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Google Is Serious, Chrome 13 Hides URL Bar

psyph3r Google ad revenue boost? (417 comments)

So what...now I would need to use "google" to go to any site I want if I only used chrome? This sounds like a huge boost to their ad revenue streams. I don't understand why you would want your url bar gone...what if I want to access my router, my ip camera, or an ftp site. Granted, there are many other ways. This just seems silly. They better provide an option to turn the url bar back on, like the menu in firefox 4. However, I don't care that much, since I don't use chrome.

more than 3 years ago
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Army Develops Android-Based Framework For Battlefield Ops

psyph3r Uh oh (80 comments)

"Looks like i got a text alert about a warning ahea"...shhhhuck...boom head shot! That's what you get for looking at your phone while playing modern warfare

more than 3 years ago
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UN Intervention Begins In Libya

psyph3r Re:The US shouldn't be there (688 comments)

It's not a question of morality at this point. However, questions of sovereignty and committing acts of war without congressional approval arise. At this point, it's a question of economics. Can we afford to do this? NO...period...end of story. We're flying on credit. Personally, having my military flying around the world on the whims of a world political body without any checks and balances is more than disconcerting. My country's national sovereignty and solvency is way more important than an internal dispute in a sovereign nation that poses no threat to my country. You can go hire a private military with your own money to dictate how others live their lives. Stay away from mine. Insightful? idealistic. Reality must factor in at some point.

more than 3 years ago
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APB To Close Mere Months After Launch

psyph3r Full acountability (185 comments)

At least they can't blame this one on piracy.

more than 4 years ago
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Disputed Island Disappears Into Sea

psyph3r when dinosaurs... (460 comments)

CO2 PPM ..2500ppm Co2 today? less than 400ppm. I'm quite sure the earth isn't going to stop it's natural cycles because of our pathetic existence. Especially not because of CO2, which is a common byproduct of most lifeforms on planet. In the grand scheme of things we are truly insignificant. any extra we put out just means the earth can support more plant life. I see this as an opportunistic piece to point at and convince people of the new terrorism. I'd be all for a cleaner environment and conserving resources if it weren't wrapped in sensationalist tyrannical agendas out to control the population.

more than 4 years ago
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Nvidia's GF100 Turns Into GeForce GTX 480 and 470

psyph3r Re:Do I need to upgrade? (132 comments)

Why don't you just buy a 5770 and crossfire it with your 4 series. They'll work together that way. But you will have to buy a bigger power supply. If you have the money, I'd get the 5870 or 5970.

more than 4 years ago
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Will ACTA Be Found Unconstitutional?

psyph3r Dictatorship (260 comments)

Apparently the president is dictating that America should sign a treaty that directly violates the constitution. Checks and balances would normally kick in....but no. There is something fundamentally wrong with our society(US) at the moment. I just hope we snap out of it before we go over the falls. I fear I might already feel that moment when you adjust to the sensation of gravity fading away.

more than 4 years ago
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DX11 Tested Against DX9 With Dirt 2 Demo

psyph3r Re:HotHardware Test (201 comments)

DX9 systems can only go to High. the ultra mode is only for the latest dx hardware.

more than 4 years ago
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Review: Dragon Age: Origins

psyph3r Re:As long as you love cut-scenes... (452 comments)

The game has an intro story and game play period that lasts about an hour or so depending on how you play. I'm guessing you played this game very little. I'm about 15 hours in and it is an awesome world with many options and little cut-scenes once they cut the umbilical cord and let you play the game. This by far my favorite game of this genre this year...and maybe for the last few years.

about 5 years ago
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AMD Radeon HD 5870 Adds DX11, Multi-Monitor Gaming

psyph3r Re:About time (195 comments)

the difference is this presents the "six" displays as one resolution to the computer. so any game can display on all the screens at once. Given that you have 6 identical screens positioned correctly. Also, your third display on the 4850 has to be a clone. I don't think you can run a third independent display. I may be wrong.

