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Comment Re: FINALLY! (Score 1) 270

The K6 came out in 1997 and competed with the Pentium II. Later the K6-2 (and 3) competed with the Pentium III. The AMD CPUs were about on par in integer performance, but got left in the dust when it came to floating point performance. AMD didn't pull ahead of Intel until the Athlon, which was partially due to Intel's poor design for the Pentium 4 but also because the Athlon was a great CPU itself.

One thing that helped AMD out in the late 90s was 3DNow!, which was introduced in the K6-2 and that quite a few games supported. It really made a noticeable difference if you had decent 3D hardware. At the time, I was running a K6-2 400MHz with dual Voodoo 2 cards in SLI, piped through a Matrox Millennium II. I could run Unreal at 1024x768 with maxed out settings. I remember my roommate and friends being quite envious, heh.

Comment Re: No complaints (Score 1) 262

And of course PC RTS's have evolved into the "you have to micromanage every tiny unit clicky clicky fests on adderall" subgenre rather than the "lasso a bunch" genre they originally were.

Uh, no. Your own example of Herzog Zwei did not have multiple select and neither did Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty. The lasso a bunch crap came with the mainstreaming of RTS games around the time Command & Conquer and other poser games came out.

Comment Re:Been happening for weeks now (Score 1) 172

I have no idea what it is that you are trying to say, but it sounds like a load of bad excuses.

My phone runs an Android variant that, by choice, contains no Google apps or ads or spyware. It can do anything that any other Android phone can do. What more do I need?

If Windows 10 were open source, I would give Microsoft a pass too. It, however, is not open source and therefore it is a completely different matter.

Comment Re:Been happening for weeks now (Score 1) 172

And using your computer requires you to turn it on first, just like turning on the browser, still no difference. They are both still doing ads in their own stuff, and it is avoidable. Whether you choose to do that is on you.

The act of turning on my own computer is not explicit consent to show me ads and spy on me. When I visit someone else's web site, that is an entirely different matter and the amount of data that they can actually collect from me is very limited.

Spying? Wasn't that the mantra almost 2 years ago? I guess you have some logs or some other information that the rest of the world hasn't found or seen yet?

The burden of proof isn't on me or any other user, it's on Microsoft.

Comment Re:Good riddance! (Score 1) 279

Yeah, Obama did so much that you can't name one legitimate thing that he did. Sorry but the man is a completely worthless blowhard.

Like Michael Moore said, getting Trump into office would be like giving the government a big "fuck you" and would be like throwing a molotov cocktail into their midst. The current US government needs to be destroyed and Trump might be the man to start cleaning house.

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