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Comment Re:Designers miss WYSIWYG (UI rant) (Score 1) 181

How is that combo different for client-side-auto-adjust testing? Testing one rendering engine for many sizes is STILL going to be easier than testing many sizes for say 200 rendering engines (browser brands x browser versions x OS settings, etc.)

Roughly 1/200th the work.

Also note one doesn't necessarily have to have infinite combinations: they could design for 3 sizes: small, media, and large; showing the closest fit. Sometimes you want to control what's shown anyhow for diff devices. For example, you may want to show fewer graphics or thumbnails for smaller devices to save room (phones & watches) than for tablets and screens.

User-adjustable client-side MDI windows or slide panels could also be an option for more complex applications. The MDI windows themselves could optionally be managed client-side. Treat each sub-window/panel as a mini application, in terms of how the rendering happens. (It does complicate the client a little bit.)

And one could also let scroll-bars automatically appear on the client for the vertical issue, somewhat like typical PDF displayers. PDF layouts are typically coordinate-based, but a vertical scroll-bar appears if the window doesn't have enough room to the show the entire thing.

Comment Re:there is a reason for that (Score 1) 88

Look at how they do photo-shoots for models

Models are used to harsh lights. They learn not to squint. It's part of their job.

The problem isn't tweaking the images, it's that there isn't enough information in the images.themselves.

If so, they need better cameras, such as cameras that take photos under multiple different exposures and/or has a high brightness sensitivity range. Software and/or remote human experts can then select the best exposure and/or tune levels. In the end you probably still need a human to adjust them; AI is still sketchy.

Comment Re:Designers miss WYSIWYG (UI rant) (Score 1) 181

So many controls that get lopped off the screen or massive empty space because I dared to use the "wrong" resolution.

You didn't read the entire thing. The server CAN adjust the layout to fit different resolutions. The calculations are just done on the server, NOT the client (because clients do it wrong/inconsistent).

Comment Designers miss WYSIWYG (UI rant) (Score 1, Flamebait) 181

One thing that layout and UI designers miss about Flash is WYSIWYG. Web (non) standards display differently under different browser and OS brands, versions such that you either have to test under a gijjillion client variations, or live with rendering mistakes. I HATE THAT and it makes me scream bloody murder. I want WYSIWYG dammit! Even slashdot often gets it wrong, as menus overlap when they shouldn't, etc.

And WYSIWYG doesn't mean that you have to settle on one screen size, it just means that if you test under size X it renders the same way under a client set for size X. Essentially the server does any resizing so that one doesn't have to rely on an inconsistent client. The client just sends it's preferred screen size and the server renders it and sends "dumb" coordinate-based vectors back: no client-side auto flow or "float" shit. Floats can float up my ass; floaters are what you find in the john.

It's probably the dumbest invention I've seen in my many decades of IT. Great job security perhaps, but sucky productivity as we fight with the plague of fat-client versionitus. Makes DLL-Hell look good in comparison. Now we got Client-Hell.

Damned humans! Its like a mom or wife that randomly rearranges your room while at work or in the basement. Whoever invented auto-flow deserves to have wake up one day to find that one of their girlfriend's tits are on her crotch and another on her back, but her snatch is now where her nose used to be. Hell, the client-floaters probably WANT it that way, sicko Picasso pervs!

I hope something like Flash with WYSIWYG comes back, as an open standard. The schizophrenic client problem is the main reason PDF's still live. Managers, customers, and/or designers decide where the put stuff and it STAYS there; imagine that. It stays where they actually want it and you satisfy their request as they sketched it. No drifting, screwy overlaps, or surprises when browser version N + 1 comes out. It's like magic! Imagine a Beowulf cluster of shit that stays where you actually PUT it. Imagine all the people living in WYSIWYG harmony, like God, I mean the Matrix admin, wanted it. Shifty shifters go to the basement to be Picasso BBQ.

Comment It was always sick (Score 3, Insightful) 181

What happened to Flash:

1. Animating junk on web pages was never very useful, so people more-or-less stopped doing it. Flash saved itself by becoming a way to deliver web video.
2. Decoding video with a general purpose CPU is very much inferior to decoding it with dedicated logic. Video standards were designed to enable dedicated logic decoders. CPU-based decoding used far, far too much energy so Flash couldn't compete or even come close.

Flash became mostly useless. Then it became only a way to get your system hacked and added to a botnet. Then it became nothing.

Comment Re:there is a reason for that (Score 1) 88

I'm still not following. Do you mean "racist software" in the literal AI sense that the software is thinking like a racist human being?

i mean that you need to have lights specifically for lighting their face.

You mean like a spot-light to the face? Then you get squinty photos. And awkward. One probably has to manually adjust the gamma levels instead, otherwise the background or clothing has too much effect on auto-adjustment. Either train the staff or have the photos sent to an adjustment lab to be tuned by experts (assuming it was taken with a camera good enough to capture sufficient details to be later extracted via gamma et al adjustments.)

Comment Re:Jobs (Score 1) 369

I see one solution to increasing automation of our workforce: a combination of make-work and retraining programs. Everyone admits our infrastructure is old...

GOP will allow this only over their cold dead bodies. They will complain it increases the debt and creates "bloated socialistic government" that is allegedly biased against Christianity and Caucasians.

They have a point with regard to the debt, but we can take the money from our military budget. It's far larger than our top 3 enemies combined. And/or, tax the rich, which they are also against.

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