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Verizon, Cable Lobby Oppose Spec-Bump For Broadband Definition

marsu_k Re:life in the U.S. (255 comments)

Huh, I knew there were plans for Internet in spaaaace, but I didn't know they have reached Europa already. The more you know.

4 days ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

marsu_k Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (160 comments)

Not trolling, this has been my experience. If you want real 3D performance, the proprietary crap is what gives it. And VDPAU is nice. There are some nuisances, with Optimus chipsets you have to use Bumblebee which is kind of annoying if you don't want to burn through your laptop battery in minutes, and AFAIK the driver still doesn't support XRandR 1.something (1.2, I think?), that would allow to alter multiple monitor settings from the settings of my DE instead of using nvidia-settings.

Having said that, I've pretty much given up PC gaming so I don't really need 3D anymore. Intel is just fine for a compositing desktop.

about two weeks ago
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AMD Catalyst Is the Broken Wheel For Linux Gaming

marsu_k Re:ATI/AMD has had shitty drivers for 20 years (160 comments)

I wish there was a "sad but true" mod. I've been running Linux on my desktop for over a decade now - dismissing all the snark about desktop Linux, it really has improved during that time. But what remains the same is "you want 3D, get NVidia". Although pretty much every chipset/driver is capable of running whatever composited window manager you like.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

marsu_k Re:reduce production (202 comments)

I think what you're trying to say is "you're". But um, no, I do quite firmly believe in what I'm saying. I took opposition to the person I was replying to, in a blanket statement saying referring to "Europe", where the elderly are dying due to energy costs. That is not happening here. We're all (up to a point) socialists here (in the Nordic countries) you know. Pay a lot of taxes for that we do, but some of us (myself included) prefer it that way.

about two weeks ago
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Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

marsu_k Re:reduce production (202 comments)

You are referencing Daily Mail... but ok, here in .fi it can get much, much colder. Yet the elderly are not dying of the cold weather (sure, some demented ones wander off outside and die, this is a yearly phenomenon. Some people pass out drunk in the snow and die, that as well. It has nothing to do with energy prices - which have certainly not tripled in recent times). Triple, or even double, windows do wonders, even in more warmer climates. Nothing to do with "de-industralization".

about two weeks ago
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Obama Planning New Rules For Oil and Gas Industry's Methane Emissions

marsu_k Re:reduce production (202 comments)

it is killing old people in Europe who can't afford the 'green' energy at three times the price (Google it)

Uhh, no. I'd rather you cite it. I'm eagerly awaiting.

about two weeks ago
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Anonymous Declares War Over Charlie Hebdo Attack

marsu_k Re:blunt force is boring (509 comments)

It certainly sounds more creative, if we are to expect a "massive frontal reaction". Fighting terrorism with a boner seems quite novel to me.

about three weeks ago
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Is Kitkat Killing Lollipop Uptake?

marsu_k Re:Why do I want to upgrade? (437 comments)

I'd like to dislike in on my Nexus 7 (2013). But the update still hasn't arrived to the LTE version here, at least for me, and to anyone that I know that has one.

(Really, I don't care that much that it hasn't been updated, KitKat works fine - I just find it odd, Nexus devices were supposed to be the ones running the latest and greatest, right?)

about three weeks ago
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How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business?

marsu_k Re:Streaming sucks (169 comments)

If only there was a toggle called "Available offline" in Spotify (yes, premium, and also thus not ad-supported like the ./ summary incorrectly claims). It would be so great. Why haven't they implemented it already.

[insert heavy sarcasm tags here]

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Unveils Nokia 215, a $29 Phone With Internet Access

marsu_k Re:It may not be for me... (150 comments)

Nokia has been doing these entry-level phones (before the MS acquisition) for years, and profitably. Very thin margins, naturally, but volume can make up for it. I should hope MS has not managed to lose all that expertise in such a short time. In these kinds of devices, you don't really expect much (if anything) back from app sales.

about three weeks ago
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WSJ Refused To Publish Lawrence Krauss' Response To "Science Proves Religion"

marsu_k Re:Yawn (556 comments)

Offend by stating a fact? Religious types are apparently easily offended.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Allegedly Investigating Lizard Squad Member Over Xbox Live, PSN Attacks

marsu_k Re:Hacker Group? (78 comments)

<voice style="Teal'c">Indeed<voice>.

about a month ago
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Sony PlayStation Network Back Up Now, Supposedly

marsu_k Re:Let this be a lesson (75 comments)

Pretty much any online game requires PS+ - there are some exceptions, most (all?) subscription-based games don't need it, and some F2P games work without it. Personally, I hardly ever do online multiplayer, but still find PS+ to be worth it for the free (ok, this being /. so surely someone will nitpick about it - not free as you are paying a subscription but you get the point) games and cloud saves. YMMV.

about a month ago
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Sony PlayStation Network Back Up Now, Supposedly

marsu_k Re:Let this be a lesson (75 comments)

Yes, this. Single-player games worked just fine (even PS+ games as I've set my console to be primary). The only exception was DA:I - for some reason it wants to contact "Dragon Age servers" on launch, even when not playing multiplayer; but that was rectified by just disabling networking on the PS4. I suppose this would have worked in PvZ as well.

about a month ago
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Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics

marsu_k Re:excuse me while I kiss this guy... (244 comments)

Back when Titanic was in the theaters (for the first time, so this was ages ago), a local teen music program released a list of requests for the theme song. "Will my hair go on" and "Will my hard-on go on" were my favourites.

about a month and a half ago
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Google News To Shut Down In Spain On December 16th

marsu_k Re:Censorship (183 comments)

Yes, Europe is a homogeneous entity with no differing opinions and policies whatsoever.

about a month and a half ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

marsu_k Re:You guys should give it up (251 comments)

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think even the app itself is region restricted (at least it says my S3, Xperia Z2 and 2013 Nexus 7 are all incompatible with it). And I'd reckon even if I'd sideload the app, the content would be locked away. A VPN might help there - but really, torrenting is just so much easier. Which is kind of my point.

about a month and a half ago
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Peter Sunde: the Pirate Bay Should Stay Down

marsu_k Re:You guys should give it up (251 comments)

Sure. I'll do it the minute I'm able to subscribe to the content, digitally, and that the content is reasonably priced. Until then, arrrrr.

(For the record between Neflix, HBO Nordic and Spotify I pirate very little. But for example Daily Show/Colbert - I used to be able to watch them from the web site. I even turned off my adblocker there as thanks. But now they block my country, so I torrent them. Viacom, get a clue)

about 1 month ago
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French Publishers Prepare Lawsuit Against Adblock Plus

marsu_k Re:You're stupid using paywalled sites (699 comments)

"We're all wondering"? You and your side personalities? Glad you're finally coming to terms with it. You do realize, by the way, that by posting I can't mod in this thread. So I'm not the one modding you down. THEY are.

about 2 months ago

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