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Can Minecraft Change the Gaming Industry?

Nicolay77 Re:Game? (255 comments)

Minecraft has (internal) rules, and you can lose (die) therefore it is a game.

The goal is not to lose.

Now will you argue that Tetris is not a game?

more than 3 years ago
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NVIDIA's New Flagship GeForce GTX 580 Tested

Nicolay77 Re:Good write ups, good card (149 comments)

That's not a problem at all.

Some people are willing to pay top money for top performance. Extreme 2500x1600 something resolutions require this kind of cards.

I think you should use one of those performance/price charts, where the 6750 or something similar has the top score in value, as I in fact do.

Also, I only play in a 1080p TV, so I don't really need more performance than a 6770 provides.

We are in a very different market segment than the guys who buy a GF 580.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Will Be One Generation Ahead

Nicolay77 Read: we suck in JS, but we will get better. (341 comments)

Really, even IE 9 is faster in JS than Firefox.

They HAVE to increase performance.

Currently the leaders are Opera and Chrome.

about 4 years ago
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Web-Based Private File Storage?

Nicolay77 Re:Work account? (467 comments)

It destroys his credibility

He never deserved it.

about 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Nicolay77 Re:Will not be surprising (414 comments)

But I can judge a game by the quality of the other games made by the same company.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Nicolay77 Re:Will not be surprising (414 comments)

'tank rush' ?

You surely are thinking of C&C, definitely not of Starcraft.

A bunch of cheap zerlings will stop any tanks only rush very easily.

more than 4 years ago
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StarCraft II Cost $100 Million To Develop

Nicolay77 Re:Will not be surprising (414 comments)

My reason to not to buy it now is Steam:

I'm used to the low prices of steam sales, and I have a huge collection of games I still need to play.

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

Nicolay77 Re:NVidia engineering sucks badly (197 comments)

Workstation being the key word there.

nVidia had some extremely bad mobile chipsets and mobile video cards when the 8800GT reigned on the desktops.

By bad I mean that the solder stopped working after some time.

It still haunts them today.

more than 4 years ago
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Has Any Creative Work Failed Because of Piracy?

Nicolay77 Re:Lady Gaga sucks??? (1115 comments)

Lady Gaga is a manufactured star.

The difference being in that she manufactured herself. That girl is a marketing genius beyond anybody else.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

Nicolay77 Re:Semantics (301 comments)

Bullshit.

There are too many Open Source browsers already.

They have the quality already. The only thing they need is to market their work better.

more than 4 years ago
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Opera 10.60 Released, With Faster JS, WebM Video Support

Nicolay77 Re:If Opera implemented other things right,I'd use (301 comments)

I'm talking about the Peacekeeper benchmark in my PC:

Opera is faster using ONE processor in a dual core setup.

Chrome not only is not faster than Opera 10.60, it uses BOTH processors without giving any real benefit for the wasted electricity.

YMMV.

more than 4 years ago
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Knuth Got It Wrong

Nicolay77 Re:Agreed (298 comments)

PHP does not have an stable sort.

In fact, stable sorts are discouraged by most languages, by virtue of not being as fast as other sorts.

But when you need to apply several sorts to the same data (and it is faster to do it in PHP than in the DB layer), you need a stable sort.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Games Linked To Reckless Driving

Nicolay77 Re:Kudos (337 comments)

Then it means that you are part of a very dangerous demographic in terms of video games influence.

So, we need to sterilize you in order to fix society a little.

U_U

more than 4 years ago
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Video Games Linked To Reckless Driving

Nicolay77 Re:Kudos (337 comments)

Understeer or oversteer happens because you are driving too fast for taking any given curve. Then the traction wheels lose traction and start sliding.

If your car is FWD, your car normally understeers when losing traction. If your car is RWD, it normally oversteers when losing traction.

Actually, the brake balance can help prevent or induce oversteer, in a RWD if the balance is 60% rear wheels, 40% front wheels, then you will probably oversteer by taking a curve very fast and then slamming the brakes.

'Designing the car to understeer' seems to me just changing the break balance so the front wheels brake more than the rear wheels.

more than 4 years ago
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Video Games Linked To Reckless Driving

Nicolay77 Re:Kudos (337 comments)

For the pure 'just go from A to B in the safest way stopping at semaphores and never crashing' simulators, see here:

http://www.eurotrucksimulator.com/

more than 4 years ago
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Nintendo 3DS Early Impressions

Nicolay77 Re:Why the 3DS is relevant here (273 comments)

Sony itself will destroy Sony.

That is, the films and music divisions of Sony are impairing the technology divisions of the company, and there's no clear way out of that mess.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

Nicolay77 Re:Google is catching on fast (347 comments)

Version 3 requires a USB memory with at least 8 GB of free space.

U_U

more than 4 years ago

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Intel price cuts twist knife in AMD's back

Nicolay77 Nicolay77 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

theinquirer (258497) writes "IN SOMETHING AKIN to firing a torpedo at AMDs already sinking ship, Intel announced yesterday that it would be cutting prices on several of its processors by up to 50 per cent.

Chipzilla released a new price list yesterday, which shows that many of the firms going-out-of-fashion processors built on 65nm technology are selling at rock bottom prices to make way for processors built on Intels new 45 nm process."

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