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Are things getting worse every day?

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Every month, but we're getting close to every other week. That's not entirely because of September 11th, but because politics thinks that they can serve Government and Corporate requirements better when they rip our data, privacy and rights.

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A training video? Showing them how to behave like barbaric cunts?

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Do you have any context for the video whatsoever?

No?

OK, then maybe don't jump to conclusions. One possibility is that it's a training video for a "watch this then report what happened" sort of thing, which are very common and may not even be affiliated with an actual police department.

Consider the presence of a camera crew (the filmer is way too close to an armed officer to be a bystander). Also notice how there is no blood and no physicality related to a body being hit by bullets.

For all we know this could be a training video to help cops avoid this sort of thing. What sort of twisted world do you live in where you would imagine that any police department in America could explicitly set out to train its police to cold-bloodedly murder people?

Everything related to this video screams of it not depicting an actual event.

Edit: videos of the police committing murder or negligent homicide do exist but there is generally far more context with those videos and they are tied to well known cases.

Edit2: I've watched the video a few more times now and I've noticed some important details which aren't very obvious due to the low resolution of the video. First, the civilian has another gun which he retrieves from behind his back, you can see it in his hands in the last few frames of the film. Second, the "police" are not in uniform nor do they have any police insignia present yet they are wearing bulletproof vests. If they were plain clothes cops they would not have their vests on above their clothes. If they were police on duty they would have badges, insignia, etc.

My guess is that this is a training video or video of training, maybe for police, possibly for private security.

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Hate it when people use UX as a cool new buzzword for UI. UX is not UI. Read:

http://www.helloerik.com/ux-is-not-ui

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I love his response in the video. Seems like it took the guy only a couple of seconds to realise how much sense the idea makes. He would have done his research prior to the meeting but his attitude toward it is great.

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I find vector images to be a godsend when creating responsive web sites. They are easy to implement and 'future proof' your website so when the next iDevice comes out with twice the resolution as the current gen retina devices your icons will look just as crisp. Of course Bitmap images remain a pain in the bum.

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Vector images are fine for larger or very simple elements, but we're not at a point where we can rely on them for icons.

http://www.pushing-pixels.org/2011/11/04/about-those-vector-...

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Especially since SVG is not hintable, so this won't be fixable until either SVG is fixed or SVG is replaced.

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Good point. What you can do though, is to use media queries to load up different SVGs based on the screen resolution of the device. With a progressive enhancement approach you would load up the icons minimized for small displays by default, then work your way up.

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Out of curiosity, how do you handle bitmap images? My course of action up until this point has been to open up the original in Photoshop and double the size (mileage varies a bit but seems to work well). Do you have any recommendations for another approach?

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I would suggest increasing the compression levels as well. With 4x the DPI bandwidth is an issue, but you don't notice compression artifacts as much.

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Me too.

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I don't think that responsive web design is a fad. No way. I don't want to download an app for every website that is out there. I want to simply visit the same sites that I do on my desktop and receive the same content in a way that is pleasant to view on the device that I'm using.

This isn't a Web 2.0-like design style that comes and goes. I'm sure the techniques will evolve in time but I can't see us ever going back to fixed width layouts.

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