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Comment: Hi-res Displays Look Better with Flatter Designs! (Score 2) 178

by hashish16 (#48381223) Attached to: Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever
Holy crap, doesn't any one realize that the high resolution displays don't need shading and dithering to make objects look nicer. That was a necessary evil for low resolution displays to make things look nice and pretty. Tiles and objects on UI's are still the same size, but the resolution has double/tripled/quadrupled in some cases. So we don't need rounded, shaded objects any more. Flat designs look like crap on low resolution displays because we see the jagged edges, so shading was used to soften edges.

Comment: When I was at the USPTO..... (Score 1) 327

by hashish16 (#47663761) Attached to: Every Day Is Goof-Off-At-Work Day At the US Patent and Trademark Office
As an examiner it was the managers who were screwing over the examiners. The would wait till the last minute to review applications and then force examiners to scramble at the end of the quarter to catch up on work that managers weren't approving. Hell, after I left my manager took credit for my work that he wouldn't approve. That honest work would have netted me 2 promotions and a nice bonus. Using software to monitor examiner work is pure bullshit.

Comment: Too much lag (Score 1) 98

by hashish16 (#43561479) Attached to: $5 Sensor Turns LCD Monitors Into Touchscreens
This is very cool and rather unique solution, but there is considerable lag between the input and the registration of the input. I don't see it being much useful beyond pause/play video or music or to wake up a computer from sleep. That being said, I love the spelling mistake in the powerpoint in the youtube video.

Comment: Re:Yes They Are! (Score 1) 206

by hashish16 (#34065828) Attached to: Hiding Backdoors In Hardware
Seriously? First my real name is actually embedded in there (Coward). Second, i've had that handle since the mid 90's. Third, I had an intimate relationship with an employee of one of those organizations. And they admitted not just PCI style intrusions. They described that most Chinese electronics, e.g. mp3 players, dvd-rom drives, thumb drives, all have some soft of malicious code.

Comment: F' privacy, ITS DANGEROUS (Score 1) 313

by hashish16 (#34017284) Attached to: Inside a Full-Body-Scanning X-Ray Van
Look, I work in medical imaging, which includes X-ray imaging. I don't care what they say, the backscatter radiation imaging they are using is dangerous. Mark my words, if the tech become ubiquitous in airports, those with the most frequent fliers miles will have a greater incidence of tumorous growths.

To err is human -- to blame it on a computer is even more so.