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  1. You are right, and you know something? The...

    You are right, and you know something? The shareholders don't seem to think much of the MS deal... Down 25% in two days trading? I would be surprised if the vultures aren't circling already! The...
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    Will you test it on your boxes? If it fails, will...

    Will you test it on your boxes? If it fails, will you bug report it? OpenChrome have been helpful and responsive when I have had issues, so I certainly have no complaint there.
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    Were you expecting an accurate and unbiased...

    Were you expecting an accurate and unbiased article with Via in the title?
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    Reading around this.... Nvidia in the settlement...

    Reading around this.... Nvidia in the settlement just gave Intel access to the GPU patent portfolio, and got what exactly in return? No x86 license, and if it's simply a "continuation of current...
  5. Thread: VP8 vs. h.264

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    If you impose the same limitation on a JS socket...

    If you impose the same limitation on a JS socket that is imposed on a Java Applet socket (as I understand it) and forbid connecting to any server other than the originating server, the security...
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    Consider a browser based IRC client... Fairly...

    Consider a browser based IRC client...

    Fairly straight forward in Flash (open a socket to the IRC server, and go) or a Java Applet. Using Orbited it requires additional server side infrastructure...
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    So basically, if I want to open a socket and...

    So basically, if I want to open a socket and listen for an event from the server, I am back to flash?

    Which pretty much kills the case that everything Flash can do, HTML5 can do better.
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    Interesting argument. How does HTML5 do a push...

    Interesting argument. How does HTML5 do a push based socket in the browser?

    Flash does this out the box, almost all the alternatives I have seen either require server side support or use a flash...
  9. So long as you ticked the Linux box, we will...

    So long as you ticked the Linux box, we will forgive you :)
  10. (Stupid Edit limit) And this also overlooks a...

    (Stupid Edit limit)

    And this also overlooks a (rather irrelevant) technicality that it also means you are now entitled to two copies of the bundle 1 games... So that copy of World of Goo I...
  11. Depends how much you pay. If you have the first...

    Depends how much you pay. If you have the first bundle, don't bother paying above average. If you do pay above average, it's your choice. And if you don't have the first bundle, they are simply...
  12. One potential issue wth your specific example is...

    One potential issue wth your specific example is what if AMD were to decide the pot was juicy enough to go for themselves? Do we change the evaluator in that situation? If so, how?
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    What I would suggest is putting windows on the...

    What I would suggest is putting windows on the first drive (sda) and putting linux on the second (sdb). Windows can be a little weird if it thinks it's not on the primary drive, so it is easier to...
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    Since nVidia started CUDA, ATI started stream...

    Since nVidia started CUDA, ATI started stream processing, openCL... These are ALL aiming to harness the considerable power of the GPU at general purpose floating point operations. No current GPU is...
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    So why bother putting in a specialised GENERAL...

    So why bother putting in a specialised GENERAL PURPOSE GPU?
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    Of course. However, even though general purpose...

    Of course. However, even though general purpose computers can't get close to the floating point performance of dedicated FPU systems, we still don't see specialist FPU chips anymore. (Ok, I know...
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    Just like there will always be a market for...

    Just like there will always be a market for discrete FPUs? [/sarcasm]

    Modern GPUs are exceedingly parallel SIMD FPU cores at a very basic level. I expect there will always be a market for discrete...
  18. I think that was done a couple of years ago...

    I think that was done a couple of years ago actually.,,

    As was the emacs making coffee.
  19. I guess it should have good cooling for the...

    I guess it should have good cooling for the over-clocking crowd...
  20. Look to the Mac Pros... They are shipping Radeon....

    Look to the Mac Pros... They are shipping Radeon.

    It will be interesting to see what Apple put in NEXT years MacBooks, because they have a MAJOR problem with the graphics there given the current...
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