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D-Link Router Backdoor Vulnerability Allows Full Access To Settings

Verunks Re:Not the DIR-655 so far... (228 comments)

I have a dir-655 as well and it doesn't support tomato or any other custom firmwares as far as I know

about a year ago
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QuakeCon 2013: Carmack On Next-Gen Console Hardware

Verunks Re:Little difference anymore between PC/console (136 comments)

It's essentially been like this ever since the original x-box.

not really, the xbox 1 is x86 but the 360, ps3 and wii are ppc based, and the cell in the ps3 is also quite different because of the SPUs

about a year ago
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NVIDIA To License Its GPU Tech

Verunks Re:So Intel is getting Nvidia GPU technology (111 comments)

AMD is currently devastating Nvidia in the high end gaming market. Every one of the 3 new consoles uses AMD/ATI tech for the graphics. EA (the massive games developer) has announced their own games engines will be optimised ONLY on AMD CPU and GPUs (on Xbone, PS4 and PC). Nvidia is falling out of the game.

where exactly are you getting the number for amd devastating nvidia? both titan and 780 are better than amd gpus, the steam hardware survey still shows a 52% for nvidia and 33% for amd. The ps4 and the xbone will use amd because having a combined cpu and gpu is more convenient for a console and intel gpus are not exactly good.

As for ea do you understand that they got paid by amd to do that? this is something that both nvidia and amd have done for years, all those games that have a "better with nvidia/amd" intros didn't put it there because the developers like them, for example one of the main guy behind frostbite(that as you just said will only be optimized for amd) just built a titan system https://twitter.com/repi/status/346335279751237633, why would he use nvidia instead of amd if amd is devastating nvidia?

both amd and nvidia have strengths and weaknesses but nobody is devastating anyone

about a year ago
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New Best Way To Nuke a Short-Notice Asteroid

Verunks Re:But Why? (311 comments)

because it's less expensive than rebuild a city?

about a year ago
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Dell Offers Ubuntu Option With Alienware Gaming Desktop

Verunks Re:That's weird. (135 comments)

if you want a gaming laptop there aren't many other choices, and they are all priced around the same

about a year and a half ago
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Elon Musk Lays Out His Evidence That NYT Tesla Test Drive Was Staged

Verunks Re:Pathetic. (841 comments)

I don't watch Top Gear. I don't understand the purpose of faked reviews. People do take it seriously.

well that's the problem, you can't understand what top gear does if you don't watch it. It's a comic show where they destroy cars, make stupid challenges to decide what's the best car and give their very own opinion on the car they test on the track, and everyone that watches top gear knows that they absolutely hate electric cars

about a year and a half ago
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Deloitte: Use a Longer Password In 2013. Seriously.

Verunks Re:I love old news. (538 comments)

blizzard uses case insensitive passwords, it's fun since their games are probably the most targeted by hackers, I know they have authenticators and they lock the account as soon as they detect a suspicious login but I still don't see any reason on why they don't use case sensitive passwords

about a year and a half ago
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But Can It Run Crysis 3?

Verunks Re:Crysis 3 leaked some time ago (182 comments)

I never heard of a crysis 3 leak, I think you are confusing it with crysis 2, there was an almost open multiplayer alpha(nvidia would give away key to pretty much everyone) at the beginning of november, but the performance was quite awful on my system(3930k @4.4ghz and GTX580), I think it was around 18fps with everything maxed out but I guess it was probably a debug build so it's hard to say how it will run when it gets released

about 2 years ago
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Why KDE Plasma Makes Sense For Linux Gaming

Verunks Re:Alternative: XFCE (152 comments)

Win7 gets better battery life with composition because it offloads to the GPU instead of using the CPU. Vista had a lot of issues with RTM, not sure how SP3 is doing, but most people I know skipped Vista anyway.

that's not true, the dwm in both vista and 7 uses gpu acceleration, that's why you couldn't enable it on older version of vmware

about 2 years ago
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Windows Blue: Microsoft's Plan To Release a New Version of Windows Every Year

Verunks Re:So... (712 comments)

it is a good thing valve has a steam client for linux

steam was the easy part, now we need to wait till they port all games to linux but I don't think that's gonna happen anytime soon

about 2 years ago
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Media Center Key Accidentally Gives Pirates Free Windows 8 Pro License

Verunks Re:Meanwhile at Canonical (255 comments)

Hey, we're giving our OS away for free, no license or hack needed!

Anyone?

