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Comment: Re:Who is this director? (Score 1) 222

by Zappy (#49147163) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

I tried to watch 'Enemy'. I failed, it was excruciating boring and slow paced. Characters where flat and the surprise plot was not so much a surprise.

If it gets the crystal skull treatment, it will be entertaining (while insulting your iq) if it will be anything like Enemy it will be hard to stay awake long enough to criticize it.

Comment: Re:Great! (Score 1) 79

by Zappy (#48938215) Attached to: Alibaba Face Off With Chinese Regulator Over Fake Products

I don't have a problem with fakes marketed as fake (or the pr term replica).

I do have a problem with crap made to look like a nice products marketed as nice products at almost nice product price point.

At least 95% of the time things I got at Ali was what was more or less described.
There where some notable exceptions however and Ali, for now at least, doesn't care. Escrow is a joke, the people handling the disputes are incompetent or interested probably both. The people handling the complaint on the dispute resolution have no intention whatsoever to do their job.

Comment: Re:Great... (Score 1) 377

by Zappy (#48570717) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG

If the headline was much better quality, maybe, but it's not immediately clear to me that this is in any way better than just using higher quality/size JPEG.

I agree, half the size is for most people irrelevant. The article mentions the quality improvement you wanted but did not make it in the summery. Upto 14bits per channel could be a major plus when implemented natively in a DLSR.

Even then it first need to be widely supported before it is used by many, it needs to be used by many before it will be widely supported.

Comment: Re:Postgresql is no Oracle (Score 2) 102

by Zappy (#48376527) Attached to: Amazon Goes After Oracle (Again) With New Aurora Database

... The real question is what can you do in Oracle that you can't do in Postgresql. The answer is very little ...

The one thing that keeps Oracle customers, especially the corporations, coming back to Oracle is that critical data can not be guaranteed if you use Postgresql or any other 'chicken branded' database engine

Correct one of the very few things you can do with Oracle compared to PostgreSQL is shunt the blame to them, while you might get the full blast when the same thing happens to PostgreSQL.

I have btw never see either of them fail at preserving your data.

Comment: Re:Two things. (Score 1) 330

by Zappy (#48299553) Attached to: Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Correct English is not my first language, having said that. From a dictionary:

ethnic (thnk) adj. 1. a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a sizable group of people sharing a common and distinctive national, religious, linguistic, or cultural heritage.

Your definition of choice is in there as well btw.

And to be honest, I couldn't care less about somebody genetic heritage. I care about their behaviour.

Comment: Re:Two things. (Score 3, Interesting) 330

by Zappy (#48291909) Attached to: Reactions To Disgusting Images Predict a Persons Political Ideology

Immigration is not a problem per se. Immigration of large groups not willing to conform to our local ethnics is.

I'm from north western europe. Our ethnics is largely atheist and liberal and we are under constant pressure from minorities trying to force their "sensibilities" on society. Well if they don't like our way of living, they are welcome to leave as far as I'm concerned.

"If you lived today as if it were your last, you'd buy up a box of rockets and fire them all off, wouldn't you?" -- Garrison Keillor