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Comment: Re:The whine of the flyback transformer (Score 1) 790

by natex84 (#48785877) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Sounds We Don't Hear Any More?
Motion blur on LCDs has been one of their weakest points for some time. Only in the last 2 years have some LCD models been released that utilize technology to reduce the amount of motion blur down to levels similar to that experienced on CRTs. I use LCDs for a variety of reasons, but I do miss the clarity/crispness of a CRT when playing fast paced FPS style games... Hopefully these solutions will continue to improve and become more mainstream.

Check out this page for some interesting details / comparisons:

This site is full of great information on the subject.

The main reason CRTs had such low motion blur is that the image persistence is much lower than that of a standard LCD (on an LCD without some of these newer technologies, each frame image is displayed for the entire frame duration).

Comment: Bug tracker was useful... (Score 1) 164

by natex84 (#47031873) Attached to: 30-Day Status Update On LibreSSL

Bob reports that the bug-tracking system abandoned by OpenSSL has actually been very useful to the OpenBSD developers

If LibreSSL is managed anything like the OpenBSD project itself, it won't have a public bug tracking system, which I find quite annoying... Don't get me wrong, I like OpenBSD and have used it since 2.9, I just don't understand why they don't have a publicly available bug tracking system.


+ - Valve Releases Steam For Linux Client, Celebrates With Week-Long Sale

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Valve on Thursday announced the release of its Steam for Linux client. You can download the client now for free from the Ubuntu Software Center. In typical Steam fashion, the company is celebrating the big day with a sale: over 50 Linux titles are now 50 percent to 75 percent off until 10:00AM PST on Wednesday, February 21. This means you have just under a week to take advantage, and should be plenty of time for Valve to set a new record in Steam for Linux downloads."

+ - Portable C Compiler 1.0 Beta Release-> 2

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natex84 writes "The Portable C Compiler (PCC) has reached version 1.0 beta status (as of February 21, 2011). The compiler is based on the original Portable C Compiler released in the 1970's by S.C. Johnson. It has been imported into the OpenBSD and NetBSD source repositories, and also supports Linux. If you haven't already, now is a great time to give PCC a try!"
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+ - Factual Summary of Fukushima->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The situation surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, triggered by Japan’s largest recorded earthquake and the resulting 10 m high tsunami, continues to develop rapidly. This post is intended to be a concise update of the situation as of 12pm Japan Standard Time, 15 March 2001."
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