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Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Horshu Re:Emulators? (167 comments)

You extrapolating a statement about the nature of video output (my emulator runs on digital video) into some kind of knock on hobbyists? Gimme a goddamn break! I friggin' own a C64 and several Z80 machines, so don't assume you know anything about me. I just happen to also run emulators out of convenience (I'm not going to wire up my old TS to a CRT just so I can take a look at something in fuzzy) Thanks for proving the Asshole Theory of the Internet! Blow me, dickhead.

about three weeks ago

Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague

Horshu Re: But is it reaslistic? (369 comments)

ISIS should infect some of their bravest with MSRA and then infiltrate the US, where they would spontaneously start grappling with random people on the streets, thus causing a staph epidemic. But yeah, they probably want to avoid ancient diseases that modern medicine has been able to treat.

about three weeks ago

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Horshu Emulators? (167 comments)

Graphics look plenty crisp on my C64 emulator. Need to check out a console emulator or two (my old C64 got as much play as a console)

about three weeks ago

Facebook Experimenting With Blu-ray As a Storage Medium

Horshu Re:Why not just use hard drives and then store... (193 comments)

As the summary says, discs are also waterproof and can deal with greater temperature swings. They'd also be cheaper, even at the bulk HDD rate that FB would pay.

about a month ago

"MythBusters" Drops Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci

Horshu Re:Tory - Brian Dunkleman (364 comments)

To this day I keep getting Tory and Kari mixed up when they talk about them. I hate to say it, but I'll be glad to see Male Tory go.

about a month ago

Researchers Hack Gmail With 92 Percent Success Rate

Horshu Windows is vulnerable! (87 comments)

If I install a debugger on it, I can read passwords!!!!!

about a month ago

Is "Scorpion" Really a Genius?

Horshu He's no Hank Scorpio (391 comments)

Now *that* guy means something to this world!

about a month ago

Babylon 5 May Finally Get a Big-Screen Debut

Horshu More Shadows, less Psi's (252 comments)

Seasons 1-4....awesome. Season 5...not so much. The movies...didn't even watch them.

about a month ago

Why the "NASA Tested Space Drive" Is Bad Science

Horshu Re:Yep. (315 comments)

"Why the popular press loves to breathlessly report on recent journal articles as "fact" only confuses the matter." I take it you don't believe that a 13 year old girl will revolutionize battery power with her science fair project?

about a month and a half ago

Peter Hoddie Talks About His Internet of Things Construction Kit (Video)

Horshu Would have already happened (53 comments)

If Bill Budge had gotten around to finishing Construction Set Construction Set. Oh, well.

about a month and a half ago

Quiet Cooling With a Copper Foam Heatsink

Horshu Re:As Flammable as Steel Wool? (171 comments)

Shouldn't be, which is one of the reasons that crackheads like to use Chore Boy for filters.

about 1 month ago

Bad "Buss Duct" Causes Week-long Closure of 5,000 Employee Federal Complex

Horshu July in Atlanta...HA! (124 comments)

I worked for a company in the 2009 time frame where the AC went out regularly in the summer months in Houston. I came in after a stay in the hospital to an office that was 95 degrees. July anywhere on the Gulf Coast can be bad, but in August/September, it's even worse.

about 2 months ago

How Stanford Engineers Created a Fictitious Compression For HBO

Horshu Re:Why call them "engineers"? (90 comments)

I wasn't even aware that programmers in Cali could even legally call themselves "engineers". I worked for a company out of college HQed in California, and I was told coming in that we used the term "Programmer/Analyst" because California required "engineers" to have a true engineering degree (with the requisite certifications et al)

about 2 months ago

Led By Nest, 'Thread' Might Be Most Promising IoT Initiative Yet

Horshu Any UPB folks alive? (79 comments)

I use UPB (kinda like X10 v2). It's still wired, but every device serves as a repeater, so signal strength shouldn't be an issue. It's pretty easy to program (I had an app turning lights on and off in about an hour).

about 2 months ago

How a Supercomputer Beat the Scrap Heap and Lived On To Retire In Africa

Horshu That supercomputer (145 comments)

sounds like it needs to be riding into the sunset with Lorenzo Lamas, duster valiantly flapping in the wind.

about 2 months ago

Sand-Based Anode Triples Lithium-Ion Battery Performance

Horshu Only a matter of time (60 comments)

They'd already tried several different materials - meat...fowl...crawdads. But when there was no crawdads, they tried sand. "They tried sand" you ask. They tried sand.

about 2 months ago

The Lovelace Test Is Better Than the Turing Test At Detecting AI

Horshu Re:dwarf fortress (285 comments)

I first heard about it this morning on this site. Holy crap! I'm tempted to try it but am almost afraid to try it.

about 2 months ago


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