Ask and answer stupid questions here! – page 689 gas after eating pasta

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Basically, i have no idea about the timeframe, or where exactly the breaking points would even lie. I have no idea how much human interaction a modern power plant requires to keep on running. (Note that i am in no way insinuating that people working there are pointless either)

As a background, the story i was talking about describes a man walking through a city basically minutes after everyone died. But it plays out in the 1920s, and so stuff basically stops working almost instantly, because everything was based on constant human interaction. But nowadays it isn’t to that level, so i assume that a lot of stuff will keep working at least for a bit before failing.

And i am hoping that someone more knowledgeable than me might shed a light on what will be the thing that breaks, and in what timeframe. So someone with knowledge of how a power plant actually works might know whether the problem is that a dude needs to press a button to turn everything on in the morning, or whether the fuel is delivered by truck, or whatever else.

I just figured out that my girlfriend has never watched the Matrix. Now i wanted to actually buy it from amazon prime video. However, apparently i need to be HDCP compliant to watch it. I have no idea whether my PC is HDCP compliant or not, and i am in fact pretty annoyed by DRM bullshit. So actually two questions:

a) How can i easily figure out whether i am HDCP compliant? I have tried to figure that out for more than half an hour now, and so far the only reliable way i can see is to actually buy something that requires that compliance, and see if it works. That is, however, obviously bullshit.

b) Why the fuck DRM? I consciously made the decision to actually buy something, and you are making it harder for me to do that. I could also just torrent it or whatever, and would never have to worry about this shit. What the fuck is this shit.

I have a Radeon R390, and apparently the amd control panel tells me that i am not HDCP compliant. And of course the DRM has been broken for ages, every DRM is broken within months and is usually only good for annoying the people who actually buy the stuff, pirates don’t care about DRM.

I just figured out that my girlfriend has never watched the Matrix. Now i wanted to actually buy it from amazon prime video. However, apparently i need to be HDCP compliant to watch it. I have no idea whether my PC is HDCP compliant or not, and i am in fact pretty annoyed by DRM bullshit. So actually two questions:

a) How can i easily figure out whether i am HDCP compliant? I have tried to figure that out for more than half an hour now, and so far the only reliable way i can see is to actually buy something that requires that compliance, and see if it works. That is, however, obviously bullshit.

b) Why the fuck DRM? I consciously made the decision to actually buy something, and you are making it harder for me to do that. I could also just torrent it or whatever, and would never have to worry about this shit. What the fuck is this shit.

I have a Radeon R390, and apparently the amd control panel tells me that i am not HDCP compliant. And of course the DRM has been broken for ages, every DRM is broken within months and is usually only good for annoying the people who actually buy the stuff, pirates don’t care about DRM.

Where this is one of the most frequently asked questions/cited issues. They know they failed as far as actually protecting the content, but this pushes less tech savvy/more paranoid people to buy new equipment they otherwise wouldn’t need. It’s always about the money.