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Every Public School Student In LA Will Get an iPad In 2014

redJag Re:That's not news (393 comments)

I've found the same to be true of software engineers. If you want to get the truly great engineers, the ones that love the field and not money, you really have to offer lower salaries.


about a year ago

Ask Slashdot: Making Side-Money As a Programmer?

redJag Re:Write your own (257 comments)

If you can't find anyone reporting the same issue, then how is your issue getting closed as a duplicate? ;)

about a year and a half ago

Review: World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (video)

redJag Re:Is this supposed to be humorous? (204 comments)

The story has always taken itself fairly seriously even in WoW (for the most part). The game, however, never really has. The easiest thing to point to is the script from clicking on the units in the RTS games, which goes back to Warcraft 2 for sure. Warcraft: Orcs & Humans I can't recall for sure... Also, clicking on critters until they explode (yeah, that's an easter egg but still). Certainly, WoW takes it to a new level but I think that is because Blizzard has made it more a part of their identity in all their games and WoW just has loads upon loads of content to put stuff like that into.

about 2 years ago

Why Aren't There More Civilians In Military Video Games?

redJag Video Games = School Shootings (431 comments)

Just imagine the "ammo" this would give anti-game violence arguments. They shot civilians in game to practice shooting civilians in real life!

about 3 years ago

World of Warcraft Finally Loses Subscribers

redJag Re:Cataclysm wall about fixing Arena's and PvP (413 comments)

I can't believe I'm actually posting on a WoW thread :P but have you actually tanked or healed seriously before? My main was a warlock way back in the day (vanilla WoW) and I played as a priest/warrior/druid in BC (main tanked 20 man raids, healed 20 man raids, solo healed a couple runs of karazhan for fun:) and while you are right about being "judged" almost solely on your DPS.. that is because your task is so much easier that all you have to do is damage the right target as much as you can without pulling aggro. Also, if you think tanks don't take shit from healers for not mitigating enough damage or not building enough off-target threat to keep every mob's attention then you're just in the dark.

about 3 years ago

Apple Wants To Store Your History In the Cloud

redJag Re:Hmmm (99 comments)

Do minorities get better internet access? Balls.

more than 3 years ago

The Hobbit Filming at 48fps

redJag Re:Wrong problem anyone? (423 comments)

I don't know what up-converting a DVD has to do with frame rate, but those 120/240hz features on TVs do it by "faking" frames and I think that is why they appear unnatural. I haven't seen anything professionally produced at a higher frame rate but hold out hope that it will actually look good. It will definitely take some getting used to, though.

more than 3 years ago

Can the Atrix 4G Really Become Your Next PC?

redJag Re:Can it run my Steam games? (297 comments)

Hey guys, PopeRatzo is right. I mean, come on. Yeah, come on!

more than 3 years ago

Ants Build Cheapest Networks

redJag Re:eh? big surprise? (108 comments)

I wonder.. did you go to Iowa State, or is that a common thing for universities to do, or is it a common rumor students make up to excuse their guilt for walking on and destroying the grass? :)

more than 3 years ago

When Smart People Make Bad Employees

redJag Re:Like astrology .. (491 comments)

Your first clue is that you refer to them as "users" :)

more than 3 years ago

Google Wants To Take Away Your Capslock Key

redJag Re:e.e. cummings approves (968 comments)

You mean you're a QUALITY ENGINEER, right? This comment brought to you by Caps Lock!

more than 3 years ago

FTC Is In Talks With Adobe About the 'Flash Problem'

redJag Re:Flash Problem? (179 comments)

ActionScript isn't like JavaScript? They are both based on ECMA Script, they are very similar as languages.

I've (unfortunately) written a lot of both and they are extremely similar to each other. Yes, there are a lot of features inside that bloated Flash runtime, but that doesn't mean ActionScript is not like JavaScript.

more than 3 years ago

Gentlemen Prefer Androids, Ladies iOS

redJag Re:More likely ... (483 comments)

The answer is because the only time their Android phone nags them is when their is a new update to install.

more than 3 years ago

Scammers Can Hide Fake URLs On the iPhone

redJag Re:Hiding URL bar not a possibility in FF (68 comments)

Perhaps for computers that are shipped as appliances and use a web app to configure them. The company I work for does touchscreen kiosks that run Windows and would probably be interested in turning that ability on. That is a slim use case, for sure, but a valid one :)

more than 3 years ago

200 Students Admit Cheating After Professor's Online Rant

redJag Re:Wow, tell people to stay away from that college (693 comments)

I thought it seemed pretty obvious that it was a bluff. The lecture was pretty well delivered and I liked it, but he was clearly nervous when he was talking about finding and punishing the cheaters where later he became clearly angry. Anyway, the bluff obviously did its job. Do you think people that would cheat on an exam would have the logical reasoning to know they couldn't be punished based on statistics due to the repercussions of punishing false positives?

more than 3 years ago

The ~200 Line Linux Kernel Patch That Does Wonders

redJag Re:Isn't it awesome (603 comments)

I love Mac OS X, but let's be honest. 10.1 to 10.4 they were really just fixing performance from the extremely sluggish beta OS. Since then, I haven't seen much improvement personally, while continuing to buy new hardware. It's not a bad thing - they are adding new features without making the OS feel bogged down by them. Also, much improvement has been seen in the past 6 months on the gaming side of things as well.

more than 2 years ago

Developing StarCraft 2 Build Orders With Genetic Algorithms

redJag Re:On the subject of games (200 comments)

No, *you* get off *my* lawn! Do you think SC2 is somehow different than the original in this regard? The game is not simple enough for it to even be possible to make a perfect chain of actions. There is human error and 90% of the player base doesn't care to read about genetic algorithms. In the case that an easy-to-copy build comes up like this 7 roach rush, Blizzard will patch it so roaches take longer to build or move a little slower. You're just getting older and gaming in general can lose its appeal. Games are still fun, don't doubt it ;)

more than 3 years ago

Survey Shows How Stupid People Are With Passwords

redJag Re:My first law (427 comments)

Oh, thank you for explaining that to me. You must be one of the smart people. The whoosh sound is at such a frequency that smart people cannot hear it. ;)

more than 3 years ago

Survey Shows How Stupid People Are With Passwords

redJag Re:My first law (427 comments)

Geez, you're awfully cynical for a 27 year old.

more than 3 years ago

Google TV Details Revealed

redJag Re:1995 called... (180 comments)

..due to The Event?

more than 3 years ago


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