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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
9. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 29, 2015, 22:12 Simon Says
Heh... First, they've been given 3500$+ per household/appartment YEARS AGO in subsidies to plug everyone to FTTH, and mind you, if 3500$ per household for the last mile isn't enough, there's a fucking serious problem with fibre prices...

Then they claim they've invested hundreds of billions of dollars in the last years in infrastructure. YES IN CELLPHONE TECHNOLOGY. They took the subsidies and invested it all in mobile crap where the ROI is highest. FTTH? Not a fucking cent except for google and some community projects.

Cry me fucking a river telecoms.
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 29, 2015, 22:09 Simon Says
Cutter wrote on Jan 29, 2015, 13:57:
"President Francois Hollande said Tuesday in Paris the government will present a draft law next month that makes Internet operators “accomplices” of hate-speech offenses if they host extremist messages. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he will travel to the U.S. to seek help from the heads of Twitter Inc. and Microsoft Corp. as well as Google and Facebook. Spokesmen for the companies did not immediately return requests for comment. "

And here we go. Government using an attack as a pretext to gain more control over our lives. What exactly is hate speech and who defines it? I'd much rather it be out in the open where I can see it and know who's saying it.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them Jan 13, 2015, 09:12 Simon Says
"UK prime minister wants backdoors into messaging apps or he’ll ban them"

Yeah, and I want to have a resource based economy running since 1929's crisis...
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 9, 2015, 23:57 Simon Says
Slick wrote on Jan 9, 2015, 19:12:
that windmill demo tho, not much variable refresh rate going on, looks like a fixed 45 FPS.

Seeing possible lies and deceit where no profit can be had? Really?
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jan 7, 2015, 20:22 Simon Says
Not a single VR tech has tried to tackle the main problems remaining that I see immersion wise. Eye movement and surround visuals.

So that if you move your eye, the image is adjusted according to the position of your fovea on the display adjusting for eye movement ( iows, correcting the 3d rendering for perspective errors and adjusting the projection in realtime for the DLP retina projection tech ).

And for surround, so you can't look elsewhere, all your field of view would be encapsulated in the simulation. Now you could make some freaky good horror games with "just out of the corner of your eye" movement/hallucinations and stuff. Now that would totally rock.
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
44. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated] Jan 5, 2015, 00:48 Simon Says
Quboid wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 21:31:
Technology has already made numerous jobs obsolete yet employment rates have remained relatively steady. Not even third world countries employ lamplighters for example, but the person who used to go around town and light street lights every evening might now sell mobile phone cases at a shopping mall. Individually it's not a big change but the economy is that bit bigger as a result of electric street lights.

The money saved by companies using ever more automated systems gets reinvested. When one company uses this money on Research and Development, others have to to stay competitive - and while I think too much money goes into too few pockets, those who funnel too much into the yacht industry will get out-innovated and find that they are obsolete (at which point, they prolong their existence by suing the innovators).

The jobs will change but I don't think they will disappear.

Essentially quoting so called "economists" to the letter here... Thing is, the tertiary sector is the last bastion, once this gets automated, the current system, relying on wages, is fucked. And that's a good thing imho...

At first, "progress" was meant to free us from menial meaningless tasks and drudgery in order to usher in a new era of leisure time, art, creativity, culture and personal growth. That was the idea... but as long as we rely on wages and human workers, it will NEVER HAPPEN, just the hamster wheel of economy going on and on endlessly, senselessly, barely making any progress forward on a few fronts while taking huge steps backs on most fronts.

The endgame of technological unemployment is basic guaranteed income in a currency based economy, its unavoidable... Either that or massive depopulation, starvation and collapse will need to happen to keep the hamster wheel going.
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
40. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated] Jan 4, 2015, 18:32 Simon Says
As for the no trade/currency based economic system. See "ressource based economy", you'll probably end up on Buckminister's Fuller, the Venus Project or The Zeitgeist Movement website. Check'em up on youtube instead, their arguments are devoid of fallacies, unlike the current arguments in favor of a currency/trade based economy.

And no it isn't socialism, it isn't welfare, it isn't communism, it isn't whatever'ism. All those economic ideologies have always been about managing a currency based economy and have only been tested under a currency overlord... Ofc they fail to work with the overarching system upon which they are dependent, they also inherit the flaws from the currency/trade system from which they are merely subordinate and fully dependent upon. Wherehas those more aligned with the overlord, like neolib/capitalism flourished, BUT also failed to work in regard with reality, that is, science, our current knowledge about reality and its physical laws.