more than 5 years ago
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G20 Protesters Blasted By "Sound Cannon"

psyph3r Re:Department of Orwellian Reasoning (630 comments)

What is their problem with the G20 meetings? Losing national sovereignty to world political bodies that circumvent individual country's political systems and constitutions by setting policy that directly affects the lives of citizens without being directly accountable (ie:voting). That is my personal problem with these meetings. The EU is an example of countries losing national sovereignty in this manner. It starts out with trade agreements like NAFTA and progresses from there. The punks that get the media attention you speak of are generally provocateurs. They are planted to give a rational for the excessive force the police exercise on protesters. That is my opinion though. Honestly, if the protesters want to express their opinion, they should be allowed to irrespective of the validity of their arguments or what they want to accomplish. Basic human rights are being violated, and everyone is debating on whether the protester's viewpoint is credible.

more than 5 years ago
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ICE Satellite Maps Profound Polar Thinning

psyph3r Re:What is the net effect? (245 comments)

Irrespective of humanity's perceived impact, does this not happen throughout history in a cyclical fashion? I would look at this type of activity as the main source of evolutionary change. The species that are equipped to survive the conditions will prevail.

more than 5 years ago
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Making a Game of Hardware Design

psyph3r Re:Not so fun (60 comments)

I did the "anysat" set and they became very complex after several levels. the first ones may just be "tutorial" levels.

more than 5 years ago
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pirate bay?

psyph3r they are fine (4 comments)

if you pay attention to the site...They recently moved their servers...it has been on the site for days thepiratebay.org

more than 6 years ago

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Time Machines for Dummies By: Stephen Hawking

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 4 years ago

psyph3r (785014) writes "Dailymail.co.uk has published an interesting article written by Stephen Hawking on the practicality of time travel. He covers wormholes and approaching the speed of light as methods of time travel. He also covers current evidence that the passage of time is not constant, but varies based on conditions such as gravity (GPS satellite time loss) or velocity (LHC time dilation) He then expands on this proof into possible and impossible ways for humanity to travel through time. Long article, but a recommended read."
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AMD - Open-Source APL - Framewave

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "AMD just announced that their AMD Performance Library is now available to the open-source community.They are dropping the proprietary APL in favor of the new open-source offshoot called Framewave."
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Mtron Develops New 1.8" 128GB SSD

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "A relatively unknown player in the NAND Flash market made an announcement today about a new 128 GB 1.8" SSD. Through the company Imation, Mtron will be producing these SSDs by April of this year. This development should provide for an interesting price battle this fall. Do you think that SSDs will be feasible this year? I'm sure we would all like to upgrade."
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Best Buy Chooses a HD Format

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "Best Buy has determined its winner in the format war. They released a press release today stating that Blu-ray is their format of choice. Starting in March of this year, company policy will be to push the Blu-ray format. Their customers are "demanding" a decision, or they are trying boost HD adoption, which adds to their sales. Netflix also reflected this in their HD choice of Blu-ray only. Is the war coming to an end?"
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NYU Stern Evaluates the MSY! Deal

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "NYU Stern Published their analysis of the Microsoft/Yahoo! deal. It looks like Google might be disappointed. They do not see any reason for the EU to block the merger"
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SanDisk Announces 32GB SD cards

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "SanDisk announced today that they have released a new line of SanDisk Ultra II SDHC flash memory cards. The new SD cards have capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB."
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9600GT in the Open - G94

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "BHFO.org ran across this Chinese site that has the world's first benchmarks of the 9600GT or G94 from NVIDIA. Chris combed, analyzed, and organized the data. Look at the English results and specification for this new video card being released 02-14-08.
Core G94-300-A1"

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Samsung Unveils New 24 and 25.5-inch Displays

