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Comment: Re:I am not colorblind (Score 1) 267

by kimvette (#47630231) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:

So far I don't - I am the only one in my family who does not need glasses. To put off reading glasses as long as possible I exercise my eyes; I get close to a window with a screen, and keep shifting focus between the screen and a distant object. I can still focus clearly on objects about 6 inches away. Closer is difficult but sometimes doable with practice. I can clearly discern the pixels on my smartphone (4.99" 1080p display) and huge pixels on my desktop monitors (1080p) drive me nuts. I'm hoping Asus gets their 1440p 120Hz (3D capable!) monitors out soon. :-)

One thing I have noticed is the last couple of years when I get over-tired I cannot focus clearly on anything so there is that.

Comment: Re:I am not colorblind (Score 1) 267

by kimvette (#47630199) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:

Secondly, the colorblindness test they do as part of a normal eye exam is rather poor for detecting mild colorblindness. You see a faint and indistinct "5" in the dots, and you're lumped together with everyone who sees a clear and unambiguous "5".

A person with tetrachromatic vision will see a faint, indistinct but discernable 5 in those tests because their eyes are better at discerning slight hue differences.

Comment: Re:Different colors (Score 1) 267

by kimvette (#47630187) Attached to: My degree of colorblindness:

Do you pass or fail color blindness tests? You might be tetrachromatic in one eye. Another thing that can cause it is if one light is receiving more light than the other (your eyes will rarely both receive the same amount of light) so one retina will be bleached a little more in the color spectrum of the bright object you are looking at. There are also other reasons each eye might respond differently to color (such as one eye has more or less of a type of cone cell than the other).

If you are tetrachromatic though, it can be advantageous, such as acing online hue sorting tests such as http://www.xrite.com/online-co...

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Interviews: Ask James Cameron About The Deepsea Challenge 3D Movie 45

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Starting at 5:15 am local time on March 26, 2012, James Cameron piloted the Deepsea Challenger to the east depression of the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. He spent three hours exploring the sea floor. Later analysis of the specimens Cameron collected during this and other dives in the submersible revealed many life forms, with at least 100 of them identified as new species. One shrimp-like amphipod was found to produce a compound that was already in clinical trials to treat Alzheimer’s disease. The Deepsea Challenger submersible and science platform was donated to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on March 26, 2013, the one-year anniversary of the historic dive. A new National Geographic film chronicling the project from the beginning called, Deepsea Challenge 3D, is coming out August 8th in select theaters. Here's your chance to ask James Cameron and director John Bruno about the film, the dive, and the submersible. As usual, ask as many questions as you'd like, but please, one per post.

Comment: hybridized start menu = half-assed fix (Score 2) 346

by kimvette (#47452783) Attached to: Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

On a system that isn't a tablet, I DO NOT WANT A TOUCH INTERFACE, or even a hint of it unless I get a touch sensitive monitor and explicitly turn it on (a prompt asking me if I want to would be fine, too). For desktops and laptops, Windows 7's start menu is absolute perfection.

Don't try to improve perfection. I don't want to see any trace of the formerly-known-as-metro style interfaces anywhere on a desktop OS. Don't try to sell me a Windows tablet and think that shoving a touch interface in my face on the desktop is going to get me to buy. Android is where it's at for tablets. Trying to force that crappy UI on me will make me not even consider Windows tablets even IF you make it far superior to Android.

All you've done is alienate customers with Windows 8, and you're still trying to shove that loathed (loathed isn't even the word for it) abortion of a UI in people's faces. I'm going to be buying a bunch of Windows 7 licenses while it's still available because Windows 9's isn't shaping to be much better than Windows 8. If I have to run 9, I'll be installing classic shell on it, like I do on Windows Server when I have to work on Windows servers (who the FUCK thought it was a good idea to put a tablet UI on a server OS anyhow?!)

Oh, and while you're at it bring back glass. Knock it off with that Windows '80s flat look.

Comment: Re:There need to be costs (Score 0) 349

by kimvette (#47384395) Attached to: Qualcomm Takes Down 100+ GitHub Repositories With DMCA Notice

> Let's start at $10000 per infraction.

That is just the cost of doing business to someone like Qualcomm. Let's start at 10% of the annual gross revenue, based on the average gross revenue of the previous three years, PLUS 10% of the revenue of the current year to date. Keep in mind we are talking per infraction, so in this case (>100 githubs) this fraud would cost Qualcomm over ten years' worth of gross revenue.

Comment: Re:Sounds about right... (Score 1) 441

by kimvette (#47348837) Attached to: Researchers Claim Wind Turbine Energy Payback In Less Than a Year

He probably only graduated the sixth grade because his mommy sued the school, citing the hurting of precious snowflake's self esteem. Frankly, I'm surprised he can manage to spell those two-syllable words. Maybe his mommy helped him.

Well, whatever the cause, thank modern American education and the dumbing down of America. :(

Comment: Re:why would I want to hang with a buncha cunts (Score 5, Interesting) 561

by kimvette (#47322833) Attached to: Match.com, Mensa Create Dating Site For Geniuses

> Though it's arguable how useful an IQ test is. It's a poor metric of intelligence, it's just commonly used because all the other suggestions are worse.

I agree, One time in line at a grocery store one man remarked about how it was stupid they had "retards"[sic] working there. I told him "You can learn from anybody, even this so-called 'retard.' for example, notice he is treating everybody with respect. You know, come to think of it, I never met anyone with Down's syndrome who is a nasty and judgmental prick like you. Maybe we can all take a lesson and learn to treat others nicely."

Besides, he was doing a great job and was taking pride in his work. What's to judge? What if that asshole were in the position of being mentally challenged - I'd love to see him wear those shoes for a day.

What good is intelligence if all one ends up doing is thinking they're better than everyone and treat others like shit?

Comment: Mozilla II (Score 5, Insightful) 132

by kimvette (#47304579) Attached to: Mozilla Introduces Browser-Based WebIDE

Mozilla.org is very quickly expanding Firefox to becoming Mozilla II. Remember when the suite was split apart into its various components, leaving Firefox a very lightweight-but-extensible browser, and Thunderbird a lean and mean yet also expandable email client, and if you still wanted the monolithic build you downloaded Mozilla instead?

Not any more. Firefox is very quickly edging its way toward becoming a heavyweight web development suite again. I think if users want that, they will either install the Web Developer extension or maybe just go straight to installing the Mozilla suite. Why are they "bloating" Firefox again instead of making the IDE an optional add-on via extensions?

If a 6600 used paper tape instead of core memory, it would use up tape at about 30 miles/second. -- Grishman, Assembly Language Programming

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