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Comment: Grey area stuff, non-lolicon (Score 1) 471

by grimJester (#48191161) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK
I don't really like the arguments that a character drawn looking like a human child could be older according to the story, but I do think the opposite is a minefield. Loads of manga/cartoon porn features adult-looking characters that are underage in the original non-porn story and (I'd assume, lol) lots of people fap to these without knowing or caring that the original wasn't 18.

In addition there's a lot of hentai where many wouldn't think twice about the risk of someone being underage but looking more carefully at it one could make a fairly convincing argument someone is under 18.

A Swedish case had the entire court room laughing when the prosecutor claimed a manga character giving a blowjob was obviously underage because of the undeveloped boobs when it was actually gay porn.

I don't feel any attraction to underage women and have never to my knowledge seen actual child porn on the net (Samantha Fox's boobs and Scorpion's Virgin Killer album don't count) but fapping to completely normal manga could technically land me in jail. That's fucking scary. I'll have to fap to non-normal manga for now.

Comment: Casino winnings can be too large (Score 1) 314

Getting even 2k in 50s would be annoying. Alko can usually give change on a 500 if you need to break it. (Alko = state booze monopoly for the non-Finns)

I can't see how using hundreds would really inconvenience criminals either. A quick search says a million would weigh 2kg in 500s, meaning 10kg in 100s. Smuggling huge sums across national borders might become harder but otherwise, who cares.

Comment: Thanks (Score 1) 125

by grimJester (#47954551) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

The newly launched Nvidia GTX 980 and 970 support HDMI 2.0 and DP, so these can run 4k@60hz with TV and monitors that support it, I think some Samsung and LG TVs advertise HDMI 2.0 and DP.

Ok, so it's a somewhat reasonable idea to get 60Hz on a TV without spending the cash for a 4k monitor.

here are a couple threads where I found most of the information before I bought it:

Thanks, I'll have a look at these.

Comment: Looking for info on running 4k screens (Score 2) 125

by grimJester (#47954075) Attached to: NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs
I'm thinking about upgrading my monitor to 4k but I'm a bit confused about the current situation with both connectors and screens. How is running 4k@30Hz for normal desktop purposes, with no 3d gaming? Are the cheap 4k 39-40" TVs completely fine for those purposes? What connector(s) do I need from my GPU? How long would I have to wait for GPUs and TVs/monitors to support 4k@60Hz (HDMI 2.0? Displayport x.y?). Can I connect more than one screen to a single GPU card if I want 4k?

This might be a candidate for Ask Slashdot, I guess

Comment: Might use batteries too (Score 1) 260

by grimJester (#47853757) Attached to: Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone
Obviously a battery factory will have some amount of batteries on site. The 2400 MWh/day figure from the article would be around 30 000 full Model S battery packs, so going completely off-grid using whatever batteries they have lying around is unfeasible. Anyway, no point in not using them, right?

Comment: Don't batteries just compete against gas turbines? (Score 1) 245

by grimJester (#47802251) Attached to: Power Grids: The Huge Battery Market You Never Knew Existed
Can't the wind farms just use gas turbines instead of batteries as long as those are cheaper? I'd assume batteries will be used if/when they become the cheapest way to handle the balancing.

Some day soon, in some areas, there will be enough solar to handle most power needs at peak insolation. When that happens, we'll have significantly cheaper grid power in the day than during the night. Then we'll see how much of the balancing water can do and if batteries can outcompete gas for the rest.

Comment: Fresh water less dense, more volume per weight (Score 1) 302

by grimJester (#47800723) Attached to: Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate
If you have a source of melting fresh water, water around it will be slightly higher as long as the melting continues, as it takes time for the meltoff to mix with the rest of the ocean. It's just a 2mm difference over maybe a thousand km of sea (which is why the intuitive "should immediately even out" idea doesn't work) so I doubt you could make the same effect visible in a bathtub.

Comment: Don't use Peter Woit as a authority... (Score 1) 259

by grimJester (#47607707) Attached to: The Man Who Invented the 26th Dimension
Woit has written a book called "Not even wrong" about string theory and how it's not science in his opinion. He actively blogs about string theory hype. He's not a string theorist and although he does have a PhD in physics he's not published anything scientific in decades. He teaches math and writes anti-string rants as a hobby.

[Crash programs] fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month. -- Wernher von Braun