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Comment Re:Refused to hand over "evidence" (Score 2) 85

Sorry but no. Just no.

Your whole premise is extremely flawed. There is absolutely nothing, and I mean nothing super special about any of the phones on the market that makes it so any competent Electrical Engineer can't do a post mortem AND competently indicate to the maker what exactly the order of events were. Samsung knows what was where and can piece together scenarios from that, and request further clarifications.

Samsung is not the only company that can make determination about devices, any competent EE can. An EE from Nokia / LG / SpaceX / any damn company that Employs competently trained EE's could tell you the what where and reasonable hypothesis of why of the failure.

Comment Re:Questionable analogy and questionable analysis. (Score 1) 227

Nope. Capacity is used, if capacity was consumed that capacity would no longer be there when usage drops until physically replaced. It should be obvious that this isn't the case.

You can argue that bandwidth is a finite resource ( since it is ), but with proper** QoS routing and shaping this is less of an issue than the big ISPs want you to think.

The only reason that ISPs are whining right now is that they are severely oversold on their capacity, and they don't want to upgrade the capacity they have. The data going over the networks right now cost little to nothing due to peering and transfer arrangements. They want to be able to charge more and provide less service on the same capacity without spending a dime, just so they can rake in more money in profit. Period.

** Shaping and QoS doesn't mean just throttle the hell out of a fast transfer, it's all about routing and timing. You can get a decent throughput for quite a few clients on a pipe without throttling the hell out of any of them with properly configured QoS.

Comment Re:OMG (Score 1) 166

Not to mention some stuff falls to the ground or the ocean bottom, never to return its oxygen again.

Never to be seen again on the human time scale, seen again rather quickly on the Geologic time scale. The oldest Ocean crust we know of is only ~200-400 million years old. Ocean crust both outgasses through cracks in the lithosphere ( including volcanic vents when melting occurs in subduction ), as well as being recycled back into mantle material that can and will eventually erupt again.

Comment Re:Huh. (Score 1) 78

Is your sig from first hand experience or what?

Hydrogen wasn't even mentioned in TFS, in fact it says 2 or more times the helium was for cooling OXYGEN.

Furthermore, if you do any half assed research you would know that the engines run on RP-1, which is basically kerosene, also known in generally similar chemical compositions with minor additive changes as jet fuel, and #1 diesel fuel. Much more energy dense than hydrogen as a fuel.

Comment Re: What? (Score 1) 99

This is just precious. Next explain how you, the erstwhile IT guy, goes about telling the people who decided long ago that they were going to go with the gold standard of the industry, Microsoft - that they have to change their Operating system.

Easy, in a way they can understand. This would include risk assessments, cost : benefit ratios, short / medium term benefit : inevitable data breach cost ratios, and if necessary lots of pretty charts and graphs if words are too hard for your upper echelon to understand. And documentation that you actually both made the suggestions, and gave detailed data on what could and probably will happen in the case of them not taking suggestions in case they still decide not to follow their IT teams advice, just to cover your own ass to even higher management infrastructure.

In short, explain it in terms of money.

Anyone who CAN'T make a compelling case in IT probably shouldn't be in IT.

Comment Re:If you're refusing a refund ... (Score 1) 467

So you played a short game, so what?

I have over 120 hours into The Witcher 3 to finish the game, and am nowhere near having all achievements unlocked. Add in another 35 or so hours for the two expansion packs I got on a steam sale for $24 and it is pretty much three times as long as your game, and only ~60% completed ( if counting all achievements ).

I haven't even started on the free DLC for the game yet either...

So in other words you can't judge the length of one game by another, only by what it was supposed to be by itself. And NMS was supposed to be in the hundreds ( that's multiple ) of hours. It wasn't. It was also supposed to have features that it doesn't.

Comment Re:The whole idea is stupid (Score 1) 220

Just standard government retardation.

Much like hazmat endorsements now for truck drivers - get fingerprinted by the FBI and background checks ETC.... because apparently if a terrorist wanted to use a truck full of nasty shit in a plot they would get fully licensed, rather than just steal the damn truck.

Completely and utterly useless? Does absolutely nothing for what it was intended to do? That's how the government is going to do it!

Comment Re:Features you don't need (Score 1) 160

If it is used incredibly rarely then offload it to a tablet or a PC or (heaven forbid) a phone. Let people load the menus they actually need and want on to the phone and put an interface on the camera that doesn't suck

Yeah, make it so another piece of equipment is REQUIRED to change settings, that sounds like a menu that I want..... NOT.

Wrong. If the menu isn't useful then it was designed wrong. A feature that isn't efficient is a bad feature.

The menu on Canon hardware is just fine. As stated before, all commonly needed adjustments are available on the outside of the camera body. If you don't want the options to control the little details to set up the camera to YOUR personal photography style ( that you generally change major components of very few times in the camera life ) then go buy a point and shoot instead of a mid / high end DSLR.

