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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

jo_ham Re:Really bad game to use for this comparison. (210 comments)

Do you need that much FPS? Can anyone really tell much above 30fps? That used to be my baseline for knowing when I could finish tweaking the settings and start playing.

Absolutely. There is a clear difference between 30 and 60 fps when playing computer games.

Anything above 60 is gravy, but getting a game to stay at 60 is what you want, since it tends to be the refresh rate of the screen you're playing on.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

jo_ham Re:I hope they're planning another model after tha (247 comments)

The compact Model E aims to be competitive with the Audi A4 and BMW 3-series, which both start in the low $30,000 range.

So... is there going to be a compact Model LC for the sub-30K$ market? A car for the majority of drivers?

I'm sure they are. They started with the premium sedan Model S, then next is the Model X SUV, then this 30k Model E. The trend is definitely towards more affordable vehicles. You just need to establish yourself as a solid manufacturer first with high-profit sales. The success of the 70k+ Model S has helped to fund the factory to allow them to build the cheaper models to come.

It just takes some time.

about three weeks ago
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Tesla Aims For $30,000 Price, 2017 Launch For Model E

jo_ham Re:Who designed this one? (247 comments)

Can I borrow your time machine please?

about three weeks ago
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Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

jo_ham Re:They are following the app store model.... (214 comments)

Great and incisive commentary... except that iPhoto and the replacement app that will be bundled with Yosemite are free.

So, kill your pro app that costs money to force people buy a free app that comes with the OS (which is also free).

The level if genius in your analysis must be beyond me.

about a month ago
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Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

jo_ham Re:Earth is not Mars. (275 comments)

So we drop the cargo down with a sky crane/inflatable combination/retro rocket system then land the crew with something like the LEM.

It's not like we don't have experience landing small, rocket-powred craft on airless low-gravity environments, and that was 40 years ago.

We put Curiosity down onto the surface intact using a sky crane flown remotely (with automatic systems handling key bits due to time delay). It's not like we can't land car-sized objects on Mars already.

But no, that sort of "we can't possibly do it" thinking is exactly what we need in space exploration. Keep it up.

about a month ago
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Elon Musk: I'll Put a Human On Mars By 2026

jo_ham Re:Earth is not Mars. (275 comments)

Gravity is also only 40% of Earth's on average, which helps to negate some of those downsides.

about a month ago
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Kingston and PNY Caught Bait-and-Switching Cheaper Components After Good Reviews

jo_ham Re:And another on the ban pile (289 comments)

Doesn't seem to have hurt Samsung, who were caught bait and switching by faking smartphone benchmarks.

This will be quietly forgotten.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

You are correct - I read this earlier and had taken that Ikea asked her before to remove the ads, but I didm;t read it carefully enough it seems, since it was during lunch.

I was incorrect.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

Yeah, I went back and re-read the article on Ars, which I seem to have misremembered - it pretty much says what the slashdot summary says.

I had taken from the Ars piece that they had asked her previously to remove the adverts, but it seems I was incorrect. I read it during luck and I guess I didn't give it enough attention.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

Yes, so I see after re-reading it. I could have sworn the original stated that they asked her to take the ads down before, but I guess not.

Like a man in orthopaedic shoes, I stand corrected.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re: Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

You don't have a citation, and you resort to ad hominem when called out for it. "jo_ham" is about as anonymous as it gets. Faggot.

Error 404: logical fallacy not found. Ad hominem attack not detected. Please log in and try again.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re: Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

Citation needed on IKEA having spent eight years trying to come to an agreement.

Error 404: citation not found. User not logged in. Please try again without the "post anonymously" box checked.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

I read this on Ars earlier in the day. The site has been up for eight years, and the C&D came recently, since the owner didn't want to take down the Ikea-style branding or the ads (Ikea said that it would be fine without the advertising if the owner ran the site as a non-commercial entity).

It's classic trademark/trade dress infringement, that has been either flying under the radar or simply hasn't been a concern to Ikea until recently - perhaps the ads being served alongside what could be confused for their branding changed, or maybe a new guy is in charge of legal over there now?

Who knows.

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

jo_ham Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

I think the actual question being "Is Android on Linux really Unix?" should cause very little heat since most people wouldn't care or think "No" is pretty obvious.

Tell that to the guy in a parallel thread to this one who thinks that because "any standard that doesn't include Linux is not a standard" and that because he doesn't think that the Open Group deserves to control what is and isn't Unix that he is taking the term for himself and declaring that it means whatever he wants it to mean.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Ikea evil? (207 comments)

"Thuggish" is trying to work it out with these guys for 8 years before finally taking them to court?

Man, the thugs in your neighbourhood must be really polite.

about a month and a half ago
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Ikea Sends IkeaHackers Blog a C&D Order

jo_ham Re:Confusion? Really? (207 comments)

They spent eight years trying to convince the site to use something that didn't infringe IKEA's trademark, and only after all that did they finally decide to actually use the courts.

So, maybe waiting 8 years and trying to work it out with these guys without suing them was the boneheaded move?

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

jo_ham Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

UNIX is a registered trademark.

That's pretty much thread over right there. Again, you can complain and scrunch your eyes up and wish real hard, but you're trying to twist facts to suit your argument. Remember, this started with you saying that "any standard that doesn't include Linux is not a standard" in a laughably arrogant and stupid statement, and now you're trying to claim Unix for your own to support your silly statement.

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

jo_ham Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

UNIX is literally a brand. Like I said, you can't just wish really hard that it's not. It is a registered trademark of the Open Group.

You can disagree as much as you like, but it doesn't alter actual, verifiable facts.

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

jo_ham Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

It is - they bought a UNIX licence back in the NeXT days I believe.

OS X is POSIX compliant and ostensibly the core pieces of NeXT.

about a month and a half ago
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One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

jo_ham Re:Isn't Samsung the largest UNIX vendor? *grin* (396 comments)

Given Linux's intellectual and usage dominance I'd say that the old Open Systems approach clearly no longer works. A standard that excludes Linux is not a standard. So I'm coming down that POSIX / Open Group should not be the definition of UNIX.

Just because you wish it really hard doesn't make it so.

Like it or not, "UNIX" has a specific meaning, both in terms of branding and adhering to a defined standard. You can't just decide to claim that standard as your own even if you don't meet it.

"Any standard that excludes Linux is not a standard" is just an absurdly arrogant and silly thing to say.

Since you're totally ok with claiming that the Open Group no longer gets to define what UNIX is because you say so, I'll also take claim of what GNU means, since any standard that excludes Apple and Microsoft is not a standard. OS X and Windows will now be called GNU/OS X and GNU Windows. Seems fair to me.

about a month and a half ago

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