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Comment Re:I'm sure there's a reason... (Score 2) 192

Early Adopter of 4k here. 8K is for the uselessly Rich bleeding edge adopters. 4k is still fresh, but no longer bleeding edge or early now in my opinion.

Short story, there is already some benefit, but not much yet. So unless you are itchy for new tech hold off on going to spring for that new TV just yet.

I Currently have a Samsung 4k UN65KS8000
It was selected for the low input lag and that I could get it for $1500
I Previously used a Visio 4k D55-D2 4k
Both do very well on input lag in PC/Game modes. The Samsung was rought to initially find out how to turn game mode on, but a little bit of digging and you will find it. Visio was straight forward.

I had a AMD Fury X9 and switched to an Nvidia 1080.
I am obviously bound to HDMI so the 30hz only for the Fury was just not cutting it. the 1080 goes to 60hz and it is so much better. Sadly neither of the companies have Sync Tech available on these TV's yet so I still have to work out the ridiculousness of computers not locking to 60hz for v-sync to prevent screen tear. It is now 2017... geez folks! Work it out! Especially you browers!

at 65 inches and 10 feet away from the TV (i use mine like a monitor) 4k is USELESS in desktop mode unless you sit closer like 2-4 feet. I still run 1080 on the desktop itself because of that. In video games, I run 4k when possible. Several games are poorly coded in the GUI so it can often become unreadable, move OFF screen, or just mess up in weird ways. Can very easily see the visible difference in gaming at 4k with some caveats. Even with 1080 card you have to relax the extra effects such as ssao/aa and detail levels to cope, but the difference is very noticeable either way.

However, the quality is still visible up to 10 feet away. That said, the benefits are a mixed bag. Content of course for 4k is still very lacking. You can always try gimmicky up scaling with mixed results but source really needs to be 4k origin to really see the benefits. Any 4k source will look visibly better on a decent TV no matter how you slice it, just mind those gotchas if you do any gaming at all!

I have given up on consoles so I have no experience on the 4k Scene there.

Comment Re:The law doesn't actually say they can lie (Score 1) 123

"The law actually says they're not allowed to talk about anything they found by spying, or any spying methods. Nowhere does it give them permission to lie about any of it."

If you are allowed to submit "unverifiable" or what I call inscrutable evidence then it is every bit a legal permission to lie. If the process or method that created it was untrue or contained lies in its motivations then yes... it is in fact "carte blanche" permission to lie to the court.

If you cannot figure out how fast or often people can use truths to create lies without really lying then you need a lesson in history! Just deciding what evidence to use and what evidence to omit can create these things... and all of it without lying, which is why they are perfectly fine with not making the methods all secret... just put all of the lies in the methods, they cannot be challenged! It provides plausible deniability to the prosecution and the judge sits as a worthless patsy to corruption.

So yea... it really is law clearly stating, okay to lie to the court if you are the government... lie it up, lie it down, just flat out lying all around. It's the emperors new cloths logic!

Comment Re:What's the point of having a court like this? (Score 5, Interesting) 123

" Just because evidence was obtained by illegal means such as a search without a warrant doesn't mean that the evidence is untrue."

Unfortunately far to many people believe in this line of garbage.

In a basic logic test any information withheld, even if by omission makes evidence untrue. The act of obtaining something illegally creates vice and calls into question the motivations surrounding the evidence collection process.

The very act of suppressing any part of the evidence, the process in which the evidence was gathered and people responsible for gathering that evidence makes the evidence corrupt. It will not possible to find out if someone that hates you was part of the process. It will not be possible to discover if any corruption is also holding back exculpatory evidence in the process. It will not be possible to examine for just plain honest mistakes, bugs, miscalculations, or just plain laziness in the evidence gathering or reporting process.

The "Just because evidence was obtained by illegal means such as a search without a warrant doesn't mean that the evidence is untrue." crowd has put a lot of innocent people in jail. I know you said you were just playing devils advocate but you brought up a serious issue that plagues that human mind and the Justice system very extensively!

Comment Re:Flappy birds clone (Score 1) 88

Yea, I think Nintendo's ability to adapt is too conservative as well.

I grew up on Nintendo but I have not purchased anything from them in a long time now. Mainly because I have now sworn off consoles due to the landscape, but even when 360 and ps3 were around I bought those but no Nintendo. Their library is too small and far more games are arriving on the PC compared to the consoles.

Consoles need to die, they are long past the point of serving their purpose.

Comment Re:When is Government Going to Get Off Our Backs! (Score 0) 90

What is wrong with you? There is no such thing as a free market in the telecom space. The free market has been regulated out of existence by the FCC and its regulations.

You are blaming free market for problems created by socialism and corrupt government practices. Once you cry for regulation, all you are doing is putting the government and businesses in bed together. Now I see you crying over it all since your plan has failed... but you still have not missed the parts of the instructions that say immediately blame something you hate, even if that accusation is wrong as the day is long!

Comment Re:Resist this evil friends!!!! (Score 1) 195

The fact that you need to ask is a bad sign.

