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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Sable Drakon Re:Duh (227 comments)

You'd think that. But remember that we've been in a bit of a gaming dark-age, where the min-sys-reqs for a game were relatively low. That is until the 8th gen consoles shipped and developers were finally able to raise the hardware bar from a C2D/2GB/8800GT for their absolute minimums. AC:U is the first AC game from the 8th gen hardware set. Black Flag, while available for Gen8, had it's PC version sourced from the Gen7 release with much lower system requirements than Unity.

about a month ago
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Three-Way Comparison Shows PCs Slaying Consoles In Dragon Age Inquisition

Sable Drakon Re:Duh (227 comments)

That used to not be the case, surprisingly.

about a month ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

Sable Drakon Re:Mac Pro 2013? (111 comments)

The PCBs. Take a moment to think about it. That is naturally where all the inductors are mounted.

about a month ago
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An Applied Investigation Into Graphics Card Coil Whine

Sable Drakon Re:Mac Pro 2013? (111 comments)

The new 'trashcan' design ones are however built with laptop-modeled components. Designed to conserve as much space within it's overly minimal enclosure as physically possible.

about a month ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

Sable Drakon Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

Diablo 3, though before that it was Starcraft for N64 and Lost Vikings 2 for PS1.

about a month ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

Sable Drakon Re:Destiny ? (183 comments)

World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2.

about a month ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Sable Drakon Re:Windows 7 (192 comments)

It's not the lack of a Start Button that gets me. It's the whole 'forced touch-UI' experience, the fact that half the system's settings are in a classic dialog and the other half are in a Metro dialog, the complete lack of warning when the system is going to kick you in one direction or another. Performance-wise, I'm sure it's fine. But it's the user experience that completely turns me off. If they'd done it right the first time (i.e. Windows 10), then I'd probably have taken the time to upgrade. But Win8/8.1 will never have a place on any system I'm using.

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 8 and 8.1 Pass 15% Market Share, Windows XP Drops Below 20% Mark

Sable Drakon Re:Windows 7 (192 comments)

Well duh, who would willingly want Windows 8 on their PC? I've been refraining from buying a new Asus ROG system until Windows 10 is available on them.

about a month and a half ago
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Complain About Comcast, Get Fired From Your Job

Sable Drakon Wrongful Termination? (742 comments)

If Comcast is in the wrong here, and it wouldn't surprise me if they were, this guy is gonna be able to come in to a whole lot of money. Both from Comcast and his former employer.

about 2 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

I'll pick the one that leads to unscrupulous employees getting fired as quickly as possible. Escorted outside immediately by those very same guards.

about 2 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:Google's forgoten its obligation to shareholder (134 comments)

All the same, internal or not, why would a guard have access to sensitive and classified internal Google data? If they do, someone needs to rapidly fire whoever is handling information security and replace them with someone competent.

about 2 months ago
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Google's Security Guards Are Now Officially Google Employees

Sable Drakon Re:This makes sense. (134 comments)

What kind of idiot gives physical security staff access to private systems they don't need? Access controls are paramount for something like this. Guards shouldn't be given access to anything that isn't directly required by their position.

about 2 months ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

Are you high? Milestone 11 doesn't exist yet. It probably hasn't even been frozen yet. The most recent Milestone release is 10, which has worked flawlessly with my N7-2012, Netflix included.

about 2 months ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re: Google just pissy (107 comments)

How? CM already doesn't have GApps by default since at least CM7, because Google put a stop to it. You can't stop people from flashing GApps to a CM running device.

about 2 months ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

Then why did they throw a shitfit when they found out CM actually did bundle GApps early in it's lifespan? Ever since CM7 (So far as I recall, could be as early as 6), you have to flash GApps seperately or else the system is somewhat useless initially. That didn't used to be the case, nor is it with any CM edition devices like Oppo's N1 or the OnePlus One.

about 2 months ago
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Cyanogen Inc. Turns Down Google, Seeing $1 Billion Valuation

Sable Drakon Re:Google just pissy (107 comments)

You do know that so long as you're running AOSP, even the compiled images that Google releases, so long as you can enable developer settings, mock locations can be enabled. You can do it from any Nexus, Moto X/G/E, and CM device. And even CM has Developer Settings disabled by default. So you can't really start complaining about Google not allowing fake geolocation, you just have to be less of an idiot to enable it.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Sable Drakon Re: Republic Wireless (209 comments)

They're still just a voip provider. You try taking a Sprint phone to them and they'll turn you out the door. Doesn't matter if they're riding Sprint's network. They won't let you use a phone without their firmware, which is only available for a scant few phones.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is It Worth Being Grandfathered On Verizon's Unlimited Data Plan?

Sable Drakon Re:Republic Wireless (209 comments)

Republic Wireless isn't a cell carrier, they're a voip provider. If they were a real carrier, you'd be able to bring a GSM phone to them for use. You have to buy RW's phones to use their serivce, because the ROM they use has baked-in RW voip functionality.

about 2 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Sable Drakon Re: Faster using less power! (125 comments)

But are you going to be foolish enough to risk undervolting the card?

about 3 months ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Sable Drakon Re: Faster using less power! (125 comments)

Um, on the high end of the spectrum, a pair of 6-pin PCIe power connectors are still needed. Even with the 970.

about 3 months ago

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