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Comment Re: Not wasted (Score 1) 80

I think you are confusing image capture resolution with image display resolution.

It doesn't matter what image image capture resolution you have if your display resolution is orders of magnitude less.

So no, I'm not confusing the two.

>I said 7 years ago

'Splain to me how RI Hospital had access to Retina display resolution. Give three examples.

I'm pretty sure it is you who are confused.


Comment Re:edit distance, not just matching (Score 1) 82

A terminating null byte is a horrible way to denote the end of a string, as C/C++ designers eventually realized. The cost and space to maintain a separate value for the length of a string is O(1) no matter what operation is done. Not only does it take O(n) to find the terminating null, there's the additional complication of how to embed a null in the middle of a string, without terminating it. Use an escape sequence? Just don't allow the terminating character in the string? No modern string manipulation library uses termination characters. So, yeah, checking for equal lengths takes O(1), unless you're using the old string.h C library.

Comment Re:Does the submitter know .... (Score 1) 24

The Isle of Man TT is a thing of fucking beauty.

There is nothing else like it anywhere. Oh yes, there are moto races that are longer and "less boring" to the NASCAR crowd, but if you pay attention for even 5 minutes to this race, you will be hooked like I was.

It is motorcycle erotica. Not porn, erotica.

And they've started racing electric bikes a couple of years ago.


Comment Re: Not wasted (Score 1) 80

>It's probably industrial

Or medical.

X-rays are sent 'round the hospital not on film these days, but as files. 7-8 years ago XGA flat panels and similar were pretty standard at RI Hospital. The thing is, when you have a fracture that is the head of your radius pushed into your radius, it's very difficult to see the actual break with that fuzzy resolution (because it looks normal). After going home with some Oxycontin (urgh, never again) I had to take the actual films to my orthopedist who put them on a wall mounted light-table and then it was plain to see. Even my untrained eye caught it.

If it was an 8k display at RI Hospital, they would have seen it.

(there is nothing you can really do for that kind of fracture anyway except to use a sling when the pain gets irritating - if a doctor puts a cast on you in the ER, go to your ortho and have it cut off the next couple of days, or else you're looking at surgery on your elbow later (my ortho told me this and he was right)).


Comment Re:fair competition (Score 1) 183

Map of London, that has been replaced by effective GPS. The problem is operators licences, they should block mass purchase with one greedy douche bag buying them up, then slapping massive profit margins on them. Want to fix the problem, one licence per customer and you must be the 'majority' user of that licence. This should be extended out to all regulatory licences, one per customer and they must be the majority user eg fishing licences. This corruption of the principle of regulatory licences to feed the greed of corporations at the expense of the general public must stop. Taxis would be much cheaper if they were all strictly owner operator.

Comment Re:Yeah, I thought this problem was solved (Score 1) 96

More simply, the lowest tender rarely produces good results. Just because they contracted the lowest tender to clean the towers does not mean it was actually done. So they tendered for a piece of paper saying it had been done and someone went up there and drained the system and immediately refilled it. Incompetence is not as destructive as corruption and corruption is what always gets incompetence in the door, greed driven stupidity.

Comment Re:will they "cost no more to" buy? (Score 1) 176

Argumentative idiot how big are the DC current losses in the wiring within a single home, seriously, how big. Also what produces the highest quality lighting DC or AC. To stupidly claim DC is as dangerous AC is just so PR=B$. Psychopathically determined to win an argument rather than discuss anything, go on have the last word.

Comment Re:Bacteria spread via the air (Score 2) 96

The lazy people are almost certainly not personally affected in this case. Ultimately the responsible parties here are landlords who don't properly maintain their buildings, and very few of the landlords who own buildings in the South Bronx actually live in the South Bronx themselves.

Comment Re:Never should have gotten past R&D (Score 1) 144

So exposing a plot by executives to falsely inflate their bonuses at the expense of investors would get you fired, hmm, probably not, in fact the exact opposite. Basically a whole swag of liars in on a scam to inflate their bonuses, nothing more and nothing less. The attitude, so what if we get caught, we will keep our bonuses and the shareholders will get fined, bwa hah hah. This is exactly what happens when you put psychopaths in charge of anything.

Comment Re:America (Score 1) 350

Having trouble detecting psychopaths, easy solution test them all when they run and make the results public. Due to genetic conditions psychopaths fail many directly measurable emotional response tests, they absolutely can not fake it. Doing that test will solve many problems especially when it is extended out to other government employee like police officers, intelligence services operatives and analysts, doctors, nurses and teachers.

Comment Re:This was not a screw-up (Score 1) 362

I just read it as being "Kill em all, let God sort em out". The whole idea that it is an acceptable excuse that 'er' 'um' we are dropping so many bombs we cant really track them all, is just so offensive. Sounds more like orders from the military industrial complex ie drop more bombs, the fourth quarter profits are running a little low and, you need to fire off at least ten more missiles if you are going to achieve quota for early retirement.

They should stop dropping bombs mass murdering people if they do not know what the fuck they are doing. Whoops tee hee is not acceptable for mass murdering people.

How come everyone's going so slow if it's called rush hour?