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John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market

ZERO1ZERO Re:multiple monitors (635 comments)

no, the .run files downloaded from iirc. I think I had a voodoo banshee for the left screen and radeon of some sort for the right screen. round about year 2000 or so.

more than 2 years ago

John Carmack: Kudos To Valve, But Linux Is Still Not a Viable Gaming Market

ZERO1ZERO Re:multiple monitors (635 comments)

I used to run Q3A on my linux box, gnome and xchat, - xchat on left screen and q3a fullscreen on right monitor

more than 2 years ago

Slashdot Launches Re-Design

ZERO1ZERO iphone front page fail (2254 comments)

Quickly scanned but not seen it the front page when veiwed on iphone is now almost unreadable, if not certainly much harder to read,.

Before I could double tap to zoom the nicely columised text to fit full width on the screen. Now the full width of the scfeen is already all the text so I can't zoom in and cant read it anymore. Unless i hold it landscape but that sucks.

more than 3 years ago

Palin's E-Mail Hacker Imprisoned Against Judge's Wishes

ZERO1ZERO Re:Not "hacked" (502 comments)

haha . Where is BadAnalogyGuy anyway?

more than 3 years ago

Jimmy Wales Declares App Store Models a Threat

ZERO1ZERO Re:Ugh (334 comments)

Yo dog, we heard you like cache so we put a cache on your cache so you can cache while you cache.

more than 3 years ago

Verizon To Offer iPhone Users Unlimited Data

ZERO1ZERO Re:Unlimited ? (327 comments)

OT , but where does that phrase come from, the i do not think it means what you think it means ?

more than 3 years ago

Scientifically, You Are Likely In the Slowest Line

ZERO1ZERO Re:What's so new about single line queue? (464 comments)

Interestingly as well, Americans 'make turns' rather than just turning. E.g "make a left at the next intersection". "turn left at the next junction"

more than 3 years ago

Why Special Effects No Longer Impress

ZERO1ZERO CGI in cartoons (532 comments)

I've noticed a trend in recent years for cartoons to be rendered in 3d, with 3 modelling etc used for the characters. Sometimes this is done quite well, e.g. handy manny looks quite nice, has a good style, but others fail miserably. You get the feeling any old person is just manipulating some already made models. In fact I'm sure a lot of the time, a computer is just manipulating models. I really miss the 'glory days' of the 80's with real cartons, hand drawn by real artists.

more than 3 years ago

EC Calls For End To Mobile Roaming Charges

ZERO1ZERO Re:This is the part that cracks me up.. (173 comments)

It's the American way. I still don't get it as the poster says he racked up a 600 dollar bill through no fault of his own. That blows cock.

more than 3 years ago

PS3 With 3.50 Firmware Jailbroken Without Downgrade

ZERO1ZERO Re:Hoo-ray for piracy! Yee-hah! (195 comments)

spend it on important things like car speakers or pot.

this is only because speakers and pot cannot be downloaded readily. Although that soul be a wonderful thing.

more than 3 years ago

The Odd Variations On 3G Per-Megabyte Pricing

ZERO1ZERO UK - setup (205 comments)

What gets me, is they are double creaming you. You Pay for a limited amount of megabytes AND only for a time period! So with 3G dongles for example, you pay say £10 or £20 or £50 for maybe 1GB, 5GB and 'unlimited GB' - but they cap you in that this is for '30 days'. So if you dont use up your allowance in the time period, then you are shortchanged, as you have paid for it. Some people operate it the opposite way - you buy an amount it entitles you to 24 hours, 2 days, 7 days or a month etc so If you want to perhaps check your emails or what not when you are on business for a few days, you have to either pay over the odds each day or buy morethan you need.

Can they not just charge you for WHAT YOU USE, WHEN YOU USE IT. It's fucking retarded.

In terms of PAYG mobiles they dont have these problems

more than 3 years ago

How much TV do you watch in a week, on average?

ZERO1ZERO about 20 hours. (385 comments)

But none of it actually on a TV. 95% of my veiwing is downloaded from the net either US dramas (dexter, mentalist, etc) or uk programming on iplayer, or downloaded from UKnova.

It used to be possible to watch a series in the US a year or 3 ahead of the UK broadcast, but in recent years it's noe possible to follow along perhaps a week or 2 behind in some cases, if you can be bothered to wade through adverts and spend approx 30% of your viewing time watching adverts, I mean seriously - WTF?

