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Comment: Re:Why is this legal in the U.S.? (Score 1) 149

One could argue that he and his State are competing in a free market against other states. There are obviously benefits to having these business operate in your state. If the people of his State didn't support these deals they would almost certainly discontinue electing assembly people and governors who support it.

+ - Supreme Court rules cell phones can't be searched without a warrant->

Submitted by CarlThansk
CarlThansk (3713681) writes "The courts have long debated on if cell phones can be searched during an arrest without a warrant. Today, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

"Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., writing for the court, said the vast amount of data contained on modern cellphones must be protected from routine inspection.""

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Comment: Re:Lots of class actions (Score 1) 213

by SOOPRcow (#45924561) Attached to: Target Admits Data Breach May Have Up To 110 Million Victims
To play devils advocate the person whom you are accusing of fraudulently making charges on to your account is innocent until it can be proven that they are guilty. You're reporting a crime; you're not being accused of a crime and thus the state of your guilt is not in question. A more "appropriate" statement would be "I thought the customer was always right". However, I think we both know that isn't always true either :/

+ - Amazon reveals "Prime Air", their plans for 30-minute deliveries by drone->

Submitted by Z80xxc!
Z80xxc! (1111479) writes "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed during a CBS 60 Minutes interview that the company is working on a service called "Prime Air" to deliver packages by autonomous octocopter drones within 30 minutes of hitting the "buy" button. The plan still requires more testing and FAA approval, but Bezos predicts it'll be available to the public in the next 4-5 years. With a lot of backlash against drones, and some towns even offering bounties to shoot them down, will this technology ever take off, or is this just another one of Amazon's eccentric CEO's fantastical flight ideas ?"
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Comment: Re:Getters and setters (Score 1) 543

by SOOPRcow (#44300027) Attached to: Visual Studio vs. Eclipse: a Programmer's Comparison
You may only want to be able to get the variable but not set the variable. Plus you can do data checking in the Set function and what not.

In the case of his example it was probably a little weak because you're right he could've just used a public int member variable to the same affect. A better example would be public int MyField { get; private set; }

Comment: Re:lack of unions and workers rights (Score 1) 541

by SOOPRcow (#44219123) Attached to: America's Second-largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

I haven't seen a legitimate use of a 1099 in my life.

I use to do some contract development work in my spare time (Scripting and putting together Winamp3/5 skins) and would get a 1099-MISC form at the end of the year. It was pretty darn legitimate. Wasn't constant work and was on a per-skin basis.

Comment: Re:Now where's the cheap monitors? (Score 3, Informative) 201

by SOOPRcow (#43596903) Attached to: High End Graphics Cards Tested At 4K Resolutions
4K Ultra high definition television 3840 × 2160 which is, as I'm sure you can figure out, double the resolution of current HD content. That said, I will agree that calling it "4K Ultra HD" is kind of misleading :) See, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4K_resolution
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Emscripten and New Javascript Engine Bring Unreal Engine To Firefox 124

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the cycle-is-nearly-complete dept.
MojoKid writes "There's no doubt that gaming on the Web has improved dramatically in recent years, but Mozilla believes it has developed new technology that will deliver a big leap in what browser-based gaming can become. The company developed a highly-optimized version of Javascript that's designed to 'supercharge' a game's code to deliver near-native performance. And now that innovation has enabled Mozilla to bring Epic's Unreal Engine 3 to the browser. As a sort of proof of concept, Mozilla debuted this BananaBread game demo that was built using WebGL, Emscripten, and the new JavaScript version called 'asm.js.' Mozilla says that it's working with the likes of EA, Disney, and ZeptoLab to optimize games for the mobile Web, as well." Emscripten was previously used to port Doom to the browser.

Comment: Re:I still can't tell the difference betwen DX9 an (Score 5, Informative) 553

by SOOPRcow (#41962669) Attached to: Microsoft Makes Direct X 11.1 a Windows 8 Exclusive
It's not just about visuals, it's also about performance. It is now much cheaper (GPU utilization wise) to do today what was done yesterday. Also, keep in mind that a lot of games don't have that great of visuals because they limit themselves to match consoles. The Call of Duty franchise is a perfect example of this. Anyway, take a look at this to see what is new. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh404562(v=vs.85).aspx Also, this is what games could be doing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duSIE2TkpH4

Comment: Re:Oh come on. (Score 5, Informative) 195

by SOOPRcow (#39098781) Attached to: LightSquared Hires Lawyers To Prep For GPS Battle
When the FCC first got involved they gave them a provisional approval which required LightSquared to prove that it would not affect GPS devices. LightSquared was unable to prove it. Ars Technica explains it pretty well here: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/02/why-lightsquared-failed.ars

Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it. -- Perlis's Programming Proverb #58, SIGPLAN Notices, Sept. 1982

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