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "Samsung Electronics America has unveiled a new series of 1080P 24" and 25.5" displays in a press release. Samsung intends for the models to the cover the gambit of consumer and commercial tasks. The 24" model will be called the SyncMaster 2493HM , and the 25.5" flavor is called the SyncMaster 2693HM. It has some interesting specifications, and looks like a good monitor for the multi-use desktop world."
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Japanese - 33 million pixel TV Standard

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "The Japanese communications ministry is investing in a new broadcast display technology with NHK to launch a 33 million pixel, 24-point surround-sound broadcast standard by 2015. The standard will use a video data rate of 24Gbps and an audio data rate of 28Mbps. This must be surreal in person."
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EA Reveals Tiberium - New Franchise

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes ""EA revealed a new game today called Tiberium, and it will take place within the Command and Conquer universe. They think this new franchise will launch "...players into an epic battle for power". Tiberium revolves around an extraterrestrial crystal that negates fossil fuels as an energy source. Civilization is depending on this power for its survival, and of course, it could be a self-destructive force as well." read more here. The press release from EA is here"
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Samsung Develops Fastest GDDR5 Chips

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "An article talking about Samsung's press release and their new GDDR5. More information here

"Samsung has been tooting their horn lately with their TB drives and SSDs. They are yet again claiming another crown with their new development of GDDR5. Samsung states in a press release that "...it has developed the world's fastest memory, a GDDR5 (series five, graphics double-data-rate memory) chip that can transfer data at six gigabits per second...""

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WildCharger- Multi-Device Wireless Charger

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "WildCharge inc has come up with a device that powers a variety of electronics without wires. It has been receiving a lot of attention, and companies are signing on board. This may become a standard in mobile markets. Articles here and here talk about the technology. Interesting approach.

"Ever have a problem with multiple device chargers and cords splayed across the floor? One company has finally shown some innovation in the portable power market. WildCharge inc. has the world's only wireless charging system. The technology has garnered a spot on TIME Magazine's list of the best inventions of 2007. In addition, the gadget has won the International Consumer Electronics Show 2008 Best of Innovations Award in the portable power category. The device is called the "Wildcharger" and is capable of charging up to five devices simultaneously without any wired connections.""

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Spinpoint F1 Terabyte drives shipping

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes "A few online retailers have popped up stocking the "Racing Green" HD103UJ Terabyte drive from Samsung. This drive out performs the nearest competitor by 10MB/s in respect to read/write rates. In addition, it keeps pace and mostly exceeds WD Raptor performance levels, which used to be the gold standard in desktop I/O. More information here"
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Samsung Ships New Spinpoint-F1 TB Drives

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  more than 6 years ago

psyph3r writes ""Samsung has announced today that they are currently shipping their new "racing green" 1 terabyte hard drives. The new drive is under the Spinpoint F1 series with the model number HD103UJ. The claims they flaunt are bold as well. They essentially claim the crown on TB hard drives in respect to power, density, temperature, and performance. Read more here.""
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Exclusive Interview With Jammie Thomas

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  about 7 years ago

psyph3r writes "Jammie Thomas, who was recently liable for 222,000$ in damages for sharing 24 songs, speaks out about her situation.
"Ms. Thomas has graciously offered us the opportunity to gain some insight into her predicament. Keep in mind that we are deliberately limiting ourselves to topics she can discuss. The ongoing nature of her case naturally limits the type of information that she can divulge, especially if it relates directly to her case moving forward...""
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NVIDIA MCP78S-Hybrid SLI Instant IGP/GPU Switching

psyph3r psyph3r writes  |  about 7 years ago

psyph3r (785014) writes "The new MCP78S chipset from NVIDIA "...managed to implement a way to reduce the power draw from the highest consumer in a desktop system, which is the discrete video card...". The technology allows Graphics workloads to be switched between the IGP/GPU. This normally requires a reboot, but "....With NVIDIA's execution, this process is instantaneous..." Hexus.net also posted a picture detailing the NVIDIA-based A-N78H box from Abit's product catalog, and it is expected for a January 08 launch."

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