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IE9 Team Says "Our GPU Acceleration Is Better Than Yours"

zecg Re:Great (360 comments)

So now IE 9 can make my GPU drivers crash. Instead of simply locking up and making me kill the process.

Exactly! It's not normal. But on Windows it is.

more than 4 years ago

iPod Shuffle Finds Its Voice

zecg Re:And DRM in the fucking *headphones*. (379 comments)

Yes, the "video lockout" chip was the same deal as Nintendo and their custom chips in old NES cartridges. It was a response to crap flooding the market - from Chinese knockoffs these days - and such knockoffs even caused damage to the iPods. It's to control their licensing, yes, but how does that really affect you moving forward, other than what hooks up to your iPod is guaranteed to work and be of decent quality? I haven't seen a single example of Apple denying the chip to a company who has requested it, so I don't see the big deal.

That's bullshit. Just look at the prices of Apple accessories and tell me that $30 for a cable is because of its superior quality. Apple can protect their brand name and offer official licensing, but I should be able to choose. I'd rather take a risk and buy a cable that's 10 times cheaper.

more than 5 years ago

Google's OpenSocial Too Late To Be a Win?

zecg Re:social web sites (82 comments)

I like the idea of a social network. However:
a) I don't like their interface
b) I hate the idea that, on the open Internet, I am so disabled as to have my social network enabled by some corporation's single product
c) Their spying has gone over the top and I strongly dislike giving personal data to be used for advertising.

more than 6 years ago


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