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Comment: Re:Cool tech, but (Score 1) 333

by ooloogi (#40162045) Attached to: LG Aims To Beat Apple's Retina Display
For photos, yes, but for text you can still easily see the difference between 300dpi and 600dpi in plain black with no halftoning. Text rendering is a lot better when the stroke width is getting up around 3 or 4 pixels wide. It gives it a chance to actually look like the right font, rather than be hinted out of shape or anti-aliased into a blurry mess.

Comment: Re:Can information leak in? (Score 2) 364

by ooloogi (#39096269) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Companies That Force Employees To Join Social Networks?
In terms of Facebook, if you don't include your friends as "friends" on your work Facebook account, then they can't tag you in photos etc. - at least not in any way that links from that account. Currently, in the privacy settings you can also restrict who can see what you are tagged in by your Facebook "friends".

Basically, so long as you maintain separate personal and work accounts - and make sure you add people to the right one, then you should be ok. It does get a bit harder when there is significant overlap between the two: like if you wanted to include colleagues on your personal facebook account. In that case you'd have to agree only to add them as a friend to their personal Facebook account, and not their work account.

Comment: Re:Women (Score 1) 192

by ooloogi (#37863548) Attached to: Making a Learning Thermostat

People do this because they don't trust/understand the controller - especially understanding the amount of time it takes to respond to a setpoint change.

Back when A/C was simple, it would just run flat-out until it reached the setpoint, and then turn off until the hysteresis bound was crossed. But then they added inverters and the A/C might run an lower powers when it thought that might be a good thing: but sometimes gets it wrong. The solution was for the human to override it by setting a stupid setpoint so the stupid smart A/C might actually do what they want.

Adding extra layers of complexity to the thermostat may overcome the A/C controller limitations, but on the other hand might just make it so unpredictable that people want to override it more.

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