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Comment: Re:I think your finger pointed the wrong way (Score 2) 295

by najay (#46403741) Attached to: Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

wow. what an incredibly impressive rant. I always love when my competence is brought into question by an anonymous coward.

FYI, my linux port DOES work, just not on the specific platform that the client initially chose. I offered to explore this cost reducing move, which was progressing swimmingly until i hit this linux/intel/qml opengl incompatibility.The only downside was I spent some of MY time exploring the options, and we now need to stay running Windows Embedded for a little longer, until we can qualify a arm based board that will work.

Comment: I agree - the linux GPU support is broken (Score 2) 295

by najay (#46401029) Attached to: Google Won't Enable Chrome Video Acceleration Because of Linux GPU Bugs

In 2 words: THEY SUCK.

I had to abort a windows to linux port because the intel linux graphics driver is BROKEN (Intel Atom N455). I spent weeks convincing a customer he was better off moving his code base to linux, and when I finally got the OK to build a prototype, the UI was unusable. I really wish the GPU manufacturers would provide enough documentation so the Open source ppl could come in and fix it.

Comment: Re:No law is needed (Score 5, Interesting) 318

by najay (#43475031) Attached to: ACLU Asks FTC To Force Carriers To 'Patch Or Replace' Android Devices

I own a Motorola Atrix 4G. It is an excellent smartphone platform. It has been abandoned
by Motorola even though the phone can easily run ICS and Jellybean. We Atrix 4G users
may never see an official update, on a phone they originally PROMISED to update.

Sad thing is Motorola Mobility is now owned by Google. Go Figure.

Comment: Violence has become more Violent (Score 1) 161

by najay (#43128373) Attached to: If Video Games Make People Violent, So Do Pictures of Snakes

I think the real problem is the violence in video games, TV and film has desensitized people to what constitutes violence and brutality. Most people have their 'humanity' meter calibrated to know what is right and wrong. They will find most of the media violence repulsive or intriguing, but completely unacceptable as reality.

The problem becomes the sociopaths and psychopaths who do not have a way to determine what is acceptable behavior. It used to be that even showing blood on TV was a no-no. Now we show beheadings, dismemberments, and mass murders as almost common occurrences. How is somebody who has a poor grasp of reality supposed to interpret this information?

Another contributing factor is the extreme repression of anything sexual in the media - it forces most forms of entertainment into violence.

We live in a very screwed up society.


+ - Delta IV Rocket Launched With Secret Payload->

Submitted by a_hanso
a_hanso (1891616) writes "The National Reconnaissance Office has announced the launch of what we may assume to be a rather large reconnaissance satellite. According to the NRO press release, it is the third of a series of six such payloads. We can only speculate as to what kind of monitoring capabilities these satellites will bring to the US defense/intelligence community once they are fully operational."
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+ - JVC Shrinks Super High-Def Projector->

Submitted by itwbennett
itwbennett (1594911) writes "JVC on Tuesday unveiled a projector compatible with an experimental broadcasting format called Super Hi-Vision (higher than high-def) that is less than half the size and a quarter the weight than previous devices — and is cheaper to boot. At 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels, a Super Hi-Vision picture has 16-times the resolution of today's high-def TV and four times that of 4K digital cinema. You can watch this video of the device in action, but you'll have to take our word for it that the images are far better than anything you've seen."
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