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Comment Re:Describes mediocre and bad engineers well (Score 1) 492

A lot of not very good engineers like these absolute answers and like things to be black or white. I run into them frequently. The worst is probably the IT security field, where things are often viewed as secure or not, with nothing in between.

To be fair, either you are dead or not... or the favorite from years ago, you are not just a little bit pregnant. You either are pregnant or you are not.

That being said, managing risk is a numbers game which is where the black and white people fail miserably. Which is essentially what you said. I am just trying to nuance the situation here a bit and point out why the infosec folks that are weak actually are weak.

Disclaimer, I work in infosec.

Comment Re:The dark matter between their ears (Score 1) 164

Why is it that astrophysicists "believe" in time dilation but do not "believe" in space dilation? Time and space is a continuum. They are inseparable as concepts. Energy is composed of spacetime and mass. When creating mass out of energy, spacetime is also created. The amount of mass determines how much spacetime there is; and therefore how much energy was used to create it.

"Length" is not a hardcoded value just as time is not a hardcoded value. There is less "space" at the edge of a galaxy. A flat galaxy that is rotating only appears to be flat due to the interplay of time and space. It is not actually so... from the perspective that we live in.

Comment Re:The dark matter between their ears (Score 1) 164

Correct. The facts don't match the theory. Galaxies could not hang together the way they do if all they consist of is the things we've already observed in the laboratory unless we change the law of gravity [to something enormously more complex - c.f. epicycles] or postulate the existence of something that interacts gravitationally but doesn't interact with light.

Spacetime is a continuum. Yes? Speed changes the perspective of time. Mass changes the perspective of space. No modification of gravity needed and no dark matter needed.

Put simply, there is less space where there is less matter. If you can wrap your brain around time dilation, wrapping your brain around space dilation should be simple.

Comment Re:Sadly.. (Score 1) 352

Photoshop has everything in one window so doing split-screens doesn't make any sense

Ignorance is bliss I guess. Any part of the Photoshop UI can be un-docked and moved to another monitor.

Comment Re:Sadly.. (Score 1) 352

Why on earth would I want to spend time learning a new UI, when the old one isn't limiting me in any measurable way.

How do you know. You admit to never having seen the alternative? The comment is essentially moronic based on ignorance. Are you religious perhaps? For all you know the UI, and the functionality could cut your time by 90%.

I also prefer vi(m) to everything else.

For simple text editing, vi(m) is fantastic. If you are a developer and use vi(m) as your main editor, you are a retarded moron with a brain the size and shape of a raisin.

Comment Re:Companies trying to help is the myth (Score 1) 242

Trump recently stated he wanted to build a database of Muslims.

Look, I would vote for Trump just to say "fuck you" to the American political system, which means I think Trump is an absolute joke; however, Trump did NOT say that. That headline was crafted from him being asked about such things and not directly responding so the "journalist" (aka professional liar) wrote their article as "Trump did not say no so that means that "Trump recently stated he wanted to build a database of Muslims.".

My god. Research your facts. I saw that headline and just about had a cow. After reading what actually happened, I just puked and noted that this is par for the course. There can never be any sane discussion about politics. Of course, when you include Trump as a "real" candidate, you have already tossed out any semblance of seriousness and reality... but that is not the point.

Comment Re:Why? why now? (Score 1) 158

despite eclipse being right there

Having a root canal in all my teeth with no sedation would be FAR more comfortable than switching back to using Eclipse as my main development environment. Seriously. Visual Studio is that much better. The reality is that VS is what Eclipse could have been if Eclipse developers knew anything about usability. C# is what Java could have been if it wasn't (both now and before) managed by a moronic committee. The fact that I can now deploy on Linux is a huge plus, but I would not give up Visual Studio as my dev environment. Nothing comes close.

You don't have to know how the computer works, just how to work the computer.