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Scientists Confirm Life Under Antarctic Ice

aliquis Re:Biology != Science (46 comments)

And how are you supposed to understand it without looking?

8 hours ago
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Would Scottish Independence Mean the End of UK's Nuclear Arsenal?

aliquis Re:Does it really matter ? (350 comments)

On the other hand would anyone nuke the UK if they didn't had any nukes?

What suck is if the world get less powerful against the terrorists and Islamists.

8 hours ago
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How many devices are connected to your home Wi-Fi?

aliquis Re:None (145 comments)

+1, wtf.

yesterday
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Enthusiast Opts For $2200 Laser Eye Surgery To Enhance Oculus Rift Experience

aliquis Re:Best $4400 I've ever spent in my life (109 comments)

Except in my case there wasn't room for the lens (which I would need) so it's more the situation that it wasn't considered now but could be once my natural lens is worse than the manufactured one would be.

Then again maybe it's not LASIK at all any longer then.

about two weeks ago
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Valve Discloses Source 2 Engine In Recent DOTA 2 Update

aliquis Re:Don't care (97 comments)

Because of what?

Simply wanting HL3?

Want them to make games rather than distribute and sell them using their DRM system?

about two weeks ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

aliquis Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

It was a "2.1" or whatever it was called, core 2 duo first generation 2.13 GHz, m8600 GT.

not enough time to be more precise now.

about three weeks ago
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China Confirms New Generation of ICBM

aliquis Re:No worries (224 comments)

I meant Hamas rockets likely isn't top of the line :)

Do the Iron dome use Arrow?

I assume SM-3 is better?

But yeah, I don't assume Israel use crap gear.

about three weeks ago
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China Confirms New Generation of ICBM

aliquis Re:No worries (224 comments)

IsraelÂs supposedly shot down about 90% of Hamas rockets.

Now those rockets likely aren't top of the line but in IsraelÂs case it work.

about three weeks ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

aliquis Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

Which of course is meaningless and my Macbook Pro failed within 1.5 year but it's a laptop so ..

about three weeks ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

aliquis Re:Multiplayer (203 comments)

When we get the Steam boxes at large that will likely be easier.

Gigabyte have their Brix devices.

http://www.gigabyte.com/produc...
http://www.gigabyte.com/produc...

(they have more models)

One interesting Steam box design I saw was one which was hanged as a "backpack" on your TV.

I guess depending on whatever one already have a powerful PC or whatever one prefer tablets there may be a difference in whatever one would just want a simple box which can stream the games using the PC as rendering engine or a more capable one which will actually be running the games.

http://store.steampowered.com/...
http://store.steampowered.com/...
http://store.steampowered.com/...

Since the Steam controller and Steam machines with SteamOS was delayed Alienware launches with Windows 8.1, Steam and the Xbox 360 controller instead (the Xbox One work in Windows now too with official drivers but have to be connected with micro-USB cable rather than wireless, I don't know when they will fix wireless connection for it but I haven't bought one waiting for that to happen in case I can't buy it separately.)
http://www.alienware.com/landi...

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

aliquis Re:GPUs need fast memory access (117 comments)

I should had thought about dual channel myself =P

The 17 GB I saw mentioned was from a wiki and it make sense that answered for the single memory module :)

I thought later about using R290X because it likely had the greatest number, GTX 770 happen to be what I consider "good but not insanely extreme" :), good enough to beat an APU platform but not something which wouldn't be considered by most (or well, maybe so, but not out of reach for them at least :))

about three weeks ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

aliquis Re:Multiplayer (203 comments)

That's very easy to fix though.

And there's console sized PCs which could be used for the purpose.

about three weeks ago
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AMD Launches New Higher-End Kaveri APUs A10-7800 and A6-7400K

aliquis Re:Updated? (117 comments)

How do you judge playable?

For instance in bf4 full-hd (or whatever it was, I've closed the tab) the 7850 seem to have done around 30 FPS.

It all depends on what you want though.

Also it showed TDP as 65/45 (turbo or no turbo?.)

70% the price for 75% the GPU and 84-90% the CPU power?

about three weeks ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

aliquis Re:Here's an idea! (203 comments)

Yeah.

PC gaming is dying.

They hate open platform and low prices.

about three weeks ago
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Nintendo Posts Yet Another Loss, Despite Mario Kart 8

aliquis Re:Here's an idea! (203 comments)

Why shouldn't they code for PC instead?

Guess the Wii U have specialized hardware but rather release such hardware for the PC too then.

about three weeks ago
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Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

aliquis Re:From Finland (54 comments)

I guess not all of them is all that well-known.

But also US is a country where more of their goods is sold inside the country / their own market than what is the case over in Europe.

Here in Sweden for instance exports is a big thing, and trade with the EU, US and of course Asia too.

Imho Philips make shit products now.
Siemens: Revenue Decrease â80.30 billion (2013)[1]
Sony: Revenue Increase US$75.410 billion (2014)[2]
Bosch: Revenue Increase â53.9 billion (2013)
Philips: Revenue â24.78 billion (2012)[1]
Ericsson: Revenue SEK 227.8 billion (2012)[1]
BSH Bosch und Siemens HausgerÃte: Revenue â 9,8 billion (2012)
Osram: Revenue â5.4 billion (Fiscal Year 2012)

SteelSeries, Roccat, Qpad is European brands you may have noticed too.

about three weeks ago
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Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

aliquis Re:From Finland (54 comments)

BeyerDynamic of course is German.

Damn a lot of German brands and equipment in these lifts. I don't really know what the others may be (partly because I live in Sweden and Germany is closer I guess but also because it's the #1 economy of EU and fourth in the world (after US, China and Japan.)

about three weeks ago
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Nokia Buys a Chunk of Panasonic

aliquis Re:From Finland (54 comments)

Roccat is German.
SteelSeries is Danish.
Qpad is Swedish.

about three weeks ago

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Sony-Ericsson Xperia X3 on November the third?

aliquis aliquis writes  |  more than 4 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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