Amusing fact: the primary author of systemd is the same guy that brought us pulseaudio. Why do we do this to ourselves?
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Well, I could make the case that "X to Y" is more like a mail header. "Consider Z" does stand as a sentence on its own...
Yeah, then I changed my sig
Consider scrapping beta.
- Set up and manage a high-traffic site (servers, load-balancers, data sites, &c)
- Edit story submissions
- HTML, CSS, and script creation/bugfix/repair
Contact me if interested
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Granted, it takes cash to run sites like these, but they were fine before. The question is, do some of you here want to band together, get whatever is available of slashcode and rebuild this community somewhere else? We can try to make it as it once was, a haven of geeky knowledge and frosty piss, delivered free of charge in a clean community moderated format."
the monitor is not 4k, it's 3840x2160 which is only UHD. 4k is 4096x2160.
There is no "4K". What you're referring to is DCI 4K.
And 3840 x 2160 is "4K UHD", so it's as much "4K" as "DCI 4K" is. (Though to the extent that actually having at least four thousand pixels across would be a defining characteristic of any "4K" resolution, the DCI standard has more "4K-ness".)
stricter "quiet hours" than the municipal code provides
I used to think HOAs and deed restrictions were the tools of reactionary conservatives whose top priority was maintaining their property value. Then I made the mistake of moving into a neighborhood where people let their dogs go outside at 3:00 AM and bark at who knows what.
Now I'd gladly relocate into an area with an active HOA if it meant a strict ban on barking dogs during the sleeping hours with stiff fines for violations. (Presumably enforcement would be swifter and more certain than calling the cops, who either don't care or show up after the barking has stopped.)
If the goal of the unmasking is to determine whether the Yelp complainers were actual customers (as the fine article states) couldn't the judge be provided the names of the Yelpers and the list of Mr. Hadeed's customers and make that determination without revealing their identities to Mr. Hadeed or the public at large? (I'm not saying it's morally or legally correct for anyone to know the identity of the Yelpers, but this would seem preferable to telling Mr. Hadeed who the complaining customers were, enabling him to harrass them.)
2013 failed to produce industry-altering innovations
UX: the field of taking something that's familiar and works well and replacing it with some as different and as "sleek" as possible regardless of the critical importance of visible affordances, constraints, natural mappings, etc.
"We've replaced your boring 20th century 'steering wheel and pedals' interface with our new three shells interface. Drive safe!"
The only people bemoaning a lack of "industry altering innovations" in user interface are the people who want to be paid to throw out every principle of designing things to be usable.
I assume you watch Netflix yourself, let me know if I'm wrong.
You know how when you see a movie in a theater and it has a conclusion that's full of emotion or has a surprise twist... and the credits start rolling and you have a moment to absorb what happened.
What if instead of having that moment, the film being projected shrunk to a tiny corner of the screen and trailers for other movies started playing?
"SO YOU JUST WATCHED SCHINDLER'S LIST. YOU MIGHT LIKE THE PIANIST!"
"SO YOU JUST WATCHED THE SIXTH SENSE. YOU MIGHT LIKE FIGHT CLUB!"
Do you agree that this would be annoying and would be doing the audience a disservice? (I'm hoping that you do.)
If you were watching a box set of a great TV series, would you WANT to see a still and a plot summary (rife with spoilers) of the next episode appear the instant that the end credits started rolling?
To me, this seems like a disservice, yet it's exactly what Netflix does. Worse, Netflix doesn't see any need to provide customers with an option to disable it. Are they so intent on encouraging binge viewing that they don't care about shitting all over the user experience?
I already registered my complaint (sans profanity) with one of their CSR chat people.
The only solution I've heard is to buy a Roku, but I'm not inclined to spend money on a device which doesn't do anything my PC can't do EXCEPT play Netflix content without crassly jamming suggestions and spoilers in my face at the end of a video. (And how can I know that this disease won't somehow start manifesting on Roku?)
I'm much MORE inclined to simply direct my monthly entertainment budget to Hulu Plus or Amazon Prime or some content provider that doesn't provide an experience that's qualitativly worse than going to a theater.
What say ye?
But the good news for people writing software is that this is the last job that will be automated. Once AI is strong enough to write quality software it will be able to improve itself at a dramatically increased pace and the intelligence explosion described by I.J. Good will take place, after which human affairs presumably will no longer be administered by human intelligence.