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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

Andrewkov Re:Anarchy??? (296 comments)

Yes, and when he says "anarchy", he's misspelling "free".

2 days ago
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Apple Faces Large Penalties In EU Tax Probe

Andrewkov Re:Finally (120 comments)

Until the first country to stick a flag there will demand retroactive back taxes.

2 days ago
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Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus

Andrewkov Re: If you sit on a phone with your big fat arse (421 comments)

Yeah, and you can always trust the users. Like when they say "it got wet", which means they dropped it in the toilet. Or "it suddenly stopped working" which means they dropped it in the parking lot and a car ran over it.

about a week ago
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Ask Slashdot: Is iOS 8 a Pig?

Andrewkov Re: Alright smart guy (504 comments)

Me too, on my 5S it seems the same or maybe a tiny bit faster. Actually the update seems pretty minor compared to previous major version number updates. I have had a few glitches, the auto-rotation has gotten stuck a couple of times which never happened before the update. And in the youtube app it's much harder to scroll forward and backwards in a video, but I'm not sure if this is due to an update in youtube or the iOS.

about a week ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

Andrewkov Re:All that matters on the phone too (97 comments)

As a techie, I learned the technical stuff fairly easily, it's the artistic part that's hard.

about two weeks ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

Andrewkov Re:Bad Panda (97 comments)

And they still haven't fixed the problem where when you are browsing photos in a busy group it jumps around and refreshes randomly so you keep losing your place.

about two weeks ago
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How Flickr Is Courting the Next Generation of Photographers

Andrewkov Re:Whoosh (97 comments)

Well said. They put all their resources into screwing up the interface into an unholy mess, while never fixing obvious things like being able to follow discussion threads, which would actually help bolster a community.

about two weeks ago
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FBI Completes New Face Recognition System

Andrewkov Re:Baaah... (129 comments)

And all that "tagging" of photos in Facebook, the database is pretty much ready-made for them. Crowd-sourcing backfire?

about two weeks ago
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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

Andrewkov Re:What Microsoft could do (210 comments)

99.9% of regular users never go to microsoft.com. Actually, I take that back, what is the default home page in IE? That would be the place to put a warning..

about three weeks ago
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CBC Warns Canadians of "US Law Enforcement Money Extortion Program"

Andrewkov Re:Drug dogs (462 comments)

Money sniffing dogs? Much more profitable than drug sniffing dogs..

about three weeks ago
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German Court: Google Must Stop Ignoring Customer E-mails

Andrewkov Re:We need more like this (290 comments)

No, I want my privacy back.

about three weeks ago
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Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Cell Phone Company For Blocking Google

Andrewkov Re:Good luck (78 comments)

Lots of Spanish words can be guessed at because they are similar to English. One notable exception is "Embarasada", it doesn't mean embarrassed, it means pregnant, so it can lead to some funny misunderstandings. Like, "why are you embarrased?" ... "I'm not, I'm pregnant!".

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Takes Down Slideshow-Building Tool After Getty Images Lawsuit

Andrewkov Re:Maybe we need an HTML tag for image/work copyri (81 comments)

I put my copyright info and website address in the EXIF data of all my images, actually all modern digital cameras can do this automatically.

In case anyone doesn't know about EXIF data, you may be surprised at the amount of data your phone is adding to every image you take with the phone's camera. GPS coordinates, time and date, phone make and model, etc.

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Best Service To Digitize VHS Home Movies?

Andrewkov Re:Jesus Christ (130 comments)

If he was George Lucas he would be digitally editing his home movies to add CGI.

about three weeks ago
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Deputy Who Fatally Struck Cyclist While Answering Email Will Face No Charges

Andrewkov Re:yet if we did it (463 comments)

I heard his family got a bill for the damage to the police car..

about a month ago
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The Grumpy Programmer has Advice for Young Computer Workers (Video)

Andrewkov Re:Poetry? (120 comments)

A good number of IT people I know are either into photography or music, some are into both.

about a month ago
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$75K Prosthetic Arm Is Bricked When Paired iPod Is Stolen

Andrewkov Re:Hmmm ... (194 comments)

If he would only read the manual, you only have to pull the thumb and bend the elbow for 3 seconds to put it in pairing mode.

about a month ago
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Students From States With Faster Internet Tend To Have Higher Test Scores

Andrewkov Is there really a correlation? (175 comments)

Yeah, before the Internet, everybody had the same test scores across the board.

about a month ago

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