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Comment Re:None, except possibly PSVR (Score 1) 141

You do realize that you're making assumptions about my knowledge without any basis whatsoever? I've been making video games professionally since 1995. I'm curious as to your logical leap of "My friend says so-and-so" to "This guy has no idea what he is saying." What gives your friend any more basis to say something regarding gaming technology than anyone else? I've stated the reason why I feel I can offer advice. Please do the same.

Comment None, except possibly PSVR (Score 4, Insightful) 141

Seriously, it's too early. You're looking at first generation hardware across the board and not enough software support for any of the platforms to make it a long term compelling experience. If VR is truly getting established this time, a big 'if', then within three years you will have a worthless gadget that can't keep up. Everyone else will be on 3rd or 4th generation hardware with 2x - 4x the resolution and the software won't be compatible with your 1st gen stuff.

If you absolutely want to drop the cash on this stuff now I'd say get a PS4 and a PSVR headset. It's the lowest cost of entry, is the easiest to set up, and you can be certain a game you buy will worth with your hardware. Neither of the PC based solutions are anywhere close to being that turnkey currently.

Comment Breaking News - beta software has bugs (Score 5, Insightful) 277

It isn't an "upgrade bug" as the upgrade isn't slated for release for months.The build in question has only been released to the fast ring for Insider testing. In other words, it's only been given to those on the extreme bleeding edgeof Windows testing.Is Slashdot going to start posting articles for every minor issue in Chrome canary releases also?

Comment Re:I'm sure there's a reason... (Score 1) 192

"That's funny since most printed text is printed at like 72dpi"

That is entirely incorrect.You can't find any commercial quality high volume offset press that has such a ludicrously low resolution. Even twenty years ago, when I was stillworking in the publishing industry, final output was always at (or above) 1200dpi with color proofs coming at around 600dpi and b&w pasteupsoff of a laser printer at 300dpi. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING ever dropped below 150dpi.150 was a rarity, mostly from when a client would cheap out and only get a flatbed scan of a photograph instead of opting for the higher quality (andpricier) drum scan.

Comment Re:Have they added curly braces yet? (Score 1) 187

Which PEP 8 are you reading, as you areclearly not reading the correct one. In the entirety of PEP 8 the word 'tabs' only appearsseven times. Hereis all the PEPhas to say on that subject,

Tabs or Spaces?
Spaces are the preferred indentation method.
Tabs should be used solely to remain consistent with code that is already indented with tabs.
Python 3 disallows mixing the use of tabs and spaces for indentation.
Python 2 code indented with a mixture of tabs and spaces should be converted to using spaces exclusively.
When invoking the Python 2 command line interpreter with the -t option, it issues warnings about code that illegally mixes tabs and spaces. When using -tt these warnings become errors. These options are highly recommended!

And since PEP 8 only deals with code being written for the Python Standard Library those statements are only applicable to that codebase.
So far you've referred to people who use tabs as 'idiots','brain dead', and'morons' in various, all demonstrably incorrect, replies in this discussion, yet all you have done is continually demonstrate your lack of actual knowledge regarding PEP 8. If anyonein this discussion deserves to have disparaging names regarding their lack of mental acuity assigned to them it would be you.

Comment Re:Have they added curly braces yet? (Score 1) 187

"It doesn't say'tabs are OK'."

While I admire your attempt to try to steer the argument to yourlimited comprehension of PEP 8 and yourinsular viewthat tab using people are "idiots", your strawman attempt was quite awful.All one has to do is read the parent post to which you are replying to see that youmade up a fake quote and tried topass it off as something I wrote.

Go read PEP 8 again, please. It is quite clearly denoted as the style guide that should be adhered toif you are contributing to the Python Standard Library.It is not promoted or positioned as the only style guide to ever be used on any Python project. In fact the final sentence of the Introduction to PEP 8 says all that needs to be said about projects using their own conventions, "Many projects have their own coding style guidelines. In the event of any conflicts, such project-specific guides take precedence for that project." But, honestly, if you are sosmall minded as to view people who use tabs as "idiots" I doubt we can hold it against you that you were unable to read and comprehend five (5) sentences. If you had somehow maintained the mental stamina necessaryto readthe title of the second section of the PEP, "A Foolish Consistency is the Hobgoblin of Little Minds" you might have managedthe insight that the following sentences would further clarify the situation. Starting at sentence four (4) in that section are these four (4) sentences, "A style guide is about consistency. Consistency with this style guide is important. Consistency within a project is more important. Consistency within one module or function is the most important."

To summarize, projects can have their own coding styles, project specific coding styles take precedence for that project, and consistency within a project is more important than consistency with PEP 8.

That you would say 'Wake up' as a reply to my post, as if I'mnot comprehending something when it is absolutely clearthat you can't comprehend nine (9) sentences at the very start of a PEP is pretty self-righteous of you. Why don't you take your ego down a peg or two (or nine) andgo read PEP8, for it is not what you are portraying it to be.In other words, words that you can probably understand, "wake up". There is no mandate whatsoever in PEP 8 that all Python ever written must adhere tospaces and an indentation level of 4, let alone anything else specified in that PEP.

Comment Re:Have they added curly braces yet? (Score 3, Informative) 187

Have you actually read PEP 8 or are you just throwing it out there?The intro to that PEP goes to great lengths to explain that it is the preferredstyle guide for the Python Standard Library, thatother coding standards are OK, and that you should always adhere to the coding standards any given project uses. It is not some sort of dictatorial manifesto that ALL PYTHON SHOULD BE 4 SPACES.

Comment Re:So sick of Patent Trolls (Score 1) 182

Your statement has no relevance to this story or the trial whatsoever. Oracle v. Google dealt with copyright and fair use. Patent abuse/trolling is an entirely different issue.

As for 'shaking up' Congress to fix the not-relevant-to-this issue, would you care to elaborate on what you've done in that regard?

Comment Marketing flimflam (Score 1) 213

"The construction, lonely in its current position and strongly resembling the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, comprises 7,776 solar cells and is capable of generating up to 30,000 kilowatt hours of electricity per year. From 2017 it will power the elite car manufacturer's new Berlin-Adlershof Porsche center."

The hell it will. It'd be a stretch to say it will power the hand driers in one of the executive washrooms at the new Berlin-Adlershof Porsche center.

30,000 kilowatt hours is about 108 gigajoules. 108 gigajoules over a period of 3.154E7 seconds is an average power of 3.4 kilowatts, or about 4.5 horsepower.

This is pure marketing puffery.

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