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Ubisoft Points Finger At AMD For Assassin's Creed Unity Poor Performance

stewsters Re:A highly relevant comment from the previous pos (262 comments)

There is no public mantle API, only select publishers have access to it. So I assume that you won't see anyone but AMD make it work on their cards until that happens.

about 2 months ago

Tor Project Mulls How Feds Took Down Hidden Websites

stewsters Re:Come on over to I2P (135 comments)

So, Java is not portable now? I thought that was the point?

about 2 months ago

'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

stewsters I think Brooks had it with (267 comments)

Star Sars Episode VII: The Search for More Money.

about 3 months ago

Quake Meets Minecraft in FPS Construction Kit Gunscape

stewsters Re:Sauerbraten (50 comments)

That was my thought when I saw this. 2001 called, they want their concept back.

about 3 months ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

stewsters Re:Incredible (429 comments)

This is the more accurate analogy to ARP poisoning. Its possible the bit-torrent user had their client configured to only use a few connections, but this is indiscriminate.

about 3 months ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

stewsters Be careful (429 comments)

I am pretty sure that running this would be illegal on a public network. If you get prosecuted, "automatic ARP poisoning" is not a safe sounding term to tell the jury.

about 3 months ago

jQuery.com Compromised To Serve Malware

stewsters Thats not good. (103 comments)

This is going to be a large one. Many small to medium websites use their cdn for hosting JQuery rather than pulling it down and hosting it themselves. Kinda feel a little better about hosting it myself now.

about 4 months ago

How Governments Are Getting Around the UN's Ban On Blinding Laser Weapons

stewsters Re:One of those strange rules of war. (180 comments)

A laser bright enough that the reflections cause permanent or temporary blindness shown on a building in a frequency that humans cant detect could be pretty dangerous. Loss of sight for large civilian segments would be useful for the military, but would cause much collateral damage as everyone driving crashes into each other.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?

stewsters Get rid of them. (268 comments)

Try to understand the impermanence of data and let them go. You are just going to torrent the blue ray rips next time you want to watch them anyways.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

stewsters I am guessing they will make a sequel (330 comments)

My guess is that 2.5 billions is more than Minecraft and was worth. So why would Microsoft buy it?
They said they wont make changes to Minecraft, so how will they make money?

Announcing Minecraft 2, high definition, exclusively for XBone. In game mod store, where you can sell your texture packs for 99c and you get to keep 33% of the profit! That's how you push consoles to kids who grew up on the Minecraft while still raking in money.

about 4 months ago

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Google Says No Evidence Of Compromise

stewsters Probably a few sites were hacked (203 comments)

With a gmail account anything after a plus is ignored. You can then use username+serviceName@gmail.com to denote what service you are on. It looks like some people did this, and seems like these credentials are stolen from a few different sites. Here are the most popular after plus endings from the 5 mill:

xtube : 176
daz : 133
1 : 125
filedropper : 88
daz3d : 66
eharmony : 64
friendster : 63
savage : 62
2 : 60
spam : 57
bioware : 54
savage2 : 52
bryce : 51
hon : 40
freebiejeebies : 32
3 : 28
eh : 27
4 : 25
policeauctions : 19
bravenet : 18
filesavr : 18

about 4 months ago

The Data Dome: A Server Farm In a Geodesic Dome

stewsters Re:100+F or 38+C typical annual high (62 comments)

You then need an identical data center in South America, and switch which one you use every half year. The cloud.

about 5 months ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

stewsters Re:Just like C then? (371 comments)

What does that give me that Java's futures doesn't?

about 6 months ago

Oracle Hasn't Killed Java -- But There's Still Time

stewsters Re:Oh noes! (371 comments)

You can program java in vi. Its still just text files. That memory is mostly used for things like autocomplete and refactoring support.

about 6 months ago


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