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The $5,600 Tablet

Cederic Re:All that and water resistant, too (84 comments)

Well, the first one died instantly.
The second one survived for four minutes, working underwater, then died.
The third one I managed to fish out before it died, dried it out and then it kept working. But then I dropped it in again and it died.
The fourth one died instantly, and I lost data that I hadn't backed up.
The fifth one I've been sensible and kept out of the fucking water.

Note that I've still spent less money and had a better user experience than buying the rugged version. Total weight is higher, but carried weight is less.

Not many people need seawater resistance on their devices.

3 hours ago
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'The Door Problem' of Game Design

Cederic Re:Easy answers (248 comments)

7. What if the level is REALLY BIG and can't all exist at the same time? Then your technology is not good enough to implement your vision and one or the other needs to change. See point 2.

The issue isn't whether you can work around the problem of large levels - you can, most MMOs have large open worlds which are one big level and seamlessly load them in the background.

One issue is how and whether you retain door state on the part of the level that isn't currently loaded, and making sure that this doesn't damage the gameplay.

Another issue is assuring that opening a door leads to instant visibility of whatever's behind it. When there are a lot of doors that's a lot of potential visibility and it's just inefficient to have it all loaded and available when the player is likely to ignore half the doors.

3 hours ago
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Why Portland Should Have Kept Its Water, Urine and All

Cederic Re:36 million gallons? (330 comments)

No. We use the international standard 'litre'.

2 days ago
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Survey: 56 Percent of US Developers Expect To Become Millionaires

Cederic Re:wait, what? (466 comments)

No. Luckily people to review/validate the work can be outsourced too, so that's also cheap and easy.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Cederic Re:Same old, same old. (796 comments)

Sure, two people need to be involved in a fight.
Only one needs to be active for an assault.

Fuck you and your bullshit.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Cederic Re:Quite logical reaction (796 comments)

For the record, only cunts use the term 'cupcake' when talking to people over the internet.

about a week ago
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Student Records Kids Who Bully Him, Then Gets Threatened With Wiretapping Charge

Cederic Re:recording laws (796 comments)

Surely not. If the recording was illegal then it was evidence of a crime and deleting it was illegal.

If the recording was not illegal then there was no crime and no need to delete it.

At no point was deleting it the correct action. The police broke the law. They should be prosecuted for it.

about a week ago
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Can You Buy a License To Speed In California?

Cederic Re:selective enforcement at it's finest. (325 comments)

If you are a 90 year old Pearl Harbor veteran, you are a goddamn hero, no one denies that

I deny that. Unless you can offer some proof.

Hiding in a bomb shelter is not heroic. Sensible, but not heroic.
Manning your post in a ship under fire is not heroic. You get trained to do it, failing to stay at your post would be the thing worthy of a title, not merely 'doing your job'.

But maybe he pulled the charred corpse of his colleague from the AA gun chair, swung it round, shot down four Japanese fighter bombers, took three rounds in the chest but then stayed there shooting at torpedo bombers. That's heroic.

I guess we'll never know. But don't go pretending I have to accept that he's a hero, just because he managed not to die.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Cederic Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

Oh, I'd ban tax incentives for non-gay marriage too.

If you like him/her, live with him/her, fuck him/her, just don't make me fucking pay for it.

about two weeks ago
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Land Rover Demos "Transparent Hood"

Cederic Re:Off-roading? (172 comments)

hey don't have to ford rivers, climb a steep hill or drive down muddy dirt roads after a monsoon to buy groceries, make it to their hair appointment or commute to work.

But the cars are capable of that, and that's why they're also popular with farmers and people that live outside of cities.

about two weeks ago
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Mozilla CEO Firestorm Likely Violated California Law

Cederic Re:The Re-Hate Campaign (1116 comments)

Well, it costs me money if they get tax breaks as a result. My overall share of the tax burden has to rise to cover that reduced tax income from them.

So the impact is not 0.

about two weeks ago
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Federal Bill Would Criminalize Revenge Porn Websites

Cederic Re:Freedom of Participants trumps Picture Owner (328 comments)

My CatCam caught (in between the cats) my cleaner sitting down and eating my boiled sweets.

I laughed. I didn't tell her. I left the jar there next week too.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:Freedom of political activism (1746 comments)

Look, it's obvious here that you're just a bigot who's twisting words around to try to justify your own insane bigotry and hatred of homosexuals.

Sorry, tell me exactly where I've said something here that's against homosexuals?

You're a blinkered prejudiced ignorant twat that makes bad assumptions about other people and acts on those assumptions. Including accusing people that call you on it of being a bigot.

Well done, you win the argument - idiots so often do.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:I think this is bullshit (1746 comments)

So how come he's gone and they haven't? Even though he wasn't representing the company and they implicitly were?

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:Freedom of political activism (1746 comments)

I am open to hearing/considering a logical/rational reason to ban gay marriage. Do you have one?

erm. A (self-professed gay) anonymous coward posted a fairly long one a few posts lower.

However, if I had to stand up and defend Prop 8 then I could put forward an argument that marriage is a flawed institution that should have no Governmental recognition, and failing to support Prop 8 would be an implicit concession that marriage was valid and that tax benefits for it was appropriate.

In other words, you can vote against gay marriage purely because it's marriage.

Someone with that viewpoint has at no point expressed an opinion on homosexuality or the rights of homosexuals.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:Freedom of political activism (1746 comments)

YES, it can: the whole fucking point of Prop8 is to breach people's rights using the force of law.

That's a very subjective view.

Not least, it includes the assumption that marriage is a right. It precludes multiple definitions of 'marriage'. It is in its own way just as fucking bigoted as someone that doesn't like gay people.

You can believe whatever the hell you want, but when you try to have laws enacted to enforce your bigoted views, then people are going to have a real problem with that. If you don't understand that simple concept, then I don't know how to help you.

..and we're back to the Muslims that want you stoned to death for promoting homosexuality. Or are you also supporting Sharia law?

You see, they think you're the bigoted one.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:Freedom of political activism (1746 comments)

If I work for Whole Foods, I can probably expect nothing, and the Muslim colleague can expect a lecture about respecting diversity.

So all Muslims should be sacked because they all oppose gay marriage (as a side effect of believing homosexuality to be anti-Islamic)? No CEO can be Muslim?

As for that Muslim idiot in they hypothetical example, a person's views can't breach your rights to religious freedom.

Someone's support for Prop 8 can't breach your rights either, so just what's the fucking problem here?

I'm just seriously confused that people are celebrating someone losing their job because they happened to express a political opinion outside of the workplace.

about three weeks ago
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Brendan Eich Steps Down As Mozilla CEO

Cederic Re:Freedom of political activism (1746 comments)

as a low-level employee, I don't have any power to impose my viewpoint on anyone

Yes, you do. Merely articulating your views at work is a form of imposition. So I'll rephrase my query in a form that you can maybe answer: If you mention at work that you're "glad Eich is no longer CEO as his gay marriage views are bigoted" and a Muslim colleague complains to HR that your views on gay marriage breach his rights to religious freedom, should you be sacked?

Incidentally, I've heard of 'right to work' and luckily I live in a jurisdiction in which that does not apply. So ignore the legality and tell me whether you should or not?

about three weeks ago

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L1NUX for sale

Cederic Cederic writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Cederic (9623) writes "The vagaries of the UK car licensing system mean that in 1993 the number plate L1NUX was given out as a valid UK number plate. Surprisingly it's taken until 2007 to reach Ebay. No, I didn't bid."

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