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Real Name Karl J. S.   
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Nickname swedishfriend
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Signed On Jun 29, 2005, 17:37
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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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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
1. Re: Morning Safety Dance Dec 23, 2016, 10:36 swedishfriend
 
Apparently the hackers are only claiming to be able to get into the entertainment systems to change what the passengers see on their screens and possibly get some personal info if they used the systems to pay for things. Jumping from there to the aircraft control systems is a flight of fancy which seems highly unlikely to be true.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2016, 14:07 swedishfriend
 
A fast charger is nowhere near the cost of the car that is just wrong (you are off by an order of magnitude). Charging stations seem to exist in many parking lots attached to big big stores or shopping centers and malls. Electricity is already available all those places and companies make money selling electricity at charging stations so why would these stations not spread along with demand?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 1, 2016, 13:57 swedishfriend
 
That chevy starts at 37500. Not "sub $30,000". The $7500 tax credit is not money they give you but can only be subtracted from your tax liability so if you do not owe more than $7500 then you do not get those savings. Most families looking for a reasonably priced car will not benefit from that tax credit.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Nov 14, 2016, 23:34 swedishfriend
 
99% of posts are not news so does that mean that all news stories on FB are false?  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
4. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2016, 23:30 swedishfriend
 
The noise from the tires is already much louder than the engine noise in many modern gasoline cars. When I am out walking I often hear the tire noise without ever hearing the engine of cars that are close.  
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