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U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music'

graphius Re:confused (344 comments)

...And local bars don't have live music anymore because local bands aren't allowed on the radio... .

You must be going to the wrong bars and listening to the wrong radio stations. Either that, or the Canadian CRTC has a point enforcing local content on radio...

2 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

yes, a zoom lens is much easier to design for a small sensor. I really wonder how sharp an image you can get with a slow 1200 or so mm equivalent handheld.

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

Hi, welcome to the world of 10mm-1000mm focal length telephoto lenses. ...

There are 10mm lenses and 1000mm lenses, I would love to be proven wrong about a zoom lens from 10mm to 1000mm for a decently large sensor. And apertures for astronomical telescopes usually work out to fairly sedate f10. This lens has an extremely fast f5.6. PS a 10 mm eyepiece is NOT the same as a 1000mm focal length lens for "shits and giggles" Angeneux won an academy award for the unprecedented 12-120mm lens with an unheard of 10x range. Sorry, do your homework and learn the difference between a zoom lens and a telephoto.

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

now that was funny...

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

never heard of mount adapters to use manual lenses from much older 35mm SLR cameras

Yes, and I have still never heard of a zoom lens with a range greater than 16 times. Most film zoom lenses maxed out at 4X

I understand perspective just fine,

I meant to say parallax, but you don't really understand either. Read farther down on the example of a chimney on a house.

Try this. Use a very wide lens, say 20mm on a full frame camera.

Bring the phone close to the camera so it fills the frame.

shooting edge on, and with the screen on top, tilt the phone up until you just see the screen.

You will not see the bump on the bottom.

or more blatantly, hold a coffee cup close to your face. Can you see the top and bottom? no. This is the same affect. or look up perspective especially single point perspective

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

oh for mod points...

5 days ago
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Apple Edits iPhone 6's Protruding Camera Out of Official Photos

graphius Re:Parallax. (424 comments)

But... but... he has a 26X Optical Zoom on his DSLR Whatever the fuck that means. If he really has a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) I am not aware of a zoom lens with a range greater than 16x (18-300) You do know that the multiplication factor means the longest focal length divided by the shortest. Or maybe he meant 26x magnification at the sensor plane, in that case, he must be using a crop frame sensor with an 850 mm lens (approximately) or more likely, a 500mm (mirror) lens with a 1.4x converter He spent all that money on photography gear and still doesn't understand perspective...

5 days ago
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Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

graphius Re:So-to-speak legal (418 comments)

The US seems to have embraced the concept of "guilty until proven innocent" in a lot of their dealings.

about a week ago
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How the Outdated TI-84 Plus Still Holds a Monopoly On Classrooms

graphius Re:TI calculators are not outdated, just overprice (359 comments)

This is one of the biggest problems with our education system. We tend to teach memorization rather than understanding. I read a quote somewhere recently, "Our brains are factories, not warehouses" yet we, as a society, tend to treat them as storage devices...

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Linux-Friendly Desktop x86 Motherboard Manufacturers?

graphius Re:Self-extracting EXEs (294 comments)

I agree with your post, but I am a bit concerned that your accounting skills need some work...

LibreOffice does about 98 percent of what I need to service my clients, but that last five percent has to be handled, too

about three weeks ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

graphius Re:$230 (611 comments)

no, I only turn on my speakers when I want to hear something, like watching a video...

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

graphius Re:$230 (611 comments)

I think some sites should try direct sponsorships with a single or a few corporations.

or going the other way, maybe we could try to guess peoples wants and then just show specific ads on a site catered to that guessed want. We could call this process "targeting ads" Unfortunately I am not sure how well we could guess the wants of random users...

about a month ago
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Study: Ad-Free Internet Would Cost Everyone $230-a-Year

graphius re: $230 (611 comments)

posting to fix a botched moderation, but also to say that I don't follow the methodology in the summary (no I have not RTFA). Just because advertisers are paying doesn't mean USERS are paying anywhere near that amount. I understand advertising and marketing better than many, but I I think most companies pay too much for advertising for too small a payback.

about a month ago
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Satya Nadella At Six Months: Grading Microsoft's New CEO

graphius Re:apple should charge for OSX on any pc (151 comments)

I'm curious as to what the day to day life is like with a Hackintosh.

me too. Parts are on their way this week, so we will see...

about a month and a half ago
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Windows XP Falls Below 25% Market Share, Windows 8 Drops Slightly

graphius Re:Who has the market share? (336 comments)

Less Plain? Less Clear? Less Better?

FTFY

about a month and a half ago
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Gene Therapy Converts Heart Cells Into "Biological Pacemakers"

graphius Re:And What Of the Gay Gene? (26 comments)

When will democracy finally have somthing they can point to that really works to fix politicians?

FTFY

FTFY again

about 2 months ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

graphius Re:Derp (168 comments)

a properly managed windows box is good, a poorly managed windows box is crap a properly managed linux box is pretty much bomb proof, a poorly managed linux box is good.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

graphius Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

As an outsider, sometimes I wonder if the US is really trying to kill itself. Arrogant attitudes like this ruling make it more difficult for companies to do business there.

about 2 months ago
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Obama Administration Says the World's Servers Are Ours

graphius Re:Maybe, maybe not. (749 comments)

This deserves mod points. This is one reason many companies are leery of storing private data in the cloud (among other reasons)

about 2 months ago

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Who to replace DynDNS

graphius graphius writes  |  about 5 months ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have used Dyn.com for many years to maintain easy access to my home server* Now DynDNS is ending their free service. $25 per year is very cheap, but all I need is one host name for my dynamic IP. What do other slashdotters use? or should I just upgrade to an overkill pro account?

*I use my home server for a personal egroupware install (calendar, file manager, to do list, etc) as well as a test server for tweaking websites."

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setting up a personal cloud

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 2 years ago

graphius (907855) writes "I have a start-up project where a small group of us will need to share fairly large image files over the internet. I would prefer to host something on my small Linux server from home. I have tried owncloud (owncloud.org) but I can't get it to show thumbnails. EyeOS(eyeos.org) looks interesting, but it seems a bit heavy and the free version seems limited. If the rest of the group were a bit more computer savy, I would set up a webdav share, but I will not always be around to fix access problems.
I would also like the system to be multi-platform (at least Linux and Mac) and expandable as our needs grow.
Am I asking too much, or is this possible on the small scale I am interested in?"
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Fashion industry seems more sane than software

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 3 years ago

graphius writes "A French fashion designer is suing another French fashion designer. This is not nerd news except when you look at the many lawsuits in the tech industry.
Many people on slashdot agree that copyright and patent laws are out of hand. Why is it that the fashion industry seems able to keep things under control?"

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MSN messenger to charge for service

graphius graphius writes  |  more than 6 years ago

graphius writes "MSN messenger, the popular messaging service, will soon be charge for use, according to the BBC. "Any move by MSN to start fee-charging would pave the way for its competitors yahoo.com and aol.com to follow suit." "But it has yet to be proved whether the public likes the internet enough to actually spend hard-earned cash on it." What do you think? will this be a boon for open source alternatives like Pidgin?"
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