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Firefox 29: Redesign

dstyle5 Re:Unless you change it (688 comments)

Not a UI/UX designer so I have to ask, why have designers hidden these basic menus in most browsers these days? Is it because they want their browser to be "cleaner" by default? For me the 20 or so pixels that are saved by hiding the menu bar isn't worth the inconvenience of always having to turn these menus back on. I can't recall anyone I know mentioning how they hate the file menu and wish it were hidden by default on a PC.

about 4 months ago
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F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

dstyle5 Re:Down the river... (410 comments)

All that PAC money does make a difference after all.

about 4 months ago
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What If the Next Presidential Limo Was a Tesla?

dstyle5 Unicorns ruling the universe... (330 comments)

I hope my just submitted "what if" about unicorns ruling the universe will make the front page as well. Given what they are posting these days I think I have a 50/50 chance of making it.

about 6 months ago
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Portal 2 Beta Released For Linux

dstyle5 Re:Steam Linux (99 comments)

Steam Boxes will have to be out in the wild for a while to get a sizable user base before alot of devs would create Linux ports I would guess. The current SteamOS Linux user numbers are so low it wouldn't be financially viable for a big company to make a Linux version, unless they plan on supporting SteamOS and are willing eat the dev cost losses until the user numbers grow. Valve has the $ and incentive to do alot of devs don't have that luxury.

about 6 months ago
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Death Hovers Politely For Americans' Swipe-and-Sign Credit Cards

dstyle5 No PIN required for tapping. (731 comments)

You don't enter a pin using tap to pay here in Canada, since it slows down the process and the point of tapping is to speed up the payment process. Your card usually has a very small tap transaction limit. My credit card has a $50 max charge per tap transaction, thought I would like to get it bumped up to $100 or maybe even $200. I think the banks here are starting with low limits to to see how things work out since its still a fairly new technology.

about 7 months ago
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Winamp Shutting Down On December 20

dstyle5 Re:WinAMP still rocks (400 comments)

I bought the Pro upgrade last week. Maybe I should pick up some Blackberry stock this week while I'm at it.

about 9 months ago
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NVIDIA Updates SHIELD With Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Console Mode, New Titles

dstyle5 Re:Reaction (57 comments)

I'm sure Mr. Huang and his children are enjoying these devices immensely.

about 10 months ago
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Next-Gen GPU Progress Slowing As It Aims for 20 nm and Beyond

dstyle5 Re:This is good news for me (91 comments)

It will be interesting to see what becomes of Mantle, but it does have the potential to greatly increase the performance of games that support it and extend the life of ATI cards. Being the owner of a 7950 I'm looking forward to seeing how much of a performance boost Mantle gives vs. DirectX. I believe Battlefield 4, which I plan to purchase, will be one of the first Mantle supported games when they patch in Mantle support in December, can't wait to try it out.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7371/understanding-amds-mantle-a-lowlevel-graphics-api-for-gcn

about 10 months ago
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Torvalds: SteamOS Will 'Really Help' Linux On the Desktop

dstyle5 Re:I don't think so (304 comments)

Whats to buy? Its going to be free to download and install, like Steam is today. Yeah there will be SteamOS devices built by Valve or most likely other companies, but since its free alot of people will probably try it. My use case will be installing it on my older pc for a living room based gaming PC.

As for people adopting it, when the SteamOS and the hardware are released you know Valve is going to have a big carrot dangling to get people to try it out, something related to a game with a 3 in the title methinks.

about 10 months ago
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Twinkies: The Breakfast of Champion Programmers Still Hard To Get

dstyle5 Re:Slashvertising. (223 comments)

In all my years of University and working at tech companies after I have yet to see anyone eat a Twinkie. Can't say I've ever heard of them being called the "Breakfast of Programmers" before, but I guess they had to shoehorn a way to put it on /. Even the overlords at DICE gotta eat I guess.

1 year,21 days
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Building a Full-Auto Gauss Gun

dstyle5 Carlos is a liar! (285 comments)

Carlos is full of it. He only made $4000 in a month, on the Internets.

1 year,26 days
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Nvidia Releases Tegra 4 Powered SHIELD Handheld

dstyle5 They should've made it work with ATI video cards. (81 comments)

Nvidia has always been pushing their propriety tech, so its not surprising they don't support ATI video cards for streaming, but they are cutting out a large number of users by supporting on their cards. The number of people who are going to buy an Nvidia card so they can stream to Shield is probably going to be very low compared to the number of current ATI customers who may have given it a try, myself included.

about a year ago
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Sony & Panasonic Plan Next-Gen 300 GB Optical Discs By the End of 2015

dstyle5 Re:Who'll bet against... (289 comments)

Don't most PS3 games come on Blu Ray discs?

about a year ago
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Canonical Seeks $32 Million To Make Ubuntu Smartphone

dstyle5 Re:WANT (267 comments)

What's not to love about this?

Ubuntu

about a year ago
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TV Programmers Seek the Elusive Dog Market

dstyle5 NSA trolling with Kinect/EyeToy/Mobile game (199 comments)

Someone needs to make a Kinect/Eye Toy/Mobile game that engages pets and generates a bunch of bogus random data for NSA spend resources crunching.

about a year ago
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WRT virtualization:

dstyle5 Re:iTunes (196 comments)

Yup, Win 7 updates are no longer optional, they install auto-magically with no option to not install them.

about a year ago
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Motorola Is Listening

dstyle5 Oops... (287 comments)

Motorola's future press release will contain something along the line of "It was mistake!?"

about a year ago
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Fedora 19 Beta Released: Alive, Dead, or Neither?

dstyle5 Re:Gnome3 (171 comments)

Why on earth not?

about a year ago
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Used Game To Survive? EA Plans To Drop Online Pass

dstyle5 Re:What this likely *really* means... (74 comments)

"it was probably their idea and lobbying that forced Sony and MS's hands."

Yes, I'm sure EA crammed it down their unwilling throats, with a smelly yet gold-encrusted plunger taken from Riccitiello's gold-plated water closet.

Why would Microsoft or Sony care about losing revenue from used game sales? The full revenue they get from a new game sale and the $7 license fee for 3rd party games, who would want that money?

about a year ago

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