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Comment Hassle factor (Score 1) 835

1. Sheet Fed Good Quality Scanner
2. Simple interface to enter an email address
3. Price competitively compared to fix machines .....
4. PROFIT!

I hate single use machines, but some times the simplicity of one alone justifies it's existence. Keep it simple and cost competitive and you'd have a winner.

Comment Re:C programmers? Wanted! (Score 1) 582

A power-hungry dictator that is using every method of control that he can will see a Western programmer as a wildcard to their empire and call a thumbs down. They've built their fiefdoms, and can legitimately tell HR that an older Western worker will cause strife among their team.

While i disagree with asking more of my employees than I would ask of myself, I can understand being hesitant about introducing an unknown in to the group. As a manager I not only have to consider if an individual is right for the position, but I also consider the dynamics of the team, and how they will change when the person is introduced. I've had a few instances of a brilliant but verbally confrontational candidate who I passed on because the value brought as a developer was out weighed by the conflict they would introduce with other members of the team.

Comment Re:How stupid you can be to call DOOM 2D (Score 1) 117

It had limitations, but still every object had 3 coordinates.

"Illusion of 3D" my ass. Every 3d game is "an illusion of 3d".

Not quite. The reason it's not a true 3d engine is because of how the map is represented. The map is composed of 2 dimensional planes each with a specific height. This might sound like 3d, but it's not. For example, no two planes can overlap in the x, y dimension--no bridges or tunnels with floors above them. So it's like flat 2d map but subdivided in to pieces (sectors in doom speak) that each have a height projected up from them.

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