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Comment: As I say whenever this topic comes up... (Score 5, Interesting) 365

by HaeMaker (#45602431) Attached to: FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic
If I am Netflix, Google/YouTube, Amazon, etc. and an ISP comes to me asking for money for preferential treatment, I would just say: "Pay me $1/subscriber, or I will block your users from my site--you know, just like how you pay ESPN for their content..." I find it hard to believe these sites need ISPs more than ISPs need these sites.

Comment: Two Words: "Volume" and "Suppliers" (Score 1) 291

by HaeMaker (#45295091) Attached to: GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell

If there is a widely accepted standard, there is a guaranteed customer base. 4K is the next logical plateau since it is gaining traction as the next broadcast standard (although NHK is pushing for 8K!).

There are only two suppliers of flat panels, Samsung and Sharp (and Sharp isn't looking good financially). If you ask them to make a common, but not wildly common resolution, it will cost much more.

In two years, you will be able to buy a 4K monitor for the same price as a 1080p screen, and all new video cards will support it.

Comment: Yes, I can see it... (Score 2) 291

by HaeMaker (#45294999) Attached to: GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell

Until, when I look at a video game on my screen and look at a live action TV show and can't tell the difference, there is room for improvement. Perhaps the improvement needs to come from the game developers, but there is still room and I do not believe we have hit the pinacle of GPU performance.

By the way, 4K will replace 1080p very soon, so the article is doubly moot.

Comment: That is what disclaimer are for... (Score 1) 100

by HaeMaker (#45241469) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Developer Responsibility When Apps Might Risk Lives?

"13. Note on Java support. The software may contain support for
programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and is
not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online
control equipment in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe
performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life
support machines, or weapons systems, in which the failure of java
technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe
physical or environmental damage.

Comment: After five years... (Score 3, Insightful) 655

...whatever you learned in school is already out of date, when you consider what they teach in University is 5 years old when they teach it.

Ask BSCS grads who graduated in 2008 or earlier how much of what they learned in school is still relevant.

Getting into management without a degree is much tougher. Common knowledge is that you are a "better person" if you spent 6 years of your life getting an MBA, rather than actually doing the job.

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