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NASA Tests Aircraft With Shape Shifting Wings

Iniamyen Re:Isn't that what killed Spaceship2 (55 comments)

As I understand, Spaceship 2 didn't use the same technology, and the mechanism of actuation that supposedly caused the crash was initiated by a human, so it wasn't an accidental deployment as far as the craft's systems are concerned.

To make a somewhat haphazard analogy, you're saying that we shouldn't have ABS on vehicles, because there was an instance of someone crashing their car while applying the throttle pedal.

about three weeks ago
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Blizzard Announces Overwatch, a First-Person Shooter

Iniamyen Re:"Approacheable FPS" (183 comments)

Feel free to keep playing CS 1.6, it's a good game too.

about three weeks ago
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'Star Wars: Episode VII' Gets a Name

Iniamyen Re:I think Brooks had it with (267 comments)

Good idea; I would gladly wipe my ass with Jar Jar Binks' face.

about three weeks ago
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Some Virgin Galactic Customers Demand Money Back

Iniamyen Re: armchair engineers (165 comments)

This is generally correct, although Boeing is moving more towards the Airbus model than previously, with automation taking a more prominent role on 787 and future airplane designs.

about three weeks ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

Iniamyen Re:Not right (700 comments)

Hehe, thanks for the good laugh.

about a month ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Iniamyen Re:iMac with Retina display. (355 comments)

My point is that It's easier to do the math myself, for my own application. All that "retina" tells me is that the resolution is above MxN threshold, assuming some distance. What if the distance in my particular application is different than that assumed for the "retina" terminology? Just tell me how many damn pixels the thing has so I can figure out if it will work for my application!

about a month and a half ago
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Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

Iniamyen Re:iMac with Retina display. (355 comments)

So this means that any display touted as "retina" would depend on the distance from the eye to the display, right? Meaning, the diagonal measurement + "retina" requires another piece of data to know how many pixels are on the damn thing.

I could claim that my old VGA display is "retina" if I don't need to specify the viewing distance, right?

about a month and a half ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Iniamyen Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

10 cats doesn't count

about a month and a half ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Iniamyen Re:Just tell me (463 comments)

I'm not speaking as a nurse, but from what I understand, it's tough to have that attitude towards your "career" when you don't get paid what you deserve, and your job is more about dealing with the fact that your employer wants to be as cheap as possible in every regard, rather than providing care to patients. Honestly, I think a major outbreak in the US would be a good thing because it might make people think more about the value that they assign to the people actually doing most of the work caring for them when they go to the doctor's office.

about a month and a half ago
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Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

Iniamyen Re:At least the infrastructure is in place (237 comments)

All else being equal, if you put solar panels on a building that you are also cooling, the building will be cooler as a result of some of the sun's energy being converted to electricity. Basic conservation of energy.

about a month and a half ago
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PETA Is Not Happy That Google Used a Camel To Get a Desert "StreetView"

Iniamyen Re:Summary (367 comments)

The "E" in "PETA" stands for "Ethical," not "Efficient."

about a month and a half ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Iniamyen Re:So does scratching your nose (208 comments)

You originally said "listening to the radio."

If you are now talking about tuning the radio, I would argue that it's far more distracting. You are actually taking your attention off of driving, and using it to turn the knob, decide if you like the next station, continue tuning, etc... It's an active task. It's not a passive task. Just because we have trouble defining "active" and "passive" in real-world use cases doesn't mean that we shouldn't try.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Iniamyen Re:So does scratching your nose (208 comments)

I'm too lazy to Google yet another reference to a study, but what you said is just not true. Something like listening to the radio is very passive and requires minimal attention. Talking on a cell phone requires you to form thoughts and sentences, which means you aren't paying attention to the task of driving during these periods. They are just not the same.

about 2 months ago
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Studies Conclude Hands-Free-calling and Apple Siri Distract Drivers

Iniamyen Re:So.. (208 comments)

On a related note, it's been shown again and again that you can't really do more than one higher-level brain task at once. So even the people that are very very good at switching rapidly between operating a cell phone and driving are still not really doing both at the same time.

So they aren't actually performing the task of driving while they are preoccupied with their cell phone. They may as well be asleep during those periods.

about 2 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Iniamyen Re:Expert. (358 comments)

You're creating a straw man argument out of something that had nothing to do with my original point - which was that you don't need a "good ear" to do what you said was Dr. Dre's area of expertise. I guarantee that as a producer, Dr. Dre's job responsibilities do not include "[evaluating] the results of different parametric curves on tone signature." That's it.

about 2 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Iniamyen Re:Expert. (358 comments)

I'll assume you're being sarcastic. Yes, a lot of common quality issues with YouTube videos could probably be solved by some fully-automated post-processing. In cases where the problem is obvious enough that you can detect it by listening to it, I'd argue that an untrained 5-year old could also detect the issue (i.e., you don't need a "good ear.")

about 2 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Iniamyen Re:Expert. (358 comments)

The point is you do not need a "good ear" to detect any of those things, because they are easily quantifiable. In fact it's not even desirable, because "good ears" are just as susceptible to biases and placebo effects as the rest of us.

about 2 months ago
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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

Iniamyen Re:Expert. (358 comments)

Any mention of "good ear" with respect to physically measurable quantities, means that you're either woefully ignorant or trolling.

A "good ear" with respect to what's popular, or what might market well, that's one thing. But what you actually said is just elitist audiophile bullshit.

about 2 months ago

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