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Signed On Feb 12, 2012, 10:27
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
10. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Oct 9, 2017, 15:23 Simon Says
NKD wrote on Oct 8, 2017, 19:47:
It is interesting how display technology has sort of stagnated in terms of an effective widespread replacement for LCD. FED/SED tech went nowhere, OLED has burn-in issues and the blue subpixels decay rapidly, and this microLED thing seems like it's a ways off from viability, if it ever is.

I've been using OLEDs since the Galaxy S1, never saw burn in anywhere despite playing games with persistent displayed controls for sometimes multiple days straight. Starting to think its simply a myth or people with burn-in have done it on purpose like leaving a CRT tv on the same channel for weeks without turning it off or changing channels.

But yes, it does have a blue early decay issue...
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
2. Re: Sunday Metaverse Oct 9, 2017, 15:13 Simon Says
US left wing magazines? Somebody is living in fiction land... The overton window in the US barely stretches to the center right on its leftmost extreme.

Iows, what is considered leftist in the US is considered right or center right practically everywhere else in the world.

"American exceptionalism" at work.
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
9. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Oct 8, 2017, 09:22 Simon Says
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 22:38:
Pigeon wrote on Oct 7, 2017, 21:27:
The only Star Trek future we'll be living in is the one on Ferenginar.
Yep. I hope we will change/evolve over time... (read centuries) but I wouldn't bet much on it.

Time? There's not much left... We'll run out of most of the elements we need for our civilization in the current century ( of which some will run out as soon as 2040 ). And right now Ferenginar looks like a friggin' utopia compared to the wasteland that is awaiting us in the near future after the incoming resource wars of unprecedented scales are over and done.

Source of the info on the shortage of elements is a multiple page paper feature article in the serious and reputable Science&Vie magazine which appeared a few years ago and is based not only on current exploitable reserves but, and that's where it gets from bad to worse, also currently unexploitable reserves. Sadly I don't have it on hand anymore, otherwise I'd be linking to photos on imgur.
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse
5. Re: Saturday Metaverse Oct 8, 2017, 08:58 Simon Says
I'm of the "group" that will not suffer ads ( in my case, because of strict bandwidth caps ) and will not pay monthly subs or the aforementioned in other comments credits scheme... BUT:

I freely contributed to funding campaigns for various websites over the years to keep them running and I would pay 5$ a year ( my income is below 10k CAD/year, so give me a break, altho I could possibly freely contribute more in some cases ) of non-mandatory contributions to keep sites I frequently visit like wikipedia and bluesnews running.

As a matter of fact, I contributed that exact amount several times to wikipedia without a second thought, no remorse, no regret.

And a patreon, altho I've never voluntary contributed to a website that uses it because I rarely end up on such a site by cheer dumb click luck ( and other factors, see sidenote below ), is a great idea ( in my case, only if the conditions below are respected ).

Sidenote: what attracts my attention and actually gets me to contribute is a top of the page non-obstrusive banner ( which disappears if you scroll down ) that only appears once a year during a funding campaign and disappears for me through cookies when I contributed even tho the campaign is still ongoing. If it doesn't disappear its like someone asking you again for charity after you've just given to them, its fucking rude.

Also if its an all year round thing, I don't care one bit and it seems less effective at attracting my cooperation. So if bluesnews was to use patreon, I suggest a similar approach, not an always present patreon banner/reminder all year long which will just likely piss me off to no end, altho keeping the option open to contribute all year long is good idea, just don't advertise it all year long.

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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 5, 2017, 11:58 Simon Says
The 8400 and 8600k, hot damn... Now if only H370 mobos would pop up.  
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News Comments > etc.
2. Why Do Modern Video Games Take So Much Space Oct 4, 2017, 03:27 Simon Says
"Why Do Modern Video Games Take So Much Space"

Because developers lack imagination and are lazy it seems for one reason... Heck you can download lossless compressions of 60+ gigs games at around 20 gigs... Yes the installation is long, but only uses 1 thread on a processor, have the GPU do the work with ASICs and you could see installation times shrink considerably.

If they want to lessen the burden of transport via internet, all they need to do is be as smart as those people, which I bet is not that hard to do.

As for the installed disk space required, that's another thing entirely and there should be research on this, especially regarding textures compression techniques which could be easily and seamlessly decompressed on GPU ASICs feeding the pipelines. GPUs already compress the game textures to save on bandwidth and memory usage ( sometimes upto 8x savings ), why not have those compression techniques used on the disk stored material in the first place using industry agreed upon standardized techniques?

And that as more to do with petty competitive issues between hardware makers.

If all those techniques were used in conjunction, you would see games sizes fall from 100gb down to 20gb or less in a heartbeat without any loss in quality.

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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 29, 2017, 00:09 Simon Says
LittleMe wrote on Sep 28, 2017, 23:39:
Redeye9 I'm not sure what you mean. In a communist system you can not sue your employer. Corporatist system is similar in that regard. jdreyer was correct in his label.

There is no employer in a communist system... It works like socialism, you have decentralized as much as possible decisional powers in the form of small local cooperatives run by the workers who vote when a choice must be made. There is no hierarchy below or above that.

People like Noam Chomsky and some center to left wing libertarian for a free market anti capitalist system call that an "Industrial democracy".

The only difference between communism and socialism in this regard is that in a communist system, there is no currency, money or trade. Wherehas in socialism, money, currency and trade remains.
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Sep 26, 2017, 22:36 Simon Says
Edit: Got carried away here and after hearing other sides, well, much of what was said was irrelevant, so... ZIP!

