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Comment Re:BS on the bokeh (Score 1) 551

And yet, everyone and their brother will be slavishly attempting to copy the effect on other devices within months...

Tilt/shift is another physical effect that has been recreated with software to decent effect... For those of us who don't have the budget for extreme glass, software is easily good enough.

Submission + - Public Schools, The Canadian Public School Technique (translationserviceonline.com)

LynggaardBernard9 writes: Now in 21st century all countries rely on other people to exist as a nation because today all countries without having exception they need the merchandise of other countries as raw components or items for that men and women require for this cause the planet is in a steady economy and transfer energy to develop this people need a worldwide language to facilitate these transfers, a worldwide language may possibly be English since this is the most studied language and is the language of the 1st planet power. In regard to the role and status of

Submission + - Facebook Engineers Crash Data Centers in Real-World Stress Test (ieee.org)

An anonymous reader writes: Facebook's VP of Engineering Jay Parikh described the company's Project Storm--regular takedowns of Facebook's data center intended to stress test the company's disaster recovery efforts. The first few didn't go so well, he reports (perhaps doing a test during a World Cup Final was not such a good idea). Months and months of planning went into the initial effort, though up until the actual moment, other Facebook leaders didn’t think he’d actually take out an active data center. Parikh recalls: “I was having coffee with a colleague just before the first drill. He said, ‘You’re not going to go through with it; you’ve done all the prep work, so you’re done, right?’ I told him, ‘There’s only one way to find out’” if it works. (Parikh made the remarks at this week's @Scale conference in San Jose)

Submission + - Explosion Rocks SpaceX Site At Kennedy Space Center (translationserviceonline.com)

Hagen18Junker writes: Witnesses reported seeing a fireball, hearing numerous explosions, feeling shock waves in buildings several miles away at Kennedy Space Center and seeing aplume of smoke rising from Launch Complex 40 just soon after 9 a.m. If America is behind and are unhappy about it, then the combined US space agencies want to push ahead a priority to perfect their own space taxis. Could all this be a coincidence, surely but coupled with the Chinese stock marketplace crash the day before and the explosion of the SpaceX shuttle four days ahead of,

Comment Stagnant? (Score 1) 152

Just because you don't know what they're doing doesn't mean they aren't... I was just looking at this article which points out that Apple's R&D has gone up many times over since Job's passed on...


Apple has a VERY long view of their devices, and the incremental improvements and developments you see in their products today are only glimpses of what I believe will come down the line.

Comment Re:The DNC overlords always get their way (Score 2, Interesting) 644

I call BS on that. In every meaningful way, on domestic policy Hillary has been among the furthest left leaning people in DC for decades. IF that's not far enough on the spectrum for your taste, that's as bad as the tea party extremists who say their way or the highway. She has fought for a progressive agenda from her first days out of college, with an incrementalist approach that has meant walking the nation further to the left year by year instead of failing by trying to force a nearly ideologically split nation beyond it's comfort. She's made missteps, but when you've been on the national stage for that long that's bound to happen, and she has grown every step of the way. The byproduct of that is that she's evolved to be the best candidate available for the seat of the president.

Comment Re:Will it finally have .. (Score 1) 295

Case sensitivity in OS X works just fine now, if you don't install any third-party software... And most software just works, especially if it's a Mac First program... But a lot of stuff that's developed cross-platform has weird inconsistent file referencing that "works just fine" in Windows and case-insensitive HFS+ but breaks once you start caring about case.

Comment Convergence device? (Score 3, Insightful) 231

Most pundits decry Apple for not making the iPad a convergence device. The tablet condenses nearly every hard problem in making computers - big, high-res displays take more memory and compute to drive. Memory takes battery to drive. Battery weighs a lot. Nobody wants to carry that weight. Every tablet is a compromise - no matter what MS tries to tell you.

Comment Stop rewarding the... (Score 1) 209

...AAA industry for developing Windows Only.

There are literally THOUSANDS of games for Linux and Mac on Steam, and for every DirectX/Windows exclusive purchased on launch you could comfortably buy 2-4 of those and get just as much time, enjoyment, story and entertainment if not more.

Reward devs who support the platforms you want to use. Buy their software, and don't buy software from companies who don't want you.

The same goes for hardware. If you reliably buy GPUs that support Linux drivers well, and give feedback wherever possible that it was a contributing factor in your choice, they will do it more.

Vote with your $$

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