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Comment: Re:Sherpa? Is that an ice cream flavor? (Score 5, Interesting) 164

Apparently we don't care about a terrible natural disaster unless some famous white guy, livin' the dream for his Googlionaire foundation, dies in an avalanche.

The world has looked the other way for a long time at the exploitation of the Sherpa and the other problems caused by rich Westerners, many not well-qualified, who feel they just have to make the Everest attempt. It's mostly the Sherpa who pay the toll.

I've never understood the sherpa thing.
If you're going to climb Everest, shouldn't you at least do the work yourself? Claiming you climbed Mt. Everest and not acknowledging the people who hauled your ass up there is like claiming you trekked the Grand Canyon and not mentioning that it was a bus tour and all you did was get out for a few photos.

Comment: Re:Cinavia hasn't been broken (Score 1) 304

by sexconker (#49552459) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

You can "[citation needed]" or you can look it up.
Your generation is useless.

Cinavia was cracked about 2 years ago and public tools for removing it from streams have been available for well over a year (often for money). Additionally, there are other (free) tools that attempt to round out the gaps that are left when the Cinavia signal is stripped out.

Even Wikipedia has this info.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 2) 304

by sexconker (#49548645) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

If the GPU is doing the decoding then you just record frame buffer.


Just under 4.5 Gbps. 2 hours gets you just under 4 TB.

You can take advantage of the pre-existing chroma subsampling to reduce that, and you can do as much encoding (lossless or not) as you can keep up with to reduce it further. But even at full, lossless RGB, 23.976 FPS 4K video recording is easily achievable today.

Comment: Re:This never works (Score 1) 304

by sexconker (#49548599) Attached to: Microsoft, Chip Makers Working On Hardware DRM For Windows 10 PCs

Just checked a torrent site for Game of Thrones S05E01

Res:624x352, Size:424 MB, Seeds:8622, Leeches:399
Res:720p, Size:1013 MB, Seeds:6849, Leeches:643
Res:1080p, Size:2.66 GB, Seeds:2181, Leeches:171

So it looks like about 10% want 1080p, 40% want 720p, and the remaining 50% are fine with 352p
From that, I'd guess 80% of the market can't tell the difference between 720p and 1080p.

But the main takeaway is that most care more about the story than they do about resolution - the acting isn't any better at 1080p.

The first 4 episodes of season 5 were leaked before episode 1 (of season 5) premiered.
That leak was SD resolution, and it's throwing off your stats. A lot of people are seeding it because it came out first. A lot of people are getting it because it's listed alongside the torrents for episodes 2, 3, and 4 in many places across the web.

The comparison between 1080 and 720 is more valid.

Comment: Re:Does that mean... (Score 2) 334

by sexconker (#49539637) Attached to: Drone Killed Hostages From U.S. and Italy, Drawing Obama Apology

Roughly 99.9% of people who use the word "unconstitutional" are not constitutional lawyers nor constitutional law experts. I'll be nice and hold back telling you what they really are.

Roughly 99.9% of "constitutional lawyers" and "constitutional law experts" cannot read English, as evidenced by their complete and utter failure to understand the simple language in the US Constitution.

Comment: Re:Seems to be OK all around then (Score 1) 615

by sexconker (#49539559) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Actually, you don't have the right to spread germs around willy-nilly because you don't feel like taking basic precautions. Look up the tale of Typhoid Mary. Despite being a carrier of Typhoid, she refused to take basic steps to stop spreading the disease (since she didn't agree with those steps). After people died, she was locked up so she couldn't infect anyone else.

You cite Typhoid Mary as a point FOR your argument? Her rights were violated illegally and the fiasco is a point AGAINST your argument.

Comment: Re:concerned about **too many** homeschooling?? (Score 1) 615

by sexconker (#49532917) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Because everyone living in California can afford to quit their job and spend all day teaching their children. Oh, and they all understand fractions and have training in how to educate children in such concepts.

Yes, you should be involved in your child's education. No, you don't have to quit your job or be a full time educator to do so.

If you have to quit your job in order to match a high school education for a single child, then you're not qualified to teach or hold the damned job in the first place.

School is a fucking joke. Any competent individual can teach a single child an entire day's worth of California public school "education" in an hour or less.

Comparing information and knowledge is like asking whether the fatness of a pig is more or less green than the designated hitter rule." -- David Guaspari