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Comment: your UID is too high to call it favorite (Score 1) 225

by electrosoccertux (#49791371) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

your UID is too high for it to 'always have been your favorite place'

also note that your types are becoming the majority as the ship sinks. Ten years ago there was a much higher ratio of 'funny' to insightful posts; now they're mostly just insightful/interesting. The shift is symptom of the type of thinking, but poorly-rounded-at-life user that /. attracts now

Comment: negativity (Score 4, Insightful) 225

by electrosoccertux (#49787961) Attached to: In a 5-star rating scheme, the new Mad Max film ...

guys, can we cut down the negativity?

I can legitimately track changes in my life-happiness by
* how recently I've visited a political website
* how recently I've used slashdot, specifically
* when I have read a comment like yours

Timothy really isn't that bad.

not to mention, in general in relationships [e.g., you and timothy...] it's better to speak wishfully of the future than negatively of past. For example

I like the existing poll system just fine and don't think we need to have it as a story submissoin

gets the point across without dragging my day down.

Comment: efficient prediction/interp also necessary (Score 1) 35

Oculus says any less than 90fps will cause motion sickness....

Does the Sony running at 60fps have this problem?

side note: Alex Vlachos is the head of something-or-the-other-VR-development at Valve and gave a fascinating presentation at GDC2015 which GDC Vault has kindly opened up viewing of for free. This is where parent's 90fps comment came from.

What I found particularly interesting was their use of interpolation combined with efficient stacking of GPU API calls in advance of the next V-Sync to ensure the GPU hits the frame sync immediately. Their pipelined architecture predicts 2 frames in advance, updates the predictions for the frames with the latest head-trajectory calculations right before dispatch, and can blah blah go watch the video. He's an entertaining personality, talks fast to keep you engaged, and covers the content quite efficiently. In fact, I'm going to go re-watch it right.

Comment: Re: RTFA (Score 3, Interesting) 247

by electrosoccertux (#49756769) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

A medical centrifuge accelerates this process dramatically....

really? how long will it take you to filter sewage with a medical centrifuge?

And if not, then we need to look at other means of processing the water. Possibly some sort of industrial centrifuge would be a good idea?

Why why why does every single municipal sewage treatment plant on the entire planet need a massive upgrade because there are people out there who cannot stand the concept of having dead skin cells on their faces?

you shouldn't even need microbeads for facial skin exfoliation, acid masks are $15 for a bottle that lasts for like, a year. the acid dissolves the glue holding the dead layer of skin on, and then it slowly falls off. No exfoliation needed, just 5-10 minutes of applying the mask then rinse off.*

*I am a man. I looked into this as a means of regrowing/replacing skin that was damaged from acne when I was much much younger, so young in fact that I came up with my silly username

Comment: Re:Meh... (Score 1) 247

by electrosoccertux (#49756741) Attached to: California Votes To Ban Microbeads

This isn't the first time that I've seen mention of this. If I'm remembering previous articles correctly, these beads are ending up being consumed by very small sea creatures, who cannot process them, who then are eaten by bigger sea creatures, who also cannot process them, etc, until they build up in large concentrations toward the top of the foodchain to poison those alpha predators. There's concern for humans that eat those largest animals too.

Honestly I'm surprised that they were legal in the first place, but if there wasn't an explicit law against them then I guess the companies that have manufactured and used them were free to do so regardless of any perceived morality on the matter.

I'm kinda disappointed, the Crest 3D toothpaste in the blue tube was the first one that actually manages to maintain teeth whiteness for me

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.