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    This "argument" is a waste of everyone's time. We...

    This "argument" is a waste of everyone's time. We have hardworking, talented people gutting out the ancient mplayer(2) codebase, making it sane (and more efficient!), correcting its implementations...
  2. Hmm, well I'm more looking for which hardware...

    Hmm, well I'm more looking for which hardware (presumably a list of engineering or marketing names?) can actually use BAPM, but I suppose it's interesting that the *bug* which was fixed was mostly...
  3. I have tried searching for a definitive list of...

    I have tried searching for a definitive list of hardware which can utilise this BAPM featureset, but my SEO must be rusty, as I have failed. Is there anyone who knows of such a list, and is willing...
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    With respect, I'm pretty sure that being able to...

    With respect, I'm pretty sure that being able to release a kernel package which runs on entirely 100% Free Software exactly fits into the definition of "Productive" as far as the GNU project and the...
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    Again, I was satirising the position which is...

    Again, I was satirising the position which is being taken against the (actually harmless) title of this article, not genuinely suggesting that you should not be expressing your opinion.

    My point...
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    Frankly, I find the fact that you think I should...

    Frankly, I find the fact that you think I should self-censor to be deeply offensive. I trust you'll keep your hateful, offensive, bigoted opinion secret from now on? [/satire]

    Or, not. Freedom of...
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    Usually not. So? I fail to see where you...

    Usually not. So? I fail to see where you established that this necessarily implies hatefulness of any kind.


    People tacitly assume that whatever they are is "normal", and so will usually only...
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    I wasn't calling *you* a bigot in that first line...

    I wasn't calling *you* a bigot in that first line - I was lampooning the position of those who accuse people of racism and bigotry for mere trifles.

    People all over the world are gonna find things...
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    Nope, don't see the problem. Maybe it's because I...

    Nope, don't see the problem. Maybe it's because I lack an underlying association of "pointing out someone's black/gay/female/chinese" with "being those things is bad". It's just things they are.

    I...
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    If they actually are Chinese (likely), then I...

    If they actually are Chinese (likely), then I don't see the slightest problem with the title. They are people, and they would be Chinese. Tumblr social-justice-warrior political-correctness shite has...
  11. This is pretty shameful - if you want free...

    This is pretty shameful - if you want free commercial games at least have the decency to pirate the Windows version and submit bug reports to Wine. :P

    Also, w.r.t. Adblock: if you're making data...
  12. I keep trying to find a comprehensive source for...

    I keep trying to find a comprehensive source for whatever progress the radeon devs have actually made towards this, but other than the handful of mailing list posts back in October, I've not been...
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    You're free to do anything with GPL software...

    You're free to do anything with GPL software other than restrict the freedoms of anyone using your modifications to it; modifications you're only able to make and release at all because the original...
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    I completely agree. Thankfully, I'm not quite so...

    I completely agree. Thankfully, I'm not quite so cynical about AMD's current position on this. They've come a long way in implementing what *actually* matters as far as long-term support is...
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    Do we have any official sources on whether or not...

    Do we have any official sources on whether or not other GPU manufacturers will be able to implement Mantle on their own hardware without having to pay AMD a license fee? i.e. is Mantle going to be an...
  16. Well... that's not quite true. The fact that...

    Well... that's not quite true. The fact that you're willing to purchase older hardware means that others buying newer hardware are more comfortable doing so, and at slightly higher prices (because...
  17. The field of scientific computing still uses...

    The field of scientific computing still uses Fortran (usually to the 2003 or 2008 standards) because it's very easy for a compiler to optimise, and it's very natural to write array-oriented code...
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    So your response is that because companies are...

    So your response is that because companies are already taking the piss to some extent, it's therefore totally fine to make it even easier for them to do it with something else incredibly important...
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    A situation to worry about is when...

    A situation to worry about is when architecture-dependent code is what gets withheld from the public codebase.

    Companies who manufacture microprocessors are in the best position to provide this...
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    Apple, Sony, and anyone else with a stake in...

    Apple, Sony, and anyone else with a stake in proprietary compiler technology (Intel anyone?). Possibly also anyone with a more general interest in proprietary software who realise the effect this...
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