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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #100 on: 09 Jul 2020, 21:05 »

Okay, now I have to know how the Hell Hanners' parents got together.
I know folks can change over time (for better or worse), but DAYUM!
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #101 on: 09 Jul 2020, 21:31 »

It's been a long week, but we've had a plot development!

Roko should contact Momo at this point. She will swing in behind this movement. Oh, and wait until Hanners learns of this.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #102 on: 09 Jul 2020, 22:46 »

Did not know pdf is disliked...

I work in finance industry.
50 percent of files we use are pdf and other 50 are excel.
With other files being such a minor thing.
Its super annoying when we get png or BMP for documents.
Cause then editing trimming merging is so much more time consuming.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #103 on: 09 Jul 2020, 22:57 »

...better than snapping turtles- those things are vicious!
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #104 on: 09 Jul 2020, 22:58 »

Coincidentally, a friend in Discord dropped this line recently:

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I have no strong feelings for or against PDF format.  It does what it does, and works where it's effective, and like anything, can be misused.  Though yes, for most stuff on the web where PDFs are used, HTML, markdown, etc are better options 95% of the time.  Can't speak for mobile use, as personally I dislike using a tiny screen for document reading and handling, and just document handling in general since the vast majority of phones make it a pain in the ass without 3rd party apps or jailbreaking.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #105 on: 09 Jul 2020, 23:09 »

I wonder if "bodies" includes fighter jets?
May might be interested in that.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #106 on: 09 Jul 2020, 23:21 »

Okay, Doc, that's nice. I'm sure that this will drive some real and beneficial change to how keeping people (both biological and synthetic) healthy is viewed as a responsibility of the wider community in about ten to twenty years time. What happens to May right now?
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #107 on: 09 Jul 2020, 23:30 »

Dunno about May but assuming F&B can get certified/registered it pretty much guarantees their future. Or dooms them completely if they canít.
Also, 20 years? If Mr E-C has enough pull (or money, which is the same thing) to have his own space station, the law could be on the books in 20 weeks.
Which is possibly around about when the humans start asking where their free healthcare isÖ
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #108 on: 10 Jul 2020, 00:28 »

Okay, Doc, that's nice. I'm sure that this will drive some real and beneficial change to how keeping people (both biological and synthetic) healthy is viewed as a responsibility of the wider community in about ten to twenty years time. What happens to May right now?

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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #109 on: 10 Jul 2020, 00:50 »

Feel better?
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #110 on: 10 Jul 2020, 00:59 »

The problem with success beyond your dreams is figuring out what to do now.
An oil tanker is potentially more valuable than a tuna, sure, but they make lousy casseroles and sandwiches. You've got to figure out something else do to!

Of course, my first boss would have simply said: What a great problem to have. Took me a while to grow up enough to miss that guy.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #111 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:18 »

Heh-heh!  The NHS for AIs!  And it took an aged mad scientist to suggest it...
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #112 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:23 »

Then he'll find another SJW hot-button to pander to.

Using the abbreviation "SJW" has the effect of obscuring that the "J" stands for Justice

Do you feel that the urge to encourage justice is a bad thing?
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #113 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:26 »

It seems fairly often that when I'm discussing some issue or another, it turns out that the only real answer is fully socialized healthcare. It's kind of nice to see QC veer into the same territory.

It appears to be a common occurrence when people are discussing the struggles of modern society. Of course there's always the threat of idealization...

And regardless of either, there will always be those who are duped into going against change that would benefit everybody because incredibly selfish people tell them that whatever it is, "that's socialism" and they've been convinced 'socialism bad' without questioning just who it's "bad" for.

I've been dealing with relatives who wholeheartedly believe the current American healthcare system is socialized medicine despite it being the antithesis of socialized medicine. It's very frustrating.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #114 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:27 »

Since it's a legislation it looks like something that can take many years to pass and implement. Roko should find something that could help May in the more immediate future, something like an ordinance. Unless legislation only takes little time in QC's reality.

