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    AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO, Read Steps Down

    They competed with and beat the Titans for far less money. The Titans as of now are only being bought by people with far more money than sense. What they haven't beaten yet is the 9xx series from Nvidia, but those have just released so it's to be expected.
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    Consensual Sex App Pulled From Apple Store

    This is one of the few situations where thanks Obama is at least a bit appropriate. The policies he has pushed campuses to adopt when it comes to sexual assault allegations are quite frankly ridiculous.
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    CEO Of GT Advanced Sold Shares Before iPhone Announcement

    If he was smart he would have had the money in an offshore account and a plane to a non-extradition country the day before all this went down. Screw the poor all you like, once you start costing other rich people money you're going to have problems.
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    AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO, Read Steps Down

    AMD has been doing a lot of interesting stuff for awhile now, but not much of it has been very profitable for them. They're probably headed in the right direction, but until that proves to be the case the short-sellers are going to keep killing them.
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    Sprint Announces Layoffs, Number of Affected Employees Unknown

    How Sprint still doesn't allow BYOD is beyond me. There isn't that much band overlap between them and Verizon, but just the PCS alone could help them while costing them nothing. As is Sprint phones have a terrible to non-existent resale value and you're forced to buy one if you want to switch...
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    64-Bit Firefox Poised to Launch in the Near Future

    What plug-ins do you run? Some are known to cause high memory consumption (Adblock Plus for one). That isn't to say some people couldn't be running into bugs that affect memory consumption in a bad way, but I think the simpler explanation is usually poorly written plug-ins. At home I have...
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    64-Bit Firefox Poised to Launch in the Near Future

    Pale Moon tracks Firefox's extended support release so new features and performance improvements won't make it in as quickly. It's still not a bad browser from everything I've read, but people should be made aware of that fact.
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    US on Nukes: We’re Keeping Them to Blow Up Asteroids

    Your information is a bit out of date, China has dramatically slowed new coal construction compared to what it was previously and has managed to halt or reverse growth in coal consumption in a number of provinces. Their air and water are still terrible, but they have turned a corner on it at...
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    Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

    I'd love to hear the ways that Unity, or GNOME 3, or Enlightenment, or FVWM are copying the Windows GUI. Care to name some? Heck, not even KDE 4 or XFCE are all that similar to Windows unless you're just talking about the position of the 'X' you use to close open windows.
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    Linus Torvalds 'Still Wants the Desktop'

    Heck no. The /etc/sudoers file exists, it's far more fine-grained and should be used, not a blanket administrator permission. Permission inheritance can be achieved through recursive ACLs. If any of this is too difficult (and it shouldn't be) there are a number of configuration management...
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    US Social Security Wasted $300 Million on an IT Boondoggle

    If you think that's bad you should look up the budget for some of the stuff the DoD works on. I'm aware of one program that has been in the works for going on 15 years and still isn't meeting expectations.
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    Sony “Danced In The Aisles” When They Heard The Xbox One Price

    You thought wrong. By any reasonable measure the PS4 has done excellently, no console prior had tracked like it did through this April 6th (7M+ sold through) and the Xbox One is only seen as a failure because it didn't match that performance, taken on its own it has done well also. There...
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    Texas Sets New Wind Power Record

    If only. Since they're not, I'll just have to hold out hope that solar continues to drop in price and wind goes from being competitive with coal without subsidies to being competitive with natural gas without subsidies.
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    New Glitch Hits HealthCare.gov Site

    So let me get this straight: You're complaining about socialism while being employed by and presumably having the vast majority of your basic expenses paid by one of the (if not THE) largest taxpayer-funded institutions in the United States? Makes sense. You don't have the moral high...
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    New Glitch Hits HealthCare.gov Site

    Have your cedar box lined up? It'll be awfully hard to afford anything better with all that medical debt.
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    New Glitch Hits HealthCare.gov Site

    There is no point attempting to reason with the irrational. They'll either die off by changing their minds as reality continues to intrude or just die off period.
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    'Console Obituaries Are Premature' Says New Report

    Nobody buys a console for their specs in comparison to PCs. Really, most of the world could care less as far as that goes and it's an entirely ignorant way of viewing the market. They are purchased for ease of use, integration, and exclusives and while we could argue all day about how many...
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    PS4 and Xbox One Are Neck-And-Neck

    Relative to each other, outside of the CPU (where the performance stats of the PS4 are unknown, but also seems to lead-albeit less) the PS4 is anywhere from 30-100% more capable than the Xbox One. They're really only close to each other relative to a high end PC, otherwise it's a blowout in...
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    The Console Market Is In Crisis

    Unfortunately the premise is bullshit and makes me unlikely to read the rest of it. The PS4 is trending higher than any home console in history at this point and the Xbox One only looks like a failure due to that: historically its sales are very strong so far. If things look grim on home...
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    Kickstarter Hacked, Customer Data Stolen

    Slow hash algorithms and multi-factor authentication are the only things that are going to stop this, until then fucking everything is going to keep getting hacked because there is too much profit in it.
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    It’s Time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and Think Big

