small ppi fonts would be illegible
Then they're doing it wrongly.
No, they aren't. "ppi" here doesn't stand for "points per inch"; it stands for "pixels per inch."
There are always 72.27 points per inch. Always. (Unless you're using PostScript, in which case there are 72 points per inch.) So "small points-per-inch fonts" is essentially meaningless, and is not what they meant.
It may be a scam and be laughed upon, but if the technology matures, it will become more and more useful and at one point your view is obsolete.
i.e.: If you strike this down now, it will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
64bit or 128 bit would take much longer, and slow down nearly everything.
Slowdown is a noun. Slow down is the verb you wanted.
The way that I deal with idiotic requirements like this is to append a four digit date in MMYY format to the end of the PW, and just update to the current date. So if I am required to update a PW this month, the new PW will be clownhorsepenisstaple0916.
I think TFA has the cause and effect backwards.
Huh? I think The Force Awakens had the cause and effect just right.
For example, the original shows are post-race, post-feminist,
Were they? I don't remember any female starship captains, except the sexy Romulan babe in "The Enterprise Incident."
[...] Hence mobile phones and point and shoot often have lenses with effective apertures of f/1.3 Certainly the largest you're likely to find is f/2-2.8ish.
Actually, f/2 and f/2.8 are smaller apertures than f/1.3.
transcoding from one loss codec to another -> *facepalm 1*
I don't know why you would facepalm that. You can take H.264 video that was encoded with RF18 and re-encode it as H.265, also at RF18, and the results are indistinguishable.
I can't draw a circle these days because it takes 8 pages of boilerplate copied from Stack Overflow, 3 frameworks, 5 template languages, a JSON definition, 2 serialization layers, a virtualization layer and p-code transforms for optimal runtime.
And a partridge in a pear tree
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