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Comment Re:Awesome law (Score 1) 112

Yes, legislation is -sadly- unrelated to legislation and water is wet, we agree on that.

Further on.

Are we talking about:

1. using a remote camera with live viewing but no recording (fpv),
2. recording video or
3. publicizing?

Because no matter how much you legislate or (legislate and enforce), what i described in the previous circumstances is (and very likely will remain, even in the future) pretty much impossible to detect or enforce *with current technology*.

don't know what you mean by "you'll upload it anyway". That i can be found out of i upload the video? Sure, but that's irrelevant to the method i used to obtain said video. A completely unrelated action.

can't see how you will get anywhere with this

Comment Re:Privacy Defined (Score 1) 112

grandparent is not suggesting we live in a "zero privacy world"

he is merely making an observation: in this day and age, unless you are inside your home with your blinds down, you are probably being recorded. whether you like it or accept it is irrelevant. Whether we have laws about it is also irrelevant. That is the reality we live in. As i wrote in another post, i may have a telescope with a super high resolution camera strapped to it, in my home, behind a hole in my windowblinds, taking shots of anything within my field of view a hundred kilometers away. What law can stop me? Or do we now regulate telescopes too? Mirrors and lenses after that? It's pointless to even consider it. By all means, propose, support and uphold any laws you want, just remember that they do not actually protect your privacy when you are anywhere publicly accessible.

second, authoritarian regimes do not wait for the truth to quash all opposition. They will do whatever they want.

only honest people use only truth, not lies.

Comment Re:Awesome law (Score 1) 112

"You don't get to record my private property remotely."

damn... and i just bought this telescope and a 20 MP DSLR to mount on it and was planning on shooting UHD videos of anything and everything visible from right behind my window, where nobody could ever find out about it... Guess my plans have been foiled.

the law will certainly help you to not get your private property remotely recorded by a kid that flies his toy quad for his enjoyment. The "drone" he is flying has a camera, you say?! Unacceptable! So what if it doesn't record, but it is just a camera for FPV flying with the image quality of a battered 80s VCR ? BANNED!

keep hugging the law book as if it's a security blanket, while the world around you moves on

when you realize that in this day and age, whether you like it or not and whether you accept it or not, the only time it is possible for you to be "in private", is inside your home with your blinds completely shut. Anywhere else, someone, somehow, from somewhere, is recording you. Possibly in stereo.

Comment Re:Not really groundbraking (Score 2) 113

the mos 6510 in the c64 can do read-modify-write in 6 cycles and it is somewhat pipelined.

the saturn doesn't have such an addressing mode.

you would have to read a byte (15 cycles), load a byte constant in another register (5 cycles) and write the result (14 cycles)

so while the c64 is clocked lower, it can do it in 6 microseconds, the saturn needs 7.25 μs

plus, the MOS 6510 has lots *lots* more addressing modes than the saturn. There is no pre-post increment, no offsets, etc

You don't know what you are talking about. Go away.

Comment Not really groundbraking (Score 5, Interesting) 113

This kind of tricks were more popular in the older days when you couldn't even wipe a screenful of data in one frame-time, much less render a frame in a straightforward matter

Today most coders rely on hadware speed to get away with things

Go code a realtime 60fps game on a 4 MHz cpu with a 15-cycle byte read from memory, you'll have to figure out the weirdest shit

compiled sprites, software pipelining, incremental rendering...

Comment Re:This is why we can't have nice things. (Score 2) 308

welcome to greece and other underdeveloped (mentally and socially) countries, where you can't have any conveniences because there are too many assholes that break stuff just because it's there (wouldn't that make them psychotics? There must be a DSM-V designation for people who have a habit to damage public property.) and too few people who are willing to step up to them.

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