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Comment: Blame these Space News websites (Score 1) 74

by Traf-O-Data-Hater (#48182635) Attached to: NASA Cancels "Sunjammer" Solar Sail Demonstration Mission
They all seem to do it - Space.com, Spaceflightnow.com, Spacefellowship, Nasaspaceflight. They know their audience is educated yet they persist in writing articles with both metric or imperial units. Or worse, they mix them as in this instance. They also take the let-me-convert-everythgin-for-you approach and put the complementary units in parentheses. Why they don't just stick to one measurement system - SI makes the most sense - I do not know. However I do believe spaceflight enthusiasts are NOT idiots.

Comment: No, strongly disagree here (Score 0) 656

I earned a second major in Statistics alongside my Comp Sci degree. In my 25 years of systems programming, application programming, *nix, Windows, GUI apps, data gathering, data analysis, web, comms, you name it - in a wide variety of fields I have NEVER used any of my statistics knowledge more complicated than a mean or median to this day. Not one single bit.

Comment: Throbber in early versions of Internet Explorer (Score 1) 93

by Traf-O-Data-Hater (#43855395) Attached to: Interpreting Global Flight Maps
I recall that at least one early version of Micosoft Internet Explorer back in the late 90s had the earth globe 'throbber' animation show, in sequence: the Americas, Europe, then the blue 'e' then back to the Americas. No Asia or Oceania. At the time I could hardly believe it that a giant company that had always promoted internationalisation of its software could have such a 'fail' moment.

Comment: Now exacerbated by Firefox v20 ESC key disabling (Score 3, Informative) 196

by Traf-O-Data-Hater (#43596019) Attached to: Windows Store In-App Ad Revenue Plummets
Mozilla in their 'wisdom' decided to disable the ESC key that a lot of people used to stop animated gifs running https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=614304/. It also stopped the page loading - dead in its tracks - which I personally loved. However some Mozilla devs didn't like it (as scripts etc may not be loaded properly). So they've now taken control away from the annoyed user who is going to cop entire page loads of crap.

Comment: Re: Not news. (Score 2) 288

by Traf-O-Data-Hater (#43429319) Attached to: Top Coders Tell Agents, "Show Me the Money!"
Mod parent informative. These guys are nothing more than headhunters trying to pitch themselves at any top-notch dev that might come their way, but trying to play up how cool and Hollywood-movie-star the word 'Agent' sounds. Wow I even have visions of limos and red carpets wherever these smart devs go. If they are such smart devs and techs themselves, why have they felt the need to get into marketing to make money?

+ - Google is actively developing products against users of alternative browsers->

Submitted by epSos-de
epSos-de (2741969) writes "Google said: "Don't be evil". In reality they are actively discriminating against browsers that are not based on Google Chrome. Opera is repeatedly crippled in gMail. Google's Java Scripts are prohibiting Opera users from selecting and copying text in the Opera browser.

Opera did resolve the issue with every new release, but Google still keeps changing their code, so that users of Opera are not allowed to select and copy text, when they are using gMail. The first few times, it was suspicious, but now it is too obvious that Google is actively developing products that can not be used outside of the Google Chrome."

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He keeps differentiating, flying off on a tangent.