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Comment: Re:Nonsense. (Score 1) 153

You absolutely can change images on a display faster then the display refresh. You just never see all of any images and you typically see some on screen flicker from memory conflicts. Enabling VSynch is the setting that limits frame rate to display refresh rate.

You remain just flat wrong about tech being _capable_ of making VR not pukey. Imagine an experience that would make you puke in real life (say kissing Rosie ODonnell). A perfected VR experience of the same would make you puke.

The key is content. Today the tech is still weak, but content will always be potentially pukey. Don't make a kissing Rosie VR demo.

Comment: Re: the problem with nuclear power (Score 1) 379

by HornWumpus (#49199301) Attached to: French Nuclear Industry In Turmoil As Manufacturer Buckles

Link is broken.

I'm talking about yearly peak. In summer you have two typical peaks, noon - 2pm and 5pm-7pm. In winter you have heating peak at night, usually just before dawn.

Places that have an absolute peak in summer are summer daytime peaking, places that have an absolute peak in winter are winter nighttime. Given Finland's latitude I'd be amazed if they were not winter peaking. But it largely depends on how much electric heat they use.

Comment: Re:Why call them activists? (Score 1) 230

by HornWumpus (#49199003) Attached to: How Activists Tried To Destroy GPS With Axes

The tea act theoretically made tea cheaper. But it remained illegal for anybody but the English to import tea to the colonies.

The fact the dutch were running tea into America isn't that relevant. They were smuggling and had the only reasonably priced tea anywhere.

The English had constructed a legal monopoly on tea imports and used it to partially fund their empire. Tea at the time was valued at about the price of gold. There is a deep story behind the expression 'the price of tea in China'.

Comment: Re:I'm dying of curiousity (Score 1) 174

by HornWumpus (#49198725) Attached to: Software Freedom Conservancy Funds GPL Suit Against VMWare

I believe the words you are looking for is 'undocumented API'.

An undocumented API is almost guaranteed to change. But is less protected than a normal API as you don't even have .h files to point at and claim.

Undocumented APIs in commercial software are not protected, they are just a bad idea to use.

Comment: Re:Why Force Your Children to Live in the Past? (Score 1) 686

by HornWumpus (#49198327) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Should I Let My Kids Become American Citizens?

The printing presses are already scheduled to run the bearings out of them. It's called the SS trust fund.

It's not just that they have spent all the money, they have run up a huge debt. Our only hope at this point is another currency going POP (I'm looking at you Pound, you too Euro) and capital flight gives us enough time to non-disastrously inflate our way out.

It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.