Cheers folks

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News Comments > Intel's "Best Gaming Processor Ever"
32. Better Overclocking1 Sep 25, 2017, 18:34 Simon Says
Better Overclocking1

1: toothpaste included
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
9. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 22, 2017, 18:05 Simon Says
"“Some users may notice that the game utilizes nearly 100% of one of their processor cores. This is expected behavior; we intentionally run in this manner so we can react as fast as possible in order to minimize input latency. Users on power-constrained devices, such as laptops and tablets, might want to use a Performance Target of “30 FPS (V-SYNC),” which will reduce processor usage and minimize power consumption.”"

Can you spot the bullshit?

Let me help: "we intentionally run in this manner (...) to minimize input latency (...) “30 FPS (V-SYNC),”"

Because its well known that reducing fps to 30 and enabling V-Sync helps to reduce input lag... NOT. *facepalm*
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News Comments > Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Rises
8. Re: Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn Rises Sep 21, 2017, 18:00 Simon Says
Has combat been fixed yet? I tried it last year, balance was practically non-existent, the combat mechanics sucked and the corvette spam was pretty much an "I win button".  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Sep 19, 2017, 21:45 Simon Says
Those Coffee Lake prices... Dayum... 7800X is a 6 core HT enabled part on HEDT and is 375$ + Ryzen 1700 8c/16t is 350$. So 400 bucks for the i7-8700k 6c/12t with that much competition?

Just price the damn thing at the same pricepoint as the 7700k. For once in your miserable lives in front of competition Intel, would you kindly offer some value?
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 14, 2017, 18:49 Simon Says
Would've heated more homes with i9s xD  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
16. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 13, 2017, 21:57 Simon Says
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 13, 2017, 17:52:
Won't happen anyway, since these US companies might wanna sell their cars not just in the USA And so the cars would always be regulated, by the EU, by Canada etc.

Possible, but I'd never underestimate the companies capacity to cut corners everywhere they can to siphon even mere nickles and dimes. Intrinsic obsolescence as well as programmed obsolescence proved this without the shadow of a doubt.

All they need to do is have the assembly line "skip" a few steps here and there for the cars shipped to Canada VS those shipped to the US, or Europe VS America, which they already do since the regulations are far more stringent in EU VS CA/US right now and there ARE differences in the same models found in EU VS those in CA/US.

Heck since they'll be self-driving cars they can even remove a few lines of codes and/or disable a few features and voilΰ! Much more dangerous cars on US roads all to save a few nickles and dimes here and there on the cars.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 13, 2017, 17:48 Simon Says
Pretty much resumes most of US policies...


Who needs science when emotions are much better at getting votes?

This appeal to democracy logical fallacy ( argumentum ad populum ) needs to stop... badly! One's ignorance is NEVER worth another's wisdom/knowledge.
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News Comments > etc., etc.
1. Re: etc., etc. Sep 5, 2017, 22:30 Simon Says
Correction: "Ubisoft announces two new studios and record CORPORATE WELFARE in Quebec"  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 5, 2017, 17:16 Simon Says
LittleMe wrote on Sep 5, 2017, 13:04:
Once they are partnered with your local government for a granted monopoly they don't have to care. They have control as long as we let the partnership continue. It's true that the Marxist NN advocates are whiners too and are delusional if they think that's going to really solve the problem created by anti-competitive government issued franchise agreements.

The real problem is a prohibition of consumer choice.

Free market logical fallacy...

The real underlying root cause of the lack of consumer choice isn't state intervention, its the very strong profit incentive to reduce as much as possible competition and the choice of consumers.

One does not simply abolish the state ( or state powers ) without abolishing the preconditions which give rise to the state ( or state powers ) in the first place.

'Capitalism', 'Crony Capitalism', and Advice For Market Libertarians
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
2. Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 3, 2017, 17:27 Simon Says
jdreyer wrote on Sep 3, 2017, 16:04:
Dare I click on that phone jack story? It sounds like being contrarian for contrarian's sake.

In summary: Coz anorexy obsession
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News Comments > Saturday Tech Bits
2. Re: Saturday Tech Bits Sep 2, 2017, 18:38 Simon Says
Dacote wrote on Sep 2, 2017, 11:10:
How much did the tRump foundation donate? Oh snap, nevermind.

Oh don't you worry, predatory catastrophy crapitalism will have its piece of the pie one way or another and Drumpf too...
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
16. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 25, 2017, 01:49 Simon Says
VoodooV wrote on Aug 24, 2017, 22:51:
Even when the automated revolution hits civilization and most jobs are eliminated. There's still going to be a demand for human-made things. It's just that it won't be near enough to sustain an capitalistic economy.

When a team of robots can go mine resources, transport those resources, refine them into goods, and even go make and assemble things like homes and buildings all without ever being assembled by human hands. There is still going to be a demand for things of a non-critical nature, like art, or furniture or food experiences. Remember that episode of DS9 where they go to Earth and we meet Sisko's dad. He was a creole chef. He didn't do it because he got paid, he did it because he loved making food. There are still going to be people like that who want to do shit even though a machine could do it better. We already have a market for rustic hand-crafted items. People will still go out and learn shit and advance science even though they're not fighting for some high paying job anymore. There just simply won't be as many because a lot of people are just in it for the money. People will finally do shit because they actually, truly, want to do it, which is going to eliminate a LOT of problems and corruption. How many shitty decisions are made every day simply because people are trying to protect their jobs because they don't want to end up in a homeless shelter? So many problems just go away when your livelihood is not dependent on having a job to put food on the table and have a roof over your head and having your basic needs met.

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