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Comment Re:...without sacrificing photo quality (Score 1) 103 a lie, it reduces image quality just in a way you cannot see visually

If all you want to do is look at the image this is fine, but anything else that needs it full quality will be sacrificed

Actually I think you could probably see it if the device are using isn't already so high def you can't tell the smallest details anyway. What they do is just request a 1/4 size image and then upscale it. Woo clever.

Comment Re:Zuck 2020! (Score 1) 181

Certain government offices might have historically required him to give up control of Facebook, but Donald Trump is currently redefining how much ownership of business one can have as President


I don't recall any laws being changed in this regard. Trump is only pushing boundaries that were never really there. If you dislike it, get your Congressional leaders to pass a law against it.

There were there as tradition, like most things are, for instance filibusters were mostly a tradition never laws, many things work that way under the assumption that elected official and grownup responsible people, and it was assummed no one would elect people with obvious conflicts of interest, so previously presidential candidates promised to use blind trust because they were good honorable people, Trump is none of those things, except possibly 'people'.

Comment Re:Why 8k? (Score 1) 192

Since most theaters only project at 2K and 4K barely has a foothold in the home market, why? It seems like a new standard this early is really a bad idea. Some better compression technology could come along that will make this standard obsolete before its goes into consumer production. The only reason I can think of is a non-existent 3D technology.

I am really surprised people talking about cinemas with 2K projectors, that is some cheap shit, that is not even an upgrade from the analog film that came before. All cinemas I frequent has either analog (for old stuff and indie) or 4K digital. Still 8K digital would be nice, though I would prefer movies being shot at something faster than 24fps, that is a much better way to add visual details movie-goes can reliably perceive.

Comment Re:Freesync has nothing to do with color gamut. (Score 1) 67

One thing is not related to the other.

Freesync is just a way to handle variant refreshes without screen tearing. Those refreshes can happen faster or slower. If a refresh happens faster than the LCDs can make the transition (which is rare, and only will really be an issue on whole scene changes, and likely you'll never see ghosting anyway), it will still happen.

That said, Sync tech has to do with human perception of changes that respond more precisely, and eliminating stutter (which happens because the refresh can't occur at the cyclical vertical refresh, which is mostly an artifact of CRT tech anyway). It is frustrating that nvidia has pushed proprietary sync tech that is costly to implement, rather than go with "Free Sync" which only requires firmware changes for most basic monitor controllers.

It seems like AMD's real push here is to maintain Free Sync capability as monitor manufacturers increase the color gamut and enhance LCD response times.

Yeah. As far as I can tell they are trying to say they have added some HDR meta-data to FreeSync though and called it FreeSync2.. Not sure how much of that is just marketing speak though.

Comment Re:Not good news (Score 2) 146

Another way of writing the story is this:
People who bought bit coin in 2013 had lost money for the last three years, and at long last are now even.
Look for the same if you buy bitcoin now, you can help make the 2013 losers whole by participating in the next round of pump and dump ... From the losers side.

Not even even, they are still behind inflation.

Comment Re:Is Linux now a reasonnable gaming OS ? (Score 2) 99

Interestingly, about half of the game in that top 100 list are available for Linux. That is about the same number available for Mac. Obviously they are all available for windows.

I have been casually playing on Debian using steam. And I do find enough game to keep me entertained. I am not sure whether Unity, steam OS, or the need to port games to mobile systems contributed to the increase in gaming support for Linux. But Linux definitely seems to have reasonable gaming options.

Opinions ?

I only do impulse purchases of games that run on Linux. Which in the category of strategy games that I play is basically all of them. It is very viable. The only problems are games demanding high-end graphics. X-COM 2 for instance ran on Linux, but already had a few graphical problems on Windows, and more and worse performance on Linux.

Comment Re:Good Riddance (Score 1) 207

Well played, sir, well played.

But I actually didn't know /. supported those non-7-bit-ascii characters - that's new!

What site ever supported only ASCII? Computers have been 8-bit for a long time, at worst they are latin-1. If I remember correctly slashdot was converted to UTF-8 way-back but just had it mostly disabled with some kind of limited white-list. Let me check: æøå×€£çß

Comment Re:Buy a Camera? (Score 1) 215

Yeah, the only part of this lawsuit that I disagree with is this statement by the attorney general "unconscionable loss of privacy through his deception".

I think what he meant to say was "His unconscionable failure to violate their privacy through his deception."

If he had actually followed through and gotten their nude photos and sex tapes public he wouldn't have been committing fraud.

He would still have impersonated a woman, and created sevaral fake companies to gain their trust. So a bit of mail fraud as minimum.

Comment Re:So (Score 1) 215

Nah. He's a "reporter" specifically he's a reporter who had a hate-on for gamergate. Seems to be a running thing for these anti-gamergate people, everything that they accuse their ideological opponents of whether it be doxing, harassment, and so on. They're actually guilty of themselves. Whether it's Devin Faraci, Zoe Quinn or Randi Harper, same shitty people engaging in shit behavior.

Some more stuff on this very special individual.

White knights can often appear a bit creepy. That said though: #NotAllWhiteKnights

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