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Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 1) 92

by circletimessquare (#49363897) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

if you know your history, the area is ottoman, tatar, lithuanian, polish...

history can be used to justify any ignorant adventurist shit you can devise

what's actually important is the fucking borders of a fucking sovereign nation, and that modern states respect that

you didn't notice the imperial bullshit russia did on georgia in 2008?

russia is doing imperialism 1850 style. it needs to be, and will be, punished for being a stinking pile of destabilizing shit because of insecure nationalism. oh glorious russia has fallen from historical highs, boo hoo. and it will fall further now

Comment: Re:embarrassing but true (Score 1) 57

by Zontar The Mindless (#49363849) Attached to: Ikea Refugee Shelter Entering Production

Adjustable height desks rule.

Absolutely. I bought one about a year ago, and now spend 30-50% of my work day standing. My back and shoulders have been thanking me ever since.

Alas, IKEA had none in stock at the time, and due to issues with their supplier, weren't going to get in any more until August. So I had to go to one of those trendy office furniture shops that seem infest Stockholm like gnats around a bowl of fruit, and pay about 40% more for it. OTOH, it came with a 3-year warranty, it *works*, and I might even be able to deduct some of it from my taxes this year.

If you work at a desk, GET ONE.

Comment: Instead of limiting to Game Consoles (Score 1) 80

You really should get a whole house monitor and get ready for an eye opener on how much power draw all those little " trivial " devices can have. Believe me, they do add up quickly. Also great for showing your significant other why you don't set the thermostat to 75+ in the Winter. My heater pulls 11Kw when running :|

The one I use is called TED ( The Energy Detective ). It's not the current generation model, but it gets the job done. The newer one is more accurate and has a few bells and whistles I don't have. Go read about it here I'm not sure if they make them for overseas customers ( it's US based ) or if you all have similar products available to you.

Once the thing is up and running, the first thought you have is what the hell is drawing all this power ? You then wander around the house turning various things on and off to see what the power draw actually is. My entire entertainment center is now on a power strip that I can kill with a single switch. ( Except for the damn cable box, rebooting those means a 10-15 minute wait while it goes through it's boot process :| )

In the end, I was able to get the power draw down to ~250-280 watts when we're not at home. Some things I simply cannot shut off. ( Bird cage lights, aquarium lights and pumps, alarm, etc. ) The fridge is the only thing that really cycles on / off as we have the hot water heater on a timer of its own.

Very useful little gadget imo.

Comment: Re:call it the Ukraine-2 (Score 1) 92

by circletimessquare (#49363323) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

they call ukraine "new russia"

i suggest the usa call kamchatka "new alaska"

china can reclaim outer manchuria they lost to russia in the mid 1800s

fuck you russia, imperial bullying douchebag

we should not be doing any space program with these assholes, we should be shutting down programs

Comment: Quote (Score 1) 92

by Rei (#49363093) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

"We are pleased Roscomos wants to continue full use of the International Space Station through 2024 -- a priority of ours -- and expressed interest in continuing international cooperation for human space exploration beyond that. The United States is planning to lead a human mission to Mars in the 2030s, and we have advanced that effort farther than at any point in NASA's history. We welcome international support for this ambitious undertaking.

Yeah, that's basically "Go F* yourselves" in diplomatic speech.

And as it should be.

Comment: Re:Why does it need to be replaced? (Score 2) 92

by Luckyo (#49363077) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

That is wildly unrealistic with our current capabilities and well in the realms of fiction. In space you have countless problems when trying any kind of significant production, ranging from access to work force, access to hardware, having to lift all components and all machinery from the planet's gravity well into orbit, to things like power supply problems, cooling problems, highly hostile environment problems, and countless others.

Even if we had the technological capability to do what you suggest, the costs would outstrip making same things on the ground and then lifting them to orbit by what is likely order(s) of magnitude.

Comment: Re:The official Russian position: (Score 1) 92

by Luckyo (#49363063) Attached to: Russia Wants To Work With NASA On a New Space Station

One should not throw stones when one lives in a house of glass. US is currently massively leading in top politicians making stupid talking points just to advance certain agenda, ranging from the entire Iran ordeal to the current conflict between branches of government that made country half-ungovernable.

Comment: Re:The butting edge (Score 1) 42

by hairyfeet (#49362791) Attached to: Toshiba Announces 3D Flash With 48 Layers

Bigot much? I listed several use cases that didn't have a thing to do with gaming, or do you think those taking pictures and home movies are pirates too?

And since we are jumping on the asshole train if VM users made even 5% of the population I'd be fucking amazed, it is YOU sir who are the extreme niche case which doesn't register as there are a hell of a lot more gamers (a market that has made more than Hollywood 15 years in a row) than VM users...hell probably a lot more warez hoarders than VM users.

Finally way to miss the point...WHOOSH...if you ONLY download the game when you are ready to play? You gonna be sitting there with your dick in your hand for at least a few hours every time you want to play...who wants that? I'm currently playing around 20GB worth of games...have 300GB worth installed...why? Because if I feel like a stealth game I do NOT want to play a stealth game in 3 hours, I want to play it NOW, same with FPS, same with sandbox or RTS, I don't want to wait, sometimes til the next day, when I could just "click game, start playing" and with 1TB going for $40, 2TB going for less than $60, why shouldn't I just have the games ready? I have 3TB installed and even with a pile of games and vids and music I still have over 800GB free so I don't have to give a single fuck about game size, if I wants it I gets it, period. Its a shame Steam doesn't do a hardware survey about install habits as I bet I'm faaar from alone!

Comment: Re:Its a shame WebM sucks (Score 0) 52

by hairyfeet (#49362757) Attached to: Another Patent Pool Forms For HEVC

DaFuq? What does anime piracy have to do with shit, you like the majority eats Pokki and watches...sheeit, can't even name any of that crap for a comparison...uhhh...Battletech?

Again look at the formats that HAVE taken off...what do they have in common? EVERYBODY CAN USE IT, sure there are tools that can use CLI, fuck I'm sure you can encode MP3s in CLI...but nobody give a fuuuck, the majority are using easy GUIs...of which jack and shit exists for WebM. Fuck even the last Handbrake I checked had HEVC support for WebM.

If you want your format to take off? KISS, make sure there are easy to use tools that make it, make sure your format runs better than the other guys in most if not all use cases, and make it so the layman can take a file and with minimal effort turn it into your format...mark my words WebM ain't going nowhere, even with Google pushing it. Remember G+? Yeah that had Google pushing it too..went nowhere.

Promising costs nothing, it's the delivering that kills you.