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Some Core I7 5960X + X99 Motherboards Mysteriously Burning Up

Lussarn Perhaps (102 comments)

It was a bad motivator?

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Hack Gmail With 92 Percent Success Rate

Lussarn Re: Yawn. (87 comments)

Fortunaly Google dosen't accept mallware onto the market, so you should be pretty safe.

about 1 month ago
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Nano-Pixels Hold Potential For Screens Far Denser Than Today's Best

Lussarn Re:What's the point? (129 comments)

If the average human eye can't tell the slightest difference, what's the point of making displays that dense?

The whole retina thing is just a marketing ploy. Perhaps some wants to hold the phone closer than what Steeve decided was the optimum range. There is no denying text is sharper and you need to zoom less when having better than retina resolution.

In any case, I'm not average.

about 2 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

Lussarn I'm holding out for Oculus Rift (520 comments)

When Oculus Rift gain 4K resolution I will have all the display space I need. Unlimited virtual monitors...

about 8 months ago
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Man Who Sold $100 Million Worth of Pirated Software Gets 12 Years In Prison

Lussarn Re:Good (304 comments)

I think he got disconnected before the punchline, bet it was good though...

about a year ago
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Apple Shows Off New iOS 7, Mac OS X At WWDC

Lussarn Fisher price (607 comments)

It looks like Win XP

about a year ago
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USAF Strips 17 Officers of Nuclear Launch Authority

Lussarn Re: Take them out of the loop (173 comments)

Don't let it play Global thermonuclerar war for a decade though. It won't learn shit. Give it two minutes of tic-tac-toe, number of players zero, and it throws in the towel on the art of war completely. I know there is some kind of plot hole in here...

about a year ago
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Hyundai's Flying Car Flies For an Audience

Lussarn Re:More Lift (96 comments)

Agreed. It's also a dead end since a flying vehicle carrying people needs to be able to land with engine failure. Well, not the V22 Osprey, but every other type of aircraft. This type of aircraft will not auto rotate, and will never be deemed safe.

about a year and a half ago
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MS Office Tablet Delay Gives Google a Real Chance, and Not Just Google Apps

Lussarn Re:Really? (108 comments)

You are tied to the complexity of the PC. Tied so tightly you can't imagine there could ab another way.

A tablet just isn't up to the task of serious content creation. You can barely write on them (yes you can, but it isn't exactly fun) and your fingers are just too clumsy compared to a mouse pointer. This will not change until the next tablet revolution comes with completely overhauled interfaces, this will probably take some time if it will ever happen.

This has nothing to do with "complexity", tablets and PCs are two very different things as it stands today. Tablets are great for consumption.

about a year and a half ago
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Blink! Google Is Forking WebKit

Lussarn Re:Ugh...great (252 comments)

It's possible, maybe even likely Blink will be the new universal rendering engine and WebKit an Apple only thing, timeframe a year or two. I don't know if Blink or WebKit developers even want to merge between the projects. It will be interesting to see how this saga continues, the browser war have been a bit stale as of late. Not that I like browser inconsistences but I do like competition.

about a year and a half ago
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Blink! Google Is Forking WebKit

Lussarn Re:In other words... (252 comments)

Forking has a long tradition in open source software, webkit itself was forked from KHTML. There is absolutely nothing anti open source about it. Find yourself a new argument why Google sucks.

about a year and a half ago
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Remote Desktop Backend Merged into Wayland

Lussarn Re:Rootless? (215 comments)

So the cure to remote performance is to rewrite modern applications to 80 era style, because writing a display server that handles modern apps is doomed to be implemented badly...

Dude, just listen to yourself.

about a year and a half ago
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Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio?

Lussarn Re:Any good studies? (749 comments)

This is what I did, not on MP3 but DD vs TrueHD.

I'm a heavy movie watcher. When I got a receiver capable of lossless sound I just wanted to know if I could hear the difference. If I can't it's really no use for me. I took a movie with a great soundtrack, namely Transformers (shity movie, but one of the best soundtracks). I ripped the blueray and made a little program to play small parts of the movie 2 times, 1 using TrueHD and one using Compressed Dolby Digital (640kbps), randomly switching which soundtrack it played first. I calibrated the volumes to match until I couldn't hear any difference on most parts of the movie (dialogs etc, where the DD bitrate is clearly enough for my ears/equipment/room at least).

Then I sat down with pen and paper in front of the movie and guessed if I was hearing Lossless or compressed sound. My conclusion and my numbers from the guesswork is that Lossless vs DD is very much hearable when the action gets going. The sound is more spread out. sorry I don't know the terms for this (I'm not an audiophile) but, lower low volumes, higher high volumes, better separation beetween different simultaneously playing sound, and possibly better channel separation. My conclusion also is that the difference isn't earth-chattering on my living-room-setup and I can still appreciate DD movies . But the difference is there and it's nice.

about a year and a half ago
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Carmack On VR Latency

Lussarn Re:Invest in AR, not VR (94 comments)

If it's ok with you I put your post in my dictionary as a description for "Technobabble".

After decoding it I understand that anything below matrix quality immersion can't be called VR, according to you.

about a year and a half ago
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J.J. Abrams To Direct Star Wars VII

Lussarn Re:Wait a second... (735 comments)

Now I understand why Yoda is called Yogurt in spaceballs, thank you.

about a year and a half ago
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Android Botnet Infects 1 Million Plus Phones

Lussarn Re:Excellent fact-checking as usual (92 comments)

Or you could read the reviews in the play store before downloading. If the app is full of crap there are 500 persons telling you so. Not really hard...

about a year and a half ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

Lussarn Re:Does it matter? (226 comments)

I believe I stated modern. I would have no problem to tell you if my Nexus 7 or HOX lag, but they don't... I'm sure you can dig up a case where they lag, but normaly, they are fluid.

about a year and a half ago
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The Android Lag Fix That Really Wasn't

Lussarn Does it matter? (226 comments)

Since modern android on modern harwadre don't lag I don't really give a rats as of what it was that made it work..

about a year and a half ago

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