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Apparent Islamic Terrorism Strikes Sydney

Dog-Cow Re:Don't worry guys... (876 comments)

Obviously you didn't read it either.

Jews have never fought wars to convert a populace. All the wars in Deuteronomy are over revenge or simply territory. Such was life in the ANE. The ancient Jews were nomads who wanted to settle. Whether an escape from Egypt ever happened or not is irrelevant.

5 days ago
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Why Apple, Google, and FB Have Their Own Programming Languages

Dog-Cow Re:Good reasons for Swift and Go (161 comments)

That is an invalid complaint to lay at Objective-C's feet. Objective-C is designed, even now, to be a strict super-set of C. There is no way to overload operators in such a context and still maintain compatibility with C.

about two weeks ago
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Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

Dog-Cow Re:Bose is overpriced crap and always has been (328 comments)

You are an idiot.

I was using the same NT 4 install as a native boot and under VMWare, under the original VMWare beta. Back before it was Workstation, back before Player or any of the server products existed. Back when you had to build the kernel modules by hand after tweaking the kernel. Back when the only VMware version available outside the company was for Linux. Back before OS X was released.

about 2 months ago
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iOS 8 Review

Dog-Cow Re:no wonder apple dropped 16GB machines (216 comments)

I have a work-provided 16GB 5s, which I use all the time. I am currently sitting at 7GB used, 5.8GB free.

I don't feel at all constrained.

about 3 months ago
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iOS 8 Review

Dog-Cow Re:Keyboard (216 comments)

+1000

The shift key is, hands-down, the one aspect of iOS 7 (and 8) that annoys me more than anything.

On the bright side, iOS 8 borrows the suggestion feature from Android, and that makes getting the correct word much easier and faster. It will even try to help with typos and will suggest common phrases.

about 3 months ago
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Your Phone Can Be Snooped On Using Its Gyroscope

Dog-Cow Re:Hiding the phone... (96 comments)

Being an un-funny ass must be really hard work these days. If we were to apply the oh-so-humorous ^W's in your post, it would read That's why you should stick with Apple. With an iPhone you can get the same effect simply wrong. Which, as we can see, makes no sense at all.

about 4 months ago
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Programming Languages You'll Need Next Year (and Beyond)

Dog-Cow Re:We'll "need" Swift? (315 comments)

And trying to write anything non-trivial will have you cursing Apple 7 ways 'til Sunday. It's a still-evolving language with lots of warts and weird behaviors. It has a few cool ideas (for what is intended to be a common language), but very poor execution on many.

Try creating an immutable array, for one.

about 5 months ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

Dog-Cow Re:What would be weird is (91 comments)

That would be weird... the Romans named the area Palestine when the Jews were living there. Why would anyone want to give the land to Arabs?

about 5 months ago
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US Marines Demonstrate Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector Prototype

Dog-Cow Re:This was on Gizmag yesterday... (91 comments)

It's usual for Gizmag to have this article posted yesterday? Outside of Alice in Wonderland, what would that even mean?

about 5 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

Dog-Cow Re:It works quite well. (379 comments)

I think that's an excellent solution. Shame it's not really final, though.

about 5 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

Dog-Cow Re:Ted Postol very bias opinion. (379 comments)

I have a video from my brother of two intercepts in about a 2 minute time span.

about 5 months ago
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Will Google's Dart Language Replace Javascript? (Video)

Dog-Cow Re:No (180 comments)

Is that actually using i outside the loop, or are you just implicitly defining i after the loop? I don't know the answer, but based on my knowledge of JS, either could be the case. The latter is not a scope issue.

about 5 months ago
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How Concrete Contributed To the Downfall of the Roman Empire

Dog-Cow Re:Economic reasons (384 comments)

Human invention.

about 8 months ago
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AT&T's Gigabit Smokescreen

Dog-Cow Re:Reminds me of IBM's golden screwdriver (129 comments)

With IBM, you paid (pay?) for performance. They don't hide the fact that their hardware is more capable than what you are getting, if you aren't paying for top tier performance.

about 8 months ago
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Next-Gen Thunderbolt: Twice as Fast, But a Different Connector

Dog-Cow Re:New connector great thanks (178 comments)

The funny thing is that all of those were objectively better in performance than what PCs were using, with the (possible) exception of USB. Apple never went for the cheap option just for the sake of being cheap, but the rest of the industry never followed whole-heartedly, so Apple ended up with tech that died, except for niches.

USB is the one that Apple dove into and somehow (probably because of the promise of cheap peripherals) got PC makers to go along. The charge was led by Apple.

about 8 months ago
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Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

Dog-Cow Re:Graphic design geniuses too (360 comments)

And your post goes right along with the notion that Slashdot is filled with shitheads.

about 8 months ago

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A New Angle on Imaging

Dog-Cow Dog-Cow writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Dog-Cow (21281) writes ""All cameras capture the intensity of light as it strikes their imaging chips. Color filters provide a second set of data, sorting the rays into different wavelengths. But new devices—including one produced commercially and others still in the lab—are starting to capture a third piece of information: angle. This allows cameras to go beyond focusing on a single plane to measuring images at many different depths of a scene at once. Cameras that capture both intensity and angle will allow for refocusing already-snapped pictures, lensless cameras, and the creation of 3-D images with a single camera, according to researchers in several competing groups.""
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