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Forum: Article Discussion 8th Jul 2014, 08:42
Replies: 15
Views: 441
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It's a good idea. One of the good things about PC...

It's a good idea. One of the good things about PC Mark is that it places a lot of emphasis on storage, so systems with SSDs always score highly. It should avoid the situation where the manufacturer...
Forum: Article Discussion 3rd Jul 2014, 13:49
Replies: 36
Views: 871
Posted By r3loaded
Not really, my Sandy Bridge 2500K is already more...

Not really, my Sandy Bridge 2500K is already more than fast enough for me, especially at 4.6Ghz. It can still outpace the stock 4770 in my work computer quite easily, and the latter does a lot of...
Forum: Article Discussion 25th Jun 2014, 13:51
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By r3loaded
Interesting that they're named West Games, when...

Interesting that they're named West Games, when another company composed of former GSC developers is called Vostok (East) Games!
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Jun 2014, 12:49
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By r3loaded
It should be shut down, but only after games like...

It should be shut down, but only after games like Bulletstorm have it patched out. And I'd like that particular patch sometime soon, thank you very much.
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Jun 2014, 12:46
Replies: 11
Views: 568
Posted By r3loaded
A bit of both, as well as developing their own...

A bit of both, as well as developing their own economy into high-value industries. Relying on the oil industry for 70% of your GDP is not a sensible economic policy. The mess with Crimea hit the...
Forum: Article Discussion 2nd Jun 2014, 18:07
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By r3loaded
Good call! Better switch all your networking gear...

Good call! Better switch all your networking gear to Cisco...oh wait...
Forum: Article Discussion 15th May 2014, 16:28
Replies: 33
Views: 903
Posted By r3loaded
The beauty of open source software is you can set...

The beauty of open source software is you can set a flag and recompile the Firefox source code to create a browser without any non-free software (in fact, Debian already do this and it's referred to...
Forum: Article Discussion 13th May 2014, 10:06
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By r3loaded
I'm surprised many mini-ITX boards don't come...

I'm surprised many mini-ITX boards don't come with M.2 slots. You'd think this connector would be ideal for an SFF system as you eliminate a chunky 2.5 inch drive and its cabling from the equation.
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Forum: Article Discussion 28th Apr 2014, 19:47
Replies: 19
Views: 856
Posted By r3loaded
It's M.2, not mSATA. M.2 is technically a mobile...

It's M.2, not mSATA. M.2 is technically a mobile connector allows for carrying one legacy SATA port as well as native 4x PCIe lanes (aka SATA Express) on the same connector. These PCIe SSDs may use...
Forum: Article Discussion 23rd Apr 2014, 13:27
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By r3loaded
Maybe if the billion-dollar companies who rely on...

Maybe if the billion-dollar companies who rely on such a critical library for free contributed back some cash, code fixes or just some advice, we wouldn't have had this situation in the first place.
Forum: Article Discussion 22nd Apr 2014, 19:05
Replies: 10
Views: 306
Posted By r3loaded
People will switch platforms for a mobile game?...

People will switch platforms for a mobile game? No way! I wouldn't swap my Nexus phone for an iPhone, and conversely I wouldn't swap my iPad for an Android tablet. It's not like a games console,...
Forum: Article Discussion 22nd Apr 2014, 19:02
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By r3loaded
Nice, a new chip that Apple can use to refresh...

Nice, a new chip that Apple can use to refresh its lineup and for everyone else to ignore.
Forum: Article Discussion 16th Apr 2014, 13:43
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By r3loaded
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: 544
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: 1,137
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: 1,375
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: 656
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: 800
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: 768
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: 405
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: 684
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: 684
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: 1,397
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: 903
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: 754
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...
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