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Comment: Re:White balance and contrast in camera. (Score 1) 336

by q4Fry (#49155655) Attached to: Is That Dress White and Gold Or Blue and Black?
My wife asked me, and my answer was "black and .... blue, I guess?" I thought it was a trick question what shade of blue one would call it. Since hearing the point of the question, I can reliably identify the "black" as "muddy bronze," but the only way to trick my brain into thinking the dress is white (still with a blue cast) and gold is to take my wife's monitor and look at it from a 45 deg angle from the top. My monitor still looks blue from any angle.

Comment: Re:Don't ask for advice online. (Score 1) 690

I disagree profoundly with you (and slightly with GP). You will find that there are indeed rules in life, and failure to conform to them begets consequences.

I do agree that she should live her life and make her mistakes, but where I differ is this: if she can make fewer mistakes, she'll be the better for it.

In my estimation, the worst sin in life is believing you have a monopoly on the truth.

Comment: Re:Sounds good (Score 1) 592

by q4Fry (#49139341) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules

Compare that with Net Neutrality. I completely support Net Neutrality, as does almost every other Republican I know that is younger and/or understands the internet. The only ones really against it are the old guys who don't even understand it but simply say "Regulation is bad, mmmkay."

Contrasting anecdote: The younger Republicans that I know IRL and who have opinions on NN do not fit your description. They're posting "Government Control of the Internet!" articles on their social media.

I happen to think they're wrong, but that's what they're saying.

Comment: Re:Bring on the lausuits (Score 1) 592

by q4Fry (#49139181) Attached to: Republicans Back Down, FCC To Enforce Net Neutrality Rules
I think you missed the point GGP made: that there is (at least) a third class who are "Those trying to do something that (might) make the internet a better place and doing so for their own greedy benefit."

Given such, it can be hard to see who is others-centered and who is self-centered. Though some groups (as you point out) are obviously the latter, some may appear to be the former but are in fact just as self-centered.

Comment: Re:They brought it on themselves (Score 1) 379

by q4Fry (#49019155) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II

The term "telecommunications" means the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received. (47 USC 153)

And the telcos reply with "But we do change the form, content and/or 'points specified by the user' of the information. How else could we inject tracking http headers and ads, and clone the information to Room 641a?"

Clearly they are not a telecommunication service.

Comment: Re:Robot for more hazardous firefighting (Score 1) 55

by q4Fry (#49005605) Attached to: Students Demo Firefighting Humanoid Robot On US Navy Ship
One of my high school teachers served on a (small?) ship where some parts were made of magnesium. The strategy for fighting mag fires on a ship were expressed thusly: (1) If it's not part of the superstructure, throw it overboard. (2) If it's part of the superstructure, cut it off and throw it overboard.

It is not for me to attempt to fathom the inscrutable workings of Providence. -- The Earl of Birkenhead