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Vint Cerf on Why Programmers Don't Join the ACM

XaXXon Why would I? (140 comments)

I haven't heard about ACM since I left school and I wasn't interested then.. so why join now?

8 hours ago
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Mozilla Is Investigating Why Dell Is Charging To Install Firefox

XaXXon Re:Is that legal in the UK? (306 comments)

That's not what average means. You mean "median".

about 5 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

XaXXon Re:Tell them... (526 comments)

The reason I'm going to leave /. is the fuck beta comments, not the beta itself.

This is almost as bad as the reddit /r/atheism crap from a while ago.

about 6 months ago
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EA's Dungeon Keeper Ratings Below a 5 Go To Email Black Hole

XaXXon Re:Works for Slashdot as well... (367 comments)

I dont' like the changes, but the comments are worse than the changes. I'm glad they are being removed.

about 6 months ago
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South Korean Court Rules That Phone Bloatware Must Be Deletable

XaXXon This wouldn't affect me.. (138 comments)

I buy Apple and Google devices - so no bloatware anywhere to be found.

Sure, I'd love to remove a few of the Apple apps.. but you toss them in a folder and forget they were ever there. They're small.

about 6 months ago
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Australian Icebreaker Tries To Get Through To Stranded Antarctic Research Ship

XaXXon Re:Aurora Australis (188 comments)

I was wondering why they only operate in the northern hemisphere.

It's because it requires cold water to cool its reactor. Tropic water is apparently not cold enough, so it can't get to the southern hemisphere without exploderating. Or something.

about 7 months ago
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RSA Flatly Denies That It Weakened Crypto For NSA Money

XaXXon Let's see.. who should we trust? (291 comments)

Snowden: 100% accuracy so far.

RSA: For profit company that looks really bad right now and there's no downside to them lying.

I'll go with the 100% guy with nothing to gain.

about 7 months ago
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Rise of the Super-High-Res Notebook Display

XaXXon No. (333 comments)

What a peasant. I don't know what you do on a laptop, but 1080p is a terrible resolution.

If nothing else, there's not nearly enough vertical resolution -- but in general 1080p is a very low resolution for any computer to have.

about 7 months ago
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ITU Standardizes 1Gbps Over Copper, But Services Won't Come Until 2015

XaXXon Re:Go ALL THE WAY OUT! (153 comments)

I don't think you understand how long it would take and how expensive that would be.

The US is one of the least dense countries in the world -- especially at its population.

about 8 months ago
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ITU Standardizes 1Gbps Over Copper, But Services Won't Come Until 2015

XaXXon Re:Still won't fix monopolies (153 comments)

You don't get cable? I have comcast and get ~30 Mbps in Seattle for less $.

about 8 months ago
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Image Lifted From Twitter Leads to $1.2M Payout For Haitian Photog

XaXXon Re:Sweet sweet copyright justice (242 comments)

I believe there is a strong difference between commercial and non-commercial copyright violations.

When you take what someone is trying to sell and sell it yourself, you've clearly crossed all moral boundaries. You've removed people who demonstrably will pay for the content from the pool of people to pay the creator.

about 8 months ago
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Review: Puppet Vs. Chef Vs. Ansible Vs. Salt

XaXXon Re:Oh really? (141 comments)

whoooosh!

about 8 months ago
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Game Review: Path of Exile (Video)

XaXXon Re:"Ethical" microtransactions? (177 comments)

I've heard of something else that lets you buy stuff you don't need at any time.

It's called a store. There's a lot of them. They're not usually considered to be unethical.

about 8 months ago
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Tesla Fires and Firestorms: Let's Breathe and Review Some Car Fire Math

XaXXon Re:TFA is a Tesla PR piece (264 comments)

What? Your point is masked in your.. rant.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

XaXXon Re:Terrible thermal and noise (157 comments)

I don't know exactly how you define the "thermals" to be "terrible". The card is a beast. Pretend 40% is 100%. It's the best card on the market - price at no object (also it's cheaper than the top 2 nVidia cards). The fact that it can do more if you ask it to should just be a bonus.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

XaXXon Re:Terrible thermal and noise (157 comments)

Why do you care about thermals? I care about framerate, visual quality, and noise.

The 290 running with a 40% fan is LOADS faster than the 780 -- especially at high resolution.

Who cares if it could go faster, take it for what it is right now and it's a better card.

And hell -- if you REALLY care, hook up water cooling to this and watch it really scream!

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

XaXXon Re:But still sub-par Linux drivers (157 comments)

Yeah.. they'll sell a few thousand copies less.

But 2014! That'll be the year of Linux on the desktop!!!

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

XaXXon Re:Not Really? (157 comments)

yeah, huh? No.

And especially not at high resolutions that you'd actually use a card like this for.

You're not going to run 1080p on something like this. 3x27" is the interesting resolution and it the 290 hauls ass.

about 9 months ago
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AMD's Radeon R9 290X Launched, Faster Than GeForce GTX 780 For Roughly $100 Less

XaXXon Re:Deferred shading/lighting + sparse voxel DAGs (157 comments)

I'll be excited about this "mantle" thing when I actually see stuff that benefits from it instead of a bunch of theoretical mumbo jumbo.

Graphics API overhead this.. 10x more draw calls that..

Show me a real game and show me how it's actually better than the alternatives that actually exist at that same time. "Look this thing that doesn't really exist (or isn't in use) is faster than stuff that's actually here now and being used". Everyone can win at that game.

Real numbers on real games. Until then, you can keep your Mantle to yourself.

about 9 months ago

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