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Comment: News for nerds ... (Score -1, Flamebait) 172

by BitZtream (#47805959) Attached to: Kernel Developer Dmitry Monakhov Arrested For Protesting Ukraine Invasion

Can we get stories about when kernel developers go to the bathroom as well?

This is hardly anything that matters or belongs on slashdot. Hans Reiser slaying his wife ... okay, sure, that meant the end of reiserfs effectively. One kernel dev serving time for a basic civil disobedience charge? Who cares? Its about as important as Bennett Hasleton rants about things he utterly fails to understand.

Comment: Re:It's a proxy for needing to revamp the post sys (Score 1) 204

by BitZtream (#47804529) Attached to: Hidden Obstacles For Delivery Drones

If we had a system where we standardized mailbox sizes to some specification

Done, been that way all my life (I'm almost 40).

and then licensed out some NFC/smart card system to let postal workers/delivery companies open them, then we might be getting somewhere

You mean some sort of key ... Again, done, group boxes have had keys all my life.

but if you could simply buy the relevant thing at Home Depot

Home Depot sales mailboxes, all of which meet all sorts of standard requirements for US Postal Service deliveries.

You do realize that everything you've said has been around for, what, a century?

There are even standards for positioning of the mailbox, not just size.

I'm guessing you're not real observant and haven't noticed that all mailboxes are already the same size, basic shape and location.

Comment: Re:Need developers? (Score -1, Flamebait) 138

by BitZtream (#47784107) Attached to: Microsoft Releases Replacement Patch With Two Known Bugs

Dear Asshat,

We make more money each second than you'll make in your entire life. Your arrogant attitude makes us laugh. We have MBAs who have forgotten more about development than you think you know, and about 8 orders of magnitude more than you actually know.

We're sorry you think our predicament is so bad, but we do enjoy floating our yacht on ocean sized volumes of cash, our yachts are big enough the waves aren't an issue, perhaps if you pulled your head out of your ass for a second you would realize this and you would realize that while you try to act like some one cares what you think, you are nothing, hence your AC post. Oh? You don't love us ... I'm sure will lose sleep at night over that.

        A company which actually turns a profit

I'd bet a months pay you don't make $20/hour, let alone 200. Your ignorance wreaks that of a 15 year old without a clue how the real world operates and certainly indicates that you have absolutely no idea what happens in a company the scale of Microsoft. You seem to think %0.00001 of your customers having an issue with regressions is the end of the world.

Seriously, get a clue.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 3, Insightful) 136

by BitZtream (#47783269) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

It doesn't show them 'by default'. The opening page is a list of games for your platform, if you browse to a different category or search for a game, you're taking deliberate action to do so. Make sure you search for Mac games if you want to buy games for a Mac, and make sure its badged for Mac.

Mac Steam doesn't start you in the Windows or Linux games page.

Comment: Re:Bad business practice (Score 1) 136

by BitZtream (#47783253) Attached to: Australian Consumer Watchdog Takes Valve To Court

I've seen this happen when a Mac version of the game is coming, but hasn't actually been released. In my case the game showed up on Mac a month or two later.

When I bought it, I was fine with buying only a Windows version and thought the store was wrong when it showed the mac badge.

For reference: Nothing stops you from buying windows only games on mac.

Comment: Re:Will the cameras work? (Score 1) 620

by BitZtream (#47780983) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

There will be nothing to "retain" nor "verify", if a cop wraps a piece of chewing gum around camera's lens and microphone hole for a few minutes...

Other than the video showing the cop putting chewing gum on the lens ... and the video of the cop removing chewing come from the lens ...

There will just be a string of "unexplained malfunctions" nationwide, which the manufacturers will be at a loss to explain...

Except for the video mentioned above explaining what happened clearly ...

It may be possible to get it to work, yes, but it is going to be a lot harder, than the Senator realizes...

There are multiple OSS libraries that already are capable of detecting most of the ways the camera could be obscured, especially as something as trivial as the input going dark which you could do very simply, and basic motion detection would also catch it ... gee, the camera gyros show the camera is moving but the video isn't changing or is changing across all pixels fairly equally ... because its extremely blurred/obscured.

Or Prosecuting Attorney: Officer, why do we have a video show you putting gum over the lense of your camera 5 minutes before this shooting occurred and taking it off 10 minutes after? Whats that? You're going to be found guilty of the crime you're charged with? Yes, we understand that, guess you shouldn't have obscured the camera eh?

Comment: Re:Will the cameras work? (Score 1) 620

by BitZtream (#47780911) Attached to: U.S. Senator: All Cops Should Wear Cameras

Now, I don't own a GoPro, but last I heard, they were nearly indestructible inside their shatterproof sealed case.

The only thing the case does is keep water and dirt out. A 5 foot drop will easily destroy a GoPro, and I know this as I have a friend with multiple videos of his GoPro being killed as it falls to the ground for various reasons in the case.

They are pretty shitty cameras, their only advantage is that they are light and have ready made accessories, beyond that, if you really want to be rough, GoPro isn't the choice to make.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -- Milton Friendman