Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2012:March:07 Wednesday <Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2012/3/7-26 [Consumer/Camera] UID:54328 Activity:nil
3/7     Does anyone else think the iPad3 isn't really that much better
        than the iPad2?  I don't really understand the hype.
        \_ 5MP camera?  My 1-yr-old Android phone has a 8MP auto-focus camera
           (plus a 1MP focus-free one on the front.)
              \_ The iPad camera seems like a joke to me.  The iPad is just
                 to big to be useful for taking pictures.  Maybe it makes
                 sense to people who video chat, but that also seems like a
                 gimick rather than a useful tool.
           \_ it's all about the screen. Apple doesn't believe in
              spec wars (check boxes of features). Apple believes that
              you just need ONE amazing feature to trump over 100
              check boxes. That one feature is the display.
              \_ Is the display really all that important?  I don't really
                 understand what difference it makes, since the iPhone 3
                 and iPhone 4 screens look nearly the same to me.
              \_ I could certainly be wrong, but it was my understanding
                 that the human eye cannot spot the difference between
                 720p and 1080p on a screen smaller than 50"; how is a
                 2048x1536 pixel resolution going to be better than a
                 1024x768 pixel resolution on a screen 1/5 the size?
                 \_ 1. I guess it's easier to see the resolutino difference
                 \_ 1. I guess it's easier to see the resolution difference
                       when looking at still images than when watching movies.
                    2. People hold mobile devices at a closer distance than
                       they do TV sets.
2012/3/7 [Uncategorized] UID:54329 Activity:nil 76%like:54330
3/7     To WAF or not to WAF, that is the question.  Must have?
        Waste of money??  What do you think??
2012/3/7-26 [Uncategorized] UID:54330 Activity:nil 76%like:54329
3/7     To WAF or not to WAF, that is the question.  Must have?
        Waste of money??  What do you think?? (Web Application Firewall)
2012/3/7-26 [Reference/Tax] UID:54331 Activity:nil
3/7     "Michigan woman still collecting food stamps after winning $1 million
        lottery" (
        `"I feel that it's OK because I mean, I have no income and I have
        bills to pay," she said. "I have two houses."'
        \_ My first reaction was pretty hostile to her, but then, I
           thought about it some more, and, well, she did win the
           lottery fair and square, and she did immediately pay half
           million dollars in taxes from the lump sum payment, right?
           She'll likely be broke sooner than later anyway.
           \_ lottery is a form of tax for dumb people.
        \_ "UPDATE: The Michigan Department of Human Services announced
            yesterday that they have taken Amanda Clayton off the Michigan
            Bridge Card program. "
           Yay, responsive government!
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