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Has the 3-D Hype Bubble Finally Popped?

ReverendDG Re:Groupthink? (261 comments)

so the question is, do you have both 3d and 2d of the same movie open at the same time?
because for a while here, you couldn't see the movie unless you wanted to pay the 3d tax, because opening weekend there was no 2d version.

more than 2 years ago
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Preparing For Life After the PC

ReverendDG Re:"Trucks and cars" (636 comments)

ironic given how terrible they are on the environment..

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft: Windows 8 To RTM In August

ReverendDG Re:Windows 8 is a good next step (343 comments)

there will always be pc's, they may well become more niche. it will be i think 10-15 years or longer before the tablets come anywhere close to the share pc's have now.
people pushing tablets have to come up with a good reason to use them over pc's, which i really don't see one.
if you add a keyboard and mouse? why not get a laptop? or desktop? tablets are nice because they are pretty well locked down, so maybe viruses won't be an issue? i don't think that is good enough for businesses though.
they are great for some industries, and they use them already, like shipping or manufacturing, but businesses that use desktops already? i don't know how tablets would improve productivity, from how poor they sometimes pick up finger touch, i'd say it would make productivity worse.

more than 2 years ago
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RIAA Goes After CNET For Media-Conversion Software

ReverendDG Cannibalizing themselves (257 comments)

so now since the RIAA is failing at stopping copyright infringement on the user end, they are going to start on the acquisition of the software the user uses.

funny thing considering that members of the RIAA own those sites, so now they are just going to attack themselves.
irony at its finest.
     

more than 2 years ago
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Skyrim Is Getting Kinect Support, Dragon Shouts Included

ReverendDG Re:I've got a few ideas (95 comments)

lol i'll let folks making the sex mods know that people want kinetics commands in the next version :)

more than 2 years ago
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End of Windows XP Support Era Signals Beginning of Security Nightmare

ReverendDG Re:Well... (646 comments)

ah forgot it could run xp drivers.
it would be a rough call unless nvidia or ati had a archive of old drivers

more than 2 years ago
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End of Windows XP Support Era Signals Beginning of Security Nightmare

ReverendDG Re:Well... (646 comments)

well no, you could run windows 7 on it.
the bare minimum for windows 7 32 bit, since 64 bit didn't exist till 2006, was:
1 ghz processer, 1 gig of ram and 16 gigabytes of space.
processors over 1 ghz existed before and after aug 24th 2001.
so did 1 gig of ram, so did hard-drives over 16 gigs.
i would say any computer bought after 2001 could easily run windows 7 32 bit.
the only snag would be if you wanted to get a newer video driver from ati, ati doesn't support anything lower than the radeon 2400 series, released in 2006.
then again neither does nvidia, they only go back about that far, to the geforce 6.
it will be a bit painful and i'm not sure how well it would run, but yes you can run windows 7 on 2001 hardware,
vista is a bloated behemoth, no one expects it to run on 2001 hardware other than as a punch line to a nerd joke.
 

more than 2 years ago
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Student Expelled From Indiana High School For Tweeting Profanity

ReverendDG Re:Original Story (349 comments)

it sounds like the schools think that twitter magically links the IP to the account it is made on.
as far as i'm aware of, twitter doesn't do that.

this can be put down to incompetence of the school to understand how the internet and twitter works.
unless i'm wrong, since i don't find twitter remotely interesting so i don't have an account.
don't remember ever reading IPs when i get a twitter link though.

more than 2 years ago
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Prof. J. Alex Halderman Tells Us Why Internet-Based Voting Is a Bad Idea (Video)

ReverendDG Re:Two words: PAPER BALLOTS (264 comments)

i like electronic, you can't fuck it up like paper.
i've had to do ballots over because i just didn't fill the oval, "just right".

or the shitty ballot reader didn't work, in fact i've had to wait over an hour to do something that takes 20 mins max, because kansas has shitty ballot readers.
in the end i did it on electronic and it took me less time to do it.
so yeah, paper is great if it doesn't fail, electronic is less frustrating to do though.

more than 2 years ago
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2000x GPU Performance Needed To Reach Anatomical Graphics Limits For Gaming?

