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4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

Jartan Bit too small still. (207 comments)

At that res I really want at least a 32~37 inch screen.

about 2 months ago

Kids With Wheels: Should the Unlicensed Be Allowed To 'Drive' Autonomous Cars?

Jartan Question is way too premature. (437 comments)

We're a long long long ways away from a totally autonomous car. The first self driving cars will definitely require a driver.

about 2 months ago

Congress Unhappy With FCC's Proposed Changes To Net Neutrality

Jartan Re:market force: Let customers decide. (208 comments)

We're not in a situation of light regulation though. Who can lay down lines is heavily regulated at the local level.

So simply telling the FCC "hands off" is foolish. That just hands the problem to city politicians that can't possibly oppose the huge cable companies.

about 2 months ago

Places Where the Silicon Valley Bubble Could Pop

Jartan Re:I Read TFA... (107 comments)

Half the posters don't even read their own reply.

about 3 months ago

Religion Is Good For Your Brain

Jartan This is surprising? (529 comments)

The entire trick to religion has always been peace of mind. You don't have to think about the hard stuff. Of course the flip side of that is being a bad person.

I'd rather have morals with depression personally.

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Why Are We Still Writing Text-Based Code?

Jartan Look up code visualization. (876 comments)

The best way to understand is to turn the question around. Look at the methods people use to visualize code. There's no one method that's really good. You have to use several different ones.

We might see some new tricks with VR though. Stuff like call graphs would work far better in full 3d.

about 6 months ago

Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash

Jartan Re:In otherwards (664 comments)

Libertarians only care about freedom on public property. Once you're on their land it's their way or the highway.

about 6 months ago

The JavaScript Juggernaut Rolls On

Jartan Re:Kinda Suprised...but I guess I shouldn't be... (505 comments)

Any language can do that. You're just impressed that javascript has come so far.

The only reason to "get used to it" is that web browsers still aren't supporting other languages.

about 5 months ago

The Schizophrenic State of Software In 2014

Jartan Microsoft is mostly to blame. (209 comments)

Open and mature client technologies have always been a threat to MS's core business.

about 6 months ago

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

Jartan Re:Dreaming of code? (533 comments)

That's only true for the miniscule amounts they'd actually consider. Companies exist to pay employees less than they're actually worth.

Corruption at the top has made meaningful salaries impossible. So yes most people would rather enjoy their job. Start talking real extra money and they'll quickly change their tune.

about 6 months ago

Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album

Jartan Inc CIA operatives (69 comments)

Baboom users can install a little plugin that replaces the ads you'd normally see on the internet with ones that we control through our ad network. Just as advertisers go to AdWords to buy ads from Google for certain search terms, they'll be able to come to us and buy these ads at half the price and still have ads shown against the same keywords.

When the corporate masters hear about this it's going to get dicey.

about 6 months ago

Algorithm Aims To Predict Fiction Bestsellers

Jartan Extreme selection bias. (146 comments)

If you read the article they're not really examining best sellers at all. A site like Gutenberg has no correlation with modern best sellers.

Film, TV and Internet have all had drastic effects on the market as well. Thus old books aren't really representative.

about 7 months ago

LLVM and Clang 3.4 Are Out

Jartan Re:pretty quick on the C++14 support (118 comments)

The GPL doesn't have anything to do with it. RMS won't even allow simple command line features that could be "used" by a proprietary IDE for instance.

It's an understandable stance but the result is inferior software.

about 7 months ago

Polar Vortex Sends Life-Threatening Freeze To US

Jartan Re:In which units? (684 comments)

It's only ambiguous to a scientist "twice as cold" is "double the negative distance from 72".

about 7 months ago

Eye Tracking Coming To Video Games

Jartan This has huge usages in HDR. (102 comments)

The magic bullet for eye tracking is using it for adaptive HDR. Monitors for good reason can't show bright lights. This makes it difficult to fit all the luminance information on the screen at once.

By tracking the eye we can adjust luminance information locally. This can have a huge impact on image quality.

about 7 months ago

Former Head of NSA Calls For Obama To Reject NSA Commission Recommendations

Jartan Some of those recomendations are downright scary. (316 comments)

The commission recommended that the phone companies or a third party take over responsibility for storing the data.

They're just trying to shuffle things. In the process it will most likely become worse.

about 7 months ago

Multivitamin Researchers Say 'Case Is Closed' As Studies Find No Health Benefits

Jartan Crap studies. (554 comments)

No clear benefits at all? There's always going to be some pros and cons on this. Such a blatant over generalization is worthless.

about 7 months ago

Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta

Jartan Re:Why does UEFI matter? (211 comments)

It has nothing to do with TPM or Secure Boot. This OS is specifically for new hardware. They have no reason to support legacy stuff.

about 8 months ago

Valve Releases Debian-Based SteamOS Beta

Jartan Re:Debian! (211 comments)

It's not a "little fiefdom" when they alone can force every graphics vendor to finally release drivers for Linux.

The end result is going to be the exact opposite of your whining.

about 8 months ago

Google Fiber In Austin Hits a Snag: Incumbent AT&T

Jartan Re: Google will have their way (291 comments)

Ron Paul isn't an honest politician? He votes AGAINST spending measures that would benefit his own constituents.

Nobody claimed he wasn't republican.

about 8 months ago


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