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Comment: Re:False Flag (Score 2) 192 192

"Honestly, things which 10 years ago would have been the domain of crackpots is now 100% fact."
No. I keep hearing this but you guys must have lived on another planet. The fact that all governments sucked up just about all international communications dates back to the invention of the telegraph and maybe back to the mail.
Any idea that they were not monitoring all clear text transmissions over the internet frankly I find just dumb. As far as meta data that was always up for grabs.
False flag operations? That is in the realm of tin foil hats and crackpots. Frankly the rest of it is just common knowledge to anyone with a brain.

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:It's an algorithm (Score 2) 349 349

Actually I am impressed that it did see how similar Apes and people are. Honestly people getting upset over it are just a bit silly. The problem is people think that someone put person_of_african_descent == ape in the code and that is not true. The algorithm just confused one great ape with an expressive face with another. It is no more racist or intentional than the same system confusing a Camaro with a Firebird.

Comment: Re:Ask other retro communities (Score 2) 66 66

This is for a cluster that is being used not an exhibit in a glass box.
I think modifying the existing power supplies is probably the best way to go today. Replace the caps and possibly the voltage regulators with newer parts might be a really good way to go today.
I would suggest starting a project to create a modern PS that could be a drop in replacement for the old one. It could use a lot less power and be more reliable in the long run.

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_