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What To Expect With Windows 9

Luckyo Re:Stick with Win7 (535 comments)

"Okay"

PC sales crash again.

P.S. 7 is supported until 2020.

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What To Expect With Windows 9

Luckyo Re:Windows 7 sp2 (535 comments)

Is that the new shill angle? Because I suggest you folks rethink your strategy if it is, since it looks even less like 7 with that ridiculous flat look.

2 days ago
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What To Expect With Windows 9

Luckyo Re:Stick with Win7 (535 comments)

Microsoft tried it already with 8. REALLY really tried it with 8, removing 7 from everywhere it only could.

It was a disaster. PC sales crashed. As we discovered, forcing 8 on people did result in marginal increase of sales of 8, and a massive reduction of sales in PCs.

Finally someone important at microsoft realised that in winning the battle of 8's adoption over 7, they were losing the war of keeping PCs being the primary customer computing platform, and 7 was quickly pushed back into OEM chain. I think that this particular lesson was painful enough for microsoft not to even think of trying it again for at least a few years.

2 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Luckyo Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

I'm Finnish. Both us and Swedes have alcohol monopoly, and had it for a very long time. It works wonders and is a part of preventive measures against alcohol abuse in countries where winter darkness is massive.

The sheer ignorance of suggesting that this would make alcoholics drive is quite astounding. Neither Systembolaget nor Alko serve drunk customers and both countries have top notch public transit. Ignorance at its finest.

Here, have a look: https://www.systembolaget.se/E...

3 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Luckyo Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

Actually it discourages them, because neither Systembolaget nor Alko, the monopoly relatailers in Sweden and Finland respectively, do not sell to inebriated people.

If you're drunk, you're not getting any more alcohol. So no reason to drive there in the first place. Not to even mention that both countries have excellent public transport and taxi systems, and a lot of campaigns to discourage drunk driving.

In case you need evidence, here's Systembolaget's English page on the topic:
https://www.systembolaget.se/E...

3 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Luckyo Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

You find preventing alcohol addiction, managing already existing alcohol addiction and massive amount of victims that alcohol addicts cause to their circle of family and friends as "not useful purpose" while "getting booze delivered to me instead of going to the shop to fetch it" is "useful purpose"?

You are truly a one warped individual and need help.

3 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Luckyo Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

At which point, attempting to resale alcohol through this delivery system would be a criminal offence. One of the main reasons for government monopolies on alcohol in states where such monopoly exists is reduction of consumption.

4 days ago
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Uber CEO: We'll Run Your Errands

Luckyo Re:Uber Fresh? (139 comments)

Customer trusting the cashier?

It's about pharmacy owner. They have massive amounts of security to prevent this very scenario.

4 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Luckyo Re: Ads (327 comments)

Lego was a toy set that any toy maker could throw together in six months.

Yet it was lego that was massive among young boys back in the day, just like minecraft is massive among that very same audience today.

4 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

Luckyo Re:Ads (327 comments)

Let me help you. Minecraft is where Lego was a couple of decades ago. Not something adults play with much, but something that is absolutely HUGE with young boys.

They're not buying this for "ads". They are buying this to get access to massive amount of young boys who are going to grow up, and who can typically influence their parents to buy them the game and subscription to a paid server.

4 days ago
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If We Can't Kill Cancer, Can We Control It?

Luckyo Re:Of course we can (140 comments)

All accidents are "medical" in nature in that they cause damage to the body that is medically treatable to an extent, just like any other illness. Therefore, if we could "eliminate all medical causes of death", we would be immortal.

How our minds would survive such an ordeal is a whole different story.

4 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Luckyo Re:Is Sapphire Glass Supposed to be Shatter Resist (205 comments)

Remains of a hard, sharp material like glass in a spacecraft would be life threatening. No gravity means they would hover around until someone drew them into their lungs, where they may cause all sorts of damage.

5 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Luckyo Re:Reminds me of cars until the 1950s (205 comments)

You misunderstand. They're build harder and harder to survive scratches. Not drops.

We already know that making glass harder generally also makes it more brittle, so folks behind Gorilla Glass have started introducing less brittleness to the glass in version 3 already.

5 days ago
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Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports

Luckyo Re:Is Sapphire Glass Supposed to be Shatter Resist (205 comments)

It's the exact opposite. "Shattering" is a catastrophic structural failure, where object could no longer bend sufficiently and didn't have enough strength to withstand the force applied to it.

As a result, typically being "hard" results in being "fragile", whereas being "soft" results in being "hard to shatter". Hardened plastic used on older phones for example would scratch up easily but was very difficult to shatter, whereas modern gorilla glass is very hard to scratch, but shatters easily.

Sapphire, being even harder is even more fragile and shatters even more easily. Considering how many shattered phones there are that I've seen, I would suggest that we hit a point where phones should prioritise "shatter resistance" over "scratch resistance".

5 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Luckyo Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

Except that we went over this already, you ignored a massive amount of facts and sources I listed and continued to hammer in your imaginary claims as facts.

Judging by replies, I'm not the only one who noticed you do this either.

5 days ago
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If Tesla Can Run Its Gigafactory On 100% Renewables, Why Can't Others?

Luckyo Re:Not just Reno (444 comments)

That would be you. I'm "immune to indoctrination based on ideology that is based on fantasies".

5 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Luckyo Re:I prefer Warframe (93 comments)

They had to cut down on graphics on PS4 and XBONE. And obviously remove hardware physx. PS4 is about as good as PC on medium settings.

You video shows early gameplay with no fancy elemental effects or visually impressive skills in play and the in-game trailer. A pretty bad comparison even if you choose to ignore the whole "youtube video compression makes comparing graphical fidelity impossible".

5 days ago
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Early Reviews of Destiny: Unfulfilled Potential

Luckyo Re:Why not a comparison to Defiance? (93 comments)

If you're into PvE, Warframe is your game. The only PvP content in the game (conclave) is utterly barren because all skills and weapons are balanced for PvE. As a result you have things like full invulnerability to all damage for a long time on Valkyr frame, invisibility on Loki and weapons that basically one shot other players when they crit.

Since abilities and weapons, when maxed out, are designed for clearing entire rooms worth of enemies that have health pool that in end game is hundreds of times more than that of even tankiest warframes (think WoW raiding), PvP is inherently broken.

5 days ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

Luckyo Re:Helium? (296 comments)

I do trust SMART for old age/wear and tear problems. I also have 2x100GB seagate 7200.7s from 2000 that are still running, as well as several 1GB 7200.12s.

They're been through a lot more than funny looks, like having my entire PC tower fall on its side accidentally while they were working and other similar things. They still work fine.

SMART is generally designed to track certain kinds of issues. Quick breakdown of controller logic isn't one of them, and state of bearings on the write head isn't one either. But wear and tear aspects of it, like temperature increase from helium escaping the drive? Absolutely.

5 days ago

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