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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
1. Re: Saturday Mobilization Mar 16, 2013, 09:28 Enahs
 
The Surface Pro is a beautiful, sexy device. My friend has one, and have played with it a lot. It is just a great device all around, it can do everything (except hardcore gaming), and it does them pretty damn well.

Despite what the internet(s) say, the battery life on it I experienced is amazing. No, not as good as an iPad, but it is a real full computer.

That said, I do not own one, because they are just damned expensive. I would love to have one of my own though. But I do not have $1200 to spend on it (which is about what it costs after all is said and done, as the damn keyboard is extra).

If Microsoft would have done what they did with the XBox and subsidize the cost of the device and sold it at an initial loss, much cheaper, they would be selling amazingly well.

Also, the RT was a stupid waste of time and money and effort by Microsoft. They should have just focused on the Pro (aka the full version of Windows that can run everything you could always run).

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 9, 2013, 16:23 Enahs
 
Not knowing exactly where you live, but using the value of 1.5 inches equivalent of water from NOAA for the average of your general area.

The math works out that you would have to shovel ~64.7 square foot of snow to shovel a ton of snow.

Zomebiefans estimates were on the high side, as the snow in your area right now is not very dense right now.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Dec 29, 2012, 20:39 Enahs
 
It is pretty easy to do. And this is what Futuremark should have done and promoted their benchmarks for.

You get a score for CPU and a score for GPU/3D. Keep the score on the same playing field/level from revisions.

And then when a manufacture builds a system, they report the GPU and CPU scores, and games have on the system reqs the same.


Problem solved.

Not perfect, but would work really damn well.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 22, 2012, 09:21 Enahs
 
Creston wrote on Nov 22, 2012, 00:16:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 21, 2012, 21:34:
21% of you suck and are miserable excuses for human beings.

It's high time we just start taking away fucking licenses for that horseshit. Oh, you can't get to your job without a license, and thus can't take care of yourself? Tough fucking luck. Maybe in six months when you get your license back, you'll not have more important things to do than the actual act of fucking DRIVING.

I'd put all of them in jail for 20 years, but our jails are already too full. So taking away driver's licenses seems like a decent first step.

Creston

I kind of like the idea of a taking away there phone for a while. I suspect these are the same people that make me wait longer in line at the grocery store because they are too busy on their phone to listen to the cashier or to do it properly and efficiently at the self check-out.

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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 11:36 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:22:
Enahs wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:12:
But the technology changes behind the scenes, with regard to the kernal and the memory management, etc, are by far worthy of a major revision number.

I've heard this one before based on an Arstechnica article but most of the under the hood changes I've read about only have a meaningful impact on Metro apps. This is well reflected in the marginal differentials between them in benchmarks. I've seen very little evidence to support that Windows 8 is more than an incremental upgrade.

Nothing wrong with incremental upgrades per se though and at least Microsoft has priced it appropriately. I just think its a shame that they didn't try to do more, it feels largely like catch up. I'm also not happy that they don't allow sideloading of metro apps, won't allow desktop apps on the store and forced metro instead of making it a toggleable option based on the device you're using.

The changes behind the scene will not have a major obvious improvement for every application is only because how inefficient Windows has been in the past, and the remedy for that was to throw more hardware resources at it.

But you can get the same performance in many existing applications as your current system using Win 7 in Win 8, while using older and lesser hardware in Win 8.

Just because you do not obviously see a change does not mean major changes have not been made in the background; which will have major impact on future versions.

That said, these major changes bring to Windows technology Linux has had for in many cases 10 years.....and Mac has now had for 2 or so...
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 13, 2012, 11:12 Enahs
 
Verno wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 11:01:
ASeven wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 10:50:
One more nail in the Win8 coffin.

Win8 has the potential of dethroning WinME has the worst Windows ever made.

Nah, WinME was a technical disaster as much as it was a product of greed. Windows 8 without Metro is basically just a cheap version of Windows 7. There's nothing really "wrong" with it per se but giving it a major version number with so few standout features is almost misleading IMHO.

But the technology changes behind the scenes, with regard to the kernal and the memory management, etc, are by far worthy of a major revision number.

There is A LOT new in Win8, and it is a GREAT system. People only focus on the new UI is the problem; and that is always going to be something subjective anyway.
 
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News Comments > PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million
23. Re: PC Minecraft Sells 8 Million Nov 12, 2012, 15:21 Enahs
 
While I do not play Minecraft, it was worth making it for this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFdzA2wI6c0
 
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News Comments > Valve Confirms New Engine?
2. Re: Valve Confirms New Engine? Nov 12, 2012, 10:14 Enahs
 
Maybe this is the reason HL3 is taking so long?! They needed a new engine to do the awesome new game-play they thought up?!

I could always hope...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
73. Re: How Videos Go Viral Nov 6, 2012, 17:43 Enahs
 
I voted Ned Land, we need a good harpoonists to get this country back on course!


Although, he is Canadian, so that might have been a waste of a vote in retrospect.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
14. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2012, 19:17 Enahs
 
Actually, there are some other things besides the new interface.

On the background, Windows now has Kernal timing clock cycle savings ability linux had like 10 years ago (or something) and Mac has since 2007.

It also has some memory saving features, that again, Linux had for a while now.

So it is significantly more efficient on memory and power.
For a super computer, you will not notice it; and yes it does benefit tablets more then anything; but it does help out regular laptops as well. And in general, making anything more efficient is good!

There are a lot of other behind the scene features upgraded, that other OSs have had for a while now. Again, they do not make a major different on powerful PCs; but, again, efficiency is better!

It is a substantial improvement in the OS, that will not actually have any tangible benefits for a lot of people.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 1, 2012, 07:20 Enahs
 
Yes, I love my NetFlix account.

