Author Archives: Scali

More hate fail…

Someone posted a link to my blog on the AnandTech forums… It’s funny how none of the responses discuss any of the blog’s contents (sad, since the post was mainly meant as a discussion piece. I pose a number of … Continue reading

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Richard Huddy back at AMD, talks more Mantle…

Richard Huddy did an interview with Tech Radar. One of the things he discussed there was the current state of Mantle, and its future. One interesting passage in the interview is this: DirectX is a generic APi. It covers Intel … Continue reading

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Just keeping it real… bugfixing like it’s 1991

As you may have noticed, the 1991 donut intro did not have any music. I did not cover it in the previous blog, but there was some music planned for this small intro. I chose to use EdLib, because AdLib … Continue reading

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AMD fanboys posing as developers

The other day I found that this blog was linking back to one of my blogposts. Since I did not agree with the point he was trying to make by referring to my blog, I decided to comment. The discussion … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of BASIC, the Programming Language That Made Computers Personal

Originally posted on TIME:
Knowing how to program a computer is good for you, and it’s a shame more people don’t learn to do it. For years now, that’s been a hugely popular stance. It’s led to educational initiatives as…

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Who was first, DirectX 12 or Mantle? nVidia or AMD?

There has been quite a bit of speculation on which API and/or which vendor was first… I will just list a number of facts, and then everyone can decide for themselves. Microsoft’s first demonstrations of working DX12 software (3DMark and … Continue reading

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DirectX 12: A first quick look

Today, Microsoft has presented the first information on DirectX 12 at the Game Developers Conference, and also published a blog on DirectX 12. nVidia also responded with a blog on DirectX 12. In Direct3D 12, the idea of deferred contexts … Continue reading

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GnuTLS: Just because people can read the source, doesn’t mean that they do

I don’t want to spend too much time on this topic… Just want to get this out there. As you may have heard, a vulnerability was discovered in GnuTLS, because of sloppy coding: http://blog.existentialize.com/the-story-of-the-gnutls-bug.html I want to stress two points … Continue reading

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Independent Mantle benchmarks start to trickle in

Traditionally I like to look at the benchmarks from Anandtech’s review. And their findings fit exactly with the prediction I made earlier: a high-end setup will likely see 10-15% gain at best. The lower the graphics detail, the more Mantle … Continue reading

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Windows 8 doesn’t detect my sound card!

Or does it? When I recently installed a Creative X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCI-e card in a Windows 8-system, nothing appeared to happen. When I looked at the Device Manager, there was no Creative X-Fi card to be found. No … Continue reading

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