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Does 3D Make Your Head Happy Or Ache?

Devout_IPUite Re:Has always made my head hurt. (281 comments)

You can't show content in a hologram that is deeper than the projector... It's physically impossible to do this. Now if you could show a different image to each eye, you could potentially trick the eye into focusing as if the content was really X-Y feet away. Stereoscopy has a hope of trying to solve this eventually. Holograms are never going to solve their depth problem.

more than 3 years ago
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Does 3D Make Your Head Happy Or Ache?

Devout_IPUite Re:Has always made my head hurt. (281 comments)

Most of the 3D live action movies in the US have been 3D conversions. Look for "filmed in 3D" as an advertising tagline to know that it's actually a 3D movie and not a half-assed conversion (hint, there's not many... Tron, Avatar, and some of the stuff not yet out). All 3D animation is fine in 3D. Alice, Clash of the Titans, Green Hornet, Last Airbender, etc: all trash conversions.

more than 3 years ago
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Piracy Whistleblowers Paid $57K In 2010

Devout_IPUite Re:good (141 comments)

As a user of Adobe Photoshop who switched to GIMP, Hooray! However, as a user of Lightwave who tried switching to Blender... Yuck, Blender sucks.

more than 3 years ago
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BT Content Connect May Impact Net Neutrality

Devout_IPUite Re:Welcome to new-speak (138 comments)

No, it seems that's always been done. It does seem like they're more likely to confirm the accusation in the denial now though...

"Contrary to recent reports in the media, BT's Content Connect service will not create a two-tier internet, but will simply offer service providers the option of differentiating their broadband offering through enhanced content delivery,"

Or in other words:

"Contrary to recent reports in the media, BT's Content Connect service will not create a two-tier internet, but will simply [add a second tier of] content delivery,"

more than 3 years ago
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Record Set For World's Youngest Chess Champion

Devout_IPUite Re:Don't be willfully ignorant (214 comments)

PC dictates we can't examine personality and mental differences by race because a bunch of racists in the early 20th century published a bunch of white-supremicist drivel under the banner of science. I personally wonder how in particular generations of slavery affected the african-american population.

more than 3 years ago
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Google Says No More Cash For Trash Web Bugs

Devout_IPUite Re:"Web bugs"? (88 comments)

Spiders are bugs. They're not insects.

about 4 years ago
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China Now Halting Shipments of Rare Earth Minerals To US

Devout_IPUite Re:Way to prove their point! (738 comments)

That seems like a reasonable and fair idea, however, I think you need to take at such a rate that you are actually encouraging better standards. Taxes that are too low just become a money siphon without properly discouraging improved behavior.

more than 4 years ago
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China Now Halting Shipments of Rare Earth Minerals To US

Devout_IPUite Re:Way to prove their point! (738 comments)

1) Don't allow imports from anyone who doesn't have a certain standard for environmental and labor laws.
2) Wow, that was easy.
3) By the way... We have less stuff now. But we have more wildlife. It was a tradeoff, but I'd support making it.

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Devout_IPUite Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

Not posting for the last word here, I actually hope you'll read and reply.

I like taxes. I think they provide important services. I think you've assumed I'm a laize-faire capitalist.

I think we're making different assumptions about the actual trades made. I'm assuming they bought stocks from this computer in a funny pattern that no human would react to. Because it was an algorithmic computer, it reacted in a way no human would. It seems like you're assuming they used sheer volume to inflate and deflate stock value in such a way that humans were also in danger of getting scammed.

The original article didn't specify, so we're just making up shit about what actually happened in our minds (unless you have seen other articles on this in which case I'd be genuinely interested to see them).

My feeling on computers in the stock market is that they're already class action market manipulating scammers. I think they provide little benefit except to siphon profit away from legitimate investors. I think as scammers they should not be protected from getting scammed themselves, especially, if it's s scam only the computers are falling for.

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Devout_IPUite Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

The difference between these stories is in one you are communicating by actually buying or selling, and in the other you're promising a fake buy and then reneging.

