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Google's New Camera App Simulates Shallow Depth of Field

citizenr Re:Why? (126 comments)

and emotion is important.

but I have aspergers you insenitive clod!

4 days ago
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Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa

citizenr Re:Saves about $38 million in taxes (86 comments)

Very rarely the number of people directly employed makes the difference, If Microsoft is spending $1 Billion in the state, it will probably source significant % of components locally

Sure, they will buy all those locally build processors and memory chips.

4 days ago
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Study Rules Out Global Warming Being a Natural Fluctuation With 99% Certainty

citizenr Re:Why so much resistance to climate science? (864 comments)

Because it is NOT science. Here you have 99% confidence displayed by very same people who fail to predict tornadoes, or even simple rain on weather channel.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are You Apocalypse-Useful?

citizenr Re:Lawyer (736 comments)

Hell, it doesnt even have to be organized. I will hunt lawyers for sport.

about two weeks ago
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Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin

citizenr Re:Moo (469 comments)

A modern instrument may sound better right away she says, but an old Italian may be able to produce more colors of sound that only become apparent after months of use, she says.

The phrase "confirmation bias" springs immediately to mind. People hear what they want to hear, and the knowledge that they're playing on a three-century-old, million-dollar violin gives them certain expectations.

If that were the case, then you'd expect them to think the older, more valuable one sounded better right away, not the newer, less special one; so this seems to be a statement against confirmation bias.

This is exactly what the test subject thinks. She chose modern one while blindfolded, but STILL thinks older one is better, because reasons, and $10mil price tag.

about two weeks ago
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Raspberry Pi Compute Module Release

citizenr NO support for 2 HDMI displays and 2 cameras (51 comments)

No, there is only one HDMI.
There are two DSI and two CSI-2 ports routed, but DSI is not supported at all, and only one CSI-2 has any support (in closed source blob you cant modify).

about two weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:Drama queens... (465 comments)

Not because he worked for the sponsor, because sponsor WANTED it and PAID for it and contestants AGREED to it by signing contracts.

Whole game jam was supposed to be a documentary, but along the way someone decided that money is nice and he wants some of it = half a mil sponsorship deal and change of format.

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:When Markedroids try to lead... (465 comments)

Jerry who? are you 50y old or something? Matti guy is fine, he makes millions selling MTV style reality tv crap made for and sponsored by big faceless corporations. And 14-20 something retards watch them.

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:Maker Studios (465 comments)

Complain all you want, they are swimming in Disney money.

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:I'd watch that for a dollar (465 comments)

Personally, I think that the show would be a good idea

you are as clueless as Pepsi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Writing code is NOT entertaining to watch. Even Discovery had to spice things up in order to keep highly technical show afloat.

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:We are the geeks, we are not tools for non-geek (465 comments)

Well, if the event was sponsored by Pepsi, yes. That's generally one of the conditions for sponsorship.

There's a big difference between putting up Pepsi logos and branding (which everyone involved said they were fine with) and forbidding anyone to use any drink that isn't a Pepsi product, including water and coffee.

umm, no
1 they were allowed water
2 event was PAID FOR by Pepsi. If Pepsi says naked hoola hoops, and you signed contract that stated naked hoola hoops, then shut the f up and dance monkey dance.

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:We are the geeks, we are not tools for non-geek (465 comments)

While Pepsi may indeed be utter twats, it was fucking poor showing by the developer.

Show some fucking respect for your client.

Exactly, Dance monkeys DANCE!

about three weeks ago
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Indie Game Jam Show Collapses Due To Interference From "Pepsi Consultant"

citizenr Re:We are the geeks, we are not tools for non-geek (465 comments)

Umm that "consultant" is a very powerful media exec. He MADE his career doing exactly what he did during this game jam. The difference is he is used to targeting Jersey Shore/reality tv of the week on MTV type of audience, 20 something party all night didnt go to college OMG camera lets scream and show our tits people.

Matti Leshem is Pepci go to guy when tehy want to reach young and loud retard crowd. He is not going away anywhere. If anything Pepsi will drop the idea of targetting geeks, after all they are akward and hard to work with.

about three weeks ago
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Supreme Court Skeptical of Computer-Based Patents

citizenr Re:The best the SCOTUS could do is wipe software p (192 comments)

Thats cute, but you really dont understand what Patents are.
Its not some magical police whissle that will summon Patent SWAT team.

Patents only give you a stronger claim if/when you decide to spend $xxK in lawyer fees to SUE party infringing it. Nothing more.

about three weeks ago
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China Arrests 1,500 People For Sending Spam Messages From Fake Mobile Bases

citizenr IMSI Catchers (35 comments)

The big news here is Chinese are selling $7400 20W 885915MHz/930960MHz IMSI catchers. Not for spying, but for spamming SMS to nearby phones.

about a month ago

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New iGoogle sucks, users hate it.

citizenr citizenr writes  |  more than 5 years ago

citizenr writes "not really a story, Google updated iGoogle (home page) and Gmail iGoogle gadget (gmail reader on a google home page) yesterday totally ruining usability. Maybe if you mention it on the /. they will be pressured to at least give users option tio chose the old style. I propably should of posted this to digg as it is a non story in slashdot news, on the other hand only geeks use igoogle afaik and this is kind of a big deal for us geeks :)

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25405651

update to iGoogle (which is extensive and undoubtedly the cause of the outage) is quite a step backwards. It's a pretty clunky hybrid of a window based system and a widget based system, with a lot more AJAX and a lot fewer clickable links.

http://tech.slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=998259&cid=25409497

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&url=www.google.com/ig/modules/builtin_gmail.xml [google.com]

I commented how much it sucks an hour ago, and already 30 more people commented how much it sucks and my comment is gone (it displays only last 30 comments). People HATE IT with passion.

also this page
http://www.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=20324&topic=13918 [google.com]
is missing pictures of the "great" new Canvas crap that everyone uniformly hates.
We got TABS in our browsers, we dont need no canvas"

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