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Comment Re:Maybe people are oversaturated (Score 1) 129

> Fuck the marketers, they should all die in a fire.

Marketers and Lawyers would be a good start -- but sadly that wouldn't really change anything. :-/

I really wish we could ban all forms of commercial advertising.

Advertising pollutes our spaces -- both physical and virtual.
It disrespects our time.
All for the sake of profit.
Greed is the cancer that destroys everything good about the world.

Have we really become such a stupid species that we let blatant propaganda and hyper commercialization of product placement control our lives?

When does it end?

Submission + - Apple doesn't like Philip K. Dick's novels

lesincompetent writes: We all heard our fair share of kafkian AppStore rejection stories but this might be a new low for Apple.
This developer had his app rejected just because it dared mention Philip K. Dick's famous sci-fi novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?".
The problem of course is that apparently barely mentioning the word "android" is enough to infringe on rule #2.3.10 of the App Store Review Guidelines which mandates don’t include names, icons, or imagery of other mobile platforms.

Submission + - Mozilla will deprecate XUL add-ons before the end of 2017 2

Artem Tashkinov writes: Mozilla has published a plan of add-ons deprecation in future Firefox releases. Firefox 53 will run in multi process mode by default for all users with some exceptions. Most add ons will continue to function, however certain add ons have already ceased to function because they don't expect multi user mode under the hood. Firefox 54-56 will introduce even more changes which will ultimately break even more addons. Firefox 57, which will be preliminarily released on the 28th of Novermber, 2017, will only run WebExtensions: which means no XUL (overlay) add ons, no bootstrapped extensions, no SDK extensions and no Embedded WebExtensions. In other words by this date the chromification of Firefox will have been completed. If you depend on XUL add ons your only choice past this date will be Pale Moon.

Comment Re:Meh... Kids these days... (Score 1) 490

Netflix has an interesting video that has a blurb about small homes.

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

The movie is more then just eliminating clutter

Minimalists don't focus on having less, less, less; rather, we focus on making room for more: more time, more passion, more experiences, more growth, more contribution, more contentment. More freedom. Clearing the clutter from life's path helps us make that room.

Comment Re:Translation... (Score 1) 78

Because it has a HUGE Risk for very little Reward. Silicon is literally dirt cheap.

99% of people don't know or care that Silicon CPU's do everything they need. They will never be able to justify the cost of a CPU that is 10x or 100x then what they currently pay. The current tech is "good enough" for 99% of people -- that's where the bread and butter is.

This creates a chicken-and-egg scenario. None wants to risk investing billions into alt. tech when the status quo is much more profitable. i.e. Who is going to change first? Intel? AMD? The _other_ guy won't so why take that risk? With Intel abandoning Tick-Tock for for Process-Architecture-Optimization there is even less motivation.

I don't see any "disruptive technology" happening anytime soon -- due to the HUGE $$$ barriers of entry. i.e. AMD has been fabless for years. Intel isn't interested in Knight's Landing, er, Xeon Phi in shipping to consumers. ARM is in't going to invest into Hybrid-Silicon or non-Silicon CPUs. Who's left? nVidia? There has been rumors of them making their own CPU's and Mobo's for years but that hasn't happened.

Instead of going deep, everyone is going wide but it is significantly cheaper to scale.

The industry is stagnating. :-/

Comment Re:Translation... (Score 1) 78

Fantastic summary!

The elephant in the room is that Silicon doesn't scale past 5 GHz. Everyone knows about it but no one in the commercial sector is interested in doing anything about it. :-(

Hell, even back in 2007 SiGe was proposed to get up past 50 GHz.

What's really freaky is that a close friend of mine was playing with 1+ GHz CPUs in the (late) 70's. I guess we'll never have those 100 GHz Gallium Arsenide CPU's anytime soon ... :-/

Comment Re:Please explain the point of SCRUM/Kanban... (Score 1) 229

> and the 3-4 hour physical "stand up" meetings daily

Holy shit! No wonder you bitch about SCRUMM. You're doing it wrong.

