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Comment: Content Creation isn't there (Score 1) 302

by CryptDemon (#46835115) Attached to: Consumers Not Impressed With 3D Printing
People can do regular photo printers because they can make photos. They have documents because they can create documents. There is all sorts of easy-to-use software out there that allows you to make up your own creation very easily without any real skill. To make shit on a 3D printer, first you have to plop down a thousand dollars for a crappy one. Then you have to go make a 3d model, which is way harder than snapping a picture or writing a word document or coming up with a quick flyer. Oh and then you have to spend tons of money on this really expensive powder and other compounds, and oh fuck it I'll just go buy a couple of toys from the store for cheaper. These are niche products.

Comment: Re:I was *wondering* who was shooting the Olympics (Score 1) 108

by CryptDemon (#46305053) Attached to: Sochi Drones Are Shooting the Olympics, Not Terrorists
That headline confused the fuck out of me for a while. A pun on the word shooting? Cameras shoot film. Terrorists shoot people. Or drones are shooting people instead of terrorists. Or the drones are the ones responsible for shooting people, and the terrorists did nothing of the sort. Finally I realized that it's saying "Drones are not terrorists. They're filming the olympics."

Comment: Oh thank god (Score 3, Interesting) 255

by CryptDemon (#46301297) Attached to: Ubuntu 14.04 Brings Back Menus In Application Windows
I've been okay with the dash and the side bar look of new ubuntu. It's mostly been the same for me. I switch between different desktops all the time, so I'm not particularly attached to any one or the other as long as it doesn't really impede my workflow. What I hate and still can't get used to is the global menu. I accidentally close out of so many applications because I don't realize I'm actually focused in another window. It annoys the piss out of me, and takes away the concept of the window. The window is it's own little self contained world. Menus for that window should be with that window. I still can't get used to clicking for focus on a window, and then dragging my mouse all the way back up to the top of the screen to get a menu for a window. It really only works well for a full maximized applications.

Comment: I don't get the big deal (Score 1) 2219

by CryptDemon (#46181751) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!
I honestly don't see what the uproar is about. It works the same for me as the old site and it's easier on the eyes and doesn't look like something I designed in 10th grade. What is so broken about the comment system? I keep seeing that in here, but nobody explains why. It "just sucks" is all anyone is saying.

Comment: Small Shop (Score 1) 308

by CryptDemon (#45753635) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Do You Run a Copy-Cat Installation At Home?
I work at a very small business. My personal laptop is my development environment along with the desktop I have at home. My development environment is pretty much whatever I want it to be, so I don't feel limited like i have at other employers. I'm in charge of all the tech at the job, so I do whatever I want. The boss is an inventor, so he actively encourages me to try new technologies and learn whatever I think would be fun to learn. It's cut down on how much I do at home and has allowed me to actually delve into my other interest areas outside of programming. I still do spurts of it here and there a month at a time, but this job allows me to look into new technologies without feeling like I need to do job training at home too. Sometimes I get excited about work and do a lot of it in my free time, but sometimes I get excited about stuff I do at home and then do it at work too. For this job, I'm fine mixing "church and state," but I've had other ones were 5:00 hits and it's fuck you all; you're not getting a damn cent of value out of me past this point. I've always liked the google 20% policy. You get time to do stuff out of the monotony. It helps generate new ideas while also introducing you to new tech.

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