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Comment: Re:Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1) 187

by r_naked (#48670003) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

The "jumpiness" you experience without it is simply your eyes trying to fix on any number of objects as you are panning (my layman's interpretation).

That is actually my understanding as well. The brain wants to focus on what it has been trained to be the most pertinent objects, so it just jumps from object to object. I am fairly certain this is why people that are put under deep hypnosis can recall details of a situation that they can't do consciously. I don't think the brain discards that information, I think it is like off screen rendering that still gets saved to RAM :)

I tried your finger trick, and while it was definitely smoother, it still was not like watching a 48 or 60fps video.

Comment: Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1, Interesting) 187

by r_naked (#48667325) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Anyone that has done mushrooms can tell you that seeing the world at the frame rate that the brain is capable of processing is a load of fun. I have no idea how psilocybin affects the visual processing center of the brain -- or hell, it may affect the eye itself, what I do know is stepping out into a room and looking around without the brain discarding the frames that it doesn't feel like processing is amazing. However, it does look completely fake. It is too clear / crisp. Our brains aren't used to seeing every little change -- they discard information. So, if you are watching a movie at 48 or 60fps, it looks fake is the best way I can describe it. That is because when you are looking at the screen, you have a central place to focus, and my guess is the brain doesn't discard information if you aren't moving.

Again, this is just my guess, but I think the reason video games look much better at high frame rates is the fact that they already don't look realistic. We are expecting really crisp, sharp, fast graphics. Literally -- it is all in your mind.

As a test, pan your head from left to right and notice the "jumpiness" that is reality. Now, eat about a half gram of shrooms, and do the same thing. It is no longer jumpy, and you get a REAL smooth pan.

Comment: Security is a two way street (Score 1) 396

by alexandre (#48626201) Attached to: Google Proposes To Warn People About Non-SSL Web Sites

You do need HTTPS to protect mundane content: Saying otherwise is very short sighted...

You might not care about the content, but the way someone, somewhere, is accessing it, does offer a lot of "value".
It can allow a watchful eye to either accuse the reader of being outside the norm, criminal, not respectful and whatnot (reason why librarians fought hard for the right to lend books without giving the list to the state!) or allow them to caracterise, profile, target a person over time for many different reasons.

Thus everyone should have the to right to read anonymously and willingly.
Witholding this right from others is being complicit with opressors.

+ - NetHack: Still The Greatest Game Ever Written

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "While everyone obsesses about frame rates and polygon counts, there's one game that hasn't changed visually since for decades. NetHack may look incredibly primitive today, but it's still arguably the best game of all time, with an unmatched level of depth, creativity and replayability. Linux Voice looks at this fascinating dungeon romp, explaining what makes it great, how to get started with it, and how to discover some of its secrets."

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score 1) 280

by r_naked (#48558449) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

I have two sisters that are complete and total wastes of life. They will snort, pop or inject anything that is put in front of them, I can't stand to be around them. However, it is their bodies and their right to do whatever they please, and I will defend that to my grave.

So, not only are you wanting to tell me what I can and can't do, but also want to tell me what I should or should not believe? And of course you know my political beliefs better than I do. Who the fuck do you think you are? You are a fucking piece of work.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score -1, Flamebait) 280

by r_naked (#48556471) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Ultimately Uber is a broker for unlicensed taxi. There should be a restriction on unlicensed taxi on the roads. In other words, I'm surprised they exist anywhere. They really shouldn't, there are very good common sense reasons for insisting on licensed taxi.

This is slashdot, so anything that interferes in the right of someone to make money from a "disruptive" service is communism.

Drug smugglers, paedophilic video distributors and illegal arms salesmen are all just creative entrepreneurs trying to make an honest buck.

Did you really just throw pedophilia in with guns and drugs? *THINK OF THE CHILDREN* you fucking left wing piece of shit. Here is a little cheat sheet for you -- from a Libertarian and a true fucking patriot:

Child porn == BAD == directly harming someone else against their will
Guns == GOOD == Able to defend myself from assholes like you
Drugs == INDIFFERENT == My fucking body, I do with it as I please. If my actions ON drugs interfere with other people, THEN by all means, lock me up.

Get that through your thick fucking skull you anti-American left nut fucking bastard.

Now, with that said. Uber is fucking awesome. They don't need to abide by the laws that are currently in place -- the laws that are currently in place need to go away. If I want to pay my neighbor to drive me to the airport is that OK with you? How about placing an ad on craigslist, is that OK? How about this, it is my fucking money, I will spend it how I please. If I want to buy a hooker -- MY MONEY, THEIR BODY. Got it? I am so tired of mother fuckers like you trying to tell me when, where, how, why I can or cannot spend my money.

Kindly fuck off and move to Canada.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by r_naked (#48369243) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

I no longer teach my child what is illegal and what is legal (or more to the point, I teach him that just because something is illegal, doesn't make it wrong). I teach him (what I believe) is right from wrong. I also teach him how not to get get caught when doing something that shouldn't be illegal, but is (I also teach him that there are consequences if he DOES get caught). For added bonus, I also teach him how to wreck a little havoc on systems like this. This is pointless, and a complete and total waste of money.

This country has gone to total shit, and I honestly have no clue how to get it back...

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Why the Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads 109

Posted by samzenpus
from the ticking-away-the-moments-that-make-up-a-dull-day dept.
jones_supa writes If you have looked carefully, the clock has traditionally been always set to 9:42 in Apple advertisements. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation is simple: That's the time in the morning that Steve Jobs announced the very first iPhone in 2007. Around 42 minutes into his keynote address he said "Today Apple is going to reinvent the phone." The picture of the phone was carefully scheduled to pop up at that moment. "We design the keynotes so that the big reveal of the product happens around 40 minutes into the presentation", Apple's Scott Forstall confirms. The time was even slightly tweaked in 2010, when the very first iPad was released, so that when it was revealed, it displayed a different time: 9:41.

+ - The Internet Archive launches its arcade: Classic games in a browser-> 1

Submitted by SternisheFan
SternisheFan (2529412) writes "Today, The Internet Archive launched The Internet Arcade, a free, emulated, browser-compatible collection comprising arcade games from the 1970s to the 1990s.

Of course, while some games in the archive have been effectively abandoned and even forgotten, others are still popular and actively exploited by their creators, such as games in the Pac-Man franchise. Games from well-known companies such as Capcom, Konami, Namco, Taito, and Sega appear in the list, among many others — around 900, in total.

Archivist Jason Scott writes about the process of getting the Arcade up and running on his personal blog. He explains its purpose like this: "... my hope is that a handful, a probably tiny percentage [of players], will begin plotting out ways to use this stuff in research, in writing, and remixing these old games into understanding their contexts.""

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Comment: Re:Pedantic (Score 1) 291

by r_naked (#48231463) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

I use my box as an OpenVPN gateway, a "cloud storage" server, a web server, mail server and various other things. So when I connect TO my box the connection is pityful at 5mb. I could easily put 30mb of upstream bandwidth to use. For that matter if they offered a 90/90 plan, then I would upgrade just for the 90mbits up.

-- Brian

Sony

How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor 296

Posted by samzenpus
from the back-in-the-day dept.
smaxp writes In 2007, Sony's supply chain lessons, the network effect from the shift to Intel architecture, and a better OS X for developers combined to renew the Mac's growth. The network effects of the Microsoft Wintel ecosystem that Rappaport explained 20 years ago in the Harvard Business Review are no longer a big advantage. By turning itself into a premium PC company with a proprietary OS, Apple has taken the best of PC ecosystem, but avoided taking on the disadvantages.

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