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Comment: Re:Isn't that what killed Spaceship2 (Score 1) 55

by Iniamyen (#48353753) Attached to: NASA Tests Aircraft With Shape Shifting Wings
As I understand, Spaceship 2 didn't use the same technology, and the mechanism of actuation that supposedly caused the crash was initiated by a human, so it wasn't an accidental deployment as far as the craft's systems are concerned.

To make a somewhat haphazard analogy, you're saying that we shouldn't have ABS on vehicles, because there was an instance of someone crashing their car while applying the throttle pedal.

Comment: Re:iMac with Retina display. (Score 1) 355

by Iniamyen (#48170673) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More
My point is that It's easier to do the math myself, for my own application. All that "retina" tells me is that the resolution is above MxN threshold, assuming some distance. What if the distance in my particular application is different than that assumed for the "retina" terminology? Just tell me how many damn pixels the thing has so I can figure out if it will work for my application!

Comment: Re:iMac with Retina display. (Score 1) 355

by Iniamyen (#48162355) Attached to: Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More
So this means that any display touted as "retina" would depend on the distance from the eye to the display, right? Meaning, the diagonal measurement + "retina" requires another piece of data to know how many pixels are on the damn thing.

I could claim that my old VGA display is "retina" if I don't need to specify the viewing distance, right?

Comment: Re:Just tell me (Score 1) 463

by Iniamyen (#48149833) Attached to: Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker
I'm not speaking as a nurse, but from what I understand, it's tough to have that attitude towards your "career" when you don't get paid what you deserve, and your job is more about dealing with the fact that your employer wants to be as cheap as possible in every regard, rather than providing care to patients. Honestly, I think a major outbreak in the US would be a good thing because it might make people think more about the value that they assign to the people actually doing most of the work caring for them when they go to the doctor's office.

Comment: Re:So does scratching your nose (Score 2) 208

by Iniamyen (#48086073) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
You originally said "listening to the radio."

If you are now talking about tuning the radio, I would argue that it's far more distracting. You are actually taking your attention off of driving, and using it to turn the knob, decide if you like the next station, continue tuning, etc... It's an active task. It's not a passive task. Just because we have trouble defining "active" and "passive" in real-world use cases doesn't mean that we shouldn't try.

Comment: Re:So does scratching your nose (Score 1) 208

by Iniamyen (#48083485) Attached to: Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers
I'm too lazy to Google yet another reference to a study, but what you said is just not true. Something like listening to the radio is very passive and requires minimal attention. Talking on a cell phone requires you to form thoughts and sentences, which means you aren't paying attention to the task of driving during these periods. They are just not the same.

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