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Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

The123king Mr Dell's just upset (173 comments)

No-one's interested in his shitty computers anymore

about 3 months ago
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New Evidence For Oceans of Water Deep In the Earth

The123king Re:Mars can wait! (190 comments)

Get down, deeper and down? Down down, deeper and down?

about 3 months ago
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John Hawley and His Dr. Who-Inspired Robot K-9 (Video)

The123king Another advantage to K-9 (23 comments)

He doesn't shit on the carpet.

about 3 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

The123king Re: Wait (257 comments)

HP = Hewlett Packard

about 3 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

The123king Re:Run a completely new OS? (257 comments)

BeOS is owned by ACCESS. Either way, BeOS is so woefully out of date, even the Haiku devs don't want it.

about 3 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

The123king Re:Is unix the last operating system? (257 comments)

The only reason RAM exists is because it's many magnitudes faster than "disk". Once non-volatile memory is up to the same speeds as volatile, RAM will cease to exist

about 3 months ago
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HP Unveils 'The Machine,' a New Computer Architecture

The123king Run a completely new OS? (257 comments)

What's the point in running a brand new OS on it? Is HP-UX not good enough? Or the many other *NIX's? I'll put money on Linux being ported to it before it even ships to Joe Public

about 3 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

The123king Re:More Old Games For PS4 (133 comments)

Worst bit was, i bought it when the release date was Spring 2013. The PS3 died shortly after GTA V came out >_>

about 3 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

The123king Re:Hairyfeet recommends a $500 PC that got game (133 comments)

No, i meant a $2000 PC.

Either way, a $500 PC will be woefully outdated within the same timeframe as a next-gen console is released and then phased out. However, the biggest advantage is that the entire (Windows-based) back catalogue is (mostly) backwards, and forwards compatible with newer machines. On the other hand, consoles usually live long lives anyway, with new games trickling out for old platforms. Therefore, your ~12 year old PS2 could still be put to use with new titles. The other advantage to consoles, is you know the game will work on it. No worrying if your graphics card is too crap, no worrying if you'll have enough RAM. If it says PS3, or XBox 360, etc on it, it will work on that console, no matter how old or young.

about 3 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

The123king Re:More Old Games For PS4 (133 comments)

I bought a PS3 specifically for GTAV.

about 3 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

The123king Re:Denser traffic? (133 comments)

You're an asshat.

about 3 months ago
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Grand Theft Auto V For Modern Platforms Confirmed

The123king Re:Big deal (133 comments)

IIRC, all the GTA series (inc for definite, SA) came from Rockstar North, with the exception of the *City Stories series, which was made by Rockstar Leeds. As for Chinatown Wars and Advance, i have no idea.

However, Midnight Club came from Angel Studios/R* San Diego, of which, Midnight Club 3 was my favourite.

about 3 months ago
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Plastic Trash Forming Into "Plastiglomerate" Rocks

The123king Re:UV (123 comments)

If your ingesting the shavings from a CNC-mill, you're doing it wrong

about 3 months ago
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MIT Working On Robotic Limbs That Attach To Shoulders, Waist

The123king Re:Only two hands (12 comments)

I could never use that complaint anyway :P

about 3 months ago
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Solar Roadways Project Beats $1M Goal, Should Enter Production

The123king The big question (311 comments)

Can I plug my Tesla into this? Cars that require no "refueling" are the future. Is this the start?

about 4 months ago
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5-Year-Old Linux Kernel Bug Fixed

The123king Re:This is the problem with Linux Security (127 comments)

Bugs can be ancient. anyone remember that Windows VDM bug that affected every version of Windows based on NT? How is this bug different?

Bugs have to be found, you can't expect every bug to just be easy to find. That's how things like Heartbleed, and the VDM bug don't get discovered for years. I'm sure there's probably bugs almost as old as Linux itself in the kernel, and i'm almost certain there's bugs in Windows affecting everything from 3.1 up.

But yes, i'd be very suprised if this bug was reported 5 years ago. It's not unheard of in the Linux world, but it really shouldn't be happening, and thankfully happens rarely (and when it does, Slashdot has a field day)

about 4 months ago
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Plaintiff In Tech Hiring Suit Asks Judge To Reject Settlement

The123king Re:if you want your day in court (215 comments)

And the lawyers won't take fees unless i win!

about 4 months ago

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Mozilla to deliver ads in Firefox browser: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

The123king The123king writes  |  about 7 months ago

The123king (2395060) writes "Ads are coming to the New Tab page of Mozilla Firefox. The company announced the new move, Tuesday, during the annual meeting of the Interactive Advertising Bureau in California.

Mozilla has named the ads Directory Tiles that are meant to help new users of Firefox discover sites that they might be interested in. The company did not disclose when it will be implemented but the nine tiles on the New Tab pages will be a mix of Mozilla items, popular sites based on the location of the user, and sponsored sites that will be properly labeled.

"We are excited about Directory Tiles because it has inherent value to our users, it aligns with our vision of a better Internet through trust and transparency, and it helps Mozilla become more diversified and sustainable as a project," wrote Darren Harman, vice president of content services at Mozilla, ."

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PS4 selling out, get one before they're gone!

The123king The123king writes  |  about 10 months ago

The123king (2395060) writes "Sony's PlayStation 4 was launched in the UK at midnight and is already "starting to sell out".
Fans camped overnight for a chance to get their hands on one of the consoles. The first-come first-served launch was considered one of the only ways for people to get hold of a console before Christmas. Amazon said customers who had not pre-ordered before 13 November would not receive a console in time for Christmas. The UK launch comes two weeks after the PS4 was launched in the US and a week after Microsoft's Xbox One was launched worldwide. Both consoles sold over a million in the first 24 hours."
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Genetically modified mosquitoes may soon be released in Florida

The123king The123king writes  |  about a year ago

The123king (2395060) writes "In an effort to help eradicate dengue fever and the mosquitos that spread it, the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is seeking federal and state approval to release hundreds of thousands of genetically-modified mosquitos designed to kill off the natural Aedes aegypti variety of the fly throughout Key West, Florida.

The agency, which already routinely performs aerial sprayings of the area with anti-mosquito chemicals, believes it will save money in the long run by releasing the GM mosquitos. Rather than spend $400,000 or more a year to conduct the aerial sprayings, FKMCD says it would instead only have to spend $200,000 to $300,000 a year on the GM mosquitos"
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NatWest and RBS customers hit by technical problems

The123king The123king writes  |  more than 2 years ago

The123king (2395060) writes "A large number of NatWest customers, along with RBS and Ulster Bank account holders have been unable to access online services.

Technical issues also meant that some balances were not updated with overnight payments.

The bank did not say how many people had been affected across the group, but Ulster Bank, which along with NatWest is also part of the RBS group, said 100,000 of its customers had been affected by "a major technical issue".

"We are working hard to minimise the impact and will ensure that those who are affected do not suffer any financial loss," Ulster Bank said in a statement."

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Steam hit by hackers

The123king The123king writes  |  more than 2 years ago

The123king (2395060) writes "[The owner and operator of Steam], Valve, uncovered an intrusion into a user database while investigating a security breach of its discussion forums.

The attackers used login details from the forum hack to access a database that held ID and credit card data.

Valve said that, so far, it had no evidence that credit cards were being misused or Steam accounts abused."

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