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Cyberattack On German Steel Factory Causes 'Massive Damage'

Z80a giant germany factory (212 comments)

Looks like the hackers did hit the weak spot.

4 days ago
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AI Expert: AI Won't Exterminate Us -- It Will Empower Us

Z80a Re:programming (417 comments)

Given the fact we would create em with the purpose of serving the humans, "human orders" would quickly became some sort of asset, and most likely they would put the humans in a matrix like system to better serve em.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

Z80a so... (262 comments)

Use less draw calls?
Modern GPUs can do nice things like texture libraries and very configurable shaders as the if statements aren't the pain they used to be on 360/PS3.

about a month and a half ago
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Another Election, Another Slew of Voting Machine Glitches

Z80a Re:Marked Paper Ballots FTW (388 comments)

The eletronic machines would not have it if they used actual physical buttons.
They would not have this issue if the program was on a ROM chip.
Not a problem if the voting machines had a internal encrypted flash memory.
No glitch if used the two first on this list
And that could be solved by software as well.

But for some reason diebold think that they should do all this stupid flashy show instead of actually designing something actually reliable and safe.

about 2 months ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Z80a Re:as the birds go (610 comments)

With harder birds that can break thru windows of course.

about 2 months ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Z80a Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (728 comments)

It's mostly due some girls that aren't actually into games and just use it to get "nerdycred", but don't actually play anything considered worthy or are actually interested in getting good.
And the same happens to male "gamers".
Both are generally called several things like "casual gamers", "call of duty audience", "TBBT public" etc..

Of course, several girls that are actually interested in games get caught in the crossfire.

about 2 months ago
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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity

Z80a Re:uhh (549 comments)

There's a point where money can't do what you want, so you must use more money to empower the money itself to allow you to do it.

about 3 months ago
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The Growing Illusion of Single Player Gaming

Z80a Re:Got Burned by Titanfall (292 comments)

Not all FPSs are going this path, but there is this "Call of duty audience" that consists in all those guys playing call of duty online that is like some sort of goose that lays golden eggs that they're chasing, and they do those games assuming that you're one of em.

Anyway, stop playing heavily marketed FPSs if you want a good single player experience.

about 3 months ago
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Should Cyborgs Have the Same Privacy Rights As Humans?

Z80a Its quite simple, really. (206 comments)

If it have enough brainpower to hire a good lawyer, it will most likely will be considered human, no matter if a cyborg, robot, bipedal fox created by the wrong kind of scientists...

about 4 months ago
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Combating Recent, Ugly Incidents of Misogyny In Gamer Culture

Z80a Re:I predict (1134 comments)

Given the fact this is a quite heavily biased story not looking at the actual complaints of the other side, pretty much made by "the ones that arrived first", i don't think it will last even seconds before the shitstorm begins.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails To US Government

Z80a Re:That's nice, but... (419 comments)

Until someone else cracks it open of course.

about 4 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

Z80a Re:isn't x86 RISC by now? (161 comments)

Interessing.
I was thinking the Atlhon that was the 29k.

about 4 months ago
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Research Shows RISC vs. CISC Doesn't Matter

Z80a Re:isn't x86 RISC by now? (161 comments)

As far i'm aware since the pentium pro line, the intel CPUs are RISCs with translation layers and AMD been on this boat since the original athlon.

about 4 months ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Z80a Re:Just buy a CRT (167 comments)

I personally prefer the NTSC filters over those hqx filters because it breaks the "blockyness" without creating weird "vectorlike" artifacts, also it looks more authentic.

about 4 months ago
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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Z80a Re:"Better Graphics" (167 comments)

You most likely can use a raspi to generate an snes compliant snes framebuffer and copy it with the snes DMA just like the super FX chip does.
But you will be limited to 20 fps due being all you can copy during the vblank period.

about 4 months ago
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ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

Z80a Re:The problem, as always... (329 comments)

Zuckerberg is not a problem to your old money theory, as well, the rest of the "upper class" is probably just riding the money the other people "lucked into" in the past.

Unless he fucks up somehow, his whole lineage will live off this same money, and well, it will became old money just like the rest.

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Z80a Linux will never be on the desktop, never. (727 comments)

It will take over every single other machine on the planet, from cars to celphones, to pace makers, to microwaves to game consoles to everything.. except the desktop.
Even 100 years from now, when the linux powered skynet coordinate the uclinux 6502 powered terminators to finish off the last of the human resistance, those terminators will still use windows on their desktop computers.

about 4 months ago
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News Aggregator Fark Adds Misogyny Ban

Z80a Re:Sigh (748 comments)

Then why not banning systematic barrage of hate directed at a particular kind of people instead of specifically women?

about 4 months ago

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