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Eizo Debuts Monitor With 1:1 Aspect Ratio

wed128 Re: "4:3" vs "4x3" (329 comments)

Or render at that resolution, the input doesn't have to be video :)

4 days ago
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What is your computer most often plugged into?

wed128 Re: dem poles yo (233 comments)

The 'off the grid' answer is 'generator'.

4 days ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

wed128 Re:NDS != NDS (61 comments)

Yea, Mine still works, got it at launch.

about a week ago
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The Nintendo DS Turns 10

wed128 Re:Nintendo DS (61 comments)

Is there a *successful* handheld gaming platform that isn't proprietary and closed source? Do we have an option?

about a week ago
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World's Youngest Microsoft Certificated Professional Is Five Years Old

wed128 Re:Note to IT recruiters. (276 comments)

This depends highly on
1) the reqiurements of the position
and
2) your hiring budget.

Do you need someone to run msi installers and register users on a *windows* system? you'll probably save some money hiring an MS cert. do you need database design or some complicated distributed server farm built? and IST degree is probably what you're looking for? Need some application code written? You probably want someone with a CS degree. Need device drivers/firmware/hardware designed? Go for someone with a Computer Engineering or even an Electrical Engineering degree.

All of these degrees/certifications don't fit the same niche...

about two weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

I absolutely can prove it.

Right now, you can buy the IOS development kit, which compiles objective-C code to run on the iPad. Objective-C is a Turing-complete language, and can therefore only be implemented in a language that is also Turing complete. the LLVM compiler that ships with the IOS developement kit compiles Objective-c to the instruction set on the iPad. Therefore, the instruction set of the iPad is Turing complete.

QED.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

I mean that the instruction set implemented on the iPad is Turing complete, which is true. i did not mean that the iPad is a Turing machine, which is not true.

sorry for the ambiguity.

about three weeks ago
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CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

wed128 Re:Could have been worse (236 comments)

technically, the iPad can run arbitrary code. they are both computers, and Turing complete even!

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

wed128 Re:Ha! Ha! I switched to OSX! (928 comments)

I wish Tim Cook would just stop by and tell us what to run! that would make this whole mess so much better.

about a month ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

wed128 Re:Rules for posting? (928 comments)

Why do we have to mention Bennett in the non-Bennett posts? can we just have a break please?

about a month ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

wed128 Re:The Cloud! (190 comments)

if the data has any value, it could (SHOULD) be anonymized (names changed to protect the innocent)...

about a month ago
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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records

wed128 The Cloud! (190 comments)

Is the data public information? if so, why not just make it publicly available, and whoever cares can download it. If the data is valuable, it will be mirrored and survive. if not, it won't.

about a month ago
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Windows 10 Gets a Package Manager For the Command Line

wed128 Re:On other words ... (230 comments)

History. the current Microsoft app store is a mess.

about a month ago
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Ebola Does Not Require an "Ebola Czar," Nor Calling Up the National Guard

wed128 Re:Politics (384 comments)

Ok, i'll bite. If not here, where are 'good doctors' bred?

*disclaimer -- my wife is a nurse at a transplant hospital, which has patients that fly in from countries all over the world that have inferior healthcare systems*

about a month ago
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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public

wed128 Re:even back then.... (121 comments)

you're technically wrong (the worst kind of wrong)

the screen is always oriented so English text goes from left-to-right (not top-to-bottom). the fact that the monitor in the image happens to have a 1 aspect) does not mean it's 'oriented left', it's actually built this way.

about a month ago
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Fighting the Culture of 'Worse Is Better'

wed128 Re:New langauge (240 comments)

There's a difference between linking C libraries (Many non-c++ languages can do this) vs Stroustrup's insistance that a c++ compiler must be able to compile C code. this requirement is one of the reasons C++ is such a mess.

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

wed128 Re:Distance (92 comments)

ios too.

about a month and a half ago
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Samsung's Wi-Fi Upgrades Promise Speeds Up to 4.6Gbps

wed128 Re:Err... Wait a minute... (92 comments)

How does the ISP have any say about my internal network? they can pry my cat6 from my cold dead hands.

about a month and a half ago

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