Problem is right now, the neolib/capitalism ideologies are aligned with our "immediate" environment, the economic system, but not the "actual" overarching environment, upon which the economic system is dependent upon, that is "reality".

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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
39. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 4, 2015, 18:27 Simon Says
Creston wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 14:54:
panbient wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 07:59:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 4, 2015, 01:18:
but I imagine a future society where an abundance of riches and technology provides base needs, and people only work that wish to exceed that. But for many, many people that base level would suffice if it allowed them to pursue non-material dreams.

So... the ultimate welfare state?

No joke, there has been a Dutch politician who actually said this. I think somewhere in the early 90s or so. Paraphrased: "Everyone has the right to a basic income (from the government.) People who want to have more than that basic income can choose to go to work and earn more, and get taxed."

Needless to say, even his own fellow members from their ultra-ultra-socialist party practically choked on that, because with such a system everyone would simply sit at home and collect their wellfare check, and (SURPRISE!) nobody would go to work, so nobody would get taxed, so there wouldn't be any money to pay everyone's wellfare from.

When that particular point was explained to him, the imbecile looked extremely confused, as if he was thinking "But...but... don't people love to go to work just to pay taxes???"

Actually, the people would still go to work, there was an experiment in the 80's in an english town in Canada with a guaranteed basic income. It went for a few years and the unemployement rate did not went up, it actually WENT DOWN. Also pretty much every other public health indicators were either on the rise for the positive ones, or in decline for the negative ones.

So much for the liberal/neoliberal bullshit.

Some PARTIAL info ( and probably biased, with the propaganda war going on in wikipedia, as usual, do your own damn research before spouting insane illogical babble, the kind of which I see regularly here, to fix this, see: for starters ) ( sorry can't find the link for the employement rate coverage ):

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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
24. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 19:07 Simon Says
Creston wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 17:57:
CJ_Parker wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 15:49:
Many people seem to vastly overestimate the number of units that Steam is moving.

Just because Steam has become a pretty big deal for most of us, doesn't mean it's a big deal for even close to the majority of gamers. It's this typical window syndrome where people believe their limited view is somehow representative of anything when in reality it isn't at all.

Yet Steam makes ~ 1.5 billion dollars in revenue each year, and is still growing double digits. I'm not sure what number that needs to turn into before people start being impressed?

I'll be impressed when numbers don't mean a thing and everyone has equal access to the same stuff without shitty DLC puke on every gamer's plate. And.... it won't probably ever happen again as long as we run our economy using obsolete currency/trade based economic system.
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
7. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 12:04 Simon Says
z3razerviper wrote on Jan 3, 2015, 11:51:
Is this just logged in or logged in an playing cause 8 million logged in does not see that impressive.

What he said^^. Cause practically everyone must auto log-on at computer startup, if that is so. The number is utterly laughable. On the other hand, if its people playing at the same time, then that's another matter entirely.
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News Comments > Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users [Updated]
1. Re: Steam Tops 8.5M Concurrent Users Jan 3, 2015, 11:05 Simon Says
ONLY 8.5M? I thought Steam was the revolutionary shiznit and everything hearing people talk about it here...  
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News Comments > Eye Occilations and Framerate
6. Re: Eye Occilations and Framerate Dec 26, 2014, 07:39 Simon Says
bigspender wrote on Dec 25, 2014, 17:18:
well whatever it takes to make 60fps the minimum standard.

60 is still way too slow, anything under 85 is a pain when there is fast panning. Old style fast paced shooters are total crap @ 60, might as well play with dualanalog and be done with crapping the experience totally.
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News Comments > Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup Dec 20, 2014, 22:36 Simon Says
eRe4s3r wrote on Dec 20, 2014, 22:10:
North Korea is the pest boil on this beautiful planet. 70 years of indoctrination and work camps, of slavery, murder, rape and god-hood of the leader caste have completely defiled that country. I mean even if the world, including China, got together and removed the leading caste, do you think these people will rise up and cheer at you? Or us, the hated evil western imperialist pigs?

