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Comment: Re:It's not that much (Score 1) 442

by Jack9 (#47609725) Attached to: Big Bang Actors To Earn $1M Per Episode

Two and a Half Men star Charlie Sheenearned $1.25 million an episode at the end, with his comedy co-star Jon Cryer getting paid $550,000. Hugh Laurie earned $400,000 (£255,000) per ep in season 7.

I'm consistently disappointed by TBBT, so this 1M/ep is rather surprising. Not worth it, other than to rely on a working formula...TV seasons are akin to movie sequels, in this aspect and they have nothing to replace it with.

Comment: Re:Useless without measure of lossiness/distortion (Score 1) 133

by Jack9 (#47553463) Attached to: A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

> so MP3 would fail.

That's correct. So what?

MP3 was never a good compression algorithm. It's an audio format that uses a normalization that cause SOME audio to be lossy. It's a great demonstration on how a negligible loss across a wide range of audio could result in a more useful algorithm for sound (it's quite compact). MP3 is not a good compression algorithm and doesn't see a lot of use outside of commodity audio, where you can afford to throw away data.

Comment: Re:Apple has 'done nothing'??? (Score 1) 139

by Jack9 (#47486407) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

> The summary can be both accurate and incendiary. Being flamebait does not mean it is inaccurate.

I didn't characterize it in any other way. Quit your kneejerk.

> =There is no situation in which there isn't a filed issue?

Apple doesn't seem to care (as per the summary) would be a situation. Apple certainly would take the opportunity to say "Nuh uh" as any corporate entity loves the PR blame game. Information isn't perfect, but it's not a case where it's really necessary. Maybe something will come out tomorrow. Today, nothing.

> Citation needed.

Apple didn't claim one. You're using "Citation needed" to ask for the assertion of something that doesn't exist? Until Apple makes a statement to that effect, none has been made. Citation needed for where you can find out? You can't.

> I have issues with the way Apple's App Store works. Your mind reading leaves something to be desired.

"Mind reading", yet calling the story flamebait...ironic. Flamebait implies that it was to provoke a response. Most readers don't take offense at the subtle distinction between "nothing" and "nothing yet" or even "nothing to satisfy the EC". You chose to interpret it and characterize it as flamebait, from your own imagination.

Comment: Re:Apple has 'done nothing'??? (Score 1) 139

by Jack9 (#47485955) Attached to: Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

> it hasn't agreed to any specific actions or any time line. This is much to the commission's disapproval, but Apple doesn't seem particular concerned. In a statement to the BBC, Apple actually says that it's doing "more than others" to protect consumers from in-app purchases, pointing specifically to the upcoming iOS 8 feature Ask to Buy, which prevents children from making purchases and instead allows them to send that purchase to a parent for approval.

Lots of talk and a different approach that's specific to apple, for what apple thinks is appropriate.

> The EC notes that Apple has not yet done anything to address these concerns.

> The summary is flamebait.

The summary is accurate. If it wasn't, there would be a filed issue with the EC. You WANT Apple to be in the right...which it may be. That's irrelevant.

Comment: Re:So....far more than guns (Score 1) 454

by Jack9 (#47333415) Attached to: CDC: 1 In 10 Adult Deaths In US Caused By Excessive Drinking

Reducing alcohol-related (or soda-related) deaths simply spreads certain death among other factors. Some other cause will take it's place as the 4th leader. What's the point? Trying to get accidents and natural causes to the top, doesn't seem like a worthy goal for humanity, to me.

Comment: Re:"an industry luminary" (Score 1) 205

by Jack9 (#47318647) Attached to: The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

> an opinion

An opinion doesn't require a solution, especially since it doesn't provide any facts to characterize.

There's no evidence that the security industry has been failing by adopting tools and methods that quite a few people use. The fact that there are few critical systems (that I use daily) which use username/password as the sole security credentials is a huge win over my experiences in '00. I think the security industry has pushed hard and made a serious dent.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth

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