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Comment: Re:Salespeople making salespitch (Score 1) 387

You're right about maths but I can't get passed:

"When was the last time you used a piece of chalk to express yourself?"

How about every day? Every time I walk passed a collection of minerals me and my young daughter collect throughout southwestern Idaho I grab a piece of found chalk and do a little sketch, just to show hey dad like's to be creative maybe you should be too. There is something to be said for your hands laying upon a myriad of physical objects and interacting with the world via them. The digital world is great but it is only a small part of the vast world we inhabit.

Comment: Re: What does it say about you? (Score 2) 461

by negRo_slim (#49684087) Attached to: Does Using an AOL Email Address Suggest You're a Tech Dinosaur?
That's HoTMaiL for me, it's amazing how much spam is in that thing. It's like getting in a time machine and going back to 2002. Also in reference TFA I have a feeling posts like this are going to motivate people to seek out an aol.com e-mail address ironically. Making anyone the one's thinking 'tech dinosaur' dinosaur's themselves.

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
http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1344/pdf/c1344.pdf

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

Grain?

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?

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. -- Arthur C. Clarke

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