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Comment Re:I don't get it. (Score 1) 764

Wordperfect replaced Wordstar because WordPerfect is night and day, leaps and bounds better than Wordstar.

I completely agree with you; WordPerfect is also leaps and bounds better than Word (no 'thinking' for you, reveal codes, one line justification, etc). I still use WordPerfect 9 (now a decade old) for my personal projects (I'm writing a novel, among other things); I tried switching to Open Office, but it just acts too damn much like Word for my tastes, and it completely futzed my documents up. That, and WordPerfect, despite its age, is still far more powerful.

Comment Re:changing passwords frequently makes no sense (Score 1) 563

The solution is:
1) Find out what the problem is in the existing system that people are working around by sharing problems, and
2) Address that problem in a way that removes the incentive to share passwords.

I agree completely. I work for a tech support company, and we implemented an escalation system that requires a supervisor password from the tech's computer. However, when we expanded to a Filipino call center, we instituted a new system that allows us to send links to our escalations to the supervisor, and thus allows the escalation to take place on their system, where there's no need for the supervisor to use his password. It's helped solve a number of problems and now there is no reason for the supervisors to even consider sharing passwords at all (not that they ever did in the first place).

Comment Re:Evangelicals require more than others (Score 1) 961

Very well written. While I cannot completely agree with everything you stated, I can say that I enjoy reading comments from people who use rational, thought-provoking, emotionally neutral statements as you have, as opposed to those who feel they are the only ones who could possibly be right about a subject. I may be wrong in my beliefs, and you may be wrong in yours, but at least you have the decency to express yourself without threatening those you disagree with. Thank you.

Comment Re:Not Facebook! (Score 1) 326

Your comments remind me of the Microsoft Kin commercial I watched to understand the following statement: "You have to admire a marketing strategy that takes a product made for idiots, and then essentially tells those idiots that they are idiots." This was posted on this site in a thread connected to the article about Microsoft cutting Kin support after only 45 days, but I can't remember by whom, just that I felt it was worth saving.

Comment Re:I tend choose Skype side in this one (Score 1) 152

Posting this a third time to correct the accidental run-on paragraph (why doesn't HTML recognize carriage returns by default?):

Good comments. I'm sorry to see so many derisive comments about your one mistake, so I thought I'd give you a few tips on the proper use of the pronoun 'who' Hope this helps.

Who is the subject form (i.e. We think this is a person who may be involved in the scandal).

Whom is the object form (i.e. This list is of people whom we believe may be involved in the scandal).

Whose is the possessive form (i.e. We received this list from an informant whose research brought this scandal to light).

Who's is a contraction (used interchangeably for Who is or Who was).

Hope this helps clear a few things up in the future (and don't worry too much, the various forms of who are commonly misused by adult native speakers, likely including many of those who've posted responses to you, and I, myself, am not perfect in this regard either).

Comment Re:I tend choose Skype side in this one (Score 1) 152

Posting this again to correct the accidental run-on paragraph: Good comments. I'm sorry to see so many derisive comments about your one mistake, so I thought I'd give you a few tips on the proper use of the pronoun 'who' Hope this helps. Who is the subject form (i.e. We think this is a person who may be involved in the scandal). Whom is the object form (i.e. This list is of people whom we believe may be involved in the scandal). Whose is the possessive form (i.e. We received this list from an informant whose research brought this scandal to light). Who's is a contraction (used interchangeably for Who is or Who was). Hope this helps clear a few things up in the future (and don't worry too much, the various forms of who are commonly misused by adult native speakers, likely including many of those who've posted responses to you, and I, myself, am not perfect in this regard either).

Comment Re:I tend choose Skype side in this one (Score 1) 152

Good comments. I'm sorry to see so many derisive comments about your one mistake, so I thought I'd give you a few tips on the proper use of the pronoun 'who' Hope this helps. Who is the subject form (i.e. We think this is a person who may be involved in the scandal). Whom is the object form (i.e. This list is of people whom we believe may be involved in the scandal). Whose is the possessive form (i.e. We received this list from an informant whose research brought this scandal to light). Who's is a contraction (used interchangeably for Who is or Who was). Hope this helps clear a few things up in the future (and don't worry too much, the various forms of who are commonly misused by adult native speakers, likely including many of those who've posted responses to you, and I, myself, am not perfect in this regard either).

Comment Re:From TFA (Score 1) 138

I know exactly what you mean. Furthermore, I received an invite from Facebook from a new user who did not send me the invite himself; I found out about this after he responded to my reply. Then Facebook began spamming me with "reminders" until I blackballed them through Google. As for those whom Facebook suggested I "may know" I remember at least one false positive. Nevertheless, I'm personally boycotting Facebook for this BS, and passing the word on.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 304

This isn't for a 3D engine, and it's bitmap based, not vector based. I know it's not novel, but my graphics system will be based more on old NES/SNES bitmap technology, where a near infinite number of multicolor palettes can be applied to a single graphic image, just with far greater flexibility.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 304

Well stated. I'm working on making one of my game projects potentially compatible with higher resolution DPI than is presently available; sure, getting that to work properly will be a great deal of work, but since I'm designing the graphic system to be a separate component, I shouldn't need to worry about changing the core elements of other parts of the engine.

Comment Re:Did Microsoft REALLY just patent the diode brid (Score 1) 453

Actually, unless you're somehow using a bridge rectifier with a much smaller voltage drop across the individual diodes, you're using 1.4V(two diodes on a bridge are always in use, so that's double the voltage drop), or pretty much all the energy supplied of the battery if it's alkaline, and more than the total if it's anything else. Other than that, you are absolutely correct.

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