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Comment Re:Does Sony also provide... (Score 1) 110

But a person with either good vision or properly corrected vision has significantly better than 20/20 acuity.

What's more, we're sensitive to certain visual artifacts below the nominal limit of acuity, in some cases significantly below:

There's certainly a point of diminishing returns, but there's no hard line beyond which no improvements matter. (Or rather, there is, but it's far beyond the "retina" limit defined by Apple's marketing or 19th century opthalmologists.)

Comment Re:"Giant steps are what you take. . ." (Score 1) 17

There is a huge difference between the comment you wrote where you changed the topic completely, and the comment of mine that you linked to, that you are trying to use to accuse me of a similar offense.

What? You wrote the linked material, and are as capable of admitting a fault as you are telling the truth.

Namely, you happily jettisoned the entire discussion in the name of partisanship.

You're the one leaping from "left" to a specific party here. That would be a fact, and hence removed from consideration by you, AFAICT.

So no, I am not applying different rules.

You've never been one to acknowledge rules enough to begin applying them.

Comment Re:"what you said did not counter my point" (Score 1) 114

It is not clear that any of those words mean what you think them to.

I had 4.5 years of sea time in the Navy, not that I'm necessarily pushing a "appeal to authority". But let's just say after 3 WESPACs and a Persian Excursion, I'm semi-decent with nautical allusions.

or do you just want to keep talking about (your thoughts about) me?

We can continue exploring your resemblance to a wretched crapflooder, if you like. Or not.

Comment Re:Major disconnect from layers (Score 1) 395

It is true: that "engineering types" often don't have enough background in business to make smart business decisions. The idea that you can shoehorn an MBA at the top, and still have innovative spark that the founding engineering principals gave it, is absolute horseshit. Maybe there's some envy in there. The MBA-types think that the magic formula is to toss out some stock options, and pump-n-dump the equity, and that will motivate the employees as much as their former roles in creating a technology innovation did before the "professional management" took over. In fact, a lot of low-level engineers are fooled by this, and they continue working their 80 hour weeks. Only to get fucked over when the MBA's cash-out with millions, for inventing precisely nothing.

Comment Re:Interesting (Score 1) 477

In some professional settings, if you try to re-invent the wheel (ie. "draw a circle"), rather than use the canned library from a framework, you won't just be criticized, you will be dismissed. Ugly fact, but still a fact. It's more about rote memorization of .net namespaces than problem-solving.

What is now proved was once only imagin'd. -- William Blake