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Comment: Subdivision (Score 1) 347

by IgnitusBoyone (#48161697) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

I don't know if I'm the only one and to be honest the way I use OS X doesn't make this such a big deal, but at 5K unless they do automatic font scaling. I'm going to need to be able to divide my monitor up in to virtual monitors. That way I can resize zones where if I click the magnify/maximize button it doesn't waste the entire real estate of my monitor. I really enjoy the snap feature in windows 7 enough I use a program called sizeup on OSX to emulate it, but once I start buying 27 and 30" monitors I really would like my desktop tp let me arbitrary subdivide it in to multiple monitors for behavioral reasons.

Anyone have an app for that?

Comment: Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (Score 2) 185

by IgnitusBoyone (#48005401) Attached to: Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

I would cancel my relationship with mastercard. It might also help to never shop at newegg again and to convince others as well. My highschool job was working retail. I was taught something like one unhappy customer was 200 grand in business.

That story is pretty convincing you. I would make it my goal to make people aware of it.

Comment: Re:You know what this means (Score 1) 182

by IgnitusBoyone (#48005201) Attached to: Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

But blue is brighter. It should be important for you to know your devices are on!

Seriously, I have a netgear router that has 1 blue led for every wifi antenna and they dance based on which one just picked up a packet. It took me two years of having it blocked with tape and paper towels before I discovered the thing had a feature to turn them off.

Comment: Re:List the STL? Seriously? (Score 3, Insightful) 479

by IgnitusBoyone (#47975829) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

I'm no so sure its a horrible question. I would as an the receiver be very speculative of the presenter, but as a presenter I would be looking for the type of brush off response I get not an actual answer. Does the candidate reference a particular book or does he say he would go to stack exchange. I normally hate programming questions on interviews because its not how we work. We engineer so we draw things out write out UML or some type of logic flow then get to coding.

I personally build little modules then add on higher functional work loads until I have a finished product, asking a user to drop down a random maze algorithm is naive and doesn't really do much, but ask if the candidate happens to have that brain teaser memorized. Instead I like to ask questions that give me an idea of how a user approaches problems that can't be solved immediately and I think asking questions you don't expect an answer to can sometimes help.

Comment: Re:Thank God (Score 2) 70

by IgnitusBoyone (#47469963) Attached to: Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

This is really a mater of modern convention. Webster's has a good ask the editor video entry on the history of the two forms and how often they changed. Your likely right that most people are ignorantly using the wrong form, but like many things in our language its silly to get upset about it with out some sense of etymology.

Comment: Re:Like we need to discourage the fairer sex any m (Score 1) 221

It took along time for females to compete in ski jumping at the Olympics. The international community in general needs to desegregate a lot of sports. Unless you can really show a sharp division between female and male participants over the history of the sport I feel they should have the opportunities to compete together. In addition if you can meet the qualifications and show no equivalent tournament exist you should be able to enlist.

Comment: Re:simple fix (Score 1) 221

This is completely arbitrary. Your basically saying practicing in the sport makes you better at it, but only if I find that practice to be a physical activity.

You do become better at star craft from typing keys. You do this by running small practice runs and skirmishes.
You do become better at chess by moving pieces around the board, but you do it in practice runs or skirmishes. Hell some people play themselves. Which is no different then running a track and trying to beat your best times.

Additionally in all of these activities playing other similar activities helps you improve your performance such as similar games in the genre and non genre games with similar concepts and mechanics.

Sports has nothing to do with physical activity. It has to do with regulated competition with a general oversight and a community of people who wish to push the limits of previous performance. Oh, and in my opinion you have to be able to drink to it and bet on it.

Comment: And the issue is? (Score 1) 143

I fail to see the issue.
People have a very strange def of freedom of speech, which was originally intended to allow printed press to be delivered with out consequence or government oversight. The inability to legally fly drones does not prevent you from capturing footage by the commonly use news helicopters or placing your camera on a boom and pushing it over a fence.

This is like saying trespassing laws violate freedom of speech or maybe locks. I mean those pesky locks. What about all those barricades on military bases. Lets faces it nothing in our government provides you unlimited access to any place just because your curious. On the other hand its almost impossible to punish you for reporting on your random thoughts on what is behind those closed doors.

Comment: Re:Without her permission? (Score 1) 367

That might not be stated as clearly as I wanted to present the argument. The point is the constitution is a set of enumerated powers. It clearly outlines what applies to which level of government and when there is a problem because of the 10th amendment it gets handed down not up. Several of the first 10 ammendments were protection given to the states from the power of the federal government. These protections were a kind of buy off agreement to get people to join in to a union which wasn't always popular among the state populace.

In the case of the first amendment it didn't always directly tie to the states. We latter changed that.

Comment: Re:Without her permission? (Score 1) 367

I don't want to cause a stir, but its very important to site two amendments when applying the Federal Governments constitution to the State and lower governments. Most states have a section of their own constitution which repeats the bill or rights and there is a resin for this prior to the 14th amendment the Federal government did not have the right to apply the first amendment to the states since it clearly originally only applied to congress. Remember the bill of rights was designed to ensure the states that the new federal government would not override there current authority.

Comment: Half/Screen View? (Score 1) 2219

by IgnitusBoyone (#46187227) Attached to: Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

I would expect the beta to last a little longer then a few days before giving up on it. However, they should stop the forced redirects. Those who want to shape it for a few more months can help mold it before another test.

My issue with the beta is that when I re-size my window 860x1080 1/2 Screen Width the entire UI goes away. While this is great for browsing comments its horrible for browsing the main page as it takes away all of the configuration options. I'm assuming that this alternate view is some sort of mobile solution, but that is a fairly big solution.

Personally, I never browse the web at full screen almost all web pages look better at around 1000px wide and I can generally side scroll to ignore address if I run at half of 1920. I think any modern UI design should consider what windows thinks of as dual page mode. Why waste all that real estate. I'm likely doing something besides browsing the web.

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