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Comment: Re:Net Neutrality (Score 1) 112

by KingMotley (#49097637) Attached to: AT&T Patents System To "Fast-Lane" File-Sharing Traffic

And I would counter that ALL my VoIP traffic needs a lower latency than your netflix. Netflix can buffer for 60+ seconds if it needs/wants to and you won't even notice, while delaying VoIP traffic for 60 seconds makes voice calls useless. Not all traffic requires the same type of handling for optimal usage.

Some traffic requires low latency and low bandwidth (VoIP). Some requires high bandwidth but tolerates high latency (Netflix). Others, like email and downloads of any type (FTP, HTTP, bittorrent) are tolerant of both.

Comment: Re:they're a disaster (Score 1) 124

by KingMotley (#48995415) Attached to: Programming Safety Into Self-Driving Cars

For example, how many times did a human driver have to take over the car? We don't know. Once you start asking questions and digging deep, there's a lot that Google's numbers don't tell us.

You obviously didn't read any of the reports, because while you don't know, anyone who did read them knows. It's all in there.

Comment: Re:Institutionalized Prejudice (Score 1) 779

by KingMotley (#48961933) Attached to: WA Bill Takes Aim at Boys' Dominance In Computer Classes

I believe you actually need to sit down and think about it in a global scale, and then you will realize just how wrong your assertion is. Of course, that depends on what your definition of "succeed" is. If like most people, your definition revolves around climbing the ladder and becoming upper-middle class, or part of the rich, then yes, there is a finite number of "successes".

Besides, class size is a limited resource, as is employment opportunities.

A rising tide raises all boats, but you can't raise the tide without taking the water from somewhere else to begin with -- somewhere else there is less water because you wanted to raise the tide in your special place. If you can't see there are other boats somewhere else sitting lower, it's because you aren't looking outside your limited view.

Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 1) 468

by KingMotley (#48914689) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

I'll even go one further, and say that according to their study, you are SAFEST (on the freeway) traveling 15MPH over the average speed. A "U"-shaped curve happens surrounding that point where it is approximately as safe to drive 30MPH over the average speed on the freeway as it is to drive the speed limit on normal streets.

Comment: Re:Simple solution (Score 2) 468

by KingMotley (#48914627) Attached to: Police Organization Wants Cop-Spotting Dropped From Waze App

Sure. It was really hard to google "NTSA studies speed" and click the first link, but here you go:

Direct link:,d.eXY

SInce you couldn't take the time to google, I'll even give you the excerpt:

Low-speed drivers were more likely to be involved in
crashes than relatively high speed drivers

Comment: Re: I won't notice (Score 1) 332

by KingMotley (#48904179) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

I can't recall a time in which it refered to anything else. Here's another example from 1985: the original Atari at service manual.

So it has been in use for at least 30 years. Not exactly "new". If you can find another reference before that in which it talks about resolution being described in pixel density (which would be hard I imagine as screens didn't have pixels back then). You might be able to find a reference to a tv (which isn't the same field) describing resolution in terms of lines, but again, lines isn't density either.

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 1) 332

by KingMotley (#48899497) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Your blind test isn't actually testing to see if people can tell the difference between 1080p and 4k. It's testing to see if people can correctly identify which is which. That's not the same thing.

A better blind-study is to have two TVs placed side by side of the same make and model. Turn off all upsampling and then show a 1080p image on one and a 4K image on the other alternating randomly the which is which and have the participant identify which image looks better. You will have a much different result, and have proven that people can tell the difference quite easily.

Comment: Re:I won't notice (Score 3, Interesting) 332

by KingMotley (#48899447) Attached to: UHD Spec Stomps on Current Blu-ray Spec, But Will Consumers Notice?

Let's try an example. Enter "resolution" into google. What does it say?

the degree of sharpness of a computer-generated image as measured by the number of dots per linear inch in a hard-copy printout or the number of pixels across and down on a display screen. Their resolution never failed them, their fervour seemed never slackened.

Google says you are wrong.

Let's see what Microsoft says. Right click your desktop, and choose "Screen Resolution". What does it say? Microsoft says:

Resolution: 2560x1440 (Recommended)

Boy those silly software guys must have got it all wrong. Let's check the hardware guys... How about dell?

Under tech spec, that monitor says:

Native Resolution 1920 x 1200

Guess the hardware guys are wrong too. So who uses it the one true "Jane Q. Public" way?

Optimization hinders evolution.