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Five Years of YouTube and Forced Evolution

Stuart Gibson Re:Perish (329 comments)

Perhaps "scale" wasn't the best word. I'm not talking about resolution or anything so petty. I'm talking about using the limitations of the iPhone to work out what the actual important content is for your site and then use that as the basis for the site no matter where it's being shown. As a designer, you should be asking yourself "if this isn't important enough to make it to the iPhone version, why have I got it on the "real" version of the site. It's the principle of throwing stuff away until it no longer works, then putting the last thing back in.

A good example is the new Engadget site. It's a little sparse on the iPhone, but it's actually way easier to use than the monstrosity that is now their home page in a desktop browser.

more than 4 years ago
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Five Years of YouTube and Forced Evolution

Stuart Gibson Re:Perish (329 comments)

Just to nitpick, Vimeo works perfectly on iPhone and, in fact, has an iPhone optimised interface.

As an aside, more people should develop their site to work on an iPhone first, then scale it up. It forces you to decide what it *actually* important on the site. If it isn't needed on iPhone, why is it needed on the full version?

more than 4 years ago
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Of the following online annoyances, I most despise ...

Stuart Gibson Re:How can it NOT be mandated registration? (507 comments)

I run a site that has around 130,000-140,000 pageviews/day that is funded off advertising. I would like to move it to a site that, although it probably will never be a "business", might at least be able to cover its costs without advertising. However, I am quite happy to recommend users to adblock if they don't like the ads and have no problem with them using it since I do so myself. The user sets up their browser to request the content they want, if they don't want to request content from ad networks fine, it's none of my business. They agree to nothing when they land on a page and I can have no expectation that they will view ads, though it's great if they do. If I can't come up with a way to monetise the site except through advertising, that's *my* problem.

more than 4 years ago
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Is Gawker's "Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt" Illegal?

Stuart Gibson Re:You're an idiot. (172 comments)

Yes, Apple's campus is not Jerhico, buglers would have little effect.

more than 4 years ago
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Sir Patrick Stewart

Stuart Gibson Abolishment? (324 comments)

And people ask what the point of having the monarchy around is.

more than 4 years ago
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Religion in Video Games

Stuart Gibson Re:a game that tells the truth about religion (523 comments)

And then threaten to close those kitchens when there's the possibility they might have to provide benefits to same sex partners in accordance with proposed law. In other words, using their "good works" as a stick to enforce their religious beliefs into the law. Moral, my arse.

more than 4 years ago
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Russia Confirms Failed Missile Launch Caused Norway's Light Show

Stuart Gibson Re:No Fool (236 comments)

But this story is in the Daily Mail. Since I don't believe anything they say maybe Russia *hasn't* denied it?

about 5 years ago
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Apple Asks Judge To Shutter Psystar's Clone Unit

Stuart Gibson Re:The way I see it (346 comments)

You don't sign a license agreement saying you won't put the engine in another car. Now, you can argue whether or not license agreements are fair or not and you can work your ass off to get the law changed so that you actually own the software you buy instead of just licensing it (good luck with that), but at the minute the law is on Apple's side.

about 5 years ago
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Apple Asks Judge To Shutter Psystar's Clone Unit

Stuart Gibson Re:Once again (346 comments)

Every other company also makes 5% margin compared to Apple's 30%*, Should Apple also cut their margins to be with the cool crowd?

*figures pulled from ass, but not far from reality.

about 5 years ago
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Apple Asks Judge To Shutter Psystar's Clone Unit

Stuart Gibson Re:It's ok (346 comments)

Please explain to me why I am a fool for buying the system that best enables me to do my work? I have, at various times, primarily used Windows, Linux and OSX and, currently, OSX is the system that works best for me. Considering the price differences amount to a couple of hours pay yet the productivity gains amount to more than that every month, wouldn't I be a fool *not* to use it?

about 5 years ago
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Moving Decimal Bug Loses Money

Stuart Gibson Re:God Bless the USA! (420 comments)

I think the UK is pretty well sorted since we have no "influencing" borders to persuade us to change. Any idea why an island would have decided it would be worth the effort to make the transition?

about 5 years ago
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Moving Decimal Bug Loses Money

Stuart Gibson Re:God Bless the USA! (420 comments)

Hmm, interesting. I would love to see the outrage if the UK tried to close all the roads for a weekend :)

It would also be interesting to see the increase in number of accidents, particularly with everyone having the steering wheel on the wrong side, not to mention the issue with all the headlights shining in oncoming drivers eyes.

about 5 years ago
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Moving Decimal Bug Loses Money

Stuart Gibson Re:God Bless the USA! (420 comments)

Am I the only one that sees an issue where cars drive on the left and trucks and buses drive on the right?

about 5 years ago
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Visually Impaired Gamer Sues Sony

Stuart Gibson Re:Controller Mod? (550 comments)

Don't most big companies have a policy of ignoring any letters that are suggestions, to stop people suing the company for royalties if they implement a similar idea?

more than 5 years ago
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Where Should We Focus Our Space Efforts?

Stuart Gibson Re:fail (703 comments)

It didn't specify *what* efforts. I was going with asteroids as they are the most immediate threat to life on the planet. Work out how to keep ourselves safe long enough to do the rest.

more than 5 years ago
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Marge Simpson Poses For Playboy

Stuart Gibson Re:For crying out loud; (413 comments)

I'd go with Betty. But I'd be thinking about Wilma.

more than 5 years ago

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Photoshop Express owns your image rights

Stuart Gibson Stuart Gibson writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Stuart Gibson (544632) writes "Amidst the excitement over Adobe's online Photoshop Express, few are noting the terms and conditions when uploading their photos to publically viewable areas. Section 8a of the Terms and Conditions grants Adobe a "worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, derive revenue or other remuneration from, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform and publicly display" anything made public on the service."
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