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Schiller Says Apple Is the Last PC Maker From the Mac Era, Forgets About HP

rescendent Re:Oh (474 comments)

Didn't Apple Computer, Inc only start making PCs in 2006? Before that they were making PowerPC based computers and prior to 1995 Motorola based computers. With the general definition of the PC market being something you can install Windows/DOS on or WinTel compatible; the IBM compatible bit being dropped some time ago. Though Apple Computer, Inc ceased to exist in 2007 when it became Apple Inc.

about 3 months ago
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95% of ATMs Worldwide Are Still Using Windows XP

rescendent Re:Price? (346 comments)

And I bet you've never actually got a Microsoft engineer on the phone either.

As a small company you can get a Microsoft engineer on the phone in under 2 hours; their support is excellent. I imagine a big bank would have an even better arrangement.

about 3 months ago
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Intel Releases 5,000 Pages of Open-Source Haswell Documentation

rescendent Re:Dear Nvidia... (111 comments)

That's a trap. The mobo comes with integrated intel, yes. But in most cases the end user also has a discrete card. You can guess which one is actually used.

Depends if its WebGL in a browser nvidia locks you to intel: Option to select the preferred graphics processor is greyed out for IE, Chrome, and Firefox. and https://www.scirra.com/blog/ashley/7/nvidia-hobbles-webgl-performance-on-laptops

about 4 months ago
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Windows 8.1 Rolls Out Today

rescendent Re:Meh (398 comments)

having the start button actually does help in one use case, having a windows rdp session. Ever try to remote manage a windows 2012 server via remote desktop without being full screen? It is f-ing hard trying to hit the start corner. I'm happy that they added the start button back even if it only launches the start screen instead of old style menu.

Click application icon top right of the window (the one that gives you drop down of move, restore, close etc)

Then choose Remote Commands, this gives you the options;

  • App Commands
  • Charms
  • Switch Apps
  • Start

Bottom one is what you want.

about 6 months ago
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Google Fiber: Why Traditional ISPs Are Officially On Notice

rescendent Re:Strategy (408 comments)

It's saber rattling: "You want to double dip on charges, and build a two tier internet"?

"We'll wire everyone up faster and also decide the tiers"

"Really want to go there?"

1 year,11 days
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Linux Foundation's Secure Boot Pre-Bootloader Released

rescendent Re:Enough is enough (178 comments)

What happens to ALOT of old windows pc's? They get linux installed on them to give them a few more years of usefulness = a loss of revenue for microsoft.

The old windows pcs are already paid up with the windows software, where is the revenue that MS would be getting from them if they didn't have linux on?

about a year ago
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Game Devs Predict Death of Flash, Installed Games

rescendent Re:Only MMORPGs that run in the browser are in Fla (295 comments)

The only MMORPGs that run in the browser that I know of are in Flash... (Dofus for example, 11 million players) Unless you count any online game with a bit of a RPG side a MMORPG.

Umm... RuneScape? Java "The game has approximately 10 million active accounts per month, over 156 million registered accounts, and is recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's most popular free MMORPG" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RuneScape

more than 2 years ago
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Game Devs Predict Death of Flash, Installed Games

rescendent Re:Shannon would like to have a word with you (295 comments)

Although you may be right, all that means is that in 5 to 10 years Web applications will reach the state of the art of current native applications. This furthermore assumes that the latter will remain static during that time.

So, yes, perhaps in 5 years you'll finally be able to play Angry Birds or WoW on your browser, but I would expect native applications by then to offer an even richer experience.

dZ.

You can already play Angry Birds in your browser, its one of the games on Google+ and you can play it from the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/aknpkdffaafgjchaibgeefbgmgeghloj

And here's some early try outs of Rage levels in WebGL in a browser: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0S2dsuSxHw

more than 2 years ago
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Game Devs Predict Death of Flash, Installed Games

rescendent Re:The guy is an idiot. (295 comments)

A local app will always be faster than anything running in the browser.

Go ahead, do something along the lines of RAGE in a browser.

Early days, but something like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0S2dsuSxHw - iOS RAGE rendered with WebGL

more than 2 years ago
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Browsers — the Gaming Platform of the Future?

rescendent Re:More like a platform of no gaming future (95 comments)

Maybe not quite as full on video and HD graphics; but lengthy games with depth? (e.g. Civ or Sims) then yes these are going into the browser... Except they are hugely more concurrent (rather than just a couple players in multi-player mode)... For example: http://www.illyriad.co.uk/ And with html5 even free civ is browser based: http://www.freeciv.net/

more than 3 years ago
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Voting Opens For Mozilla Labs Web Gaming Competition

rescendent Re:CityVille already won (20 comments)

And, Flash is standard.

