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Comment Re:Here follows a heavily sarcastic post. (Score 1) 509 509

Doing stuff uses battery power.

Doing graphical stuff with a plugin that Apple won't let access hardware acceleration that would make a lot of what it's doing trivial uses large amount of CPU. Special report to come.

Flash on OS X has been able to use hardware H.264 decoding since March.

Comment Re:Who owns the store? (Score 1) 717 717

They don't like apple taking their stuff without following their rules.

Apple didn't "take" anything -- another Developer submitted the ports to the app store in good faith. This is nothing more than a intra-developer pissing match until Apple ignores the request to remove VLC.

Comment Re:ok i'll say it (Score 1) 620 620

Also he was an absolute fool for flying in a very fragile ship when another group had declared war on him (thus was able to be attacked even in the main trading hub system without interference).


You don't go to Jita in a T1 cyno frig with 22 Billion ISK in the hold, regardless if you're at war or not. Someone will gank you for that.

Comment Re:I'd be concerned about overheating (Score 1) 638 638

Unibody (unopenable) case: BOO

You can open it. From the bottom, which makes for very easy access to the RAM, unlike the previous design.

Yeah, I realized that after I posted... definite upgrade (though apparently, you still can't get to the HDD to replace it)

Take a look at this bottom shot. It looks like you should be able to remove the five torx screws to gain further access to the rest of the internals.

Comment The Breakfast of Olympians (Score 1) 399 399

I work for a prepress company whose major client is known for putting athletes on orange-colored cereal boxes. Lindsey Vonn is almost certain to appear on one of these boxes as well several other American medalists. Basically our understanding of the rule is that the athletes are free to sign agreements independent of their status as Olympic athletes but they cannot, under any circumstances, appear in marketing deals as an Olympic athlete without the IOC being party to the agreement.

Orange-colored cereal box distributor has been doing this for years without incident.

Comment Re:Why it works, and why other ways are better. (Score 2, Informative) 540 540

This is already done with flexo printing where you're working with ink coverage limitations and a stock and printing process that are prone to dot gain. Sometimes it's better to keep a .5pt solid holding rule and fill with a 98% screen with the understanding that 98% is going to gain up to 100%.

That said, ink cost on a press run is an almost negligible part of the equation. It's really not a cost savings on even a large press run.

Organic chemistry is the chemistry of carbon compounds. Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl. -- Mike Adams