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If a Network Is Broken, Break It More

irreverentdiscourse Re:An analogy (124 comments)

My analogy is my cell phone. Sometimes I just wish it would just "lose" it's Sprint service and go into roaming mode, so my data would work. :(

1 year,11 days
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Google Reportedly Making a Smartwatch, Too

irreverentdiscourse Re:Tyranny of Age (196 comments)

If all I wanted was Caller ID I could have gotten a watch with a built in pager in 1995.

about a year ago
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Google Reportedly Making a Smartwatch, Too

irreverentdiscourse Re:Tyranny of Age (196 comments)

Or maybe you just want to see who is calling you and accept/reject calls or quickly read text messages without having to take your phone out of your pocket? Or get it off your desk or out of your jacket... I don't understand the fuss, old man... I've wanted and envisioned something like this since the first cell phone I owned in the 90's.

about a year ago
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Crysis 2 Update a Perfect Case of Wasted Polygons

irreverentdiscourse Re:read first, moron. (159 comments)

You have literally no clue what you are talking about. Both major video card manufacturers have doctored and faked benchmarks, not just nVidia. That has nothing to do with this poorly optimized console port... you just want it to be true.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Fight Piracy With the Cloud

irreverentdiscourse Re:Stick with the old (404 comments)

and 4 years later there is still no real reason to run DX10... especially for a console port.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Fight Piracy With the Cloud

irreverentdiscourse Re:Are you serious? (404 comments)

1) MS is not dense, they understand that corporate networks are not always hooked up to the internet. You are not the first person to think of this. 2) Who cares, MS has repeatedly said in the past they don't care about piracy. This is more about cloud control of the OS than OS authentication. It's just a first step. 3) See 2.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 To Fight Piracy With the Cloud

irreverentdiscourse Re:To the roots (404 comments)

I'm sure this works very well for the less than 1% of PC users that work like you do.

more than 2 years ago
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Crysis 2 Update a Perfect Case of Wasted Polygons

irreverentdiscourse Re:read first, moron. (159 comments)

Think first, moron. The problem is that the Crysis team designed a piss-poor world with water behind walls and many other less than optimal decisions. Probably shortcuts and hacks to make the world work on a console. Nothing to do with any mal-intent by nVidia... unless you think they were making design decisions for Crysis2... in which case I have a bridge to sell you.

more than 2 years ago
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PC Designer Says PC "Going the Way of the Vacuum Tube"

irreverentdiscourse Re:Dumbest Prediction Ever? (685 comments)

The Nero suite is pretty easy... for starters...

more than 2 years ago
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PC Designer Says PC "Going the Way of the Vacuum Tube"

irreverentdiscourse Re:Dumbest Prediction Ever? (685 comments)

That's some pretty piss poor device. Buy this thing that only does one thing right. Don't bother getting the right software for your PC.

more than 2 years ago
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Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

irreverentdiscourse Re:Not quite accurate (385 comments)

You mean 10 year old hardware will run a 10 year old operating system better than a 2 year old operating system? Shocking.

about 3 years ago
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Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

irreverentdiscourse Re:But... (385 comments)

Clicking the start button and typing in "group policy", "power options", or "screensaver" are way more difficult than complaining about it... right? No coughs necessary.

about 3 years ago
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Windows 8 Will Run On All Current PC Hardware

irreverentdiscourse Re:Windows 8 (385 comments)

UAC actually stops nothing but "user stupidity". No amount of spyware or malware is inhibited in any way by UAC.

about 3 years ago
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11-Year-Old Pilots 1,325 MPG Concept Car

irreverentdiscourse Re:Rather Stretching the Idea of a "Car" (220 comments)

Maybe it's the concept of a "car" that needs to be adjusted? Since the current one is killing all the humans...

more than 3 years ago
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Phase Change Memory Points To Future of Storage

irreverentdiscourse Re:Shades of the Foundation! (70 comments)

Superman would like to have a word with you...

more than 3 years ago
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Valve's Newell: One-Price-For-Everyone Business Model 'Broken'

irreverentdiscourse Re:oh no (374 comments)

Maybe they will learn to "pwn n00bs" in a way that they don't come off as a giant douche. Most do.

more than 3 years ago
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Valve's Newell: One-Price-For-Everyone Business Model 'Broken'

irreverentdiscourse Re:oh no (374 comments)

Are you honestly claiming Valve is punishing you because you can't get some meaningless achievement? Al because you refuse to "have a friend"? They added extra content to the game for 2 people, if you don't have 2 people you don't get to use that content. How is that "unfair"? There are game modes in every game I don't want to play... are they punishing me for giving others achievements who decide to play them? Pretty good motivation to go make a friend, no? Maybe it's not so much you "don't want any" friends as it is you don't have any. Did you cry on the see-saw as a child when you couldn't use it by yourself?

more than 3 years ago
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Sergey Brin: Windows Is "Torturing Users"

irreverentdiscourse Re:Isn't leaving things out fun? (645 comments)

Unless you watch goat porn all day, XP doesn't need to be reinstalled every year either. That's poor management of your own computer, maybe you are their target user... and better suited for a simpler ChromeOS?

more than 3 years ago
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Steam Success Holding Up Half-Life Development?

irreverentdiscourse Re:wat (235 comments)

No, I think the real problem is you actually believe all that nonsense you just said.

more than 3 years ago

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