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UK Law Enforcement Starts Seizing Music Blogs

phil reed Re:My favorite part (310 comments)

I'm on a Mac with Chrome, got the same "Desktop" and "Unknown".

more than 2 years ago

Is HP Paying Intel To Keep Itanium Alive?

phil reed Contract fab? (216 comments)

So, HP has a processor that they use a contract fab to build. It's just that in this case the fab belongs to Intel. Big whoop.

more than 2 years ago

Microsoft's Approach To Battling the iPad In the Workplace

phil reed Re:Tech predictions = futile (249 comments)

Linux runs on lots of hardware but isn't remotely dominating the operating system market.

Every Android phone is running Linux under that pretty user interface. In terms of units in the market, that means Linux is well on its way to swamping every other operating system out there.

more than 3 years ago

Your Face Will Soon Be In Facebook Ads

phil reed Re:Where's the signed model release? (344 comments)

Actually, I now get to retract my statement. It turns out there IS a "likeness" clause in the user agreement. I will now enter a period of re-evaluation.

more than 3 years ago

Your Face Will Soon Be In Facebook Ads

phil reed Re:Where's the signed model release? (344 comments)

The limited right granted to Facebook to use my Intellectual Property (i.e. copyrighted pictures I have taken) says nothing about the right to use my likeness. That's a completely separate issue. That's why photographers (I am one) get model releases. Facebook and Starbucks do not have a model release from me, therefore they do not have the right to use my likeness in any advertising.

more than 3 years ago

Your Face Will Soon Be In Facebook Ads

phil reed Where's the signed model release? (344 comments)

If Facebook or Starbucks cannot show me either a model release with my signature on it, or a place where I specifically authorized the use of my image in advertising, then if my picture appears in a Starbucks ad somebody will be looking at a pretty significant lawsuit.

more than 3 years ago

To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

phil reed Re:Anger. (764 comments)

I'm thinking of multitasking, a full featured browser, being able to use true software (FLOABT) rather than "apps", the ability to load other operating systems on it, etc.

What's the difference between "true software" and "apps"??

Would you need to load other operating systems on your TV? Why?

more than 4 years ago

To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

phil reed Re:It's a big responsibility (764 comments)

How many smart phones and PDAs were around before the iPhone?

It's interesting. Just before the iPad came out, I spent a little time looking back at reviews of the iPhone as it was hitting the market for the first time. The vast majority of them were saying things like, "It will never be as good as a smartphone, since it doesn't run Outlook". Funny how today, instead of not being as good as a smartphone, it's actually redefined the smartphone market and everybody else is running to follow the iPhone trail.

more than 4 years ago

To Ballmer, Grabbing iPad's Market Is 'Job One Urgency'

phil reed Re:I don't get it. (764 comments)

Ask Wordstar, Wordperfect, Lotus 1-2-3, dBaseIII, Netscape, and countless other companies what fat lot of good the early lead did for them?

Ask iPod. The Zune's going to crush it too, any day now.

Any day now.

Any day now...

more than 4 years ago

Google Releases Chrome 5.0 For Win/Mac/Linux

phil reed Re:Google is catching on fast (347 comments)

Nigel Tufnel: The numbers all go to eleven. Look, right across the board, eleven, eleven, eleven and...

Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most amps go up to ten?

Nigel Tufnel: Exactly.

Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?

Nigel Tufnel: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not ten. You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You're on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?

Marty DiBergi: I don't know.

Nigel Tufnel: Nowhere. Exactly. What we do is, if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do?

Marty DiBergi: Put it up to eleven.

Nigel Tufnel: Eleven. Exactly. One louder.

Marty DiBergi: Why don't you just make ten louder and make ten be the top number and make that a little louder?

Nigel Tufnel: [pause] These go to eleven.

more than 4 years ago

1Gbps Optical Wireless Network Might Replace Wi-Fi

phil reed Re:I'm curious of the on affect people with seizur (200 comments)

To get up to a gigabit data rate, the pulses will be so fast you'd never see them. Even if it's multiplexed across many "frequencies" (colors), the pulsing will still be far faster than any eye could detect.

