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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'

Torp The performance difference only matters... (68 comments)

... if you can be bothered to reboot. I have a perfectly good Windows installation for gaming on my multi boot PC. I just can't be bothered to use it so I play whatever's available on the "other operating systems" natively and whatever works fine in Wine. At this point, I think only Witcher 3 is capable of making me reboot.

yesterday
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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas

Torp And in the fine print... (72 comments)

... you indenture your first born to Microsoft in exchange for using their apps.
Also, you are liable for patent fees.

2 days ago
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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization

Torp I read that as (172 comments)

We know better than you how to organize your mail.
They can keep it.

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

Torp What looks like a stupid tax from the US... (324 comments)

... looks like an attempt to restrict free speech from a little closer to Hungary. The current regime has serious totaliarian tendencies and this tax (which will raise internet connection prices) leaves less avenues of communication for the Hungarian citizens.
Note the prices for an internet connection; at 30 gbytes/month, this tax could double the entry level price. At the average salary in Hungary, the extra $18 will be felt.

3 days ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

Torp And this being samsung... (92 comments)

... their software will look like a 2000 era flash app made by a 13 year old, be even slower than that and receive absolutely no updates; if there is even a minor problem with the standard, you will have to buy a new adapter to get the fix.

about two weeks ago
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Symantec To Separate Into Two Companies

Torp Re:Excuse me... (86 comments)

Norton Utilities 6.0 *was* DOS :)
You're saying their "enterprise products" aren't bloated, useless, fearmongering piles of crap?
Maybe that's why they're splitting, no one who has experienced the consumer products will believe that.

about two weeks ago
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Symantec To Separate Into Two Companies

Torp Excuse me... (86 comments)

Is Symantec doing anything useful?
I think the last useful version of Norton Utilities was 6.0, which was before the Symantec buyout?
Now they're just marketing fear...

about two weeks ago
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Eric Schmidt: Anxiety Over US Spying Will "Break the Internet"

Torp Just because you're paranoid... (179 comments)

... it doesn't mean they're not out to get you :)
But as several others said, I see this as more of a threat to Google's business model than to the internet.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Building New GPU Linux Kernel Driver To Unify With Catalyst Driver

Torp Closed or open... (56 comments)

Do AMD linux graphic drivers actually work now? Last time I checked on winehq, there were a lot more people complaining about graphics problems on cards than on Nvidia cards...

about two weeks ago
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Will Windows 10 Finally Address OS Decay?

Torp What "OS Decay"? (577 comments)

It's not a generic term. Call it "Windows Decay" by its proper name. I don't know of any other operating systems that have this problem.

about three weeks ago
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Why the iPhone 6 Has the Same Base Memory As the iPhone 5

Torp Memory? (264 comments)

The iPhone 6 comes with 1 Gb of memory. And has options for 16, 64 and 128 Gb of storage.
Why does this even get published?

about a month ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

Torp Minimal and low power (287 comments)

I still run my own handmade gateway box, but it's Atom based and uses next to no power.
I'm not giving up on it because it's sometimes handy when you work from home.
Other than that, backups on usb connected drives and 1.3 computers per person in the household is enough :)

about a month ago
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Why Apple Should Open-Source Swift -- But Won't

Torp TFA has no idea what he's talking about? (183 comments)

Swift is a programming language. Anyone can write a different compiler for it. Open sourcing Apple's LLVM frontend would be nice, but is not required.
If it's not open sourced and no one does a Swift implementation, we'll be exactly in the same situation as before. You had to write Java for Android and Objective C for iOS. Now you'll have to write Java for Android and Swift for iOS. I fail to see how that changes anything, except Swift being slightly less annoying thatn ObjC.

90% of the article serves to show that the author doesn't understand the difference between a programming language and the libraries provided by OS X. The other 10%... well I didn't notice what it was about.
And this crap makes Slashdot...

about a month ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

Torp Good news for those who still like small phones (208 comments)

If the 5S and 6 have comparable performance, it means the 5S remains a long term option across OS upgrades. No need to keep a tablet in your pocket...

about a month and a half ago
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iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters

Torp Re:"Early adopters"? (222 comments)

"Impatient kids"?
And i say this as the owner of a few Apple devices... which i bought on my own schedule, not by queueing at launches.

about a month and a half ago
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Who Is Buried In the Largest Tomb Ever Found In Northern Greece?

Torp Balrog (92 comments)

Don't delve too deep.

about a month and a half ago
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Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion

Torp I don't get it (540 comments)

The righteous communists have a need to trade with the capitalist imperialists? Won't the ghost of Stalin provide for all?

about a month and a half ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Torp Re:Scary-ish (203 comments)

I was wrong. This is NOT a leak of passwords from google accounts.
I checked my account on isleaked.com and it was NOT the google password, but the easily guessed password i use for accounts that I don't care about.
If your google password is unique, you're safe. If you reused it on low security sites... not so much.

about a month and a half ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Torp Re:Scary-ish (203 comments)

... but I'm guilty of not ever changing the password after i created the account :)
Until today, of course.

about a month and a half ago
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5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

Torp Scary-ish (203 comments)

I was on this list and i had an unique (for me) password for the google account. I've had the account since you had to beg for an invite to get in as well.

about a month and a half ago

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