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Comment: Re:The UK Cobol Climate Is Very Different (Score 1) 50

by ShieldW0lf (#47924657) Attached to: College Students: Want To Earn More? Take a COBOL Class

Quite simply, it's less comfortable to wear. Considering how much you spend at work, even minor differences in comfort can be very important and well worth the salary difference.

If your suit isn't comfortable, buy a nicer suit. A good suit is extremely comfortable.

Comment: Re:FYI (Score 1) 582

by tbannist (#47922683) Attached to: Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

But 3 consecutive years of expansion would be....

Good news?

It's not happening, though. This year is really, really close to last year so it's more like a 2 year rebound from a new record low. If we're really lucky, 2012's minimum extent record will stand for a decade or longer. That would be good news for us, but I don't expect it to.

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 292

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47921711) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

I know very well what I'm doing.

Based on your "logic", you don't. Otherwise you wouldn't be trying to hide something using perspective from across a room. You also nonsensically talk about "close-ups" when pictures of objects taken using lenses of different focal lengths can actually have the same dimension in the photos, with only the amount of perspective being different. Perhaps you need a refresher on geometry?

Comment: Re:Parallax. (Score 1) 292

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47921651) Attached to: Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos
If I'm not mistaken, the parallax explanation would require a distance of the button side of no more than 35 cm from the lens' front principal plane. Doesn't it at least suggest that they tried fairly hard to consciously push the perspective? The usual 100mm macro lens would only be able to fit it in diagonally, I think.

Comment: Same. I'm on 1Gbps Google fiber (Score 1) 225

by aussersterne (#47919855) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

and am soooo pleased to be rid of the other ISPs I've been stuck with in the past.

And of course *the moment* Google rolled out in this area, a bunch of other ISPs magically offered a competitive 1Gbps fiber plan as well.

Too late—you had me. And you pissed me off. And now I'm gone.

Comment: Re:Hmmm .... (Score 1) 181

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47918195) Attached to: WSJ Reports Boeing To Beat SpaceX For Manned Taxi To ISS
Orion is overengineered for ferrying stuff to LEO and back. Too much propulsion, too much life support, etc. Why would anyone pay the extra costs for the capsules and for the heavy launchers just to provision a LEO space station?

Most Apollo flights were to low earth orbit

Narrowly, IF you count the unpiloted test flights. Otherwise it's 6 LEO flights vs. 9 BEO flights, unless I'm missed some. And NASA used Apollo for LEO flights because the last Moon flights got canceled and they had to use up the stuff they had for something else (including the design and tooling, given that a new design would have been even more expensive).

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