Steam Broadcasting Now Open To Everyone
They won't be competing with Twitch anyway. Alongside an average 20% drop in framerate across most games (tested with: Radeon 6970, Geforce GTX 750 ti, and others, including onboard AMD/intel graphics.) it tends to be rather buggy (friends frequently get bumped from streams), has next to no marketshare (everyone uses twitch), and no opportunity for revenue generation. In the mean time, OBS runs near flawlessly (no noticeable framerate decrease on most machines), supports several different streaming platforms, and much more.
Tumblr Co-Founder: Apple's Software Is In a Nosedive
huh? Not to troll MacOS (I LOVE MacOS...) but my android phone has synced contacts and stuff for YEARS. My friend recently gave apple the finger and switched to Android because it just works. He dropped his iPhone 4s in a lake and lost ALL his contacts while we were fishing. Google has been syncing contacts to the cloud for as long as I can remember. Other stuff is synced as well (like photos). Apple is actually BEHIND the curve when it comes to syncs. I can bump two android devices together and clone said devices in order to reinstall apps, etc. This is an area where Apple definitely needs to catch up. As it stands right now, I can sync an android device a hell of a lot more easier than an iDevice.
Home Depot Says Hackers Grabbed 53 Million Email Addresses
good bye slashdot.
I already barely visited this site since dice took it over as it was. However, waiting half an hour between posting comments is too much. I can get my tech news from other sources.
Amazon's Echo: a $200, Multi-Function, Audio-Centric Device
Wish i had mod points.
Fedora 21 Beta Released
I finally figured out why my blood pressure shot up to critical, near stroke levels....systemd. ;)
Let's just say it has made my life a bit more than...interesting...;)
Ask Slashdot: Single Sign-On To Link Google Apps and Active Directory?
Off topic. Only applies to azure.
Flaw in New Visa Cards Would Let Hackers Steal $1M Per Card
It's not as easy as you think. When i set up my merchant account I had to have a credit report pulled. When the address I was using didn't match the one on my credit report, they made me send them a copy of a utility bill.
All in all i had to give them:
2 different IDs
Lots of personal information
In addition, if there was a fraud alert on my credit report or anything suspicious at all, things would get a lot more complicated. That's here in the US though. I have no idea how things work elsewhere.
Emails Cast Unflattering Light On Internal Politics of Healthcare.gov Rollout
I can't resist but to feed the troll. This guy claims to pay '$12,000/year in deductibles', but the federal silver plan is about a fifth of that. Even the federal bronze plans don't have deductibles that high. Once again..another republican moron that didn't graduate high school trying to run the company...
Before you mod down, educate yourself: https://www.healthcare.gov/how...
Which Is Better, Adblock Or Adblock Plus?
This. Actually qBitttorent is superior in every way. It even closes when you hit the close button!
35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
Not a fan of banks, but you are welcome to start your own bank...all while not relying on a credit score...just make sure to have your bankruptcy lawyers on speed dial.
35% of American Adults Have Debt 'In Collections'
If this is true, you have both a lawsuit against the original creditor (fraud or negligence), the collection agency (violation of the FDCPA), as well as TransUnion (FCRA violation). Most lawyers will take this pro bono if you can prove with any level of intelligence that you don't owe the original debt. Take advantage of this! I've known people who've easily collected 50k between the supposed original creditor, collection agency, and moronic credit reporting agencies like TransUnion...and that's after attorney's fees. Should you feed into litigious america? I'd normally say no, but fuck that, big corporation needs to learn not to mess with consumers.
New York State Proposes Sweeping Bitcoin Regulations
Aren't most of the bitcoin companies out there foreign anyway? State law isn't going to do a thing for companies that don't operate within the US.
Was Watch Dogs For PC Handicapped On Purpose?
You lost me at 8 cores...the i7 960 is a quad core chip. Intel has never released octa core chips. Nvidia Geforce 660s are crap, as are most non maxwell nvidia chips. (NVidia finally sold me when they released maxwell, i've never seen such a low powered high performance graphics card). Don't blame ubisoft for shitty ass hardware from yesteryear...even if their shitty ass software can't run on it.
P.S. for all the other gamers running actual decent hardware....UBISOFT WHAT THE HELL, are you TRYING to get me to not give you my money?
One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+
As someone who has 20 mb hard drives from decades ago...I find this whole bit rot thing a bit hard to swallow. While i'm not saying it's not possible...it's not as likely as people claim. What has more likely happened is the amount of improper power ons/offs/resets damaged the data as it was being written to disk to begin with.
Physical Media: Down, But Maybe Not Out
1) rent movie from red box for $1.50.
2) rip said movie using MakeMKV.
Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car
I just want a better user experience. I hate having to rely on my cell phone for GPS (due to expensive map updates), music (cause pandora is better than satellite radio), voice control, and more. Car manufacturers are trying too hard to make 'infotainment' into something profitable, instead they should focus on making a fantastic user experience (oh shit, your gas is running low, here is the cheapest, most reliable gas station in your range)
You've Got Male: Amazon's Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene
I wish for mod points.
Ten States Pass Anti-Patent-Troll Laws, With More To Come
Making 'patent law' a nightmare IS the goal behind the laws. If laws are different in every state it makes patent trolling much harder (which makes things unprofitable).
Percentage of Elderly In Japan Continues to Grow as Number of Children Drops
My wife and I had our first child around the time we turned 30. Many of our friends hadn't had children yet. We had our second 8 months ago (I'm 32) and I find it shocking that people are still waiting. Quite a few people I know are going for their masters and above in college...they aren't even considering children prior to being 35-40. Scary stuff.
$42,000 Prosthetic Hand Outperformed By $50 3D Printed Hand
Obamacare exists because the poor can't be bothered to pay $90 for a doctors visit. Instead they rack up a $900 bill at the local hospital (because hospitals are required to see you, doctors aren't) and they never pay it. This means that the hospitals must raise their fees for everyone in order to accommodate the losers that don't pay. Obamacare fixes this by requiring that everyone have health insurance. if everyone has health insurance, the majority of the bill gets paid, which should stabilize healthcare costs. This also ensures that a 'union' (health insurance companies) puts downward pressures on the prices sought out by healthcare providers.
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