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YouTube Opens Up 60fps To Everyone

cheetah_spottycat Demo Scene (152 comments)

I really hope, people are going to re-upload all those C64 and Amiga demos that just stutter like hell in 25/30fps in their original 50/60fps glory!

about three weeks ago
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Site of 1976 "Atomic Man" Accident To Be Cleaned

cheetah_spottycat Re:Faith in God (299 comments)

That is 50% better than blindly trusting in the god of your choice.

about 5 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cheetah_spottycat Re:Why is this so difficult? (1198 comments)

I absolutely agree! Just in case that wasn't obvious from my posting :)

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cheetah_spottycat Re:Why is this so difficult? (1198 comments)

There are many known painless and very effective ways of killing a human being. For example, suffocation with Nitrogen gas. It will cause a state of euphoria, then unconsciousness, then death. No pain, dead simple (pun not intended), and 100% success rate. It's a no-brainer. Or a simple, massive overdose of pretty much any anesthetic will do. It does not take complicated mixtures. But it would mean, your convict would die "happy". And that thought would be too much to bear for the victims. The death penalty is not about justice. It is about revenge. It is designed to be gruesome, the suffering is intentional. The deliquent is no longer considered a human being, and the pig deserves to suffer. It seems to be consensus even here on slashdot.

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cheetah_spottycat Re:Time to move into the Century of the fruit bat. (1198 comments)

Why does the US still even have the Death penalty?

It's all about revenge. The american people are thirsty for blood. It's a dark truth that watching people die can be very satisfying, once you've been relieved from the burden of conscience.

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cheetah_spottycat Re:Punishment fits the crime (1198 comments)

Well, if you want to go full-on medieval, let's do it properly and just implent the sharia. Slowly poisoning someone to death ... or stoning them. What is the difference? Yes, the stoning is the more honest option.

about 7 months ago
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Oklahoma Botched an Execution With Untested Lethal Injection Drugs

cheetah_spottycat Torture may have been Intentional. (1198 comments)

Let's take a brief look into the mind of the supporters of the death penality. A BBC reporter investigated a few scientifically proven humane ways to kill a human being, and offered them to Robert Blecker, Professor criminal law and constitutional law at the New York Law School: https://www.youtube.com/watch?... So, with people like these on the spearhead of the pro-death-penalty movement ... can we expect a humane death penalty?

about 7 months ago
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The Witcher 3 and Projekt Red's DRM-Free Stand

cheetah_spottycat Re:Hmmm (115 comments)

You do realize you're talking about CD Project RED ... who run the biggest distribution system for DRM-Free games on the planet? So, yeah, obviously the original Witcher was a learning experience for them. That was fucking 7 years ago. Get over it. These people are the good guys that brought us gog.com and are just about to release a Triple-A-Title without DRM or copy protection. I mean, what the fuck are you complaining about? That they're not a charity, but an actual company of people who want to earn a living with this?

about 7 months ago
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Did Facebook Buy Oculus To Counter Google Glass?

cheetah_spottycat The answer is easy. (108 comments)

No. Next :)

about 8 months ago
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YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

cheetah_spottycat Re:Bullshit (427 comments)

Nope, the deal is exclusive, so one you've sold your soul to GEMA, your "Urheberrecht" is gone. Here's the contract: https://www.gema.de/fileadmin/...

about 9 months ago
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YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices

cheetah_spottycat Re:Bullshit (427 comments)

That is only partly correct. GEMA indeed owns music written by their members. If you beome a member, you basially sign away all rights of all music you have written in the past and will ever write in the future to them. You literally no longer own your own compositions.

As a return, you get paid according to a convoluted fixed tariff system that heavily favours top-40 producers, deducts up to 80% of fees, gets paid out with up to two years of delay - and the exclusivity of the deal leads to absurd situation like artists having to pay for your own concerts.

In addition to that, GEMA also acts as a collection agency for foreign copyright organisations who have granted GEMA collection rights through IFPI.

about 9 months ago
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NVIDIA's G-Sync Is VSync Designed For LCDs (not CRTs)

cheetah_spottycat Re:Why does 25fps on a computer game seem slow? (139 comments)

Because skilled directors and camera operators have learned in the last 100 years of movie making history which kind of camera movements work, and painstakingly avoid those which don't work with low framerates.

about a year ago
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Boot To Zork

cheetah_spottycat Like in the old days. (106 comments)

I think it's only fitting, keeping in mind, that in the old Amiga/Atari days, booting directly into your games was an absolutely normal thing to do - hardware resources were scarce, and the last thing you wanted was sharing RAM and precious CPU cycles with an OS running in the background.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Deliver a Print Magazine Online, While Avoiding Piracy?

cheetah_spottycat Wrong Question. (298 comments)

You could as well ask "how to deliver a vinyl record online while avoiding piracy". The answer is simple: If you want your business to survive, you don't. You should rather develop a new product that actually makes sense on the medium you are about to move your business to.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Why Won't Companies Upgrade Old Software?

cheetah_spottycat Easy answer (614 comments)

"Aren't they also losing money by working with inefficient, outdated systems?"

No, they're not, because these days, newer versions of a software are commonly less efficient than the old version.

about a year and a half ago
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Oculus Rift Guillotine Simulation

cheetah_spottycat Re:There are lots of things I'd like see via OR (120 comments)

Oh, is the Oculus Groinal Attachment finally out of closed beta?

In fact it has been on the market for almost three years now: http://www.realtouchinteractive.com/

And yes, there are open source drivers. Here's the git repo. https://github.com/qdot/librealtouch

Now go, and make some awesome 3D haptic VR porn :)

about a year and a half ago
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Microsoft Steeply Raising Enterprise Licensing Fees

cheetah_spottycat Re:How to treat a loyal customer (571 comments)

Have a look at SOGo. Comes with native Outlook and active directory support, can use any IMAP/smtp server as backend, supports funambol for mobile device support, has a pretty slick web interface ... unless you have some VERY specific requirement for single Microsoft novelty features, this is your exchange replacement right there.

about 2 years ago
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"Anonymous" File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal By German Court

cheetah_spottycat Re:I would expect to be held responsible (285 comments)

Postal services around the world have been delivering anonymous mail for centuries, and never has any of them ever been made responsible for the content of anonymous letters.

But somehow, in the digital world, everyone wants the messenger shot, comparing a bunch of ones and zeroes with drugs and bombs as if bits could kill.

Reality check, pretty please?

about 2 years ago
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Siri Gives Apple Two Year Advantage Over Android

cheetah_spottycat Re:Why? (800 comments)

I can imagine a future screen-less phone that's just a stick with a speaker, mic, and button

Congratulations, you have just invented the iPhone Shuffle(tm)!

about 3 years ago

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