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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

My 8600m GT may have been broken too I guess.

Anyway they have Phys-X, better OpenGL drivers, more OS support, lower power usage, (alternative methods for anti-aliasing and lighting too I believe but I don't know what AMD have there) and G-sync. Better proprietary drivers. Still not at least as good open ones is a fair thing to say?

AMD have Mantle and Adaptive-Sync and .. ? Worse drivers even though their open ones may be better than NvidiaÂs open ones.

Mantle I suppose will be pretty irrelevant vs new DirectX 12 and OpenGL.
Just as G-sync should be allowed to become irrelevant if Adaptive-Sync let you make the same thing in a standard way.

Just suck that Nvidia is big and common enough that they may get away with not supporting it and do their own thing :(

3 days ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

19 September 2014 - Secret press conference - Nvidia will support Adaptive-Sync: http://www.sweclockers.com/nyh...
25 September 2014 - Nvidia won't offer support for Adaptive-Sync but will instead continue with their G-sync and hence never implemented DVI 1.2a support: http://www.nordichardware.se/G...

Both link in Swedish.

Nvidia - Assholes. If true.

4 days ago
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Acer Launches First 4K Panel With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology On Board

aliquis Re:Proprietary (64 comments)

I'd say price point matter more at this point.

I would prefer to have an Nvidia card and I would prefer to have monitor synced to the GPU.

As is Adaptive-Sync may be a standard of DisplayPort 1.2a but even the new Nvidia cards only have DisplayPort 1.2 and who knows what Nvidia will do. It suck to get an Nvidia card if they are retarded and decide not to support Adaptive-Sync but I don't want anything else either because Nvidia make the best products. :/

Some time some idiot lectured me using this:
http://www.geforce.com/hardwar... .. except it's not the same thing (that person may have also lectured me about DX12 which may have been correct (in that all Nvidia DX11 graphic cards will support DX12.))

4 days ago
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US Revamping Its Nuclear Arsenal

aliquis And Russia (340 comments)

Is supposed to renew their whole arsenal to 2020 rather than 70% of it I think I read earlier today or possibly yesterday.

Guess it may be weak enough to not deserve to be posted.
Better get a source so you don't quote me on it:
http://rt.com/politics/189604-...

about a week ago
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Why a Chinese Company Is the Biggest IPO Ever In the US

aliquis Re:The little guy. (191 comments)

I guess it would benefit all the buyers if they don't push up the price too much then again if the price is seen as low / in a way there one would had wanted more I guess one may want to pay more (then again it's ok getting less stock which you think you can do say 20% return on than twice as many but which you can only do 10% on ..)

Then again at least when it comes to purchasing lots of stocks many institutions are ok with paying a premium over the regular price to get what they want and hence paying "too much" relative the regular market price.

I don't know whatever the price normally end up being lower or higher than what the stocks will trade for later on.

I also think it differ how it's done. I don't know for sure but it may be the case that here (Sweden) it may be more common to give rights to purchase the new stocks for the old stock holders whereas say in the US it may be more common to look for institutional purchasers of them.

Both methods exist at least. There's also the possibility of just offering shares for a fixed price and then people can sign themselves up for interest and then have a lottery or give them the stocks they could get out from the ones one wanted to create.

about two weeks ago
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'Why Banana Skins Are Slippery' Wins IgNobel

aliquis Re:Night owls (127 comments)

I read it at 05:17.

But it's early evening somewhere else! *denial*

about two weeks ago
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NSA Director Says Agency Is Still Trying To Figure Out Cyber Operations

aliquis Re:Well, that was interesting... (103 comments)

Just put up /. beta before any US gov pages.

The attackers will be confused and wonder where they have arrived, if it's some blog of sort, and most likely just leave it alone / leave as quickly as possible.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis Re:It did? (129 comments)

I will get a machine with at least 32 GB of RAM.

This one have 8 GB.

And it's a Windows 8.1 machine not a mac. I think I said that. Possibly not just giving general experience what do I know.

I don't know whatever it support 32 bit plugins and whatever my bankid plugin is 32 bit and whatever that could increase the memory load more.

