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Samsung Acknowledges and Fixes Bug On 840 EVO SSDs

Luckyo Re:Wonder what brand is best now... Intel? (100 comments)

It's completely fair to single out OCZ as related to JMicron controller and sandforce controller issues. All of these controllers had a large set of options which could be tuned by manufacturer. OCZ was known for tuning for pure performance, disabling all reliability related functions in controllers whenever it could give them even a little bit of more performance on benchmarks.

As a result they typically crushed others on benchmarks but drives had absolutely atrocious reliability. Business model was apparently to sell as much as possible so that massive warranty claims could be accounted for through growth. This business model failed and they went bankrupt.

yesterday
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More Eye Candy Coming To Windows 10

Luckyo Re:Fucking hell (205 comments)

I think the default animation time in windows 7 menus is 200ms. Or at least that's what ClassicShell claims it to be in advanced mode that lets you adjust the timing.

If they actually push animation time as far as you suggest, I think that would just become another reason why people will stick to 7. OS needs to be functional first and foremost. That's why 8 failed, vastly impaired desktop desktop functionality. Too pronounced/delayed animations would likely fall in the same category.

2 days ago
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Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

Luckyo Re:Moral Imperialism (468 comments)

Excellent. I think we should also throw the same book at all those women in possession of smutty image-featuring faux-rape novels. While at it, we should also prosecute every single store selling them.

Because you know, just because it's faux rape and just because so many women find it enjoyable, it's still clearly a way to satiate those urges to rape. Which is clearly something society finds unacceptable. So jail them all, the filthy criminals.

In real world on the other hand, definition of crime is usually something that has a victim. Of course, in puritan Anglo states, and especially that with for profit prison system of US, that doesn't apply. In there, crime is something that is used against weak people to extract profits from large tax pool. We've seen it with ridiculous child rape cases of two teens going to jail for "raping each other", and we're seeing it with people using drawings to satisfy sexual urges.

Frankly, I find the very notion of labelling this kind of activity a crime to be far more obscene than actual pornography, real or drawn.

UK deserves an honourable mention in this particular insanity, mostly because of its hysterical for-profit printed media that has been trumping up the pedo-scare all while the child rape numbers have been in free fall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

2 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Luckyo Re:Bit slow today are you? (259 comments)

Only if your end goal is to ignore the entire argument and just ram in your strawman so you can defeat it.

The entire fact that you openly claim that erecting a strawman argument is a "reasonable assumption" shows very clearly just how much of a troll you really are.

4 days ago
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Direct3D 9.0 Support On Track For Linux's Gallium3D Drivers

Luckyo Re:Great, just in time for DX12... (54 comments)

DX12 is highly unlikely to become popular any time soon because of the whole 7 uber alles situation. At best, it'll be where DX10 was.

DX11 while popular is not mandatory for most games that come out. A lot of games still have separate DX9 and DX11 rendering paths. As a result, while you'll have to give up some bells and whistles you will be able to run the game just fine as long as you have DX9 rendering path available.

There are some games that require DX11. Those are usually latest and greatest that require decent hardware as well. But these are far from the most played games out there. Making a quick list of the few games I played during last month, several have both rendering paths (and in one, I actually use DX9 instead of DX11 because DX11 path is much more buggy), several don't have DX11 path at all, and one doesn't have DX9 at all.

4 days ago
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Michigan About To Ban Tesla Sales

Luckyo Re:Let me FTFY (294 comments)

So in other words, the perfect society is the one where people have no power due to being individually too weak, and where only those with power get to call how much anyone can earn.

I think US actually moved away from that for a long while. You know, Eisenhower and his "freedom is about freedom from want" angle. It's only recently that pro-business propaganda succeeded in running the narrative in the direction you are angling it at.

5 days ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Luckyo Re:Bit slow today are you? (259 comments)

Ah yes, "notion that Irish economy is built on this loophole" strawman after I called you on your "debating properly is a bad idea" slip.
Rather understandable considering that you tend to lose most of your debates on merits here on slashdot because you tend to argue for an pretty badly defensible position.

Now if you only could quote were I suggested something even remotely like this. I'll wait.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:Meanwhile, for people who need a browser (67 comments)

Emperor is still not wearing any clothes, and no matter how much you herald ACs are trumpeting about it, he's still out there, still naked, still ugly as fuck.

