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Comment: Re:It's OK for Apple but not Microsoft? (Score 1) 571

by whisper_jeff (#46755191) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support

You're comparing a phone operating system to a computer operating system. Aside from both having the words "operating system" in their descriptors, they are damn near nothing alike.

How about you compare OSX and Windows? Oh. That's right. You're not doing that because then your attempt to paint Apple in a negative light would fall apart.

5, Insightful indeed... More like 5, Troll that we agree with.

Comment: Re:They already "gave back" (Score 1) 266

by whisper_jeff (#46742477) Attached to: Apple's Spotty Record of Giving Back To the Tech Industry

Like every other company with a non-brain-dead accounting team.

No. Really. EVERY company does their best to reduce their taxes. Why aren't you vilifying all the other companies who tax advantage of legal tax deductions to reduce their tax burden?

And I'm willing to bet you, as an individual, did too. I bet you took advantage of some sort of tax break when you filed your taxes. Why should you be allowed to do so but not Apple?

No. Really. Answer that please. Why should you be allowed to benefit from any tax breaks but you vilify Apple for taking advantage of _LEGAL_ tax breaks to reduce their tax burden?

Don't worry. I know you won't answer because we both know what the answer is.

Comment: Re:The Slide-to-Unlock Claim, for reference (Score 1) 408

by whisper_jeff (#46692393) Attached to: Apple: Dumb As a Patent Trolling Fox On iPhone Prior Art?

I have largely given up any remaining hope that Slashdot can provide intelligent and informative discussion on most topics, especially any topic related to Apple.

Thank you for proving me wrong. That was an excellent and highly informative post. It makes me wistfully pine for the glory days of Slashdot...

Please consider this post a +1 Informative mod.

+ - Autoplay is Vile

Submitted by whisper_jeff
whisper_jeff (680366) writes "For some odd reason, Facebook has decided to burn user's bandwidth with autoplay video clips rather than leaving the user to make a choice whether or not to click should they wish to watch a video (because one click must be hard...). Not wishing to be outdone, Slashdot has decided to jump on the autoplay bandwagon with possibly the most useless autoplay ever — audio clips that robotically read the content of the page you're reading. Now, it may just be an April Fools joke but, if not, short of disabling the "feature" or providing an easy way for users to turn it off, this will be the straw that breaks this camel's back and will be the end of me being a regular Slashdot reader. And, if it's an April Fools joke, it's moronic because, for the remainder of the day, I won't be reading Slashdot because, quite frankly, autoplay media is just that annoying. And we all know driving away readers is good for business..."

Comment: My Kingdom... (Score 1) 2

by whisper_jeff (#46634567) Attached to: What THE FUCK is up with autoplay on story pages?

My kingdom for a method to TURN THIS THE FUCK OFF!!

Seriously, do these assholes want me to stop coming to Slashdot because this could well be the straw that breaks this camel's back. The quality of content and discussions has damn near bottomed out and now I am forced to listen to this shit, burning my bandwidth? Trust me, that won't last, one way or another...

+ - What THE FUCK is up with autoplay on story pages? 2

Submitted by ScuzzMonkey
ScuzzMonkey (208981) writes "I'm not here often enough to bitch about all the other poorly-considered site changes that are apparently in the works, but the autoplay audio summary? Not cool. Maybe this is the April Fools Joke this year, I don't know, but if so, it's not funny, particularly with no readily apparent means of disabling it.

If there is nothing else showing how much this site is changing for the worse under new management, there you go. There are some transgressions that every geek knows to be verboten. Audio playing automatically when you hit a web page is one of them. Bring on the blink tags if you want to try for retro funny."

Comment: Re:Google's Firing of a Recruiter Made Jobs Smile( (Score 0, Flamebait) 148

by whisper_jeff (#46612863) Attached to: Apple, Google Go On Trial For Wage Fixing On May 27

Really? :) now equals "evil smiley"?

Since when did :) mean _EVIL_ smiley? When did this change happen? Last I heard it just mean "smile" and I've been on the internet a LONG time so you'd think I'd have heard that it had changed.

Oh. Wait. I see. You're trying to make Jobs sound more malicious by adding that little descriptor (while omitting any such ominous descriptors for Schmidt nor any Google people).

Biased much? :)

+ - Facebook Acquires Oculus for $2b->

Submitted by trawg
trawg (308495) writes "Facebook have just announced that they're acquiring VR headset maker Oculus for $2b. Oculus have made an announcement explaining that the two companies are "culturally aligned with a focus on innovating". They go on to say "we want to contribute to a more open, connected world; and we both see virtual reality as the next step"."
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Comment: Re: approximately the resolution of an adult eye (Score 1) 217

by whisper_jeff (#46555017) Attached to: Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

I understand the point you're trying to make but, in this case, it's not accurate. What you referenced were different things. What we were discussing are not different things.

I've corrected several people in this thread who have confused DPI and LPI because one is image resolution and the other is halftone print resolution. The two are different things. They are related in so much as they are involved in the quality of a final printed piece but they are different things.

DPI, PPI, and SPI are the same thing all measures of image resolution. They mean dots, pixels or samples per inch but that all is the same thing. They are a measure of how many units per inch are used to make up a digital image. They all mean image resolution.

A better computer example would be to discuss how RAM and Memory are two terms used to describe the same thing. It isn't quite the same thing but it's close enough to use as a parallel.

Comment: Re: approximately the resolution of an adult eye @ (Score 1) 217

by whisper_jeff (#46553663) Attached to: Oppo's New Phone Hits 538 PPI

LPI is lines per inch, and is used only when talking about text.

No, it isn't. It's also used to denote the resolution of a halftone screen.

Printer resolution and image resolution (DPI -- dots per inch) are the exact same thing.

Your desktop printer and the press that I send jobs to are not the same thing. Don't confuse the two.

Nondeterminism means never having to say you are wrong.