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Comment Re: So much for color calibration (Score 1) 78

If you notice. The point of red-shift policy is that it is a gradual change so you aren't supposed to notice it or worry about turning it on or off. Yes you can turn it off for your computer, but you can't turn it off for other people's computers who might be viewing your content.

Yes, clients should be able to red-shift their stuff and I don't want Big Brother taking control and enforcing color profiles. At the same time some clients might want artwork to be displayed correctly, while normal/typical content is red-shifted.

If this becomes really common, what are the chances that web sites will Blue-shift their content (ads) so that it appears more vibrant on these displays? They could even serve different for each user based on location tracking/time of day. We'll need blue-shift blocking add-ons in addition to ad-blocking. .. .

Comment So much for color calibration (Score 2) 78

I wonder how "creative" apps will handle this-- will they get an exemption from the red-shift policy, or a warning? What about clients? Should certain content be flagged as "color sensitive" and be displayed at a standard color profile despite the rest of the screen being red-shifted? I just spent a lot of time calibrating my displays with DisplayCal, dammit!

Submission + - How to make IOS's Find My Friends to use Google Maps rather than Apple Maps?

xmas2003 writes: Find My Friends is a very useful app on the iPhone but has a major weakness when one is snow skiing ... all you see is relative locations on National Forest Land. This is because Apple Maps does NOT show the location of the ski lifts ... whereas Google Maps has had this for ~4 years ... which allows you to easily see where you are relative to your friends.

While ideally Apple Maps would add ski lift mapping information (hint, hint to any Apple'ers reading this), does anyone know of a workaround to get IOS's Find My Friends on the iPhone to use Google Maps instead of Apple Maps?

Comment I was an Incredible Universe "star" (Score 1) 351

Remember Incredible Universe? The awesome stores before Fry's Electronics bought them out?
The Phoenix, AZ store on Baseline had setup Doom head-to-head for people to play, which was great. Later, a local BBS called The Stomping Grounds setup a kiosk in the store where a local user could play against the users playing on the BBS, and it was presented on a big screen TV. Well, I had become one of the top players by now, almost as good as SillySoft himself. I sat down and just completely wasted people left and right on Level1 (Doom 2). A small crowd had gathered and I think they started calling me "Monkey Boy" because I could dodge everything and constantly destroyed the other players. It was a great once-in-a-lifetime feeling; like a true modern gladiator. If only I had known the line "Are you not entertained?!?!"

Submission + - Internet of Things - Controllable Christmas Lights

An anonymous reader writes: For over a decade, Alek's Controllable Christmas Lights have been a festive online holiday tradition for millions of Internet users world-wide, so it was sadly the end of an era last year, when the Griswold wanna-be hung up his Santa Hat in 2014. But with the "Internet of Things" being the rage these days, it didn't take long for another Griswold to emerge from the North Pole, or at least pretty darn close to it. Ken Woods from Fairbanks, Alaska has his house online 24 hours a day with a dozen ON/OFF buttons that Internet users can use to toggle his lights with a click of a mouse. Here's a video of it in action and he uses Amazon EC2 to power it online. While that all looks real, low-UID /.'ers will remember that Alek did a simulation from 2002-2004 using Perl code to switch between a series of images. Looks like the prankster dusted off that code for the Control Christmas website

I, for one, welcome our new Griswold Overlords with a big HO-HO-HO

Comment SEC Filing where it was disclosed and more info (Score 4, Interesting) 54

Here's the SEC Filing that got the ball rolling on this unfortunate situation.
There's also some info in the WSJ writeup.

Their CFO had left in April and their Chief Accounting Officer just resigned ... unknown how those relate to what happened.

Bummer to see this happen to Ubiquiti as they seem like a good company.

Comment Would completely change eye industry ... (Score 2) 70

Currently, cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation - millions every year in the United States alone. This sounds a bit too good to be true ... but if it actually worked, it would have a HUGE impact on the eye industry.

The real holy grail would be if it also restored the flexibility of the lens so you would get your accommodation back.

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