Emulators for emulators, sounds like something we need in few months to use Adobe's other (acquired) product.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #115 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:34 »

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This seems unnecessarily vitriolic.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #116 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:37 »

Personally, I quite like happy endings. The world is a scary place, and I don't need the webcomics I read to be all doom-and-gloom. I want them to make me feel better, if only for a little while.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #117 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:48 »

@Hotdog_Meat_Mishap,

Er... Wow! Sorry, I wasn't saying that working for a community-oriented approach to health provision was bad, I was just saying that, even with handwavium magic tech, it takes time something like a responsive public health system in place and working something approaching reliabily and that I really think that May's problem needs an Immediate solution.

Um... but I hope that you feel better having got that off of your chest.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #118 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:55 »

Since it's a legislation it looks like something that can take many years to pass and implement. Roko should find something that could help May in the more immediate future, something like an ordinance. Unless legislation only takes little time in QC's reality.

Emulators for emulators, sounds like something we need in few months to use Adobe's other (acquired) product.

Shit, I had almost forgotten Flash even existed. And I've _written_ things in Flash :shudder:

EDIT: not by own initiative. And yeah, if PDF (or Adobe in general) stopped existing today, that would be great.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #119 on: 10 Jul 2020, 01:59 »

Makes me laugh.

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It's a comic - it's supposed to. :)
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #120 on: 10 Jul 2020, 03:44 »

Want to know what bugs me? People who think that basic civil rights and social justice for all are the unattainable and undesirable fantasies of a lunatic fringe. Just saying.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #121 on: 10 Jul 2020, 03:59 »

Emulators for emulators, sounds like something we need in few months to use Adobe's other (acquired) product.

It happens in real life.  For some years I programmed an embedded system using a chip (Zilog Z8) which had a (cut down) Basic interpreter built in (I wasn't using that, but my boss was).  When I had to debug an interference between my boss's Basic program and my interrupt driver for data collection, I de-compiled the code of the interpreter, and found that it was indeed written in an intermediate language which was then interpreted in turn.  That debugging took two months solid work (one of the most enjoyable times of my career), but the product it enabled remains on the market twenty-five years on, so I guess it was worth it.

The interference was that the interpreter tested a memory base-register which I used for data storage for zero by incrementing it and then using a decrement-jump-if-zero instruction; the test was required because the chip could be used in a no-external-memory configuration, and was done in many places, but only once in the way I just outlined.  If my interrupt occurred between these two instructions, then I stored data in the wrong place, which caused havoc - I fixed it by making my own local copy of the base register on startup.  Since the problem only manifested once or twice a week, it took a while for my boss to trust that I really had fixed it!
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #122 on: 10 Jul 2020, 04:16 »

PDF?
Locked down and secured so that it can't be changed after the final edit?
Damn right.

It is the ONLY approved transportable electronic file format allowed by the FDA otherwise it is either proprietary software or paper.
Let that sink in paper or proprietary.
Paper takes up space and the file and search functions suuuuuuuuuck.
Proprietary means you are locked to one vendor and if your OS changes you HAVE TO use an emulator and make regular sacrifices to the code gods or you will loose all access to your documents.

Adobe?
That bloated miscreant?
It copies everything and stores it all on adobes cloud servers for your convenience unless IT has managed to cut the umbilical.
Data security is everything in my industry and sadly Adobe doesn't have that feature because their servers are in the states.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #123 on: 10 Jul 2020, 04:51 »

Then he'll find another SJW hot-button to pander to.

Using the abbreviation "SJW" has the effect of obscuring that the "J" stands for Justice

Do you feel that the urge to encourage justice is a bad thing?

Just because a words in there doesn't make it so, North Korea is officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after all and i don't think they're big on democracy
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #124 on: 10 Jul 2020, 04:58 »

While I'm certain Mae will be thrilled to hear about the progress made towards getting her a better body, I feel she will still be annoyed at the prospect of becoming a major civil rights icon.

I don't think Mae is really worried about that right now. She's having a conversation with Greg about who they really are...

...oh, wait, you meant May, didn't you? Sorry.
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« Reply #125 on: 10 Jul 2020, 05:50 »

Then he'll find another SJW hot-button to pander to.

