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Comment: Re: About right (Score 4, Informative) 241

by Gaygirlie (#49110089) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber

There really has to be some sanity here: the weapon must be able to cause grievous bodily harm in order to justify heavy sentences. A BB gun doesn't qualify

Boy, 10, dies after his brother accidentally shoots him in the head with a BB gun at close range: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...
BB gun accident takes life of a 20-year old boy: http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/...

You can surely find a lot more googling a little. I also recommend taking a look at Google image-search. The thing is, if you shoot someone in the head with a BB-gun there actually is quite a risk of bodily harm (torn eyes etc.) and loss of life. They're unlikely to kill you if you fire them somewhere other than the head, but they certainly are dangerous items and they can still cause damage to internal organs, depending where the shot lands and its angle. I have a BB-gun that's capable of easily piercing an aluminum can and I certainly wouldn't want to be on the wrong end of the barrel.

Comment: Re:The best bug is the one not written (Score 3, Insightful) 95

by Gaygirlie (#49100813) Attached to: Linux Foundation: Bugs Can Be Made Shallow With Proper Funding

Software can't be made secure afterwards, it must be the the primary goal.

That's bullshit. Software can definitely be made secure afterwards even if it wasn't that to begin with, there is no other obstacle to that than manpower and time. Also, security being a primary goal does not guarantee that there won't be bugs, so again, that makes that saying utterly ignorant. Bugs, by very definition, are accidental issues, not designed-in features, and no amount of "primary goals" will guarantee that mistakes and accidents won't happen.

Comment: "risks serious damage to the system" (Score 3, Insightful) 138

by Gaygirlie (#49065241) Attached to: NVidia Puts the Kibosh On Overclocking of GTX 900M Series

If the user overclocks their GPU and it ends up overheating and breaking down isn't the responsibility for that on the user's shoulders? Why does NVidia care so much? Does the law somewhere state that NVidia is still responsible for the damages since their drivers have such an option or what is missing from this story? If some law somewhere did state that then I could totally understand NVidia's stance, but at the same time it would make me wonder why it doesn't apply to desktops, then.

Comment: Re:Frame-interpolation. (Score 1) 121

by Gaygirlie (#49027697) Attached to: VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features

You'll need a quite beefy computer for SVP and you need to have the SVP Manager running whenever you want to see videos in 60 fps, the website or the installer doesn't make it clear enough IMHO, so I thought to mention. The included MPC-HC works great for watching stuff and I can bet you'll see the difference, but oddly enough the installer doesn't create a shortcut for MPC-HC, you need to find it in the installation folder and create a shortcut for it manually. I hope this gets you going and hooked to high-framerate videos :)

Comment: Frame-interpolation. (Score 5, Interesting) 121

by Gaygirlie (#49027577) Attached to: VLC Acquiring Lots of New Features

Personally, I would like to see them add frame-interpolation to VLC. There is Smooth Video Project that can be used with several other players and you could use it even with XBMC, though I don't know if it works with Kodi anymore, but SVP doesn't work with VLC. I really do enjoy watching videos in 60 fps, it's like a night and day compared to the usual 23.976 or 25 fps, even if it's just interpolated.

Comment: Re:Great! (Score 1) 79

by Gaygirlie (#48937823) Attached to: Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

I took a look at Alibaba once, searching for GPUs. There were literally hundreds -- if not thousands -- of fake GPUs there, what with someone selling a GTX 980 for $100 and stuff like that. The one, most obvious thing about these being scams was that the cards came with VGA-ports; no modern high-end GPU has in years had a VGA-port in them. Taking some of the images and using Google's image search often reveals it to actually be a Geforce 7800 or 9800 with just modified firmware.

Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if there was any actually legitimate products there at all. I at least can't recall seeing any.

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