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Comment: Re:You have no understanding of light (Score 1) 330

by Frnknstn (#49045225) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

You say: projector screens, something bright enough

I say: wall, no matter what projector

Pray tell, what model of projector would work on say, a 50% grey painted wall and still give decent color reproduction? What house paint works as well as a projector screen?

What is this mythical reasonably-priced projector that will work as well as a cinema projector, in a normally lit room?

projectors cannot possibly do black

We just went over this... Once again, rather than pretending to be in an H G Wells novel, address the fucking argument. Do you have an example of a projector set up that gives better contrast than a modern TV in reasonable light conditions.

Comment: Re:You have no understanding of light (Score 1) 330

by Frnknstn (#49041995) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Affordable Large HD/UHD/4K "Stupid" Screens?

the BRIGHTEST aspects of the image are so bright

Uh, yeah, that's what we mean by 'contrast ratio'? We are saying that even if your room is pitch black, the contrast ratio between the the white wall and the white light will be WORSE than the contrast ration on any modern TV.

And you can of course easily provide some darker surface to project upon

Dude, do YOU understand how light works? If you have a grey wall instead of a while wall, it means that no matter what projecter you use, you will never have white.

Comment: Re:Overly broad? (Score 1) 422

by Frnknstn (#48187343) Attached to: Soda Pop Damages Your Cells' Telomeres

It *could* be that HFCS is worse than some other sugars

HFCS is demonstrably WORSE than cane sugar. The extreme majority of double-blind taste tests have shown people prefer cane sugar in their soft drinks.

As far as health effects go, HFCS is quite possibly better than cane sugar, in that people may drink less of the bad-tasting HFCS swill :)

Comment: Re:Progressive JPEG (Score 1) 161

by Frnknstn (#47820635) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

[quote]require the client to establish a completely new HTTP connection for every request[/quote]

Yes, like we did until very recently. However this would only be for the very large images. The smaller files are the ones that benefit most from keepalive techniques: the.js, .css, small layout images. They can still be sent on a single connection.

[quote]It will also break HTTP caching[/quote]

No, it won't. A cache that serves an incompletely downloaded file is already broken.

[quote]prevent the server from sending too many bytes, which will sit around in caches between the server and the client.[/quote]

That... is not how TCP works? The data that is sent to the client before the RST packet reaches the server will not "sit around". It will get delivered and dropped by the client.

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?