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Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts

omtinez Re:Astronauts lose 20/10 eyesight! (109 comments)

Your post leads to my theory. If having such good eyesight was a requirement to be an astronaut, it would be perfectly possible that they somehow cheated their way there and once they went into space... well, mission accomplished. No need to pretend anymore, now they can put the glasses back on!

about three weeks ago

Switching Game Engines Halfway Through Development

omtinez Re:Rise of the middlemen (127 comments)

You are being modded as funny but as an ignorant mortal let me ask you... Are you being serious? I thought that software engineers in any industry were paid significantly better

about a month ago

Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet

omtinez Re:Customer service? (928 comments)

Sitting on the pilot seat would be the only thing enticing enough for me to pay the predatory fees for "perks".

PS: Being a tall person who cannot sit straight without pushing the seat in front of me with my knees, being offered extra leg room for a fee is border line offensive.

about 2 months ago

Microsoft Won't Bring Back the Start Menu Until 2015

omtinez Re:Every Other OS (516 comments)

You are holding it wrong.

Steve Jobs

PS: Our marketing department will soon release a video showcasing how all of your usability concerns are also a problem in the Windows platform for totally real world scenarios. For example, you can't go to the end of the line on Windows if someone popped the "End" key out of your keyboard!

about 4 months ago

NSA Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images

omtinez Re:edit (136 comments)

Documents don't stop being top secret just because someone leaked them.

If someone leaks the *top secret* documents and they are no longer *secret*, then they are just *top*

about 4 months ago

PHK: HTTP 2.0 Should Be Scrapped

omtinez If you are a programmer and have a Wikipedia page (220 comments)

...then you are already too self-important to be considered seriously. Please, keep this rant from a nobody away from the front page. All he did was to cry about how SPDY sucks and asked to admit defeat without proposing a good alternative, basically telling everyone involved to throw away all work done up to this point and start from scratch (again, without really proposing anything specific, just throw away the prototype!). Thanks, but no thanks.

about 4 months ago

Microsoft Is Paying Brazilian Users In Skype Credit To Switch to Bing

omtinez Re:So... (90 comments)

The most popular search is indeed "google". By a lot

about 4 months ago

Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

omtinez Re:Next target, please (626 comments)

You are sadly mistaken about the sure to lose part. The burden of proof resides on the officer issuing the ticket, they must be able to unequivocally show that it was you and nobody else driving that car. That is much more difficult to prove than you might think if a cop doesn't pull you over and ask for your driver's license.

about 3 months ago

Michigan FIRST Robot Championship Bout for 2014 (Video)

omtinez Spoiler Alert (8 comments)

After listening to mind-numbing advertisements for 5 minutes, I just closed the tab. I simply came back to warn you guys, don't even bother playing the video unless you have 30 minutes to spare watching commercials

about 5 months ago

Mathematician Gives Tips On How To Win $1 Billion On NCAA Basketball

omtinez Re:I wonder if its even possible b/c of the media (76 comments)

Ah, I can tell that you have never been involved with athletes at this level. Their ability to understand such things beyond "favorite" and "underdog" are questionable to say the least.

about 6 months ago

Ex-Microsoft Employee Arrested For Leaking Windows 8

omtinez Re:Which is it? (197 comments)

God help you trying to build that code, at Microsoft we have an entire set of teams dedicated to building Windows :)

about 6 months ago

Pine Tree Has Largest Genome Ever Sequenced

omtinez I call BS (71 comments)

As someone who works on cancer research involving human genome, I can tell you that you should read any news/research related to genome sequencing with a pinch of salt. The methods used to sequence genome are notoriously unreliable, and the analysis performed on that genome is even worse. This is what happens when you get money if you publish results that sound "cool", but in reality our understanding and capacity to research stuff at the DNA level is much more limited than most people in the field are willing to admit.

about 6 months ago

The Next Keurig Will Make Your Coffee With a Dash of "DRM"

omtinez Re:Why? (769 comments)

If you are going down that rabbit hole, you might as well talk about the cost of electricity consumed by that Keurig machine. Oh and also factor in the time of putting the cup in place and washing the cup later on, and don't forget to add however many seconds it takes you to program the machine, since we are talking about time...

about 7 months ago

The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer

omtinez Re:I feel you. (533 comments)

I like software development. But when I go home, I do other things than write more code (write/record music, write/shoot/direct/edit short films, cook foods, breed fish, exercise/martial arts, spend time with my OS (aka Her), etc). Apparently, to some developers, this means I don't take my job seriously and I shouldn't be in the industry because I'm not spending every moment living and breathing code. I don't even own a github. And frankly, if that's the expectation, I'd rather not work in that sort of environment.


about 8 months ago

Google Charging OEMs Licensing Fees For Play Store

omtinez Response to Microsoft making it free? (225 comments)

Funny how things change. Now OEM partners can slap WinRT for free on any device as long as they pass the certification tests, and Google charges for access to a store on which they take a significant cut of every sale. If they keep squeezing that cow for more milk...

about 8 months ago

U.S. Teenagers Are Driving Much Less: 4 Theories About Why

omtinez Re:Controlled for minimum driving age? (635 comments)

I want to mod you up up because you make a good point... BUT you work(ed) at the DMV... ARGH!!!

*head explodes*

about 7 months ago

BBC: Amazon Workers Face "Increased Risk of Mental Illness"

omtinez Just like Manna (321 comments)

I actually interviewed for a position at Amazon HQ in Seattle that worked on the software that "guides" the warehouse workers through the maze. I can't disclose details, but it sounded an awful lot like the story that has been posted several times here already:

PD: I didn't get the position and, looking back at it, I'm glad

about 10 months ago


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