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Does Anyone Make a Photo De-Duplicator For Linux? Something That Reads EXIF?

djsmiley sigh.... (243 comments)


Done :)

about 3 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Practical Bitrot Detection For Backups?

djsmiley Re: PAR2 (321 comments)

yes, because rewritable disks have never gone wrong, right?

about 4 months ago

EU Committee Votes To Make All Smartphone Vendors Utilize a Standard Charger

djsmiley Except we'll end up with none. (415 comments)

Sadly..... this'll mean they just don't come with chargers anymore...

See: DVD players with no HDMI (and back in teh day SCART)( cables; See the Nintendo DS's SKU's which come iwthout chargers.... etc

about 7 months ago

UK ISP Filter Will Censor More Than Porn

djsmiley Most dont matter..... (329 comments)

but web forum |Yup, that'll kill it.

about 9 months ago

Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters

djsmiley Re:Is filtered internet access really internet acc (148 comments)

I don't think what you think "internet access" is really matters.

They simply state your "access" is given as allowed by law, blah blah blah. Done.

about 9 months ago

How Much Is Your Gmail Account Worth To Crooks?

djsmiley Re:So... how much is it worth? (80 comments)

please let us have access to all your email and search through it to tel you how much a random person would like to have access to all your email and search through it...

about 10 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is an Online Identity Important When Searching For Technical Jobs?

djsmiley Re:As the song asks... (358 comments)

Isn't _everything_ ultimately useless? especially working for some kind of finacial reward which you'll spend on ultimately useless possessions or experiences.

about 10 months ago

Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple

djsmiley ... sales of new video-game cartridges haven't.... (315 comments)


So this was written by someone who understands the gaming market well then? In 1995 maybe.

about 10 months ago

Facebook Silently Removes Ability To Download Your Posts

djsmiley Re:Malicious? (229 comments)

Facebook has users? or the used?

about 10 months ago

Facebook "Trusted Contacts" Lets You Pester Friends To Recover Account Access

djsmiley Re:SSteps...ecurity (114 comments)

1. Hack account
2. Add your own friends
3. Set as trusted friends...
4. Success?

about a year ago

Google Glass Specs Hit the Web

djsmiley Re:The display is not HD. (198 comments)

Read the summary, it doesn't claim to be.

The camera does.

1 year,4 days

The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

djsmiley Re:"and websites" (94 comments)

Most fiction doesn't tell you the genocide was "ok".

The bible does.

Your move.

1 year,5 days

The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

djsmiley Re:"and websites" (94 comments)

Hmmmm - well I help out with ArchiveTeam, we grab some of the sites which go in.

Anyway.... as far as I understand is that the IA have a special licence/cause/getout agreement which lets them do this as a charity. Of course if CP or other illegal items were found, they are blacked out - they still are archived but aren't accessable by the public (I don't know exactly what happens to CP, but other stuff just goes away). The same for other works which companies request blacking out. Apparently this happens with _a lot_ of nintendo materials, and with a 100 year history you can imagine this is a large selection of material.

1 year,5 days

The Internet Archive Is Now the Largest Collection of Historical Software Online

djsmiley Re:"and websites" (94 comments)

Apart from the oddities such as CP, which laws exactly is copying a website breaking?

Everything presented by the wayback machine - which is how the websites are presented are clearly marked as archives and not live sites.

1 year,5 days

EU Car Makers Manipulating Fuel Efficiency Figures

djsmiley Re:Human Nature (431 comments)

Well filling in panel holes is something they COULD do normally anyway. Except people view fashion more highly than efficiently.

about a year ago

RSA: Phish Me If You Can (Video)

djsmiley Re:More stupid victim-blaming (171 comments)

Yup, it's never the management who insist on having outlook because "thunderbird doesn't work correctly".

about a year ago



djsmiley djsmiley writes  |  more than 6 years ago

djsmiley writes "I've written about how everyone saying that Microsoft have got the wrong idea about trying to make PC gamers pay for services that they have got so long for free, however I think that Microsoft have a different but clever plan, check it out at milkme.co.uk."

djsmiley djsmiley writes  |  more than 7 years ago

djsmiley writes "One savvy, annoyed user of the xbox360 console, has had enough of companys changing how they treat their customers, when its their product that has gone wrong.At first if your console went wrong within warranty, Microsoft would send you a 'box' to return the console to them in. On the 7th of December, this changed and now the owner of the broken xbox must return it to Microsoft in a box provided by them. One user didn't think this was very fair and decided to ask what happens when they send it back. Apparently Microsoft have a policy of sending your fixed xbox back in the box you sent it in them to, as they don't own any cardboard. So the BIG Box project ( www.thebigboxproject.com ) wants to send their xbox, in a HUGE metal box, donate and make Microsoft reconsider."



My first post

djsmiley djsmiley writes  |  more than 10 years ago

So this is my first post.

Lets see.

Just a few things to help you find me if u want.


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