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Behind the Scenes With the Star Trek Fan Reboot

MrL0G1C Re:CRAP!!! (105 comments)

Slashdotted apparently.

yesterday
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Hackers Used Nasty "SMB Worm" Attack Toolkit Against Sony

MrL0G1C Re:Sony? (168 comments)

I am the only person that thinks that vandalising millions of customers PS3's is worse (Other OS feature removal).

2 days ago
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T-Mobile To Pay $90M For Unauthorized Charges On Customers' Bills

MrL0G1C Re:Why not fine the 3rd party companies?? (51 comments)

Fine!! It's criminal fraud, nothing civil about it, people should go to prison*

*for a short period in a non-pound-em-in-the-ass prison, US has too many people in prison, you all need to calm down with that.

2 days ago
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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

MrL0G1C New law. (383 comments)

So, what if we had a new law: No AI with IQ over 100* allowed.

This would allow robot servants but make our overthrow unlikely.

*or 80 etc, or IQ depending on purpose.

2 days ago
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Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

MrL0G1C Re:Stupid (392 comments)

If everything is encrypted mass surveillance becomes much harder and more expensive.

So the outcome is more spies and higher taxes then! And more energy used - not environmentally friendly. Why encrypt comments if they're going to be displayed publicly?

3 days ago
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Microsoft Gets Industry Support Against US Search Of Data In Ireland

MrL0G1C Re:A matter of procedure... (137 comments)

I'm guessing the correct thing to do is to subpena MS for the information because the client and business are both US based, but I'm not a lawyer.

5 days ago
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Graphene: Fast, Strong, Cheap, and Impossible To Use

MrL0G1C Re:Aluminium (187 comments)

Oh, but it's not really nuclear powered because uranium is made in suns, so it's a solar powered car (sarc).

about a week ago
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How Identifiable Are You On the Web?

MrL0G1C Re:MEH (159 comments)

Actually my uniqueness has changed most times that I've visited Panopticon because the information underlying the fingerprint changes regularly, limiting it's usefulness.

about a week ago
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LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

MrL0G1C Re:Too small to be of any benefit. (179 comments)

What matters to me is that many fonts look crap on a 1080p screen at normal viewing distance. Smoothing doesn't fix this, 4k would.

That is it. The chart is wrong by a long shot.

about a week ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

MrL0G1C Re:Sounds Better? (433 comments)

Moot point, they know what they're doing, it's not up to the sound engineers, they'd lose their job if they refused to up the loudness.

about a week ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

MrL0G1C Re:Sounds Better? (433 comments)

I don't assume that modern vinyl is immune to the effect, but they don't bastardise vinyl masters like they do CD masters.

And neither is there a good reason why the loudness of digital media couldn't be reduced.

When music is broken by the loudness techniques used there is often clipping, that can't be fixed - data is irretrievably lost.

about a week ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

MrL0G1C Re:Sounds Better? (433 comments)

It doesn't matter how much you spend, Media conglomerates have ruined CDs, see the Loudness war

With the advent of the Compact Disc (CD), music is encoded to a digital format with a clearly defined maximum peak amplitude. Once the maximum amplitude of a CD is reached, loudness can be increased still further through signal processing techniques such as dynamic range compression and equalization. Engineers can apply an increasingly high ratio of compression to a recording until it more frequently peaks at the maximum amplitude. In extreme cases, efforts to increase loudness can result in clipping and other audible distortion

10 years ago if you'd have said vinyl sounds better than CD, I'd have said you're nuts or that you simply can't stand high pitched frequencies, but because of this butchered mastering of CDs, vinyl versions may sound better.

about a week ago
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The Shale Boom Won't Stop Climate Change; It Could Make It Worse

MrL0G1C Re: A Bridge Fuel... (395 comments)

The extremely expensive plants you mean? The ones that cost double what new renewables cost? Do they deliver dispatchable power or do they deliver continuous power that can't be altered much hour to hour?

What happens when a country with a 'safer plant' gets hit by bombs because the country it's in has gone to war?

Can u guarantee the safe waste won't end up in terrorists/mafia hands? Is all nuclear waste in the world right now accounted for?

about a week ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

MrL0G1C Re: Wait, what? (161 comments)

"No user-serviceable parts inside"

"warranty void if seal broken"

Bad analogy, this is more like a Sony DVD player that only plays Sony brand DVDs.

about a week ago
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Former iTunes Engineer Tells Court He Worked To Block Competitors

MrL0G1C Re:Wait, what? (161 comments)

If Real just wanted to put the music on the iPod, the iPod always support non-DRMed formats (mp3, AAC).

They couldn't do that because the big music co's were insisting their music be sold encrypted.

about a week ago
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LG To Show Off New 55-Inch 8K Display at CES

MrL0G1C Re:Too small to be of any benefit. (179 comments)

The point is that the differences between 1080p and 4k are clearly visible at distances far beyond that which the chart implies so, the chart is wrong.

Take fonts, you can 'smooth' them, to me that makes them look blurry in an ugly way. The font I am typing with right now is constructed of lines only 1 pixel wide, leaving negligible room for font style. Text would clearly benefit from 4k as opposed to 1080p.

The fact that you have to 'blur' things to fix the image points to the deficiency of 1080p. I don't like blurry and I don't like jaggies, I like crisp images, 1080p is nearly crisp - not good enough.

I agree that it's a case of diminishing returns, but 1080p is at best half way there.

about two weeks ago

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ORG Steps in to Fight Piracy Settlement Letters

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  more than 2 years ago

anne on E. mouse cow (867445) writes "The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

ORG are currently trying to raise £5000 to pay court fees, Donations Page"

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Google has completely fucked itself RANT ALERT

MrL0G1C MrL0G1C writes  |  about a year and a half ago

Unbelievable, google have lost all control of their senses, why:

1) "searches in quotes" no longer does an exact search.
2) Search-for-words-together also does not work.
3) Only 6 results on the first page.
4) Only 5 results out of 527,000 shown and then I get completely irrelevant "Results for similar searches".
5) Google.com redirects to wrong country.
6) Google.com/ncr search not working.
7) + operator does nothing.
8) And while I'm at it, image search options GUI is shit, badly laid out, confusing headings etc.

Simple search: 'frostwire set seed ratio'
Relevant results, BIG FAT NADA ZERO NONE

Did I get volunteered into google shit version testing without being asked or something, I've noticed how sites like to do that, different users getting different versions of a site, my response to this is:

I DON'T FUCKING LIKE IT GOOGLE, FUCK OFF YOU FUCKING MONEY WORSHIPING ADVERTISING WHORES.

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