I work in technology. I have stopped purchasing consoles and "Exclusive" bits of hardware where ever possible. Console needs to die, not because I am a PC gamer, which I am, but because people should not be asked to shell out $$$ just to play on an exclusive platform. The different in cost and performance are less of the issue compared to vendor lock in with game titles.

Regarding the Retro community. There are many fans like that focus on 100% accuracy with emulation. Compound that with available Up-scaling technology and you can make an older titles visually look better without altering the original code or game-play. I cannot tell you how terrible many game ports have been and show a clear trend that game companies do not respect their IP and would rather damage it in the pursuit of money than to do right by it or the gamer community.

Do we really need to get into Nintendo's terrible history against gamers to add more fuel to this?

Comment Resist this evil friends!!!! (Score 0) 195

We should be telling Nintendo to take the time to do quality ports of these games into the current day and age. The Retro community has more respect for things like this compared to their own creators.

I will refuse to give Nintendo another drop of my cash until they get their heads out of their asses and start respecting their customers.

Comment Re:#BernOrBust (Score 1, Insightful) 482

I have difficulty feeling sorry for you, and the reasons are as follows.

Bernie is a career politician. This means there is a very high likely hood that he sells himself for the benefit of only himself.

If you ever truly listened to Bernie and looked at his history you would have known like I did, that he serves the Party, not the U.S., not YOU.

Political Parties are constructs designed to steal your voice under the guise of giving you a voice.

The democrats talk against inequality yet their only solution is more inequality. Why would they actually actively REDUCE something that gives them political currency?

And to add to the fact that you still hash tagged #BernOrBust while 'The Bern' is in the process of selling out... that just screams fundie right there. It does not matter if you are Christian, Muslim, Jew, Republican, Democrat, purple, or orange... this is what a fundie is made of! You STILL appear willing to support a candidate that sold out of IS selling out! Where is your self respect?

George Washington was right. As long as we keep calling each other by names like the North/South, Left/Right, Lib/Con, Republican/Democrat, Black/White then all we will do is proceed with tearing our nation apart in a power struggle to squelch the "other" side when we are all really on the same side!

Where government is concerned it has always been the Citizens vs Government. Government has slaughtered more than all war combined and corrupt economies have oppressed more people than any standing army. Do not let people like Bernie, Hillary, Trump, or some other "Politician" use YOU as a weapon against your fellow citizen!

Comment Making it easy... (Score 5, Insightful) 159

Mr. Morris said. "We think it is minuscule in the overall car thefts but it does show these hackers will do anything to stay one step ahead."

Well Mr. Morris... it's not like the auto industry is even making a serious attempt at vehicle security to begin with. It really is not hard to stay "one step ahead"... in fact the industry is really just refusing to step ahead themselves. A toddler will get farther down the road as long as they refuse to move.

Comment Re:Dumb move... (Score 2) 107

A "Requirement" is a requirement. Does not and never will be the same as a "Feature" no matter how much you wish it to be or if you fall for someone "Advertising" it as such either! This is more akin to false advertising not feature removal! Removing Linux from PS3 was "Feature" removal! Allowing devs to now charge for their games is more of a "FEATURE ADD" if it did not exist beforehand.

There is a reason we produce something called a dictionary.
To help people to call things what they should and should not!

Comment Re:All for not... (Score 1) 51
Based on what I read there is a 1 year grace period where prior art is null and void so... if You invented on January 1st 2014 someone has until December 31st 2014 to file (before you) and take your invention.

Then there is the possible "lost paperwork" that several bigger businesses would be happy to "pay" persons of low integrity in USPTO to "accidentally" lose so theirs can be considered FIRST.

USPTO is a paid WHORE for big corp. Power is nice, but NOTHING beats what people will do for money.

Comment Can't Blame China (Score 1, Troll) 42

If you were are new, up and coming world power, would you want enemies of the past foisting their standards on you? Especially considering the current dimplomatic trends regarding Tech Patents, Snowden revelations, and just technology politics in general?

American Business interests have proven beyond all shadow of doubt its willingness to play hard ball (unfairly) to trap you into their business models.

Comment Re:HaHaHa (Score 1) 379

They do try to apply the very same deals to PC's and Smartphones. this is exactly how Steam works, and yes I do use steam, but I also never pay full price for any game unless I get it off where I actually get to own my game from a functionality perspective. And that is the real gist. With I can install my game anywhere and not have to worry about DRM breaking it if I want to play the single player version 20 years from now.

So for me, if they want to lock me into a game on their terms, then that game better be very inexpensive like say movie cheap at $10~$20. So there is a trade off, however I still at least own and fully control my PC, and if MS wants to step on that too much there will be Linux. The market does tend to favor the most open,easy, and compatible systems and right now that is still Microsoft Windows love it or hate it. Linux may be more open that Windows and almost as easy to access now, but it sure as hell is nowhere near compatible, despite things like WINE. I will continue to use Windows but when/if Linux finally steps up I will not hesitate to jump ship.

On the last part, it was sad sarcasm... yes we are losing our rights and ownership to everything as a people and we keep voting in the idiots to do this.

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