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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

KiwiRed Wondering about those numbers. (192 comments)

It's interesting that while 8.1 is around 10%-ish, 8 is still about 5%. Considering 8.1 is a free update for registered copies of 8, how many of the un-updated copies of 8 are pirated versions?

about 3 months ago

Low-Protein Diet May Extend Lifespan

KiwiRed Re:Misleading Summary; Less than exhaustive resear (459 comments)

The point is, none of the funding bodies wants to pay the extremely large sums required for *real* nutritional science, so researchers make do with lots of observational studies and a lot of data massaging that will get treated as SCIENCE by an uncritical and generally scientifically-illiterate press, and by not rocking the boat by coming out with articles that challenge the status quo, they're able to continue to receive funding.

about a year ago

EA Caves: SimCity Offline Mode Coming

KiwiRed Re:Challenge Everything (198 comments)

I think you mean "Monetize everything"

1 year,18 days

We Didn't Need Google's Schmidt To Tell Us Android and Chrome Wouldn't Merge

KiwiRed Really? (107 comments)

Since when did "stupid" stop anyone?

about 2 years ago

Is Sugar Toxic?

KiwiRed Re:Organic vs processed (toxic) sugar. (1017 comments)

Please bear in mind that HFCS (in mainstream use) is either 55% Fructose/42% Glucose (used mainly in drinks) or 42% Fructose/53% Glucose (typically used in food and baked goods). Table sugar consists of Sucrose, which when absorbed by the body breaks down into 50% Fructose/50% Glucose. Any difference between the two is a matter of marketing.

more than 3 years ago

Rock, Paper, Shotgun Call For Worldwide Game Release Dates

KiwiRed Re:Why? (161 comments)

You fail to understand the power of "But we've always done it this way."

more than 3 years ago

Best-Selling Author Refuses $500k; Self-Publishes Instead

KiwiRed Re:big diff: editors are actually important (290 comments)

Your book looks interesting, and what better place to self-advertise than in a discussion about self-publishing? (Plus you might have a new reader, and customer, in a few more pages)

more than 3 years ago

Congressman Introduces Video Game Warning Label Legislation

KiwiRed Re:Sigh... (208 comments)

They've already done something about these people. They've voted for them.

about 4 years ago

Witcher 2 Torrents Could Net You a Fine

KiwiRed Re:Exclusively? (724 comments)

I believe they mean that only the version sold on gog.com will be DRM-free. The versions from other distributors will have some form of DRM.

more than 4 years ago

Patent Office Ramps Up Patent Approvals

KiwiRed Re:Lawyers are scum (101 comments)

Or, judging by their recent behaviour, they'd simply lower the bar for approval even further so as to improve their throughput without the need to hire more staff.

more than 4 years ago

iOS 4 Releases Today

KiwiRed Re:Hypers will hype (702 comments)

Ship? I thought they sold them?

more than 4 years ago

Lord of the Rings Online To Go Free-To-Play

KiwiRed Re:Warhammer Online could use something like this. (138 comments)

I experienced the same thing about a month back, when I initially gave the trial a play (nice game, and the trial zones were comparatively well populated), then picked up a cheap box copy and moved from a lively game to a ghost-town. The first non-starter zone I visited had, for a good part of the time I was there, no other players in that zone.

I cancelled my sub after only a week and left feedback that the game, as it stood, wasn't worth a subscription with its current population levels.

more than 4 years ago

What Free Antivirus Do You Install On Windows?

KiwiRed Re:Uh...Avast? (896 comments)

In my experience, if AVG was to find 2 additional files on a system scanned with MSE I'd expect them to be false positives.

more than 4 years ago

New WoW Patch Brings Cross-Server Instances

KiwiRed Re:Old (342 comments)

The only updated to the graphic engine that's expected is improved water shaders for cataclysm. It has better multicore support now, but don't expect it to max them out (or even to come close).

more than 5 years ago


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