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Comment: Re:Midrange? (Score 1) 111

I'm using an Asus PB287Q with a GTX970. It sits on the boundary, so Elite Dangerous and Wolfenstein are comfortable in 4k. Far Cry and Metro need to drop to 2560x1440 to hit 50-60fps. Anything under 40fps is unplayable on this combo, not so much to do with looking bad, it feels like the input lag jumps below that rate.

The monitor looks alright at 1440p, a little soft and washed out but still better than my previous monitors in their native modes. In 4k the picture is unbelievable. At this size and sitting about 50cm from the screen it has a cinematic feel, but 1080p is painful to watch.

Comment: Re:Families (Score 1) 218

I can't quote directly as my phone is playing up, but is the evidence really that clear cut? I found three studies that claimed the opposite: famous controversial one from the 80s, a Canadian one from the 90s and a later American one. I also remember that when we were finding a place for our child there were specific guidelines limiting hours per week at different ages to prevent developmental problems.

Comment: Re: SimCity 2000 available for free (Score 1) 393

by smallfries (#48819993) Attached to: Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug Or a Feature?

If I was would that provide a connection between your comment and mine?
If I was not would that provide a connection between your comment and mine?

Is the issue of origin taking information without asking for it related to my comment in any way, or was it specifically about the previous poster doing exactly the thing that he claimed was wrong?

Comment: Re:Dear Obama.... (Score 1) 417

by CannonballHead (#48812171) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Ok, so I have a question. I personally take this view as well: the government should own the infrastructure and allow free competition. Basically, it's like a road, and we can all compete with each other's shipping business.

The technical side, that I don't get ... is - is that actually possible? For example, say my neighbor wants to use FiberInternet2U and I want to use SpeedMAX as our ISPs. Is that relatively easily technically feasible?

My question comes mostly simply out of what I think is my understanding about phone lines. If we were talking about DSL, the phone lines all go to some central office somewhere (that pesky CO that you have to be within X thousand feet of ... with no load coils inbetween ...). In order to have two separate phone companies provide my neighbor and me service, wouldn't they have to be routed two different ways once they get to the CO ... or something?

You pretty much outlined exactly what I think *should* be the way it works, so I'm curious if you know how it technically could.

Oh, and also, force honest advertising, no more "up to" speeds :P and put any relevant data caps in the not-small-print.

ASHes to ASHes, DOS to DOS.