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Comment: Re:Good. (Score 0) 191

by ameen.ross (#47661129) Attached to: Reversible Type-C USB Connector Ready For Production

Sure, reversible connectors are nice and all, but it's being overrated IMO. I really honestly never understood why people have a problem trying to blindly insert the connector. What I've always done is feel the sides of the connector to find out where the little barbs are. All devices I have owned so far require the barbs to face down when inserting the micro C connector.

I did basically the same thing in the good ol' mini B days, except I would feel the short sides to find out its orientation.

Comment: Re:Radicalization (Score 1) 868

by ameen.ross (#47564377) Attached to: Gaza's Only Power Plant Knocked Offline

They go out of their way to try to warn civilians through various, creative means.

Which grants the people of Gaza little consolation for their civilian casualties, who for various reasons, are either unable to leave/a> or are deliberately targeted despite trying to flee. Not to mention that the survivors will have lost all of their belongings. Those warnings are essentially of zero use to the Palestinians, they are only useful for the apologists of Israel's PR machine.

There is actually plenty of evidence of deliberate targeting of civilians by the IDF. Take a look at this video for example, which shows a civilian being deliberately taken out by a sniper:

Comment: Re:LEDs (Score 1) 278

by ameen.ross (#47424393) Attached to: My most recent energy-saving bulbs last ...

I guess I'm not the only one who was a bit confused about that.

I just recently had one of my first LED bulbs fail (the most expensive one at that). It was an 8W dimmable bulb and it still flickers so I suspect the controller is broken and not the LED itself.

Got 2 new 12W bulbs this week for only €10 a pop, sent from China. And I love them. Just need to wait and see now how long they'll last.

Comment: Re:AMD supports openGL just fine (Score 1) 80

by ameen.ross (#47162589) Attached to: AMD, NVIDIA, and Developers Weigh In On GameWorks Controversy

That's interesting. Coding as a kid, I more or less came up with the same principle for my little programs. I also later figured that it was misguided to leave robustness up to the implementation, instead of the specification (or in my case the function definition).

API functions that have any reasonable expectations for default values should just define those defaults, not silently default to something seemly random and completely undocumented.

Comment: Re:Protests were Illegal. (Score 1) 142

And I am a native Dutch speaker, and while (West) Flemish has its own ISO language code, they're really Dutch dialects and they are much more intelligible to me (and most Dutch) than West Frisian. West Frisian, now that is a language in its own right, even though it's spoken in Friesland, a Dutch province.

One picture is worth 128K words.