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The Future According To Stanislaw Lem

Kazymyr One more reason... (195 comments)

... to root for the advancement of civilization. Sounds like a noble and realistic goal.

5 days ago

A 32-bit Development System For $2

Kazymyr Re:Digikey is expensive (138 comments)

Arrow Electronics kills you with shipping charges. Least expensive option is $15 for a small order.

about 4 months ago

How Facebook and Oculus Could Be a Great Combination

Kazymyr Re:They said no need for a Facebook account (151 comments)

However, it seems to me that after the acquisition he will not have the final decision in the matter.

about 6 months ago

Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

Kazymyr Re:Sounds like it worked (324 comments)

Doesn't work when you're talking built-in, as in manufacturer-made ones that are part of the ROM. Or, in some cases, Google apps. :)

about 9 months ago

Google Cuts Android Privacy Feature, Says Release Was Unintentional

Kazymyr Re:PDroid (324 comments)

There are many apps that do that. I have been using "Permissions Free" for a couple of years now. I guess the news is that Google released similar functionality as a built-in, then removed it. Sounds nasty.

about 9 months ago
top Online Shop Has Closed

Kazymyr Re:I've been a customer for a long time (187 comments)

Same here. Started buying from them around 1999-2000. In fact I bought a few hard drives from them just last week. I dunno where I'll be getting older technology HDDs at steal prices. I have a few devices that I'm maintaining that are incompatible with newer tech (4k sector) HDDs, which everyone makes these days... I need another source for older tech (512byte sector) HDDs.

about a year ago

Bill Gates Is Beginning To Dream the Thorium Dream

Kazymyr Re:Finally! (327 comments)

I agree, it's time we take thorium seriously. And if Bill Gates is the one who makes it happen, more power to him! (pun not intended)

about a year ago

EA Takes Over Scrabble App, Wipes Player Histories and Switches Dictionary

Kazymyr Re: Pizza (197 comments)

Little high, little low...

about a year ago

Woz Compares the Cloud and PRISM To Communist Russia

Kazymyr Re:In Soviet Russia (549 comments)

Phone listens to you!

about a year ago

California Sues Delta Air Lines Over Mobile Privacy

Kazymyr Re:you read the set of permissions. (100 comments)

Search the play store for an app called "permissions free". It can enable and disable permissions for any app on any ROM as long as you're rooted. I use it extensively.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Laptop With Decent Linux Graphics Support?

Kazymyr Re:A solution (260 comments)

Or buy from a company that allows you to customize every aspect of the laptop. I have an Eurocom Racer,219,0%29 with Radeon HD6970M graphics. You almost can't get better non-Nvidia mobile graphics than that. Got it with no OS installed, and it runs xubuntu like a champ.

about 2 years ago

Kickstarted Oculus Rift VR Headset Shipping In March/April

Kazymyr Re:Finally (93 comments)

The upcoming Star Citizen will have full support for the Rift.

about 2 years ago

Kickstarted Oculus Rift VR Headset Shipping In March/April

Kazymyr Re:How does this compare with Google glasses? (93 comments)

They're aimed at different (yet in some areas common) consumers. The Rift is for gamers, to provide a completely artificial replacement of the surroundings (virtual reality). Think Star Trek holodecks.

about 2 years ago

Kickstarted Oculus Rift VR Headset Shipping In March/April

Kazymyr A little longer, perhaps... (93 comments)

But at least the revolution will be televised!

Can't wait until I get mine.

about 2 years ago

Is Intel Planning To Kill Enthusiast PCs?

Kazymyr Re:Even if this was true... (1009 comments)

AMD has played the socket compatibility game too. Remember socket 939? Yeah.

about 2 years ago

Man Arrested At Oakland Airport For Ornate Watch

Kazymyr Re:The vast explosive materials conspiracy (519 comments)

But do YOU realize there's an even bigger conspiracy to load all cars, including yours, with an even more explosive fluid? And that it's also pumped through the engine where it causes explosions?Think about it, man, and ditch your booby-trapped car. I have a bike I could sell you.

about 2 years ago

Man Arrested For Photo of Burning Poppy On Facebook

Kazymyr Re:He also used some words... (534 comments)

Probably if you're on a fishing boat and the fishing season is closed for that particular critter.

about 2 years ago

Nvidia Doubles Linux Driver Performance, Slips Steam Release Date

Kazymyr How about Steam for Radeon? (363 comments)

I only have various incarnations of ATI/AMD video cards in my laptops and desktops. I have just installed the Steam beta on one of them, running Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and the latest fglrx proprietary Radeon driver. It's horrible. The Steam window has a really bad flickering, which makes it unusable. I managed to get some games installed by creative guess-and-click to hit the right buttons, but then none of the games run; they give me some error, but I can't read the box because of the flickering.

So it looks that so far this is compatible with nvidia only. No luck for Radeon users.

about 2 years ago


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