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Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

Red_Chaos1 Re:This is not about network neutrality (337 comments)

There is a big difference between a customer requesting/setting up QoS, and an ISP deploying "fast lanes" to squeeze more money out of consumers and content providers.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

Red_Chaos1 Re:ha ha (345 comments)

You could argue it's all anecdotal, but the evidence says you're incorrect. A similarly clocked PII would encode faster than the AMD counterpart. Same for video, gaming, etc. It's not like it was terrible, but it wasn't as good as its opponent either.

about 2 months ago
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AMD Preparing To Give Intel a Run For Its Money

Red_Chaos1 Re:ha ha (345 comments)

I've been in the AMD camp for ages, but I have to admit that even the K6-2 was not all that. It was decent, but it still suffered a weak FPU, which became apparent when MP3 made its big hit.

about 2 months ago
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"Smart" Gun Seller Gets the Wrong Kind of Online Attention

Red_Chaos1 It's people that write shit like this... (1374 comments)

..."In a crude, cartoonish scrawl, this person drew an arrow to the blurred image of a woman passing through the photo frame. 'Belinda?" the person wrote. "Is that you?" ... "I have no qualms with the idea of personally and professionally leveling the life of someone who has attempted to profit from disarming me and my fellow Americans," one commenter wrote.""

That help give gun owners a bad image/name. Stupid motherfuckers.

Then again, how do we know this wasn't purposely put out by an anti-gunner? I hate tossing conspiracy stuff out there, but there's no way to really know.

about 2 months ago
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DreamWorks Animation CEO: Movie Downloads Will Move To Pay-By-Screen-Size

Red_Chaos1 Is anyone else getting fed up... (347 comments)

...with how these fucks keep spending too much time finding new and unique ways to fuck the consumer instead of finding new and unique ways to actually create something worth a shit and make it simple for the consumer?

about 3 months ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Red_Chaos1 Re:not really (256 comments)

Yes I have, and I fail to see your point. Larger SSDs in general do not best my 60GB Corsair drive by any significant margin, which rather dampers this idea that a bigger SSD will always be faster. It really is not a matter of capacity at all.

about 3 months ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Red_Chaos1 Re:not really (256 comments)

Only to a certain point does capacity increase equate to a performance increase in SSDs, and the gap closes very quickly. SSDs don't have things like spindle speeds and areal density to work with to increase throughput, nor do they need them.

My 60GB Corsair Force GT hits a few MB/s under 500MB/s in write speeds, and near 520MB/s in reads. At those speeds the difference between drives is in a few MB/s only. I'd be surprised to see a significantly larger SSD significantly increase speed over that. My 120GB OCZ drive only manages it by a couple MB/s.

about 3 months ago
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SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Red_Chaos1 Re:RAID? (256 comments)

IIRC it would take 5+ high end HDDs to match the read/write speeds of a decent SSD. Add to it that a RAID 0 has no safety so if 1 drive faults, the whole thing is done. A single SSD (like my Corsair Force GT) will r/w at ±500MBs. You just can't beat that right now.

about 3 months ago
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Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Red_Chaos1 "The question of whether this is good news..." (328 comments)

"...for anyone but Comcast is still open."

It was never a question, nor open. The answer is no. It is painfully obvious this benefits Comcast and hurts everyone else.

about 4 months ago
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Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

Red_Chaos1 No. (650 comments)

We all had ample time to get the fuck off of XP by now. All the crying and whinging is stupid. Update your damn OS already. It's not Uncle Microsoft's fault you didn't get your ass in gear and set up an upgrade path sooner.

about 4 months ago
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Weak Apple PRNG Threatens iOS Exploit Mitigations

Red_Chaos1 Seems it would be easy to gather entropy.. (143 comments)

..on a smart phone like the iPhone. Use the gyros/accelerometers, make the user draw randomly on the screen, maybe use random info like wifi network names currently available, generate random info based on images on the phone, etc. etc. Plenty of data/means available to create the entropy needed.

about 5 months ago
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RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

Red_Chaos1 The current shareholders and such... (423 comments)

...wouldn't know what Radio Shacks roots were if they were beaten about the arms and head with it. They successfully killed and buried it way back in the early 00's by tanking the Tandy Corp name.

about 5 months ago
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Why Does Facebook Need To Read My Text Messages?

Red_Chaos1 Stuff like this... (293 comments)

...is why I have never installed the app in the first place. Using the browser works perfectly fine, and doesn't let Fuckerberg mine my phone.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?

Red_Chaos1 Re:rule of law (822 comments)

but at the same time the law has to apply to everybody

Except it doesn't, it hasn't, and it's retarded to even say that knowing this truth. Besides, why the fuck even carry out laws everyone knows are fucking broken and/or stupid?

about 6 months ago
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Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa

Red_Chaos1 Re:Keynsianomics (398 comments)

Always makes me laugh to hear ignorant folks like you spout off like leaving people flapping in the breeze is a good way to do things.

People having 0 income, slowly losing everything they own up to and including a place to live, and being unable to drive anywhere to find jobs or make it to interviews certainly won't increase employment. So tell me, Mr. Smarty Man (or Woman), what's the better way to do things? You're clearly a pillar of economic know how, tell Detroit exactly how to get out of the mess their in.

We're waiting.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are AdBlock's Days Numbered?

Red_Chaos1 Re:Mine. (731 comments)

Except you're on *their* site which costs *them* money to run. As much as I hate ads too, I have to admit the reality of the situation. As long as we have money and everything has a cost, nothing will be "free" completely.

So yes, you paid for all of your equipment. But you haven't paid anything to view the content if you block ads. Why do you have absolute right to view it without some kind of compensation to the owner for their costs?

about 6 months ago
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Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts

Red_Chaos1 Completely useless for me (339 comments)

I specifically made an account for my android to avoid mixing of contacts. Very few people I have on G+ are folks I communicate with anywhere but online via IRC, FB, or G+. I don't need their e-mail addresses, and I certainly don't want them shoehorned into my address book.

about 7 months ago
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23-Year-Old X11 Server Security Vulnerability Discovered

Red_Chaos1 Perhaps it's just that I'm ignorant... (213 comments)

...of the specifics, but can someone tell me why it's even possible for something like a fucking font to cause a security issue? I'm not a coder, it's not something I can wrap my head around. I can sometimes get the gist of what a bit of code is doing when I look at it, but that's beside the point. It just seems to me so many things that should not be able to pose a security risk somehow get manipulated into being such risks, and it just blows my mind how it's even possible.

about 7 months ago
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Bill Nye To Debate Creationist Museum Founder Ken Ham

Red_Chaos1 Article title correction: (611 comments)

"Bill Nye to publicly punch self in genitals repeatedly."

I mean, the result will most likely be the same, will it not?

about 7 months ago
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What Would French Fries Taste Like If You Made Them On Jupiter?

Red_Chaos1 Re:Acrylamide (165 comments)

You're being disingenuous and just a little bit hyperbolic. The very article you link clearly points out that humans do not ingest enough acrylamide to be a problem from either a neurological or carcinogenic standpoint.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamide#Acrylamide_toxicity_from_food_exposure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamide#Human_cancer_risk_of_acrylamide_exposure_from_food

about 7 months ago

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