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Comment: Re: These idiots remain idiotic (Score 1) 388

by Lord Crc (#48621217) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

You'd need offline viewing capabilities, and Netflix has said they will never offer that.

No you don't. The vast majority of people who watch "pirated" movies are online 24/7 with good enough pipes for streaming.

I've got Netflix and HBO (Nordic). Last sunday I wanted to watch the new XMen movie with my gf. Brick and mortar stores aren't open here on Sundays, so no chance there. And of course neither Netflix nor any other similar streaming service available to me carries it yet. But the pirated Bluray is out there, and it would have taken me just 15 minutes or so to download a rip and start playing it on my TV.

No, what I think they need to do is to make a "movie-Steam" Netflix hybrid. That is, a rich catalog of movies for a monthly fee. Then allow me to pay money for early access to new releases. Once I pay I get to keep access to that movie.

And by early access I mean when the first Bluray hits the street. Because that's when people can get the pirated version.

Comment: Re:What's the FPS of diminishing returns? (Score 2) 30

by Lord Crc (#48278339) Attached to: Getting 'Showdown' To 90 FPS In UE4 On Oculus Rift

There are several things at play here.

One is the latency as mentioned, which is very important for VR. Heck even playing with a mouse and a regular monitor I can feel the difference between 60 Hz and 120 Hz, not to mention 30 Hz. At 30 it feels like my mouse is submerged in honey. At 60 it's decent but if you switch suddenly to 120 it you do notice that 120 is quite responsive in comparison.

Then there's also motion blur. Due to the way most LCDs currently operates, they introduce a lot of motion blur. This is beause the image is shining for almost the entire frame ("sample and hold"). The eyes tracks the motion, expects to find the object has moved but get's conflicting data because the monitor is still displaying the same old frame. This causes a perceived motion blur.

This is unlike "modern" CRTs for example, where the image faded quickly (within 2ms or so). For the rest of the frame the monitor was effectively black. That is much better for the eyes, and results in smoother perceived motion at the same framerate.

Even at 120Hz motion isn't completely smooth if you use sample and hold. Newer LCD monitors can strobe the backlight to get an effect similar to CRTs and thus reducing motion blur.

Comment: Re:"Leftover" high energy electrons (Score 1) 93

by Lord Crc (#48224809) Attached to: Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter

The LHC has about 115 billion protons in each bunch, and was designed for almost 3000 bunches at a time (I forget how many they ran before the shutdown).

Only a fraction of these protons collide, so there'll be plenty left when the beam quality is low enough for them to dump the beam and get a fresh one.

Comment: Re:Changes require systematic, reliable evidence.. (Score 1) 336

by Lord Crc (#48071917) Attached to: Why the FCC Will Probably Ignore the Public On Network Neutrality

At work we have a 100/100mbit internet connection (fiber), "business class" from a very solid ISP. We're 10 people here. Not long ago internet was horribly slow to the point that it took literally a minute to load my usual news site. Ping was up in the 1-2 second range.

Turned out one of my coworkers was downloading the some Windows ISOs from Microsoft.

If we didn't have QoS on the VOIP I'm pretty sure we would have noticed quite quickly.

Comment: Re: We really need (Score 1) 533

by Lord Crc (#47857323) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

I'm in Norway on a 100/10 connection (which is plenty for me), and when surfing more obscure music videos on Youtube for example I definitely notice when I hit non-cached content. Even 480p can take up to a minute to start playing, and often has to pause to catch up.

For cached content 720p or 1080p is just there, instantly.

Comment: Re:First impressions (Score 2) 220

by Lord Crc (#47814507) Attached to: Firefox 32 Arrives With New HTTP Cache, Public Key Pinning Support

While Firefox is fast when it's fast, unlike Chrome a single tab can bog down your entire browsing session since it's only using a single process.

The same single process also runs out of memory if there's a crappy javascript on a page, and closing the offending tab does not help. For example FinalBuilder build overview page leaks about 2GB per day on my machine, taking Firefox with it if I don't remember to restart it before then. Quite tedious.

I strongly dislike Chrome for other reasons and have stuck with Firefox for ages, but they really should put more effort into their Electrolysis project if they don't want to be left in the dust. Heck I'm finding myself using IE11 for a lot of stuff these days.

Comment: Re:Yes, Please (Score 1) 248

by Lord Crc (#47672277) Attached to: The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

Here's from my router:

                    IPv6 Connection Type: Native with DHCP-PD
                            WAN IPv6 Address: 2a02:fe0:c400:1:95d2:656f:...
                            WAN IPv6 Gateway: fe80::219:2fff:fee6:73d9
                            LAN IPv6 Address: 2a02:fe0:c411:a960:da50:e6ff:.../84

My PC gets a fe80 address, but I can ping the "LAN IPv6" address above.

Comment: Re:Yes, Please (Score 1) 248

by Lord Crc (#47662527) Attached to: The IPv4 Internet Hiccups

My ISP supports IPv6, my router supposedly supports IPv6 (Asus RT-N66U), I can see the router getting an IPv6 address from my ISP, I can see my PC getting an IPv6 address from my router yet when I test it out on the various "do I have IPv6" pages it's failing.

After spending a couple of hours mucking around I gave up. I'll deal with it when it matters. Hopefully it's less painful then.

Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 274

by Lord Crc (#47540923) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

If I'd listen to di.fm on my way to and from work, which takes me about an hour each way, it would be about 4.6 GB per month just there.

Now if I paid for an "unlimited" plan, I would expect such casual usage to be perfectly within the bounds of "unlimited".

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