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Comment Re:Isn't Qt a GUI library? (Score 1) 68 68

QT is really a cross platform development library that also includes GUI. For example, it handles threading in a cross platform way so that you don't need ifdefs or roll your own replacements all over the map.

There are a lot of pieces outside the core that while not necessities, are sometimes very useful and for the most part it's modular enough to trim down to just what you need.

I can see occasionally wanting cross platform archiving, so that seems perfect for an optional plugin.

Comment I hope QT remains cleanly separate (Score 1) 68 68

My fear is that QT will become almost dependent on KDE.

I like KDE well enough, but if I wanted KDE, I'd develop with it directly.

Having features overlap isn't good, but neither is using KDE plugins as an excuse for development that should really be in QT itself. Not that the current examples should be core QT, but in the future that may not be the case.

Comment Re: Sounds good to me (Score 1) 555 555

Did you see where 190 degrees is on that graph?

That's just stupidly hot, especially for something you're handing out a window and into a car after approximately 700 previous burn complaints.

Telling McDonalds to bring the coffee down to reasonable temperatures is more like telling steak houses to stop throwing steak knives to customers from the kitchen.

Comment Re: Sounds good to me (Score 1) 555 555

From the linked article:
"Moreover, the Shriner’s Burn Institute in Cincinnati had published warnings to the franchise food industry that its members were unnecessarily causing serious scald burns by serving beverages above 130 degrees Fahrenheit."

I understand what you're saying, I'm simply tired of this case being used as an example of frivolous lawsuits when it's a perfect example of why these type of lawsuits exist.

Comment Re: Sounds good to me (Score 1, Informative) 555 555

McDonalds was clearly guilty of serving dangerously hot coffee but the media spun it as frivolous.

McDonalds specified coffee to be 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hot enough to cause third degree burns and require skin grafts.

Read some of the details or watch the documentary. The burns were horrifying and yet the poor lady gets crucified in the media.
http://www.hotcoffeethemovie.com/default.asp?pg=mcdonalds_case

Comment Re:Huh, who'd have thought of that? (Score 2) 149 149

We've had very good results from Walgreens, but I'm sure it varies by location.

So what if they are no better than a $200 printer, you'll spend another $200 on ink in no time printing photos.

We only have a b/w laser printer at home and do all color photos at Walgreens. It's saving us so much money that I doubt we'll ever buy a color printer again.

Comment Re:Overcoming stupidity via technicality (Score 4, Insightful) 65 65

The broadcasters are probably terrified because their marketing data is mostly speculation. They also have to attempt to control the end location of content they have licensed or else other broadcasters will sue them for stepping on their market area.

Aereo can tell what channels are being streamed at what times and could easily ask for demographics for targeted marketing. They can also send to mobile devices and offices where broadcast TV has very little uptake. Who carries a mobile receiver?

Streaming is potentially a huge improvement for the television market but rather than change or add to their current business model, broadcasters as a group attempt to litigate themselves into relevance.

Comment Re:Wretched State of Reviews (Score 1) 158 158

Mine was a reply to "Because it was a review the actual GPU encoders themselves not various frontends to those GPU encoders." which you and I both seem to disagree with.

That said, I do believe that there are better GPU assisted applications than those tested, such as DVDFab mentioned above.

I'd be very interested to see how it compares using this methodology, but testing every available application could become a full time job.

I have no affiliation with DVDFab, but it comes to mind as a decent encoder well before any of the ones tested.

Comment Re:Wretched State of Reviews (Score 1) 158 158

The review and summary are giving mixed signals then, as I had the same reaction to the article.

If this is a review of the encoders and not the front ends, then why is Handbrake specifically pointed out for ease of use?

Handbrake is only a front end to an encoder that can easily give similar or vastly worse results if you don't know how to use it.

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