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Comment: Re:Use of Caps Lock key (Score 1) 968

by photozz (#34487190) Attached to: Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

And are any of these MILLIONS (citation needed...) that need the cap-lock key every day going to be using a Google Chrome netbook? Most likely not. This is designed to be a light duty web tool, not a work machine. It's like asking butter knives to cut down trees. Sure they both cut things..but use the right tool for the job.

Comment: Re:Hello, I am a professional journalist (Score 3, Insightful) 388

by photozz (#30323852) Attached to: The Noisy and Prolonged Death of Journalism

I'll address the Objectivity thing. Ok, here's two scenarios:

Print media - Writer and editor let a story slide through with factual errors (IE: most of FOX news). 20 years ago, how would anyone know? Unless we had direct knowledge of the facts, most people would not know the difference. Newspapers at the time were the equivalent of a deaf man on a soapbox yelling at people. One way communication that the majority of people had to take as the truth, regardless of the actual facts.

Online media - Writer and editor let a story slide through with factual errors - The Internet collectively calls bullshit and the writer/editor/blog is discredited. The truth makes it out in the time it takes to type it in. We see it every-single-day. A piece of news becomes a discussion and the truth is generally revealed for all. News is reported, investigated, vetted, buried in peat moss and dug back up before being framed for all to see. This is the advantage of the on-line media and one of the reasons I think print media is scared as hell. They can and have been called out on hidden agendas and sloppy reporting.

Journalism is not dead, just your ability to be the lord high gods of information traffic. I don't mourn it.

Mot of your comments above boil down to "You can't trust bloggers, they might be sleestak, but you can trust us, cause we're not sleestaks."

If all print media disappears tomorrow, thousands of other sources will spring up in it's place. It's time to close up the buggy shop and learn to make cars.

Comment: Re:It's not that different (Score 1) 1146

by photozz (#28956637) Attached to: Navigating a Geek Marriage?

On point three, As far as sex goes, every couple slows down eventually. Its a matter of keeping pace and being understanding and loving. If you are both ok with your level of activity, there will be no problems. There are couples that live happily never having sex, because that's what they both want.

Most of the time though, one person slows down and the other starts getting antsy. If there's a lack of communication and compromise, then things get tense and cheating starts. It comes back to talking about your problems before they become big problems.

Comment: Re:Geekiness is irrelevant. (Score 1) 1146

by photozz (#28956527) Attached to: Navigating a Geek Marriage?

I would restate it as "Couples that don't disagree and discuss will fail" using the word "argue" implies some negative emotion. The wife and I often have civil disagreements we talk out and reach an agreement. Its about communication instead of bottling things up. If you don't talk and share problems and anoyances, it will do nothing but fester and cause resentment.

Graphics

Small, High-Resolution LCD Monitors? 370

Posted by samzenpus
from the making-the-best-use-of-space dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I'm a veteran user of an old 17" Dell Trinitron CRT monitor. I run it at 1400x1050 with an 80Hz refresh rate — about as high as it goes before it'll go out of the monitor's scan range. More recently I've been looking to finally upgrade to an LCD monitor but found that, for the most part, every 17" monitor on the market runs natively at 1280x1024, as does every 19" monitor — I have to go for a 20" to go higher. Now yes, I know I'm complaining about just 120 pixels horizontal and 26 pixels vertical, but my laptop's 15" display runs natively at 1400x1050. Is there any standalone monitor on the market that'll natively do higher than 1280x1024 without killing my desk space?"
Games

A Brief History of Downloadable Console Games 53

Posted by Soulskill
from the waiting-for-technology-to-catch-up dept.
Ant sends in a story at CNet about the evolution of downloadable console games, ranging from Intellivision's PlayCable in 1981 to the modern systems we see today. Quoting: "Intellivision was the first home console to let users download games via a coaxial cable line. Subscribers rented a special cartridge that hooked up to local cable and would be able to download single games that could be played until users decided to download new titles. The service's downfall was a result of innovations to Mattel's Intellivision game system, which began using cartridges with ever-increasing amounts of memory. The PlayCable service could no longer keep up, since the special cartridge could hold only a fourth of the total space that newer games required."

Comment: Re:Mythbusters? Bleah. (Score 2, Informative) 123

by photozz (#27884735) Attached to: How an Intern Stole NASA's Moon Rocks

OK.. for starters, the arrow thing. You never said you saw the arrow being split, just that you saw a "split" arrow. I could go in my shop and make one for you in about 5 minutes. They did test with cheap arrows at first, then went and found straight grain arrows to test with again. They proved that its nearly impossible to split an arrow unless it's made of bamboo. You probably missed that part while you were getting a beer.. again. This was debunked strictly because they were unable to replicate the myth, and were unable to find any evidence that this had actually happened, anywhere.

The rocket car.. The air force has never sold working RATO/JATO engines to anyone. Ever. They confirmed this. The FIRST time they tried it, the rockets they used were 3 hobby engines chained to produce the same thrust as a RATO engine. They brought in rocket experts to do the math. Now, if your talking about the SECOND time they tried it, they did have a single engine custom made for them to JATO specs by a rocket manufacturer. It was not cobbled together. It exploded on launch due to some defect in the fuel pack. They debunked the car myth because no one has any evidence the original event ever happened. No police reports, no death or missing person reports, no missing RATOs.. nothing. not a singed hair or crushed tire to be found besides the text on your computer screen.

Now, yes, I will say that occasional I do yell at the TV when they are doing something plainly wrong, but I do think that most of their effort is reasonable. Next time try watching more than ten minutes of an episode before you launch into bald faced inaccuracies, you twit. penis.

Comment: Re:Same as you deal with pirated music (Score 1) 958

by photozz (#27318067) Attached to: How Do You Deal With Pirated Programs At Work?

Music is typically pirated for personal use and enjoyment.

Software in this case, is pirated to avoid paying licenses for something you use to make money. Office and PhotoShop are used to run a for-profit venture.

This is not information wanting to be free, this is the same as someone stealing tools from a work site or a ladder from someones backyard.

Comment: Re:no offense.. (Score 1) 474

by photozz (#26957277) Attached to: Linked In Or Out?

If it's no secret, then why did you post anything you had to "Strongly" demand they take down later? My Linkedin profile is filled out, and I don't care who sees it. There is nothing in there that I don't want people to see. Anyone who posts info to a site (any site...), regardless of the conditions, then b1tch3s about privacy concerns is amusingly naive.

Social Networks

+ - Minky attempts to hijack the english language->

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photozz writes "Richard Minsky is threatening humans and avatars all over the internet and in Second Life that are using the term "SLart" in their profile picks, on their blogs, textures and the like.

Why would he do so, you wonder? SLart is not that an ugly, offensive or idiotic word. On the contrary, Richard Minsky liked the terminology 'SLart' that much that he trademarked it. He found it to be such a pretty word, that nobody but him may use it, unless they pay him a 'reasonable fee', of course.

My significant other is a victim of this jerk. You would think that if you were to make an unreasonable request, you could at least do it politely."

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