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Dell Settles With the SEC For $100M

KillShill And yet the geeks/nerds/uninformed... (239 comments)

keep on buying MonopolisTel chips. AMD processors are just as good, cheaper and you don't support the Microsoft of the hardware world. There actually is a good alternative here.

VermIntel has a lot of shills online, who visit online forums/message boards trying to downplay or dismiss the vast amount of illegal activity they've been up to.

And no friends, this isn't just from 2003 onwards. There are many OEMs, resellers and industry analysts who knew they were doing the same stuff way back in the late 80's at least.

Look at the Nvidia (another anti-competitive corp) vs Intel lawsuit... making OEMs buy atom chips with their accompanying chipset CHEAPER than buying the atoms alone.

Then there's the Vista-capable lawsuit... guess what happened there? Intel had a ton of useless slow video chips but forced Microsoft to allow them to call it Aero (Vista) capable.

Remember how much Intel cheats on benchmarks? How much they pay reviewers? How they cripple non-Intel CPUs in their "industry standard" compiler?

Remember that Skype deal? http://slashdot.org/articles/06/02/13/2015236.shtml

The list goes on and on and on. This is just off the top of my head.

Microsoft (that worthless monopolist scum) gets a well-deserved "fart in their general direction", yet Intel walks scott free.

Intel has been accused and convicted multiple times on several continents. They only just pay a small fraction of the money they fraudulently and illegally made and they walk with nary a geek/nerd/joe sixpack the wiser. They still have a sterling reputation.

Intel = Microsoft (of the hardware world).

Let's see how many slashdotters and/or people of conscience can bring themselves to even acknowledge this.

BTW, I've been Intel and Nvidia-free since 2001. I'm working on the windows part. (I'm a gamer)

more than 4 years ago
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4 Cores? 6 Cores? Do You Care?

KillShill Re:It's in their best interests (661 comments)

You also have "optimizing" compilers that "favor" one vendor's err monopolist's CPUs over a fairly competing one...

more than 4 years ago
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Valve Releases Updated Alien Swarm For Free With Code Base

KillShill Re:Free as in beer; comes with required crapware (164 comments)

That's like saying "Genocide done right".

All DRM is evil, period.

In fact, STEAM is one of the worst forms of DRM that exists... it uses the "boil the frog" technique to lull the public into a false sense of security. But at the end of the day you still have to get permission each time you want to play (no, offline mode doesn't count because 1. it expires after a while and 2. you still have to get STEAM's permission to enter into it in the first place). And the cherry on the top of it all : it eliminates the first sale doctrine. I did hear about how STEAM(Valve) will kindly take your 10 dollars in order to "transfer" a game to someone else...

STEAM is the single most onerous form of DRM out today. The only thing which could top it is Trusted Computing (though that's coming too, but in piecemeal , so as not to disturb the frog).

more than 4 years ago
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Motorola Says eFuse Doesn't Permanently Brick Phones

KillShill Re:Huh? (294 comments)

eFuse : An electronic device used to screw the customer (public) and take away their rights. Also see Apple/consoles/HDMI etc.

more than 4 years ago
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US Deploys 'Heat-Ray' In Afghanistan

KillShill Re:I'm a bit concerned... (406 comments)

Aluminum foil is to usenet as tin foil is to bittorrent.

more than 4 years ago
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The Chicken May Have Come Before the Egg

KillShill Is this why.... (341 comments)

Fish have mercury in them?

Dumping hazardous waste into the ocean is not a good idea...

more than 4 years ago
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Mozilla's New JavaScript Engine Coming September 1

KillShill Re:Free as in Beer (222 comments)

OffTopic.

And the human race wins when people leave Vendor-Lock-In-Tosh.

I like how you associate Mac with Linux... as if an expensive proprietary hardware-encumbered OS is somehow anti-MS.

Out of the pan and into the volcano.

more than 4 years ago
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Deported Russian (Spy?) Worked At Microsoft

KillShill Re:The reason this is an issue (162 comments)

You have the same issues in the open source world. Granted, it's slightly better in that anyone can look at the code but how many people can trust trust? Or how many can decode "Obfuscated C"?

Obfuscation takes care of the software side.... CPU microcode deals with the hardware end and then there are the actual circuits of the processors... remember how they etched "bill sucks" on an Intel (ironic name eh?) CPU? What other goodies are on the chips that go into the worlds systems? Undocumented features? http://clusty.com/search?input-form=clusty-simple&v%3Asources=webplus&query=undocumented+x86

The only computer/compiler/software you can trust is one you build yourself from scratch. Anything else has varying degrees of mistrust.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia's $200 GTX 460 Ups Bargain Performance

KillShill Not a bargain at all.... (197 comments)

http://clusty.com/search?query=nvidia+batman+arkham+asylum&tb=opensearch&

http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthread.php?t=33960034

http://clusty.com/search?input-form=clusty-simple&v%3Asources=webplus&query=nvidia+amd+physx

http://clusty.com/search?input-form=clusty-simple&v%3Asources=webplus&query=nvidia+cheat

And the list goes on and on.

Nvidia = Intel = Microsoft. Anti-competitive and anti-consumer to the end.

more than 4 years ago
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Half of Windows 7 Machines Running 64-Bit Version

KillShill Re:Artificial limits R US (tm) (401 comments)

64-bit CPUs actually use 40-bit physical addressing (48-bit virtual). So you're not really getting the full range. Not that it matters, since 40-bits should be enough to last 5-10+ years for the vast majority of home users. By then, newer CPUs will be out to take full advantage of 64-bit memory space. There's even talk about 128-bit...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

But this is all a moot point, given the massive collusion in the memory market, price fixing will make sure that huge ram systems will only exist in a far off future.

more than 4 years ago
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Hollywood Accounting — How Harry Potter Loses Money

KillShill Re:Not Hollywood alone (447 comments)

So the IRS will be coming after Steve Jobs?

more than 4 years ago
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Many Popular Windows Apps Ignore Security Options

KillShill Re:"app" (202 comments)

You can use a Firefox extension like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/7902/.

It'll replace any word with another of your choosing. Very useful if you don't like seeing lower case i's every other paragraph.

more than 4 years ago
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Roger Ebert Backs Down On Video Games As Art

KillShill Who said movies are art.... (265 comments)

Most are cookie-cutter Hollywood trash designed to extract as much cash from the public as possible, while indoctrinating us with glorifying images of war that is.

Even the "best" all-time classics and Oscar winning films are usually based on books.

Why exactly is a for-profit business model seen as art?

more than 4 years ago
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Foxconn Workers Getting Raise With Apple Subsidies

KillShill Re:Well this sucks!!!! (284 comments)

Your response is precisely what I was referring to.

Your excuse is "Everybody else does it too".

And I DO call out everyone else on it, not just related to Foxconn and not in this post.

I just happen to think App£€ needs to be taken down a notch or 20.

more than 4 years ago
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Foxconn Workers Getting Raise With Apple Subsidies

KillShill Re:Well this sucks!!!! (284 comments)

I guarantee that App£e users will find any excuse in the book to defend their cult err "experience vendor".

more than 4 years ago

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