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Comment: Re:Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! (Score 1) 255 255

There is an itsy bitsy problem with making that claim; namely, the Constitution is the foundation of the law of the land, and it cannot be altered or overridden short of a well defined process of amendment. So the TPP can say what it fucking wants, but the Constitution trumps it. Yes, I am fully aware that the clowns in the Supreme Court have abandoned the Constitution, but they have no enforcement arm. When they go rogue, unless the Executive Branch goes rogue with them, they can blow in the wind. Now, the Supremes are insulated from accountability, but the executive is not. The White House is due for a change in 18 months. If there are enough patriots among the people, there will be a correction. If not, well, the people do not deserve to have their Republic continue.

Comment: Re:No, it ISN'T free speech. (Score 1) 255 255

Paragraph two of the United States Constitution states, in part, that: "We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal, that all men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..."

Maybe you're having an off day, so I'll be gentle. That quote is not from the Constitution. It's from the Declaration of Independence. There's a bit of difference. The Constitution is the foundation of the law of the land. The Declaration of Independence is nothing more than a statement ("declaration"). It has no force of law.

As such, the Constitution is a lot more specific. For example, the First Amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." It doesn't go into a lot of carrying on about where those rights come from. It just guarantees them.

Comment: Cameron's wet dream is unattainable (Score 3) 254 254

You can't stop people from communicating with each other sub rosa. You can make it awful tough for them if they use a cipher (SSL). A cipher is pretty obvious, and you can use force to compel them to give up the key if they don't destroy it first. And you can immediately see if the key works. So they don't use a cipher. They use a code. "The oranges are falling from the tree in Grant Park". That could mean "attack against Fort Sumter the third week of August". Or it could mean "The pigs discovered cell number 377". Or it could equally well mean "I left three joints of marijuana for you at the agreed place". Want to know what it means? The target can tell you it's not written down anywhere, and he's not telling you. Hell, street slang is a code that is not written down.

Or they can just go into the woods and whisper to each other. They can send runners. Carrier pigeons.

Comment: Re:David Cameron is actually a genuine idiot (Score -1, Troll) 254 254

I'll try to make it easy for you. Socialism demands big government, and big government always progresses naturally to bigger and finally to biggest. Simple as that.

No, obviously socialism is not the ONLY source of (or route to) big brotherism. But it is one important source/route. The question is, no matter what ism you choose, can you keep it focused, controlled, and harnessed. For example, the US Constitution was a strong attempt at doing so, but nine criminal, off the rails and off the wall swelled heads in black robes are effortlessly and without the slightest counteraction defeating it.

In the end, whether you have a formal Constitution (US) or not (Britain), if the general population is not sufficiently committed to keep the government under control, it will always evolve into a tyranny.

Finally comes the time nothing short of a revolution will fix it, and you have to hope enough patriots are left to step up.

Comment: Re:Port it away from Java... (Score 1) 56 56

Allow me to summarize a reply.

As for the modpack, these days I mainly use the direwolf20 pack from FTB launcher. I think it's only just over 100 mods.
I also used to play the TolkenCraft pack (no idea how many mods it used)

As for my world age, it was generated this year so ~6 months old. I couldn't tell you play time, but I'm not really near the god-tier you describe. I do have a small-to-medium AE setup if that counts :P

Also upon generating a new world I see similar results, although in that case the client is being pretty busy generating the new world, so I'm not sure if that counts.
But how long should initial world gen take? Shouldn't the lag be mostly gone in 10-15 minutes?
Yes it certainly has less lag after those 10 minutes, but it is still pretty bad as previously described.

Back in the 1.2.5 days and Tekkit, I recall seeing insane FPS rates in the f3 debug screen. Like on the scale of 400 (I'm pretty sure that was on my gtx275 but I don't remember)
Granted plenty of other problems back then, but still...

Now for the bits that stand out above the rest from your post: have no clue how java garbage collection works, do you. Please go educate yourself [] and then fix your settings. Better yet, just re-create the default profile, because it's already optimized for most use cases. The default "profile" that Minecraft runs under gives you 1gb of RAM, which is about perfect.

First, thank you for the link.

Second, NO, of course I don't have any Java clues, I'm no Java developer. Why would you even assume I would?
I only use Java because another program I desire to run needs it.

I can't really be expected to customize my Java settings when no one has said that is needed.
So I naturally left everything default.
And yes, it is 64 bit Java JRE

My only conclusions are that you're either you're doing it (somehow) very, very wrong...or you're intentionally spreading FUD.

Yea thanks for suggesting I'm spreading FUD.
Let me guess: "Can not reproduce, didn't try or listen to explanation. Closing ticket as NOFIX"

Seriously.. I was/am sitting here offering to run any and whatever actual tests, benchmarks, debugging, and anything else I could do to show the results of these problems to your own levels of expectation... so clearly FUD is a worth mentioning option.

I already and once again grant I could be doing something wrong.
So what the fuck do I do to do it right?!

A fresh install of FTB, fresh download of modpack, on an updated Java with default settings...
On a 6-7 month old Win7 Pro install.

