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Comment: It's too big but I bought one (Score 1) 247

by SuperKendall (#47977157) Attached to: Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6

I ordered the Six Monolith, even though I am quite sure it's too large.

I write iOS applications for a living, and I need it for testing, so I will suffer the thing to have the newer form factor to test on.

The one aspect where I'm thinking I'll like the size more and not less is for photography. For a long time I've been wishing they would put larger cameras into the iPad, now they have...

Comment: Re:Sales figures are news now? (Score 1) 204

by SuperKendall (#47970713) Attached to: Apple Sells More Than 10 Million New iPhones In First 3 Days

"There are more Android devices to choose from."

But there are also other iPhones to choose from. Apple still sells the 5s and 5c...

There are a lot of Android smartphones but not actually that many if you look at the models that sell in large numbers. Basically, there is Samsung.

Comment: Extremes not as extreme (Score 1) 196

but the extremes get a lot more extreme

The opposite is true, we've had fewer very large storms, less destructive weather of all kinds across the globe.

Gaia is pissed off you are trying to make her dance like a monkey for your own agenda and is sitting ion her hands.

Comment: Opposite Goals (Score 3, Interesting) 196

Here's the thing. Whether it's happening... whether it's human caused or not... LET'S STOP POLLUTION FOR IT'S OWN SAKE.

I totally agree.

But all of the Alarmists don't care at all about pollution, they only care about CO2 - which is not pollution, and stopping that does pretty much nothing in terms of stopping real pollution.

When you all get back to caring about the environment and not making people at alternative energy companies (or carbon exchanges) rich please get back to us so we can start trying to protect the environment again.

Comment: You go to the lectures? What an idiot. (Score 1) 179

by SuperKendall (#47967527) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

They're mostly a waste of time anyway everyone just strokes their own egos and you spend 2 days digesting information in an archaic inefficient way

You're doing it wrong.

The reason to go to the conferences is NOT the lectures (which these days are all on videos anyway) but to spend AS MUCH time as possible talking to either the people working for the company who produces the technology the conference is about, or people working heavily with said technology. You learn a LOT more that way and make great contacts that are really useful in solving problems or finding new jobs.

Going to conferences is also something to mention on a resume in general, it shows a lot more dedication than most people to keeping technically sharp.

Comment: Easier attack angle - kites or pilots (Score 1) 137

by SuperKendall (#47954927) Attached to: Star Wars Producers Want a 'DroneShield' To Prevent Leaks On Set

"Send in the drones!" Why not fight drones with drones?

I feel like a way better attack vector would be a computer controlled kite. Between a string reaching all the way to the ground almost invisible to see, and a bunch of long streaming tails from the kite to foul rotors - you could do pretty well, if you can find the drone.

I would think though it would be more effective to hire goons to hang around anywhere open and with a line of sight to the area over the filming. Kind of a different take on the XKCD $5 wrench encryption cracking strategy.

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