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Comment: Re:Boycott (Score 1) 573

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#46171415) Attached to: HTML5 App For Panasonic TVs Rejected - JQuery Is a "Hack"

I propose that we boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.

Easier and more effective: don't visit the site for a week. That will get their attention. I don't think any of the suits are actually reading the comments, do you?

A lot of people talk about leaving Slashdot for good, which they may or (more likely) may not do - why not leave it for a week?

That's what I'm doing... from... now!

Comment: Re:I live in metro-ATL and noticed several points (Score 1) 723

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#46110351) Attached to: Atlanta Gambled With Winter Storm and Lost
Genuine question - if you live only 4.5 miles away, did you consider walking?

I know nothing about Atlanta, so I know there could be a genuine reason - just wondering if it was because there are no pavements on the route, because it was too cold, because you just thought walking might be more dangerous than driving, or something else??

Comment: Re:A new indecipherable numbering system, yay! (Score 1) 188

It's easier to say.

Plus, it's fairly descriptive - it's almost 4000 pixels wide, and it's 4 x the resolution of HD.

I don't see the problem here, and I don't think it's "just marketing". People would come up with their own shorthand anyway if it was marketed at 3840x2160.

Comment: Re:Let't reward this! (Score 2) 169

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#44745475) Attached to: Lenovo CEO Shares $3 Million Bonus With Workers

To put things in perspective :
Lenovo 2012 profits : $472 millions
Yang's share of that : $33 millions
Lenovo's employees : 27 000
Lenovo profit per employee : $17,481
Yang profit per employee : $1,222
What Yang offers them : $300

I added in what you left out.
Were you purposely being disingenuous?

Comment: Re:Reactions? (Score 1) 229

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#44112297) Attached to: YouTube Removes Video of Reactions To Being Videoed
Maybe because they don't know the context of the video he's making??

You really don't understand why people would be more concerned by a suspicious creep pointing a camera in their faces than a CCTV camera high up on a pole?

I get the point he's trying to make, but I think he's incredibly obnoxious in making it.

Comment: Re:Dark matter (Score 1) 173

You're assuming that you start from nothing, or from pure energy. Creating dark matter could just mean converting ordinary matter in some way.

Converting hydrogen and oxygen into 1 tonne of water doesn't require E = 1000*c^2 (rocket engineers might tell you it actually gives you energy out), but you get 1000kg of water at the end.

Comment: Re:Petition (Score 1) 386

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#43168931) Attached to: Google Reader Being Retired
No, I mean those who do use it, and are now having second thoughts about everything Google.

I think this has finally got the message through to many people (myself included), that Google will can anything. Reader wasn't exactly an experiment - it was almost 8 years old. Not really in sync with their push for us to rely more and more on the "cloud".

Comment: Re:Not true. (Score 1) 984

by TwentyCharsIsNotEnou (#43139195) Attached to: Ohio Judge Rules Speed Cameras Are a Scam

If someone rear-ends you, then that's their fault. 100% of the time.

What about an oil patch on the road, a sudden puncture, brake failure, a heart attack - is it still 100% their fault? Sometimes an accident can be nobody's fault.

What is true 100% of the time is that purposely not preventing an accident you could easily prevent, is definitely your fault.

Example: Some idiot overtakes where he shouldn't, doesn't see a car coming the other direction. Driver who's being overtaken DOES see the oncoming car, but chooses not to slow down to let the overtaking car back in to safety - because "it's the other guys own fault". Yes, the guy overtaking is an asshole for risking his and other people's lives, but the guy being overtaken is also an asshole, and in my opinion culpable, for not taking action to prevent another asshole (and innocent others) getting hurt/killed.

The person who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.