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DirectX 12 Lies Dormant Within Microsoft's Recent Windows 10 Update

Shaman Re:DirectX is obsolete (125 comments)

This is not true. Or it's only true if the drivers and game procedures are specifically optimised for DirectX.

yesterday
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KDE Frameworks 5.3 and Plasma 2.1 – First Impressions

Shaman Re:Wow, that actually looks decent (84 comments)

Ehhhhhh...... Gnome has always had that "pretty but vacuous" look to it, kinda like one of my ex.

about two weeks ago
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Ars: Final Hobbit Movie Is 'Soulless End' To 'Flawed' Trilogy

Shaman It wasn't soulless (351 comments)

It wasn't so bad, overall... but they should have made the series two movies, at most. There was significant filler.

about a month ago
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For Some Would-Be Google Glass Buyers and Devs, Delays May Mean Giving Up

Shaman Not likely to happen... (154 comments)

The thing is, governments don't want smaller local players. They don't like them for many reasons - one being that they have morals and usually won't just give law enforcement agencies whatever they want. Or play ball with lawmakers. Or give politicians ruinous amounts of money.

It's turtles all the way down.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Shaman The providers (127 comments)

Why should the providers shoulder this burden? They're not marketing, charging for, or making the content available. It's ridiculous. And invasive.

about 2 months ago
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

Shaman Re:Ugh. (45 comments)

WTF can I not edit... /. took out my greaterthan/lessthan symbols.

Plasma 5 and KDE5 are two different things.

about 3 months ago
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Kubuntu 15.04 Will Be Based On KDE5

Shaman Ugh. (45 comments)

KDE5 Plasma 5.

about 3 months ago
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OneDrive Delivers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Office 365 Subscribers

Shaman Re:NSA Indexing (145 comments)

This.

about 2 months ago
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Why the Z-80's Data Pins Are Scrambled

Shaman Fred Weeks (167 comments)

I know Fred Weeks personally. He retired from his Zilog days a multi-billionaire and landed in Prince Edward County, Ontario.

about 4 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Shaman Re:Why not KDE (403 comments)

Eh.................. troll on.... troll on.

about 4 months ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Shaman Why not KDE (403 comments)

Maybe Gnome is friendlier for noobs or something. Are there noobs left in the world?

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

Shaman Hahahaha (405 comments)

That's rich.

about 4 months ago
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E-Books On a $20 Cell Phone

Shaman I prefer FBReader (116 comments)

It's free, it's fast, it's regularly updated and the reading experience is quick and convenient. I've tried Moon+ and it's good too.

about 5 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Bang-on. Thanks for the full text of what was in my head. :) I just didn't have time.

My mother-in-law spent a lot of time arguing with me once that the Costco (similar to Sam's Club if you're not familiar) muffins were not bad for her. She was eating half of one before bed. No harm, right? One muffin - that's *ONE* muffin - is 700 calories, 80 grams of carbs and 38 grams of fat. By the way, Costco takes full advantage of the 20% fluctuation rule, it's probably 800+ calories in reality... and it's not like the FDA or HC is policing them. She's 350 pounds, has minor T2D and won't listen to me. :(

about 5 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

Except that it doesn't actually work that way. And if you spent 3h a day exercising like that you would lose fast-twitch muscle mass, harming your joints and your body would go into panic mode where it burned muscle instead of fat, because fat means life to an organism that is doing intense exercise of that sort but not taking in more calories. Even if you DID take in more calories, you'd have an issue.

"pumping iron" will make you lean and STAY lean, so it's a good idea.

about 5 months ago
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Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

Shaman Re:The diet is unimportant... (588 comments)

That's because in actuality, you're eating healthier than someone eating two cups of rice with coconut milk in a thai chicken dish that most people think is healthy. A burger with fries is actually better in terms of protein:carb content and could be healthier. There's a lot of confusion about what "eating clean" means. It does not mean "eating low fat." The sushi on the other hand - not good for you, really. It's about 85% rice, which has virtually no nutrition beyond white carbs.

about 5 months ago

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