I have quite literally worn out two Canon DSLRs and shot well over a million captures, and never once has the menu gotten in my way of getting the capture I wanted. Especially now, with the tilting / touch screens available, you very rarely have to go into the menus unless you are changing some very deep level stuff in the camera. These are the things that are pretty much pro level, and get changed only several times over the life of the camera. It would be stupid to take the control away from users since these items are generally changed at setup time to personalize the camera to the buyers style.

Likewise, having two differing menu styles for entry level / high end DSLR cameras is stupid. Not only is it more work, but it would be a barrier to people progressing up your product line if they had to not only learn the lower end product, but then re-learn everything once they decide to try a higher end product. As it is right now I can grab the bottom of the barrel entry level Rebel DSLR or the top of the line 1DS that is out right now and use either one without having to really think about the menus or how to set them up... and that is how it should be.

Comment Re: Wow... (Score 1) 219

Umm, no, it's you who fails at contextual comprehension.

The idea that a pedestrian has to cross in a marked crossing in every situation is a stupid one, and people who espouse it are both stupid and ignorant. As stated in my quotation above, in several states a pedestrian can cross anywhere at need.

In none of my comments did I say pedestrians are limited to crossing anywhere. I did note, however, that the only places they are granted exclusive Right of Way are in crosswalks. I even made it explicit that when not crossing at cross walks traffic has the exclusive Right of Way in most cases, which does NOT say that a pedestrian is never allowed to cross.

Perhaps you should familiarize yourself with the other comments on this story before you leave comments that prove that you are experiencing verbal diarrhea.

I don't care what you said elsewhere in the comments. I was addressing what you said to me, after you almost seemingly intentionally misconstrued what my post said. All you have done so far is try to weasel your way around every refutation against what you stated wrongly. Admit that you made a mistake and move on.

Anyways, I am done here. Have a good day.

Comment Re: Wow... (Score 1) 219

Minnesota:

Subd. 3.Crossing between intersections. (a) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or at an intersection with no marked crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway . [1]

D.C. :

Stop - controlled or
uncontrolled intersection
Pedestrians may cross the roadway within a marked or unmarked crosswalk. However,
no pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb, safety platform, safety zone, loading
platform or other designated place of safety and walk or turn into the path of a vehicle
which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
[2]

Crossing at spots other than crosswalks - If a pedestrian crosses a roadway at any point other than in a marked crosswalk at an
intersection, the pedestrian shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle
[2]

[1] https://www.revisor.mn.gov/sta...
[2] http://ddot.dc.gov/sites/defau...

Parts bolded for reference.
Hmm, who doesn't know the law properly?

Comment Re: Wow... (Score 5, Informative) 219

Actually it is mostly the pedestrians fault, according to the way the story reads. Both parties may have been semi-distracted, but the pedestrian only has the right of way under certain circumstances, as detailed below. From what data we have available the pedestrian walked out in front of the vehicle with only enough room for computer assisted braking to save him from being struck.

Pedestrians only have the right of way:

by almost, if not all laws written, 1: in a marked cross walk ( convenient how this is left off in the quote all the time, no? ) and 2: only when it is safe for them to cross.

For number 2, many states have it written into the lawbooks that pedestrians who dart out in front of cars when the driver does not have an adequate and reasonable means of stopping have given up their right of way, and have actually committed a cite-able violation themselves. Many times, also, crossing outside of marked crosswalks is "at will" as well, with absolutely no expectation of having a right of way.

Comment Only one? (Score 1) 326

Meh,why not.

Main workstation / gaming:

i5 4590, 32GB RAM, reference GTX980, 128GB OS drive, 8TB ( currently, some disks are down and haven't been replaced yet ) of spinning rust storage. All run on a Server2k12R2 workstation. Razer Mech keyboard.

Also running 3+ Linux VMs and one FreeBSD VM at all times. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom almost always running.
Hooked up to a Sony Bravia 40" 1920x1080 color corrected TV for display

Mobile workstation:

Lenovo with an i5 and 16GB RAM, hooked up to who knows what display since laptop displays generally suck. Still running Windows 8.1.
2x 1TB spinning rust drives.

Highly mobile laptop for Word / excel / taking Photoshop / Lightroom along:

2014 Retina Macbook Pro with 4GB RAM and an i5. Usually has some type of external storage hanging out of it since the internal drive is only 128GB. Fuck El Capitan, still running Yosemite.

Comment Re:Blatant misrepresentation once again. (Score 1) 523

Uh, no.

Can we please get rid of the brain-damaged stupid networking comment
syntax style, PLEASE?

Pretty damn easy to understand that the syntax is "stupid and brain-damaged" is being said, and not that the writers are stupid or brain-damaged.

So, who again is the "stupid fucking idiot"?

Comment Re:Nice release (Score 1) 111

Should be the same as KDE 3.x / 4.x was - I haven't had a chance to try the 5.x releases yet.... its a global thing, not a dolphin setting. For some reason the defaults are for single clicking to open everything.

KMenu > settings > systemsettings > input devices > mouse tab ( assuming you right clicked the menu and told it to use classic style, otherwise just search for systemsettings in the newer style menu )

Select the radio button by " Double click to open files and folders ( single click to select first)".

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