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NVIDIA GTX 970 Specifications Corrected, Memory Pools Explained

meerling Re:Would "incorrectly reported" = false advertisin (112 comments)

If consumers end up getting anything, at best it'll probably be an old game download 3 years from now. Those kinds of lawsuits or corporate "apologies" never seem to be worth it, and yet an old game is still far better than most of them, just look at Sony's "apologies" to it's users.

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NVIDIA GTX 970 Specifications Corrected, Memory Pools Explained

meerling Re:Don't worry, AMD would never lie to us... (112 comments)

I don't hold Nvidia in high regard, but it's still higher than ATI, and besides, how many other graphics vendors do gamers have to go to?
(And before you say it, Intel is only the choice of idiots when it comes to graphics for gamers. Maybe someday they'll get their header out of their asterisk, but it hasn't happened yet.)

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Fuck you cocksuckers. (363 comments)

Thanks for falling into the racist slurs to really drive your point out to lunch and not come back.

Hey, I bet if you gave our ancestors the new OS interface they'd totally freak!
In my opinion, if something works, why replace it with something that doesn't. :P

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:But how did it happen? (363 comments)

If you are talking about microsoft, they do what the boss tells them, or piddle around achieving nothing.
If you mean the rest of the business world, they didn't. Drove microsoft crazy trying to get them to move from Win 7 & Win XP to Win 8. For the most part, it failed.

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Good! RIP Charms Bar (363 comments)

I bet they're CRTs as well. ;)

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Microsoft would be onto a winner if... (363 comments)

So, are you arguing against using something that's perfect, or are you attempting to type sarcastically to indicate that a plutocracy is about as capable of creating anything useful, much less perfect, as a dog is of balancing the national budget?

You know, we really need a sarcasm font or some other means to obviously indicate sarcasm. I'd love to say we can usually get it from the basic context of the text, but damn, have you talked to some of these people out there? It's amazing how many of them cling to bizarre concepts that they try to foist on people as being real that nobody else would even consider. For one well known example, though not relevant to UIs or MS, the world is only 6000 years old. Screw that, I've held man made objects a lot older than that!

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Terrible names (363 comments)

Well, you can make an argument for Start and Stop going together without eating up more desktop real estate and for the Stop to be a subsequent option under the Start might be reasonable since you have to start before you can stop.
On the other hand, I prefer to go with the idea that it was just so much better than the second choice on their list, "The Tome of Ignorance and Incomprehensibility" that numerous bots, err, people on the internet suggested. :P

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Screenshots (363 comments)

Agreed.

yesterday
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

meerling Re:Three-month-old Continuum screenshot (363 comments)

I'm not thrilled about cloud because it's nothing more than Big Iron with whitewash on it, except this time, it's somebody elses iron.

yesterday
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

meerling Re:Jesus, we're fucked. (349 comments)

Any grade schooler should know what DNA is and not be fooled by that.
Any high schooler should have enough education that they won't fall for the Dihydrogen Monoxide gag either.
Sadly, that is not the case in this country.
And you wonder why the other countries keep laughing at us behind our borders.

2 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

meerling Re:Just for fun (349 comments)

Traditional breeding yields crops with numerous unwanted and unidentified genes while genetic engineering only brings in the targeted genes.
Genetic engineering does however allow for the genes to come from extremely dissimilar sources though the designs prefer to avoid such extreme options when they can. As to viruses, all bets are off since we already know that viruses shuffle genes from all kinds of species whenever they damn well want to because they are viruses and don't give a damn. It's amazing how much horizontal gene transfer they are finding in nature.
By the way, in case you weren't aware, they've found a lot of dna in humans that they believe was put there by viruses.

2 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

meerling Re:This is, merely heckling (349 comments)

I think you meant beatnik. The modern beatnik, err, hipster doesn't do the finger snapping anymore. :P

2 days ago
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Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

meerling Re:For real fun! (349 comments)

Stick a geiger counter up to your flesh and it will start ticking away. Every living thing is radioactive due to intake of carbon 14.
That's why they can carbon 14 date dead things, they stop taking in carbon 14 so the levels drop at a consistent known rate.
Of course the sun is radioactive as well, take a background reading during the day and compare it to the night. Still you have radiation at night because the entire universe is one giant radiation bath.
Still, if you mention any level of radiation, even something smaller than what you yourself give off, lots of people go into an ignorant panic.
It's the same with many things.

2 days ago
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WhatsApp vs. WhatsApp Plus Fight Gets Ugly For Users

meerling Re:No (190 comments)

So you are advocating a return to monopolies and company stores?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can I Trust Android Rooting Tools?

meerling Re:No (184 comments)

You get used to saying "I'm a computer expert" when you talk to the people who believe in pixie dust. It's just that sometimes you have to tell them that their problem lies in a different field and they have to talk to someone else. If you are wondering why, just try telling them something like "I'm highly trained and experienced in removal of viruses and various other types of malware". You know what they'll do? They'll try to get you to install windows for them, or fix their corrupted MSWord documents. They don't understand a thing you've said, so they assume you can and will do anything, or worse yet, they'll ask you to explain all those words they don't even know the vaguest thing about, understand none of it, then still ask you to fix their corrupted word doc because they don't want to pay microsoft to do it.
It saves everyone a lot of time to just say "I'm a computer expert", and when it's not something you know about, send them to someone who does know that particular area.

I'm the one that had the call where the user kept typing "right click" every time the instructions told him to right-click on something. And you know, that's not even the worst call. (And I'm not even going to detail the numerous people that think scheduled events will work when the desktops have no power. Or the callers than want you to help them when the computer doesn't have a monitor or a keyboard, and the user can't get into the locked room, which wouldn't matter because they don't have the password either.)

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

meerling Re:The (in)justice system (291 comments)

I'd love to see a news article on that. LoL

about two weeks ago
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Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

meerling Re:The (in)justice system (291 comments)

Don't forget that you were pulled over for going 3 mph over the limit, and as your corpse lays slowly cooling in the ditch the police have already taken all the money from your wallet, have driven off in your car, and are on they way over to your house to confiscate it and will sell it off at auction, unless of course they'd rather keep it 'for the department'.
Heck, they do most of that now in some places in the US.

about two weeks ago
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Engineer Combines Xbox One, PS4 Into Epic 'PlayBox' Laptop

meerling Re:holy f&3K (78 comments)

I remember a guy on tech tv (or whatever it was called at that time) that put 3 consoles in one case. It's a cool modding thing, but not really new or exciting.

about two weeks ago

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Star Wars: The Old Republic, included 30 days does

meerling meerling writes  |  more than 3 years ago

meerling (1487879) writes "If you've purchased SWTOR and expect to be able to play on the 30 days included subscription time, before you decide to sign up for a recurring payment plan or buying a time card, you are in for a disappointment. Currently, you will be unable to play for the 30 days you already payed for unless you sign up for more. Some people are reporting that even though EA is saying that you won't be charged until the 30 days is up, it seems they are getting charged immediately. EA says this is a 'temporary charge' and you will get it back in a few days.
EA claims this is policy is mentioned on their retail packaging, this obviously does not include digital purchasers as there is no packaging.
Various forums are discussing/ranting about this."

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