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Gmail Accidentally Resets 150,000 Accounts

nrgy Re:Something Goes Wrong, Don't Trust Cloud? (401 comments)

Its sad it took this long in the posts to see exactly what I was thinking. I mean seriously in a situation like this I have more faith in Google being able to restore the data then if it were me and my own mail server. Its cloud fail when they don't get the data back not when its lost and they are working on the solution.

more than 3 years ago

GeoHot Asks For Donations To Fight Sony

nrgy Hustler Magazine v. Falwell (470 comments)

Remember when the press came out to support Larry Flint because if he lost the ramifications would be horrible? I have the same feeling about these sort of court cases.

more than 3 years ago

Teacher Suspended Over Blog About Students

nrgy Re:Less Honesty Please... (634 comments)

And your type really makes me puke. Raising kids to be emotional nutjobs because they are never taught how to deal with negative feedback.

more than 3 years ago

The Verizon Wireless HTC Eris 'Silent Call Bug'

nrgy Nexus One (274 comments)

I had this very same problem with my Nexus One. Even worse rebooting did not always solve the issue.

I bought my Nexus at launch and while I was happy with it at first, the past few months it just started acting crazy. Icons on the desktop would open a different application, the issue from the article, the keyboard opening when a phone call was coming in "you couldnt slide to answer because it was ontop".

After all that and more, once the lock button on my Nexus started to give out I just went back to my iPhone.

more than 4 years ago

Scaling Algorithm Bug In Gimp, Photoshop, Others

nrgy Re:Photographer here (368 comments)

32bits doesn't automatically mean the data in the file represents linear light pixel data. I could write a png file with the data in log colorspace if I wanted to, shouldn't but I could if I wanted to. Same goes for writing data to an OpenEXR file.

Image file formats are containers of data and as Bill posted in a previous thread more often then not the colorspace encoding in files is either read wrong or ignored in the various graphics applications. And don't even get started with Apple applications doing 1.8 gamma encoding.

more than 4 years ago

Scaling Algorithm Bug In Gimp, Photoshop, Others

nrgy Re:Old news (368 comments)

Bill where is my rss slashdot feed node for Nuke at? :)

more than 4 years ago

Canadian Android Carrier Forcing Firmware Update

nrgy Re:Android fanboyism (238 comments)

I know one thing that is open, I can buy a multitude of phone types from different manufacturers.

Appstore purchases are transferable to another device, save for the other device running a version of the Android operating system the application in question supports.

The appstore while currently not having as many applications as Apples, does include many that Apple would simply never allow to be sold.

You don't have to be a fanboy to see that in certain aspects the Android is more of an "open" platform.

more than 4 years ago

The Cell Phone Has Changed — New Etiquette Needed

nrgy Re:Bluetooth headsets make people seem insane. (585 comments)

I moved to Los Angeles a little over a year and a half ago, coming from a small hick town in the midwest having lived there my whole life "28 years".

When I first arrived I would walk around the neighborhood and see people jogging, walking the dog, whatever, I thought everyone was crazy for a good few months. The whole Bluetooth thing wasn't huge back home so it took some getting use to.

Although I must admit people in LA are crazy regardless of having or not having a Bluetooth headset :).

more than 4 years ago

NVIDIA Driver Developer Discusses Linux Graphics

nrgy Re:Measurement from the NVIDIA site? (317 comments)

I think you have it wrong and I'm writing this at Sony Pictures Imageworks on a CentOS box.

The film industry is mainly Windows and Linux, the larger the facility the higher the chance of it being a Linux house, but not always.

You hear "Macs make movies" so often and if anyone who doesn't work in the industry could see the state of things they would find the quote funny.

The main users of Apple products are producers and other pencil pushers running around with iPhones and Mac Pros, video files passed around during production are usually QuickTime files. Other than that a very limited amount of the business is anything Apple related. Final Cut is popular however its only one tool in the whole production chain and a facility doesn't need to equip everyone with a Mac just because its used. It is not uncommon to see a few Macs around facilities however you do not seem them in numbers.

I have only visited one all Mac based facility and even then they had RHEL dual booting macs. I can probably count on both hands how many visual effects studios I've seen or heard of that are all Mac based. Linux and Windows are no doubt the prominent players in the visual effects field. Linux isn't just on the backend either, plenty of facilities run Linux on the desktop and any one day there are thousands of artists typing grep and ls in a terminal somewhere. Its not just the bigger facilities either, plenty of smaller shops run Linux all around. If a facility isn't running Linux it most likely is running Windows.

Avids are used in editorial nothing more, so you do not see them in numbers. The Autodesk offerings have moved off Irix and are now HP/IBM Linux workstations.

Nvidia has the DCC market cornered with the Quadro line, I'm not going to get into the debate of whether they are wroth the price or not though. Even if a facility doesn't use Quadros in mass you can almost be certain the workstations have some sort of Nvidia card installed. Most applications in DCC are OpenGL based, since Nvidia has a track record of having a better OpenGL product, its not hard to understand why they might have a strong hold on the DCC industry.

more than 4 years ago

32 Exoplanets Discovered By Chilean Telescope

nrgy Re:Enemy Planets (146 comments)

Indeed, I'm almost certain the system lords have recognized the value of these planets and have dispatched units to the area.

more than 4 years ago

BSA Says 41% of Software On Personal Computers Is Pirated

nrgy Re:41? (569 comments)

That is how most learn VFX software and everyone in the industry knows it. The software companies don't really care except when people use it to make money, the personal learning editions are crippled most of the time in such ways that make them useless for learning. SideFX who make Houdini I think took the correct route and offer a fully functional personal edition for $99 US.

