Recent content by unfortunateson

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    VMware Updates per-CPU Pricing Model

    Why not just go to the core model rather than changing what a CPU actually means?
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    Microsoft’s new Edge Chromium browser launches on Windows and macOS

    Works well, much like Chrome, and seems to have better GPU acceleration than Chrome on Windows, based on my experience. Will be glad when W10 incorporates this into the base OS, so I don't have to deploy Chrome any more in my organization. Having a single browser will be nice. As long as...
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    Researchers Find A.I. Is Capable at Diagnosing Common Childhood Conditions

    Regardless of the privacy concerns, if a computer program can aid in detection of ailments from medical scans to supplement a doctor, it can only be a good thing. I've had 2 family members misdiagnosed from separate PCPs who failed to identify obvious ailments on xrays that were blatantly...
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    Amazon is Reportedly Tired of Selling Low Cost Items

    This is the most obvious answer, keep selling cheap crap, but require a lot of it to make shipping worthwhile. More inventory moving, less shipping costs for Amazon, problem solved for them.
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    Microsoft Edge Development Will Be Based on the Chromium Open Source Project

    The point is - if Microsoft redesigns the UI (Edge is ugly IMO) and sprinkles in some GPU optimizations for Windows-based machines, while keeping the exact same chromium rendering engine underneath (and especially if they incorporate similar debugging tools that are built into chrome), there...
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    Microsoft Edge Development Will Be Based on the Chromium Open Source Project

    I can only see this as a great thing - Microsoft wins in not needing to compete on the web front, while at the same time implementing their own frontend and tweaks to optimize the experience on Windows / MS Cloud Services. Web developers win, not having to re-write HTML/JavaScript to...
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    Sleep Number Considered Integrating Audio Snoring Detection Technology into Beds

    translation: We want to get into the datamining game by "providing" our customers with a useless gimmick.
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    Microsoft Is Replacing Edge in Windows 10 with a Chromium-Based Web Browser

    This is good news, Edge had only a couple things going for it - mainly better video acceleration and quicker data loading (in some scenarios) vs. Chrome. Overall though, Chrome wins on compatibility and javascript execution speed. If Microsoft can incorporate their pluses into a...
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    Shigeru Miyamoto Warns the Games Industry That the Free-To-Play Model is Too Greedy

    Sure, once the model stops being profitable, companies will stop using it... So never.
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    Steam Link $2.50

    Question - only works for Steam games, correct? I could not use this to stream non-steam games or apps?
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    Windows Systems Performance Impacts from Spectre and Meltdown

    My result set of a quick Novabench test on an i5-Skylake PC running Windows 7 before/after patching shows a slight boost in CPU score (2%) but my SSD write speeds are lowered 17% and reads are lowered 9%.
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    Fall Creators Update Already on More than Half of All Windows 10 PCs

    Updated 4 PCs recently...the updates nerfed the network connection on 2 of them. Had to uninstall the network device drivers and windows re-detected them and reinstalled the drivers which fixed it. Also not a fan of Windows attempting to re-open every previous window I had open after a reboot...
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    Latency: Why Typing on Old Computers Just Feels Better

    Aren't CRTs still superior when it comes to color depth as well? I remember viewing high bit-depth images, along with some movies, and seeing obvious color-banding on LCDs (this problem is easy to see in, say, sky shots). I still see a lot of color banding in today's LCDs, whereas a decent...
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    Fact: Broadband Can Work Over a Piece of Wet String

    I might get 3.5Mbps through their DSL network...on a good day. They should switch from copper to wet string, maybe it'd make their speeds faster.
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    Microsoft’s Edge Browser Is in Serious Trouble

    I'd also like to see Edge implement an application mode as Chrome does. Running web applications without the top address bar/tab area bloat is quite nice.