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Forum: Article Discussion 16th Apr 2014, 13:43
Replies: 20
Views: 279
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The electro-permanent magnets are the clever part...

The electro-permanent magnets are the clever part as they allow the modules to stick securely to the phone but can be switched off and don't require power for the magnet to function.

The other...
Forum: Article Discussion 14th Apr 2014, 14:56
Replies: 5
Views: 302
Posted By r3loaded
Problem is that they could be telling the truth...

Problem is that they could be telling the truth (I'm slightly inclined to believe so given the hidden nature of the bug and the difficulty involved in exploiting it) but they've destroyed so much...
Forum: Article Discussion 11th Apr 2014, 20:26
Replies: 28
Views: 600
Posted By r3loaded
Most of the "bloat" in Windows comes from the...

Most of the "bloat" in Windows comes from the WinSxS subsystem. That's the price you pay for the possibility of being able to run any program since Windows 95 in a safe, secure manner. Businesses...
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Apr 2014, 10:47
Replies: 23
Views: 775
Posted By r3loaded
Seriously? The comments section of the AnandTech...

Seriously? The comments section of the AnandTech review of the 295X are claiming the exact opposite, that AMD paid them off for a favourable review. Both claims are utter bullshit - if you read...
Forum: Article Discussion 9th Apr 2014, 10:34
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By r3loaded
Definitely not. It's impossible to know whether...

Definitely not. It's impossible to know whether they knew about this bug beforehand, but at least we're lucky now that a security researcher discovered this one.
Forum: Article Discussion 7th Apr 2014, 21:48
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By r3loaded
A Haswell chip is noticeably faster than its...

A Haswell chip is noticeably faster than its Sandy Bridge equivalent. The difference is not big enough to be worth upgrading but it's definitely there.

Skylake will probably be worth it though -...
Forum: Article Discussion 26th Mar 2014, 16:16
Replies: 19
Views: 464
Posted By r3loaded
Aw darn, I thought this would be the 64-bit...

Aw darn, I thought this would be the 64-bit dual-core Denver K1 :(
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Mar 2014, 14:20
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By r3loaded
I find wireless chargers very convenient. Come...

I find wireless chargers very convenient. Come home, drop the phone roughly on the pad, it starts charging without mucking about with cables. No strain on the notoriously weak micro USB port either.
Forum: Article Discussion 22nd Mar 2014, 20:38
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By r3loaded
Let me know when I can get apps for Digg Reader...

Let me know when I can get apps for Digg Reader and Pocket on it (apps that are also available on my Nexus 4) :D

But yeah, I use Firefox on my Linux desktop and I have Flash installed but disabled...
Forum: Article Discussion 20th Mar 2014, 19:02
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By r3loaded
Small tip for bit-tech - please could you use...

Small tip for bit-tech - please could you use YouTube's iframe embed code instead of directly using a Flash object? That way it'll use HTML5 for video by default. I'm unable to view the video on my...
Forum: Article Discussion 16th Mar 2014, 10:47
Replies: 26
Views: 1,052
Posted By r3loaded
Ah, that was referring to the OEM-only GeForce...

Ah, that was referring to the OEM-only GeForce 405 which was actually a rebadged GT218 Tesla chip and not a DX11 Fermi chip.
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Feb 2014, 19:04
Replies: 22
Views: 692
Posted By r3loaded
It's a cheap Tesla aimed at pros who may also...

It's a cheap Tesla aimed at pros who may also want to game instead of HPC servers.
Forum: Article Discussion 17th Feb 2014, 19:34
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By r3loaded
That may be, but here in PC-land the price of a...

That may be, but here in PC-land the price of a brand new AAA game is 30. They're trying to charge 45 for it, which is appropriate for a console game but definitely not for a PC game (an increase...
Forum: Article Discussion 4th Feb 2014, 23:30
Replies: 20
Views: 910
Posted By r3loaded
Small correction: he's 46, not 44. It's good...

Small correction: he's 46, not 44.

It's good that Microsoft is now being led by an engineer rather than a salesman. It's all about the product after all.
Forum: Article Discussion 28th Jan 2014, 09:40
Replies: 15
Views: 562
Posted By r3loaded
Do people actually pay to win in CCS? There was a...

Do people actually pay to win in CCS? There was a time that a lot of my FB friends were playing it and I'm quite sure none of them ever paid (one guy did run the Flash code through a debugger to...
Forum: Article Discussion 16th Jan 2014, 14:14
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By r3loaded
So they're returning to how their free offering...

So they're returning to how their free offering used to be? I dumped them when they introduced the 20 hours/month limit and didn't look back - YouTube offers me free music streaming with far less...
Forum: Article Discussion 16th Jan 2014, 14:08
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By r3loaded
Who the hell expends so much time and effort on...

Who the hell expends so much time and effort on such a terrible idea of a game?

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Forum: Article Discussion 14th Jan 2014, 18:12
Replies: 150
Views: 3,687
Posted By r3loaded
Someone give me a call when AMD release a CPU...

Someone give me a call when AMD release a CPU that can outperform my 3 year old 2500K in single-threaded benchmarks.
Forum: Article Discussion 8th Jan 2014, 11:16
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By r3loaded
The immersion oil cooling bit is what really...

The immersion oil cooling bit is what really interests me more than anything else. Anything that makes liquid cooling easier to do is worthy of interest.
Forum: Article Discussion 7th Jan 2014, 10:17
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By r3loaded
Yep, even as a tech geek I must say all of this...

Yep, even as a tech geek I must say all of this is so unnecessary. All I really need from a car is a Bluetooth connection that's not flaky. I can then stream my music from the phone to the car and...
Forum: Article Discussion 6th Jan 2014, 11:16
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By r3loaded
Impressive tech, but utterly useless unless they...

Impressive tech, but utterly useless unless they can score enough design wins this time around. Qualcomm's been eating everyone's lunch because their SoCs integrate a complete LTE baseband on-chip....
Forum: Article Discussion 1st Jan 2014, 11:37
Replies: 1
Views: 348
Posted By r3loaded
This comic just becomes more relevant as time...

This comic just becomes more relevant as time passes. (http://theoatmeal.com/comics/game_of_thrones)
Forum: Article Discussion 30th Dec 2013, 15:16
Replies: 20
Views: 1,064
Posted By r3loaded
Wow, so much butthurt. Then again, China's...

Wow, so much butthurt. Then again, China's government is the definition of butthurt if you dare to call them out on their bullshit, even as they hypocritically lay into other countries' supposed...
Forum: Article Discussion 18th Dec 2013, 11:44
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By r3loaded
My own router would not allow remote access to my...

My own router would not allow remote access to my LAN from the WAN side, except for ports that were explicitly opened. It doesn't matter what the modem does, the router would prevent access.
...
Forum: Article Discussion 17th Dec 2013, 14:53
Replies: 27
Views: 1,276
Posted By r3loaded
And kids, this is why I always use my own router...

And kids, this is why I always use my own router with OpenWRT - and it's not just because ISP routers have horrifically crap hardware+firmware that's locked down like mad.
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