Using the abbreviation "SJW" has the effect of obscuring that the "J" stands for Justice

Do you feel that the urge to encourage justice is a bad thing?

Just because a words in there doesn't make it so, North Korea is officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after all and i don't think they're big on democracy
You should consider that the only people that call North Korea that are the assholes that named it that.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #126 on: 10 Jul 2020, 06:23 »

Then he'll find another SJW hot-button to pander to.

Using the abbreviation "SJW" has the effect of obscuring that the "J" stands for Justice

Do you feel that the urge to encourage justice is a bad thing?

Just because a words in there doesn't make it so, North Korea is officially the Democratic People's Republic of Korea after all and i don't think they're big on democracy
You should consider that the only people that call North Korea that are the assholes that named it that.

Point still stands, just because you call yourself a SJW doesn't mean you're interested in justice, much like how Antifa are more fascist then the groups they target
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #127 on: 10 Jul 2020, 06:36 »

Did not know pdf is disliked...

I work in finance industry.
50 percent of files we use are pdf and other 50 are excel.
With other files being such a minor thing.
Its super annoying when we get png or BMP for documents.
Cause then editing trimming merging is so much more time consuming.
I was about to comment how surprised you'll be when you hear physicists' attitude toward Excel, but... holy cow, people actually use PNG and BMP for documents? Who are these people!?  :psyduck:
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #128 on: 10 Jul 2020, 07:41 »

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« Reply #129 on: 10 Jul 2020, 07:46 »

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I think that's a stretch.  Goverment/policy by single issue activists has all the evil effects you highlight, but that doesn't mean its about putting one group ahead of another. The thing about single issue activists, whether political, environmental or anything else, is that by definition they are utterly blinkered and incapable of seeing the big picture. A classic example is the promotion of diesel cars in Europe which has led to the reduced CO2 emissions the activists wanted, but at the price of catastrophic levels of particulate pollution. The BLM activists didn't want funding removed from the groups you mention, they were simply so far off their radar that they didn't consider them at all.
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« Reply #130 on: 10 Jul 2020, 07:58 »

Social Justice as espoused by the SJW-type person has little to do with social justice.

Bear in mind that the people who are decried by others as being SJWs don't in general call themselves that - the epithet is typically applied by others, so often misses the target.
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« Reply #131 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:01 »

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The good news is you won't have to do your job much longer if the more militant and vocal members of BLM get what they want.     I mean in a world where police are powerless to charge anyone with a crime out of fear of triggering a race riot what need do we have of correctional services?

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« Reply #132 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:04 »

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The good news is you won't have to do your job much longer if the more militant and vocal members of BLM get what they want.     I mean in a world where police are powerless to charge anyone with a crime out of fear of triggering a race riot what need do we have of correctional services?
So what you’re saying is you’d be perfectly happy if the cops treated you exactly the same way they treat BAME people?
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« Reply #133 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:19 »

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Well I live in NZ so it won't get that far but we also have our share of idiots who want to shut down prisons, don't get me wrong I'd love to be out of a job because theres no crims but it just isn't going to happen any time soon
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« Reply #134 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:23 »

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« Reply #135 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:26 »

And regardless of either, there will always be those who are duped into going against change that would benefit everybody because incredibly selfish people tell them that whatever it is, "that's socialism" and they've been convinced 'socialism bad' without questioning just who it's "bad" for.

I've been dealing with relatives who wholeheartedly believe the current American healthcare system is socialized medicine despite it being the antithesis of socialized medicine. It's very frustrating.

You have my sympathies. I live in Europe but I'm aware of those groups which argue that anything which is even remotely linked to socialism is automatically bad and evil and wrong and STOP THINKING ABOUT SOCIALISM EMBRACE CAPITALISM.

