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Comment Re:Not wasted (Score 1) 178

I have 20/10 on one eye and 20/12 on the other. I'm hardly an anomaly. I didn't notice that The Martian was mastered in 2k, because it was a movie. I had other things to focus on than the detail sharpness.

When I'm working in front of a computer screen things are different. I do not directly perceive the individual pixels, but I clearly notice that text is fuzzy and that colors bleed on my 1440p 27" screen at home. At work I have a 1080p screen and it's even worse. An 8k screen would help with this a fair bit, even if I'd probably start noticing the same thing after using such a screen for a while as well.

TV is really a side track. Yes, it's nice that we get better resolution on movies and TV shows, but where it really makes a difference is in productivity work. I'd love to have an 8k screen when I work with writing, for example. And right now I'm drawing some fairly complex network diagrams - more resolution would make me work faster, as I could keep zoomed out yet read what the labels say. I can't do that on a measly 1440p screen.

Comment Re:Apartheid (Score 1) 441

Sure they used religion, but that does not mean they were not also religious. Most powerful religious leaders today use religion, but if you're arguing that this means they are not religious you are a very lonely (and incorrect) voice. One does not exclude the other. And in Hitler's case they very clearly go hand in hand.

âoeMy feelings as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter. It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded by a few followers, recognized these Jews for what they were and summoned men to fight against them and who, Godâ(TM)s truth! was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter. In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders. How terrific was his fight against the Jewish poison. Today, after two thousand years, with deepest emotion I recognize more profoundly than ever before the fact that it was for this that He had to shed his blood upon the Cross. As a Christian I have no duty to allow myself to be cheated, but I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice⦠And if there is anything which could demonstrate that we are acting rightly, it is the distress that daily grows. For as a Christian I have also a duty to my own people. And when I look on my people I see them work and work and toil and labor, and at the end of the week they have only for their wages wretchedness and misery. When I go out in the morning and see these men standing in their queues and look into their pinched faces, then I believe I would be no Christian, but a very devil, if I felt no pity for them, if I did not, as did our Lord two thousand years ago, turn against those by whom today this poor people are plundered and exposed.â

[Adolf Hitler, speech in Munich on April 12, 1922, countering a political opponent, Count Lerchenfeld, who opposed antisemitism on his personal Christian feelings. Published in âoeMy New Orderâ, quoted in Freethought Today April 1990]

âoeI believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator.â

[Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp. 46]

âoeWhat we have to fight forâ¦is the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may be enabled to fulfill the mission assigned to it by the Creator.â

[Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp. 125]

âoeAnd the founder of Christianity made no secret indeed of his estimation of the Jewish people. When He found it necessary, He drove those enemies of the human race out of the Temple of God.â

[Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp.174]

âoeCatholics and Protestants are fighting with one another⦠while the enemy of Aryan humanity and all Christendom is laughing up his sleeve.â

[Adolph Hitler, _Mein Kampf_, pp.309]

âoeI am now as before a Catholic and will always remain soâ

[Adolph Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941]

As to Saddam, you seem to be arguing from a context where people are brought up secularly and then presented with religion as a tool. That may be your life experience, but that's not how people grow up in religious nations.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

If you want so called AAA titles, like one of the endless military fps clones, sure. But a surprisingly large number of indie games are developed on platform neutral toolkits, and come out for Windows, OSX and Linux (and often iOS and Android as well).

And of the larger games, WoW has always worked well on Wine, Valve's Portal and Half Life series runs on Linux, and a few surprises showed up recently in the form of a native ArmA III and War Thunder clients. The only games I sometimes play which do not run in Linux now are Asetto Corsa and DCS World.

Comment Re:That was easy (Score 1) 867

That's a very general statement, and the general answer is "you are incorrect".

I have three laptops here. All run Linux Mint, with various desktop managers. All of them suspend and resume correctly, without me doing any kind of adjustment to make it work.

I have another laptop, an old Centrino, which sometimes hangs on resume. Since it's only used for occasional surfing, I simply shut it down, and the browser remembers where it was when restarted.

By contrast, I have had more suspend/resume problems with my Macbook Pro. Not many, but more.

Comment Re:And how much does the rest of the world owe us? (Score 1) 528

Funny how you in one post say this, and then in another says

Your view of my politics is as wrong as your differentiating economics and politics. They are as inseparable as physics and mathematics.

You manage to use logic in one context, and in the next you abandon it completely.

If nothing else proves to the world that you're simply ranting and raving, this does.

Comment Re:And how much does the rest of the world owe us? (Score 1) 528

There is a difference between socialism and state capitalism. If nothing else, the completely different ideological roots lead to completely different ways to run the state, but the differences do not end there.

Socialism, especially in modern socialist states, places an interest in where resources end up allocated, and is usually combined with democracy to create a whole political system.

Fascism, to the extent it can be narrowed down as anything but an insult, focuses on nationalism and anti-democratic activity. The economic theory of fascism is pretty much an afterthought these days and can be as extreme as laissez faire capitalism. It's not post WWI Italy we're talking about anymore.

Communism and fascism are both overly broad labels. Your statement about them is trivially false, as there exists many kinds of communism (eg. Marxism) which have almost no overlap at all with some existing kinds of fascism (eg. Nazism).

As to separating socialism from communism and fascism, that's by definition. Socialism is an economic theory, and communism and fascism are political theories. That alone separates them.

As to anyone "labeling everything else capitalism", I believe you made that up. I've never seen that argument put forth as anything but a straw man.

Comment Re:Whatever (Score 2) 485

You're talking about communism here, not socialism. There are plenty of socialist states which have achieved socialism, but none which have actually achieved Marxist communism.

And if you don't understand the difference, then your opinion on the subject is null and void.

Comment Re:Depends on desired service. (Score 1) 190

A lot of my neighbours have bought 2 or 10 Mbit, even though the cable in the wall supports gigabit. That's the case world wide. But that doesn't mean that a lot of places will allow you to buy 100 Mbit (or gigabit) if you would like to do so.

What matters is what is available, not what people actually end up buying. And 100 Mbit is pretty much the norm around here, and in many other places. The US is a notable exception though. The laissez faire attitude there ensures rather horrid availability of sensible broadband.

Comment Re:Depends on desired service. (Score 1) 190

The country next to mine considers broadband a basic human right. Mine doesn't, but pretty much all urban areas have citywide LAN with 100 Mbit or gigabit.

I'm sorry to hear your country is on par with the third world when it comes to broadband, but it has only 5% of the world population. Today 100 Mbps is a standard pipe. I sincerely hope your country catches up to that soon. Perhaps the government needs to step in to make it happen?

"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin." -- John Von Neumann