394 comments)

You do realise how much trouble posting the Scientology creation story here is going to cause, don't you?

more than 5 years ago

Black Mesa Nearing Completion, Trailer Released

Hanners1979 Re:Great! (103 comments)

I'm sure this game will sell well

Err.... It's free. It isn't being released by Valve either.

more than 5 years ago

Astronaut Loses Tools While Performing an EVA

Hanners1979 Re:Sleep time (445 comments)

It's not so bad once someone "loses" the alarm clock in space.

more than 5 years ago



NVIDIA CUDA performance in PowerDirector 7 Ultra

Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Hanners1979 writes "We've been hearing a lot about GPGPU for the past couple of years, and in particular there has been plenty of talk about NVIDIA's CUDA programming language to leverage this sort of functionality on the company's GPUs. Until recently however we haven't seen a great deal of movement as far as applications which make use of CUDA is concerned, but this appears to be changing as we draw towards the tail-end of 2008. One of the first applications sporting CUDA support and aimed at the average user is PowerDirector 7, thanks to a new update to the software which Cyberlink mad available a few days ago — Elite Bastards take a look at what CUDA support brings to the table for this video editing software in terms of both features and performance."

What's next for DirectX? A DirectX 11 overview

Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  about 6 years ago

Hanners1979 writes "Its full release may still be some time away, but the overall design decisions and feature set for the latest iteration of Microsoft's DirectX API are now set in stone, and the company have recently been evangelising the benefits of DirectX 11 to developers at a number of events.

But what will DirectX 11 bring to the table for the average gamer or graphics enthusiast? Elite Bastards have taken a high-level look at just what new and improved functionality DirectX 11 should have to offer over its predecessors."

The future of AA? Edge detect AA on the 2900 XT

Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hanners1979 (959741) writes "For all of the negativity surrounding ATI's Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics boards upon their launch, one of the more interesting features of these news GPUs was Custom Filter Anti-Aliasing, allowing for the company to experiment with some new and intriguing ways of reducing aliasing. While the narrow and wide tent filters unleashed alongside these new boards got a mixed reception, the release of Catalyst 7.7 saw a new addition to ATI's anti-aliasing fold — Edge detect AA. What's it all about, and how does it look and perform? Elite Bastards investigates."
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Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hanners1979 writes "Apple surprised everyone at this year's WWDC event when they launched the latest version of their Safari web browser for both MacOS and Windows, thus throwing their name into the ring as the latest entrant in the PC browser wars. Much of their focus at the event when it came to promoting Safari surrounded its rendering performance against the competition under Windows — Elite Bastards have evaluated some of its performance characteristics, as well as taking a look at the browser itself, with some impressive results."

Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hanners1979 writes "BBC News reports on the verdict of a long-running case in the US Supreme Court about the reach of US patent law, where Microsoft admitted to breaching an AT&T-held patent in the US, while refusing to accept liability for any breaches occuring outside of the country. The court upheld Microsoft's take on the case, which could well have intriguing ramifications both for patent law and any future cases against Microsoft themselves."

Hanners1979 Hanners1979 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Hanners1979 writes "Elite Bastards got the opportunity to send two of their intrepid reporters to Futuremark's head office in Espoo, Finland, where not only were they given an exclusive first tour for a media outlet of the building which has seen the development of all those various versions of 3DMark, but they also got the opportunity to interview Futuremark's very own Nicklas Renqvist on a whole host of different subjects related to the company."


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