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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks

Salgat Re:How important is that at this point? (166 comments)

This mode makes a huge difference for how easy it is to use GIMP. I have a theory that a lot of criticism stems from not knowing about this mode.

yesterday
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Ask Slashdot: Who Should Pay Costs To Attend Conferences?

Salgat Why Las Vegas? (182 comments)

Is this some super special training only offered at Las Vegas? Have you looked into alternate ways to receive the training? Every training I have inquired about stated that while they do offer training at the conferences, they also offer other options to provide it.

about a week ago
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NVIDIA Launches Maxwell-Based GeForce GTX 980 and GeForce GTX 970 GPUs

Salgat Re:970 price point (125 comments)

As an added bonus, the 970 scales almost perfectly in SLI, almost double the FPS for two cards in SLI. This even beats the 980 in performance/cost.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Salgat Re:I've seen a place like that (232 comments)

The sad thing is that doing all that work exposed the programmer to a lot more risk, even if his productivity was incredibly high. Oh well, at least as zero productivity (0 lines of code) there is no risk for bugs in the code.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Have You Experienced Fear Driven Development?

Salgat Re:3rd world (232 comments)

Unions are great but they do not fix managers who are abusive and can't properly run a project. Unions mainly make sure you are guaranteed certain hours including how overtime is handled and protect your job from being done by others not in your same position.

about two weeks ago
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Researchers Working On Crystallizing Light

Salgat Re:Finally!! (129 comments)

Honestly, I'm just getting sick of going to Slashdot comments and seeing the top posts all being jokes instead of insightful and interesting discussions. On this submission alone I see 3 of the top 5 posts are just jokes; white noise that I have to sift through to find actual information.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Smartwatch Apps Could You See Yourself Using?

Salgat Re:None, seriously, none. (471 comments)

I disagree here. The biggest issues with phones is that you have to shut off the screen and put it back into your pocket every time you use it. A smartwatch that removes the need for all this could be a very convenient innovation; especially if the screen can dynamically expand to your needs. Obviously today's technology is still very basic for flexible (OLED) screens, but maybe in the future we will have something that works much better.

about three weeks ago
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Apple Announces Smartwatch, Bigger iPhones, Mobile Payments

Salgat Re:So what exactly is the market here. (730 comments)

The phone is an intermediary; you really don't want to have to carry around this big square in your pocket and have to pull it out everytime you want to use it. The future will likely be something wearable, whether it be a smart watch that can do everything a phone does or perhaps smart glasses. Who knows.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?

Salgat Re:Lua[0]? (729 comments)

But it represents an offset. An index of 0 represents no offset from the start, 1 is a single offset from the start, etc. It makes perfect sense. I'm not saying using 1 as the start doesn't make perfect sense either, it's just a different way of representing the data.

about three weeks ago
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3 Recent Flights Make Unscheduled Landings, After Disputes Over Knee Room

Salgat Re:Today's business class is the 70s' economy clas (819 comments)

You're right. I'll just take a boat to visit my family in China. Or better yet, I'll pay $10,000 instead of $1,500 for that round trip ticket just so that I have enough leg room to feel some form of comfort on my 10 hour flight. Yeah, that sounds reasonable. The simple fact is that flying is no longer a convenience but for many is a necessity. Not all businesses are willing to pay for business class and not all people can afford the extra couple days to travel by car or train.

about three weeks ago
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DoT Proposes Mandating Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Salgat Re:No, it's not anonymous. It's full tracking. (261 comments)

I'd agree but these are on public roads paid for by taxes; they need heavy regulation if it shows significant improvement towards safety. I'm not either in support or against this proposal but if they can show data backing this idea, I'd likely agree with it.

about a month ago
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California DMV Told Google Cars Still Need Steering Wheels

Salgat Re:Not surprising (506 comments)

Once driverless cars become standard things like the steering wheel will become a thing of the past as people will want to shift towards more convenient and comfortable setups. A driver's license will quickly become a thing of the past and trust me, very few people will want to drive manually when they can be watching movies, surfing facebook, etc all while laying on their recliner.

about a month ago
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Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

Salgat Re:Is the complexity of C++ a practical joke? (427 comments)

I've just started learning C++ and C++11 makes things so much easier and they add desperately needed features such as threading and smart pointers which reduces the need for including more libraries. If anything, C++11 simply expands the standard library to include more functions that you'd otherwise have more difficult solutions for or have to include libraries for (such as BOOST, from which many features come from). I love what they are doing with C++11 and hope that the next major update includes even more features to make it an even more complete language (such as Python, which has countless standard libraries, far more than C++, that no one seems to be complaining about).

about a month and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About the Sorry State of FOSS Documentation?

Salgat Re:Read the source code (430 comments)

If source code was written in human language I'd agree.

about 2 months ago
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If You're Always Working, You're Never Working Well

Salgat Re:The appearance of being busy (135 comments)

The whole point of this article is that you burn out and become unproductive if you bust your ass, pump out all your work in 5 hours, then are expected to keep that going for another 5 hours, rinse and repeat everyday for the rest of your life. Humans are complex machines that don't have an on and off button; you have to consider the human element as a core part of productive output.

about 2 months ago
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French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile

Salgat Re:Perspective (111 comments)

They are doing it to increase revenue/future profit. This is a long term strategy, don't be fooled into thinking they are doing this to be charitable. I think it's great because it means they will have more money to invest in infrastructure in the future.

about 2 months ago
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Nuclear Missile Command Drops Grades From Tests To Discourage Cheating

Salgat Re:Not sure how well this will stop cheating (122 comments)

It makes it much more difficult, since cheating to get a few points is a lot different than cheating 10-20 points to pass. The end result is that cheating will have much less impact on the results.

about 2 months ago
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An Accidental Wikipedia Hoax

Salgat Re: Citing Wikipedia (189 comments)

The problem is if one of those sources no longer exists. Now you have a trusted news source stating something as fact with a source from another trusted new sources but no way to actually verify the origin of the source. This results in a lie on Wikipedia transforming into an unverified claim that may not be able to be proven true or false, giving it much more legitimacy than before.

about 2 months ago

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