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Worrying Aspects of Linux Gaming

IgnitusBoyone Re:"It took significant resources" (265 comments)

It doesn't mater what OS I play it on, I actively refused to buy a license for any game that doesn't at least run on OSX. Once most games have an OSX/OpenGL port its only a mater of time before Linux becomes a easier port/support option.

about two weeks ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

IgnitusBoyone Subdivision (355 comments)

I don't know if I'm the only one and to be honest the way I use OS X doesn't make this such a big deal, but at 5K unless they do automatic font scaling. I'm going to need to be able to divide my monitor up in to virtual monitors. That way I can resize zones where if I click the magnify/maximize button it doesn't waste the entire real estate of my monitor. I really enjoy the snap feature in windows 7 enough I use a program called sizeup on OSX to emulate it, but once I start buying 27 and 30" monitors I really would like my desktop tp let me arbitrary subdivide it in to multiple monitors for behavioral reasons.

Anyone have an app for that?

about a month and a half ago
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Security Collapse In the HTTPS Market

IgnitusBoyone Re:So offer a cost effective replacement (185 comments)

I would cancel my relationship with mastercard. It might also help to never shop at newegg again and to convince others as well. My highschool job was working retail. I was taught something like one unhappy customer was 200 grand in business.

That story is pretty convincing you. I would make it my goal to make people aware of it.

about 2 months ago
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Breakthrough In LED Construction Increases Efficiency By 57 Percent

IgnitusBoyone Re:You know what this means (182 comments)

But blue is brighter. It should be important for you to know your devices are on!

Seriously, I have a netgear router that has 1 blue led for every wifi antenna and they dance based on which one just picked up a packet. It took me two years of having it blocked with tape and paper towels before I discovered the thing had a feature to turn them off.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

IgnitusBoyone Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

He does accurately describe the majority of my co-workers. I blame broadband myself.

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Finding a Job After Completing Computer Science Ph.D?

IgnitusBoyone Re:List the STL? Seriously? (479 comments)

I'm no so sure its a horrible question. I would as an the receiver be very speculative of the presenter, but as a presenter I would be looking for the type of brush off response I get not an actual answer. Does the candidate reference a particular book or does he say he would go to stack exchange. I normally hate programming questions on interviews because its not how we work. We engineer so we draw things out write out UML or some type of logic flow then get to coding.

I personally build little modules then add on higher functional work loads until I have a finished product, asking a user to drop down a random maze algorithm is naive and doesn't really do much, but ask if the candidate happens to have that brain teaser memorized. Instead I like to ask questions that give me an idea of how a user approaches problems that can't be solved immediately and I think asking questions you don't expect an answer to can sometimes help.

about 2 months ago
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Time Warner Turns Down Takeover Bid From Rupert Murdoch

IgnitusBoyone Re:Thank God (70 comments)

This is really a mater of modern convention. Webster's has a good ask the editor video entry on the history of the two forms and how often they changed. Your likely right that most people are ignorantly using the wrong form, but like many things in our language its silly to get upset about it with out some sense of etymology.

about 4 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

IgnitusBoyone Re:Like we need to discourage the fairer sex any m (221 comments)

It took along time for females to compete in ski jumping at the Olympics. The international community in general needs to desegregate a lot of sports. Unless you can really show a sharp division between female and male participants over the history of the sport I feel they should have the opportunities to compete together. In addition if you can meet the qualifications and show no equivalent tournament exist you should be able to enlist.

about 5 months ago
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IeSF Wants International Game Tournaments Segregated By Sex [Updated]

IgnitusBoyone Re:simple fix (221 comments)

This is completely arbitrary. Your basically saying practicing in the sport makes you better at it, but only if I find that practice to be a physical activity.

You do become better at star craft from typing keys. You do this by running small practice runs and skirmishes.
You do become better at chess by moving pieces around the board, but you do it in practice runs or skirmishes. Hell some people play themselves. Which is no different then running a track and trying to beat your best times.

Additionally in all of these activities playing other similar activities helps you improve your performance such as similar games in the genre and non genre games with similar concepts and mechanics.

Sports has nothing to do with physical activity. It has to do with regulated competition with a general oversight and a community of people who wish to push the limits of previous performance. Oh, and in my opinion you have to be able to drink to it and bet on it.

about 5 months ago
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Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

IgnitusBoyone Re:One disturbing bit: (484 comments)

You post this bias argument in the week of two unanimous decisions?

Its a group of 9 highly educated thinkers who decide the fate of law interpretation for us all with no recourse aside from writing new laws. I doubt anyone wants them to be yes men who always agree.

about 5 months ago
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Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

IgnitusBoyone And the issue is? (143 comments)

I fail to see the issue.
People have a very strange def of freedom of speech, which was originally intended to allow printed press to be delivered with out consequence or government oversight. The inability to legally fly drones does not prevent you from capturing footage by the commonly use news helicopters or placing your camera on a boom and pushing it over a fence.

This is like saying trespassing laws violate freedom of speech or maybe locks. I mean those pesky locks. What about all those barricades on military bases. Lets faces it nothing in our government provides you unlimited access to any place just because your curious. On the other hand its almost impossible to punish you for reporting on your random thoughts on what is behind those closed doors.

about 7 months ago
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Blood of World's Oldest Woman Hints At Limits of Life

IgnitusBoyone Who Wants To Live Forever (333 comments)

Who dares to love forever,
When love must die.

