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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

TrancePhreak Re:A possum playing possum (270 comments)

Then why are they really trying to block other smartphones from being sold? What you mention is only part of the puzzle. They don't want to make phones everyone wants, but they want to be the only ones people can buy at the same time. They're not mutually exclusive things.

4 days ago
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The New 'One Microsoft' Is Finally Poised For the Future

TrancePhreak Re:A possum playing possum (270 comments)

No matter how powerful Apple becomes, they have not shown an interest in parlaying that power into becoming a market monopolizer.

I think their lawsuits show that this is not the case.

5 days ago
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Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

TrancePhreak Re:Kinect also listening? (152 comments)

As far as I could tell, the browser gets no data from the Kinect other than for navigation.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux For Grandma?

TrancePhreak Re:Do you really need to change to Linux? (287 comments)

something like 70% of Windows 7 malware also runs on XP

You use that word... I don't think it means what you think it means. Also, the big fat goto fail fiasco shows you how much less secure OSX is than everyone thought. Just because it's based on something doesn't mean it hasn't been tainted by those that change it.

about a month ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

TrancePhreak Re:Linux drivers are fine (295 comments)

You mean like this? http://linux.slashdot.org/comm...

I've used FF/Chrome side by side on Linux... you FF people are fooling yourselves. It is by far the clunkiest, slowest, least responsive browser out of the big 3.

about a month and a half ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

TrancePhreak Re:Change (742 comments)

Like the other poster, I coded heavily for hours on end with no such issues you mentioned. Sounds like some serious PEBKAC. I remember installing Red Hat 5 and having to reinstall often because I had screwed up a driver trying to get it to work. Linux sound systems are still a big clusterfuck even today.

about 2 months ago
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"Microsoft Killed My Pappy"

TrancePhreak Re:Change (742 comments)

Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint were all really good products in the 90s. IE was even a top product for a period of time.

about 2 months ago
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Satya Nadella Named Microsoft CEO

TrancePhreak Re:Doomed (293 comments)

if Apple locks you out of something, its for your own good

Such bias, so kool-aid, very rose colored glasses

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Paying for Positive Xbox One Coverage on YouTube

TrancePhreak Re:Standard operating procedure for Microsoft. (128 comments)

Better than the fake encryption Sony uses on your CC details. People are oblivious to what gaming "reviews" have been for the past decade.

about 3 months ago
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Standardized Laptop Charger Approved By IEC

TrancePhreak nothx.jpg (289 comments)

Apple's magsafe always falls out for me. If they are the pinnacle of design then that tech is not worth it.

about 4 months ago
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Gabe Newell Talks Linux As the Future of Games at LinuxCon NA

TrancePhreak Re:A few things need to happen first (369 comments)

In addition to what others are adding, in my experience Visual Studio actually works. XCode and some of the others are very unpolished in the debug area. They randomly disconnect from debug target or some such. MonoDevelop randomly corrupting layouts drove me mad.

about 7 months ago
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UCSD Lecturer Releases Geotagging Application For "Dangerous Guns and Owners"

TrancePhreak Re:1 2 3 4 I declare flame war (976 comments)

There are more baseball bat homicides than gun homicides in the US. Should we then regulate baseball bats?

about 9 months ago
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Apple Updates MacBooks and Mac Pro Desktop With Haswell, "Unified Thermal Core"

TrancePhreak Re:Only 4GB of RAM? (464 comments)

This laptop came with 6GB, was less than $700, and running Windows 8 with Chrome (90MB) and RDC (164MB) open it has 1.7GB in use.

about 10 months ago
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AMD's Open Source Linux Driver Trounces NVIDIA's

TrancePhreak Re:hum (147 comments)

Then use the closed source drivers? Don't see the problem here.

about a year ago
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New Console Always-Online Requirements and You

TrancePhreak Not news! (435 comments)

This is just more rumor mill junk! Reads like a hit piece put out by a competitor. Do none of you remember when games on the Sony platform broke because they were hacked and PSN was taken down?

http://www.1up.com/news/capcom-always-online-psn-drm-decided-case-by-case

http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/announcements/39949-read-psn-service-down-some-titles-unplayable.html

about a year ago
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Valve Starts Publishing Packages For Its Own Linux Distribution

TrancePhreak Re:Wish I had a mod point for you. (310 comments)

Something you might not notice initially, but is a welcome fix is that games like StarCraft (the first one) run without as many issues in Windows 8. In Windows 7 there are all sorts of problems with the graphics, partly I hear because of explorer.exe taking over the palette.

1 year,8 days
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Valve Starts Publishing Packages For Its Own Linux Distribution

TrancePhreak Re:Wish I had a mod point for you. (310 comments)

based on what I'm reading about windows 8.

Which is the real problem. Most people I've seen who say it's bad haven't even used it. In the future, it should become the de-facto Windows gaming iteration, as they cleaned up and refined the graphics systems.

1 year,14 days
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Valve Starts Publishing Packages For Its Own Linux Distribution

TrancePhreak Re:Year of the Linux Desktop? (310 comments)

Which only just recently is getting a Linux port.

1 year,14 days
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Apple Bringing Second Lawsuit To Samsung, Won't Wait For Appeal

TrancePhreak Re:Unappealing (239 comments)

but right now even a 2009 iPhone runs the latest ios 6.1.2

With none of the new features, and they may have even removed a few! So awesome!

about a year ago

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