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Nickname swedishfriend
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Signed On Jun 29, 2005, 17:37
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Feb 24, 2018, 12:32 swedishfriend
No mention of dynamic range in the article... The samples didn't look so good compared to existing cameras like the A7sII. I guess the article is really saying that the numbers are ridiculous as opposed to actual performance being ridiculous.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
1. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 24, 2018, 12:27 swedishfriend
Net neutrality rules didn't apply to wireless anyways. ISP s being regulated under title 2 did not apply to wireless internet.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Jan 18, 2018, 10:04 swedishfriend
Disney is suing to enforce its TOS (as if there is a contract simply when buying and opening a product). TOS has never held up in court. This will be an interesting test.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
4. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 16, 2018, 11:34 swedishfriend
"Falling" for using a tool that was working for them and now with the instability it makes less sense to use so people are using it less? The US dollar gets hoarded and controlled by a few wealthy individuals so are we falling for a scam by using that currency?  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
3. Re: Evening Metaverse Jan 16, 2018, 11:30 swedishfriend
"Suckers"? It is a currency. You use it to buy something or when selling something... It feels like you are calling a tool like a hammer a scam and people are suckers for using it. Either it is useful or not, and people were using it because it worked for them so why were they scammed or are suckers?  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 17, 2017, 17:50 swedishfriend
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2017, 12:20:
“Two years from now, spam will be solved” – Bill Gates, founder and then Microsoft's Chairman [World Economic Forum, January 2004]
The one thing I wish had come true.

He was right. I have not had a problem with spam for at least that long. Filters work and have been working.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization, truckers Nov 17, 2017, 10:25 swedishfriend
The Tesla trucks do not drive themselves. They have automatic safety features. In a convoy they are twice as cheap as diesel and even cheaper than trains so I would imagine there to be a need for more truckers until the trucks do drive themselves.  
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News Comments > Wireless HTC Vive Focus Details
2. Re: ..... Nov 16, 2017, 00:34 swedishfriend
How is this message spreading Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt? That is actually what your comment is doing. Also Gear VR is not nearly the same experience as VR units that do head tracking and controller tracking. Different experience and different markets. Vive also has the most software support out of all the VR experiences. PSVR has apparently sold more than all the others combined... I guess I am confused as to why Gear VR is such a great thing to aspire to. Especially compared to modern VR with low latency and full head tracking.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 11, 2017, 11:43 swedishfriend
They do a very wide view with similar screen door effect to headsets that only give you a view that is 100 degrees wide. The higher screen resolution leaves smaller spaces in-between pixels no matter what the input resolution is. They also can run a 75-82hz adaptive refresh which helps with higher resolutions and is supposedly hard to distinguish from a true 90hz mode which they also offer. Basically you get a much wider field of view without making the screen-door effect (space between pixels) worse. Then when graphics hardware gets better you can also make use of that higher resolution.  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse Nov 11, 2017, 11:07 swedishfriend
Louis CK hasn't been accused of any crimes, not even predatory behavior. He never threatened anyone or promised anything. He wanted to expose himself to people that he apparently admired and would ask them if it was OK. That is terribly misguided but certainly not the same as criminal predatory behavior.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
8. Re: Evening Interviews Nov 11, 2017, 10:59 swedishfriend
The only VR I have tried was PSVR and that was good enough to be the biggest thing for games since 3d graphics. It is easier, more natural to play games this way and even with simple graphics it still feels more natural and immersive than more realistic graphics on a flat screen. VR is here to stay and it will keep getting better and cheaper and the dozens of great games of today will turn into hundreds in a few years..  
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News Comments > Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs
3. Re: Runic Closed, Motiga Layoffs Nov 3, 2017, 20:15 swedishfriend
I have been hearing great things about hob on several podcasts. Seems to be a great game that just released recently. Hope one can still buy it...  
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
8. Re: Evening Consolidation Nov 1, 2017, 10:35 swedishfriend
Minecraft is 10 times as popular as PUBG, easily. Maybe 100 times as popular even.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 20, 2017, 11:31 swedishfriend
A knife is a deadly weapon and the defender got stabbed in the neck before stabbing the attacker. Even threatening with a knife is legally enough for the defender to kill the attacker in self defense.  
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News Comments > Saturday Mobilization
4. Re: Saturday Mobilization Sep 17, 2017, 02:04 swedishfriend
So electric vehicle prices are not rising according to the study. What is happening is that more expensive electric vehicles with greater range are now available so the average prices of vehicles sold has gone up. The cars have not gone up in price but the buying is trending towards more expensive cars. Meanwhile the cost per KM of range has gone from $400 in 2012 to $250 in 2016. So cost of technology almost cut in half in 4 years.  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
2. Re: PS4 video experince Jun 28, 2017, 14:55 swedishfriend
Before, advertising was at the top and you had to scroll past it to get to the apps that you actually wanted. Now the apps you want are at the top with the advertising underneath so it is a minor improvement I would say.  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
4. Re: Evening Mobilization May 20, 2017, 13:34 swedishfriend
Why is Apple's name all over this when it was the batteries that broke? What brand of batteries were they and why have they not taken responsibility?

If someone made exploding car batteries you would not be talking about the brand of the car the person put the battery into more than the brand of the exploding batteries...
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
8. Re: Evening Metaverse May 4, 2017, 11:48 swedishfriend
Re: satellite questions...
1. The costs / benefits have been carefully calculated.

2. Timetable is 30 years to get the whole network up. Much sooner there will be enough satellites in the cluster to do worldwide backbone. Personal expensive worldwide connectivity will follow and then it will get cheaper as the cluster gets more filled in.

3. This is about showing it can be done and to raise money for the mars city. Elon has directly expressed that he was looking for ways to raise enough money to build and populate a city on mars and building this global network is one of the answers as to how he can raise that money.

4. this platform is designed to be cheap and easily replaceable and redundant. The older satellites will be replaced when technology gets better and cheaper and failures are easily worked around as the system is designed to be a cluster where components are constantly being replaced and updated as needed. We are talking mass manufactured small satellites that can be put into orbit in great numbers for each rocket launch.

Edit: Oh, and they are in a different, lower, orbit from most satellites. Hence you get lower latency but you need more satellites for worldwide coverage.
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News Comments > etc.
7. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2017, 11:38 swedishfriend
There is a windows store? Why would anyone use that to begin with?  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
2. Re: Morning Safety Dance Jan 23, 2017, 12:12 swedishfriend
It is amazing that they are admitting it was a design problem along with the manufacturing problems. They handled every step of this as best they could it would seem to me. Other than the rushing of a new design with new manufacturing process so that it was not tested well enough. That part they really messed up. Everything after that, great!  
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