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Comment Who Cares? (Score 1) 82

It's not like it has:
A bigger screen for an easier to use phone,
Better battery life with less charging,
Moe memory for less swapping to Flash,
Replaceable flash because it wears out,
A keyboard, because I can't type well on a screen, because I use my thumbs for ridged backing (like when you peel a potatoes.)
A better user interface, because you still can't do as much with your phone as a computer from the 1900s,
A more durable phone, we drop them,
A matte screen because glossy is stupid outdoors,
A better lens on the camera,
A larger sensor for lower light snapshots without all that grain,
or better reception, because we all want that.

I feel my old Galaxy Note 3 is fast enough. If you want me to want a phone, fix some other things.

Comment Pointers Aren't Nesesary In Arduino (Score 0) 185

I wrote more than 2,000 lines, plenty of global variables--and no pointers. It's a serial port controlled command-line stepper motor control program with 40 commands that fits in 24k.

Video of what it does:

Having worked with Arduino's for years, I question pointer use for all but operating system and hardware level programs.

Comment Gotta Fill Prisons Somehow (Score 1) 181

Are you tired of having empty prisons? Do you need something to do since your officers cannot put people in jail for marijuana? Feel like the drug war is a losing battle? Well, welcome to the golden opportunists of opioid abuse incarceration. Just stoke the fires of a long-time medical problem, and instead of offering medical solutions for a medical problem, offer to put people in your jails. As a bonus, everyone is a suspect, and most people feel pain from time to time. Ka-ching! Watch the money start rolling in again. Soon, your officers and police, and lawyers, and judges, and bailsman will be a busy as ever.

Comment Audacity is a Great Ugly Duckling (Score 3, Interesting) 102

I've used Audacity for years. It's a powerful, useful audio editor. The releases are stable. It's a great program.

Though, the UI is not in keeping with the quality of the rest of the program. I have written to the developers. The response I got back suggested that the developers are not really open for any kind of visual changes. In fact, the reskinning functionally was removed in later versions.

I would like a UI that looks more like Ardour. Though, if the developers don't like dark themed UI's, perhaps a slider could be added something like in Adobe Premier so the user can change the light/dark elements on the fly. Other work needs to be done, like modernizing the icons and making sure it is ready for 4K.

Additionally, thank you for Audacity. It is a wonderful program, worthy of being a showpiece in the open source community.

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