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Comment "Toxic" gives it away (Score 1) 167

I'm just going to say it... "Toxic" is a social justice flag word. Like over use of "gross" or "icky" or referring to people as babies "shitlords" "edgelords" or "shitbirds" and so on.

Now that we've established potential bias here, we need to define "Toxic"? Is that simply not agreeing with the status quo? Is an opposing opinion debating a topic deemed "Toxic"?

Comment Re:Less favorable lending rates? (Score 1) 490

I'm not going to find the post or do the figures (sorry!)

What I've read and seen mathematically proven is that low interest rates don't mean squat, if the houses are _insanely expensive_ .

When the figures are worked out with old interest rates (but old housing prices too) vs new interest rates and new housing prices, it's actually beter to have the high interest rate on a low base figure than the opposite.

NOTE: I'm from your generation too fwiw and I didn't buy in my city due to insane prices which have continued to go,.. insane.

Comment Gives landlords excuse to hike rent (Score 1) 490

I'll be damned if I'm moving, I'm in Australia so landlords can and will increase the rent but /generally/ don't do it as much if you've been there a while, just small little increases.

Had I left my place and shopped around, I have ZERO doubt my place would be 20 to 40% more expensive.

The landlords are loving fucking the rental class, fuck that.

Comment Android Pay works totally fine here, so....? (Score 2) 68

I mean I don't like banks but I'd assume this is Apples doing? They must be pushing for something ridiculous in some way, because Android Pay appears to use the standard Pay-Wave technology of normal cards.
I'm normally very much a luddite on this stuff but I thought I'd give it a shot and I hate to admit, it's genuinely better than cash, purely from a "wow, it's even quicker than cash" perspective.
(I've *always* hated cards normally, because I'm stuck behind idiots taking forever with PIN# business or swiping a different card, etc)

None the less it's literally faster than cash, it's a very very fast transaction and (to my knowledge) any place with Pay-Wave (very common) works fine.
I believe Pay-Wave is just our contactless card thing, you guys might call it something else.

https://www.google.com.au/sear...

(NOTE: I hear you guys in the US have only just got the card tap and pay stuff? We have it in I would say at least 90% of places in the metro / city areas and maybe 60 or 70% out in the country regions)

Comment Re:Enter the casual, brazen SJW injection (Score 1) 495

You're going to continue noticing it, it's currently incredibly hip to hate on white people, ironically,.. generally articles written by white people.

So so so many articles about X or Y or Z just happen to mention race or gender out of nowhere, once you actually notice what's going on (as you have) you can't help but continue noticing it, there's an onslaught of anti-white, anti-men articles all the time.

My local city newspaper has at least 1 editorial a week which is ridiculously biased / shaming / guilt focused, they just slide it in there. I too, get really sick of this shit.

Comment All I know is LCD and "LED" is awful. (Score 2) 190

I'm a CRT and Plasma man.

I will not be upgrading my plasma until there's a superior option, it's as simple as that.
OLED does sound good but burn in (like plasma, and yes, plasma does burn in, even the final models)

I'm patient, she's still humming along ok, I think I'll get another 3 years out of my Panasonic 65".
I want exceptional blacks, fantastic colour range, a non flickery display, movement that doesn't look weird. I want interpolation which can be disabled.
Considering where the TV market has gone the past 12 months and game consoles, I pretty much 'demand' HDR as well as 4k.

So, I'll wait, I'll wait a long time until they sort it all out.
P.S all this "but this new LCD / LED trick makes them amazing!" yeah no. Just no. The blacks don't cut it in a dark room, not even close.

Comment Execute the management of PopSci (Score 1) 470

In front of their fucking children.

I've emailed these fucking assholes before about this.
http://www.popsci.com/emdrive-...
That link ONLY works in the United States.

As soon as it picks up an Aussie IP address, it does this.
http://www.popsci.com.au/?src=...

They don't mirror the content and it's been going on for multiple years, I'm so fucking sick of it.
Sorry but these people are moronic, it's the internet for fucks sake, there are no borders.

Does anyone with a god damn clue have some kind of contact there, how to stop these assholes doing this stupid shit?

