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Comment: Is it too late to rename the Laniakea Supercluster (Score 1) 264

wikipedia states

The name Laniakea means "immeasurable heaven" in Hawaiian, from lani for "heaven" and akea for "spacious" or "immeasurable". The name was suggested by Nawa'a Napoleon, an associate professor of Hawaiian language at Kapiolani Community College. The name honors Polynesian navigators who used heavenly knowledge to navigate the Pacific Ocean.[3][7]

And perhaps more importantly, the Nature letter and preprint

Comment: Re: uh... (Score 1) 170

If you pay for the service, the bandwidth, and have the equipment, it's annoying when you have to settle for the bare minimum. Not necessarily HULK SMASH lebel of annoying, but it's still there..

I happen to like aesthetically pleasing films. Sometimes, if the aesthetics are constrained by network issues, the film really isn't "worth" watching-- I'll read a book, or do a little programming instead.

Comment: Re:Can anyone really see the difference? (Score 1) 94

Diablo III @ 5120x2880: 31 fps. That's with the R295X (mobile) card, and presumably also with the i7. I'm not sure if that's average, or minimum. Some games may be playable at those sorts of framerates, but they might not be enjoyable.

Text and photos on the iMac look as high resolution as those in a glossy magazine-- that's the main benefit.

Other possible benefits include editing 4K video with room for palettes and the like.

Comment: Re:Sort of like shitposting... (Score 1) 307

by Jeremy Erwin (#48927167) Attached to: The iPad Is 5 Years Old This Week, But You Still Don't Need One

I use my iPad to stream Amazon Prime video to my AppleTV-- technically I could use my Macs to watch the same streams, but they wouldn't be HD. This proved a welcome surprise, as many of the other services like Macs-- but demand additional payment for streaming to the iPad.

The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.

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