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Comment: Re:Worth it? (Score 1) 174

"which ultimately led to the demise of the financial services firm he worked for."

The company went bankrupt, which is as much as a company can be punished. Something this negligent requires punishment on both the individual and the company -- there just aren't enough consequences a company can impose on their employees beyond firing them to prevent something like this.

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'The Art of Video Games' Exhibition Opens 29

Posted by Soulskill
from the it's-a-me,-michaelangelo dept.
bednarz writes "The Smithsonian's 'Art of Video Games' exhibition opens today. To kick it off, they're holding a three-day festival with panel discussions, live action gaming, and crafting activities. 'Video games allow us as human beings to explore our dreams, our fears, our thoughts, our morals, and engage with each other in a way that no other medium allows us to. I find that inspiring and beautiful, and I am so happy to be alive during this time. We are going to experience, I think, one of the greatest surges of artistic intent in human history, and I believe that the majority of it will come through video games,' said Chris Melissinos, former Sun exec and guest curator of the new exhibition."

Comment: Only when properly calibrated! (Score 5, Insightful) 295

by JavaTHut (#38709092) Attached to: DHS X-ray Car Scanners Now At Border Crossings

The average energy of the X-ray beam used is three times that used in a CT scan

This assumes professional calibration! This should read "The average energy of the X-ray beam when calibrated by an apathetic TSA employee is a hell of a lot more than three times that used in a CT scan calibrated by a hospital technician"

Comment: Re:Fighting till the end... (Score 2) 174

by JavaTHut (#37470218) Attached to: Adobe Releases Flash 11 and AIR 3

which is exactly why one of the biggest improvements in AIR 3 is it's iOS support. My iOS app ( http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lickety-split/id454354262 ) is written 100% in Flash (Actionscript) using the Open Source Flash SDK ( http://opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Flex+SDK ). That's infinitely more open than Objective-C, and it performs great. The only thing Adobe sucks at is P.R. for letting Apple brainwash people into thinking using Apple's approach is more open than an open source sdk. Yeah it's not perfect or standards committee developed (ironically, Flash/Actionscript is exactly JavaScript 4 . If it weren't for all the JS4 politics Flash would be JS by now), but that's only if you're letting it be compared to JS. It's capabilities and performance are way closer to Native than JS.

Comment: Total Whinner (Score 1) 165

by JavaTHut (#35324560) Attached to: RIM Does Not Want PlayBook Devs, Complains One Potential Developer

I've made an app using the Adobe Flex Builder Burrito Blackberry sdk and thought it was great. Better than iOS even. Essentially, his argument boils down to saying "they made me use VMWare for a virtual machine and I'm an idiot who can't differentiate the free VMWare Player that I'm given a download link to on the blackberry site from VMWare Workstation, which I'd need to use a trial version of."

I will gladly have to click three separate download links (oh no!) in order to get a more exact desktop emulation experience than be stuck with an emulator that just shows the target device screen resolution and no other changes. Even on Android Emulator I had an issue once where the emulator said everything was great and then running on the device, key information was placed off-screen. Dealing with that was far worse than having to click download 3 times.

This guy should be thankful he's never had to develop for Nokia OVI store. As for Blackberry, they can probably be thankful not to have to deal with this guy anymore.

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