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Member Since 13 Aug 2006
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In Topic: Copying a scene from a movie?

01 May 2015 - 06:01 AM

It depends on how litigious the film company is.  I would say no it isn't and I'd also say there have been other films and TV shows where people parachute out of planes in cars so it isn't even original.
However MKR did  attempt to sue Capcom (but lost) over deadrisings similarity to Dawn of the Dead.

In Topic: Which is the best university in the "world" for Computer Graphics?

01 May 2015 - 05:55 AM

I don't think there is a correct answer for this as a University is only as strong as its students / researchers.  You could do some data mining on Academic Papers and see which University pops up the most.

In Topic: Alternative to NewRelic?

01 May 2015 - 01:48 AM

I've used SPLUNK it does everything you want.  I'm not sure how much it costs as I was working for a very large corporation (multinational bank) so they were paying the bills.

In Topic: Windows 10 - "The Best Windows Ever" ?

01 May 2015 - 01:42 AM


Or in the case of one company I worked at the IT security guys simply don't trust anything new.  The company moved nearly all of its production over to Trello and had been using it for everything for a year and a half before security found out.   When they found out Trello was being used security didn't check what it was for and just deleted the accounts and all the work then blocked it.  This being a large financial trading company the loss of work cost them tens of millions.  ITs response?  You should only be using office.



That's completely the correct course of action, besides not letting you guys take backups on your internal network.


As the CTO for a company that handles sensitive data, we get attacked on every foreign service we use. We had a situation where someone played a phone game at work, using 4g. They hacked their phone, stole their wifi password to our network, and tried to grab files.


Similar situations with people using skype at work.


The day you check the news and see "Popular communication tool Trello hacked!" you'll understand.


Besides, your company most likely has a clause that says they won't use Non-security audited (Microsoft) tools, and that's a requirement to keep their business insurance.


Hey it wasn't me that was using Trello it was IT product management.  I'm just a lowly software engineer.  As for weather or not they did the right thing the whole company is split down the middle using separate  data centres  and separate communication flows for client data and IT  WifI only for personal use completely blocked from work networks.  The company already encourages open source for IT development.  The department is about 70% Linux, 25% MAC and 5% Windows (To use office it usually involves removing in to a terminal server).  We use Dropbox, Github and lots of other cloud based solutions.  The reason IT took the decision is because the Trello users were middle management (project managers, IT managers, CTO) and assumed if they aren't developers or devops then they don't know what they are doing.



Back on Topic

As for weather or not windows 10 will improve PC gaming I dunno.  On the one hand we have DirectX12 but on the other we have the introduction of Android and iOS apps being quickly ported to windows  (They demod Candy Crush at Build) and they have said that they are planning on reimplementing all of Apples APIs in Windows.  This is good news for iOS and Android developers but, bad news for PC gamers who expect a certain amount of quality from their gaming stores which may now end up being flooded with low quality iOS ports.

In Topic: Windows 10 - "The Best Windows Ever" ?

30 April 2015 - 05:21 AM


For me, every Windows that came after Windows XP was the worst Windows ever, until finally Windows 7 came out (which was maybe the biggest positive surprise about software that I've had in my life).

So... Vista then? smile.png


'cos that was the only version of Windows between XP and 7.


I miss windows 3.11 :(