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Comment Re: Yeah, right... (Score 1) 144

Will this agreement be in addition to our supersede the UK USA information sharing agreement drawn up shortly after WWII that already stays all intelligence between the 5 eyes and divides the world and specifies which of the five eyes is responsible for spying on which parts. I'm sorry to tell you guys this, but all this is doing is pretending to be more open about it to please a few politicians.

Comment Re:O RLY? (Score 2) 310

It's exactly that kind of congressional thinking that has left NASA with no ability to even get humans into space for the last 5 years.

SpaceX currently only has the ability for fairly light lift to orbit for satellites and ISS cargo runs. SNC and Blue Origin are working off NASA's old technology to get humans to low Earth orbit. And Virgin Galactic is suborbital flight only (so lets not even consider this one for anything other than a joyride for rich men at the moment). Ultimately none of these are pushing the boundaries beyond what the Russians have kept reliably running for the last 5 decades.

NASA is trying to push boundaries to move on beyond LEO however congressional politics have been flushing every attempt to even catch up down the drain every few years, and this whole session looks like they are finding excuses and setting it up to do it again as soon as Obama is out of office.

Comment Re: Please enlighten me (Score 1) 51

Okay, let's pretend 4k monitors didn't exist (they do). I give you another reason, supersampled anti-aliasing you render at a higher resolution, apply any effects and maybe fxaa and then downscale the frame at the end to native resolution, basically the downscaling the final frame is the best form of anti-aliasing one can actually have due to how downscaling algorithms derive pixel values from multiple sources pixels. That said, I wouldn't allow my computer to use such methods when I don't still get high enough framerates.

Comment Re: Please enlighten me (Score 1) 51

Okay, let's pretend 4k monitors didn't exist (they do). I give you another reason, supersampled anti-aliasing where you render at a higher resolution, apply any effects and maybe fxaa and then downscale the frame at the end to native resolution. Basically the downscaling the final frame is the best form of anti-aliasing one can actually have due to how downscaling algorithms derive pixel values from multiple sources pixels.

Comment Re: The larger question: (Score 1) 610

Manufacturing process has bearing on firmware is flashed to an EEPROM.

SSDs do not optimize for small frequent writes as a) the blocks a strictly limited number leveltimes, fancy wear levelling algorithms must calculate where actually put each write. b) to write a block already containing data a slow erase operation has to happen first and all data in that block gets erased. what SSDs do optimise for is lots of reads. Finally most other manufactures already included in their laptops for the, Apple was quite late to that party.

Comment Re:Option: Linksys WRT1900ac (Score 2) 427

The open source firmware does not run on the WRT1900ac yet as there are issues in the wireless drivers.

To the questioner though, I recomend 802.11ac over 802.11n. Myself I'm using ASUS RT-68Us for my network, good hardware and the stock firmware is actually pretty good but they support openwrt tomato and dd-wrt too. There is also a NETGEAR box it that that has better hardware and supports the open source firmware but apparently the stock firmware is pretty bad. However compared to WRT54-GLs these routers are about twice the price.

Comment Re: Why in America? (Score 1) 155

If we are telling about the same incident involving a NYPD helicopter as I think we are, I believe the NYPD is being asked some serious questions over their involvement, seems to me both sides were likely breaking the law. I believe all the regulations state that one should not endanger other air traffic, which means both sides should give way, similar rules exist for boats where all craft must do what they can to avoid an incident.

As for the Phantom 2 flying near airfeilds, it carries onboard a database of airfields coordinates and used this to enforce strict limits on altitude around those coordinates (including a no fly zones altogether). This is actually an issue I'm the UK were you can get a commercial licence to operate unmanned aircraft and it's registered to a specific aircraft with proficiency test on operation of that aircraft being done at an airfield.

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