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Comment Re:...against a common enemy (Score 1) 147

We have large enough displays these days that I don't understand why you would want to distort the Aspect Ratio. I sense the gneral consus was it sucked, but I really liked how RE4 made two screens with the same aspect ratio on the display and a small null space instead of super wide or super tall split screen. The viewports were slightly offset so it was easier to not cross screens as well and they could have easily used the null space for a status or map view, but the general concept is to have the exsact same rendering function in both single and co-op play.

Comment Re:This is just the looong tail of the distributio (Score 3, Informative) 122

It is common practice for grad students to include more renowned professors in the lab etc on papers out of respect of their funding. Since your worth as a Primary Investigator (grant holder) is based on the number of papers on your resume, It is the only way of having a career. I've seen papers with 20+ PH.Ds on it where most of them, I know for a fact, have done practically nothing for the paper.

I needed to fix that for you. In general a well funded lab is so busy the PIs do almost nothing buy advise and review to make sure the grant work stays on progress. In reality Grads and Post Docs do 90% of the work in hopes of one day moving to a career in management aka a PI position. I've never meet a PI that has time to work the day to day minutia of science discovery in fact they often lament if they wanted to keep doing science they would have never started a lab.

Comment Re:Investigating if laws were broken (Score 1) 312

This isn't entirely true. When Petit -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/... -- Tight roped the twin towers the police and Mayor came out on live televission to say a simaler phrase. "Were not sure what to charge him with, but we are sure he broke some law" Ultimently, they didn't charge him with anything but had him agree to public performances in more appropriate areas and a promise to not perticipate in simaler activity.

This isn't the only precident for someone performing an action and the court system admiting it really wasn't prepared for htis type of law breaking so instead lets use him as a public example of why we need new laws and he can go on. If you think the two crimes are so different ignoring the fact that both encouraged copy cats and both could result in death.

Comment Re:Unchanging UIs? Not just for old people (Score 1) 288

Its like those silly icons on the top of a mac keyboard. I swear each one I get they are in a random new order for no reason! Or Android L changing what the Back button looks like to a triangle. I don't mind minor UI updates new colors shading, but stop moving things around for no reason or at least have a transition period over several iterations.

We need to get to a point where you have long term support on a given interface. Windows Classic Skin does ok with this, but applications need to support it as well. Update the default UI as you wish, but offer users the classic design as a fall back for stability.

Comment Re:Those evil enemy oppressors (Score 2) 818

Last I checked this is exactly how the USSR dissolved.


Others have mentioned good examples and Sections of Spain and the UK have in recent years voted to leave. Only in the great USofA do we believe states should be treated like the inhabitants of Hotel California.

Comment Re:Given how C++ is taught. (Score 1) 345

I'll go review this, but based on your own words. I don't see how using make_unique does anything, but give me multiple strings to add to my search list for possible causes of leaks. I would rather people focus on proper heap tracking and weather they have an equivalent delete/free for each memory allocation then what method name they type to initiate an object.

C++14 also introduced std::make_unique, which doesn't save anything over calling new and then casting to a std::unique_ptr,

Comment Re:Angular momentum at the park (Score 1) 126

The counter circles allow a more experienced (with the roundabout) driver to avoid driving around the entire circle before exiting on the previous outlet. Simultaneously, inexperienced drivers freak-out and stay on the longest lane mitigating traffic in high volume areas. Swindon for the win.


Comment Re:Fear of guns (Score 4, Insightful) 535

At worst you will get shot and he will have a very good case for "Afraid for his life". You might be better off if you tacle him while yelling "Shooter in the Parking lot lets detain him". Then all those individuals who conceal carry have an excuse to be "Afraid for their lives". Its all about making the legalize work for you!

Comment I hope this movment dies out. (Score 1) 254

Curious if they vaccinate there next child. Its easy to sit above everyone when you have never seen the issue, because its been almost entirely eradicated, but at the turn of the 20th century people were ready to stand in line for the mere chance that they could prevent permanent disability or death from a number of childhood disease.

I was playing poker the other night... with Tarot cards. I got a full house and 4 people died. -- Steven Wright