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The Fastest Camera Ever Made Captures 100 Billion Frames Per Second

Ost99 Re:Fastest, ehh? (122 comments)

The MIT camera doesn't capture that many frames pr second. The video they create show a trillion frames per second, but it's created from a gazillion movies of identical light pulses.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Making a 'Wife Friendly' Gaming PC?

Ost99 Just make sure it makes less noise than her PC (720 comments)

Just make sure your gaming rig is less noisy than her gaming rig. And don't put either of them in the living room.

My system is practically noiseless. Silent water cooling and 140mm fans. No HDDs, just a stack of SSDs.

My wife's gaming rig is noisy as hell. Old i7 920 ("frying pan" early stepping) with a HD6970 and 24GB 1.65V ram, a couple of 2nd generation SSDs and a stack of HDDs. Doubles as space heater during the winter.

about three weeks ago
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Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

Ost99 Re:Cue slippery slope arguments now... (366 comments)

15 points is a huge difference. A person with an IQ of 85 will be severely disadvantaged and would have problems completing any higher education.
Past a certain point higher IQ does not directly translate to higher success rate (social, economical, health etc), but in the interval 70-130 it does.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Ost99 Re:Awesome (283 comments)

Northern Europe here. The country of electric car fanatics. Think we're the 2nd largest marked in the world, behind California, despite being only 5M people.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Ost99 Re:Awesome (283 comments)

New cars (non-electric ones) are HEAVILY taxed here. A modest family car costs $60-70 000. A decent SUV costs $200 000 (and the roads are full of them).

A Tesla S and a low end 5-series BMW or E-class Mercedes costs about the same here.

about 2 months ago
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Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Ost99 Re:Awesome (283 comments)

Where I live the rule of thumb is that you spend between 1/2 year and 1 year household income (before tax) on car(s) every 5-6 years.
Average household income for dual income households ( most are) is slightly above $160 000, which puts the Tesla D within the car spending budget of almost half the households over here.

I'm just pissed I didn't hold out another 2 months before ordering mine early in September.

about 2 months ago
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Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

Ost99 Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (178 comments)

I don't know of any way to get it to work on a Rpi at the moment.

If you have a x86/x64 server somewhere in the house you could try to stream the output from the browser running on the server - or something like that. But I'm guessing the DRM will get in your way.

http://www.playon.tv/playon does something like this from a Windows PC to XBMC - but at $70 I would look elsewhere.

about 3 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Ost99 Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

Desktops won't go away, but the industry will have to adapt and find new markets / new products when the upgrade rate changes from once every 24 months to once every 10 years. As a technology driver, desktops are dying (or dead).

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Ost99 Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

Yes. And that means that the Desktop is dead as a technology driver.

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Ost99 Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

The desktop will not disappear. I don't think that's what all the "the Desktop is Dead" hype is about. The desktop will no longer be the primary technology driver and will become a much smaller part of the overall computing-device market - probably to less than 10% of the overall market (including phones, tablets, laptops and whatever comes next).

about 4 months ago
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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Ost99 Re:Nobody else seems to want it (727 comments)

The desktop IS dead, at least in one sense.
If you buy one now, you might never have to buy one again.

Acknowledging that I might be pulling a "640k ought to be enough for everybody", I predict that a current generation mainline i7 and i5 will be sufficient for any "desktop" task more or less for ever (or until we move away from a physical interface like keyboard / mouse and touchscreens).

My 5 1/2 year old desktop is still a solid workhorse and significantly faster than my new $3000 ultrabook.

about 4 months ago
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The Video Game That Maps the Galaxy

Ost99 Re:Cool idea until you see the beta price (28 comments)

You can always wait for the finished game and buy that when it arrives next year.

Elite is crowd funded - early access is one of the perks of contributing. Alpha access was a $300+ tier.

about 5 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

Ost99 Re:No Bid Contracts! (417 comments)

Partly right, but still wrong.

You're right about them not being for dogfighting over Canadian territories, the F35 is not that kind of aircraft.
The F35 is a bomber that can run bombing missions without an escort (when not expecting to meet state of the art interceptors).

about 6 months ago
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Canada Poised To Buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 JSFs

Ost99 Re:Russia (417 comments)

Sweden and Finland have the means to produce nuclear weapons.
Same goes for most other countries with nuclear research facilities. It's not as if it's difficult.

about 6 months ago
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Lepton Universality In Question, a Standard Model Assumption

Ost99 Re:How convenient! (62 comments)

Wan't the confirmation just slightly different from what they expected.
The deviation might actually be traces of this unknown 2nd Higgs particle.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

Ost99 Re:Why? (259 comments)

If H+ is slow for video, you're not getting H+ speeds.
H+ is supposed to be 20-42Mbit. Should even be enough for Netflix 4k

about 7 months ago
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4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

Ost99 Re:Please quit conflating TV's and monitors. (207 comments)

It's great for coding, webdesign or anything where you are interacting with two or more windows at the same time.

My coding days are more or less over, but I still find it very useful in almost all tasks. Keeping everything you're working on visible is a great productivity booster. I've had my monitor for roughly 3 months, and it has already paid for itself.

about 7 months ago
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4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

Ost99 Re:Sweet, now we just need to wait for OS Support (207 comments)

Both Linux and Windows 8.1 deals just fine with 4k.
Requires a decent graphics card with drivers that actually work, but other than that there's no problem.

about 7 months ago
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4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

Ost99 Re:Please quit conflating TV's and monitors. (207 comments)

There's a whole bunch of 27" 1440p monitors out there, and they sell a lot.
At the office we've not bought one single 1080p since starting up in 2010. We started off with 1200p when that was still possible to get, and moved on to 1440p and now 4k for those who want it.

about 7 months ago

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