ReverendDG Re:Development costs? (331 comments)

wow there are still anti-linux trolls around?
i thought all you brainless zombies died out in the 90's.
while i like freebsd better than linux, that doesn't make your asinine rhetoric less mind-numbly stupid.

for fucks sake, do you really think your idiotic "challenge" is evidence of the failure of linux? it couldn't be that the companies making the hardware see more profit supporting windows and less in linux?
or the drivers contain proprietary code they don't want to give out? you know something that is fucking realistic?

this makes me laugh, i hope you honestly don't think that software holes in apache or poor administration is somehow the fault of linux right? i mean that would be fucking retarded and proof that you have your head up your own ass.

by the way did you read that page on dell? or did you just pull it out of your ass without thinking?
because people on that page reported that the windows version was fucked up too, so it had nothing to do with linux.

good try at trolling, it would have been better if you had real points rather than disinfo, lies and a philosophy debate about evolution lol.

oh and real men use free/open/net/bsd, followed by linux
windows is for pussies who fail at trolling slashdot.

ps: you don't know jack shit about driver support in linux or unix, windows driver support is fucked up, linux is better, bsd is more so.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

ReverendDG Re:Stephen R.Donaldson- Chronicles of Thomas Coven (1244 comments)

since when does that imply i was 15? or that i was afraid of the language? i'd been reading hp lovecraft long before that
also why would i care if there are new books to a series i hated because as i said the protagonist is an asshole from the start?

might as well try to entice me with new books by john norman.
pointing out that one of the worst aspects of the series is covenant himself as a character is valid criticism and i make that as an adult.
i expect some sort of difference between the hero and the villain. instead i get two villains, one of them just happens to be supernatural, while the other is a mortal sociopath thinking he is dreaming.

 

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good, Forgotten Fantasy & Science Fiction Novels?

ReverendDG Re:Stephen R.Donaldson- Chronicles of Thomas Coven (1244 comments)

i had no problem reading them when i was a kid, peake was harder to read.
the problem with the books for me was that covenant was the most unlikable hero i've ever read.

he was a royal asshole and so angst ridden that i wanted to punch him in the face.
while i like my anti/heros not to be saccharine sweet and to have flaws, i hated thomas it is like donaldson intentionally took all the worse traits of humanity and used them in his book, thomas almost felt like a fun house parody of humanity.

the only series that i came close to hating that much was the gor series and that was because of the background not talbot.

more than 2 years ago
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Growth of Pseudoscience Harming Australian Universities

ReverendDG Re:This is the danger... (566 comments)

yes and we use the ones that work. do you really think there is that much of a dividing line between the two that mainstream medicine that finds an old technique that works they reject it because they didn't think of it?

honestly, don't you see the problem with this kind of thinking? if we go by your logic we can't reject anything at all, because it could be true at some point in the future and we just don't know it yet.

that isn't logical or reasonable, it is fallacious.

more than 2 years ago
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Growth of Pseudoscience Harming Australian Universities

ReverendDG Re:Perhaps study these treatments scientifically? (566 comments)

but studies don't seem to show that.

<url:http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/glucosamine.html/>

Two studies reported in 2010 found that patients with chronic pain experienced no benefit from taking 1500 mg/day of glucosamine. One study involved 250 adults with chronic low-back pain and degenerative osteoarthtiris who were followed for one year. Half of the patients took glucosamine and half received a placebo. The glucosamine group did no better than the placebo group [8]. The other study involved 662 GAIT participants with moderate-to-severe knee osteoarthritis who received either glucosamine (500 mg three times daily), chondroitin sulfate (400 mg three times daily), glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate combined (same doses), celecoxib (Celebrex, 200 mg once daily), or a placebo. There were no statistically significant differences among the groups [9].

sure you may not trust quackwatch, but they do source what they say.

more than 2 years ago
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SOPA Goes Back To the Drawing Board, PIPA Postponed

ReverendDG Re:Here's how I see it: (267 comments)

CNET is owned by CBS, oblviously it is CBS's fault :)
isn't it scary that the very people pushing this destructive law are the very people that propagated the need for the law in the first place?
they created the problem to make money from people so they could create this law to clamp down on our freedoms, it is more proof that america hasn't been a democratic republic for at least 30 years!

more than 2 years ago
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Original Content Coming To YouTube?

