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The PlayStation Turns 20

Narishma Re:Holy fandom, Batman! (101 comments)

I know there are tons of Sony fanboys here on slashdot, but this is a bit absurd.

Did you mean anti-Sony fanboys? I've certainly never seen anybody here in Slashdot say anything positive about Sony.

about three weeks ago
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Sony To Offer Partial Refunds For PS Vita

Narishma Re:PS4 next (60 comments)

The PS4 doesn't have Intel hardware, and there's nothing generic about it.

about three weeks ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

Narishma Re:No composite output means no output at all (107 comments)

It has both HDMI and composite. They just combined the analog audio and video jacks into one.

about a month and a half ago
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Eben Upton Explains the Raspberry Pi Model A+'s Redesign

Narishma Re:Nice and all (107 comments)

It's more than enough for playing video games, if they are made for it.

about a month and a half ago
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Raspberry Pi A+ Details Leaked

Narishma Re:Will it have the same garbage CPU? (141 comments)

I don't think they will jump directly to ARMv8 because of the price point. Unless they wait 3 or 4 years for their next update, I don't see ARMv8 SoCs being cheap enough to use.

about a month and a half ago
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Raspberry Pi A+ Details Leaked

Narishma Re:Down side (141 comments)

There's nothing stopping you from running other operating systems on the Pi. There are plenty of them around and you can write your own if you want, all the necessary documentation is available, or you can just look at the Linux source code if it's not clear enough for you.

about a month and a half ago
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Intel To Expand Core M Broadwell Line With Faster Dual-Core Processors

Narishma Re:Intel's new Tock-Tick release cycle ... (52 comments)

They license ARM cores from ARM. They use their own AVR cores in their AVR microcontrollers. That's obviously what the parent was talking about.

about a month and a half ago
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Android On Intel x86 Tablet Performance Explored: Things Are Improving

Narishma Re:Power VR sucks (97 comments)

The reason Intel keeps using PowerVR in those mobile chips is because it's faster than Intel's own GPU while using less power.

about 2 months ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

Narishma Re:Performance improvements (60 comments)

Due to the vast amount of different hardware and software configurations out there, performance improvements won't necessarily apply to everyone, and may even be regressions for some.

about 2 months ago
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KDE Releases Plasma 5.1

Narishma Re:Convergence...? (60 comments)

Ubuntu uses Unity by default, not Gnome.

about 2 months ago
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Google Announces Motorola-Made Nexus 6 and HTC-Made Nexus 9

Narishma Re:Also announced Nexus player (201 comments)

Do we know it's 64-bit? Some Atoms are artificially crippled to 32-bit-only.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

Narishma Re:That's easy! (146 comments)

And yet it's the most popular SBC out there by a large margin.

about 2 months ago
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Raspberry Pi Sales Approach 4 Million

Narishma Re:That's easy! (146 comments)

That means they'll have to go with Intel. I predict a noisy fan and a quadrupling of the price.

about 2 months ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

Narishma Re:Crappy programming? (338 comments)

That's much more likely to be the case than whatever nonsense some PR person is feeding these journalists. Ubisoft isn't known for their optimization prowess.

about 2 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Mobile Maxwell GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M Notebook Graphics

Narishma Re:680M is previous generation? (29 comments)

Rebranding is widespread in the mobile (as in laptop) GPU market. The 7xxM is probably just a rebrand of the 6xxM series.

about 2 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Narishma Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (292 comments)

There are still plenty of single player-only or single player-mainly games being released. Two recent examples are Wolfenstein the New Order and Metro Redux.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Releases SD-Card-Sized PC, Unveils Next 14nm Chip

Narishma Re: Pricing? (47 comments)

No, some Atoms are x86 only, some are x86_64.

about 3 months ago
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MIPS Tempts Hackers With Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board

Narishma Re:PowerVR graphics (88 comments)

What makes you think they aren't providing drivers?

about 4 months ago
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MIPS Tempts Hackers With Raspbery Pi-like Dev Board

Narishma Re:no price? (88 comments)

The RPi SoC has an FPU. It also has some limited form of SIMD.

about 4 months ago

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