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Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 4, Informative) 412

by jpapon (#49153323) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

The thing is, in the provided picture, the dress actually IS white and gold, or at least grey and gold

I'm sorry, but it is definitely not. I just opened it up in GIMP, and the blue areas have hue values between 225 and 230. While yes, the saturation is low (30-40), that definitely still makes it blue, albeit a washed out blue.

Load it up in an editor and snip pieces of it out if you don't believe me, look at them on their own, compare them to color swatches

I did. It's definitely blue. Not highly saturated blue, but blue nonetheless. It's certainly not white/grey.

Comment: Re:Split Shifts (Score 2) 301

The best solution to union meddling concerning the split shifts is to employ half of the drivers in the morning and the other half in the evening.

This has to be one of the dumbest things I have ever read.

Tell me genius, how are you going to drive the same amount of buses with half the employees on a shift? Or are you under the impression that people can drive two buses at once?

Comment: Re:About right (Score 5, Insightful) 241

by jpapon (#49109801) Attached to: In Florida, Secrecy Around Stingray Leads To Plea Bargain For a Robber
Seriously... what's the point of putting someone in prison for four years for that? If anything a sentence like that is just as likely to turn them to harder, more violent crime than rehabilitate them.

It makes much more sense to give first time offenders for stupid crimes like this a year of probation, a significant amount of community service, and forced enrollment in some sort of vocational school / work program.

You don't reform people by making them sit on their asses for four years talking to other criminals. You reform them by putting them to useful work.

Comment: Re:Why are we calling a crooner an 'artist' ? (Score 1) 157

by jpapon (#48978923) Attached to: Major Record Labels Keep 73% of Spotify Payouts
Except that two singers performing the same song will often produce two very different results. So clearly there is at least some artistic license in singing.

Your "typing in a program from a magazine" analogy is completely flawed since two people typing in a program from a magazine will produce identical code. Two singers singing the same song will obviously not produce identical performances.

Comment: Re:Cam-tastic (Score 2, Insightful) 152

by jpapon (#48914027) Attached to: DEA Cameras Tracking Hundreds of Millions of Car Journeys Across the US

The Constitution is there to GRANT the federal govt very limited, enumerated rights.

This is not really true. The Bill of Rights is a list of things that the government specifically cannot do. It would not be necessary if the Constitution didn't grant the federal government some pretty broad powers (such as the power to make and enforce laws).

Comment: Re:What? (Score 1) 393

by jpapon (#47662979) Attached to: 3 Congressmen Trying To Tie Up SpaceX
Of course the government creates wealth when it spends money on projects. Any spending creates wealth, it doesn't matter if it's a private company spending the money or the government. Either way, someone gets money and someone else gets a product. So where before you only had money, now you have money and some product (say, a rocket). Thus "creating wealth". Where did you get this idea that the government doesn't create wealth just like any other investor?

Comment: Re:Probably true ... (Score 1) 795

by jpapon (#41783195) Attached to: Cringley: H-1B Visa Abuse Limits Wages and Steals US Jobs

Anything that gov't purports it wants to provide 'for free' to the poor ends up being unaffordable by the majority because government money and regulations create monopolies and push prices up by making end clients price insensitive and promotes the idea of entitlement not based on productivity.

Ahh yes, such as roads, water, power, gas, fire departments, police, primary education, &c...

There are three kinds of people: men, women, and unix.