One could go on about how many people are running around with Photoshop installed but I'll save that for another day ;).

more than 4 years ago

Skype Kills Extras Program

nrgy Re:Never write a plug-in (104 comments)

I have to disagree with you.

In the visual effects field and graphics world plugins are part of daily life. Yes you do take the risk of the software developer dieing out or adding your functionality to the base product.

There are a number of plugin based development companies that have been around for quiet some time and the products they offer are just as important as the applications they are made for. Every business venture has its risks and most often regardless of your business model you are at the whims of something.

about 5 years ago

TomTom Announces an Open Source GPS Technology

nrgy Re:Handheld GPS and Linux (177 comments)

You have a valid point however I think it can go both ways in some instances.

A few months ago I flew my mother and sister to visit in Los Angeles. My sister would be doing all the driving and not knowing her way around worried me a little. While not the best solution I ended up giving my sister and mother my iphone to use its gps while they drove around during the day. My sister would pull over, search for a location she wanted to go, hand the phone to my mom and start driving.

From all I gather they loved it and didn't have any problems using it. My sister also liked the Google street view for previewing the lay of the land so she would recognize things as she got close. Sure I will concede a Tom Tom sort of device would have been the ideal solution but you gotta admit the GPS on the phone did do its job. My 2 cents.

about 5 years ago

Google Apps Not the DC Success Many Believe?

nrgy Re:This is a DC problem, not a Google problem (139 comments)

No I don't do IT work.

As to your laptop VPN suggestion, most facilities firewall off the wireless and internal networks from themselves.

"I can has my files" is exactly why I use services like Google and Dropbox, sorry you disagree. I'm not a tinfoil hat crazy as you appear to be so I don't mind someone controling my data. In all honesty I don't see any difference between Google and a financial institution when it comes to personal data. Both can be good and bad.

about 5 years ago

Google Apps Not the DC Success Many Believe?

nrgy Re:This is a DC problem, not a Google problem (139 comments)

You had me most of the way until your last sentence.

I've used Linux for quiet some time and am lucky enough I can usually request Linux for my operating system at freelance jobs. That said I really don't give a rats ass about the cloud, Microsoft, Google, or where my data is.

At the end of the day all I care about is what works regardless of where it comes from. I have forgotten documents at home more than Google has had an outage preventing me from getting at my Gmail account. I have all my email at my employers forwarded to my Gmail account. The one or two times Google has prevented me from accessing Gmail I simply logged into the companies web servers that had my data still on them.

I'm not saying Googles services are the best or great at everything but obviously they are for some people or no one would use them. The last movie I worked on we used Google calendar and docs to push things around the office and to vendors. A 200 million US dollar movie I hope thats a productive enough office workplace for you.

And so what if Google has my data. I figure the chances of someone owning Google or a Google employee getting my personal data is about the same risk as someone owning my rig at home/work. Continue on bashing Google as the anti-christ reborn while I enjoy my use of there services.

about 5 years ago

Working With Ogg Theora and the Video Tag

nrgy *sigh* (187 comments)

I don't know why my post is marked as Troll.

Does no one know how many people rip stuff off youtube, vimeo, insert site X here, and edit the videos into parodies or god knows what else?

If you have a format that can't be readily edited I don't get how its going to go anywhere.

Not saying its ideal but it is a valid point.

about 5 years ago

Working With Ogg Theora and the Video Tag

nrgy Linux cant even edit it half the time (187 comments)

Try finding video editing software which can edit (not commandline like ffmpeg, I'm talking gui After Effects style) a Theora file.

Even on Linux where you would think ogg would be strongest is horrible in the ability to edit ogg files. I do screen captures from time to time and recordmydesktop only saves out ogg (ogv in later versions) files of the captures. I constantly have to run ffmpeg on the files and spit them out as png image sequences.

Outside the technical merits I don't know how you can expect to get traction on a format that barely anything if at all can edit the darn things.

Just my 2 cents.

about 5 years ago

Texas Makes Zombie Fire Ants

nrgy Re:uh oh (398 comments)

If so we just track these Russian bot nets with a bugtracker.

more than 5 years ago

Ubuntu 9.04 RC Released

nrgy blah (239 comments)

Eclipse 3.2.2 still? When do they plan on upgrading it? I mean they upgraded to PulseAudio and we all know how stable that thing is. *sigh*

I've tried running Eclipse builds from other repositories and seem to always have issues with them. It would be nice if they updated to a later version.

more than 5 years ago

Ponzi Schemes Multiply On YouTube

nrgy Bah (346 comments)

I don't care about getting rich or losing 35lbs, if the video says I'll get a free pocket fisherman just tell me where to enter my cc #

more than 5 years ago


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