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Know Your Type: Five Mechanical Keyboards Compared

vyvepe Re:What the fuck is this pretentious bullshit? (190 comments)

If you touch type then you can avoid bottoming out the key when you have a good mechanical keyboard. This way you can avoid the hard slowdown at the end of the keystroke which makes finger joint fatigue smaller.

Bottoming out is the impact when a key reaches the end of travel. The problem with many (but not all) cheap rubber dome keyboards is that the actual key-press is detected only very near the end of the total key travel available. So very soon after key-press registration the key cannot move down any more.

E.g. Cherry MX brown switches register key-press just after the tactile bump somewhere before 2 mm of travel down. The actual bottoming out happens at 4 mm. This gives you a bit more than 2 mm to stop pressing the key and avoiding the impact of bottoming out. I do not know any rubber dome keyboard which gives you so much length to stop pressing the key.

If you do not type a lot then there is no need for a mechanical keyboard.

about a month ago

PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud

vyvepe Re:Uncool (208 comments)

On the other side, my Zalman Reserator 1 V2 still works fine. It's more than 8 yers old now.


about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

vyvepe Re:configuration profile (286 comments)

Set up pulse audio the way you like it using pavucontrol.

Use "pacmd dump" to find the proper commands to do what you want.

Use pacmd with the selected comands at startup or add the selected commands to /etc/pulse/default.pa.

Or you can just put the full configuration you dumped to your ~/.config/pulse/default.pa:

pacmd dump > ~/.config/pulse/default.pa

There is a good chance this helps you.

about 3 months ago

Ebola Quarantine Center In Liberia Looted

vyvepe Re:You have to understand (359 comments)

The specific example I mentioned in my post (people going to facilities end up dead, therefore the facilities are killing them) is also irrational, because it assumes causation where there is only correlation.

It may be rational if they do not have any other data. Especially the data whether the ill would die if they are not taken to the hospital. They may be trying to collect these data by taking people from hospital and waiting whether they die too. Though they should rather try not to even bring the ill to the hospital. Maybe that is the reason for destroing the hospital. So that it cannot accept future patiens and they can collect the right data (would ill people die even if they are not exposed to a hostiall).

A word from a white man telling them they would die outside a hosptital too is not worth much if white folks were lying before.

about 5 months ago

Crytek USA Collapses, Sells Game IP To Other Developers

vyvepe Re:Awkward (121 comments)

I played only Crysis 3 and I quite liked it.

about 6 months ago

Mathematical Proof That the Cosmos Could Have Formed Spontaneously From Nothing

vyvepe Re:If you make this a proof of God... (612 comments)

So tell me again how atheist are better than religious people?

Religion is actually very usefull for people. You need to realize that god is a universal excuse. If something does not go well we can always "blame" god instead of figuring out why it did not go well. If we do something wrong we can believe that god will fix it for us and pardons us (possibly after a confession). Or we can claim the god actually wanted us to do wrong. It allows us to stay lazy instead of improving ourselves. God is also very usefull for people who cannot cope with uncertainties of reality. Moreover it allows the clever people to manipulate the rest. Yeah we (as a society) pretty much need a god. So sad!

about 10 months ago

Lumia Phones Leaking Private Data To Microsoft

vyvepe Re:Wow... (110 comments)

Hardware and firmware? They proabably wanted to tell: "Our phones do not snoop at the hardware and firmware level. Anything at the higher levels is not our business."

about a year ago

UK Introduces Warrantless Detention

vyvepe Re:FUCK YOU SLASHDOT (153 comments)

Yes, it is a piece of junk.

1 year,29 days

Skydiving Accident Leaves Security Guru Cedric 'Sid' Blancher Dead At 37

vyvepe Re: look out below ! (332 comments)

I bet it depends on how heathy you will be from 37 to 73 :-)

about a year ago

US Nuclear Weapons Lab Discovers How To Suppress the Casimir Force

vyvepe Re:brilliant! (112 comments)

i was actually thinking the same thing

Me too.

about a year ago

Microsoft Botches More Patches In Latest Automatic Update

vyvepe Re:This is why I have a 1 week delayed install pol (254 comments)

Not back-doored by the NSA: for all 99% of people know, Linux is back-doored by the NSA to high heaven.

Did you just pull this out of thin air, or can you back it up with some facts?

about a year ago

Google Pressure Cookers and Backpacks: Get a Visit From the Feds

vyvepe Re:Seems obvious (923 comments)

If they used https then the url is encrypted. That means the search terms are not part of plain meta-data. It would be interesting to know whether they used http or https.

about a year and a half ago

Love and Hate For Java 8

vyvepe Re:Gawd (434 comments)

I would almost agree, that any language is as good as any other. With a few exceptions, like "whitespace" which isn't meant to be a practical language anyway.

You may be right if you talk within one group of languages like e.g. procedural. But there is quite a difference between groups: (procedural, functional, logic), (strict, lazy), (pure, with side effects), (dynamically, or statically typed, or untyped), (static, lexical, dynamic scoping).

No, programming languages are not equal to each other. They can be very different. But I agree that tools are important.

about a year and a half ago

Officials Say NSA Probed Fewer Than 300 Numbers - Broke Plots In 20 Nations

vyvepe Re:Bullshit (419 comments)


about a year and a half ago

New Thunderbolt Revision Features 20 Gbps Throughput, 4K Video Support

vyvepe Re: Neat (301 comments)

A lot, any SATA drive is eSATA. You just need to add power to it trough a separate cable. They changed only the connector. The mistake was not adding power to the new connector. What a pity!

about 2 years ago

Lots of Changes for Intel Graphics Coming in Linux 3.9

vyvepe Re:If intel went into discrete graphics (102 comments)

we call them morons, why would one cripple their computer, a suposed tool to get things done to hold them selves higher in the morality of a fucking driver is beyond me, I have shit to get done, not be political with my tools.

Or they are willing to suffer a bit now in an attempt to create a new market segment for open drivers. You could call them investors instead of morons. Also there are issues with reporting bugs when your kernel is tainted. This can be critical for some people. Maybe you can try to educate yourself about their motivation before calling them "morons".

about 2 years ago

Fireflies Bring Us Brighter LEDs

vyvepe Not Occam's razor, but as Laplace said: (111 comments)

I have no need of the hypothesis that there is a Creator. It explains everything, but predicts nothing.

about 2 years ago

LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

vyvepe Re:WTFGA (311 comments)

I am not sure you could still buy a 4:3 monitor any more.

4:3 (1280x1024) is common for 19" LCD. Newegg has a lot of them.

more than 2 years ago

WordPress To Accept Bitcoins

vyvepe Re:Few replies (205 comments)

Presumably all the early adopters in this Ponzi scheme have now cashed in

Probably not. About 65% of BTCs in use are owned by only 10,000 users. Why is it a Ponzi scheme?

more than 2 years ago

Airlines Face Acute Pilot Shortage

vyvepe Re:Hyperoptimistically, (421 comments)

And then the data link breaks or gets jammed (or even hacked?) by a terrorist. Especially when electrical systems start failing, the connection will be lost.

Then open big parachutes and let the plane land with them (wherever it is currently located). Then send rescue to pick up passengers ... or whatever is left from them :)

more than 2 years ago


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