Plus, you're assuming it would be visible. Infrared would be somewhat easier and cheaper to generate.

more than 4 years ago

Malware and Botnet Operators Going ISP

phil reed Easier to block? (131 comments)

Maybe I'm not being smart today, but doesn't that actually make it easier to block the bad guys, once their address space is identified?

more than 4 years ago

Math Indicates Pollster Is Forging Results

phil reed Re:Horseshit (319 comments)

They can plan all they want. They aren't likely to get one. I read the article. Nate Silver spent as much text on disclaimers about his analysis as he did discussing the analysis.

more than 4 years ago

Thanks For the ... Eight-Track, Uncle Alex

phil reed Re:Pretty easy (633 comments)

Most flash drive manufacturers state that their drives are not good for archival storage. They expect to lose data before 10 years have passed.

about 5 years ago

The Homemade Hard Disk Destroyer

phil reed Re:Waste of Time, Money and Good Equipment (497 comments)

(1) Software can take hours.

(2) If these drives are intended for scrap, there's no need to worry about re-release. (When was the last time you re-used a 10 gig drive?)

more than 5 years ago

AOL Shuts Down CompuServe

phil reed Re:Wow this is a day... (224 comments)

I wonder if Compuserve was running on DEC hardware with TOPS-10

Originally, yes. I believe they moved to VAX in later years, but kept the user IDs.

more than 5 years ago

US Couple Gets Prison Time For Internet Obscenity

phil reed Re:Privacy? Huh? (574 comments)

Sorry, but it's at the fringes where issues like this are decided. There's not a lot of effort directed at shutting down non-controversial speech, so it doesn't need a lot of direct effort to defend.

more than 5 years ago

Star Trek Fragrances

phil reed Re:How they smell, plus one more (169 comments)

"Tiberius" - Like Axe, but only attracts green-skinned babes.
"Red Shirt" - You end up dead before the evening is done.
"Ponn Farr" - Smell like a rutting Vulcan.

more than 5 years ago



No more film movie cameras.

phil reed phil reed writes  |  more than 2 years ago

phil reed (626) writes "Creative Cow Magazine reports that Manufacturers of movie cameras have quietly discontinued production of film cameras. There are still some markets — not in the U.S. — where film cameras are still sold, but those numbers are far fewer than they used to be. If you talk to the people in camera rentals, the amount of film camera utilization in the overall schedule is probably between 30 to 40 percent. However, film usage is dropping fast, which has ramifications up and down the production line. Archivists are worried."
Link to Original Source

Apple being sued for iPhone app privacy violations

phil reed phil reed writes  |  more than 3 years ago

phil reed (626) writes "According to a story on Businessweek, Apple is being sued for

"...allowing applications for those devices to transmit users’ personal information to advertising networks without customers’ consent."

Applications identified as behaving in this manner include Pandora, Paper Toss, the Weather Channel and, and the companies behind those apps are named in the suit as well. Class action status is being sought."
Link to Original Source


phil reed phil reed writes  |  more than 7 years ago

phil reed (626) writes "University of Washington physicist John Cramer is attempting to send a signal back through time.
"We're going to shoot an ultraviolet laser into a (special type of) crystal, and out will come two lower-energy photons that are entangled," Cramer said. For the first phase of the experiment, to be started early next year , they will look for evidence of signaling between the entangled photons. Finding that would, by itself, represent a stunning achievement. Ultimately, the UW scientists hope to test for retrocausality — evidence of a signal sent between photons backward in time.
The test will involve sending one of the photons down 10 miles of fiber optic cable, delaying it by 50 microseconds, then testing a quantum-mechanical aspect of the delayed photon. Due to quantum entanglement, the non-delayed photon would need to reflect the measurement made 50 microseconds later on the delayed photon. In order for this to happen, some kind of signal would need to be sent 50 microseconds back in time from the delayed photon to the non-delayed photon. (Confusing? Quantum physics is like that.)"


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