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Comment: Zoom the window server (Score 1) 367

by krilli (#30142250) Attached to: Making Old Games Look Good On Modern LCDs?

I think the window manager is the best place to do this, not the display drivers or the game engines.

Mac OS X has a whole-screen zooming function, and probably the new X.org stuff too. Smoothing is configurable. Just start the game in a window, and have a black background around it. Then zoom in at whole pixel intervals until the game is as large as it can be on your monitor.

Comment: Re:What about your right to privacy? (Score 1) 251

by krilli (#28921693) Attached to: Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

The whole equation only works out if it is guaranteed that the public's need to know always wins, and it is known that it always wins.

Then, there is always going to be pressure on information like this to be released, and hence it is always and only the fault of the bank if it breaks enough moral rules for the information to be forced out in the open. Morally, the bank is always the guilty party.

Comment: Re:Bank, Lawyers do their job - film at 11 (Score 1) 251

by krilli (#28921659) Attached to: Censorship Struggle Underway In Iceland

How would you feel if you were a customer of a bank, that bank turned out to be doing something illegal, and your private banking information were revealed publicly as a side effect of that?

Rightly, I would be angry at the evil bank that had caused exposure of my private information by being offensive enough for someone to break the code of conduct to defeat a greater evil. Morals and the sense of justice ought always to prevail - this is what the laws were for. Remember, spirit, not letter.

Comment: They aren't (Score 1) 506

by krilli (#28647607) Attached to: What's the Importance of Graphics In Video Games?

why is the current generation of games giving so much importance to the realism in graphic games?

You're looking at the wrong games. The realistic stuff is in the bulk market - which is composed of previous generations but with extra bells and whistles.

The actual current generation of games, IMO, are things like Braid, weird Flash games, Dwarf Fortress, Scribblenauts, Wii games. Where the innovation is. These don't have realistic graphics.

Except maybe Dwarf Fortress, which has very realistic, very low-resolution graphics.

Comment: Monopoly? (Score 1) 640

by krilli (#27207547) Attached to: Morality of Throttling a Local ISP?

The throttling, the turning to shit, of your Internet connections may allow someone new to enter the market. Maybe the dialup people can start competing.

If the market is healthy in your area, that is.

Is the market healthy? No? Why not? Can you do something about it? Can someone?

When you guys have answered that question, feel free to cap and throttle. As long as it's in a non-monopolistic environment, or one that has potential to not be monopolistic.

Comment: Re:SSDs = productivity (Score 1) 480

by krilli (#27167637) Attached to: Can SSDs Be Used For Software Development?

Nice - Thought you might have!

Btw - Thanks for sharing the config, VM parameter tuning is still a black art. (A fun little black art.)

Have you tried the JRockit realtime JRE? It is REALLY nice, it makes Eclipse feel snappier than most C++ programs on my box. It's a free download too. It's worth it if you can toss 100-200 extra MB at the IDE. Link: http://blogs.oracle.com/hirt/2008/08/running_eclipseworkshop_on_jro.html

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?

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