Hello?

this is not true, they check if your windows 8 is activated they just don't check if a valid serial was used, that's why you need to activate your windows 8 with a fake kms server before doing this

about 2 years ago
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Apple Considering Switch Away From Intel For Macs

Verunks Re:Codename: Alcatraz (530 comments)

And no dual boot, and they can continue with the plan to make OSX into desktop iOS, complete with walled garden.

With such impressive "features" they might as well name it Alcatraz.

then they could claim that it's rock solid

about 2 years ago
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Once Valued at $1.8B, OnLive Was Sold For Only $5M

Verunks Re:OMG! (168 comments)

Known for QuickTime

if only he destroyed that as well

about 2 years ago
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Sophos Anti-Virus Update Identifies Sophos Code As Malware

Verunks Re:99.999% (245 comments)

So far, there have only been a couple 'proof of concept' viri for Linux. Nobody's figured out a way to pry any money away from us yet. :D

but linux antivirus aren't used to protect linux, they are useful if you run a mail server or a proxy so you can clean mails and webpage before they infect a windows user, or to clean an infected windows installation, for example the kaspersky live cd is based on linux

about 2 years ago
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VMware Back-Pedals On vRAM Scheme, Back To Per-Socket Pricing

Verunks Re:This is why I use VirtualBox... (70 comments)

you clearly don't know what you are talking about if you are comparing virtualbox with vmware, especially since we are talking about vmware vsphere and not workstation, virtualbox is fine if you need a vm on your pc but it's absolutely terrible on a server
vsphere is an OS that acts as an hypervisor not just a software that you can install on an existing os that let's your run a vm

about 2 years ago
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CPUs Do Affect Gaming Performance, After All

Verunks Re:Err (220 comments)

for the console I was talking about the fact that 90% of pc games are console ports right now so with a new generation of consoles the pc version should also be better optimized otherwise we will have a lot games that runs at 20 fps

more than 2 years ago
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CPUs Do Affect Gaming Performance, After All

Verunks Re:Err (220 comments)

I had a dualcore(E6600) for 5 years and pretty much every new game in the past 3 years can use two or more cores, even if it's just two you have to consider the other programs running in the background, for example on bad company 2 punkbuster had a bug that after a few minutes it would use 20-30% of cpu, the game itself uses ~90% of cpu and because of punkbuster there was a lot of stuttering, now I have a sixcore(3930k) and yeah maybe six cores are too much for games but some of them like bf3 can already use them and I think pretty soon most games will use at least 4 cores, we'll just have to wait for the playstation and xbox to go "next gen" once again

more than 2 years ago
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Mozilla Adds H.264 Support To Android Firefox

Verunks Re:Sanity prevails (77 comments)

on the desktop both windows and osx have an integrated h264 decoder, on linux is probably just a matter of installing ffmpeg or something like that

more than 2 years ago
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EA Outs Battlefield 4, Plans To Charge $70 For New Games

Verunks Re:Games are already too expensive (323 comments)

I don't really want to pay more for a product, no one does, but I'd be one of those people who'd pay more for BF4. Why?

I wont be. Why?

Because Battlefield 3 was shit. Because they made the unlocables too lopsided, because after they charge you the US$70 which translates into no less then A$150 they still want $20 odd a month for premium which like unlockables, will be so lopsided as to make the game unplayable if you don't pony up the monthly danegeld, sorry, subscription fee.

BF 1942 and BF2 were works of art, BF Bad Company 2 was good, BF3 was just a huge steaming pile of unbalanced crap that I stopped playing after 3 days.

I think you are full of bullshit, how can you judge an online game if you played it for only 3 days, also pretty much all battlefields had dlc(they were called expansion/booster pack at the time) 1942 had road to rome, bf2 had special forces, euro forces and armored fury, 2142 had northern strike and bc2 had vietnam, if you don't want to buy them it's fine you can still play the game, there are tons of bf3 servers with just the vanilla bf3, the new unlocks included in the dlc don't give any advantages over the vanilla weapons, they don't give you nukes just another weapon with slightly different stats, also it was exactly the same in bf2 and 2142, you could unlock new weapons or gadgets for each kit if you had the expansion pack

Last but not least there isn't a monthly fee, there are 5 dlcs you can either buy them at 15€ each or buy premium which is 50€ and you get all of them plus some extra goodies(nothing special to be honest, just some skins and some game guide), I was a bit skeptical at the beginning because close quarter didn't seem very good, but it's actually quite fun if you want to play something different from time to time, again you are not forced to buy anything just like you weren't forced on previous battlefield

more than 2 years ago
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Microsoft: Windows 8 To RTM In August

Verunks Re:What was the point of testing? (343 comments)

it's a bug/hardware compatibility testing, that's what pretty much all the free betas are for

more than 2 years ago

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Sony gives educational access to PS2/PSP devkit

Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "PlayStation-edu is a program for universities and colleges to get access to PS2 and PSP development kits...the same ones that professional developers use to make the games you love to play. You get the development software, the hardware, and the SDK to learn and experiment with. SCEA wants to make sure that students who are graduating from college are ready to program on PlayStation hardware and that means getting it into your hands."
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Hackers found a way to run homebrew on Wii

Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "The Twilight Hack is a modified save game for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Alpha 2 allows you to load ELF homebrew off of a Gamecube SD card adapter, such as the SD Gecko."
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Sony to distribute content in DivX format

Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Sony Pictures Television announced that online retailers will soon be able to offer Sony content for download in DivX format. The news came as part of a partnership with DivX, Inc. that will also let those files be playable on DivX Certified devices. A spokesperson for DivX, Kristina Weise, told Ars that this would offer consumers high-quality Hollywood content in DivX for the first time ever, and that the deal would cover "all titles in the Sony Pictures Television library.""
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NASA to send Luke's lightsaber into space

Verunks Verunks writes  |  about 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "In honor of the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, NASA will launch Luke Skywalker's original Jedi lightsaber into space along with the crew of the space shuttle Discovery. The launch is slated for October."
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Today Sony Computer Enterteinment Inc announced a new service for Playstation 3 called "Home". It will become available this fall after a closed beta testing. Playstation Home is a 3D virtual place that allows user to interact, chat, shop, join online games and also create your personal home. An HD trailer is also available at gametrailers"
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "On Friday, the KDE Project released the third in a series of development previews for the upcoming KDE 4.0 release. Dubbed "Kludge," the 3.80.3 release includes the Sonnet language library, the new Dolphin file manager, and the Solid hardware library. Linux.com has done an overview of this new KDE 4 preview."
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Microsoft Word users now can easily import and export to the OpenDocument Format.
The StarOffice 8 Conversion Technology Preview, a plug-in for Microsoft Word 2003 that allows users of Microsoft Word 2003 to read, edit and save to the OpenDocument Format (ODF) is now available"
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Apple chief executive Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates have committed to a rare joint appearance at the fifth anniversary of the The Wall Street Journal's 'D: All Things Digital' conference later this year.
The two men, both seminal figures in the development of the personal computer, will jointly discuss the history and future of the digital revolution in an unrehearsed, unscripted, onstage conversation on May 30 with D co-producers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher."
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "The guys at ubuntu are working on a easier way to install linux for windows users:
"The aim of this installer is to provide an easier way for a Windows user to install Ubuntu without having to know how to burn a cd iso, set the bios to boot from cd, repartition the disks, set up a multiboot system, etc. It will not replace any of the current Ubuntu installation options, and will not require that windows is installed prior to the installation of Ubuntu.""
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today launched BadVista.org, a campaign with a twofold mission of exposing the harms inflicted on computer users by the new Microsoft Windows Vista and promoting free software alternatives that respect users' security and privacy rights.
"Vista is an upsell masquerading as an upgrade. It is an overall regression when you look at the most important aspect of owning and using a computer: your control over what it does. Obviously MS Windows is already proprietary and very restrictive, and well worth rejecting. But the new 'features' in Vista are a Trojan Horse to smuggle in even more restrictions. We'll be focusing attention on detailing how they work, how to resist them, and why people should care", said FSF program administrator John Sullivan."
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Parallels has released a new beta of its virtualisation product for Mac OS X. This new release includes one major new feature, something Parallels calls Coherency: "Shows Windows applications as if they were Mac ones. Try it and enjoy best of both worlds truly at the same time. No more switching between Windows to Mac OS." Screenshot"
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Shimpinomori.net is hosting a hacking contest designed to test the security of the PlayStation 3 and the special version of Linux created for it, has opened and will run until January 2007.

From the website: Hack the PS3 this site is running on, and you will earn:
  • The PS3 with all its default accessories (note: the hard disk was replaced with a 160 GB hard disk!)
  • An HDMI cable
  • Linux (Fedora core 5 PPC + PS3 add-on) preinstalled, of course
  • The game "Resistance — the fall of Man"
ATTENTION You must do a "clean" hacking job : no DOS, no "dirty" attack which saturate the internet tubes. Moreover, do not attack other machines located in the same subnetwork.
Visit the site for more details"
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Verunks Verunks writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Verunks (1000826) writes "Now, because of the video game deals, IBM is expected to see about $3.7 billion in sales of chips and associated design services this year, up from $2.9 billion last year and $2.5 billion in 2004. Analysts estimate the unit is profitable. But even those gains don't capture how much game chips have galvanized IBM."

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