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Most Kickstarter Projects Fail To Deliver On Time

theswimmingbird Re:I'll look into it (179 comments)

Do you take Bitcoin?

about a year and a half ago

UK Pirate Party Forced To Give Up Legal Fight

theswimmingbird Help! (245 comments)

Help! I'm being repressed!

about a year and a half ago

Facebook To Eliminate Voting On Privacy Changes

theswimmingbird Non-Issue (52 comments)

I know we all love ragging on facebook for its anti-user and anti-privacy practices, myself included, but the entire idea behind social networks was sharing things with people. If you don't want something on the internet, don't put it there.

about 2 years ago

Google Glass Could Be the Virtual Dieting Pill of the Future

theswimmingbird Prior Art (159 comments)

Doesn't Apple already has a patent on the Reality Distortion Field?

about 2 years ago

Foxconn Denies Plans For New US Operations

theswimmingbird Re:slightly off-topic (96 comments)

To be fair, he circumvented the Apple's DRM protection. They didn't much like that.

about 2 years ago

U.S. Election Day In Progress: What's Been Your Experience?

theswimmingbird Re:Not voting, i'm not crazy. (821 comments)

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten."

about 2 years ago

Microsoft Releases Windows 8

theswimmingbird Re:Why? (403 comments)

I would have upgraded because of the new task manager and better file transfers alone. But sadly, I can't justify it, either.

about 2 years ago

AMD FX-8350 Review: Does Piledriver Fix Bulldozer's Flaws?

theswimmingbird Re:tl;dr version (259 comments)

I built a new rig back in March, went with the Phenom II 975 Black Edition. Haven't been disappointed, as it's still a good bit faster than the Core2 P8400 in my laptop. I'm still holding out hope AMD comes out with a better gaming processor, though, so I don't have to change motherboards when I do decide to upgrade...

about 2 years ago

Physicists Devise Test For Whether the Universe Is a Simulation

theswimmingbird Hologram? (529 comments)

Please state the nature of the existential emergency.

about 2 years ago

Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder Goes Live

theswimmingbird Pathfinder (25 comments)

Voyager just left the solar system and we're already trying to bring it home?

about 2 years ago

Can Microsoft Really Convince People To Subscribe To Software?

theswimmingbird No. (297 comments)

I won't even pay for antivirus, because it's all yearly subscription. Give me a one time charge, and we might talk.

about 2 years ago

Apple Announces iPhone 5

theswimmingbird Post-PC world? (1052 comments)

What kills me is that people are going to eat that shit up. They don't realize that they hold a PC in their hand which just so happens to have a phone app. My first computer had an AMD k6-2 300mhz processor (I'm 22, see UID), and I was astounded when I realized my OG Droid had double the compute power. It only took a decade for that to go from being the latest and greatest to being in the palm of your hand being used for fart apps. Tegra games already rival the current-gen consoles in terms of graphics.

PCs aren't dead, they're better than they ever have been before.

In other news, Steve Jobs shits his grave knowing his precious screens are used to display black bars.

about 2 years ago

Social Robots May Gain Legal Rights, Says MIT Researcher

theswimmingbird The Differently Sentient (288 comments)

All this has happened before, and it will happen again.

about 2 years ago

Why WikiLeaks Is Worth Defending

theswimmingbird Re:We don't need Wikileaks (257 comments)

Maybe so, but investigating is a lot easier when you have dirt to investigate.

about 2 years ago

Apple Is Now the Most Valuable Company In History

theswimmingbird Re:Angry (398 comments)

I absolutely loathe Apple. But if they made their tech here in the states, I admit I would be one of the first in line to buy it.

about 2 years ago

Windows 8 RTM Benchmarked

theswimmingbird Re:No Chrome on W7 (398 comments)

It's right below Chrome on W8, in second place under the Google V8 tests.

more than 2 years ago



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