Standup meetings shoot take between 5 and 10 minutes; 15 minutes MAX. It is supposed to be a "macro" view -- not a deep dive into the micro-issues. Anything else should be taken "offline."

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Slashtard, Redditard, noun, an imbecile who down-votes everything they disagree. When you stop being challenged, you stop learning.

Submission + - Civ VI For Linux is here!!

Suchetha writes: On February 6th, 2017 Aspyr Media tweeted that Civilization VI will soon be available for Linux.

As of today (9th February, 2017) the long awaited Linux release of the game is available on Steam

Submission + - RSA: Ban On Booth Babes Has Been No Big Deal (networkworld.com)

netbuzz writes: In March 2015, RSA Conference organizers made news by contractually insisting that vendors pitch their security wares without the help of “booth babes,” a first such ban for the technology industry. Next week’s event will be third under the new rules. With the use of "booth babes" long a source of contention – and some would say embarrassment – implementation of the ban has gone smoothly, according to RSA. “Overall I would say this has been received well by our exhibitors. Several have thanked us for having a policy.”

Comment Re:Am I supposed to hate this or not? (Score 1) 292

That's because you are letting the rules of nature determine the outcome. People have been cross breeding for thousands of years and we know what to expect.

GMO = Man fucking about with genes that may or may not produce something good or bad due to a complete lack of long term studies (i.e. 50+ years).

Comment Complete waste of money for the public (Score 1) 32

As a game developer I've been to E3. Complete waste of time for John Q Public aside from ePenis bragging rights.

The whole event is designed to be a glorified advertising event -- it was never intended for the public.

Save your money and spend it on buying the game(s) you are interested instead, AFTER reading Steam or Meta-critic reviews.

Comment Re:Headline doesn't really match actual news (Score 1) 170

> which is why the onus is on the side claiming existence.

Uhm, Hello, McFly. You are the one making this claim:

For one, Vulkan and its competitors aren't designed for use with untrusted code,

1. Where, specifically are the security issues with untrusted code using Vulkan or WebGL ???
2. How is Apple's Metal any better?

Comment Re:Um, no. (Score 1) 309

> Can you concatenate 0 and 1? 01 isn't a valid thing.

Holy shit, did you really fail Math that bad???

According to your bad logic:

1
01
001
0001
etc.

are all different numbers?!?!?!

Gee, what does a base 10 placeholder digit even mean!? If we have a 2 digit number "ab" it means we can write the _equivalent_ polynomial form as:

a*10^1 + b*10^0

Where 'a', and 'b' are decimal digits from 0 ... 9. In contradistinction to a Roman Number, an Arabic number IS Concatenation of Arabic numerals BY definition.
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

> Can you concatenate .1 and .2?

What happens when we divide X by 0? We get undefined or a singularity. That is just mathematical terminology that means "This operation is not defined." Same thing here: .1 + .2 is undefined.

You are of course free to invent an operation

> Concatenation is not a "normal math symbol" (or "normal mathematical operation").

Hello, McFly. Positional Notation.

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

You really don't know what the fuck you are talking about. I'd highly recommend you go back to school and actually learn something -- because you look like an idiot.

Comment Re:Headline doesn't really match actual news (Score 2) 170

> For one, Vulkan and its competitors aren't designed for use with untrusted code,

[[Citation]]

Do you have an _actual example_ that shows this or are you just repeating dogma that everyone else does?

> neither Vulkan nor its competitors are actually cross-platform in practice today.

Um, Hello, McFly. We already have WebGL. Hell, even Microsoft supports it on Edge! Of all the graphics API available WebGL is the most cross-platform. The only exceptions that I'm aware of are consoles such as PS3/PS4 and Xbox360/Xbone.

WebGL 2.x was here in 2013. We don't need Yet-Another-Graphics-API. It is time to get rid of proprietary vendor lock-in regardless of how much "freedom" it promises.
 

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