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Comment: Re:No different than any other sequestering (Score 3, Interesting) 288 288

by kfm2000 (#31009864) Attached to: Courts Move To Ban Juror Use of Net, Social Sites

Good point. I was thinking that a jury ban on intartube-connected devices was solely to prevent access to this site:

http://fija.org/ [Fully Informed Jury Association.org]

Merely reciting the quote on the home page beginning with "The primary function of the independent juror..." will be enough to get you thrown off of most jury panels.


DX11 Tested Against DX9 With Dirt 2 Demo 201 201

Posted by Soulskill
from the shadows-with-shadows dept.
MojoKid writes "The PC demo for Codemasters' upcoming DirectX 11 racing title, Dirt 2, has just hit the web and is available for download. Dirt 2 is a highly-anticipated racing sim that also happens to feature leading-edge graphic effects. In addition to a DirectX 9 code path, Dirt 2 also utilizes a number of DirectX 11 features, like hardware-tessellated dynamic water, an animated crowd and dynamic cloth effects, in addition to DirectCompute 11-accelerated high-definition ambient occlusion (HADO), full floating-point high dynamic range (HDR) lighting, and full-screen resolution post processing. Performance-wise, DX11 didn't take its toll as much as you'd expect this early on in its adoption cycle." Bit-tech also took a look at the graphical differences, arriving at this conclusion: "You'd need a seriously keen eye and brown paper envelope full of cash from one of the creators of Dirt 2 to notice any real difference between textures in the two versions of DirectX."

Comment: Re:Why is the government even subsidizing this? (Score 1) 591 591

by kfm2000 (#26345901) Attached to: DTV Coupon Program Out of Money

Does the FCC regulate what signals the CC's broadcast (decency regs aside) over their own wires? The 'A' in OTA is why the FCC regulates that.

Essentially, the CC's have created their own broadcast medium and paid to run it to your house.

I don't see why the CC's would stop broadcasting analog over their wires.


The perversity of nature is nowhere better demonstrated by the fact that, when exposed to the same atmosphere, bread becomes hard while crackers become soft.