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Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 167

I think you have me confused with someone else ...

> As I told you before, we're not in the days of your shitty Apple displays

1. Who said anything about Apple displays??
2. When?

> 10-bit (that's 30-bit A-RGB colorspace) 4K monitors, S-IPS, 28" for $600.

You're talk about %0.001 of users. We're not talking about 10-bit -- we're talking about the claim of 6-bit/channel monitors and wanting proof of _actual_ monitors.

Thanks for the heads up 10-bit displays are finally south of $500 though!


I'm still holding out for the "holy grail" of monitors is 10-bit, 120+ Hz refresh rate, 2560x1440, 28"+.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 2) 167

Look, it is real easy to prove whether a monitor is 24-bit or 18-bit:


Do you see Mach banding in the rows? (Easiest to tell in the greens and grays)

Yes - your monitor is 24-bit
No - your monitor is 18-bit

Show me proof of _any_ LCD monitors that are 18-bit.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 167

That's complete nonsense and easy to disprove.

Your are claiming only 18-bit color - a total of (2^6)^3 = 262144 colors; or 2^6 = 64 colors for primary RGB gradients. That would mean every 4 colors out of 256 primaries you wouldn't be able to tell the difference! Since one can easily tell the difference between:

0xFF, 0xFE, 0xFD, 0XFC, 0xFB

That means your claim is complete bullshit.


Submission + - New Words Added to Dictionary->

An anonymous reader writes: Rather than write up a summary, I'm just going to ask. Which word(s) do you think should NOT have been added?

Some of the words added include: hangry, barbacoa, cupcakery, awesomesauce, Brexit, Grexit, deradicalization, Mx, bants, fur baby, kayfabe, MacGyver, manspreading.

I do question why deradicalization is a new word when it's simply radicalization with de- prefixed onto it.

Link to Original Source

Comment Re:I love the idea of connected devices BUT... (Score 2) 44


I could see News like in this ... in 2030s:

"An elder starved to death after his refrigerator got hammered by a DoS (Denial of Service) by hackers and was unable to open the fridge."


"Hackers are wrecking havoc with consumers as they find their refrigerator keeps turning off and are forced to re-buy all their frozen food. Local supermarkets are staying mum for fear of retaliation."

And there is the potential of all the EF spectrum "pollution" as all these stupid IoT devices are constantly broadcasting: .. in 2070:

"Scientists have completed a 30 year study and have found WiFi devices raise the risks of disease statistically significant."

I'm not saying there *is* a problem, just that there -might- be one after we've had long term uses and studies involved.

Comment Re:Well, I read *that* headline wrong (Score 2) 59

That way --> to the Geek Hierarchy chart

Bringing this back on topic: Disappointed with new tech? Welcome to the club. Hardware has become so stagnant in the last 5 years. 28nm. *yawn*. Yet-another-Megaherz or "core". /sarcasm Yay.

When are the GPU OEM's going to move to 22 nm?

When the hell is Knights Corner going to be ready for the masses?

Business as usual. Smaller, Faster, Cheaper.

When is the next (tech) revolution going to happen?

Submission + - The Nations That Will Be Hardest Hit by Water Shortages by 2040

merbs writes: Water access is going to be one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. As climate change dries out the already dry areas and makes the wet ones wetter, we’re poised to see some radical civilizational shifts. For one, a number of densely populated areas will come under serious water stress—which analysts fear will lead to strife, thirst, and even violent conflict. With that in mind, the World Resource Institute has assembled a new report projecting which nations are most likely to be hardest hit by water stress in coming decades—nations like Bahrain, Israel, Palestine, and Spain lead the pack.

Comment Re:Anyone else having a WTF moment here? (Score 1) 275

Yup, they are complete idiots.

Where the hell is their "backup procedure" ?? Don't they have one??

Likewise their bureaucracy retarded. Buy 5x cheap 1 TB drives and Raid'em (either hardware or software), and if 1 or 2 go bad, you're STILL good to go.

But no, let's overpay 10x for some magical "certification" when the reality is that there are only 3 hard drive manufacturers left in the world.:

* Seagate
* Western Digital
* Toshiba

Everything else is rebranded, rebadged, or relabeled, not an OEM.

God doesn't play dice. -- Albert Einstein