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Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 0) 144

There's a site called p411 that a huge percentage of hookers use. It does exactly this, and apparently enough Johns consent that these hookers stay in business. Sure, the hookers individually may or may not know this information - they just know people on the site have been verified I think - but users of the site DO give out their information and the site calls to verify the references are legit.

If p411 ever gets taken down, it might in fact be public knowledge who was on the list. Just another risk (mostly men) take for that sweet, sweet poontang...


A Google Maps Glitch Turned This Korean Fishing Town Into a 'Pokemon Go' Haven (vice.com) 80

Madison Margolin, reporting for Motherboard: A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokemon Go tourist haven. The globally popular mobile game hasn't launched yet in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped clever gamers from finding a way to play it anyways. The city of Sokcho is taking full advantage of it, according to this video by the Wall Street Journal. Because of Cold War era laws preventing North Korea from obtaining maps of the country, the use of Google Maps is restricted in South Korea, the WSJ reports. However, a fluke in the system allows it to work in Sokcho, in the northeast corner of the country, just outside the DMZ (demilitarized zone) between North and South Korea. Sokcho is outside the range of indexing grids that Pokemon Go developers used for mapping restrictions of South Korea and other countries.

Comment Re:When will VideoCards peak? (Score 2) 88

As it so happens, the demands of VR headsets mean that video cards available now are nowhere NEAR adequate. As a poster south of me says, you need at LEAST dual 4k - one for each eye - and fovea tracking - and at LEAST 90 FPS. All the time. With minimal latency.

Believe it or not, but not even the most expensive GPU money can buy - heck, not even unreleased GPUs that Nvidia has in Tesla cards (they are "released" but you can't use em as a graphics card) - is anywhere close to being able to push this kind of resolution and framerate at a low latency.

It literally cannot be done with current chip construction. Maybe with a 4 or 8 GPU solution.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 159

Apparently that "just" bit requires new GPU hardware, and at this instant in time, only 2 GPUs (the 2 new Nvidia 1000 cards) even support it at all. Any VR developer who wants to eat has to support AMD hardware as well because it's the chip in the PS4 and probably the chip used in the new generation of VR supporting consoles.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1, Informative) 159

No, it's correct. For a single GPU solution without Nvidia's new tech (that won't be widely used until AMD releases an equivalent) you render the frame for one eye, clear buffers, render it for the other. That means if you sent all frames rendered to a single monitor you'd get 180 FPS.

Comment Re:I Know Where The 22,000 Went! (Score 4, Interesting) 474

What the OP means is that if say, you learn to do something new but can't get a job because no one will hire you due to your age, that is in fact a structural problem...

Our society has a very elaborate system where you must have the right credentials from the right places - and earning those credentials typically is a very long and expensive process yet most of the knowledge taught you will not use - and be the right age, and these days you need an internship where you worked for free for a period of time for a job you had to be competitive for, and so on and so forth.

Then you do everything right and they hire an H1B by scamming the Federal government.

Comment Impractical technique by academics, news at 11 (Score 4, Insightful) 105

University professors are under constant pressure to come up with something interesting to show they are a world class expert in their field. And grad students who do most of the grunt work are under pressure to prove themselves as well. So this is yet another impractical technique. No hacker is going to bother with something this hard to make work. Maybe a nation state hacking team might, but probably not.

Much simpler to install a hidden camera or a direct electrical monitor on the button presses from the keypad itself. Also, look at it this way. On that bitcoin bazaar, Evolution I think it was called, people's pin numbers were about 10 bucks each. Not worth this kind of hassle. This tells me there is far more stolen information readily available than there are crooks to use that information to make fraudulent purchases and cash withdraws with.

Which makes sense - there are probably still many, many ways to gain access to a database of credit card numbers, or places to set up a skimmer. The actual task of writing the number to a fake credit card and then using it somewhere in person is a far riskier task and one far more likely to result in one's eventual arrest and imprisonment...

Comment Re:PC cards at 9 TFLOPS *today* (Score 1) 162

It's also $700. You can buy both current consoles for that, and most likely a year or 2 after release, these new consoles will be $350 or so on sale.

In addition, if you buy a console, there will be a ton of games available that efficiently utilize 100% of it's processing power. If you buy a 1080, this is far from the case. You will have to wait years until commonly available, well optimized games exist that efficient use the full power of a 1080.

Comment Re:Here is why scorpio won't look good (Score 1) 162

What are you talking about?

Xbox One/PS4 1.0 : you can play 960p upscaled to 1080p at 30 fps

Scorpio/the PS4 one : you can play 1080p at 60 fps OR VR OR 4k at about 30 fps.

That's the plan. This new generation of consoles is supposed to take advantage of the fact that there's now a heterogenous set of targets, one where the GPU horsepower requirements are radically different. It'll be the same game engine and the same game assets, just different targets. Using high level APIs the code would be almost the same, or if the new GPU in the new consoles is microcode compatible, just fatter, it might even let you get the benefits of both high efficiency and minimal code differences between the 2 consoles.

Comment Re:Bullshit (Score 1) 622

Have you considered that your analysis of the facts might be blinded by your own political agenda? Those 13k - in today's dollars - entry level cars have plenty of embedded computers, pollution controls, and some airbags. That's a ton of "simple" mechanical systems replaced with electronics.

Electronics are usually cheaper because you can use the same under a dollar microcontroller to do control tasks that would take a room sized mechanical computer. Also, you don't need to design custom mechanical components - you just program the same microcontroller to fill a different role.

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