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Comment: Re:Samsung UD590 is nice... (Score 1) 207

by jerpyro (#47129109) Attached to: 4K Displays Ready For Prime Time

I bought one of these for my office:
http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE...

The pixel density is perfect for the opposite side of my desk, and since it's the office, being restricted to 30Hz doesn't hurt anything. At $400 it's a great place to get started with 4k computing. I agree that programming in 4k changes your entire way of working.

Comment: D2X-XL (Score 5, Informative) 251

by jerpyro (#47067717) Attached to: It's Time For the <em>Descent</em> Games Return

For those of us who still have the binaries around, the D2X-XL project (http://www.descent2.de/d2x.html) has ported the game engine to OpenGL and has added a number of great things to the project. It supports more players, TCP/IP, and tons of additional features. As with any community project (or commercial project recently) there are bugs, but some of the builds have been quite good. I encourage fans to check out and contribute to the project :)

I would absolutely play it more if there were a community of descent players ready to go online against (a matchmaking system, for example).

Comment: Re:Where's Waldo? (Score 2) 126

by jerpyro (#46928181) Attached to: Skepticism Grows Over Claims That MH370 Lies In the Bay of Bengal

I disagree that it's newsworthy. It has nothing to do with being a sheep -- turn your energy to the education, disease (due to anti-vaxxers) or net neutrality issues we're having domestically. We have such larger problems to fix that a missing airplane halfway across the world shouldn't even register on the scale. But it's a convenient distraction from our own problems so it's good 'infotainment'.

If you think I'm a sheep because I don't give a shit about an electrical fire in an airplane, you're amazingly misguided.

Comment: Re:Where's Waldo? (Score 4, Interesting) 126

by jerpyro (#46927591) Attached to: Skepticism Grows Over Claims That MH370 Lies In the Bay of Bengal

Yeah I don't really understand what the big deal is. I realize that there are a lot of families that may be suffering but because they were on an airplane it is somehow more newsworthy than a cruise ship with 10 times as many people, or genocide in Malaysia or doctors being killed giving polio vaccines in Afghanistan? Oh it's an airplane, let's tap into the 9/11 terrorist fear mongering so that we can get ratings!

*sigh*

Comment: Re:Government Involvement (Score 1) 499

by jerpyro (#45409863) Attached to: How 3 Young Coders Built a Better Portal To HealthCare.gov

Yeah that'll just be a huge pile of joy :-/ I'm crossing my fingers that my health plan doesn't go up -- I get it through my company, and I have a feeling that insurance companies are going to "equalize" the rates for everyone, which means even the corporate renewal prices are going to go up.

Honesly I don't believe the ACA is the end goal. I think it's just priming the pump for what their real agenda is -- a single payer system. At that point you may as well just call it a "tax" and a "social service" and be done with it, no matter what the labels are. I just hope we don't get to that point, because who is going to make the decisions on what reasonable care is then? How are we going to cover second opinions? How do we not force treatment on people in the name of being "preventative"? There are a lot of questions that lead me to very uncomfortable conclusions. I already hate my oligopoly power company and cable provider -- what makes me think healthcare would be handled any better? It's a slippery slope, and it starts with creating a tax for people who don't shell out for the "acceptable plan" in the first place.

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