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Comment Re:You say performant, I say performance... (Score 1) 100

Sorry, but performant isn't in the Webster online dictionary, and even Chrome thinks it's a misspelled word. Googles Ngram views also shows that up until the last few decades it's a rarely used word. However, in the books the Ngram viewer references it's not being used to indicate performance in at least one case in 1812. Heck even the usage in the 70's and 80's seems to be referencing it as an actor in something, and having nothing to do with performance or efficiency as this article want it to be.

Comment Re:Neat... but why? (Score 1) 285

Look at the comparison. I'm willing to bet a large amount of their audience happen to be watching cartoon, or anime. When your color pallet is reduced you don't need to save the entire thing in 32bit color to get the same exact quality. Some will be shaved, and others wont be shaved that much.

Comment Re:Managed languages (Score 1) 241

If you think the report has such bad things to day about Managed Languages it really depends on how you read it. Java ends up looking like it's just under PHP, but if you look at the Critical Flaws portion it's actually much better than C++. Heck, Javascript is the best overall, but it's easy to see why Javascript is so pervasive that it needs a fairly solid sandbox, or everyone's hit with the exploit. Which is why Java exploits are so bad it doesn't matter that Java has fewer critical exploits when the Java plugin ends up with the exploit everyone with it installed gets hit.

Comment PC Reviews are False (Score 0) 367

Any of the Critic reviews were false reviews of the PC version, and we've known that for a while now. The only versions of the game that were released early to the critics were PS4, and XBox One. Many of the reviews disclosed that early in their reviews, and most of them released what version they were reviewing. By reading the reviews you can tell by reading the negative reviews. Console user reviews have more positive then negative, and the PC has more negative than positive. Heck even one of the PS4 negative user reviews cites "-poor optimalization on a pc " as the reason for the negative review. The XBox One has a stutter issue that Probably should have been fixed before release, but by and large the major issues are a poor PC release that you should have understood before. As for the critics they very rarely consider giving different scores for different systems for the same game. They only have time to review one version. Most rational PC gamers understand that the platform is buggy and a head ack for a large sample of games, and that there is only a short period of time where the consoles are at their End of Life that the PC wins hands down because the consoles are holding back development by their static specs. Only the new, nieve, and master race PC gamers are upset because they thought the days of PC buggyness was over.

Comment Re:How can there be? (Score 1) 622

Your implying that they haven't upgrade? You can't honestly not remember when 256k was the bee's knees, can you? Back in the ADSL days it maxed out at 1 meg up, and 10 megs down if you where lucky, and very few areas had enough fiber and t1's to support everyone at those speeds. Now with VDSL2 it can go somewhere from 50 to 200 megs as its cap depending on the version. The providers still should only sell what they have the ability to provide if they're smart so we're a ways off from maxing it out, but the simple view of the history shows that yes they have been upgrading for quite a while now. Now maybe they didn't spend the money to get you personally up to 1 gigabit, but that's hardly not spending the money. And maybe they could have spent the money better, but in reality if it was that easy to just toss money at it to get everyone 1 gigabit then Google fiber would have launched everyone, and not just in the select few areas that it was financially possible to do.

Comment Re:Several points just don't make sense (Score 2) 43

There is still sufficient problems. Take the Bird Flu back when we were in panic mode. Just because you concocted a disease that's lethal doesn't mean that it's easily transmittable. So in the process of trying to make an Air Born Ebola you end up infecting yourself long before you make it an easily transmissible version. Sure you could be a slow moving disease bomb, but if the infection rate is like how the Bird Flu was when you practically had to get bird feces on your hands then put it in your mouth cross infection becomes unlikely. Even regular Ebola wouldn't spread very well here. In Africa it spreads so easily mostly due to some archaic barrial rights where all the women prepare the body. Here we're so paranoid about corpses that only a special medial technical gets to extract the fluid embalm, and all in a very sanitary way.

Comment How did he put it together? (Score 1) 361

I get how nasty this bomb looks, but for the life of me I can't think of how to get the explosive into this impossible to disarm assembly without having it explode. With all the traps even on the screws I don't see how it could be put together, and then armed. It probably requires some very specific way to put it together without having it explode.

Comment Re:Impossible to disarm? (Score 5, Interesting) 361

Cutting open the case to get to the wires would have cause the aluminum foil to complete the circuit. The only option was the cut open the case and the wires simultaneously. To do that required a shaped charge. This is the only detonator that the FBI has come accost that couldn't even be disarmed by its creator for a reason. The ransom was just for the switch code to disable the tilt switch so they could move it to a safe place to explode.

Comment Re:n=6? Seriously? (Score 0) 96

Sorry, but N=1 is statistically meaningless even in your example. Could be explained away as nothing more than random change. Drawing any significant conclusion on N less than 30 is utter nonsense, and should be discarded and defecated on like the N=12 AntiVax studies. Heck I'll still have doubt on any study with less than 100 and you'll have me believing unless proven otherwise with N above 1000.

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