    Odds are the 4GB 360 and 12GB PS3 are selling at least as well as the Wii U. It managed to sell through around 3M worldwide in a year. That is an utterly pathetic number, so if those two SKUs don't count then the Wii U doesn't count at all. The Wii U is not relevant, all of the apologetics in...
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    It’s Time, Nintendo: Kill Wii U and Think Big

    It's also what drives up the price. The Wii U is $100 more expensive than consoles that have far superior libraries and seemingly comparable performance and only $100 less expensive than a console which has immensely superior performance and a far better software lineup in the future. Anyone...
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    Neiman Marcus Hacked, 1.1M Credit Cards Exposed

    Nobody takes security seriously until it costs them and I mean dollars, not their reputation. This is liable to cost Neiman Marcus quite a bit though given their typical clientele, how long it occurred for, how long it took them to notice, and how long it took them to notify people. I see a...
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    Google Spent $14M Lobbying Lawmakers In 2013

    Who knows if it is in Google's case or not? I remember when they didn't do any lobbying and then the FairSearch came out to play and tried to have them investigated for anti-trust violations. :/ As time goes on they do seem to become progressively eviler, but much like their position on...
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    New FS1b / AM1 APUs in March.

    I'm not sure that they will release one at all, if I was AMD I would work on making Puma HSA capable right out the gate instead of trying to include that feature in an older architecture that is on its way out. AMD's roadmaps don't show Puma having HSA features though, so who knows when it...
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    HealthCare.gov Cracked In 4 Minutes

    The entire point of currency is to act as a medium of exchange, there is no rule saying that it has to maintain its value. In fact, there are a number of times where gold and/or silver dropped in value relative to other currencies and remained below their previous highs for years if not decades...
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    Sony: What PS4 3D Blu-ray Update?

    Or I'm just an idiot. Disregard. :(
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    Sony: What PS4 3D Blu-ray Update?

    I'm gonna have to be that guy: the image shows the person was asking about his PS3, not his PS4. The thread title is wrong.
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    NVIDIA Responds To AMD's Free Sync Demo

    No, no they don't. They deserve exactly what people choose to give them, people lose money on investments all the time. Nvidia isn't some special flower that deserves gumdrops and ponies because it spent some cash designing proprietary hardware. It's in most people's best interests that...
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    Corsair Announces AX1500i, the World’s Most Technologically Advanced and Efficient PS

    If this means titanium-rated PSUs coming to desktop PCs then I'm all in favor. As is gold and platinum are pretty danged good (and I have no intention of getting rid of my Seasonic X-Series PSU), but every little bit helps.
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    NVIDIA’s GameWorks Blocking AMD From Optimizing?

    Continuing to say something that is wrong doesn't make it right. “The plan is, long term, once we have developed Mantle into a state where it’s stable and in a state where it can be shared openly [we will make it available]." It's not at all the same situation as GameWorks, G-Sync, PhysX, etc.
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    BitFenix Shadow Mid-Tower ATX Case

    Bitfenix cases tend to prioritize features and style over build quality and air flow, but if you want something understated that is easy to work with and don't need a ton of cooling most of them work very well. I'd compare them to Fractal Design as they're both relatively new entrants pushing...
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    Sony Has Sold 2.1M PS4s

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/3/5171942/microsoft-xbox-one-usage-stats-zombies-hours Microsoft has issued their response.
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    Apple Patents Facial Recognition As Your Password

    I sure hope that this isn't the first time someone has filed for a patent on this sort of thing. Haven't other companies done this-at least on laptops-for years? Doesn't AMD include software either in their driver packages or as optional extras that allow you to do the same? The last thing I...
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    Video Games Are For Boys, No Girls Allowed

    I can't speak for the intent of the person you're quoting, but if you're suggesting that women alone have been disadvantaged by traditional gender roles then you're either being ignorant or disingenuous.
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    Sony Has Sold 2.1M PS4s

    Thats the great thing, you don't have to. It's not like I just pulled it out of nowhere though. Japan already saw sales of the DS ((IIRC ~40M) and PSP (~20M?) well outpacing home consoles last generation and while it remains to be seen how things will compare this time around the 3DS managed...
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    10M New Malware Strains Identified In 2013

    This. Anti-malware without heuristics has been just about useless for going on around half a decade now. Why are we even still counting 'strains'? It would seem to make more sense to try and break things down by unique varieties/classes/families, even if it would be a lot harder to do.
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    Sony Has Sold 2.1M PS4s

    That I'll agree with, where I differ is that his list looked to be an attempt to shut down discussion rather than promote good discussion (given that a number of the points are only half-true or in dispute). China has by several orders of magnitude the most sales potential of any new market...
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    Video Games Are For Boys, No Girls Allowed

    As the article notes women dominate certain game genres when it comes to sales and men dominate others. Ask PopCap what they think about women gamers for instance: just because they tend to be more concentrated in sim, social, and puzzle games doesn't mean they don't exist. Women also buy the...
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    Will excavator be on 14nm in 2015?

    I don't see any realistic scenario in which AMD jumps two process nodes in two years or less.
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