There is a lot of stuff on streaming I watch; but it is not by any means everything. I also do the 1 DVD out at a time for modern movies.

It is really just the other companies. They all want to compete with NetFlix on streaming content, so make it prohibitively expensive for NetFlix to do streaming; meanwhile they do not yet have their service available.

And I am not sure why CEOs of 100 different media companies thinks it is a good idea to have 100 different sources for streaming content...

More then one is good for the consumer, but too many is just silly.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 30, 2012, 14:09 Enahs
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:34:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:33:
wtf_man wrote on Oct 30, 2012, 09:31:
Good Luck and Best Wishes. I hope the inconveniences are remediated as soon as possible.

He never tells us what he plays other than Guitar Hero - but hopefully he has a generator hooked up to his gaming rig and can catchup a bit!

Be glad it isn't the "nin FREEZEOUT OF 2010!" HAHAHAHAHAHAH


He doesn't show logged into steam in months. We might need an intervention, once the power returns.


I am on Steam all the time, I just rarely have it login to the social crap.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
7. Re: Internet Speed In United States Lags Behind Many Countries, Highlighting Global Digital Divide. Oct 21, 2012, 22:19 Enahs
 
Tom wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 21:58:
Bhruic wrote on Oct 21, 2012, 21:16:
Population density of South Korea: 503 pop/km^2
Population density of the US: 34 pop/km^2

This is not an acceptable excuse.

But it is. Just like it is why, in general, public transportation is no useful in the US except for a few cities, where it is very useful in other countries.


Ireland, according to Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quality-of-life_index), is at the top of the quality of life index for 2005 data. Much higher then the US or South Korea.

Where is there population density is 65pop/km^2 (wikipedia again), and they have a broad band internet access penetration rate of ~30% (http://www.comreg.ie/_fileupload/publications/ComReg09101.pdf)


Population density is really the only major significant difference in which sets highly developed countries apart.

And it plays a critical role in everything, from transportation, energy, cost, technology, etc.

I.E. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e7/Ch3e3d.png broadband internet access is readily available to those that live in the larger population density. But it is really easy to skew averages down.


 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2012, 19:14 Enahs
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 30, 2012, 12:52 Enahs
 
Blue wrote on Sep 30, 2012, 12:25:
Enahs wrote on Sep 29, 2012, 15:25:
What are the odds that the deli you (the general you) go to in New York makes its own Pastrami?

I would suspect now that most places just purchase their Pastrami from some distributor; and there is nothing special about most of Pastrami in New York delis.

I'll ask the next time I'm there. I'm guessing you're wrong, but I can't say for sure.

I hope I am! Trying local varieties of stuff is just awesome. Variety is king.

I am sure there has to be some that make their own, and some that do the whole distributor thing.

You should indulge and visit as many delis as you can, and get their pastrami and ask them and compare, etc! See, research is cool!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2012, 17:55 Enahs
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 29, 2012, 16:21:
Yeah something about a tub of cream cheese spread across a mountain fatty meat high in cholesterol just says unhealthy to me. I understand the point your making about food though. But when another choice may be turkey and mustard, pastrami and cream cheese is the unhealthier of the two, no?


Cholesterol. You need it to live. Eating cholesterol is good for your health! Eating too much is bad.

And no, just because it has less fat and calories does not make the turkey and mustard more healthier. It just means you can eat more of it to get the same calorie intake; that is all.



Of course, this is assuming one or the other is not poisoned, or contains some toxic substance, etc.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2012, 15:28 Enahs
 
Sepharo wrote on Sep 29, 2012, 14:45:
Every now and then I go to a deli around here and order what is probably the least healthy sandwich on the menu...
The New York New York: A giant grilled pastrami, chive cream cheese, red onion, lettuce, tomato, mayo on focaccia.

It's heavenly.

There is nothing unhealthy about that.

Eating food is healthy. Not eating food is unhealthy.

You need fat and protein to live. You need various vitamins and minerals. That sounds like a perfectly healthy sandwich to me.


It may be high on calories, but that does not make it unhealthy; it just makes it something you should not eat excess of.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 29, 2012, 15:25 Enahs
 
What are the odds that the deli you (the general you) go to in New York makes its own Pastrami?

I would suspect now that most places just purchase their Pastrami from some distributor; and there is nothing special about most of Pastrami in New York delis.


 
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News Comments > Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt
81. Re: Notch Knocks Win8: Minecraft Certification in Doubt Sep 27, 2012, 19:48 Enahs
 
Let us clear up a lot of ignorance (not an insult, that is not a bad word). And hopefully people, especially developers will stop being so dramatic about Windows 8.

Windows 8 does not magically make your existing Windows software not work. It works exactly the same as before. If it works in WIn7, it works in Win 8.

You do not have to get approval from Microsoft to install new software, or develop software for Windows 8. No certification required.


For the app store, which is a controlled environment, for he non power user, you have to have your application certified. This means a basic check to make sure it will function properly, and not steal all of your personal data. This is good for the average user.

This does not actually effect us that are power users and play games on our PC. We can still do it just as we have always done.

Enough with this BS made up crap for reasons to justify not wanting Windows 8. All theses complaints about "closing" the system are completely invalid. It is only adding another method of acquiring content, in a more secure and controlled manner. NOTHING is being closed down!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 11, 2012, 13:31 Enahs
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Sep 11, 2012, 12:46:
[facepalm]

Not this jingoistic bullshit again.

Haven't enough men, women and brown people died so that your average Wal-Mart shopper is happy?

Yes, but not enough children and elderly! You should go post about those demographics you missed on some other forum and make sure everybody understands your brilliance!


 
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