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Comment: Re:Bring on the wearable interfaces. (Score 1) 453

Being able to sit quietly in an irrelevant meeting isn't actually a particularly useful skill in the rest of life, so I can hardly blame anyone for wanting something to do or some other distraction during them.

You may consider it impolite or disrespectful. I consider it disrespectful to make me waste an hour of my time because you feel the need to show your self-importance by calling unnecessary meetings and forcing people who have no need to go to them to be there.

Showing respect is absolutely a useful skill for the rest of your life. You may think it's beneath you but all you're really showing is the me-first attitude so prevalent in this day and age.

Comment: Re:This is more sensationalism than any real threa (Score 5, Interesting) 189

by negRo_slim (#44333953) Attached to: Collision Between Water and Energy Is Underway, and Worsening

Total water withdrawals in the United States for 2005 were estimated for eight categories of use: public supply, domestic, irrigation, livestock, aquaculture, industrial, mining, and thermoelectric-power generation (fig. 1). Thermoelectric power was the largest category of water use, followed by irrigation and public supply

Page 5 has pictures and data, you might like that.

Comment: Re:Impact on Photography (Score 1) 94

by negRo_slim (#44333863) Attached to: ASUS PQ321Q Monitor Brings Multi-Stream Tiled Displays Forward


Yes grain. Just like when film was used. Even at low ISO with fast prime you will still see grain, especially at 100%.

What does screen size have to do with your "cropping range"? You believe the purpose of a camera is to fill your screen?

If I need an image 1000px wide today, I only need roughly a fourth of an image. But at these resolutions to fill the same space now will require more pixels, giving me less range of choice. And yes I do expect my camera to fill my screen, you'll notice "Full Size/Full Screen" a feature on my websites that allow sharing of images.

People whose goal is to share on "Flickr and Google Plus" don't need DSLRs or 4K displays. People who don't realize that grain is a film characteristic don't either.

Would you prefer I called it noise then? Either way it functions the same from my vantage point and also, I'm sorry but you simply are not in a position to determine what I need or what I don't need. Frankly you sound fairly unfamiliar with photography in general and I am wondering why you bothered to respond?

Comment: Impact on Photography (Score 2) 94

by negRo_slim (#44333703) Attached to: ASUS PQ321Q Monitor Brings Multi-Stream Tiled Displays Forward
As these become more common it's going to be interesting to see how this affects SLR usage. I'm using a Nikon at 4928x3264 and it seems as screens approach that size I will at least lose some of my cropping range and also when you are viewing images close to 100% grain and other sometimes unavoidable artifacts become more apparent. I'm sure for people who do a lot of printing this will be a minimal issue but for sharing on Flickr and Google Plus this might force some wallets to open sooner rather than later!

Comment: Re:OK, That's One (this is a preliminary study) (Score 4, Insightful) 237

by negRo_slim (#44332603) Attached to: Study Finds Fracking Chemicals Didn't Pollute Water
Who picked the site? What was the criteria for selection? A year of monitoring also seems to be pretty short to come to conclusions when we are talking about the most important resource on the planet.

Jackson said the 1,800-foot fracture was very interesting, but also noted it is still a mile from the surface.

Love the lackadaisical attitude.

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.