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Comment Re:wan port (Score 1) 120

Uh, a dumb switch on a single IP won't work for shit in that scenario.
What fucking IP will your modem give you?
What fucking IP will things on the switch get?
What fucking IP will things on the router connected to the switch get?
How will traffic to and from these IPs be routed outside of your network?

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 0) 172

Interpolation isn't about adding noise.

6 bit (per component) LCDs have for at least 10 years and probably much longer used dithering techniques to produce effective 16.2M colors (compared to a true 8 bit panel with 16.7M colors). This works very well for almost all use cases and provides smooth gradients but have the disadvantage that some image patters can produce flashing due to interference with the dithering algorithm.

Dithering isn't about adding noise either BTW.

Interpolation is about adding noise by attempting to recreate / create data that was lost / never in the original signal.
You CANNOT assure that the data is correct. It is therefore not signal. It is therefore noise, however much you try to make it subjectively look like it isn't, it mathematically is noise.

Dithering is all about adding noise that looks like noise to various degrees (random dithering, ordered dithering) to achieve a subjective aesthetic, often to achieve a smoothing effect to mask limited resolution (dithering in a 255-color GIF, for example) or to add a noisy effect to mask noise in the original signal (digital film grain effects, for example).

Both interpolation and dithering are adding noise, by definition. Whether or not you find them acceptable is your personal problem.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1) 172

You have no idea what X is. You think 4 looks nice, but it could be anything.

The panel doesn't know what the right answer is. The display controller might see it in the signal, but it can't send that information to the panel if it's processing 6 bpp.

For 6-bit panels, you simply can't do anything to recover the signal in any correct way. Interpolation doesn't do anything but make everything look worse. Temporal interpolation is fucking terrible, and no, it's not "way faster than the human eye can tell". Most panels have a hard enough time with ghosting and motion blur already, even when adding timed strobing to the mix.

I don't think gamers are the ones who are concerned with color accuracy - gamers tend to buy the TN or other trash panels that absolutely fuck color in favor of speed. As for sub millisecond color changes? Please show me an LCD panel with a true response time under 1 ms. As for 1.5% color changes, that's a huge difference for anyone with normal color vision. A good panel will show this difference quite readily. http://i.imgur.com/w8qQ7Kg.gif for an example. If you can't see it flashing, get a better monitor or get your eyes checked.

Comment Re:From TFA: bit-exact or not? (Score 1, Informative) 172

Even cheap TN monitors use FRC to interpolate to 8-bit, which is better than nothing. IPS monitors can be had for $120, with an 8-bit color panel. Several gaming monitors use native 8-bit with FRC to 10-bit for less than $800, and a few even use native 10-bit.

What? Interpolation is WORSE than nothing. you're discarding signal then adding noise in the hopes that it matches up with what should've been there kinda okay.

Comment Re:No proof, no proof (Score 3, Insightful) 148

The government doing anything unconstitutional automatically grants every citizen the right to sue.
In fact, every citizen has the right to sue the government for anything, unconstitutional or not.
Hell, every citizen has the right to sue the government for nothing.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

A lawsuit is nothing more than a legal petition for a redress of grievances.

The court will determine the validity and extent of such grievances in a trial.
The court absolutely cannot reject a case by presupposing the facts of the matter (are the grievances real, what were they, who was affected, and to what extent) that can only be determined if a case is tried.

Comment Re:When The Lunatics Take Over The Asylum (Score 0) 444

They stopped marketing RLS drugs because they don't work.

At least, I haven't seen the ads on TV in a couple of years. Perhaps they still market directly to doctors.
Non-24 replaced RLS.

Pseudo-bulbar affect (PBA) is the new marketing push being ramped up as Non-24 is phased out.

It's all very simple. Follow the money. Look at the effectiveness of the drugs. There's a whole class of diseases and corresponding drugs / treatments that are nothing but pure marketing.

I don't care if fools convince themselves they have itchy tooth syndrome after seeing a commercial. I don't care if they waste tons of money buying drugs for it. I don't care if they lose all their teeth as a side effect. What does bother is the fact that all that effort and mind share (from researchers to doctors to patients) should be spent on real diseases instead.

Comment Re:Does flipping one electron now flip the other? (Score 1) 210

Supposedly, quantum entanglement can't be used for communications but I've never understood why.

Because when you separate entangled particles you can't add information to them later.

You have a coin that has a heads side and a tails side.
You flip it in location A.
Without looking, you cover the top of the coin.
While it lies flat on the table, you cut it in half, separating the two faces.
You leave the top half in location A, never looking at it.
You carry the bottom half to location B 1 light year away.
You flip the bottom half over to look at it.
You learn that heads was on the bottom.
You immediately learn that tails was on the top.
But that information didn't travel faster than the speed of light. You carried it with you at subluminal speed. No one at location A can change the outcome of the coin flip after you reach location B.

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