It's rather difficult to discuss progress and alternatives which might be better than the current system when a large amount of the populace has been brainwashed into thinking that the status quo is the best we're going to get and any alternative must be purged from people's minds because it's the work of the devil.
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« Reply #136 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:33 »

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Okay, Doc, that's nice. I'm sure that this will drive some real and beneficial change to how keeping people (both biological and synthetic) healthy is viewed as a responsibility of the wider community in about ten to twenty years time. What happens to May right now?
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Alright, so you've so far just come here to spout a lot of vitriol and frustrations, even though you do seem to have some legitimate arguments supporting your views on what is not going right with current movements. If you at some point settle down in terms of frustration/anger and are willing to further engage in normal conversation/discussion here, showing a willingness to hear varying viewpoints, then that would be great, because I am interested in your actual viewpoints.

I will say though that you do not make a great impression when you state things like "how to use fake repressed rape-trauma as a career stepping stone". Are you implying that this is widespread? Or that rape-trauma repression is by generally fake? For the former I'd like to know how you've come to the conclusion that it's widespread, if it's the latter then you're simply dead wrong, unless you feel your assessment is superior to many decades of scientific research.

I will also say that if you seriously feel like white people are somehow being "oppressed" right now, then I wonder if you've been paying attention, or of you simply are equating 'being oppressed' to 'losing some of the privilege'. I have similar issues with the baffling notion some people have that Christians are being oppressed. And I am saying all this as a Christian and extremely white male. Also, in case you're wondering: yes I am very aware of my privileged position in life, and no I am not ashamed of it, because I don't think I need to be ashamed of something out of my control. But I am aware of it, and I am trying to help, where I can, to help others (not black people only) to have a semblance of an equal situation to my own.     
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #137 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:38 »

Can the trolls stop derailing our discussion about file formats? Do as I do and don't read their posts.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #138 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:38 »

And regardless of either, there will always be those who are duped into going against change that would benefit everybody because incredibly selfish people tell them that whatever it is, "that's socialism" and they've been convinced 'socialism bad' without questioning just who it's "bad" for.

I've been dealing with relatives who wholeheartedly believe the current American healthcare system is socialized medicine despite it being the antithesis of socialized medicine. It's very frustrating.

You have my sympathies. I live in Europe but I'm aware of those groups which argue that anything which is even remotely linked to socialism is automatically bad and evil and wrong and STOP THINKING ABOUT SOCIALISM EMBRACE CAPITALISM.

It's rather difficult to discuss progress and alternatives which might be better than the current system when a large amount of the populace has been brainwashed into thinking that the status quo is the best we're going to get and any alternative must be purged from people's minds because it's the work of the devil.

I may have mentioned this before, but I am from Europe too (but living in the US for over 10 years now), and one of the things that still baffles me is how self-centered the US society is, and how many people seem to be unwilling to learn from other societies/countries out of a weird notion that the US is by definition superior in every way. Being proud of your country is one thing (and nothing wrong with that), but having the mindset that your country is superior will hold you back, because if you think you're superior to all other countries, why would you ever try to learn from them?
Politicians, even our current president, like to point to countries like Denmark, Norway, Sweden as doing so well in general, yet they don't seem to be that interested in actually trying to implement similar policies as in those countries.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #139 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:39 »

Can the trolls stop derailing our discussion about file formats?

Sorry friend, socialism is the new hip term of the thread.

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I may have mentioned this before, but I am from Europe too (but living in the US for over 10 years now), and one of the things that still baffles me is how self-centered the US society is, and how many people seem to be unwilling to learn from other societies/countries out of a weird notion that the US is by definition superior in every way. Being proud of your country is one thing (and nothing wrong with that), but having the mindset that your country is superior will hold you back, because if you think you're superior to all other countries, why would you ever try to learn from them?
Politicians, even our current president, like to point to countries like Denmark, Norway, Sweden as doing so well in general, yet they don't seem to be that interested in actually trying to implement similar policies as in those countries.

Definitely. The US has had decades of being told by the media and their leaders that the US is special, above every other country. The result is a culture of entitlement and overblown egos where the slightest implication that the US might not be ahead of everyone else or even lagging behind is taken as a direct attack.

For example from how I understand it Trump took it as a personal insult to his great nation when most European countries said they don't want large scale travel between Europe and the US right now when the truth is that the EU has been working hard to fight the covid-19 pandemic and we just don't want the rampant infection rate in the US to ruin our efforts.

