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Hackers Breach White House Network

qpqp Re:Failed objective (98 comments)

back in high-school (long, long ago,) [...] show off the school's new-fangled-lightning-fast T1

Uhm, how to put this...
That's not long ago you insensitive clod. Now get off my lawn!

about three weeks ago
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It's Official: HTML5 Is a W3C Standard

qpqp Re:Not even remotely correct (125 comments)

Kiddo, get off our lawn and RTFM. You ain't got a clue what the parent is talking about.

about three weeks ago
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A Library For Survival Knowledge

qpqp Re:Canning != Cans (272 comments)

"Tastes like rat."

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Aging and Orphan Open Source Projects?

qpqp "Donate" to a Foundation (155 comments)

Depending on the type of software, you could try getting it into Apache, OW2, or others. Also fork it to github.

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

A $150 Beyer Dynamic will always sound way better than a $150 Bose.*
*For current values of always, BD and Bose.

about 1 month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You still have to check reviews on individual models though, there will be a few "stinker" generics to avoid. Like Samsung, avoid them like the plague!

FTFY ;)

about 1 month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Pressed submit too early.

[TB2 ...] the only thing that needs that kind of bandwidth is the monitor

I disagree. There's a huge difference and much more applications than just a monitor. You can connect a box of ASICs for instance.

I prefer dedicated peripherals anyways

I prefer internal peripherals too, but TB2-connected stuff is a very good addition, if you have the extra lanes supported by the motherboard.

ASRock tends to be better than ASUS.

Dunno, for me they're almost the same with a different price-tag and the ASUS brand having the higher-quality components.
Obviously no ASUS brand can be reasonably compared to a Supermicro or Tyan board, but we digress here.

about 1 month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

How about we run top of the line mac pro right now

I'd rather wait for a refresh and compare it then. It would be false from a pragmatic/scientific standpoint to compare apples with oranges ; )
Alternatively, compare it to hardware, which was available in 2013. I agree that they should have went down with the price by now.

But software-wise, OS X (+ streamlined pro-apps) beats Windows IMO. I'll pay a premium just for that without thinking about it twice.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: Polish (115 comments)

I just think they want to avoid being a puppet state

Tough luck being in the EU, though.

Germany isn't currently attempting to do anything like that.

Seems like Germany is controlling the economic direction currently, so yeah, not overtly, but they have to do their bidding more or less.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: What I recommend (115 comments)

Where do you think all those ware sites are.

In the Netherlands?

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re: Polish (115 comments)

Seems strange that they don't hate Germany with the same zealousness.

about 1 month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Good Hosting Service For a Parody Site?

qpqp Re:parodee in Poland (115 comments)

While your right to free speech is guaranteed in the US (though others would argue it is not). In the rest of the world it is not.

The answer is simple, just have a network of sites posting relevant satirical articles about anything but the country the joke is hosted in. These you host in another country.
You know, just like CNN, BBC and EuroNews work.

about 1 month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

but stop calling it some kind of fucking bargain

It's not a bargain, it's a workstation. And (at that time) was cheaper than any comparable DIY build. The point stands.

you pay a shitload with almost zero upgrade capability.

No shit, that pisses me off big time.
You have suggestions for a laptop with a metal case, Thunderbolt 2 (!), USB3 and a discrete graphics card?
I've looked hard, but can't find anything that fits. And I refuse to buy one of these retina MBPs, because everything is soldered and there's no space for 2 HDDs (I currently have an SSD in the optical bay and a HDD in the regular bay).

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Uhm, you know that the S series is for servers? But anyway:

a single S10000 draws 375W compared to 550W for a pair of W9000's [~= D700], while offering nearly identical performance. [http://hothardware.com/News/AMD-Launches-New-DualGPU-FirePro-S10000-Aimed-At-Datacenters-Virtualization/]

You also know that it's been a while since the Mac Pro was announced. I should have omitted the word "currently" in my statement, of course.
I don't agree with their choices either, but dude, "better" and "ASRock" in the same sentence? Seriously?
And just another side remark. You know the difference between Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2?
So, all in all, you haven't really convinced me with your post. I suggest you have a closer look at the specs of the Mac Pro vs. extremetech's "clone." Though I would have personally preferred the old chassis versus the "can" if just for upgradeability's sake.

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Reactivation on hardware change (328 comments)

No, there's cracks for that. On the other hand, why go the extra effort to save MS money? Hmm...

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

It can be a little tricky to set up the VM [...] That's the part that bootcamp does for you

Ok, Repeat after me:
Bootcamp has nothing to do with VMs. Bootcamp is just a user friendly (i.e. dumbed down) partition editor and Windows configuration "preparer." In addition, Bootcamp sets the startup drive to boot into Windows. Period.

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You missed the point, too. [...] I don't know any other OS that quite supports this.

That's not an OS feature.

That's REALLY an advantage.

I don't see an ADVANTAGE there. It's a convenient feature (also available under different systems, as pointed out by an AC here), but rarely necessary.
You don't need to access your game from the host anyway, since you want to game natively.
As for your other software, you can also use WINE/Crossover and if that fails have a little barebones XP (like Gamers Edition @ ~250 MB) that can run the rest. (You can have that installed in ~5 minutes (!) and be done with it.) In my experience VMWare will boot up a virtual disk faster, so there's really little point to keep anything besides the graphics intensive Windows-only stuff in your actual Windows.

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:One crap audio brand battling with another (328 comments)

down to at least 30 Hz

Not everyone has a thousand bucks lying around for one of these speakers, though... 30 Hz... Man, I'm happy, when I get 50-60 ;)

about a month ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

qpqp Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

Of course, they're consumer crapware, as opposed to actual pro/hi-fi gear like Sennheiser, Audio Technica, AKG, Bowers & Wilkins, et al.

about a month ago

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