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Comment: Re:It's humanity (Score 1) 177

by Twinbee (#49578089) Attached to: When Enthusiasm For Free Software Turns Ugly
Or is it?

For example, in a manner of speaking, I belong to the 'tribe' which promotes EVs over fuel-cell vehicles. I choose that position not because I want to 'belong' to a an arbitrary tribe, but because there are many distinct advantages with EVs, and relatively few advantages of fuel-cell cars. Do I gain pleasure by seeing the other side 'humiliated' or 'defeated'? Well, one of the greatest sources of humour is in imperfection. If those imperfections are true, then a certain amount of satisfaction at a technology's defeat (along with their adherents' misguided beliefs about that tech) is perhaps justified.

A similar argument could be made for direct selling (dealers versus Tesla). I wonder which side most of us would belong to, and if that's an arbitrary tribal instinct, or just common sense.

Comment: Re:only a year? (Score 2) 125

Even if you are right about latency and framerate not causing sickness, you're forgetting these are qualities we should be having anyway.

120fps looks FAR better than 60fps. And low latency games feel a lot snappier than high latency games. If that ALSO helps sickness to any extent, then that's just icing on the cake.

Comment: Xylitol to the rescue? (Score 4, Interesting) 629

by Twinbee (#49561199) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame
Nice idea. Now instead of putting in teeth-rotting sugar or another weird tasting artificial sweetener, try Xylitol. Not only is it good for the teeth and health (less than 50% calories of sugar), but unlike most or all of the alternative sweeteners, it also TASTES like real sugar. I bought some for myself to put on cereal, and also unlike other sweeteners, it doesn't have that bitter aftertaste.

I bought this one from the UK, but for the US, this one looks good.

Only a small percentage of people find trouble with it (it can have a laxative affect if you take too much for the first few days). Still 4.8/5 from 106 reviews (no 1 or 2 star) is mightily impressive if you ask me.

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