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Submission + - Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS Finally Ships With Open-Source OpenGL Support (phoronix.com)

An anonymous reader writes: With this month's Raspbian OS update, the Debian-based operating system for the Raspberry Pi ships experimental OpenGL driver support. This driver has been developed over the past two years by a former Intel developer with having a completely open and mainline DRM kernel driver and Mesa Gallium driver to open up the Pi as a replacement to the proprietary GPU driver.

Submission + - Are roads safer with no central white lines?

Press2ToContinue writes: White lines along the center of roads have been removed in parts of the UK, with some experts saying it encourages motorists to slow down. So is it the beginning of the end for the central road marking?

You are driving along the road when the dotted white line that has been your companion — separating your car from oncoming traffic — suddenly disappears.

One theory is that you will slow down, making the road safer.

What could possibly go wrong?

Submission + - Skylake Breaks 7GHz In Intel Overclocking World Record (hothardware.com)

MojoKid writes: Intel's latest generation of processors built on the Skylake architecture are efficient as well as seriously fast. The flagship, Core i7-6700K, is an interesting chip as it's clocked at a base 4GHz, and can peak at 4.2GHz with Turbo Boost. Of course, as fast as the 6700K is, overclocking can always help take things to the next level, or at least temporarily explore future potential. In Chi-Kui Lam's case, he did just that, and managed to break a world record for Intel processors along the way. Equipped with an ASRock motherboard, G.SKILL memory, and a beefy 1.3KW Antec power supply — not to mention liquid nitrogen — Lam managed to break through the 7GHz barrier to settle in at 7025.66MHz. A CPU-Z screenshot shows us that all cores but one were disabled — something traditionally done to improve the chances of reaching such high clock speeds.

Comment Re:No use fighting it (Score 2) 144

> Netflix's search interface isn't all that hot either (idiosyncratic, strangely limited results, IMO),

Yup, it's retarded. Supposedly the "justification" is that they don't want to show results for what they don't have the license too. On the PS3 they also don't list titles that are *only* available on DVD/BluRay -- in that case technically Netflix's has it, you just can't stream it, which is again dumb -- why can't they upsell the DVD/BluRay like they do on the Web Version ??

Gee, how about letting me tag "I want this" for a movie/video you currently don't have but I *do* want to watch instead of not listing it all?!?! That way you could get customer demand/feedback for what you don't have (yet). /sarcasm It's not like anyone wants to watch Big Bang Theory, Downton Abbey Friends, Seinfield, South Park, etc.

Complete UI fail when you put in Soldier Blue. It isn't rocket science. If it is listed on imdb, search should find it, period. Omitting results is a broken search.

Frankly, I'm getting sick and tired of greed forcing every online distributor to half-ass it. i.e. You can watch X on Amazon, Y on Netflix, and Z on Cable, with some overlap.

StackOverflow sucks ass: Hostile to fixing simple spelling mistakes such as 1 letter.

Comment Re:Surprise (Score 3, Interesting) 228

Yup, it is funny how every "next technology" is always scapegoated by the last generation. I've pointed this out in the past:

1900 Film
1920 Prohibition (Alcohol), Phonographs
1930 Jazz, Movies
1940 Radio
1950 Dancing
1960 Psychedelic Drugs, Sex
1970 Rock n Roll, Movies (again)
1980 MTV, DnD, Heavy Metal, Comic Books
1990 Computer Games
2000 Internet and "strangers online"
2010 Guns

Comment Re:Don't like Adblock's business model? (Score 1) 335

> People wouldn't pay for your service? Then it is by definition worthless for some.

FTFY. While I don't disagree ads are of limited (zero) value, the price == value is a fallacy.

1. The *same* service/thing can and does have *different* value to many people.
2. Ergo, not *everyone* is a customer. To the people who _don't_ use it, the service is worthless. To the people who _do_ use it, it has value.

Submission + - Where Are The Raspberry Pi Zeros? (i-programmer.info)

mikejuk writes: No matter how you spin it the Pi Zero is remarkably good value for a one-off or a repeat-production IoT project.
It also has one big advantage over similarly priced alternatives — a community and a track record. There are so many Pis out there that it has a stability that any IoT developer will find reassuring. Thus when the Pi Zero at $5 was announced it was a knockout blow for many of its competitors.Suddenly other previously attractive devices simply looked less interesting. The $9 C.H.I.P, the $20 CodeBug and even the free BBC MicroBit lost some of their shine and potential users.
But the Pi Zero sold out.
The Pi Zero was supposed to be available from November 26, 2015. It is now the start of February and all of the stockists, including the Pi Swag Shop, are still showing out of stock. That's two whole months, and counting, of restricted supply which is more than an initial hiccup.
Of course you would expect enough to be made available initially to meet the expected demand.
The Pi sells something in the region of 200,000 per month so what do you think the initial run of the Pi Zero actually was?
The answer is 20,000 units. Of which 10,000 were stuck to the cover of MagPi and "given away" leaving just 10,000 in the usual distribution channels. And yet Eben Upton, founder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, commented:
"You'd think we'd be used to it by now, but we're always amazed by the level of interest in new Raspberry Pi products,"
Well yes, you really would think that they might be used to it by now and perhaps even prepared for it.
At the time of writing the Pi Zero is still out of stock and when it is briefly in stock customers are limited to one unit.
A victim of its own success, yes, but the real victims are the Raspberry Pi's competitors.

Submission + - Adblock seeks deal with advertising industry players (yahoo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Adblock, one of the leading online ad blocker, is looking to reach out to advertisers and identify an "acceptable" level and form of advertising on the net.

Comment Re:Ah, Microsoft (Score 1) 485

> It's very sad and very disturbing.

According to _whose_ standards? Yours?

Wake me up when the rest of society stops watching 2 men beating/boxing/fighting the living shit out of each other, because there are far bigger problems to worry about then someone having fun asking nonsense questions to a machine to see what the data set is.

Submission + - NASA is Building a Virtual Mars (unrealengine.com)

An anonymous reader writes: NASA will release a free virtual reality program this year that will simulate exploring the surface of Mars. "Players will be able to walk on the Red Planet as well as drive the Mars Rover..." reads the official announcement at UnrealEngine.com. The Mars 2030 Experience will be available on Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and Samsung Gear VR, and will also "expand" to Sony PlayStation VR and HTC Vive, with additional versions for Android and iOS devices, and it will even be streamed on Twitch. NASA plans to reveal more details at this year’s South by Southwest conference in March.

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