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Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

Reibisch Poor planning? (127 comments)

Switching game engines halfway through development says more to me about a lack of proper requirements analysis and planning than it does about the benefits of one engine over another.

about a month ago

Laser Eye Surgery, Revisited 10 Years Later

Reibisch Re:Uncertainty/fear? (550 comments)

I would echo that the 'blind' bit people talk about isn't really "omg I've gone blind and can't see anything!" It's more of just a super blurry thing.

about 2 months ago

Dell Exec Calls HP's New 'Machine' Architecture 'Laughable'

Reibisch Dell is a privately held company. (173 comments)

Announcements from executive leadership to ownership are made via boardroom table, not to reporters.

If you want to make an argument that Dell's 'announcement' was made to Dell customers or partners, you might be able to make a case. But the thought that they're 'announcing' this to rally support of shareholders is laughable.

about 3 months ago

Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

Reibisch Re:Are programmers really this naive? (465 comments)

There's a wide gulf between what they could have reasonably expected and what they received once on set. In what universe do you reside that makes questions like "Do you think the teams with women on them are at a disadvantage?" acceptable? Even if it's to generate 'value for their investment.'

about 6 months ago

Supreme Court Ruling Relaxes Warrant Requirements For Home Searches

Reibisch Re:So... (500 comments)

While I understand your sentiment, he wasn't arrested for refusing to provide consent for a search - that's still quite illegal. He was 'arrested in connection with the street robbery and taken away.'

The real issue as I see it with this ruling is that the hypothetical other occupant could be manipulated into providing consent. Eg, "Occupant A, if you don't let us search, we're going to arrest you on [insert something that an officer can dream up to get an arrest], but if you let us search your house for evidence against occupant B, then maybe we'll just forget about that for now."

about 7 months ago

Canadian Health Scientists Resort To Sneaker Net After Funding Slashed

Reibisch Re:Not only in the US... (168 comments)

The situation you're referring to is seasonal abuse of the EI system where employers pay salary during the season and then lay them off at the end of the season, after which the workers collect EI until the next season starts. This works largely because those workers work sufficient hours during that period to qualify for EI. "New" workers are seldom if ever hired to replace those laid off workers as there's simply no work to do.

As a side note, this abuse is in no way limited to the Maritimes. You see exactly the same sort of abuse in any seasonal industry in Canada (see: oilpatch).

EI reforms have been slow and have met with extreme resistance from both social and business groups. If you want to draw coarse circles around issues, then a big one is the blanket EI system that operates with so few parameters that allow this sort of abuse.

about 7 months ago

Target Confirms Point-of-Sale Malware Was Used In Attack

Reibisch Re:Inside job? (250 comments)

This one is my favorite. Why any retailer is running Windows on a POS PC is beyond anyone that knows how computers work. It should be illegal.

So you're saying that you're a security by obscurity advocate then.

Not running on an embedded Windows installation might seem like a safe bet, but as TFA mentions, this vector had to do with processing the payments in the clear -- simply running another OS doesn't necessarily give you that for free.

about 8 months ago

Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Reibisch Re:Math, do it. (1043 comments)

And of course that was the wrong quote. Epic :) Good job, me!

about 8 months ago

Doctors Say Food Stamp Cuts Could Cause Higher Healthcare Costs

Reibisch Re:Math, do it. (1043 comments)

>Except for the problem that being a single parent is 100% an individual choice for individuals born with their reproductive systems on the inside.

Way to generalize and automagically convict via the 'Think of the Children' Act anyone who suggests a cut to food programs.

about 8 months ago

Can Nintendo Survive Gaming's Brave New World?

Reibisch Re:Not saying Nintendo is doing well but... (277 comments)

I don't think anyone is suggesting that they release new titles on iOS or Android, but they have an enormous catalogue of older titles to capitalize on. 3DS hardware sells because of new 3DS software, not because of thousands of back catalogue titles.

about a year ago

Call Yourself a Hacker, Lose Your 4th Amendment Rights

Reibisch Re:Sensationalistic, much? (488 comments)

Kinda like how other warrants relating to the 4th amendment are executed when there's a suspicion that the prior notification of such a writ could endanger the evidence sought or those executing the order?

about a year ago

U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

Reibisch Re:Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

You speak as if this is something new.

'There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.' - John Adams, 1980

about a year ago

U.S. Government: Sorry, We're Closed

Reibisch Re:Fucking idiots (1532 comments)

Um, don't the republicans hold a majority in the House of Representatives? Didn't the voters choose to give them the power to run that aspect of the country? And isn't the House of Representatives part of the trifecta of elected federal government? This isn't something where one party holding two of the elements of power 'wins' - particularly when the position of president is so weak.

I'm not an American, so maybe I'm wrong here, but I'm pretty sure you can't simply point at the Republicans and blame them for this when your citizens elected them.

about a year ago

NJ Court: Sending a Text Message To a Driver Could Make You Liable For Crash

Reibisch Re:Missing the point of text messages... (628 comments)

For someone who agrees with his overall point, it missed your head by a mile or two. Try looking up the definition of 'asynchronous'.

His point is that the sender may know someone is driving but expect that driver to show reasonable judgement before reading or responding. Simply knowing someone is driving shouldn't hold the sender liable. My wife sends me text messages frequently while I'm driving, but that doesn't mean I whip out my phone to check it immediately upon alert.

1 year,23 days

Seeking Fifth Amendment Defenders

Reibisch How about... (768 comments)

I'm convicted of committing a crime that I did not commit. During the legal process I am questioned and, because I have no right to remain silent, I must tell the investigators/prosecution/whomever that I did not do it (truth). That denial is then used against me during sentencing because I 'lied' and thus I receive a harsh sentence.

In a world in which I have the right to remain silent, I say nothing during the legal process. While I'm still incorrectly found guilty, I have no denial on which to pin a lie and therefore am sentenced more lightly.

about a year ago

Finnish Minister Wants To Expand Pornography Censorship

Reibisch Re:This is false "speech" (270 comments)

Careful, that arbitrary Crayola is a bitch to get out of clothing.

Shame that a book can also be an 'entertainment product'. But we don't need to defend those, do we?

about a year and a half ago

Side-Effect of the Apple v. Samsung Trial: Increased Sales for Samsung

Reibisch Streisand effect? (385 comments)

At this scale? That'd be interesting.

about 2 years ago

Kindle Fire Is Sold Out Forever

Reibisch Re:Keyboard? (309 comments)


I'd love an upgrade to my precious Kindle Keyboard 3G.

about 2 years ago


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