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+ - Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol->

Submitted by will.perdikakis
will.perdikakis (1074743) writes "After admitting to using marijuana as a young man, Obama controversially explains that a majority of punishment for marijuana-related crimes end up on the poor or the minorities. He further admits that the legality changes in Washington and Colorado may be a catalyst for a national change.

Do you think it is about time for the change? Or should it remain illegal in the US?"

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Comment: Re:Congratulations! (Score 1) 446

by will.perdikakis (#43799343) Attached to: Tesla Motors Repays $465M Government Loan 9 Years Early

I am not sure if you are being facetious, but a more affordable car is in the works.

Here is a recent video interview with Elon Musk where he says that the third model released by Tesla Motors will be more affordable:

http://www.ted.com/talks/elon_musk_the_mind_behind_tesla_spacex_solarcity.html

Comment: Re:Now where's the cheap monitors? (Score 1) 201

by will.perdikakis (#43597873) Attached to: High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions
Just assume that by the time this is mainstream the I/O will be intelligent enough to set the color space and resolution automatically based in source material and display. But, the problem will still remain with calibration... sigh.

You might be selling the masses short by assuming they will not notice. Remember, you are seeing an sRGB version of theCIE 1931 color space, the greens that are omitted (that you monitor is probably not capable of displaying anyway) are colors that many people see everyday for 3 seasons a year.

TBH, I am not worried about what other people do. I calibrate every display that I use (sans my mobile devices) for both high and low light situations and fine tune every setting. Most people do not do this now, but the media and the technology is here.

Comment: Re:Resolution? WHY? (Score 1) 201

by will.perdikakis (#43597653) Attached to: High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions
I was strictly talking about Picture quality, which, no doubt will be the marketing angle of 4k.

You complaint is one of aspect ratio actually and since 1080p and 4k UHD are 16:9, I do not see how 4k would be an improvement for you on the same size panel; you will need to be able to read the text.

On a side note, have you considered rotating your monitor? I have a 1680 x 1050 in portrait mode that is great for academic/professional production.

Comment: Re:Now where's the cheap monitors? (Score 1) 201

by will.perdikakis (#43597443) Attached to: High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions

In practice people cant tell the difference between 6 bit and 10 bit colour. .

That is unfair.

Rec 2020 not only increases the resolution of the color space, it also increases the area covered in the CIE 1931. In other words, it is not just the same color gamut with less quantization, it is a much larger color space entirely.

Comparison:
Rec 2020 UHDTV: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b6/CIExy1931_Rec_2020.svg

Rec 709: HDTV: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/CIExy1931_Rec_709.svg

Comment: Resolution? WHY? (Score 1) 201

by will.perdikakis (#43597367) Attached to: High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions
Honestly, resolution is the LAST thing that we need updated in the display frontier. Work on improving contrast ratios, widening the color gamut to the full capability of the human eye (obviously, the content must match here), reducing pixel response (LCD), reducing input lag, eliminating gamma, lighting and contrast variance throughout the panel. I would take a 1080P display with a 10% improvement in contrast ratio over a 4k TV any day.

+ - Supernova left its mark in ancient bacteria->

Submitted by ananyo
ananyo (2519492) writes "Sediment in a deep-sea core may hold radioactive iron spewed by a distant supernova 2.2 million years ago and preserved in the fossilized remains of iron-loving bacteria. If confirmed, the iron traces would be the first biological signature of a specific exploding star.
Scientists have found the isotope iron-60, which does not form on Earth, in a sediment core from the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, dating to between about 1.7 million and 3.3 million years ago. The iron-60, which appears in layers dated to around 2.2 million years ago, could be the remains of magnetite chains formed by bacteria on the sea floor as radioactive supernova debris showered on them from the atmosphere, after crossing inter-stellar space at nearly the speed of light."

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+ - SPAM: SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 3 LEAKED WITH SPECIFICATIONS

Submitted by puneet0001
puneet0001 (2783701) writes "The most awaited Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 leaked with the full bunch of specifications . The Samsung Galaxy tab 3 is available in 2 variants on the basis of screen factor one is having 8.0” and 10.1” the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is expected for a launch for June / July, which could hint on an early introduction by Samsung .The specification given below are not the finalized list, there could be some chances of variation
SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1
OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1,5 GHz dual-core
GPU: ?
RAM: 1 GB
3G / HSPA + of 4G / LTE
Display: 10,1 inch, 1280 × 800 pixels
Camera: 3 megapixel
Front Camera: 1.3 Megapixel
Storage: 16 GB
Micro SD
WiFi, DLNA, WiFi-Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB
Battery: 7000 mAh
Dimension 256,7 × 175,3 × 8,7 mm.
Weight: 533 g.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8
OS: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1,5 GHz dual-core
GPU: ?
RAM: 2 GB
3G / HSPA + of 4G / LTE
Display: 8 inch, 1280 × 800 pixels
Camera: 3 megapixel
Front camera: 1.3 Megapixel
Storage: ?
Micro SD
Wi-Fi, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro USB
Battery: 4500 mAh
Dimension: 112,1 × 209,6 × 6,95 mm.
Weight: 330 g"

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