Apple would disagree - especially for the iPad and iPhone

more than 3 years ago
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New Crypto Attack Affects Millions of ASP.NET Apps

rescendent That's some dumb stuff to be storing in cookies... (156 comments)

"The attack allows someone to decrypt sniffed cookies, which could contain valuable data such as bank balances, Social Security numbers or crypto keys. "

more than 3 years ago
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2016 Bug Hits Text Messages, Payment Processing

rescendent Its the LHC! (340 comments)

The beam collisions have opened a portal into the future...

more than 4 years ago
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How To Build a Quantum Propulsion Machine

rescendent Re:Reactionless drives (392 comments)

if
m = (e / c^2)
then
4e21 / (c * c) = 44 506kg

So if we could convert mass to energy 44 tonnes(or tons not sure) of mass should give you the energy.

You'd probably want to use it in spaceship to spaceship combat as I imagine a solid tungsten telegraph pole traveling at the speed of light would be mildly unfortunate for an entire planet...

more than 4 years ago
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Murdoch To Explore Blocking Google Searches

rescendent Re:Good luck, Murdoch (549 comments)

Eh? Slashdotters read the related site on slashdot stories? When did that start?

more than 4 years ago
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Did Microsoft Borrow GPL Code For a Windows 7 Utility?

rescendent Re:"Obviously lifted" not so obvious (493 comments)

If its reading a standard header of a standard format (e.g. iso) I assume there aren't that many variations - without starting to write weird unnecessary code

more than 4 years ago

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Nintendo: 160,000 Wii Us sold globally in three months

rescendent rescendent writes  |  about 9 months ago

rescendent (870007) writes "Nintendo's Wii U console sold only 160,000 units worldwide during the past three months, with the company blaming a lack of first-party releases for the poor performance. Software sales for the system were just 1.3 million units.

During the period Nintendo sold 90,000 Wii U consoles in Japan, 60,000 in the US and only 10,000 in Europe and Australia."

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WebGL, SPDY/3, New Dev Tools Confirmed For IE11 In Win 8.1

rescendent rescendent writes  |  about 10 months ago

rescendent (870007) writes "Microsoft News.com reports: Microsoft released Windows Server (“Blue”) to MSDN subscribers today, ahead of the BUILD conference later this week in San Francisco. The build provides us a number of clues as to what we will see in the official Windows 8.1 (Blue) preview. The server build number is 9341, the windows 8.1 preview build will be: 6.3.9431.winmain_bluemp.130615-1214. IE11 scores 351/500 + 2 bonus point, and 25/25 for WebGL. Since this is a server build, the score may be a little higher than IE11 on Win 8.1, but this confirms WebGL for IE11.

IE11 WebGL Conformance Test Results: 14,748 of 20,509 tests pass (71.9%). Many things seen in the Server 2012 R2 preview will also show up in the Windows 8.1 preview. (Cached copy)"
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Game devs predict death of Flash, installed games

rescendent rescendent writes  |  more than 2 years ago

rescendent (870007) writes "In an Massively.com interview with Illyriad Games devs, James Niesewand predicts the death of Flash and installed games and the rise of HTML5:

"Especially for MMO game developers, I personally don't believe that developers have any real long-term choice about embarking on this path or not. Ultimately, I believe it's either browser-based or obsolescence. If you don't do it, your competitors will, and they'll be making games that work identically on more device platforms, on more browsers, on more operating systems. It's going to take a very long time to get there, though, but this change has begun now, and we firmly believe that HTML5 is the future."

With Microsoft joining the ranks of Apple and not supporting Flash in Windows 8 — there's definitely a risk to flash — but will browser based games really replace installed games?"

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UK Digital Economy Act judicial review

rescendent rescendent writes  |  more than 3 years ago

rescendent (870007) writes "TalkTalk and BT's challenge of the Digital Economy Act has now been granted judicial review by the High Court. A judge will now scrutinise whether the act is legal and justifiable, and could make wide-ranging recommendations. BT and TalkTalk argued that the legislation had been "rushed through parliament" before the election.

A judge will conduct a full review in February, considering whether the parts of the act that deal with illegal file-sharing are in breach of the e-commerce directive, which rules that ISPs cannot be held liable for traffic on their networks. The act will also be measured against EU privacy and technical standards legislation. Depending on the judge's ruling, the government may be forced to change or even scrap the legislation."

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