Another thing which worries me about the US: everything is made into a political issue. Somehow wearing masks is a political issue. How did that happen?
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #140 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:45 »

Can the trolls stop derailing our discussion about file formats? Do as I do and don't read their posts.
Exactly. I tried bringing the topic back to PDF, but this thread keeps going down the toilet.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #141 on: 10 Jul 2020, 08:50 »

Bear in mind that the people who are decried by others as being SJWs don't in general call themselves that - the epithet is typically applied by others, so often misses the target.
That's what people like these trolls often don't understand (or maybe they do, but don't care anyway): they've made up a label for "these people I don't like" (SJW), and then act as if there's an organized group of people who are out to be malicious to them, when in fact they're a semi-organised mob who intrude into other people's conversations with their rants.
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« Reply #142 on: 10 Jul 2020, 09:06 »

PDF is a proprietary standard that became popular then became an actual standard but is still largely run by the originating company for their own apps and is thus grossly inefficient and occasionally prone to breaking existing readers when new features are added. But it remains popular because only five people use XPS and no one knows DjVu even exists.

I was interested in the DjVu format you mentioned, and was then rapidly disappointed to learn that it has basically died a while ago already :(

AH well, sticking to PDFs it is for now....My only problem with it really is the near-monopolistic position of Adobe when it comes to editing them
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #143 on: 10 Jul 2020, 09:09 »

Back when I was in grad school, I was given a large collection of... less than legally-obtained... physics textbooks in DjVu format. It was a useful format, but even back then it was hard to find good software for that format.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #144 on: 10 Jul 2020, 09:26 »

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Are you proud of what you've accomplished?

So you think that the goal of the BLM protests was to get all other social programs defunded?

Well, right now I’m sure that the people who defunded your program are very proud of what they have accomplished, which is to get you mad at the wrong people for the wrong things.

You’re treating social justice as a zero-sum game - more justice for some must necessarily mean less justice for others. Congratulations, you’ve walked right into their trap. Now you’re blaming people who just wanted the same rights as everyone else, instead of the people who actually looted your program.

None of this has to be zero-sum. Your funding didn’t have to be pulled to support BLM, and nobody in BLM was demanding that. A choice was made by people in power to execute this in such a way as to divide people rather than unite them.
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« Reply #145 on: 10 Jul 2020, 09:27 »

PDF is a proprietary standard that became popular then became an actual standard but is still largely run by the originating company for their own apps and is thus grossly inefficient and occasionally prone to breaking existing readers when new features are added. But it remains popular because only five people use XPS and no one knows DjVu even exists.

I was interested in the DjVu format you mentioned, and was then rapidly disappointed to learn that it has basically died a while ago already :(

AH well, sticking to PDFs it is for now....My only problem with it really is the near-monopolistic position of Adobe when it comes to editing them
Yeah, Iíve encountered it exactly once in a whole career in IT. Itís a cool technology but thatís pretty much all. Even Microsoft putting an XPS virtual printer into every copy of Windows hasnít gotten it much recognition so anything more obscure than Ďalready part of the majority of consumer pcsí wonít get a look in.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #146 on: 10 Jul 2020, 09:41 »

I have also only encountered DjVu once - and that was not even as part of my life-long IT career!
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« Reply #147 on: 10 Jul 2020, 11:43 »

Hannerdad doesn't strike me as the sort to be politically effective. He can hire people for that of course.
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« Reply #148 on: 10 Jul 2020, 11:47 »

I find it interesting that Hannerdad's company may benefit financially from his proposal: if the government passed universal AI maintenance coverage, they would need to build up capability quickly, which would mean relying on private sector companies that already have the necessary experience, such as Hannerdad's company.
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Re: WCDT strips 4301-4305 (6th July to 10 July 2020)
« Reply #149 on: 10 Jul 2020, 12:46 »

@cesium133,

Although, in fairness to Dr John, that's the sort of thing Beatrice would have thought of, not him.
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