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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

jimshatt Re:no kidding (465 comments)

The whey monster in the spare parts refer them to the industry, as "frankenshows" is people out of that.

There, FTFY?

about 4 months ago
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Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

jimshatt Re:Permenant Beta (295 comments)

Or am I?

about 5 months ago
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Portal 2 Beta Released For Linux

jimshatt Re: Intel GPUs (99 comments)

> Hello, I am Eliza.
* I'm not six year old card. Why do you think I am?
> Did you come to me because you are ?

about 5 months ago
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'The Color Run' Violates Agreement With College Photographer, Then Sues Him

jimshatt Jacksonville (218 comments)

Jacksonville (FL) hosts a run tomorrow. Ironic! Any chance of getting this boycotted?

about 5 months ago
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Astronomers Investigating Unknown Object That Hit the Earth In 773 AD

jimshatt Re:Actual cause (84 comments)

I think we'll need to examine those Back Peters a little closer. It's seems their half-life period is almost up.

about 6 months ago
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UCLA Architectural Program Teaches Design for Robot Homes

jimshatt Re:Wait, what about homes for robots? (35 comments)

Would that be robot robot homes, or just normal ones? BTW robot homes are already quite well described in Futurama. Ample closet room, in any case.

about 6 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

jimshatt 50 years (267 comments)

50 Years is only a short while. So yes, there are challenges, but we shouldn't be surprised that we didn't solve them in such a short period of time.
Regarding the radiation issue. How about we create a magnetic field ourselves? Energy requirements may be too high, I don't know. Just an idea...

about 6 months ago
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OneDrive Is Microsoft's Rebranded Name For SkyDrive

jimshatt Ubuntu One (197 comments)

I wonder how Ubuntu / Canonical will react, with their Ubuntu One cloud storage solution.

about 6 months ago
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Ball Lightning Caught On Video and Spectrograph

jimshatt Re:link to video? (120 comments)

Science can not explain everything and is limited because it is created by humans.

Religion is created by humans as well, but can *easily* 'explain' everything. I don't see how "created by humans" would be an inherently limiting factor.
BTW, I wasn't even saying that science can explain everything. I just think that one should not immediately resort to believing in the paranormal, just because there are things you can't immediately explain. That just means science isn't done yet.

about 6 months ago
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Ball Lightning Caught On Video and Spectrograph

jimshatt Re:link to video? (120 comments)

So, just for my understanding, you were science-minded at first, and then you saw something that scientists are actually researching and now you're all into paranormal stuff? Why? Just because something that *you* can't explain, does not mean there is no explanation for it. That's what science is all about!

about 6 months ago
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Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

jimshatt Re:Disconnected from reality (247 comments)

FYI, and not to be a grammar Nazi or anything, but only your first use of the word 'there' was correct :)

about 6 months ago
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Wikimedia Community Debates H.264 Support On Wikipedia Sites.

jimshatt Re:MP4 is open (247 comments)

FYI, Ogg is the container, Vorbis is the sound codec and Theora is the video codec.
H264 tools aren't free, as the codec is patent encumbered, so you have to pay license costs (one way or another). Officially, you can't use x264 either without paying royalties. So, yeah, I'm opposed to the use of H264 in open works such as wikemedia.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Suggestions For a Simple Media Server?

jimshatt Re:PS3 Media Server (420 comments)

I actually prefer it above the DLNA server in my NAS. It's highly configurable, extensible (although I can't always get every plugin to work), and has support for a lot of TVs and other front-ends.

about 6 months ago
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CES 2014: There's a 'Pre-Show' Before the Consumer Electronics Show (Video)

jimshatt Re:Beautiful 4K upscaling (43 comments)

Except when your own 4K TV has crappy upscaling. The content has to be upscaled one way or another, except if you watch it at original resolution, meaning 3/4th of the TV is black.
If you ask me, 720p is enough for most real life content, and maybe 1080p for animated movies. 3D can rot in hell for all I care.

about 7 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

jimshatt Re:But seriously speaking ... (465 comments)

Yes, that's the one. I didn't know its name, but now I do. So, thanks :)

about 7 months ago
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Searching the Internet For Evidence of Time Travelers

jimshatt Re:But seriously speaking ... (465 comments)

While your post has nothing to do with time travelers whatsoever, it's still interesting. I saw a documentary recently called "Something Unknown is Doing We Don't Know What...", where they had random number generators around the world. Previous to important global events, they seem to be generating less random numbers, that is, less homogeneously distributed. My explanation is that it has something to do with some kind of local entropy, because there are less states where that event happens then there are where the event doesn't happen. But how that somehow influences the RNGs beats me. If it isn't complete bullocks to begin with.
I liked the documentary, but it failed miserably in even trying to explain the psy events the 'scientists' were researching.

about 7 months ago

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Localized (visual) programming language for kids?

jimshatt jimshatt writes  |  about a year ago

jimshatt (1002452) writes "I want my kids to play around with programming languages. To teach them basic concepts like loops and subroutines and the likes. My 8-year old daughter in particular. I've tried Scratch and some other visual languages, but I think she might be turned off by the English language. Having to learn English as well as a programming language at the same time might be just a little too much.
I'd really like to have a programming language that is easy to learn, and localized or localizable. Preferably cross-platform, or browser-based, so she can show her work at school (Windows) as well as work on in at home (Debian Linux).
By the way, she speaks Dutch and Danish, so preferably one of those languages (but if it's localizable I can translate it myself).

Any suggestions?"

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