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Comment: Re:Or they're just proxying their connections (Score 1) 224

Probably more like 7% reduction in people who pirate. And most of those would be kids who lost their in room PCs when mommy and daddy got the notice.

It always hits the kids who could use disruptive media to learn to think for themselves hardest.

Comment: Re:Will it be OpenGL & 64-bit? (Score 1) 149

by Deliveranc3 (#49299377) Attached to: "Descent" Goes For a Crowdfunding Reboot (and a Linux Version)
4GB is a ton! I've seen music videos less than 4k.

The artists are in charge, not the designers or the programmers, or the mappers, or the character designers, or the writers. THE STUPID ARTISTS.

I don't feel like running in 800x640 to have competitive level framerates.


Crysis level graphics came out a while ago and were good enough.

There's no evidence that photorealistic textures are being taken from, well photographs which would cut game production costs considerably.

We need to get Carmak to attend to this. Everything is based off his work. Still.

Comment: The G1 (The Android, designed by Google) (Score 0) 161

by Deliveranc3 (#49207817) Attached to: Ultralight Convertibles Approaching Desktop Performance
http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_dream-2665.php/ The first Android phone, a design now hard to find.

They got it right from the first. If anyone knows a phone with the same design but more power, please let me know here.
G1, G1 clone, G1clone, 5row keyboard, Android Keyboard Phone.

Comment: Imagine all the Chinese Hackers (Score 1) 47

by Deliveranc3 (#49204659) Attached to: Is Cyber Arms Control a Lost Cause?
DDOSing russian virus writers.

Imagine all the NSA, protecting Personal Computers Toodaaayyyy.... oh oh oh...

John Lenno(i)n

Second Joke: Remember Independance Day , the film where Aliens blow up the white house? And are stopped by a basic computer virus? They're frikken OSS utopianists! With laser beams!

Comment: Russian Farming Satellite (Score 1) 421

by Deliveranc3 (#49115025) Attached to: What If We Lost the Sky?
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/05/world/russia-s-mirror-in-space-reflects-the-light-of-the-sun-into-the-dark.html/ , so we could do the whole thing for about $100,000,000. Not too bad really.

Of course when we block and how much is hard, I'm sure the scientists will find a want to put a semi-pourous screen in solar-syncronous orbit.

Although the rising levels of acidity and CO2 in oceans is benefiting CO2->O2 and acidity absorbing bacteria and algae, so we might want to block out the sun over land in specific places. The Sahara, or Australian outback seem like good ideas (CHEAP arable land! WOO!) Australia has the advantage of being close to the worlds population center, so an extra breadbasket would be fantastic.

Of course the world's energy problems (mirrored solar, is gooood), food problems (recycling, and composting, more arable land... we really did urbanize the best farm land), and transportation problems will be improved as we like each other more and urbanize more densely and closer together (what is with the pressure differentials in condominiums, why is no one ever blasting rock music on their balcony [guess I'm young], and the dry air from the air vent!). Two of these seem to be happening a bit. It's hard to imagine a world where all three have happened so much that we want to scale them back, and I suppose that makes them good things.

Comment: Re:Take your space (Score 1) 290

by Deliveranc3 (#49109033) Attached to: How Walking With Smartphones May Have Changed Pedestrian Etiquette
Did this for a long time, then almost got hit by an ambulance with siren on.

Sadly people who walk and read are generally intelligent and busy (looking for extra information, instead of overwhelmed by it at least) and to loose a few during their learning period probably isn't great for society as a whole. Considering how few people do this it's amazing that they're even talking about it.

It is a scary notion that this is replicating.

Actually I used to run everywhere until I was about 8, enjoyed the exercise + hey more videogames! I only stopped because of social pressure, which is sad. Running gives people more time in their lives rather than spending less time at the Gym :) If you start young, you don't get stinky.

Comment: Wireless Conversation Starter and Bossiness Prize (Score 1) 54

Exec Sum: Wifi VOIP provider wants more wifi discussion, offers prize to OSS OS devs Android

General Interest: 802.11i and 802.11s? Sliced Bread? Too power intensive? Conspiracy theories?

Technocrats: We want x frequencies and why, what comes after i/s, why switching is bad compared to standard cell, why power consumption is bad compared to standard cell, why we don't get two radios/frequency changing radios etc. Who knows, (I love slashdot).

Legal Beagles/ idealists who avoided this discussion because wifi is passe/insecure: Sharing Wifi, why not? QOS emergency servies, email, voip?Hilarious anecdotes about public resource abuse from the right (that guy in the library!)

CONTEST!!!! WTB new OSS OS for Chinese model phone, send me a message for Quality of Phone Standard(6 Inch Dual Core) VS Ultra Hotness (Oooo baby!)... then compile OS with 1-2 features I'd like to see (security/rom flexibility + volume button song change [Just LOVE that feature])... plus a look at what's cooking in the scene get $$$.... well $$ + .5$.

Cheers Slashdot, these are the glory days of Wifi when everyone thinks it's solved and the real solution can happen!

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming. -- J. P. McEvoy

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