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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Minwee Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (352 comments)

If they didn't feel safe doing it, they would stop instead.

And if by "every conceivable edge case" you meant "every intersection in every city", then yes I am bringing those up in a discussion about safety. What were you doing?

5 hours ago
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Google Adds USB Security Keys To 2-Factor Authentication Options

Minwee Re:Yet another Chrome-only technology (106 comments)

It's really sad to see Google turning inwards like this. What happened to working towards open standards for such things?

Too true. Couldn't they have used an open standard like FIDO's U2F instead of using proprietary technology like...

Wait, what was your objection again?

6 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Minwee Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (352 comments)

In the UK they draw rulers on the road and the camera takes two pictures of you, one second apart.

Who's [sic] second are they using?

Interestingly enough it's a secondde or "short second" which is equal to 0.94 Imperial seconds.

9 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Minwee Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (352 comments)

Please follow at a safe distance, and go back to drivers training.

Never! It's in the Constitution that I can drive as fast as I like and everybody else has to get out of the way.

Why do you hate America?

9 hours ago
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Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected

Minwee Re:Easy to solve - calibrate them to overestimate (352 comments)

You don't increase time on the yellow.... you let the yellow turn red on the same timer, but you leave both directions red for 2 seconds just to ensure...

...that drivers will feel safe going through the intersection after the light turns red.

It's a nice idea, but the universe will always build a better idiot.

9 hours ago
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An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man

Minwee That's a nice idea. (321 comments)

I look forward to reading Bennett's article entitled "How I made Burning Man a more efficient place by selling ice out of the back of my own truck and then volunteering to direct traffic after" next September.

yesterday
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High-Tech Walkers Could Help Japan's Elderly Stay Independent

Minwee I saw this movie (34 comments)

It's only a matter of time before the walkers go rogue and a special task force has to be formed to stop them.

4 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

Minwee Re:US,Nigeria (381 comments)

Individuals should have the freedom to decide which viruses meat their needs and to choose the type of hemorrhagic fever is best for them.

5 days ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Minwee Re:What A Weapon (478 comments)

If they did, they would all be on the next ship to Madagascar.

about two weeks ago
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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

Minwee Re:The monitoring of passengers is a joke (478 comments)

You register as hot, you get side-lined for a med check.

That's been going on for years now, and all it has led to is an increase in unnecessary strip searches.

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Minwee Re:Money money money (346 comments)

Providing for your citizens is king in Sweden.

No, that's Carl XVI Gustaf.

about two weeks ago
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Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

Minwee Re:not complicated...monopology (346 comments)

sweeden is what, the size of new jersey?? what is the population in sweeden?

Wait... Does New Jersey have fabulous net connections and they just aren't telling anybody about it?

about two weeks ago
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Experiment Shows Stylized Rendering Enhances Presence In Immersive AR

Minwee Re:Simulated Universe (75 comments)

I see a schooner.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Minwee Re: It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

Perhaps it would be worth looking at where all that money comes from, then.

In 2012 US consumers spent $8.4 billion on console games, including your preorders of Medal of Honor Warfighter and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor.

That same year the Candy Crush crowd spent $6.5 billion on casual websites, mobile gaming and social network based games.

If your criteria of "Gamer" means "spends a lot of money on games", then that's a fifteen billion dollar pile of gamers right there. It's not until you change the definition to mean "only likes the kind of games that I personally like and only in the way that I like them" that you get to pretend that 43% of that demographic doesn't exist.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Minwee Re:It's not feminism at this point. (724 comments)

Oh and btw, where are all the complaints when a game character is a muscled 6 foot tall guy who can lift a ton?

Is he only allowed to wear clothing that can fit inside of a Tic-Tac box? Is his entire purpose in the story to tell the female protagonist how awesome she is and then get killed at a dramatic moment so that she will have something to be angry about? And are there copies of him in half of the movies, books, video games and TV shows on the market?

No? Then it's not the same thing at all.

Don't like a game? Don't play it and shut up.

I'm curious. Would you like us to do as you say, or do as you do?

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

Minwee Re:gtfo (724 comments)

In the glory gays of gaming you could swear and taunt and not have to worry about getting arrested for homophobia, racism, anti-semitism, misogyny etc.

Whereas nowadays SWAT teams are standing by to immediately arrest and imprison people for inappropriate use of language.

Heck, I'm still picketing the Supreme Court demanding the release of Mel Gibson.

about three weeks ago
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Obama Administration Argues For Backdoors In Personal Electronics

Minwee Re:Update to Godwin's law? (575 comments)

Well, if you're going to allow people from Florida then there's no contest any more.

Let's just make some popcorn and hand this over to Florida Man.

about three weeks ago

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