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Comment Excited about what deubging Instructions are (Score 3, Interesting) 123

I never heard of deubging before and can't seem to find a Wikipedia article on it?

However, what is stop malware from using this to avoid detection at the cpu level where there is no footprint. It could be used to disable AV endpoint software as well.

Comment Not according to HR (Score 4, Funny) 577

These resumes from India all have 10 years of programming experience in html 5 and everyone of them have a degree in mathematics or cs! It is time Americans also had such backgrounds or we can't find enough qualified workers to do differential equations for Adobe Dreamweaver

Comment Re:Well go substitute teach in inner city (Score 1) 439

I think the root of many problems is people not having any control over what they do.

Sure you do! If you do not like your job QUIT. Go get some training, go back to school, ask for a new assignment at work, go update your resume, etc. You have options. The question is why and what for? Where to run to?

If yo don't ... then that is on you. Go work at your job for 2 years and build references. THen move on if you have gaps.

People are scared of changed too much. My take on this is what do you fear more? Being stuck with a dead end job you hate for the rest of your days? Or fear taking a risk with something new? To me the former is scary than the later. If you decide not to take that jump then you need an attitude adjustment and a kick in the butt and appreciate the job you have. After all you made that choice so make it the right one etc

Comment Well go substitute teach in inner city (Score 1) 439

I did during the days of the Great Recession a few years ago. Brings a whole new perspective on what exactly is sucky :-)

On a more philosophical level for those reading this who hate their IT jobs then what would you all rather be doing? That is where I am at. I say not dealing with annoying users all day and more admin work but I could see that getting old and repetitive real fast.

Would being HR be more fun? How about boring spreadsheets and statistical analysis all day in accounting/finance?

I can't think of anything that doesn't suck sadly. I guess I come to the realization that they call it work for a reason and all jobs suck but it beats the alternative of no job at all right? I keep saying I will start a business but that is a pipe dream. No job is really a hobby. Hey, IT work pays ok and it beats most other work out there as my examples above.

Comment Re:Does Sony also provide... (Score 3, Informative) 114

20/20 vision is defined by the ability to resolve 1 arc minute. For example, the "E" on an eye doctor's chart on the 20/20 vision line is 5 arc minutes tall, as reading it takes the ability to break it down into five vertical glyphs and distingish between them. That page is based on the premise of a person being able to resolve 0,3 arc minutes.


Also, see above. The human eye has a lot more limitations than just a simple single angular resolution figure can express. I even forgot to list one: time. Not only does motion greatly limit one's resolution ability, but even on a stationary image, the person has to be able to focus and take time in order to get even "normal" levels of visual acuity.

Comment Re:Does Sony also provide... (Score 5, Informative) 114

The maximum physically possible resolution for the human eye to see is 2190 dpi. But that's not an average eye, but rather a flawless eye limited only by the size of the pupil; and viewed from as close as an adult can focus, 4 inches.

If we downgrade from a perfect eye to an average eye, the resolution drops down to 876 dpi... but still at 4 inches.

At a more practical 12 inches, this drops to around 300 dpi. Which is why magazines are printed at 300 dpi - it's good enough for most practical circumstances.

Also note some additional limitations:

  * These sort of resolution figures are based on the ability to distingish bright white lines from bright black lines without them blurring together into gray. The smaller the contrast and the dimmer the light, the less the eye can resolve.
  * The human eye also loses a great deal of ability to make out resolution when objects are moving.
  * Obviously the further away one is from the center of the field of view, the lower the resolution - with a rather fast dropoff.

Yes, 808 dpi is complete and total overkill, unless you've got superb eyes and are in the habit of holding your phone as close to them as you can focus while looking at high contrast stationary images.

Comment Re:Who cares about Flash now that HTML5 is here? (Score 1) 85

So you have no problem telling 1 out of 3 users to fword to your customers?? That is what it is as Grandma will go to a competitor.

  Remember the customer is hiring you for maximum reach of customer base. Web developmemt is different as we can't tell a cuatomer which browser to run like yours. If it aint working right on their desktop then your product is unaccwptable. Now yes you sell expensive equipment then that is different. HTML 5 is next decade technology

Comment Not true. (Score 1) 179

There are airborne optical alternatives that can beat the * out of fiber - provided the weather is clear.

Fibre provides more frequency and better SNR than you'll get in the air, thus more bits

But a single fiber provides ONE PATH. Optics can provide MANY paths.

Imagine ten thousand fibers. Now imagine the ends poking out of a billboard in a 100x100 array - behind a 100x100 array of collimating lenses that beams the light toward your house. At your house imagine a telescope imaging that billboard onto a slide containing another 100x100 array of fiber ends. (Of course the fibers work both ways0 The air path may be of lower quality than physical fibers, but it's hard to beat a four orders of magnitude more paths. You'd need to run an actual bundle of hundreds or thousands of fibers from the billboard site to your house to beat it.
Now go back to the billboard and insert another 100x100 array of fibers through it - slightly offset so the same set of lenses but beams toward your next-door neighbor's house. (We'll assume the array is spaced out sufficiently that an optical telescope can resolve the two houses.) Repeat for ALL the houses served.

Not practical as described, of course. But it shows the principle: Wireless paths can multiplex spatially and reuse the bandwidth a hysterical number of times.

(Of course a real system using spatial multiplexing could be expected to use various wave-mechanical hacks rather than actual resolved paths - just as MIMO does down at radio frequencies.)

Comment Re:Who cares about Flash now that HTML5 is here? (Score 2) 85

You know 2012 was an exciting year for web developers.

We just started learning 1998 CSS 2.1 and HTML 4.01. Why??? IE 6 prevented us from not being behind 10 years. It killed standards and we had to wait until it hit 1% and corporations who pay for the web developers who ran IE 6 saw a scrambled mess and said HEY WHO THEY HELL DID WE HIRE etc not realizing it was their poor 10 year old browser.

My point?

Grandma on XP uses IE 8 her internets won't work unless you do flash. THat client who pays you has IE 8 from 2009 because Oracle won't update their peoplesoft app without millions of dollars.

So we have to wait until CHina too who still uses XP with updates disabled so they are all on IE 6 to upgrade too by 2020.

In 2020 we can start to learn 2010 technology while the rest of us update every 6 weeks. Sigh and face palm. Flash will be here for a very very very long time short of making a law requiring TO STOP USING ANCIENT IE

Comment Re:DSL (Score 1) 228


Comcast tried $100 a month with no TV for just Internet??! Talk about highway robbery. My dsl really sucks and feels like it's 2005 rather than 2015 with 7 megs a second. My phone losses calling and email abilities if I run Windows update. Sigh

But at least I have no caps and a $40 a month and not $100 price

Comment Re:And? (Score 1) 205

A lot of things come at no cost though. I find it amazing how many people for example will spend a fortune on their graphics card, motherboard, processor, ram, hard drives, etc... but then run it with a cheapo power supply.

Let's say that you're one of those (probably the majority) that leaves their computer on 24/7. Let's say your gaming computer's average power consumption, between idling and heavy usage, is maybe 200W. Let's say the power supply lasts an average 3 years. Let's say that the difference between a cheapo 75% efficient power supply and an excellent 95% efficient supply is $50. Then the better supply saves 40W on average, or 1051 kWh over its lifespan. At an average US electricity price of, what, 12 cents per kWh, that's a savings of $126. You not only help the environment, but you easily save yourself money.

It's not just power supplies that matter - the same logic can be applied to processors, graphics cards, and other hardware as well. Always check the power consumption - not just for the environment, but for your pocketbook as well. Often it saves money to spend more upfront.

The reason computer chips are so small is computers don't eat much.