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AMD Ports Open-Source Linux GPU Driver To Windows

chammy Re:WOW, LOL, WUT? (107 comments)

The nvidia drivers are useless without xrandr support. Fglrx may be a mess but at least it doesn't reimplement standards on the linux desktop.

more than 3 years ago
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Carmack On 'Infinite Detail,' Integrated GPUs, and Future Gaming Tech

chammy Re:Too much dependence on drivers (149 comments)

All flavours of NVIDIA cards run the same base OpenGL implementation

Nope, sorry. There is a reason why there exists a "legacy" Nvidia driver.

more than 3 years ago
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PlayStation 3 Controller On Android Devices

chammy Re:PS3 fully supported, QWERTY still buggy as shit (133 comments)

I have Cyanogen 7 on my Droid and it can handle a bluetooth keyboard just fine - all I had to do was turn it on and sync like any other device. The only issue I've had is it doesn't rotate the arrow keys with the screen (not a big deal.)

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox Is Going 64-Bit: What You Need To Know

chammy Re:64-bit is a misfeature (364 comments)

They don't do things in the source code that would break when you compile under 64bit, like cast pointers to ints or something.

more than 3 years ago
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One Week: No Mouse, Just Keyboard

chammy Re:Try it in Linux (364 comments)

alt-f2 > gksu halt

Is probably easier

more than 3 years ago
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One Week: No Mouse, Just Keyboard

chammy Re:Sure, it's just harder (364 comments)

Really? I can't think of any operation you can't do with just a keyboard in Linux, regardless of WM.

It's likely you just weren't aware of a shortcut/command to do what you wanted.

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft's Kinect SDK Can Track and Listen

chammy Re:Speech recognition (85 comments)

Try Vlingo. You can set it up to listen for a key phrase like "hey vlingo!" and it will start listening for commands. It's really handy when you're driving. Note that your phone is definitely not idling while its processing audio input and waiting for a key phrase.

more than 3 years ago
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Sony's Case Against Geohot Has Been Settled

chammy Re:Pretty nice actually (469 comments)

Sony didn't plug any leak. The ps3 master keys don't go away with a ruling by some court. Softmods, homebrew, etc will still continue coming out like they were prior to the settlement. Some people might be scared but others probably still have an axe to grind.

more than 3 years ago
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Mono Comes To Android

chammy Re:This will not rule the world (257 comments)

Or you could always use the NDK and code in C/C++. Only minimal bits have to be in Java to interface with the rest of Android.

more than 3 years ago
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Firefox 4 Released!

chammy Re:FF 4 (554 comments)

Tabs STILL are not in their own processes like Chrome has done since day one

I'm not so sure this is a feature I want in Firefox. In Chrome if I have a certain number of tabs open Windows basically explodes and I have to kill Chrome. In FF4 I can have my unmanageable, huge number of tabs and it runs just fine.

more than 3 years ago
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EvoMouse Turns Your Digits Digital

chammy Re:I got one that works everywhere ... (110 comments)

Logitech's marble mouse is indeed pretty nice. Especially if you bind a side button to scroll, the momentum feels excellent when web browsing. You don't really get the kind of tactile feedback a trackball has with a regular mouse or touchpad when you're moving over large distances.

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

chammy Re:Until.... (568 comments)

Yep, and its absolutely crap. It only uses the PPC core so its horribly slow and the flash plugin basically locks the browser up.

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

chammy Re:Not only graphics (568 comments)

His argument is about level playing field, nothing to do with options.

Patently false. There are plenty of hackers messing around on the PSN right now. At least on the PC we get real anti-cheat protection like VAC.

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

chammy Re:Until.... (568 comments)

The ability to play any video codec, browse the web, play mods, and do other tasks impossible on a console?

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

chammy Re:Not only graphics (568 comments)

I'd rather sit in my comfy computer chair, chat with friends on Teamspeak as well as in-game chat, and alt tab out of the game to browse the web inbetween rounds. It's not so much the graphics, its the convenience of being able to do more than just sit there and play games.

more than 3 years ago
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How the PC Is Making Consoles Look Out of Date

chammy Re:Not only graphics (568 comments)

That could be because of the heavy autoaim you get in any game that has a regular controller. With most of the Wii shooters I've played there isn't much in the way of autoaim. At least not as much as something like Halo or COD.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

chammy Re:IceWM FTW (797 comments)

For sure! There is a tiling option for kwin but its nowhere near as good as xmonad.

more than 3 years ago
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GNOME To Lose Minimize, Maximize Buttons

chammy Re:IceWM FTW (797 comments)

Icons are unnecessary - after you open a window all your icons will get covered up anyway. It's by far more convenient to use a quick launch mechanism like alt-f2 or store your icons on a panel that can't be covered as soon as you open a window.

Also note that KDE4 does have desktop icons. You just have to turn them on in the desktop settings.

more than 3 years ago

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