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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

Z80a Re:as the birds go (608 comments)

With harder birds that can break thru windows of course.

about a week ago
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Why the Trolls Will Always Win

Z80a Re:WHY are men trying to scare women away from gam (716 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 two weeks 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 three weeks 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 a month 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 a month and a half 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 a month and a half 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Z80a Who defines whats trolling exactly? (382 comments)

I seen some places fall apart due the userbase corrupting the moderation with their own visions of "troll" and "wrong", and turning the site into pretty much a dystopian place full of rules, where you could be banned for a simple misspell or disagreeing with the mass.
This may sound like "the ideal place" at first, but the harsh limits make the place very boring very quickly.

The ideal scenario is a place where trolling don't work, the ol good "don't feed the trolls", or a place that ridicularize em effectively when just ignoring don't work anymore.

about 2 months ago
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Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent DOTA 2 Update

Z80a Re:HL3? (97 comments)

Then how the "Non IBM"-PC worked at all?
It was exactly a "bunch of random companies schlocking together COTS hardware to meet a standard and getting nothing in return" competing against closed boxes like the Amiga, ST,mac... and while they didn't as far i know used Subsidy, they were pretty much fully verticalized companies that had no way to compete against in price at least at the beginning.

A more modern example would be the Android, where its again a bunch of chinese manufacturers following an standard and having no subsidy whatsoever.

about 2 months ago
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Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent DOTA 2 Update

Z80a Re:HL3? (97 comments)

And this is exactly why you and me are using a 3 Ghz commodore Amigas, right?

about 2 months ago
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Alleged 'Bigfoot' DNA Samples Sequenced, Turn Out To Be Horses, Dogs, and Bears

Z80a Re:Myths are socially hilarious (198 comments)

Even if there was any sort of "magical or supernatural event", it would end being just some regular but unknown physics property or some smart use of the existing laws.

about 4 months ago

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