My feel for it was that it used more RAM at least.

about two weeks ago
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Chrome For Mac Drops 32-bit Build

aliquis It did? (129 comments)

All I noticed was that it was chewing up a lot more RAM so I installed the 32 bit version again instead.

about two weeks ago
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Early iPhone 6 Benchmark Results Show Only Modest Gains For A8

aliquis Re:power consumption? (208 comments)

OnePlus One vs iPhone 6+

Begin! .. oups it was already over.

about two weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

aliquis Re: Holy shit! (198 comments)

Point taken.

And yeah, it was likely politicians I meant.

about three weeks ago
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UK's National Health Service Moves To NoSQL Running On an Open-Source Stack

aliquis Re:Holy shit! (198 comments)

Is this a big IT project that actually worked? Where's my fainting couch???

Maybe you missed the part where it said government?

about three weeks ago
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WD Announces 8TB, 10TB Helium Hard Drives

aliquis Re:containment (296 comments)

I guess it's a better usage than freaking balloons but should we care about that way are using it?

Or just assume we'll go all in on fusion later?

about three weeks ago
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Report: Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Studio For $2bn+

aliquis Re:Umm... WHY??? (368 comments)

But Microsoft will do their own incompatible version.

And then refuse to go on.

And people will call it Minecraft 6 and use it for 5+ years even though it's outdated and nasty.

about three weeks ago
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To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

aliquis Re:And low-emission transport trucks, too (491 comments)

Or be nuclear powered.

Oh no I didn't?! ;D

But yeah, wind - Can't imagine no-one have thought about that one before!! .. with solar panels :)

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Is China more free than the USA? (78 comments)

The USA isn't the worldÂs leading democracy.

The weird organisations you have is .. weird.

I wanted to say that your government wouldn't go to that extent to hide what they was doing but then again with the CIA I guess they are ok with at least trying to hide things from you.

Have CIA blocked access to Wikileaks? No.

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Good luck. Nice knowing you. (78 comments)

capitalism that even free and open democracy won't make any difference in who is running things

So just like in America? ;D

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

aliquis Re:Good luck. Nice knowing you. (78 comments)

Even if people like their government in general some may not agree.

about three weeks ago

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Sony-Ericsson Xperia X3 on November the third?

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 3 years ago

aliquis writes "Looks like Sony-Ericsson is ready to release their first Android phone on the third november. It's rumored to have a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8 megapixel camera and WVGA screen. With Android 2 just getting finished can we assume this will be an Android 2 device to? And will it 1-UP the Sholes/Droid or not?"
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Nintendo DSi software will be region locked :(

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "Though eventually not a big issue in the end depending on what Nintendo makes of it, the DSi will be the first Nintendo portable to have region lock for its software.

However its only for DSi titles, who knows if it's obliged for all DSi specific software and also maybe it will only be used when it makes sense for the additional services."

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Nintendo announces DSi

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 5 years ago

aliquis writes "So the rumors where true, Nintendo has announced the DSi as a successor for the DS lite. DSi includes two cameras, expanded screens, SD card slot and on-board memor with music playback function and a DS-specific download service, finally it also comes with a web browser. The screens have only increased from 3" to 3.25" but the whole unit has become even smaller! Release in Japan on the 1st November for ¥18,900 or around $ 179.
DS fanboy had the news."

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Sweden votes yes for "FRA-lagen."

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 6 years ago

aliquis writes "The voting for the new swedish wiretapping law was supposed to be at 09.00 local time but happened this evening instead after a petition for reconsideration.

The result? 143 votes for and 138 votes against, one person didn't vote.
I was said that if four persons changed their mind it would get voted down, so I guess one in the blue camp did vote no.

It's covered at Svenska Dagbladet in swedish and at The Local in english."

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aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 7 years ago

aliquis writes "Etrian Odyssey (website uses flash), a nethack/MUD-without-the-MU like game for Nintendo DS was released may the 16th.

The game features classic labyrinth RPG style gaming with over 125 monsters designed by Shin Nagasawa (Final Fantasy IX), nine characters of which you build a party of five, and a map on the lower screen where you draw the looks of the labyrinth using the stylus while you explore it.

Too bad it doesn't seem to contain any multiplayer support :(, graphical MUD on the DS (or any system) would be so sweet."

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