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Comment: Re:Terrible Summery (Score 1) 193

by HalAtWork (#48227279) Attached to: Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline
So saying "A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents" is definitely no consolation. Canadians should be happy that they decided to go nuts prior to this event rather than after? Do they want a cookie for that?

Comment: I finally switched to Mint (Score 3, Interesting) 108

by HalAtWork (#48216697) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.10 Released With Ambitious Name, But Small Changes
I finally switched to Mint with Cinnamon and love it. I appreciate what Ubuntu has done to make Linux usable on the desktop, but in that spirit I am now supporting Mint, which seems to have taken over that position with a great interface that promises consistency.

Comment: That would explain frame rate (Score 1) 338

That would explain frame rate, if they couldn't get their physics/AI routines to work fast enough (although they could use interpolation routines to alleviate that), but does not explain the rendering resolution. Do they expect us to believe they had the CPU working on shaders or rasterization? Even post-processing effects would be handled by the GPU.

Comment: Re:I don't think we are giving anything up. (Score 2) 554

Exactly, I don't want an OS that's a resource hog. As for smartphones? They can't keep running at top speed for long before getting heat throttled, or the battery dying. It's apples and oranges. And they still have moments of slowdown and stuttering with all that power. I'd rather have a smooth experience where the OS stays out of the way.
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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures 942

Posted by Soulskill
from the cripple-their-minds-while-they're-young dept.
00_NOP writes: Children in the U.K. have been taught in metric measures in school since (at least) 1972, but yesterday British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested that they should actually be taught in Imperial measures (which are still in use officially to measure road distances and speeds, but not really anywhere else). Is this because he hasn't a clue about science or because he is catering to a particular political base?

Comment: Start a web site? (Score 3, Interesting) 224

by HalAtWork (#47993039) Attached to: Where Whistleblowers End Up Working
Start a web site that can serve as a talent pool for people like this. Many people would consider them american heroes, and if they had more visibility, maybe they would get hired faster. If they show up on a background check, the employers would be more likely to know why and give them a pass.

Comment: Re:How many of you are still using Gnome? (Score 1) 403

by HalAtWork (#47980441) Attached to: Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop
Yeah, still using it. Gnome 3 with the applications menu and window list turned on, Thunar as the file manager because they are removing title bars on windows for some reason. I'm getting fed up with it, probably going to move to Mate or Cinnamon. I used KDE3 on Fedora before, but something was always flaky with it, and they didn't have good GUI tools for things like setting up WiFi at the time. It was back when Ubuntu was paving the way for the desktop that I switched to Gnome (love having access to Debian repos and apt is awesome), they had a lot of good GUIs that integrated well with Gnome but weren't on the KDE side of things yet. I might give KDE a spin and kick the tires now that I think about it...

There is no distinction between any AI program and some existent game.

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