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Comment: Re:Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1) 182

by r_naked (#48670003) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

The "jumpiness" you experience without it is simply your eyes trying to fix on any number of objects as you are panning (my layman's interpretation).

That is actually my understanding as well. The brain wants to focus on what it has been trained to be the most pertinent objects, so it just jumps from object to object. I am fairly certain this is why people that are put under deep hypnosis can recall details of a situation that they can't do consciously. I don't think the brain discards that information, I think it is like off screen rendering that still gets saved to RAM :)

I tried your finger trick, and while it was definitely smoother, it still was not like watching a 48 or 60fps video.

Comment: Mushrooms (may work with other drugs) (Score 1, Interesting) 182

by r_naked (#48667325) Attached to: Human Eye's Oscillation Rate Determines Smooth Frame Rate

Anyone that has done mushrooms can tell you that seeing the world at the frame rate that the brain is capable of processing is a load of fun. I have no idea how psilocybin affects the visual processing center of the brain -- or hell, it may affect the eye itself, what I do know is stepping out into a room and looking around without the brain discarding the frames that it doesn't feel like processing is amazing. However, it does look completely fake. It is too clear / crisp. Our brains aren't used to seeing every little change -- they discard information. So, if you are watching a movie at 48 or 60fps, it looks fake is the best way I can describe it. That is because when you are looking at the screen, you have a central place to focus, and my guess is the brain doesn't discard information if you aren't moving.

Again, this is just my guess, but I think the reason video games look much better at high frame rates is the fact that they already don't look realistic. We are expecting really crisp, sharp, fast graphics. Literally -- it is all in your mind.

As a test, pan your head from left to right and notice the "jumpiness" that is reality. Now, eat about a half gram of shrooms, and do the same thing. It is no longer jumpy, and you get a REAL smooth pan.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score 1) 280

by r_naked (#48558449) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

I have two sisters that are complete and total wastes of life. They will snort, pop or inject anything that is put in front of them, I can't stand to be around them. However, it is their bodies and their right to do whatever they please, and I will defend that to my grave.

So, not only are you wanting to tell me what I can and can't do, but also want to tell me what I should or should not believe? And of course you know my political beliefs better than I do. Who the fuck do you think you are? You are a fucking piece of work.

Comment: Re:Unlicensed taxi broker (Score -1, Flamebait) 280

by r_naked (#48556471) Attached to: Court Orders Uber To Shut Down In Spain

Ultimately Uber is a broker for unlicensed taxi. There should be a restriction on unlicensed taxi on the roads. In other words, I'm surprised they exist anywhere. They really shouldn't, there are very good common sense reasons for insisting on licensed taxi.

This is slashdot, so anything that interferes in the right of someone to make money from a "disruptive" service is communism.

Drug smugglers, paedophilic video distributors and illegal arms salesmen are all just creative entrepreneurs trying to make an honest buck.

Did you really just throw pedophilia in with guns and drugs? *THINK OF THE CHILDREN* you fucking left wing piece of shit. Here is a little cheat sheet for you -- from a Libertarian and a true fucking patriot:

Child porn == BAD == directly harming someone else against their will
Guns == GOOD == Able to defend myself from assholes like you
Drugs == INDIFFERENT == My fucking body, I do with it as I please. If my actions ON drugs interfere with other people, THEN by all means, lock me up.

Get that through your thick fucking skull you anti-American left nut fucking bastard.

Now, with that said. Uber is fucking awesome. They don't need to abide by the laws that are currently in place -- the laws that are currently in place need to go away. If I want to pay my neighbor to drive me to the airport is that OK with you? How about placing an ad on craigslist, is that OK? How about this, it is my fucking money, I will spend it how I please. If I want to buy a hooker -- MY MONEY, THEIR BODY. Got it? I am so tired of mother fuckers like you trying to tell me when, where, how, why I can or cannot spend my money.

Kindly fuck off and move to Canada.

Comment: Re:Dumb idea ... Lots of assumptions .... (Score 1) 698

by r_naked (#48369243) Attached to: US School Installs 'Shooter Detection' System

I no longer teach my child what is illegal and what is legal (or more to the point, I teach him that just because something is illegal, doesn't make it wrong). I teach him (what I believe) is right from wrong. I also teach him how not to get get caught when doing something that shouldn't be illegal, but is (I also teach him that there are consequences if he DOES get caught). For added bonus, I also teach him how to wreck a little havoc on systems like this. This is pointless, and a complete and total waste of money.

This country has gone to total shit, and I honestly have no clue how to get it back...

Comment: Re:Pedantic (Score 1) 291

by r_naked (#48231463) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

I use my box as an OpenVPN gateway, a "cloud storage" server, a web server, mail server and various other things. So when I connect TO my box the connection is pityful at 5mb. I could easily put 30mb of upstream bandwidth to use. For that matter if they offered a 90/90 plan, then I would upgrade just for the 90mbits up.

