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Comment: Have they finally fixed jerky playback? (Score 1) 52

by wonkey_monkey (#49150269) Attached to: VLC Gets First Major Cross-Platform Release

All I care about is whether or not they've fixed jerky playback with the default settings. There's some loop filter you have to disable if you want smooth playback of x264 video - I don't know whether it's because the loop filter takes place after read-ahead caching, or what, but it's a pain.

Comment: Re:But... (Score 1) 251

Having the ability to touch any word on the screen and have definitions, translations, and wikipedia entries pop up as you read (which is great for many of the older books) is a fantastic benefit

Yeah, no kidding. I've caught myself trying it on printed magazines more than once.

Comment: Re:About right (Score 1) 241

Our government is EXPLICITLY forbidden from doing so.

Is the government also explicitly forbidden from permitting itself to do things differently in the future?

Its a fundamentally part of our law.

I'm not sure how fundamental it can really be considered to be, given that it's an ammendment to something else.

Comment: That's not what astigmatism is - is it? (Score 2) 24

by wonkey_monkey (#49095549) Attached to: Smart Rendering For Virtual Reality

According to the linked Wikipedia page:

An optical system with astigmatism is one where rays that propagate in two perpendicular planes have different focus.

What the article seems to be about, though, is the way images as viewed in a VR headset get blurrier as you move away from the center, seemingly equally in all directions.

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