"Think of SQLite not as a replacement for Oracle but as a replacement for fopen()" --- About
The brain was not designed for reading
It wasn't designed for anything.
It is preprogrammed for learning spoken language. You might read Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct.
The new standard, MU-MIMO (Multiple User — Multiple Input and Multiple Output) has a clunky name — but could make a significant difference...
I thought clunky names were an engineering tradition, like CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection), which means, Listening Among Others for a Chance to Speak.
From the article:
The council was previously running 3,500 Windows XP desktops and 800 XP laptops
and is much happier now.
I'm curious, or maybe just ignorant, why the open source community does not already have a mature, widespread file storage application that is peer to peer, like BitTorrent Sync. Maybe because peer to peer is so much harder than client-server. But I would have thought it would be further along by now, given our:
- technical savvy
- awareness of the importance of good back-ups
- distrust of corporations and governments
If we had a free file back-up service that was standard for Linux (or if there were two or three, for the sake of competition, but that at least each distro had one that it picked as its standard), then I think it would help Linux catch on as well as improve the sense of community: I'm helping host some of your data, you're hosting some of mine --- even though I have no idea what or whose it is because I have just a bunch of encrypted shards.
I hate to say this, as much as I sympathize more with Netflix than a major studio, but shouldn't the studios eventually stream their movies themselves? Is the tech really that hard, why are they outsourcing it to Amazon and Netflix?
Like TV channels, we should just surf the studio websites until we find what we want (using Google, perhaps). That seems the inevitable future rather than one or two clearinghouses. That's what tech does: removes the middleman (except when there's a man in the middle
For an adult human, 400-600 is about the limit of what we can detect.
For most average human adults, the limit is about 300 dpi.
Speaking as a graphic designer with over two decades of experience, there is a reason that graphic designers have always targeted a print resolution of 300 dpi for colour images.
How 400-600 entered the conversation is beyond me. The percentage of people who can visually tell the difference between a 300 dpi output and anything higher than that is very, very small. The number of people who can spot the difference at 400+ is not even a consideration for discussion.
When I was a graphic designer, I was told 300 dpi --- unless the image had type, in which case, 600. I've found some corroboration:
Apparently the eye is more forgiving when looking at photographs than at text.
"Legacy" is a buzzword for "old."
Multisyllabic and euphemistic, I'm sure it first came into being from the lips of an advertiser.
But if you want to think, write, and reason clearly about a subject, stick to the old, short words, the ones that your mind retranslates the words to anyway after hearing them.
From the summary:
it still might not have enough time to develop adult-equivalent intelligence by 2029
2029: Skynet is born. Nothing bad happens
2042: Skynet turns 13...
DaVinci Resolve is mainly for color tweaking but since version 10 also can cut. LightWorks has been used in Hollywood a lot.
In light of these two offerings, I'm surprised that PiTiVi is called the most mature. I haven't used any of them, though.
1920 x 1280 is about the resolution I want. It has enough res to watch movies in high definition, gives text just enough crispness, and has an aspect ratio of 3:2, yet doesn't requires a new set of icons all over the place.
elimination of potentially-harmful constructs
When did English speakers fall in love with the word potentially?
We already have a single word for potentially harmful: it's called dangerous.
Even worse is the infestation of the phrase could potentially, which means the same thing as could.
From the article:
It's a shame, because even though LCD tech has shown a lot of improvement, plasma displays have inherent advantages, primarily because the tech doesn't require a backlight -- unlike LCDs, which twist crystals in individual pixels to affect the light passing through, plasma pixels illuminate themselves.
And once big-screen OLED becomes cheap enough (OLED pixels, not just OLED backlit) then that advantage will dwindle away too.
Programmers argue whether the right way to say SQL is S Q L or sequel. A business analyst told me her way, and I thought it fit best: squirrel.