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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.

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