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Comment Let me see if I have the meeting right (Score 3, Funny) 467 467

Picture this at a management meeting:

"Our stock is at an all-time low, profits are down, moral is gone, all our good engineers have left. What are we gonna do?"

"I know! We'll ban casual dress, that'll solve the issues."

(Boss) "That's brilliant! Raises for everyone!"

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Something like that perhaps? H and P must be spinning in their graves...

Comment Feeling left ouot (Score 1) 441 441

I used to be a republican, back in the Reagan days. But these days (hell, since Bush Jr.) my "traditional" views have all but been marginalized. The democrats aren't much better.

Although I don't (yet) feel ashamed of the D's, as I do about the R's like when shit like this occurs. Can they make it any more plain they're bought and sold??

(Well past) Time to find a new party...

Comment Re:How important is that at this point? (Score 1) 197 197

I'd argue that this one (from your link) is patently wrong:

"6. Batch processing through automated actions is far superior in GIMP. Because photographers often need to do repeatable actions to large groups of images, this feature alone is worth its weight in gold."

I am a photographer and although I use LightRoom heavily, I use the batch rules in PS for my concert work, I can get very detailed with little trouble in PS. I did try to switch to gimp (or more accurately, tried it out) and found this to be sorely lacking. Not to mention the batch actions in PS merge/link nicely with the plug-ins (specifically the Nik software for B/W work) so if I wanted to, and on occasion I have, I can do some *serious* transformations on a shot in PS with one click of a button.

Comment Meanwhile the world burns (Score 3, Insightful) 200 200

The NSA, with apparent approval from our gov't, spies on its own citizens with impunity, and let seem to be caught flat-footed by events unfolding the Middle East and Ukraine (at least from what I have heard on the radio)
The president twiddles his thumbs while our allies cry out for help.
What in three hells happened to our country?

Comment Re:Drop Caffeine Altogether (Score 1) 133 133

I quit (albeit accidentally) caffeine over 20 years ago, and I've never thought about the effects like you describe before, until you brought it up.
Yes, going to sleep quickly is a piece of cake, and instantly awake is the norm for me.
I'd like think there are health benefits from giving up caffeine as well, but overall I'm just glad to be done with the caffeine-related headaches.

Thus spake the master programmer: "Time for you to leave." -- Geoffrey James, "The Tao of Programming"

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