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Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

gencha No thanks (316 comments)

I wouldn't trust a Seagate drive with 100 MB of data, let alone 8 TB.

about three weeks ago

YouTube To Offer Subscription Service This Week

gencha Re:Ads (189 comments)

Yeah, exactly. He wants to pay for a service. LOL! What an idiot. AMIRITE?

about a year ago

GIMP Core Mostly Ported to GEGL

gencha Re:Inadvertently... (312 comments)

Just so they can keep marketing their own image manipulation software: Microsoft Paint

more than 2 years ago

EA Defends Itself Against Thousands of Anti-Gay Letters

gencha Thanks Gaming Industry! (1069 comments)

It's not enough that you turn our children into terrorists. Now you make them *GAY* terrorists? Jeeze.

more than 2 years ago

Adobe Warns of Critical Flash Bug, Already Being Exploited

gencha Re:Abode Is The Weakest Link (244 comments)

The moment it has a "Save" feature it can alter things on your machine. In addition to that, it might be the code executed through the exploit that is doing the alteration.
That said, I'm sure Reader has several features one could do without ;)

more than 3 years ago

Is StarCraft II Killing Graphics Cards?

gencha Re:Not sure I get the reasoning here (422 comments)

I guess it's a matter of preference if you're fine with constant tearing or a 30fps framerate. I just doubt that rendering uncapped is "common practice".
But I find it quite misleading to talk about framerate capping. As a simple cap wouldn't guarantee that you present your frames in sync with your screen. So you might get 60fps but still with tearing.
And in a scenario as you describe it, I guess the smartest move would be to lower any graphics setting only slightly and then run on full fps in sync. But I guess that's what the people who suffer from the overheating issue should have done in the first place.
Btw, your render times are off by a factor of 10.

more than 4 years ago

Is StarCraft II Killing Graphics Cards?

gencha Re:Not sure I get the reasoning here (422 comments)

Well, the game SHOULD render at the same framerate as your monitor. Often called VSync. Because rendering more frames that your screen can display doesn't really help that much. Also not synching to your screen will cause tearing.

However, VSync is disabled by default in SC2. And this might cause the issue.

more than 4 years ago

Android Users Aren't As Disloyal As Reported

gencha Re:My wife likes her HTC Magic (246 comments)

I actually like the idea. Maybe we should call all cellphones iPhone.

A: "What iPhone do you have?"
B: "Oh, I have the Apple one."

more than 4 years ago

Valve Releases Updated Alien Swarm For Free With Code Base

gencha Re:Free as in beer; comes with required crapware (164 comments)

Even though I agree with you on the most parts, I think it's worth noting that it is extremely difficult to return items on Steam (if at all possible). Also, keep in mind the price differences Valve places upon customers. A game can cost $35 in the US and costs 35EUR in the EU. I have also personally purchased a game online which required activation on Steam. When trying that, Steam told me I was not allowed to own/use that game where I live and that I should return it. Steam in general refuses to sell me any games that aren't watered down to the lowest "violence" levels. Even though I can buy the original versions right at the store.

Also, "high speed" is kind of a debatable term in this context. I guess 2MB/s is a high speed (I hardly ever get beyond that). But downloading a game from my library still takes longer than installing it from a disc. And the connection issues are even worse for the dedicated servers I run. Installing/updating server installations have always suffered from low speeds for me. This can be very frustrating at times.

I still agree that Steam is most likely the best platform of it's kind around and I appreciate a lot of the benefits compared to retail games. Yet the above mentioned experiences leave at least a bitter aftertaste.

more than 4 years ago

Germany Takes Legal Steps Against Facebook

gencha Re:Related news (138 comments)

Google translation works just fine here. Must be your mood swings interfering with it :)

more than 4 years ago

Germany Takes Legal Steps Against Facebook

gencha Related news (138 comments)

What I find the most fascinating about this, is that Facebook read the address book out of people's iPhone to find new friends for them online. And the collected data is permanently stored. German article:,1518,697733,00.html I don't know if this is the issue described in TFA as the site seems slashdotted.

more than 4 years ago

The 'Back' Button the Most Clicked Firefox Icon

gencha Re:Or... (267 comments)

With Mouse Gestures Redox you just have to hold the right mouse button and click the left one.

more than 4 years ago

Pentagon Seeking Out Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange

gencha Re:Unarmed civilians? (628 comments)

Have you even seen the video? Cause you sure sound like you didn't. I guess I could believe that they mistook a guys camera for an RPG. And I guess I understand that you have to kill such a threat. What I don't get is why they killed the people who came to help the wounded. And why they shot a car with children inside. And I have only seen this stuff on a video with suboptimal resolution. Those guys were right there and surely had the ability to analyze the scene better than me. So, don't give me that "war is war" bullshit. And comparing this war with WW2 is almost an insult.

more than 4 years ago


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