ReverendDG Re:House of Cards (119 comments)

you know america...anything not made in america is original when made in america.
a sad problem with american tv.

more than 3 years ago
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Original Content Coming To YouTube?

ReverendDG okay.. (119 comments)

so more stuff i can ignore in favor of content from people who either: a, don't do it for the money or b, do it for the money but aren't backed by big mega corporations?
color me unimpressed.

more than 3 years ago
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Phelps Clan Tweets Intent To Picket Jobs Funeral Via iPhone

ReverendDG Re:Her Defense Was Pretty Good Too (699 comments)

"Sounds less to do with the religion and more to do with those practicing it. What makes religion religion as opposed to a mere collection of rituals and superstitions are the people that indoctrinate. Sometimes they take a path of free knowledge and guidance, sometimes the path is to beat it into the heads of the young."

uh religion IS rituals and superstitions, though people like to play word games and say theirs isn't. all of religion indoctrinates, no matter what people may say. if you were to learn what the word means, it means learning without critical thinking and self-evaluation hence why all religious people at some point will stubbornly refuse to question something about their religion, because criticism of your beliefs in whatever religion you follow hurts your beliefs.
all religion has indoctrination, even the most lax new age religion has it. why? because whatever forces you believe in can't be directly asked in the way you might ask your religious leaders, it can only be guessed at, so it is better to just accept the things you are told.

more than 3 years ago
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Human "Cloning" Makes Embryonic Stem Cells

ReverendDG Re:Not *one* result... ever. (111 comments)

i hope you are joking, because if you are not, then duuuuuh
of course something so taboo in society won't yield much, if anything useful.
if people didn't freak out over embryonic stem cells i bet it would yield way more. embryonic stem cells are waaayyy more useful than adult ones, but the governments and companies will barely touch them due to backlash.

pepsi and other pop companies use embryonic stem cells to create taste buds to test flavors and when people heard about it they started losing their shit over it. the cells are from 1973 and they only took them once, all the scientists do is clone them, but do the pro-life idiots understand that? no.

as for agw? educate yourself on what it is then look at the evidence, you need to learn what it is before passing judgement.

more than 3 years ago
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Australian Users Petitioning Against Windows 8 Secure Boot

ReverendDG Re:Hunting... (386 comments)

Why is that a problem? So Microsoft (and Apple too, btw) are transitioning away from a general-purpose OS and towards an entertainment platform for rent. Windows and OS X are on a convergent evolutionary path with whatever runs on playstations and game spheres. They are becoming closed, restricted systems which you cannot open without voiding the warranty, tethered to the mothership, with their functionality carefully trimmed, and the application market moated off from the real world. I, for one, don't give a rat's ass. I don't use their software, and I won't buy their hardware. It's not like hardware manufacturers will stop making computers that can run Linux: the demand is massive, and it keeps rising. Even squares like Dell will sell you laptops, workstations, and servers with Ubuntu preinstalled, through their small (and up) business portal. And then you have people like these (I cannot endorse these vendors since I never used them.). I say, let them do it: let Microsoft write themselves out of the productivity market and into the abject irrelevance of Web-based cinema and games.

you are missing the point. if this is allowed to happen, there is a potential for microsoft to strongarm OEM and computer manufacturers to only ALLOW windows to be installed. what this means is that you can't just go out and buy a cheap laptop and slap linux on it like you can now, you won't be able to do so, since the new boot system won't let you install it. this isn't about buying a computer with linux on it, this is about buying any computer with windows on it already and not being able to install linux on it if you so desire too. i think you need to go recheck the demand for linux pre-installed, because the demand really is tiny, if it is so massive, why does dell only have a few pcs that have it? you know it doesn't seem all that impressive gushing about how the demand is massive and even dell is doing it when you can count the number of models with linux on them one one hand. micriosoft will write themselves out when it comes to people that give a damn about whether or not they can install linux on a random dell model they bought. most people don't care, i do because i don't want to be forced out of having a choice, most people won't even know they are in the first place.

more than 3 years ago

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