Comment Literally a copy and paste of my post from today (Score 1) 766

Firefox, 64bit nightly user here.

It's still atrociously slow, atrociously. Infact there's a either a bug with one of my plugins or something but I've deliberately endured it for nearly 8 weeks, hoping my feedback data is going in the bloody logs somewhere to help.

I run about 6 or 7 plugins which are all fairly common and I have run the same ones for 3 to 5 years. They worked fine on my last profile rebuild but this most recent one was broken /out of the gate/

It's so bad i'm using chrome primarily. Firefox performance frustrates me absoloutely no end and I've been running e10s, 64bit nightlys now for over 6 months.
Infact, except for the last 4 weeks, the ironic (?) / odd thing is, nightly has been RIDICULOUSLY stable for a piece of nightly code. It's just plain stable. It's just slow as heck.
I don't know what idiot legacy code is in Firefox but they seriously need a scrum or party or a bonus or something and the whole fucking team *STOPS* for 3 weeks solid and focuses on NOTHING but performance, performance, performance.
If you check my slashdot post history, I've been whining about Firefox performance for over 3 years.

It's ridiculous, stop adding features, just stop. Make the damn thing fast. Because Chrome destroys firefox and I'm now running a HEAP of Chrome addons (which I never knew existed) to replicate my Firefox functionality and I'm very, very close to full replication now (Firefox: Tab Mix Plus is bloody hard to replicate, requires multiple poor addons to be configured right)

Seriously, just stop whatever is going on Mozilla devs and bring in "The Carmack" or the equivalent at coding. Scrap something old, I don't care but something is fundamentally wrong when a 24GB memory, quad core machine can run so poorly with a browser.

Comment AMD GPU is a viable option, CPU is not (Score 1) 157

The GPUs are in some cases (often in my country) about 65 to 75% of the price of the nvidia options but 75 to 95% as fast...... they are often a no brainer product.

The CPUs however are atrocious, AMD offers nothing and has offered nothing in a heck of a long time, their new stuff best be significantly better or in the very least, quite a bit better and MUCH cheaper than Intel

Comment Nightly user here. (Score 1) 154

It's still atrociously slow, atrociously. Infact there's a either a bug with one of my plugins or something but I've deliberately endured it for nearly 8 weeks, hoping my feedback data is going in the bloody logs somewhere to help.

I run about 6 or 7 plugins which are all fairly common and I have run the same ones for 3 to 5 years. They worked fine on my last profile rebuild but this most recent one was broken /out of the gate/

It's so bad i'm using chrome primarily. Firefox performance frustrates me absoloutely no end and I've been running e10s, 64bit nightlys now for over 6 months.
Infact, except for the last 4 weeks, the ironic (?) / odd thing is, nightly has been RIDICULOUSLY stable for a piece of nightly code. It's just plain stable. It's just slow as heck.
I don't know what idiot legacy code is in Firefox but they seriously need a scrum or party or a bonus or something and the whole fucking team *STOPS* for 3 weeks solid and focuses on NOTHING but performance, performance, performance.
If you check my slashdot post history, I've been whining about Firefox performance for over 3 years.

It's ridiculous, stop adding features, just stop. Make the damn thing fast. Because Chrome destroys firefox and I'm now running a HEAP of Chrome addons (which I never knew existed) to replicate my Firefox functionality and I'm very, very close to full replication now (Firefox: Tab Mix Plus is bloody hard to replicate, requires multiple poor addons to be configured right)

Seriously, just stop whatever is going on Mozilla devs and bring in "The Carmack" or the equivalent at coding. Scrap something old, I don't care but something is fundamentally wrong when a 24GB memory, quad core machine can run so poorly with a browser.

Comment Re:Public Folders (Score 1) 158

I agree with you, I recall those days fondly - and being able to navigate the tree for other useful files you might need or previous versions but times have changed.

What's unfortunate is such files disapear so regularly due to shit like this, it's a shame there's not a single driver repository which is trusted by so many manufacturers it becomes the defacto place to post drivers and KEEP drivers indefinitely.

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