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Comment: Re:ObFry (Score 1) 272

by AmiMoJo (#48443487) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Why don't you use a 16:9 monitor in portrait mode for DTP? Most printed material is taller than it is wide, so a portrait widescreen monitor will let you see the entire page at once without zooming out so far it is tiny.

You could also just buy a 16:10 monitor. There are plenty of them about. If you feel adventurous you can get 16:10 2.5k screens from Korea very cheaply, and the use the same high end panels as Dell and Apple do. Search eBay for "catleap".

Comment: Re:Squarer is better. (Score 1) 272

by AmiMoJo (#48443479) Attached to: Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

Turn the 16:9 monitor 90 degrees and it's ideal for document editing. If you do a lot of document work either have a portrait orientation 16:9 monitor or have two pages displayed on a landscape 16:9 display.

I find that 16:9 is better for coding too. I can have two code views side by side, or code on one side and debugger on the other. I have dual 16:9 monitors at work, and use the second one for a terminal window and datasheets (I'm an embedded developer).

Comment: Re:In an unrelated news item... (Score 1) 301

by AmiMoJo (#48439785) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Also China is dominated by domestic companies who provide search, cloud services, email, chat and pretty much most of what Google does. It would have been very hard for them to complete, and with the political environment and the US's increasingly hostile position it just didn't make sense to continue.

Comment: Re:Sounds reasonable (Score 1) 235

by AmiMoJo (#48433893) Attached to: Swedish Court Refuses To Revoke Julian Assange's Arrest Warrant

From his point of view it seems suspicious that he was told that he could leave Sweden, but then for some reason the prosecutor changed her mind and decided he must come back for questioning. A video link or trip to the UK was not enough, he had to actually go to Sweden.

As far as I know there has never been an adequate explanation for that. While I'm sure Sweden would kick up a fuss if the US interfered, that might not be enough to keep Assange out of Guantanamo or some other place where they torture people. Given that the US wants him I can see why he is not willing to risk his life on the promise that he won't fall into their hands if he returns to Sweden.

Comment: Re:actually automatic picture caption generator (Score 1) 29

by AmiMoJo (#48433381) Attached to: Google Announces Image Recognition Advance

Other search and map engines must be worried by this kind of thing though. One of the reasons Google Maps is so good is that they do image recognition with Street View photos. Google's search engine is better than Bing's because it understands the web more like a human does.

Comment: Re:Don't bother. (Score 1) 94

by AmiMoJo (#48433235) Attached to: Amnesty International Releases Tool To Combat Government Spyware

This is still useful as a defence against the FBI and other corrupt law enforcement agencies who might attack you. They don't have the resources that the NSA does, and have to be careful about what they reveal in court as evidence against you.

Even the NSA is powerful, but not magical. They watch everyone, but if you take some steps to block them you can opt out of much of the mass surveillance. If they target you more specifically, you can still block most if not all their spying until it gets to the point where they bother to bug your computer or building.

Comment: Re:So close, so far (Score 1) 541

by AmiMoJo (#48432861) Attached to: "Barbie: I Can Be a Computer Engineer" Pulled From Amazon

Can you point out some of the special treatment that feminists are asking for, with a citation of them asking for it? I think you are making this shit up because every mainstream feminist I have read or listened to is just interested in equality.

Quality of opportunity is exactly what we all want. Try to help more women into IT not by favouring them, but by simply removing barriers to them even applying and letting the best candidate win.

You are just trying to pain men as victims of feminazis, which is bullshit. The only people who are offended are the ones being called out for defending the indefensible, everyone else understands that equality is a worthy goal and attacks on anyone are not acceptable.

Comment: Re:Bullshit Stats. (Score 1) 482

by AmiMoJo (#48432821) Attached to: As Amazon Grows In Seattle, Pay Equity For Women Declines

In the EU systematically paying women less because they are less aggressive negotiators is illegal. Companies are required to have policies in place that make sure salary is not just what each individual can get, but a fair amount for the job based on what others at the same company doing the same work are making.

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