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Multi-Display Gaming Artifacts Shown With AMD, 4K Affected Too

instagib Re:FUD, Nothing but FUD (148 comments)

Maybe you could make a deal with Matrox by offering them your experience as a customer success story.

1 year,14 days

Evidence of 100,000-Year-Old Life Found In Antarctic Subglacial Lake

instagib Re:Watch it be the virus that killed the dinosaurs (63 comments)

The planet works best when is reinstalled every 60-70 millon years, you know, cruft gets accumulated.

FTFY. Because the planet surely doesn't want to boot up with the same virus (=human) infested crap again.

1 year,21 days

Magellan II's Adaptive Optics Top Hubble's Resolution

instagib Re:Awesome (136 comments)

Despite this, I'd still like to see the images of a 30m lunar orbit space telescope.

about a year ago

The Secret Effort To Clean Up a Former Soviet Nuclear Test Site

instagib Re:Metal Market Manipulation. (74 comments)

Metal manipulation by Goldman Sach is why metals cost so much.

This is offtopic, but the source article is a longish, but really good read:
A Shuffle of Aluminum, but to Banks, Pure Gold

Banks: not only too big to fail, but also too big to be controlled, and the main reason for all large scale economic troubles.

about a year ago

Meet a Group of Aspiring Mars Colonists

instagib More Power (and Money) To Them! (130 comments)

I don't agree with the negativity of the first comments. Personally, I would gladly redirect a significant part of my taxes to an endeavour like this, instead of sinking money into less forward thinking bottomless pits the politicians created.

A one-way trip to Mars means sacrifice, and I applaud them - if they really mean it and won't chicken out the day of lauch. It would be an incredible exciting exploration and proof of concept.

about a year ago

FBI Pressures Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software

instagib Re:We Never Learn (225 comments)

The populations of your examples were poor, naive, badly educated, living in restricted militarized societies, with very few news sources which were easily manipulated for propaganda purposes.

Compare them to the people of today living in relative luxury, with free speech and history education, thousands of news sources and a dozen media alternatives.

It can't happen again. Or can it?

about a year ago

FBI Pressures Internet Providers To Install Surveillance Software

instagib Re:List of Those Who Decline - Marketing (225 comments)

I haven't seen this make the mainstream news yet

Well, the mainstream media won't help with spreading the news on this one. Currently, as you can see, they are busy drumming up the new batch of Al Qaeda warnings, and take care to repeatedly state that it is the NSA saving the world here.

As expected, the two countries deepest into the US' digestive body parts - UK and Ger - already help with the security theatre effort by closing embassies. It all plays out like in a bad spy movie.

about a year ago

How DRM Won

instagib Re:EMusic and Bitrot (221 comments)

Exactly. Of all data there is, audio and video for private consumption is probably were bit rot doesn't matter at all. The rare cases it happens you won't even hear or see the wrong bit. In fact, using lossy compression and then worry about bit rot is illogical.

about a year ago

Silicon Valley In 2013 Resembles Logan's Run In 2274

instagib Re:Ok, lets talk about what Silicon Valley REALLY (432 comments)

Finally a well worded insightful post, a rare occurrence on this site. The link to the newsletter subscription is missing though.

about a year ago

Why Protesters In Cairo Use Laser Pointers

instagib Re:In greece (303 comments)

No, that's what the sharks are for.

about a year ago

Detroit's Emergency Dispatch System Fails

instagib Re:Expected (191 comments)

Good analysis. The mentioned wealth inequity, the poverty, crime, lack of education, and corruption result in a vicious, almost unbreakable circle. It's like a real life experiment and illustrates why 3rd world countries mainly stay the way they are.

about a year ago

New Moons of Pluto Named Kerberos and Styx; Popular Choice 'Vulcan' Snubbed

instagib Re:So sick of popular geek culture. (194 comments)

It coud've been worse. At least it wasn't 'Kansas' and 'REO Speedwagon'.

Speaking of 80's rock, even worse would be a moon named 'Europe'. Oh wait...!

about a year ago

Beware the Internet

instagib Re:Meh (314 comments)

Eternal September sure changed things, but you had ways to avoid the derp. The real problem is what I call the "Cult of Mediocrity", which got born through "Web 2.0".

Before that, people would have hobbies, having fun with them, and get inspired by professionals.

Today, everyone is a writer, photographer, musician, etc., posts online and gets cheered upon by other wannabies, celebrating their mediocre hobbyist results as the ultimate achievement. Consequences of this are rampant narcissism and arrogance on the one hand, and a society which focuses on equality instead of talent.

If one compares test levels for university entry between then and now, one can see an example of where we're heading.

about a year ago

Proof Mooted For Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle

instagib Re:Uncertaintiy principle and Foruier Transforms (158 comments)

The uncertainty principle is the same as taking a Fourier transform of a sound pulse.

Which explains why one can't be sure if MP3's are music or not.

about a year ago

Confirmed: CBS News Reporter's Computer Compromised

instagib Re:Better security might help (176 comments)

This cooperation between MS and the NSA maybe explains why MS got away in most cases of monopolistic abuses during so many years: it's easier to infiltrate computers worldwide if they all use the same OS.

about a year ago


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