I did run IE once to download Steam and a package from microsoft. All minecraft related files came from my main PC (although all came directly from Oracle, Mojang, and FTB)
In-client downloads, windows updates, and a MS security essentials DL from microsoft, are the only other internet usage that PC sees. No other web browsing is done from there.
(As nice as MSSE is on system resources, I can't say I trust it completely)

But despite all that, and not that I'm trying to force you to help me, but if there is nothing that will convince you of what I'm saying (as seems to be the case) then you have no justification for calling me a liar.

Comment: Re:Port it away from Java... (Score 1) 56 56

Sorry for the double-reply, but after answering your direct complain I forgot to put in my on-topic reply.

Using Minecraft for education is a completely valid option to be considered.

I know from experience it can do so quite well in some cases, being both on the instructor and student side of things within minecraft.

I was an instructor teaching Lua programming using ComputerCraft on a server setup specifically for education.

I was also a student in various vanilla redstone classes, as my redstone skills are quite lacking compared to even a moderately advanced builder.

Some of the articles listed classes sound like they would work great within minecraft especially creative design, physics, and math, but even advanced math like logic and branching out into either programming or electronic/logic design is a wonderful fit.

I admit to being curious and confused on the history lessons being better in Minecraft, but if someone with more teaching skills than I have wishes to give it a try at making it work, more power to them!

Comment: Re:Port it away from Java... (Score 2, Interesting) 56 56

2005 called, it wants its complaint back.

I'm sorry you are having clock malfunctions, but just so you know the current year is 2015 :P

But seriously, when modded minecraft takes 6+ gigs of ram to load in 15 minutes, and after that gives you mainly 1 frame every 3 seconds lasting up to a half a minute, with spurts of 10 frames a second for a couple seconds, it's really hard to give good words to any of the components involved.

But OK, modded minecraft isn't fair. So how about vanella minecraft?

The stock 1.7.10 client under Java 7 (the last cross-platform version), or even the stock 1.8 client under Java 8 (with lwjgl 2.0, which is windows only for now) - I get between 20 and 25 frames a second with the occasional one second lock up every few minutes.

This is on an i7-5820k and Nvidia GTX 970 with 32GB ram - a PC that ranks 97% world wide in 3dmark.

Again, it is extremely difficult to give any good words to any component involved here.

The joke used to be "Can it run Crysis?", but since the answer is now "Yes, at 120fps on a 4k display" the joke has become "But can it run modded minecraft?"

Note I am refraining from putting any blame squarely on any single component involved here, including Java.
(My only real Java-ish related complaint is the sorry state of lwjgl 2.0, but even that isn't a Java problem specifically and so shouldn't count)

If you would like me to run any specific benchmarks on my PC to give the supporting numbers, please feel free to ask. Just let me know what and how and I'll post up the results.
For a baseline, I do own 3dmark, as well as some current high end games like Crysis, Shadow of Mordor, and GTAV which I can benchmark side by side.
What I sadly do not have is any form of screen capture software, nor the experience with such software to produce a video.

Comment: Re:Once Again (Score 1, Offtopic) 138 138

You know whats worse than todays pilots flying ancient airplanes, a brand new extravegantly expensive F-35 that cant match an F-16 or F-15E built in the 80s, planes built for a fraction of the price.

The F-35 might be an OK successor to the F-117 as a mostly stealth small bomber, but all indications are its completely worthless in a close in dogfight, you just have to read the leaked report from a recent test against an ancient F-16.

The F-35 simply doesnt have enough power, cant turn fast enough and bleeds off to much energy. The pilot found one manuever he could use to shake the F-16 but it consumed so much energy he had to run away and try to get the energy back.

The F-35 will also be horrible in the close air support role at which the A-10 excels, again at an even smaller fraction of the price tag.

F-35 is a classic jack of all trades and master of none.

There might have been a place for a few hundred of them but for the U.S. and every allied air force to think they are going to use one horrible design to replace every fighter they have is complete insanity. If it ever reaches full deployment, one accident or problem and the entire western world will have no air force. At least the Navy has the sense to keep the F-18 alive.

The F-35 is a tribute to the extent Lockheed has seized total control of Congress and the Pentagon, they could literally sell the Air Force actual turkeys for a hundred million a pop and get away with it.

Those B-52â(TM)s still flying today is because Northrop, has also seized control of the Air Forces generals made the B-2 so expensive and so few in number the Air Force canâ(TM)t afford to risk it in combat.

Besides the U.S. has been fighting people living in mud huts who have no air force and air defenses for over a decade, B-52â(TM)s and A-10â(TM)s work incredibly well in that role.

Comment: Re:And... (Score 1) 147 147

Who here trust Cisco?

That depends which definition of trust you mean.

Do I trust them to respond in a certain way under a given set of circumstances?
Yes, I believe I can predict exactly how they will abuse and eventually clusterfuck OpenDNS, and I predict it will not be pretty.

But do I trust them to have my best interests at heart?
Hell no.

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?