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Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 1) 327

by Oligonicella (#49153849) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?
Yes, the photo was washed out and so looked different than the physical dress. Agreed.

Gold, however, is a color. Just like seafoam green contains blue, so does gold - at least, once you introduce lighting changes. That's how you shade a color, add or subtract amounts of each color (gold is FFD700, defined by HTML standards). It's just one of those many thousands of colors that aren't anywhere near primary or secondary. Brick red, tangerine and slate blue are all like that yet are still considered colors.

Comment: Re:Well someone has to do it (Score 1) 341

by Oligonicella (#49144203) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates

IF managers listened to the developers.

True. To bifurcate: IF your devs listen to the manager. I've watched dev members sit around investing inordinate amounts of time on the more trivial parts of projects because they found them personally fascinating. Watched those same types provide sky high estimates specifically to have fuck off time.

We've all been there too.

It's only one sided in any given situation but overall, I'd have to say I've seen more screw off software people than managers.

Comment: Re:ignorant hypocrites (Score 1) 341

by Oligonicella (#49143933) Attached to: The Programmers Who Want To Get Rid of Software Estimates

No, this is a full sized maze that you walk through and have no idea how deep and complex it is.

I did estimates my entire career and I believe only once did I walk into such a situation. My response was, of course, "Don't know. Not enough information."

In all other instances, the client provided much more than just the doorway to the maze, so making estimates backed up with rationale wasn't all that difficult. Also, during the initial discussions, I made sure to inform them what kind of information I needed to *make* said estimates. Don't ever recall being called unreasonable.

Comment: Re:The Real Lie - faking statistics (Score 1) 382

by Oligonicella (#49138375) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics
Before you hold up the IPCC as any kind of standard you might want to do a search on "IPCC discredited reports". In the results you will find references to authors who not only disagreed with the reports but quit over it. You'll also find references to IPCC positions being purchased. Also references to some of those "sources".

Comment: Re:Politics, science & religion (Score 1) 382

by Oligonicella (#49138239) Attached to: Lawmakers Seek Information On Funding For Climate Change Critics
Apparently you don't understand two things. One: the *bulk* of scientists are religious. Two: the *bulk* of religious people support scientific inquiry.

I find myself correcting atheists as many times as I do religious people. Neither side is bereft of people spouting inane generalizations.

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