When you convince the computer that the stock is worth $5.00, you are not telling a lie. All you are doing is buying in a funny pattern. This computer then buys without doing proper research on the stock. This is pure speculation and it backfires here because someone realized the computer wasn't making an intelligent choice.

If you have a computer that buys and sells based purely on market patterns and other transactions, it is absolutely fair game to dupe the computer. Would you ever buy stock because it had gone up, and then sue someone who sold their shares thus lowering the price?

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Devout_IPUite Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

If you say "I lost my ring and I'll pay a $500 reward for it." and then your accomplice sells it to the mark for $80, and then you buy it for $500, good for you, that's not fraud. That's giving away $420 dollars.

What happened here was they started buying stock in such a way that the computer thought it must be worth something. They then sold it to the computer for what the computer thought it was worth. Again. And again. And again.

That is how the stock market works. It's all perceptions of value and frankly if a computer is not smart enough to evaluate that it's getting shilled by someone, that's too bad for the person who trusted the computer with their wallet.

more than 4 years ago
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Tablets Are Game-Changers For Special Needs Kids

Devout_IPUite Re:Ha your great medicare (174 comments)

Because they would get the most upset by potential 'misuse' of their tax money. You have a group that gets VERY upset by the idea of unemployment fraud. That mentality of "make unemployment hard to defraud" is what puts in more bureaucracy and inefficiency.

more than 4 years ago
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Tablets Are Game-Changers For Special Needs Kids

Devout_IPUite Re:Ha your great medicare (174 comments)

If you had a 50% fraud rate, you'd still save money. That's what matters from a government standpoint. Preventing fraud is nice, but saving money and getting the job done should be the top priorities.

more than 4 years ago
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Norwegian Day Traders Convicted For Manipulating Computer Trading System

Devout_IPUite Re:Algorithmic trading? (299 comments)

Seems like this should be fair game if computers are allowed to make buy orders on their own...

more than 4 years ago
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Huge Shocker — 3D TVs Not Selling

Devout_IPUite Re:I know why.. lack of standardization (535 comments)

Wrong, the standards on the glasses make all the difference. I'm not willing to buy a 3D TV until my glasses work on my friend's TV set without worrying about who bought which brand. That's 100% of the reason I didn't buy a 3D TV this summer.

more than 4 years ago
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Huge Shocker — 3D TVs Not Selling

Devout_IPUite Re:I know why.. lack of standardization (535 comments)

A year ago I was planning on buying a 3D TV this summer. What happened? I looked before I jumped and decided I would wait until the glasses were all inter compatible. I told Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic that until their TVs worked with Toshiba glasses, I would wait to buy. I'm sure some other people told them too.

Myself as a 3D enthusiast, and a prime early adopter, I feel that Sony failed to sell me on a technology that I was really looking forward too. And the truth is that you need early adopters for this kind of technology to ever take off.

I hope the TV companies get their act together and get a pan-company team of engineers together to create and implement a standard. If they don't do it next year, and Hollywood continues to produce terrible 2D->3D abominations, the 3D momentum is likely to fall below sustainable levels.

more than 4 years ago
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NASA Head Ignores Congress, Eyes Cooperation With China

Devout_IPUite Re:No Cooperation, No way! NEVER!!! (271 comments)

Some politicians who are older than the tea party (Sarah Palin for example) could be described accurately as "a darling of the Tea Party".

Now, the observation was that Wolf is probably a hardcore conservative based just on that one comment. It's a valid bet to make and I wouldn't take the other side.

From Wikipedia: Congressman Wolf has also voted to deny funding to Planned Parenthood. He gets a B+ from the NRA and a 0% from the ACLU.

I think it's safe to assume the GP was correct calling Wolf a hardcore conservative, you lost the bet.

more than 4 years ago

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Someone told Rupert Murdoch about robots.txt

Devout_IPUite Devout_IPUite writes  |  more than 4 years ago

Devout_IPUite (1284636) writes "It looks like Rupert Murdoch finally had someone tell him about robots.txt. Murdoch is considering removing News Corp's news from Google's Web search results, and is talking to Microsoft Corp about listing the stories with its Bing search engine instead. Microsoft would pay for the privilege, sources have told Reuters, but it was not clear how much."
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