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Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Flaw

dreamt Re:Simple (472 comments)

Actually, the probably are -- as I posted below, the iPhone 5 picture is looking much more towards the sun (given the amount of tree in the pictures) than the others by at least a few degrees, so yes, the person is holding it wrong. No digital camera can make up for looking directly into the sun. Poor photographer = poor picture.

more than 2 years ago
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Apple Acknowledges iPhone 5 Camera Flaw

dreamt similar and yet very different pictures (472 comments)

Of course, these are all similar and yet very different pictures. The iPhone 5 picture is pointed much more directly towards the sun given the amount of the tree that is in the picture. The cloud cover also looks different meaning that the pictures were not even taken at the same time. This argument may be more believable if the pictures were same angle, same time of day, same everything. I'm guessing just about any digital camera will have a large amount of flare when looking directly into the sun.

more than 2 years ago
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Should Science Be King In Politics?

dreamt Re:Minumum wage (737 comments)

I was just going to make this point. I find it ironic that he claims that conservatives believe in facts and proof, then goes on throwing in this line of BS about minimum wages increasing unemployment. He contradicts himself right in his own article.

more than 3 years ago
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The (Big) Problem With RIM

dreamt Re:Here are the problems with RIM (341 comments)

Not only that, but when they released a touchscreen device, it was terrible. I'm a software developer and I couldn't figure out how to use the Storm. I hit a button and a the camera appeared in the middle of the (awful) web browser. It was atrocious. I picked up an iPhone and had everything working in like 5 minutes.

more than 3 years ago
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The (Big) Problem With RIM

dreamt Re:Even with a fire-sale (341 comments)

Right. It made sense to buy the Touchpad at fire-sale prices because it was good hardware, had a good web browser, good email and some decent apps. On the other hand, the Playbook doesn't even have a built-in email application that doesn't require tethering to a Blackberry, meaning its pretty much useless as a couch device, and the apps just plain suck.

more than 3 years ago
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More Schools Go To 4-Day Week To Cut Costs

dreamt Re:Wow... (614 comments)

Not only that, but how much extra will it cost parents who need to pay for care for younger children who would otherwise be in school. We know some parents like to treat schools as babysitters, but in any case, now they will really need one. Guess they maybe shouldn't have complained about a slight tax increase to pay for their kids education.

more than 3 years ago
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Retailer Calls Rivals' Bluff On "HDMI Scam"

dreamt Still too much? (664 comments)

According to Google, UK£ 4 = $6.42800 which is still at least double what an HDMI cable goes for on Monoprice (depending on length that they are selling)

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Exploits Firefox 4 Uproar, Beats IE Drum

dreamt Plugins needlessly broken by new version number (315 comments)

Part of the reason that I'm pissed off by this version a week crap is that plugins that should work no longer do, simply because they expect a version number. Google Toolbar doesn't work because of that. That's a serious WTF moment.

more than 3 years ago
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No Additional Firefox 4 Security Updates

dreamt Re:If they hadn't broken addons... (445 comments)

Seriously - I just upgraded one VM I have and see that Google Toolbar (very common) is broken as is the "Garmin Communicator" plugin which allows for Garmin fitness devices to upload to tracking sites. Odds are, its just a string test, but still dumb.

more than 3 years ago
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Oracle Claims Intel Is Looking To Sink the Itanic

dreamt Re:that's still around? (235 comments)

Well, believe it or not, its also still being used for new VMS servers (yes, another technology that is still alive and kicking).

more than 3 years ago
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Apple To Keep 30% of Magazine Subscription Revenue

dreamt Re:But Worse Than Distributing on Android? (381 comments)

Okay, but why not just subscribe directly from the publisher then -- it says right in the summary -- the publisher gets 100% if they bring in the subscription. Not that I think that Apple's model is great, but they only get money if they bring in the revenue.

more than 3 years ago
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Netflix Compares ISP Streaming Performance

dreamt Re:Wrong. (209 comments)

Which is, of course, part of the reason BluRay is superior to Netflix (or just about any other) streaming :). And DVD wouldn't use that much because DVD isn't HD.

more than 3 years ago
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The Top 50 Gawker Media Passwords

dreamt Re:So what? (209 comments)

Exactly. Look at how many passwords were gizmodo or engadget. Its a useless account -- does anyone really care if someone is now able to post comments or get replies to a site like this. It shows that users have individual passwords for the sites, and probably good odds that they are using "real" passwords for sites that matter.

more than 3 years ago
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The Placebo Effect Not Just On Drugs

dreamt Re:Intentional? (824 comments)

There are a bunch of places (here in Boston) where bike paths cross fairly busy roads. The buttons there give oncoming traffic an almost instant red light (and the light never changes without the button press).

about 4 years ago
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US Supreme Court Expected Political Ad Transparency

dreamt Re:Kennedy's folly and sad legacy (617 comments)

All newspapers (and media in general) endorse candidates, and the NYT endorsements are in the opinion section, as are those done on TV stations and other media.

about 4 years ago
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iPhone Jailbreak Modified Into CC Sniffing Malware

dreamt Re:How much was he paid (120 comments)

I would take it a step further. You are inherently installing malware when using jailbreak/rooting tools. The fact that you are intentionally using and benefiting from the malware doesn't mean it isn't malware.

about 4 years ago
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Sidestepping A-to-D Convertors For Town Government's Cable TV?

dreamt Re:franchise agreement (539 comments)

The original poster said expanded basic, and not basic. Comcast's "analog crush" still sends the locals (ie, basic) as analog (at least here in Boston) - its just the expanded basic that are now digital-only. In any case, the analog crush is a very good thing to many of us. It means far more HD channels become available. Depending on the compression used, 1 analog channel takes the same bandwidth as at least 2 HD channels (though Comcast seems to want to squeeze 3 into that space) or something crazy like 20+ digital SD channels.

more than 4 years ago
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Paperless Tickets Flourish Despite 'Grandma Problem'

dreamt Re:Limited Options (425 comments)

I have always loved how Ticketmaster charges you a fee to print up your own tickets, but they at least still have an option to have them mail them to you for free. I simply refuse to pay to save them money.

more than 4 years ago

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