-- Brian

Comment: Pedantic (Score 4, Interesting) 291

by r_naked (#48209771) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

It is DOCSIS, not DOCSYS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...

With that said, no, it isn't going to create anymore of a divide than already exists. I have Brighthouse Cable, and I can get their 90mb plan for around $80/mo, but I am sticking with their 30mb plan that is bundled with their basic HD plan. Why? I used mrtg to monitor my usage and found that I wasn't taking advantage of the extra bandwidth. We (at least in the US) have no services that take advantage of the extra bandwidth. I can stream Netflix, Amazon, etc... in HD just fine. Granted, their idea of HD sucks, but that isn't the point. Before the MPAA found out about USENET (and I still want to find out who talked -- and beat them), I more than took advantage of the extra bandwidth, but now that USENET is gone (well, so neutered as to be useless for my purposes), I never find myself "waiting".

  Now, what we need is more UPSTREAM bandwidth. I get 5mb up, and that is usable, but having 30/30 would be REAL nice.

With all that said, this is obviously *MY* use case scenario. I would love to hear from others in the US that need more than 30mb, and what you use it for / how you use it.

Comment: Re:What do you expect? (Score 4, Insightful) 367

by r_naked (#48069097) Attached to: Test Version Windows 10 Includes Keylogger

Absolutely there is justification for this, and as has been pointed out MANY times on this thread already, THEY MAKE IT VERY CLEAR.

* Install it in a VM
* Don't visit your normal sites / "private" sites that you don't want MS (or whoever) to know about
* Create new accounts for any site that you don't care that they know you visit, but you don't want them to have your login credential.

I mean this is brain dead stupid obvious shit...

I am running it because I WANT MS to get that feedback. I don't want them to be tracking my normal usage though.

I have switched to Linux Mint after the Win8 fiasco, but I don't want to see MS fail. They keep me in business, so I want to give them as much feedback as possible.

This whole article is a non-issue if you pay attention to what you are agreeing to. *sigh*

-- Brian

Comment: Re:What's wrong with Windows Server? (Score 4, Interesting) 613

by r_naked (#47812339) Attached to: You Got Your Windows In My Linux

I hate posting a "me too" post, but you nailed it. Who the FUCK thought that having to run a separate command to find out if your service started was a good idea?!?

I work in a shop that has ~2000 Red Hat servers / VMs, and my advice will be to switch to something else unless Red Hat gets their heads out of their asses, and gets rid of systemd. Unfortunately we don't really have the option of moving to FreeBSD (tooooo much code to port), but I am sure their will be a distro that fills the void. At least we have a few years to worry about it since 6.x is supported for a few more years -- hell I might fork the final 6.x release.

Comment: Re:Finally! (Score 1) 65

by r_naked (#47637541) Attached to: Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

I use OSX at work, and I haven't *HAD* to open a shell for anything when it comes to day to day use. There are some things I find quicker to fix / install from the shell, but that is my choice -- I am not forced to. I have found the same to be true with Linux Mint.

If you look at my post history, up until recently I was a die-hard Windows fan when it came to my desktop OS. Even OSX is missing little things that Windows 7 has when it comes to window management. For example, Aero peek on the superbar. I didn't realize just how much I used that until I was forced to use OSX at work. Also, clicking on an running app to minimize it. I could go on, but an OSX vs Windows vs Linux debate is not what this is about. I still love Windows 7, and if MS ever gets their head out of their ass and releases a decent OS again, I will be glad to use it if I have to. Again though, the point of my post was to let people know that if they hadn't tried Linux as a desktop OS -- maybe they should. I am a convert now, and unless The Linux Mint team decides to go full retard (like MS has), I'll stick with it.

Comment: Re: Finally! (Score 1) 65

by r_naked (#47637037) Attached to: Red Hat CEO: Open Source Goes Mainstream In 2014

Linux Mint 17 - Cinnamon with the non-free tools. Yea, it isn't completely F/OSS, but I am not a fanatic like some people.

It is based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: "Linux Mint 17 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019."

I have installed it on HP desktops, and laptops (various models), and Dell desktops and laptops (various models), and everything has worked out of the box. Multi-monitor support rivals Win7 IMHO (this was one of my big beefs a few years ago). Now I could probably have just gone with Ubuntu 14.04, but the Linux Mint team has taken the time to make Cinamon / GTK2 / GTK3 look consistent -- I am really impressed. Again, *I* could have spent the time to make any Linux distro look good, and have a consistent look and feel, but why should I have to. Working with computers isn't my hobby -- it is my job. I have too many other things that I want to do when I get home. On the flip side, if I do find something I can fix, and I have the time, I like being able to share that back with the community. But the most important part of my decision was the fact that GNU/Linux has finally reached the stage where mom / pop / insert non-technically inclined person here, can use it without me constantly being on the hook for tech support.

If you would like further details on the exact hardware I have tested so far, please let me know.

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