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Comment: Wouldn't it make more sense... (Score 2) 34

by popo (#49583605) Attached to: Oculus Rift-Based System Brings True Immersion To Telepresence Robots

To film an entire "sphere" of video simultaneously, and then have the Oculus (client) display a subset of that data depending on where the user was looking?

That system would not only involve fewer moving parts, but less movement-related lag. It would also allow multiple simultaneous users to access the vantage point.

Comment: It's time to fight back (Score 1) 624

by rossz (#49583461) Attached to: Disney Replaces Longtime IT Staff With H-1B Workers

I'm starting to think the only way to stop these companies from wholesale firing so they can replace everyone with cheap H1-B workers is to make them targets for massive cyber attacks. Not that I can do that. It's not my skillset. But if it ever does happen, I'm going to sit back with a big bag of popcorn and laugh my ass off.

Comment: Re:Integrity much? (Score 1) 123

by rossz (#49583455) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Fark Founder Drew Curtis a Question

Yup. Fark is getting less fun ever day because Drew sold out. The very reason we go to fark is for the outrage and silliness. But all too often a moderator obviously born a Puritan steps in and ruins the fun.

Also, their moderators are idiots. When I called out someone who said something extremely racist and offensive, I got a 24 hour ban. When I complained the fucking moron of a moderator insisted the statement I referred to wasn't racist. Yes it was. It was extremely offensive to Filipino women. I know, because I asked my Filipino niece. Fark either needs to get moderators who aren't racist morons.

Comment: Catholicism + Climate Change = Totally Appropriate (Score -1, Troll) 694

by popo (#49578163) Attached to: Pope Attacked By Climate Change Skeptics

Anthropogenic Climate Change is fundamentally a belief system. There is no evidence of anthropogenic warming, and as we all know the climate has never not been changing since the formation of the Earth. The data is weak and those who disagree with it are publicly ex-communicated.

The addition of a religious element -- no less, a Catholic one -- is almost poetically perfect for this belief system which masks so many hidden agendas.

Comment: Re:ROTFL! (Score 5, Insightful) 148

by popo (#49553943) Attached to: Random Generator Parodies Vapid Startup Websites

At least now perhaps we can put to rest some of these awful trends in web design:

- Oversized graphics that require excessive scrolling.

- Parallax silliness (Because we can)

- Round bio photos (Because Apple, that's why)

- Giant "flat design" icons that add zero value

- The full-screen expanded "hero" div which is basically this decade's "title screen". (Seriously, title screens suck. Why is one that requires slowly 'scrolling' past -

- better than one that one clicks past?)

- The giant quote. Does this need to fill up 1/3 of my screen? Why?

Comment: Just keep them out of the schools. (Score 1) 615

by Apuleius (#49533475) Attached to: Bill To Require Vaccination of Children Advances In California

Have you been to a school lately? Since growing up, that is?

Have you noticed how children interact with each other?

they're germ incubators. Everything gets shared. And shared. And shared.

If you don't want to vaccinate your kids, fine, but at least have the decency not to bring them to the public schools. That's all this bill is asking.

Comment: The point is that life is bad, dummy (Score 5, Funny) 64

by popo (#49507533) Attached to: If Earth Never Had Life, Continents Would Be Smaller

Obviously: Since without Life our oceans would be larger, it doesn't take a genius to see that life is negatively impacting the size of our oceans.

As a conservationist I am deeply concerned about this.

Also, by the same token -- it disturbs me that all this out-of-control biology has clearly had an effect on the chemical composition of our atmosphere. Why is no one more freaked out by this? Historic records clearly show that our atmosphere has become tainted with oxygen as a result of all this "life".

Are you okay with chemical changes to the atmosphere, and smaller oceans? Well? Are you?!

Comment: Re:Appropriate vocational training (Score 1) 599

Ok, so let me get this straight. Society at large *still* judges men based upon how much bacon we bring home. Society still expects us to be the primary bread winners in the household. Except for anecdotes, there is huge pressure for men to fulfill this role... and now not only do male tech workers, who if they are in their 30's or older were likely ostracized, ridiculed, or harassed on their way through k-12 to earn this spot, now not only have to compete against H1B's, but also against the very same women who will still very likely judge men, even on a subconcious level, by how much bacon we bring home? This is a bandage on a wound that requires stitches. The whole foundation needs to be ripped up and our society first has to deal with these other issues before we start pushing more women to this job because there's not enough vaginas there, and we need to push more men into these fields because there's not enough penises there, and for some reason penises and vaginas as somehow vital to occupations that aren't strip clubs or sex work...

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