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Comment: Re:In otherwards (Score 3, Insightful) 664

by Psyborgue (#46142669) Attached to: Virtual Boss Keeps Workers On a Short Leash
You're missing the point. A business that did this would be at a disadvantage because of the dissatisfied employees (especially competent ones) who would go elsewhere. The usual counter argument is that if everybody does it, then there is no "freedom", but of course this ignores the fact that the one business that didn't do this would have a massive advantage. Happy workers are productive workers. So yes, the market sorts it out here too.

Yeah, sure, there might be situations where entire low skilled sectors of work did this sort of thing (like with fast food drug testing), but at the same time, that simply provides an incentive to better one's self and maybe go back to college. Plenty of people do it. It's not always easy but if people work at it, it's almost always possible.

Comment: Re:Until you experience the speed ... (Score 1) 338

by Psyborgue (#46065723) Attached to: Google Fiber Launches In Provo — and Here's What It Feels Like
Here in France, a provider called "Free" provides gigabit ftth. They also give you a static IP. Their network is also native IPv6. They don't care how you use your bandwith either. Their "box" has a built in seedbox and plenty of ports for external drives (both esata and USB). They don't throttle and they have a history of ignoring the French three strikes law as well. The only issue is they have a peering disagreement with Google so you can't even watch youtube with all that speed at peak hours.
Privacy

AMC Theaters Allegedly Calls FBI to Interrogate a Google Glass Wearer 1034

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the probable-russian-spy dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A Google Glass user was interrogated without legal counsel for a couple of hours under suspicion that he may have been recording a film in the AMC movie theater. Although the matter could have been cleared in minutes, federal agents insisted on interrogating the user for hours. So long for our constitutional freedoms." Hours of being detained that could have been avoided if they had just searched his devices (which he repeatedly suggested they do): "Eventually, after a long time somebody came with a laptop and an USB cable at which point he told me it was my last chance to come clean. I repeated for the hundredth time there is nothing to come clean about and this is a big misunderstanding so the FBI guy finally connected my Glass to the computer, downloaded all my personal photos and started going though them one by one (although they are dated and it was obvious there was nothing on my Glass that was from the time period they accused me of recording). Then they went through my phone, and 5 minutes later they concluded I had done nothing wrong." Update: 01/21 21:41 GMT by U L : The Columbus Dispatch confirmed the story with the Department of Homeland Security. The ICE and not the FBI detained the Glass wearer, and there happened to be an MPAA task force at the theater that night, who then escalated the incident.

Comment: Re:See a psychologist. (Score 1) 384

by Psyborgue (#45956233) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Can I Improve My Memory For Study?
+5 . I was gonna say just this. It could also be something neurological. It could be psychological. It could be diet. It could be sleep patterns. It could be all sorts of things, none of which slashdot is qualified to diagnose. It's like asking for legal advice here. Stupid fucking idea. Myabe don't see a shrink first, but if the physical gets ruled out, then it's always a good idea to look towards the psychological.

Comment: Re: This is the problem with religious people. (Score 1) 903

by Psyborgue (#45854151) Attached to: US Justice Blocks Implementation of ACA Contraceptive Mandate
To be fair, the Vatican generates an enormous amount of revenue from tourism. If they simply sold it, they wouldn't be generating that constant revenue, which could in theory be used to help the poor (and it sometimes is). I'm hardly a fan of the church and their policies, but if the goal is to give as much money to the poor as possible, the best way to do that is by keeping the Vatican.
Displays

GPUs Keep Getting Faster, But Your Eyes Can't Tell 291

Posted by timothy
from the at-least-my-eyes-can't dept.
itwbennett writes "This brings to mind an earlier Slashdot discussion about whether we've hit the limit on screen resolution improvements on handheld devices. But this time, the question revolves around ever-faster graphics processing units (GPUs) and the resolution limits of desktop monitors. ITworld's Andy Patrizio frames the problem like this: 'Desktop monitors (I'm not talking laptops except for the high-end laptops) tend to vary in size from 20 to 24 inches for mainstream/standard monitors, and 27 to 30 inches for the high end. One thing they all have in common is the resolution. They have pretty much standardized on 1920x1080. That's because 1920x1080 is the resolution for HDTV, and it fits 20 to 24-inch monitors well. Here's the thing: at that resolution, these new GPUs are so powerful you get no major, appreciable gain over the older generation.' Or as Chris Angelini, editorial director for Tom's Hardware Guide, put it, 'The current high-end of GPUs gives you as much as you'd need for an enjoyable experience. Beyond that and it's not like you will get nothing, it's just that you will notice less benefit.'"

Comment: Re: Why aim for shrinking Market share. (Score 1) 381

by Psyborgue (#44957349) Attached to: Microsoft Takes Another Stab At Tablets, Unveils Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro
Yeah. You can identify as a desktop, but that means it wouldn't affect the tablet metric at all (while it might skew the desktop browser metric). Some other browser like Dolphin let you identify as an iPad or iPhone, which IMO is far more useful since many sites assume wrongly that android supports flash. iPads and iPhones tend to get served pure html5 video. This is a global setting in Dolphin, not a per-page thing. Now that would affect the tablet market measurements, but comparatively few people use that browser (or one like it) and even fewer use that option.

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