Recent content by Pheesh

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    Microsoft Shares Holiday Deals

    use libreoffice for those 3 days and you'll be fine
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    Payday 2’s Microtransaction Nightmare Just Got Worse

    TF2's microtransactions are purely cosmetic. You won't be at a disadvantage just because you didn't buy a fancy hat :) They got that part right at least
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    Bullet Train Unreal Engine 4 Demo

    "if this is the best the UE4 engine can do" No..this is a VR tech demo which emphasizes having to run very high FPS at high resolutions. This is old, but you can see what UE4 can render real time if you want to maximize quality.
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    Oregon Bill To Lure Google Fiber Deployment Backfires

    The one word that needs to be changed in the law is immediately going to be addressed after they pass the original really this is a non-issue.
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    FCC: Net Neutrality Critics Are Flat-Out Wrong

    What is your explanation when Comcast and the other cable monopoly buddies aggressively campaigned against this passing? It shouldn't be a surprising that a guy who is familiar with the industry is now associated with regulating that suspicious sure, but I'm less suspicious...
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    Scientists Achieve X-ray Vision With Safe, Visible Light

    With the widespread popularity of Yoga pants hasn't your dream already been fulfilled?
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    Nobody Knows What An iPad Is Good For Anymore

    So you're paying "only" $420 dollars for a device that goes for $299 new, $199 used. You may want to re-think that.
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    NSA Hacked North Korea Before Sony Attack

    remember how the news became obsessed with this drivel at the expense of the torture report findings? It always seemed like a forced news story...worked well to re-direct attention.
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    Microsoft Releases More Diversity Stats, And They Aren’t Pretty

    look at the demographics of the state of washington where a lot of microsofts employee base is: 4% black, 7.9% Asian, 71% White, 12% hispanic/latino. That's not even considering what the engineering/computer science degree demographics would look like (further tilted toward White and Asian)...
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    Leaked Windows 10 Build 9901 Shows New Details

    Definitely not the case with windows 8 on launch (as system at work still behaves as I described), and I seem to recall it not being initially changed on first update to win 8.1, but perhaps they have finally addressed that particular nit. Baby steps to make win 10 not suck on release.
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    Leaked Windows 10 Build 9901 Shows New Details

    Oh that's easy with the new very slick shortcut system, just hit the start key and start typing, like "shutdown"... Oh wait that actually doesn't list shutdown as an option for some reason. Hmm, okay well maybe Microsoft made it more to work off of natural human language, so how about "power...
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    Most Motorists Think Self-Driving Cars Are 'Dangerous'

    There's at least one situation I can recall where if I had been in a driverless car I would likely either be dead or seriously injured, so that's enough for me. There's a rural highway and some backgroads near my house, and one particular intersection is known for cars coming perpendicular to...
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    Most Motorists Think Self-Driving Cars Are 'Dangerous'

    Hmm I must have missed that part of the survey where respondents said they were okay with that. By the way I'd be curious how the following is handled by current driverless cars: Driving in residential area, you see little kids playing on sidewalk. If you're an aware driver you also watch...
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    We're Running Out of Chocolate

    Most milk chocolates/candies are WAAAAAAY too sweet, but a lot of the western world is heavily desensitized to sugar as it's added to everything so the insatiable desire for diabetes drives the market. Reduce your sugar intake and dark chocolate becomes plenty sweet.
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    FBI: Violent Drops To 1970s Level

    news flash, densely populated cities have higher crime rates than suburban/rural areas. Conclusion: apartment dwellings and voting democrat cause crime! We solved it!