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NekSnappa Re:Obvious guy says (223 comments)

Your last line had eight
Your formatting is wrong too
Put your snark aside

about 3 months ago

Machine Vision Reveals Previously Unknown Influences Between Great Artists

NekSnappa Re:I don't see it (74 comments)

It's more than just that the two paintings share 3 or 4 similar items. There's also where they lie within the composition.

Then there's the overall composition of the piece. The overall balance is similar although one biased to the right the other to the left, and the similar trait of something slanting into view at the left edge at about the same angle.

The subject matter doesn't even have to be the same in order to draw similarities. They just used those examples because they illustrate the point of the article the best. Had they tried to use more conceptual things like space or light it would have elicited even more "I don't see it" comments.

about 5 months ago

Long-range Electric Car World Speed Record Broken By Australian Students

NekSnappa Re:Why the fire suit and helmet? (120 comments)

A) Because it it's and experimental vehicle that's made as light as possible and if shit goes wrong you can get hurt. B) It's an FIA sanctioned event and proper safety gear is required.

about 6 months ago

Apple To Unveil Its 'iOS In the Car' Project Next Week

NekSnappa Re:ukraine! (198 comments)

Don't worry they will soon. Then there will be a bunch of people bitching about how it's not news for nerds.

about a year ago

Protesters Show Up At the Doorstep of Google Self-driving Car Engineer

NekSnappa Re:Wait so now (692 comments)

Except that while they bought the property when the area was a slum, in order to attract the higher income tenants they would have to put money into the building. Said money most likely wasn't spare change they had lying around so those improvements would be financed so if the neighborhood did revert back to low income after a new round of urban flight the new residents wouldn't be able to pay the rent required by the landlord to cover the debt he incurred sprucing the place up.

1 year,8 days

Google's Comical New Social Networking Patent

NekSnappa Okay, I'll say it. (45 comments)

How is this patentable?

1 year,30 days

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Inventor of AK-47 Dies At 94

NekSnappa Re:rant from a gun nut (283 comments)

I used to put 8 out of 10 shots in a man sized target from 500 meters with an M-16A1 when I was in the Corps, and the grouping was smaller than the distance from heart to hind quater of a deer.

Most people don't take shots from nearly that far away when hunting. If you can't be within two feet of your point of aim from normal hunting ranges the problem isn't with the rifle.

about a year ago

Researchers Regenerate 400-Year-Old Frozen Plants

NekSnappa Re:Global Warming is good for something. (77 comments)

Not that I'm a warming denier, or think that things shouldn't be done to make our species impact on the environment smaller. But you do realize that there wasn't a glacier there 400 years ago right?

about a year and a half ago

Cyber Vulnerabilities Found In Navy's Newest Warship

NekSnappa Re:What a name. (162 comments)

Although no fan of George the First, I see nothing wrong with naming an aircraft carrier after a president who was a naval aviator. Now the USS Ronald Regan, that's another story.

about 2 years ago

IE Standardization Fading Fast

NekSnappa Re:All the newer IBM training courses... (176 comments)

I've been taking some online classes through http://coursera.org/, when I log in from work where I'm only allowed to use IE on Win7 I get a big banner telling me to upgrade to a modern browser.
I can stil view the site, access the video lectures, take multiple choice quizzes, and most everything else but for some reason it won't allow me to submit essay type quizzes.

about 2 years ago

Alan Cox: Fedora 18 "The Worst Red Hat Distro," Switches To Ubuntu

NekSnappa Re:People use Red Hat? (380 comments)

I remember when Mandrake use to show pictures of bulldozers and other heavy equipment while the packages were installed.

about 2 years ago

IBM's Watson Gets a Swear Filter After Learning the Urban Dictionary

NekSnappa Re:Obligatory Simpsons Ref (310 comments)

So it's OK if I shoot my friend in the face?

about 2 years ago

John McAfee Accused of Murder, Wanted By Belize Police

NekSnappa Re:UPDATE (353 comments)

Now the name of the governor in Blazing Saddles makes sense to me.

more than 2 years ago

Neil Young Pushes Pono, Says Piracy Is the New Radio

NekSnappa Re:FLAC (361 comments)

That's what he meant by adding a 60 Hz hum.

more than 2 years ago

Why Aircraft Carriers Still Rule the Oceans

NekSnappa Re:Their vulnerability is not demonstrated (718 comments)

Have you ever served in a branch of the US armed forces? Granted its been more than 20 since I was in the Corps, but we were always trained to know each others jobs, and having junior Marines take leadership roles.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft Unveils First New Company Logo In 25 Years

NekSnappa Re:poor (378 comments)

Once had a guy at work do an entire engine system schematic for the E-2C in Paint because the project manager was too cheap to buy an Autocad seat. It was very impressive, but took four times as long to complete, and was a bitch to edit.

more than 2 years ago

How Will Amazon, Barnes & Noble Survive the iPad Mini?

NekSnappa Re:Who cares? (354 comments)

My son and I still use G4 Luxo lamp type iMacs as DAW machines, and experience less latency than the P4 based PC my band uses which has speciality audio gear installed in it.

more than 2 years ago

Despite Drop In Piracy, French Music Industry Still In Decline

NekSnappa Re:Podcasts killed the industry (272 comments)

When the recording industry was first getting started it was sheet music publishers that got all up in arms over the new "disruptive" technology that was eating into their sales. However they seemed to have adaptive fairly well over the last hundred years or so.

The recording industry will survive. Just not at the levels they once did. Lather, rinse, repeat for the next major shift.

more than 2 years ago


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