And hence, people are still leaving FF for any options available when they're not using FF on tablets. Because as of typing this, FF is no longer a desktop browser and hasn't been one for a while. Yes it can be installed on a desktop, but it's in no way, shape or form designed or optimized for desktop usage scenario any more.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Luckyo Re:Not the same thing at all. (381 comments)

To be fair, it was about one mutation away from blowing up our current world order. Airborne virus with reasonably high lethality (for an airborne virus) among healthy population would be utterly devastating and largely unstoppable in modern world, and would collapse entire societies. As a result, I'm finding it hard to not justify the preparations for it. The risk was huge, and in relation to the risk, information and preparation was called for.

The problem is that our mainstream media tends to blow things out of proportion for profit, and as a result, very little of honest reporting was done on the topic.

about a week ago
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After Negative User Response, ChromeOS To Re-Introduce Support For Ext{2,3,4}

Luckyo Re:FOSS (183 comments)

Lockheed did no such thing.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:FTL (67 comments)

They are all last ones. Since it's anal.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:More mind numbing web based games? (67 comments)

To be fair, it would not be too hard to implement a game like FTL in flash. It's a text based adventure + static small scale RTS combat. All of these are done on much more complex level in flash today.

Probably easier than implementing it in bastardized version of javascript as was done here.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:FTL (67 comments)

Because as WoW has shown us, nothing is hated as much as makeup coming from stealth and killing you in stun.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:People pay for games? (67 comments)

Pirate Bay doesn't own the games, nor does it host them. Therefore you can't steal them from Pirate Bay no matter how much you would like to try.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:Meanwhile, for people who need a browser (67 comments)

There are plenty, including Chrome, IE, Safari, Opera.

And if you are into Firefox functionality such as add-ons, there are fully functional forks that keep most of the functionality such as Pale Moon.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:Meanwhile, for people who need a browser (67 comments)

It's going to go down even further now that one of the most popular Firefox forks for those that dropped Firefox for UI reasons, Pale Moon will now start to carry its own identifier by default.

about a week ago
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Mozilla Teams Up With Humble Bundle To Offer Eight Plugin-Free Games

Luckyo Re:Meanwhile, for people who need a browser (67 comments)

Pale Moon sits on top of ESR, and they had to switch to a different identifier for the browser because they aren't going with australis insanity.

So far, they appear to be fine. You may want to check them out if you want to keep most of your plugins working, and your interface PC-centric rather than tablet-centric that mozilla is gunning for.

about a week ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Luckyo Re:Not the same thing at all. (381 comments)

To be fair, I think this is the problem with general population more than anything. With success of vaccines people forgot that there are actually crippling and lethal infectious diseases. They may intellectually understand it, but there's very little understanding on everyday life level. The current panic underscores it as well - first people underreact and now they are overreacting.

CDC is supposed to be professionals trained for this kind of a situation, but they're not immune to being well off for last half a century.

about a week ago
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"Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

Luckyo Re:However they don't actually say that do they? (259 comments)

Wait, so in your opinion, using proper debate methods approved in schools is bad and mud slinging that you practice is good?

Thanks for sharing. And folks modded me troll in the initial posts. Hah.

about a week ago
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Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Luckyo Re:WMDs? Chemical weapons? Wait, what? (376 comments)

This is correct. However air fuel bomb is in some cases an adequate replacement for a tactical nuclear warhead because the detonation "epicentre" is spread much wider, which means that if your task is to hit a limited area (which is usually the purpose of the low yield tactical nuclear weapons), air fuel bombs can serve as a functional replacement.

One has to remember that destructive force of a tactical nuclear weapon falls off very quickly as range from epicentre increases. Modern MBTs are designed to survive just a short distance from it and come with thick enough armour to make neutron bomb unfeasible as well (main reason why NATO dropped neutron bombs from their list of countermeasures to Soviet tank rush in the 1970s and started to look for alternatives by increasing yields on tactical nuclear weapons).

One has to remember that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were strategic bombs, not tactical ones, as a result, the comparison here is flawed. A comparable (in terms of destructive yield) nuclear weapon is going to be something among these lines:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

about a week ago

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