How does South Korea think a reunification will even work? This isn't like GDR and West Germany, where there was a substantial pressure from within that eroded the system. This is a country that doesn't know anything else at this point. Entire generations lived and died in North Korea never knowing ANYTHING ELSE but this indoctrination.. makes me sad ;(

In the west we've got our own, much subtler and insidious, indoctrination buddy...
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Dec 12, 2014, 09:13 Simon Says
HoSpanky wrote on Dec 11, 2014, 20:58:
I'm not sure how AT&T will fix the issue. It's not even remotely reasonable to run fiber to each home if they're a mile apart, but DSL signal falls apart at around 5000 feet. Bonded pair lets them push surprising speeds at 5k, but the dropoff is still swift at longer distances.

Cable companies are honestly better suited for it, but the number of amplifiers required to get signal that far would mean a high noise floor, giving people zero headroom if there was even the tiniest hint of signal intrusion. And intrusion is more common the longer the feed, so it's pretty much impossible.

The only technically POSSIBLE solutions are:
1: Fiber to the home, which is actually cheaper than the second option:
2: fiber to local nodes, which feed 5-6 customers

Local nodes that convert signal from fiber to multi-connection DSL/cable/uverse(VDSL) are stupid expensive, and not even remotely cost effective for less than around 200 customers.

So this SHOULD force companies wanting the subsidies to install FTTH for rural customers. I'd almost bet they dump the subsidy to avoid the buildout/maintenance cost. Lines run rurally are usually aerial, and can have miles unprotected by trees. Fiber's main weakness is that it's incredibly fragile in the cold, I'd expect lines to crack every winter. No customer will pay enough to keep that profitable.

Meh, I see it differently... They'll either tell everyone that since sattelite and wireless can already do 10mbps, that they're covered already. OR They'll ask corning and co. to work on cold resistant fiberoptic cables and finally get their shit together.

I tend toward the former, since its much, MUCH cheaper for them to just make this claim, pat their collective backs and laugh all the way to the bank.
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News Comments > AMD Catalyst Omega Released
9. Re: AMD Catalyst Omega Released Dec 9, 2014, 16:33 Simon Says
NetHead wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 12:04:
I have to say I don't like this yearly release for drivers they're on about, I want to say it's short sighted but guess obtuse is a better word.

It sounds like one will either have to wait for the yearly update or use a beta driver for any of a plethora of reasons, keeping in mind they love pointing out their beta drivers are "not supported".

{PH}88fingers wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 10:54:
just installed these on my system-sapphire vapor-x r9 290. not sure if I should risk turning hardware acceleration back on in browser-vids and risk the blue screens or not to see if they fixed it.

If you do turn it back on without problems maybe post about it (including browser/versions/etc). I've been sticking with v13.12 because it gives me the fewest problems, the BSODS on v14.4 with things as simple as browsing/videos was the last straw for me and haven't risked updating again.

Unless AMD has all their driver related problems sorted by the time I get my next card it will be nVidia. My last 6-7 cards have been ATi/AMD normally due to price/performance but I really am tired of there always being at least 1 thing wrong with each driver.

GrenadesNHam wrote on Dec 9, 2014, 11:30:
Anyone else annoyed at the use of Omega since omega drivers have been a thing (

The moment I read Omega I thought about Omega Drivers, was great using them. If I remember right didn't ATi and Omega Drivers have some kind of spat/problem and he stopped doing ATi drivers, maybe it was nVidia, can't remember.

Either way I think using that name is a rather shitty thing to do.

Been running the 14.4 on a HD5850 now for months, not a single problem be it with browsers/vids or games.

Your mileage may vary I guess.
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 24, 2014, 11:53 Simon Says
What a bargain heh? XD  
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News Comments > Alienware's "PC Gaming Console"
6. Re: Alienware's Nov 21, 2014, 18:14 Simon Says
Aka "Dumbed down PC". Stop dumbing down everything, smarten the people instead...  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 11, 2014, 00:51 Simon Says
Yep, not to mention the tsunami that provoked Fukushima also had a nasty long lasting effect on conventional platter HDD prices.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
17. Re: Into the Black Nov 7, 2014, 01:10 Simon Says
JJ Abrams? *Brace yourselves* *Lens flares, lens flares everywhere!*  
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News Comments > The Sims 4 Adds Pools
5. Re: The Sims 4 Adds Pools Nov 4, 2014, 21:42 Simon Says
*Removes exit later and puts a wall around the pool* Here comes the drowning sims...  
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