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Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 21 21

These headlines get harder to decipher all the time.

Maybe drop the all caps, or something?

i have some bad news about newspaper titles and proper noun for you.

There are at least 5 ways I can read this and none of them make sense to me.

you should ask someone to drive you to the hospital because you have suffered a serious head injury. nobody can be that stupid and not be suffering from a head injury.

Comment: Re:I'm all for recreational drone use but... (Score 2) 21 21

Jackasses seem to keep ruining it for everyone. For example i was at an art show and it was pretty packed, some jackass drone operation was flying a larger model, around 4kg / 10 lbs or so, up and down the isles probably 15 feet over people's heads. It was large enough that a simple slip up, if not outright killing someone would have caused a few trips to the ER. It's that kind of jackassery that ruins it for everyone.

It's finally starting to be a greater danger to be injured by an idiot teenager looking for some hits on his youtube channel than being hit by a stray firework.

it is unlikely to be a teenager because large drones are very expensive. i find it more likely that an overconfident adult is going to hurt someone. but hey... i think there are some kids on your lawn, right over there!

Comment: Re:Photogs? (Score 1) 21 21

Is that like an Apple II GS?

the term has been around a bit longer than that.

noun photog \f-täg\
Definition of PHOTOG

: one who takes photographs : photographer
Examples of PHOTOG

Origin of PHOTOG

short for photographer
First Known Use: circa 1906

Comment: Re:Competent Authorities (Score 1, Informative) 100 100

He's shown he thinks he's above the law and that he thinks EVERYONE else is corrupt and out to get him.

well... here's the thing, the law is deeply flawed and was exploited on behalf of the US, a powerful nation that can bend any country to its will if it wants it enough. i don't think he perceives everyone as being against him or corrupt, just the companies and governments he's exposed as well as the officials that have been talked into charging him (remember, the charges were initially dropped until a big wig stepped in). the warrant is a pretext constructed by the CIA to get him in custody at which point he will be unjustly silenced.

He's a douche,

there i no law against it... unless you are exposing companies and governments in which case every law will be twisted to get you.

so much a douche that even France thinks he's a douche.

france has no qualms with his character, it's simply that the US government would hound the french government until they handed him over. the french government may be acting in self-interest or it may be that they know they cannot keep him safe.

Comment: because people dont change (Score 1) 167 167

one thing that has been proven repeatedly is that people dont change because you punish them. in order for them to change, they have to want to change and even then they are likely to fail. some things just can't be changed without behavioral reconditioning aka "brainwashing" and it's not always permanent.

as for it's relevance, would you want a guy like this to be a teacher?

just sayin.

Comment: Re:Web support (Score 2, Informative) 79 79

When I've read "web support" I though "Cool! I will finally get good support to run QT apps on a standard browser".

actually, you can do that

But alas, it just means running a Chromium engine embedded in a QT app.

no, it uses WebKit while Chromium uses Blink, a fork of WebKit.

Who wants to run web sites in an app nowadays instead of opening them directly in a browser?

well... if you wrote a web browser in qt you would. what about an RSS feed reader? it has it's uses but it's true it shouldn't be abused.

Comment: Re:Why do they bother (Score 4, Informative) 79 79

QT is a huge stinking pile of bloatware. I eschew it.

You are right, QuickTime is bloatware. However, Qt is well written and you are given the option to build only what you need and which libraries it should use. The render engine is exceptionally flexible too, allowing it to leverage many different methods of rendering. Don't have X? no problem, add a runtime argument (-platform linuxfb) and your qt program will display using the linux framebuffer. Qt also builds for desktops (e.g. Linux, Windows) and embedded systems (e.g. Android, iOS) and is easy to cross-compile for your device of choice.

if you think GTK+ is slimmer, guess again and check your binaries.

Comment: Re:"as a means to raise awareness ..." (Score 1) 76 76

I am afraid of getting hit by lightning, and getting bit by a shark, but not so afraid that I won't walk in the rain or swim in the ocean. I just take reasonable precautions.

what reasonable precautions are we taking? with our current program, we'll be lucky to see a killer asteroid coming much less do something about it.

Comment: Re:"as a means to raise awareness ..." (Score 1) 76 76

The awareness they are raising is that they want to waste our tax dollars on Yet Another Irrational Fear.

asteroid impacts are not an irrational fear, they are an inevitability. if we do nothing to protect ourselves, an asteroid will wipe out mankind... eventually.

If it's not in the computer, it doesn't exist.