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Comment Mock the insanty. Don't hide it. (Score 5, Insightful) 208

I'd much rather we continue to show people what these cavemen consider normal in graphic detail.

They're lunatics, hiding them won't help. We need to out this insanity, and it helps that they're doing a great job of demonstrating what religious fanaticism is capable of.

Censorship is evil. Period.

Comment Humble obervation from an external viewer.. (Score 5, Interesting) 555

The problem is your constitution's second amendment.

Instead of working an end run around what is meant to be a fundamental right to bear arms, what you should actually be discussing is how you amend the constitution. The framers of that document put in place specific mechanisms recognizing the need may arise to do so in the future.

This has been done in the past, even the recent past. (e.g. prohibition).

Why can't it be done now?

If the amendment is not possible, then you will have a discussion about weapons, and as a nation, accept the consequences of those actions - it may will be that the defense of liberty is such that the collateral damage is acceptable to many. This seems fundamentally more honest than the approaches being put forth by the executive branch.

I haven't heard this in the discussion, and it's puzzling.

$0.02 cdn.

Comment Re:What idiocy (Score 1) 313

USA puts people in prison for life without parole for simple possession. Something to think about.

Outlawing information - any information - is the first step down a dark road. The proposed law also outlaws any CNC files that could be used for same; but this information is perfectly valid for a gunsmith, and it's a short walk from that to machinery or chemistry texts.

Interesting times.

Comment xCode? (Score 1) 337

Don't care so much for the OS integration.

It would be nice to be able to create programs on the iPad Pro, though. It's performance and specs make a compelling case.

In the meantime, if you want to program, you need to bring your macbook and iPad..

Also, when will they give the Mac Pro some love?

Developers? Developers? Developers...

Comment Re:VR is going to land with a thud (Score 1) 174

This is game changing for simulators, and simulators are big business. Not just for games, either.

Even if every other application flops, that one alone, even just in the safety training space, will be a billion dollar industry very quickly.

A text readable experience also is game changing right away in a number of spaces. That and 3D mechanical design, or even 2D design for things like PCBs.

I actually think FPS games are the worst application. Maintaining orientation is probably impossible.

Comment It hasn't made since for a decade or more.. (Score 2) 196

I don't do much of this anymore, but I have designed hundreds of commercial boards and likely into the thousands of prototypes.

In the late 90's people used routers and crude lithographic techniques; these got better, but the online services scale nicely, and if you add up all the costs, it's almost insane to try and do it yourself. Why?

For entertainment purposes - that's different - but there hasn't been a commercial case for some time.

In fact, they're so cheap now, what hands on work I do, I just spin a PCB even for prototype purposes.

Comment Why bother? Get insurance. (Score 1) 212

If you're worried about being shot in your own home move to a nicer neighbourhood/country/city.

My data is backed up, they can steal my TV, it's not like the locks are going to stop a well-placed boot. I don't own anything of any particular value to anyone.

There's insurance for the rest, and the pathetic discount they offer doesn't pay for the ridiculous monitoring costs that are ongoing expenses.

I have some cameras to keep an eye on my cats when I'm gone, but that's an out of the box solution.

If you're obsessed, you can get used gear on eBay for next to nothing and it all integrates fairly easily.

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