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Comment: Why did you ever think privacy matters to most? (Score 1) 53

by SuperKendall (#49769801) Attached to: Privacy Behaviors Changed Little After Snowden

Look at what people willingly broadcast to the public over Twitter/Facebook.

Given that, why would you think they would care at all about privacy?

If you believe in privacy, you can't make the vast majority of people care about it. All we can do as computer professionals is try to provide as much privacy as possible, for those that do not know nor care...

Comment: Specs seem a little weaker (Score 1) 120

Apart from the display, the specs seems bit weaker on the Dell - the Macbook Pro has more storage capacity, and a faster processor even in the base configuration.

Also the Macbook Pro 15" now has the ForceTouch track pad, which will be more useful over time (and Apple makes excellent trackpads anyway, Force Touch or not).

I have a Macbook Pro 15" Retina currently, that I use in non-scaled mode (so I get 1:1 use of the pixels). I'm not really sure how much better the higher resolution would look on that small a display.

Comment: Not bad at all (Score 4, Insightful) 118

by SuperKendall (#49760383) Attached to: Oculus Founder Hit With Lawsuit

I was a backer. Were you? Or do you feel compelling to complain on behalf of other people?

I got the main thing I backed it for - a dev kit.

Facebook buying them means an investment in learning to program for the Rift is probably 1000x more useful than it would have been otherwise.

I understand people are wary of Facebook, and for good reason. But I have seen huge upsides with pretty much no downside since Facebook bought the company.

Comment: Re:but I thought 90fps was the thing (Score 1) 33

Sony's headset is meant to reproject frames before render as needed to convert 60+FPS into steady 120FPS.

That seems fine as far as display goes, but part of that requirement for 90+FPS is that head-tracking is congruent... if "real" tracking only is happening at 60FPS, will the faster display framerate really matter as far as people feeling sick after a while (or in some cases instantly...)

Comment: More than PR (Score 5, Insightful) 360

by SuperKendall (#49747339) Attached to: What Was the Effect of Rand Paul's 10-Hour "Filibuster"?

The question is, would he have done this even if not running for president?

The answer is obviously yes, based on past behavior. Rand Paul has been one of the few people willing to go on record voting against things he does not agree with, instead of not voting at all.

So while of course some element of it is PR, that is not the core reason as to why he did this.

Comment: Why not follow the links (Score 1) 116

by SuperKendall (#49741075) Attached to: Hydrogen-Powered Drone Can Fly For 4 Hours at a Time

The website you get following the "hydrocopter" link in the article states pretty clearly:

HYCOPTER is being readied for a record flight endurance of 4 hours, or 8 to 10 times the average flight duration of equivalent systems today.

Which is about right based on even high-end drones consumers use today.

Comment: I laid out the facts, horse will not drink (Score 0) 99

by SuperKendall (#49739255) Attached to: Do Russian Uranium Deals Threaten World Supply Security?

I did - the facts are that the Clinton foundation claims to be a charity, but uses almost none of the money collected for charity. The facts are that the foundation gained a huge boost in donations from people while Clinton was in the state department, from people/governments who had matters being decided by the state department...

If you want to ignore the facts, fine. Just don't claim to be for them at the same time.

Comment: "Limited" defined (Score 2, Insightful) 99

by SuperKendall (#49739171) Attached to: Do Russian Uranium Deals Threaten World Supply Security?

Sure, if by "never contacted" you mean "given lots of money, along with other people on the panel, to vote a specific way".

Are you really so naive? You don't even have to dislike the clintons to understand the fundamental flow of money involved here and just how easy it is for that to have an effect on the results.

It's also stupid on the face of things to claim Clinton had no influence when donations to her charity fell drastically after she left the state dept... You don't need a tinfoil hat to pick up the subtle single there.

This is now. Later is later.