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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
5. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2012, 13:08 LittleMe
 
PHJF wrote on Dec 22, 2012, 12:43:
How are landline broadband caps such a red flag when the entire cellphone industry is based around data caps? Is wireless data really so much more precious than wired?

On the spectrum, it sure is. Wired bandwidth is not really as big of an issue as this politician makes it out to be.

IMO he's looking for a backdoor way into regulating the Internet under pretenses that most people won't oppose. First it's this harmless thing like this that few object to. They get settled in for a few years and then ten or twenty years from now it turns into a "War on the Internet" with a broad unconstitutional federal witch hunt. As if this law would be constitutional anyway. I don't think it is.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2012, 12:32 LittleMe
 
The study found that broadband providers have enjoyed increasing profits and decreasing costs, to the point where many are seeing “gross margins as high as 95 percent,” by some estimates. “For these companies, selling broadband packages even to the heaviest users is still quite profitable,” researchers wrote.

Sounds like their government-backed franchises are no longer needed since their profit margins are so high. The whole point of getting these sweet franchise deals was that the profit margins were too low and that the only way they could provide service is if they had a monopoly.

I'd only support this law if it exclusively applied to providers that operate under the benefit of franchise agreements.

 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. U.S. Secret Service Bans Certain Gold and Silver Coins On eBay. Dec 18, 2012, 13:41 LittleMe
 
Some great quotes in this fine article.

Political freedom can only be preceded by economic freedom which is preceded by monetary freedom.

“It’s a loser’s game to suppress private money that is sound in order to protect government-issued money that is unsound,” writes Seth Lipsky in the Wall Street Journal.

We aren't free as long as we play with this unsound monopoly money controlled by a very secretive banking cartel.

Oh, and...

the U.S. Secret Service is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the nation’s financial infrastructure

There's a good laugh for ya.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
4. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Dec 15, 2012, 19:29 LittleMe
 
Creston wrote on Dec 15, 2012, 14:27:
Aren't all modern processors still compatible with the i386?

All modern x86 compatible processors are, yes I believe so.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: Saturday Safety Dance Dec 15, 2012, 16:32 LittleMe
 
Julio wrote on Dec 15, 2012, 16:02:
Why would Google do that? They'd rather profit by selling info in your email.

For the PR nightmare that could result. Protecting your customers is good business, too.

 
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News Comments > DmC Devil May Cry for PCs Next Month
4. Re: DmC Devil May Cry for PCs Next Month Dec 14, 2012, 12:06 LittleMe
 
It looks cool. Is this the sort of game where you push the buttons in the right sequences and then proceed to the next area where you rinse and repeat? Or are the combos intricate with many nuances? I did play DMC4 and that it was okay but seemed repetitive. I like the Virtua Fighter games though..

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 14, 2012, 11:56 LittleMe
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 14, 2012, 10:58:
So putting billions of people out of work will be easily remedied by some education will it? And even if everyone was capable of post-secondary education - which most are not - what exactly would they be doing that would be viable and not automated? Who's going to pay for said education as well as the food, clothing and housing required while people retrain? Without a massive shift towards a more socialist society it'll result in all out revolution and warfare.

Calm down.. It won't put billions of people out of work forever. They'll get new jobs as long as their inalienable rights are preserved. No, education doesn't necessarily solve the problem either. Frequently people over-educate and end up in debt to banks for far longer than needed. Human rights and liberties are the essentials we need to worry about.

And for your call for more socialism.. We've already had the massive shift towards a socialist society. Corporate socialism, that is. The ignorant fantasy of socialism is here. Oh it's so glorious and all of our problems are solved! Endless wars supporting a global empire, corporate bailouts, a bankrupt government, central bankers counterfitting trillions of dollars whenever they want, every industry lobbying congress for ever more 'favors', boom & bust economy, failed regulatory agencies, the list of socialist insanity here is endless. Oh socialism, you are my dream come true! /sarc


 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
1. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 14, 2012, 08:38 LittleMe
 
Goldman Sachs analyst estimated that building out Google Fiber nationally would cost somewhere around $140 billion, with just half of the country costing somewhere around $70 billion. .

Does that include removing the most expensive areas from deployment? As that is worded, I'd say no. So if they cut 20% of the most expensive areas to build out, maybe that would save a big chunk of that cost estimate. And since, as the article says, fiber deployment costs continue to drop, in 10 years, Goldman Sachs' (*cough*) estimate would be way off the mark. And in any case, don't trust G. Sachs for anything worth a shit anyway.

 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 13, 2012, 10:48 LittleMe
 
Plaintiffs’ business model is primarily profit from their aggressive and abusive copyright enforcement efforts,” they add.

