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iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Wreaking Havoc On Apple Store

NeoSkandranon Re:ya a a awn (285 comments)

If you make a big deal about pre order being available for a product on day X, and knowing full well there will be amazing demand, manage to fuck it up anyway, it's incredibly obnoxious. That's why people care, it's not a big deal, but it's stupid.

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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

NeoSkandranon Re:I'm sure... (269 comments)

Thanks for the link, I'll check it out for use at home. Looks pretty interesting

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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

NeoSkandranon Re:I'm sure... (269 comments)

Knowing PS implies fuckall about general computer competence

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GIMP Resynth vs. Photoshop Content Aware

NeoSkandranon Re:I'm sure... (269 comments)

That's certainly part of it in the professional world.

I've logged way more hours (as a hobbyist) in GIMP than I have in photoshop.  I still dislike it mostly for the window management (which i've heard is better or at least changeable recently, but I haven't had a reason to go check) but a lot of other things (eg the file saving process) strike me as clumsy.

On a non-UI note, I wish it'd use multiple cores the way Lightroom (and I presume photoshop) happily will.

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Does HP + Palm = Facepalm?

NeoSkandranon Re:You may have heard of this thing (236 comments)

Largely for the same reason that nerds prefer to wrestle with shitty UIs in the name of free software.

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Does HP + Palm = Facepalm?

NeoSkandranon Re:HP is trying to compete with Acer (236 comments)

Handset competition in Europe is a lot fiercer I imagine, what with less (none?) of that silly stuff about 2 year contracts and subsidizing phone costs that carriers and manufacturers in the US love.

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The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

NeoSkandranon Re:Floppy? Bring on the death of the CDROM. (558 comments)

When I can plug a flash drive into my car without aftermarket additions we'll talk about not buying CDRs anymore :)

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The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

NeoSkandranon Re:I've heard such comments before on this topic.. (558 comments)

I would guess part of it is that some systems are modular, so changing connectors or storage means that the new iteration of your machine won't work with controller stations that it otherwise would, or vice versa.  Also lots of new code additions to deal with USB or ethernet and so forth. It just isn't worth the cost when the current approach works.

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The Mystery of the Mega-Selling Floppy Disk

NeoSkandranon Re:Some hardware needs them (558 comments)

I've always though putting a portfolio on one of those cut down business-card format mini CDs would be a nice tough

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Rough Justice For Terry Childs

NeoSkandranon Re:The sky is not falling. (418 comments)

"I know if some unauthorised person was in the office of the person in charge of computer security after hours pulling out their hard drive I'd want to know what they were doing as well, and if that is read as harrassment so be it."

And you wouldn't simply call the police...why?

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I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...

NeoSkandranon 4-5 years ago for school (505 comments)

I had to have floppies for my engineering classes, to get waveforms off of an O-scope that either wasn't capable of ethernet or IT couldn't be bothered to get it working.

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I last bought 3.5" floppy disks ...

NeoSkandranon Re:Never (505 comments)

Amusingly, once you get to college you will likely still be required to have one for some class or other.

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In Brazil, Google Fined For Content of Anonymous Posting

NeoSkandranon Re:Is lying an absolute right? (484 comments)

I feel as if you're using a peculiar definition of "cause" that to me comes across as one would use it (Not saying you are specifically) to remove responsibility from the situation.

Gravity causes things to fall to the earth.  Slashdot does not cause me to waste time at work, even though i waste time at work reading Slashdot.

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In Brazil, Google Fined For Content of Anonymous Posting

NeoSkandranon Re:Judge point of view... (484 comments)

I think there should be a version of Godwin's law as applied to "but what if child porn was involved"

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In Brazil, Google Fined For Content of Anonymous Posting

NeoSkandranon Re:Is lying an absolute right? (484 comments)

The vandal did what he or she did out of free will. The accusation caused NOTHING.

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How To Get 39 Megapixels From a 53-Year-Old Camera

NeoSkandranon Re:The other way around (347 comments)

The skill of a photographer can only go so far to correcting technical shortcomings in the hardware. Work with them or around them? Sure.

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How To Get 39 Megapixels From a 53-Year-Old Camera

NeoSkandranon Re:Photographers, anyone? (347 comments)

I personally love the look of film (particularly the tonal range of BW film and the crazy colors of expired stuff) but I work exclusively in digital (for a couple of reasons, film cost being high on the list)  I would like to get to that point someday, but not in the foreseeable future.

This seems like a neat thing to me because Hasselblads are awesome cameras, although I think the film "feel" is a big part of the reason shots from them are highly regarded (at least it seemed so in the discussions I've been a part of) and emulating particular film in digital processing is still imperfect (Although a Lightroom guru can do some amazing things)

The only people I know who shoot a lot of film still are either doing so for a specific artistic reason (e.g., amazing black and whites as I mentioned) or are following a trend (e.g., hipsters and their holgas and photography)

I'm not a pro, fwiw, just an enthusiastic amateur.

more than 4 years ago

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