Who would do that, I don't understand why you would do that.

Theres also been some Australian programmes which have been interesting which I otherwise wouldn't get to see, plus the fact I can watch when I want, do mammoth 'catch-up' sessions, not run the risk of being spoilered when browsing the net, and pause, fast forward etc.

It's now possible to watch all the UK freeview channels, live, for free, via the interwebs. With a 10MB connection, this makes a TV card a antiquated peice of hardware these days.

more than 3 years ago

YouTube Launches Ads You Can Skip

ZERO1ZERO I just don't watch them (249 comments)

If I have to watch an ad before a video I just click back. I really don't have time to spend wasting it on some advert that can't be skipped. Someone posted above they might as well use a paywall, the end result is the same - I dont see the content and the provider get no money from me. There's always alternative sources. As for tv ads. I don't watch them either. I get all my tv downloaded with ads removed. Even ads on a commercial radio station when driving I change station.

more than 3 years ago

60 Years of Hamming Codes

ZERO1ZERO Re:Anonymous Coward (66 comments)

Exactly what I was thinking.

more than 3 years ago

Have I Lost My Gaming Mojo?

ZERO1ZERO Re:In a word.. (418 comments)

I'd agree. A lot of the recent games I played pump you with fmv/cut scenes that to be honest half the time I can't even understand. I pick up a game and play it for 30 mins, and I've actually only 'played' for about 10, the rest has been watching 'story' and bad voice acting. Where are the games I can just play!?

more than 3 years ago

RIAA Now Blames Journalists For Its Piracy Trouble

ZERO1ZERO Re:What is limewire? (367 comments)

Uh what?

I helped my uncle jack off a horse.

I helped my uncle, Jack, off a horse.

more than 3 years ago

Do You Really Need a Discrete Sound Card?

ZERO1ZERO Re:Where are the 'real' reviews of peripherals (520 comments)

Well it's really just for conversion of vinyl and tapes etc, perhaps some guitar/mic recording. Quality is probably good enough to be honest, but I was interested in seeing some measurements to back it up.

A USB breakout box is desired as it means I can use a higher quality offboard DAC for playback, as the analog sound out the mac is OK, it's nothing amazing imo.

more than 3 years ago

Do You Really Need a Discrete Sound Card?

ZERO1ZERO Where are the 'real' reviews of peripherals (520 comments)

I remember in times gone by, a proper review of a video card would involve scoping the output and looking at the quality of the signal. Likewise with the soundcards, it's so hard to find any real info on them other than 'surround' and 'supports windows'.

I have a m audio delta 2940 PCI card I bought on ebay and hooking it up to my Tripath 2020 amp with fostex full rangers literally (figuratively) blew me away. The quality of the output compared to the rear output on the SBLive (kx drivers) was night and day. Amazing. I got it to do some digitisation of old audio recordings.

Does anybody have any quantitive measurements of the Apri 2010 Mac book pro As i'm interested in doing some recording with that wondered how good a quality I'm likely to get.

more than 3 years ago

Adobe Launches Sandboxed Reader X

ZERO1ZERO Adbode pdf browser plugin (201 comments)

Doesn't anybody else find this to to be one of the most annoying design decisions ever made?

I absolutely hate it when the PDF loads into the browser rather than the PDF software. All your menus mess up, you can't fully use the PDF software, you can't fully use your browser, the PDF software hogs your browser up.

I blame Internet Explorer.

more than 3 years ago

Wii 2 Unlikely For 2011, Maybe In 2012

ZERO1ZERO Wii is good, what I'd like to see (303 comments)

I've had a Wii since launch. I have over a hundred games, and I'd say there is around 20 that are triple A titles worth bying a Wii for.

For the next Wii I'd really like to see:

proper 1080p HD gfx - imagine how good SMG would look, for example, or SMBW in glorious 1080p. Sonic Unleashed has some impressive gfx engine as well. Even Gutiar hero looks better on 360 than Wii, and that's just stupid shapes moving on a screen.

Surround sound

More memory I'm running out of game save space.

A better multiplayer setup The friend code thing is retarded.

Facility to link up Wii locally for fullscreen LAN game action

Probably some other things I can't remember just now.

Ahh yes with HD then hopefully the power to use as a slick media playback device with nice remote would be a possibilty as well.

more than 3 years ago


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