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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

bhcompy Re:Parallax. (422 comments)

People tear down Sarah Palin all the time. What amazing things has she done?

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?

bhcompy Re:Writing (391 comments)

Exactly. There are many jobs in the tech field. I work in product implementation and training. We have some people with more technical oriented degrees like CIS, MIS, Math, Biology, but we also have people with English Lit, Performing Arts, etc. The biggest part of the job is being able to understand the technology and at the same time train a layman(something many technical people struggle with) and convert their terminology and design requirements into the terminology and capabilities of the system. Someone with a CS degree could do the job, and it pays comparably, but someone with a liberal arts degree could do the same, as long as they are both technical and able to teach lay people.

3 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

bhcompy Re:It's getting hotter still! (611 comments)

Ice is also made by snow. Glaciers are formed by snow. The geological definition of an ice sheet, like the Antarctic ice sheets, is a continental glacier.

Here's a very straightforward summary from wiki: Ice enters the sheet through precipitation as snow. This snow is then compacted to form glacier ice which moves under gravity towards the coast. Most of it is carried to the coast by fast moving ice streams. The ice then passes into the ocean, often forming vast floating ice shelves. These shelves then melt or calve off to give icebergs that eventually melt.

4 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

bhcompy Re:It's getting hotter still! (611 comments)

Talking about snow, specifically, that is. Not precipitation in general

4 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

bhcompy Re:It's getting hotter still! (611 comments)

Precipitation occurs closer to the freezing point. The colder it gets, the less there is, in general(because there's less moisture in the air, which makes it hard to have precipitation).

4 days ago
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Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches Record Levels

bhcompy Re:It's getting hotter still! (611 comments)

It's important to note that the Antarctic has been recovering ozone for 40 years since CFCs were banned. That means more protection from the sun. More ice, more rain, less UV, etc. It stands to reason that the Antarctic would grow ice as the natural greenhouse effect of having an ozone would take effect.

4 days ago
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Unpopular Programming Languages That Are Still Lucrative

bhcompy Re:COBOL and FORTRAN (385 comments)

Sometimes you're creating that new software in an old environment. When I worked for ADP we were constantly creating new software written in DataBASIC, simply because the environment we were working in was a PICK environment.

about two weeks ago
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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

bhcompy Re:Good (56 comments)

People like Jacksonville Jaguar fans who were blacked out in their local market for home games and wanted to see the football game?

about a month and a half ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

bhcompy Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

The guy who implied it by saying precedent is precedent

about 1 month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

bhcompy Re:Propaganda won't help this time (503 comments)

Where exactly do you think people hear things first these days? Certainly not on the evening news.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

bhcompy Re:Propaganda won't help this time (503 comments)

Then you read sites like Reddit and Twitter and see all the Russian apologists, just like the Hugo Chavez apologists that used to exist. The problem is that the news agencies now quote/source directly from those sites. Eventually, you get a 9/11-Afghan War situation where you're damned if do and you're damned if you don't

about 2 months ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

bhcompy Re:Well that's not always a bad thing. (171 comments)

Well, tiny shops can compete, but sometimes they're deliberately excluded because they're not backed by a major IT consulting firm/custom solution provider(such as IBM, Northrop, etc) or major COTS vendor(such as ADP, Kronos, etc). The company I work for was independent for 20 years and very successful, but we weren't even allowed to submit RFPs on some projects because of requirements like that

about 2 months ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

bhcompy Oh look, it's this thread again (210 comments)

Have an AMD 1090T with a Crossfired Radeon 6870s. Rig is old, but moderately beefy. Game ran fine on medium settings. May not have 4k textures and 16x anti-aliasing, but any hardcore gamer can deal with a little graphic fidelity loss for a playable game(r_picmip 5 anyone?)

about 2 months ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

bhcompy Re:I've always thought (116 comments)

Android can do this.

about 2 months ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bhcompy Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Or just switch to Open Office or other derivatives. Like all of those that hated ribbons did nearly a decade ago

about 3 months ago
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How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

bhcompy Re:GCI is where it's at now... hello?? (97 comments)

I'd say Jurassic Park has held up quite well. And, actually, the most dated effects in the film are computer generated, not practical animatronics.

about 3 months ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

bhcompy Re:But they're still collecting your data. (97 comments)

Actually, things have changed. As part of this announcement they also announced that they will be digging through your browser history in order to provide more targeted ads, rather than just mining what you do through their website and websites that track for them

about 3 months ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "Polish publisher Nicolas Games is offering its new action-horror game, Afterfall: InSanity, for $1 with preorder. The catch is that in order for you to get the game for $1, they need to sell 10 million copies prior to launch on November 25th, otherwise you get a $1 discount on the retail price. As part of the promotion, they're giving away cash to charity(unspecified international charity) regardless of whether they meet the preorder threshold or not, so at least your dollar might go to good use. Based on the existing footage, the game looks to be worth at least a dollar, but will that be true for 10 million people in a half-dozen weeks?"
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Newb-friendly Linux flavor for LAMP server?

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "I need to setup a system to serve 2500 users and I've been looking at a LAMP setup. This is not commercial, more of a personal side project for some friends. I've no experience configuring or administering a Linux server having worked with MS and PICK based solutions my whole life, so I'm looking for something that will be relatively straightforward to implement and not a chore to manage and preferably not completely CLI. I will be serving a forum(phpBB 3 suits my needs and seems adequate) and a variety of PHP driven content with a MySQL backend. Requirements are PHP 5.3.0+ and MySQL 5+. Suggestions?"

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