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Open-Source Blu-Ray Library Now Supports BD-J Java

FilmedInNoir Re:this is great news! (93 comments)

I did that to. Only it was the BBC's Planet Earth series.
Then I spent all my TV time streaming off my media player, in my case, extremely poor resolution MST3K episodes.
I feel less special but happy to be part of a larger group of rubes fooled into buying a BR player.

2 days ago

CCP Games Explains Why Virtual Reality First Person Shooters Still Don't Work

FilmedInNoir Re:Massive vertigo attacks (154 comments)

I had that issue with Metro 2033. Even without VR (I do have a 27" monitor, so that was a factor probably) I got sick playing it.
I think it was because I'd be moving forward and my characters head (ie. camera) would be swiveling around looking at other things

about a week ago

Buzz Aldrin Pressures Obama For New Space Exploration Initiative

FilmedInNoir Dubia and the F-35 contractors should get together (78 comments)

With that combined budget we would be living in weather domes on the Moon by now and launching interstellar probes to find Earth 2.

about two weeks ago

Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

FilmedInNoir AllWinner Mele set-top boxes (183 comments)
There's a good dozen or more configurations for the hardware.

There's guides on the internet to installing different versions of Linux on it. (Unless you want to do Android dev)
I bought the A1000 version and a laptop HD (plugs in the top).
Then I installed Debian (using an online guide) and MiniDLNA. I use it as a media server for my TV.

about two weeks ago

Rob Pardo Says Farewell To Blizzard

FilmedInNoir Re:Who? (93 comments)

Next week, a 5-part in-depth exposé on the retirement party and future plans of Bob Smith from accounting.

about two weeks ago

Damian Conway On Perl 6 and the Philosophy of Programming

FilmedInNoir From Wikipedia (132 comments)

" As of 2009[dated info], multiple Perl 6 implementations are under development, but none of them are considered "complete". "
So, there have been releases of Perl 6 but no finalization, but aren't most programming languages like that now?
e.g. C# has 6 versions and Java (12ish, according to Wiki). Languages forever evolving.
I know PERL is old and people except it to be more rigid like Fortran (even with new versions), but Fortran isn't being used for web apps, etc. that see constant technological innovation.

about three weeks ago

Study: People Would Rather Be Shocked Than Be Alone With Their Thoughts

FilmedInNoir Re:How fitting (333 comments)

But the button? THE SHINY RED BUTTON! Calling out to you. Begging to be pressed. How long can you last? How long?!?!

about three weeks ago

Mt. Gox CEO Returns To Twitter, Enrages Burned Investors

FilmedInNoir Re:LOL (281 comments)

They used a :) not a >:( ?
I'd use a smiley if I was making a cheeky remark to a cherished friend.

about a month ago

Code Spaces Hosting Shutting Down After Attacker Deletes All Data

FilmedInNoir Re:Not a Great Response (387 comments)

That seems logical and intelligent,so I'm going to suggest two possibilities.
Either the people running Code Spaces are morons or they cooked up this hacker story to cover their tracks because of something else.
Either, again that they screwed up because they are morons, or that they are hemorrhaging money and wanted to shut down.

about a month ago

To distress my enemies, I'd force on them ...

FilmedInNoir Flash ads/Movie ads (199 comments)

Those ads that are mini-movies and have the volume cranked up to 11. Worse, they pop-under. Usually it's some guy telling me how to get free porn or make millions investing, strangely, they both have the same voice.

about 1 month ago

MIT Researcher Works Toward Robots That Assemble Themselves In an Oven

FilmedInNoir Re:MIT killed Aaron! (20 comments)

Robot Devil approves

about 2 months ago

Canadian Teen Arrested For Calling In 30+ Swattings, Bomb Threats

FilmedInNoir Re:Autoimmune disorder... (350 comments)

Culturally the US annexed parts of Toronto, other parts are Chinese controlled.

about 2 months ago

Chinese E-Commerce Giant To Enter US Market

FilmedInNoir My mom uses Alibaba all the time. (32 comments)

and She's 60. Alibaba could be a major threat to online businesses as well as brick and mortar stores that rely on selling Chinese made goods at massive markups.
The golden days of middle men is drawing to a close. (See Tesla and Car Dealerships)

about 3 months ago

Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

FilmedInNoir Re:Punishment fits the crime (1198 comments)

I prefer people rot slowly in a concrete box for the rest of their lives... death is too easy, even a horrifically painful one.

about 3 months ago

In the US, Rich Now Work Longer Hours Than the Poor

FilmedInNoir Re:By what definition of "rich"? (311 comments)

This article is by the Economist... it's for people that drink the Kool-aid.

about 3 months ago

Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

FilmedInNoir Re:Rewarding the bullies... (798 comments)

A girl got raped here a few years ago and later committed suicide. It would of been the end of it, if not for the divine intervention of Anonymous.
So then people wanted to form a torch welding mob when the facts surrounding it came out, not everyone though, there was a smaller group supporting the rapists.
So while that angry mob never did form, the pro-rapist group managed to carry out some assaults on people speaking out in favor of punishing the rapists.
Of course, our fearless POlice step in and say they will spare no expensive or lethal force to protect these people, the rapists that is... the victim and her supporters can go to hell. "She deserved what happened to her."

about 3 months ago

Your StarCraft II Potential Peaked At Age 24

FilmedInNoir Re:The older I get, the better I once was. (103 comments)

At 41, it might be beyond my ability now to master twitch games. I have however become better at exploiting and cheating.

about 3 months ago



Under The Sea: Rokudenashiko, Arrested For Sharing 3D Print Of Genitals

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about a week ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "42-year-old Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, has come under scrutiny after she shared 3D prints of her vulva to supporters of her vagina boat project. The 42-year-old was accused of a Japanese penal code dating back to 1907, where it is illegal to sell or distribute obscene objects."
Link to Original Source

Pointillist data map shows the changing face of Texas

FilmedInNoir FilmedInNoir writes  |  about a year and a half ago

FilmedInNoir (1392323) writes "A visualization of voting trends in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas by Kirk Goldsberry, an assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University in East Lansing. "The work was partly to challenge people's perception of Texas. It's increasingly urban, it's increasingly Democratic, and therefore increasingly blue." says Prof. Goldsberry."
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