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Comment Re:One word (Score 1) 474

This is true. But could you imagine writing a game like Doom 2016 in bare metal assembler? Writing a Commodore 64 game in the 80's in ASM was feasible due to the system limit being ~64k. Of course, this doesn't just apply to game code bases. Modern libraries ('standing on the shoulder of giants', so to speak) allow for modern software development to be done in a reasonable time frame (with the benefits of portability, etc.), albeit at the expense of bloat.

Submission + - An Aerial Laser Display Capable of Projecting 3D Objects in Mid-Air (thisiscolossal.com)

Colourspace writes: Japanese company Arial Burton, Inc. have developed a screenless display designed to be highly mobile for fast and flexible deployment in emergency situations. The system is small enough to be automobile mounted, and in the video link, director Akira Asano explains how how laser pulses explore a phenomena called 'Plasma Emission' to create photons in 3D space.

Comment Scum (Score 4, Insightful) 253

Recruiters (in general, I have known a couple of good ones) are in my opinion the absolute scum of the earth, complete parasites. They rarely have a clue what they are talking about in terms of tech skills, and will try and shoehorn you into any job as long as they get their commission. Just a useless middleman.

Comment Botox (Score 3, Interesting) 88

I played PLENTY of Tetris over the years and it did nothing for my lazy eye (right eye went inwards as child -> corrective surgery -> now goes out). What has worked is a 6 monthly botox injection (free, thank you NHS) into the appropriate eye muscle at Moorfields eye hospital in London. I could still elect for corrective surgery but they try you out with Botox first to see if you are likely to develop double vision, in which case the surgery would then have to be reversed. I understand the treatment was started in the UK by a Moorfields eye doctor some 30 years ago when he smuggled some botox back from San Franscisco..? To be honest I'm surprised more people don't know about this treatment - Russell Howard (UK comedian) bitches about his lazy eye all the time - get yourself down to Moorfields and have a student doctor poke a needle in your eye muscle and stir it round for two minutes.. Lovely stuff! Captcha: Unseen

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