---Queen

about 7 months ago
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Kids Can Swipe a Screen But Can't Use LEGOs

IgnitusBoyone Re:most lego's are a rip off (355 comments)

We are talking about little kids. You tend to get them the Big Blocks instead. They come in a bucket and you use them to build random square objects. Sets for older kids tend to be more detailed and well beyond the scope.

about 7 months ago
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Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

IgnitusBoyone Re:Without her permission? (367 comments)

That might not be stated as clearly as I wanted to present the argument. The point is the constitution is a set of enumerated powers. It clearly outlines what applies to which level of government and when there is a problem because of the 10th amendment it gets handed down not up. Several of the first 10 ammendments were protection given to the states from the power of the federal government. These protections were a kind of buy off agreement to get people to join in to a union which wasn't always popular among the state populace.

In the case of the first amendment it didn't always directly tie to the states. We latter changed that.

about 8 months ago
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Minnesota Teen Wins Settlement After School Takes Facebook Password

IgnitusBoyone Re:Without her permission? (367 comments)

I don't want to cause a stir, but its very important to site two amendments when applying the Federal Governments constitution to the State and lower governments. Most states have a section of their own constitution which repeats the bill or rights and there is a resin for this prior to the 14th amendment the Federal government did not have the right to apply the first amendment to the states since it clearly originally only applied to congress. Remember the bill of rights was designed to ensure the states that the new federal government would not override there current authority.

about 8 months ago
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Slashdot Tries Something New; Audience Responds!

IgnitusBoyone Half/Screen View? (2219 comments)

I would expect the beta to last a little longer then a few days before giving up on it. However, they should stop the forced redirects. Those who want to shape it for a few more months can help mold it before another test.

My issue with the beta is that when I re-size my window 860x1080 1/2 Screen Width the entire UI goes away. While this is great for browsing comments its horrible for browsing the main page as it takes away all of the configuration options. I'm assuming that this alternate view is some sort of mobile solution, but that is a fairly big solution.

Personally, I never browse the web at full screen almost all web pages look better at around 1000px wide and I can generally side scroll to ignore address if I run at half of 1920. I think any modern UI design should consider what windows thinks of as dual page mode. Why waste all that real estate. I'm likely doing something besides browsing the web.

about 10 months ago
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Citizen Eavesdrops On Former NSA Director Michael Hayden's Phone Call

IgnitusBoyone Re:Bragging about torture (390 comments)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_C._Parker

I suggest reading on George C Parker, who actually managed to sale people stock for the broklen bridge when it was first built. He scammed people in to believing he would turn it in to toll bridge and they would get a piece of the take.

about a year ago
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Alan Kay Says iPad Betrays Xerox PARC Vision

IgnitusBoyone Re:Fanboy attack (387 comments)

Actually, I find the GP's post very insightful

about a year and a half ago
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Is "Left" Vs. "Right" Hard-coded Into Your Brain?

IgnitusBoyone Re:Fixed it (758 comments)

It is foolish to assume that he left because family wasn't important. It is equally likely in this Senior that he left home to make better opportunities for the family that was so important. Proximity != importance.

about 2 years ago
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Apple Now the Top PC Vendor, For Some Values of PC

IgnitusBoyone Re:Imagine this... (577 comments)

Same could be said about the PS3, but once they took away the Other Os Option. It became a black box utility no different then a stereo. Computing power does not make it a "PC" It does make it a computer. I'm sure vogue is changing faster then I want to admit, but if you can't run a native compiler on it and write your own programs on the device it is more of a console (video game) then a PC ( IBM )

That being said, I realize how stupidly power my Ipad is, HTC evo are, but until I can write and compile my apps directly on them I can't consider them PCs. No reason these devices couldn't do this and maybe Android does, but at least by design they limit your ability to do so which makes them more equivilant to my dvd player or tv then my laptop (which I use to program for all four)

about 2 years ago

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Microsoft closes '19-year-old' vulnerability with emergency patch

IgnitusBoyone IgnitusBoyone writes  |  about two weeks ago

IgnitusBoyone (840214) writes "Given recent discussions on bash and openssl it seemed that many of our fellow posters ignored that long term vulnerabilities exist in all software open or closed. The main difference in open vs closed source seems to be the length at which the development teams can keep zero-day bugs secret. One wonders if it is better to keep these zero-day vulnerabilities secret for long periods of time making things like the Struxnet virus possible or if open acknowledgment and rapid response is the preferred method as we saw with shell shock."
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Firefox RC1 Released

IgnitusBoyone IgnitusBoyone writes  |  more than 3 years ago

IgnitusBoyone (840214) writes "It would appear that Mozilla has released Firefox 4 RC1 today. For most beta participants the update should be automatic, but for those holding out until getting closer to feature freeze now is likely a good time to test the next major release. Aside from a complete redesign of the User Interface. Firefox 4 offers several new features integrated sync manager and improved methods for tab-switching and organization for tab heavy users."
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