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Comment: Re:Quit whaling on Jimmy (Score 1) 113

by dsparil (#47656775) Attached to: Wikipedia Gets Critical Reception from UK Press at Wikimania 2014
In my experience most of the terribleness comes from users deeming themselves the keeper of the article and revert every change that isn't made by them even simple typo fixes, mistyped links or formatting errors. It's even possible to automate this using functionality built in to Wikipedia. Higher level users gain access to a feature called Rollback that undos all the changes made by the last editor. I've read that some people set up scripts that automatically rollback every change except those made by them.

Comment: Re:Clever? (Score 1) 229

There's also the small difference of LTE being hundreds of times faster than EDGE in practice. We've gone from EDGE speeds in the tens of kilobytes per second to LTE speeds in single megabytes or even tens of megabytes per second. The telecom companies in the US overcharge like crazy, but I doubt AT&T can provide unlimited LTE at any cost let alone a reasonable one.

Comment: Re:Politcal Games (Score 1) 172

by dsparil (#42519417) Attached to: Rejection of Reality: Apple Denies <em>Endgame:Syria</em>
The interesting thing is the word solely. Hypothetically, if this app had covered several modern conflicts around the globe rather than specifically Syria it would not have been banned. I get the feeling Apple is trying curb apps that are overtly or covertly racist and there's always going to be legitimate apps that are afoul. On the other hand, the guidelines did originally suggest writing a book if you had some political viewpoint to express.

Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 3, Informative) 304

by dsparil (#32832076) Attached to: Pixel Inventor Goes Back To the Drawing Board
Pixel was completely misused in the article. He's working an image scaling algorithm for photos. That isn't saying that it's not noteworthy, interesting or important; it looks like it works great and I'm not aware of anything that produces results that good on photos. There is the Hqx family of filters, but those were designed for emulators and aren't meant to be used with more than 256 colors.

Comment: Re:screenshots? (Score 2, Informative) 871

by dsparil (#27703973) Attached to: Ubuntu 9.04 Is As Slick As Win7, Mac OS X
MNG is the "official" animated version. APNG was rejected as an official extension. However, APNG is backwards compatible with PNG, a static image is displayed instead of an animated one in browsers that don't support it, and it also supported by more browsers. Firefox 3+ and Opera 9.5+ support APNG, but only Konqueror currently supports MNG out of the box.

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