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Comment Re:Pixels density (Score 1) 158

No, there really isn't. The is such a thing as too little sensitivity, too much noise, etc... But everything else being equal more pixels means better enlargements, better zoom after the fact, better post processing, and probably other things that I can't think of at the moment.

Comment Re:Sounds a lot like the "ACS"... (Score 2) 129

The government can make the same argument they make for every other invasion of your privacy, such as Safety checkpoints (DL & insurance check), immigration checkpoints 75 miles inside the US, etc... "The government has a compelling interest in XYZ that outweighs the minor impact to citizens' right personal privacy." And the courts will buy it.

Comment Re:Lawn Dart (Score 2) 280

It's not my opinion only. Look at the safety record. A warbird with one engine is a bad thing. Redundancy is everything in the air. When you lose an engine in an F-15 you return to base. In an F-16 you reach for the ejection handle. Even you should be able to see that.

Ok. If you want to look at one dimension of multi-dimensional operations, fine. It isn't really useful, but let's look at the facts anyway, apples to apples.

For example, both the F-15 and F-16 use the same engine. The most current with statistically significant data being the F100-PW-229. In engine related class A mishaps (loss of an airframe or life) the F-15 has had 6 in 565 thousand aircraft flight hours. The F-16 has had 0, that's right, 0 engine related class A mishaps in 367 thousand flight hours. Compared to the F-15 aircraft loss rate the F-16 should have had 3 or 4 by now. So, maybe there is more to it than just the number of engines.

Comment Utility (Score 2) 182

JFC, how low can they go? They really need some competition. 15 years ago when I had DSL the phone company had to allow third party ISPs to offer service on their infrastructure. Time to apply this to cable (and back on the phone company as well) and regulate the infrastructure as a utility.

Comment Not MS target demographic (Score 5, Interesting) 440

For 97% of Windows 10 users (yes, I made that figure up) this is a total non-issue. It may even be a benefit to protect them from themselves. Many can't distinguish between safe and not so safe web sites from which to download programs and such. These folks may not even know how to uninstall drivers that don't uninstall automatically when a related piece of software is uninstalled. If you are a registered developer, this isn't an issue either as MS gives you a way around it.

For the rest of us, well, there aren't enough who haven't already migrated to iOS or Linux so MS doesn't give a shit.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 614

I will caveat this by saying that I hate to generalize and that not all millennials are the same, some are hard working corporate shills just like their parents and some are feckless hippies just like their parents, and others are the opposite of whatever their parents were just because. Which makes them no less diverse than their predecessors. Anyway this is just my experience working with literally dozens of new college grads and interns over the last several years.

Now then: You are all missing the point. I personally note a "general trend" in millennials in my line of work to not work as much or as hard. It isn't because they are lazy, it seems to be a conscious trade between having free time and having money. So this whole question of money being equal to success is a red herring. They do not all see success the same as their predecessors. Many seem to be happy if they can make 80% of full salary and have every weekend be a 3 day weekend (and still avoid 10 hour days).

Comment Re:Good news! (Score 1) 224

I just don't know. I don't really know how their production is done. I assume it is at some level outsourced to China or some such indentured servant type market, but there would have to be significant oversight. In any case, a company with that many employees can't help but be impacted by the kind of sales slow downs hitting the market right now. It could be support, marketing, management, etc... I also believe that the transition to SSDs which can be built with much more automation, and requires much less in the way of electrical and mechanical engineering, is going to impact the general storage workforce.

Comment Re:Just follow the rules (Score 1) 364

This isn't a choice of try to stop or not try to stop. The vehicle will do its best to avoid any injuries. This is more: If someone is going to get hurt, and I can't prevent it, should it be the person who put themselves in a dangerous situation or the person who has tried to make the safe choice?

Comment Re:BACKUPS PEOPLE! (Score 1) 58

For reasons that are all to obvious right now you are probably realizing that having that as your only backup is not a great idea. Sure, what you have is probably better than most, but if you really care about your data you need to periodically backup to something that isn't on-line whenever your computer is on.

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