Reminds me how predatory is the Washington DC parking enforcement. They screw many people over all the time. I mean to point out that predatory enforcement is nothing new. It should be illegal, however.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Safety Dance
2. Re: President of the Free Software Foundation unleashes Old Testament wrath on Ubuntu Linux Dec 9, 2012, 01:46 LittleMe
 
Does this violate the spirit of 'free software'?

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Dec 6, 2012, 11:14 LittleMe
 
I'd like to see a compatibility list for the huge catalog of PC games released in the past five to ten years. That's my biggest concern with Win8: not being able to play even one of my existing games puts me off.  
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News Comments > Aftermath Released for Battlefield 3 Premium
4. Re: Aftermath Released for Battlefield 3 Premium Dec 6, 2012, 06:30 LittleMe
 
So are the maps infantry focused or are there lots of vehicles & tanks? Guess it's time for me to check out the gameplay vids.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 6, 2012, 06:28 LittleMe
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 5, 2012, 21:09:
Obviously doesn't want real decentralization on the internet. How else can they abolish net neutrality and continue their deep packet inspections unabated?

And if the gubment wants to take a crack at doing somethign right then reform the fucking patent system and stomp these patent trolls out of existence in the process.

Strawmen. I'm sure there are selfish reasons why they did this but the UN is far worse. On the face of it, this looks like good news to me.

 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Karateka
6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Karateka Dec 4, 2012, 05:42 LittleMe
 
Wow very cool. Enjoyed the original!! I hope this uses music similarly to capture the same feeling.

 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
22. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 14:11 LittleMe
 
John wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 13:14:
When I was looking to get a new video card not long ago I was looking at all the requirements of the top FPS games and none required the best video card at that time. Although I don't recall them having a separate 'recommended' and 'hi-performance' category either..

Ahh.. Well IMO that's not the best way to go about getting a new vid card. Performance is highly dependent on your monitor's resolution, which publishers don't specify in their specs. Also they don't take into account your preference for the quality settings or frames you prefer. If it's important to you and you game on PC frequently enough, just buy the most you can afford.

Really, buying based on publisher specs is hit & miss (more miss). Their specs are suggestive. I never put too much weight in them. I'd rather them put a few charts out, depicting gpu vs cpu bound, performance scaling, resolutions, etc.. But that would probably be just too much information for what most people want to know. But there's no easy way around it, getting good game performance is not easy to understand on PC. It's been that way for a long time, too.

So in my opinion, specs like this information here is just a rough estimate of what to expect, and only to give a rough idea of how the game will perform. Too often, their specs are wrong. gl hf

 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Specs
2. Re: Crysis 3 Specs Dec 3, 2012, 10:45 LittleMe
 
John wrote on Dec 3, 2012, 10:38:
Wow, a GTX680 and i7 CPU recommended for hi-performance.

Why is that a 'wow'? Not trying to criticize Crytek/Crysis here.. Just saying that for a new FPS with lots of eye candy, isn't always a given that you'll need the 'latest and greatest' pc hardware? Otherwise there's little point in buying high-end equip..

I'm glad all requirements show DX11 though.

I consider this a mistake on their part since I'm guessing that DX10 hardware will play it, but the DirectX 11 software needs to be installed. The low-end cards listed indeed are DX10 cards.

 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 30, 2012, 15:38 LittleMe
 
Verno wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 12:49:
Scythe USA shuts down, citing

Noooooo, they made the best 120mm fans. I better go stock up on GentleTyphoons.

Agreed. This is sad.

 
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News Comments > Humble THQ Bundle
13. Re: Humble THQ Bundle Nov 29, 2012, 23:44 LittleMe
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 29, 2012, 20:40:
What are the CoH games like?

It's a great RTS for teenagers. It's fun and a good game, but just ... arcadey. If you like RTS games on PC, it's a must buy at this price, but don't expect realism. Quite the opposite.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Human body.. Nov 28, 2012, 00:07 LittleMe
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 27, 2012, 23:42:
What comes out, must come in.

You are replacing electricity with inefficient food energy conversion. So someone please fire these researchers. The last thing we need is "energy" food that we have to eat just to keep our heart beating or smart-phone working. I mean, I can't be the only one who has seen enough sci-fi to know why this is a bad bad bad extremely bad super mega bad idea.. right?

Exactly. And what about dead people or more specifically, zombies.. The phones won't work for them??

 
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News Comments > No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer
24. Re: No BioShock Infinite Multiplayer Nov 26, 2012, 13:42 LittleMe
 
If implemented well, MP could be great fun though. But there's no evidence they'd give us a good MP experience. Stick to SP since you suck at MP. If you try hard and give us a proper MP experience with anti-cheat, dedicated servers, server browser, modding, coop MP, etc or keep it simple and just stick to SP.

 
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