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New Windows Coming In Late September -- But Which One?

Iniamyen Re:It's simple (251 comments)

The other is for people who actually do important stuff with their computers (power users, researchers, etc.)

I read Wikipedia all day. So I'm a researcher. So that means I do important stuff, huh.

about a week ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Iniamyen Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

This doesn't sound like a design decision, though. At least not directly. Still wondering what the parent is talking about.

about two weeks ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Iniamyen Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

I'm a Linux (and UNIX and Windows) user, but I honestly know very little about how drivers in Linux differ from drivers in, say, Windows, or any other OS for that matter. Could you explain what the issues are? I Googled for "Linux driver model" but didn't find anything particularly enlightening.

about two weeks ago
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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Launches Nov. 13th

Iniamyen Re:That reminds me... (146 comments)

I tried Planetside 2 (maybe a year ago), and there were definitely fun moments. Most of the time, though, there weren't enough people online to be fun. It's the type of game where if there isn't a big battle going on somewhere it's not really that fun. And I'm not talking trying to play in the middle of the night, either, there were Fridays/Saturdays during primetime when there just wasn't anybody online.

about two weeks ago
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Injecting Liquid Metal Into Blood Vessels Could Help Kill Tumors

Iniamyen T2 (111 comments)

"So this other guy: he's a cancer treatment like you, right?"
"Not like me. Indium-Gallium, advanced prototype."
"You mean more advanced than you are?"
"Yes. A mimetic poly-alloy."
"What the hell does that mean?"
"Liquid metal."

about three weeks ago
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NVIDIAs 64-bit Tegra K1: The Ghost of Transmeta Rides Again, Out of Order

Iniamyen Progress! (125 comments)

Once Denver sees you run Facebook or Candy Crush a few times, it's got the code optimized and waiting.

I am so fortunate to live in such an advanced age of graphics processors, that let me run the equivalent of a web browser application and a 2D tetris game. What progress! We truly live in an age of enlightenment!

about three weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

Iniamyen Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

Need +1's

about a month ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Iniamyen Re:Even my DVDs are streamed (152 comments)

I have plenty of 1-2GB movies that are acceptable quality for my large format viewing use cases.

To me, accessibility is more important than absolute quality. (It used to be the other way around, but my attitude has changed after assorted life events.)

about a month ago
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What percentage of your media consumption is streamed?

Iniamyen Re:Even my DVDs are streamed (152 comments)

That's what I do as well, although even for stuff I own on DVD I usually cut out the middleman by downloading stuff illegally, because I don't like the relatively labor-intensive process of ripping from DVD, compressing, etc...

about a month ago
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Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD

Iniamyen Re:Infomercial much? (91 comments)

It can probably be interpreted to mean that it shares architecture and/or design patterns of some type. While it's not very specific, I wouldn't call it pure marketing jargon.

about a month ago
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White House Punts On Petition To Allow Tesla Direct Sales

Iniamyen Re:No need to qualify (382 comments)

Most states, prodded perhaps by dealer associations, have forbidden auto manufacturers from selling directly to the public.

There is no "perhaps" about it. Auto dealer associations are entirely the reason - no need to qualify your statement. They are parasitic middlemen and they know they have a good deal going. They cost both customers and the automakers money. They should have to compete and provide value just like any other business. There should be no legal prohibition against me buying a car directly from Tesla, GM, Toyota or any other car maker if I want. If the dealer can provide me extra value then fine but if they cannot (and most cannot) then they should disappear like the obsolete businesses they are. There is no rational justification I have heard for protecting their business model at my expense. Perhaps you know of a good reason but frankly for me if auto dealers disappear tomorrow it won't be too soon.

Yup. It rather like being required to head to your nearest brick-and-mortar travel agency to book a flight and hotel and pay them their middleman fee, rather than going to united.com and tripadvisor,com (or whatever your preferred vendor is).

I think in the case of buying airline tickets and hotel rooms (e.g. Travelocity, etc...) the same middleman claim could be applied. However, the difference is that for a lot of people, these middlemen actually DO provide value. And there's nothing preventing you from buying directly from the airline (or hotel, or car rental agency, etc...) if you WANT to.

about a month and a half ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Iniamyen Re:Slow CPU, crippled network, too little RAM (202 comments)

The couple that I have are media centers on my TVs, and I have them hanging from a short HDMI cable without a case. In this particular application, at least for me, the addition of a case would actually make it less useful.

about a month and a half ago
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My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

Iniamyen Re:2-year CFLs (278 comments)

Same here. I bought my first LED bulb at Costco a few weeks ago, because it was only $3, and after my experiences with CFLs, I'd like to be able to switch to LEDs after trying it out for a little while.

I think the breakeven point is better for LEDs than CFLs (cost of bulbs over time vs. energy savings), since CFLs seem to not last very long and LEDs keep getting cheaper. I want them to get a LITTLE bit cheaper still, before I start investing in large numbers of them, though.

about 2 months ago
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Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Iniamyen Re:Reputational Damage (346 comments)

Why were they "testing" with sensitive information? If your testing how to send an email attachment just send some bogus info.

In the case of GS, these are the same things.

about 2 months ago
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Nathan Myhrvold's Recipe For a Better Oven

Iniamyen Re:the real question is... (228 comments)

My wife and I both use the oven equal amounts, more or less. Same goes for the vacuum. What point were you trying to make? That men doing housework is evil? I'd accuse you of trolling, but I am too confused to.... ahhh. Touché.

about 2 months ago
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Disappointed Woz Sells His "Worthless" Galaxy Gear Watch

Iniamyen Consumers are fickle (242 comments)

Wasn't it only a year or two ago about how we were congratulating ourselves on not having to wear watches, because hey, everyone's got a smart phone and you can just check the time on that.

I don't wear a watch day-to-day. When I do wear one, it's with a suit as a fashion accessory. And I seriously doubt smart watches will ever look classy. Flashy, yes. Classy, no.

It's pretty amazing how short the average consumer's attention span is. I guess I can't blame companies for gettin' while the gettin's good.

about 2 months ago
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Google, Detroit Split On Autonomous Cars

Iniamyen Re:detroit vs SV? (236 comments)

Do you specifically mean the American marques that have crappy infotainment systems? I've owned both 2007 Toyota and 2011 Subaru infotainment/navigation systems, and as far as the software/UI goes, they were perfectly useable and functional.

about 2 months ago
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Game Characters Controlled By Player's Emotions

Iniamyen I just want to zone out... (44 comments)

I can't speak for everyone, but when I videogame, I don't want to have to get all emotional every time. Sometimes I'd like to just zone out completely oblivious to everything, while drool spills out of my mouth.

about 3 months ago
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Theater Chain Bans Google Glass

Iniamyen Millions of slashdotters' heads explode (376 comments)

Caught between my hatred for MPAA and my hatred for Google Glass... arghhh... don't..know..what..to..do..... SPLAT

about 3 months ago
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Kids With Operators Manual Alert Bank Officials: "We Hacked Your ATM"

Iniamyen APB for John Conner (378 comments)

Eeeeeeasy money!

about 3 months ago

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