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Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 1) 409

by loufoque (#49156143) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?

The color of the pixels is white and gold. The white is blue-ish of course, but the people who see the dress as white and gold can clearly see that.
People who see it as white and gold see the real colors of the pixels. People who see it as blue and black have their brain doing color compensation automatically.

I'd say the normal people are the one who see it white and gold...

Comment: Re:who cares ? (Score 1) 184

by loufoque (#49155843) Attached to: Google Taking Over New TLDs

You need to change your company name.
Something similar happened to my company. It got created in Europe at the same time as some other company with the same name in the US. We got the trademark in Europe, they got it in the US. We each got about half of the domain names, but they were better at the Internet game and got more visibility. A lot of people were confusing us for that company, including our clients. We had no choice but to change the name, and when we did it really helped with the business.

Comment: More concerned about usability/accessibility (Score 1) 506

by loufoque (#49136861) Attached to: Users Decry New Icon Look In Windows 10

The icons don't like that different than usual, I see no problems with it. They're a bit too bright for my liking, I find it a bit aggressive, but that's the style these days apparently.

What is really problematic in the screenshot though, is the "This PC" text. It's barely readable. There are two shades of blue next to each other that are almost the same, and in one the text is white and in the other it's black. It's incoherent.
They need to fix their color scheme and take accessibility into account.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 674

by loufoque (#49110367) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

The optimal code depends of each micro-architecture, and there are plenty of different x86 ones deployed everywhere, so you need to know a little bit of each.
Transferring that expertise to ARM or POWER isn't that difficult either. They're more different, but the same principles still apply.

Most of the time though, optimizations are entirely portable. Using the cache well for example, can be done in a way that is independent on the cache and cache line size in certain scenarios, and in others you can use a portable function to fetch the size.

Comment: Re:Good grief... (Score 1) 674

by loufoque (#49110143) Attached to: Bill Nye Disses "Regular" Software Writers' Science Knowledge

Actually, people who have high levels of knowledge usually expect anyone working in science to know a lot as well, as they're aware of the vast diversity of things and their own lack of knowledge in many areas.
People who think they know more than others usually only have a superficial understanding of things.

Comment: Re:Linux is there as far as I'm concerned (Score 1) 393

by loufoque (#49081877) Attached to: PC-BSD: Set For Serious Growth?

I'm sorry if you felt hurt by my comment, it wasn't my attention. I never said that I detest anyone.
I am a software engineer in a specific field, and I have specific needs, different than yours.

Like I said, I don't expect people working in different fields to understand, because they don't really know what I need to do, just like I don't really know what they need to do.

My point was that for a segment of the population, Linux is already the best desktop and workstation operating system.

Committees have become so important nowadays that subcommittees have to be appointed to do the work.

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