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YouTube Goes 4K — and VP9 — At CES

BenoitRen Re:More Google ADD (255 comments)

Ah, yes, I meant Theora. Vorbis is the audio codec.

about 7 months ago
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YouTube Goes 4K — and VP9 — At CES

BenoitRen Re:More Google ADD (255 comments)

They didn't even need to buy On2 to get VP9. They could have used one of the open-source codecs that already exists. You know, like Vorbis, which is perfectly fine for most videos and not as resource-hungry.

about 7 months ago
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Cracking Atlanta Subway's Poorly-Encrypted RFID Smart Cards Is a Breeze

BenoitRen Re:NYC born, recently moved to Atlanta (139 comments)

I find the abbreviation, MARTA, cute. Reminds me of a certain video game character.

about 7 months ago
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More Students Learn CS In 3 Days Than Past 100 Years

BenoitRen Re:Is it even possible anymore? (287 comments)

write a frontend in javascript

You're doing it wrong.

about 7 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

BenoitRen Re:meeses (361 comments)

I use a mouse mat and clean my room. It's not that bad.

about 7 months ago
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How long do your computer mice last?

BenoitRen Re:meeses (361 comments)

Speak for yourself. My "roller-ball" mouse still works after 15 years of use. The buttons don't respond as well, though.

At any rate, yesterday's "roller-ball" mice were of superior build quality than today's cheap throw-away optical mice.

about 7 months ago
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Wikipedia's Lamest Edit Wars

BenoitRen Re:WTF? (219 comments)

You pronounce someone's name how they want it pronounced, assuming they don't have some strange sound that you can't reproduce, then you just try your best.

Tell that to every English and French speaker pronouncing a foreign name. They don't even try.

about 7 months ago
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Bots Now Account For 61% of Net Traffic

BenoitRen Re:Crawl-delay (124 comments)

Good luck with the HTTP part if you use Server-Side Includes (SSI)... :(

about 7 months ago
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Arrested Chinese Blogger "Confesses" On State TV, Praises Censorship

BenoitRen Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (349 comments)

Not a gun nut here, but I believe "minimal" means "as little as possible", which could be anywhere from zero to some percentage above it.

about 10 months ago
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Arrested Chinese Blogger "Confesses" On State TV, Praises Censorship

BenoitRen Re:Drudge and other U.S. bloggers are next (349 comments)

Gun ban legislation will only do one thing: spark civil war. The 'Joe Sixpacks' with their blue tick hounds are plenty pissed about the Patriot Act, NDAA, and all that other crap. Don't let the stupid media stereotypes fool you! They like the first amendment too. A gun ban will push them over the edge (last box). It will not work. Simply because a lot of people will not let it work. Good for them, I say.

All the more reason to introduce gun ban legislation, then. It would mean that people would finally get off their lazy ass and do something instead of complaining.

about 10 months ago
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Toronto Family Bans All Technology In Their Home Made After 1986

BenoitRen Re:USENET? (534 comments)

Please, don't abuse the apostrophe. :(

about 10 months ago
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Belgium Investigates Suspected Cyber Spying By Foreign State

BenoitRen Re:Netherlands?? (158 comments)

I was going to ask the same question. What's more, to Belgians it's insulting to be associated with The Netherlands.

about 10 months ago
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Why One Woman Says Sending Your Kid To Private School Is Evil

BenoitRen Re: Oh, really? (1255 comments)

YOU are the only person who has said this or claimed that anyone else has said it. Everyone else is saying that they want parents to be more involved in their children's education because it's the largest single determining factor in the child's success.

Actually, the post did say this:

The parents of children in the top tier school are more involved, but only as a hindrance to the teachers' job( threatening lawsuits or to call politicians to have a teacher fire because their little Johnny sparkle shit has discipline problems).

Of course, Karmashock took it the wrong way. It's good to have parents involved, but not in a "DON'T TOUCH MY SNOWFLAKE OR I SUE/FIRE YOUR ASS".

about 10 months ago
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PS Vita TV's Killer App: Remote Play

BenoitRen Re:Sony wins again! (134 comments)

FPS, keyboard and mouse beats console controller any day.

I far prefer a Wii Remote and Nunchuck combo for an FPS. It's 1:1 input and gives me analogue movement.

about 10 months ago
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Thought Experiment: The Ultimate Creative Content OS

BenoitRen Re:the best os for creative people (226 comments)

Isn't JPEG with maximum quality lossless as well?

I used to think this, but it's not because of things like rounding errors.

A lossless JPEG format specification exists, but never gained widespread adoption.

about 10 months ago
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NSA Officers Sometimes Spy On Love Interests

BenoitRen Re:I am shocked shocked I tell you (384 comments)

Seams

Seems

predjudice

prejudice

feal

feel

races

race's

F---, would not read again.

"Your comment has too few characters per line (currently 4.1)."

about 10 months ago
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Teens Actually Care About Online Privacy

BenoitRen Re:The Next Generation (93 comments)

Windows 95, completely insecure? As a business workstation, sure, but as a home OS?

about 10 months ago
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Is Europe's Recession Really Over?

BenoitRen Re:Big Mistake (159 comments)

America is sitting on tons of debt and Britain isn't doing all that hot either. Europe isn't worse off at all.

about a year ago
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Is Europe's Recession Really Over?

BenoitRen Re:Big Mistake (159 comments)

Someone didn't study their history. It's because banks keep printing money that we get economic crises.

about a year ago

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