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  • Jecos
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    Originally posted by rohcQaH View Post
    I don't know, maybe ask again about 9 days ago?

    you don't have to be a smartass about it! lol thanks!

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  • rohcQaH
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    I don't know, maybe ask again about 9 days ago?

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  • Jecos
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    So any news on Evergreen-accel branch getting merged into master?

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    You think there is some kill-switch circuitry? Or do you imply physicaly dissasembling the card and putting it under an electronic microscope?
    I'm talking of stuff like accidentally flashing it with garbage while trying to figure out which register does what. I suppose it's still possible to recover them even then though, just not very fun to.

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  • droidhacker
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Duh, that's news to you? Of course the current system is rotten. I suppose one of the major reason no one cares is that it on average works.
    Works? You think that MS on average *works*?

    Let me tell you something about MS and "works"....
    During my investigation into the question of why my mainboard IGP's DP port wouldn't output a DVI signal, one of the questions that came up with whether or not the blob driver under windoze would do that. Well I've *NEVER* had no choice but to give up in Linux, but the thing JUST WOULDN'T run MS. Works *GREAT* in Linux -- most stable board I've ever had thanks to the AMD chipset (previous boards all NV/SIS/VIA/whatever -- unstable flaky though they were). Not MS. Not happening. Wasted about 5 hours on that failed experiment and was unable to complete the experiment.

    So on average, even a computer engineer (that's me) stands a good chance of not being able to convince MS garbage to actually work. That trash can ROT.

    ** brings a new perspective to the sticker that says "designed for MS".... My machine won't run MS -- I need a sticker that says "designed for not-MS" with a skull and crossbone.

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Sounds like excessively untrivial work. I suspect you have a long time of waiting ahead of you. I'm not also sure whether it's possible to do that level of reverse-engineering without the risk of damaging the cards in the process.
    You think there is some kill-switch circuitry? Or do you imply physicaly dissasembling the card and putting it under an electronic microscope?

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    *I'm not so secretively waiting for someone to reverse engineer the entire nVidia DRM and just put it out there. See what happens. It won't hurt the FLOSS companies like AMD and Intel.*
    Sounds like excessively untrivial work. I suspect you have a long time of waiting ahead of you. I'm not also sure whether it's possible to do that level of reverse-engineering without the risk of damaging the cards in the process.

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  • V!NCENT
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    Originally posted by nanonyme View Post
    Duh, that's news to you?
    Well, actually it's not. I'm just sketching how it relates to previous Microsoft tactics, although this time it's a very convenient side effect.

    DRM has been "You either in or you're out" from the get go.

    *I'm not so secretively waiting for someone to reverse engineer the entire nVidia DRM and just put it out there. See what happens. It won't hurt the FLOSS companies like AMD and Intel.*

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  • nanonyme
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    Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
    I do agree with the hostility. You either sell Windows or other operating systems, but you can't bundle Windows with another operating system.

    You either have closed DRM and have Windows certifications (why the hell can't you force a driver instal without certification, huh?) or you go open source, but you can't have both.

    Something smells rotten around here...
    Duh, that's news to you? Of course the current system is rotten. I suppose one of the major reason no one cares is that it on average works.

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  • V!NCENT
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    I do agree with the hostility. You either sell Windows or other operating systems, but you can't bundle Windows with another operating system.

    You either have closed DRM and have Windows certifications (why the hell can't you force a driver instal without certification, huh?) or you go open source, but you can't have both.

    Something smells rotten around here...

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