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Comment: I get it.. but I won't get it (Score 1) 304

by Rooked_One (#47083333) Attached to: Is LG's New Ultra Widescreen Display Better Than "Normal" 4K?
So yea... I get the whole "more resolution captain!" Absolutely. Every day all day. But I use a 27" monitor that only does 1920x1200... "Only." That's plenty for work and pleasure - i'm playing the new wolfenstien at that resolution, and its beautiful.

However, I would love some ultra widescreen for more real estate. To me, 4k is just too faddish, and thus too expensive for the poor nerds amongst us to justify purchasing.

Comment: While most will think of changing the subject (Score 1) 367

by Rooked_One (#46827403) Attached to: Skilled Manual Labor Critical To US STEM Dominance

I have one question - how in demand will these jobs be 10 years from now? 10 years after that?

Seems to me as the populations becomes more dependent on others, being a welders, pipe-fitters, electricians, carpenters, machinists and other skilled tradesmen will pay off. But at what point do we become like mexicans *in mexico* who know how to fix everything they need to live? Broken pipe? Dig it up and fix it. Broken car? Take it apart as least as much as possible and fix it. Need to build an extra room or two on your house? Pick up a hammer and some supplies and get to work.

I wish I weren't disabled - someone asked me the other day what is my dream job - living off the land with a few farm animals and growing crops for a family.

Comment: This will pull undecided votes (Score 1) 523

by Rooked_One (#46068135) Attached to: RNC Calls For Halt To Unconstitutional Surveillance
no doubt about it. If you voted for obama, and are now in the middle because you pay attention to what's really going on behind big media, you're probably going to be really ready for what the other party has to offer. Especially when you hear on all news sites about how we're turning into a police state silently but surely.

Comment: Twitters IPO made me think about IRC (Score 1) 120

by Rooked_One (#45385099) Attached to: Twitter's Fake Followers Watching IPO Closely
and how you could never make a dime off it - unless i'm just that out of touch. The only people who made money are the ones that got it for the 26 dollar IPO price, and since everyone has been waiting for the next big google, facebook, etc, they simply bought into it without knowing what twitter really is - an app amongst apps that is used by people who generally don't have a lot of money (under 18 yr olds)

Comment: The thing created turned on its creator (Score 2, Insightful) 189

by Rooked_One (#45105479) Attached to: Patriot Act Author Introduces Bill To Limit Use of Patriot Act
in a sense.

The retardlicans created the patriot act so they could do "this and that," but now that the dummycrats have been using it, the rerardlicans think its bad.

Now, sit back and realize the people making all of these decisions are your elected officials.

Comment: Show the reporters of bugs you care and appreciate (Score 3, Insightful) 205

by Rooked_One (#44249141) Attached to: How Do You Get Better Bug Reports From Users?
... their efforts to reach out to. They are actively trying to help you make your program better. I am not a programmer, however growing up in the pre-nintendo tech days, I know what a bug looks like. I've reported many bugs, and the only response was from Charlie on the Natural Selection (Half-Life mod) team. As much help as he had been in the past when I lost my account info and helped me retrieve it when he was just a one man team, basically, the response back was lacking. I chalked it up to being busy.

If you're telling me you have time to program, but can't take the time to read an email that's bullet-pointed with very specific details and at least respond like a grateful human, then I am just going to say you have way to many e-mails to respond to or you're lying. In the prior, get more help. In the latter, please seek help.

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