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iPhone DSLR Prototype 1.0

qzulla Re:NOT an SLR (172 comments)

Maybe he is making up for lackings in other departments?

qz

more than 4 years ago
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Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?

qzulla Re:You're looking at it wrong. (750 comments)

Those tractors and cars were designed without power assist. Todays cars are. Try driving a modern car without power assisted steering, for example. I think you will find it worlds different than the old vehicles. I had a unit go out and it was a bear to turn even a slight curve in the road.

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more than 4 years ago
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The Amiga, Circa 2010 — Dead and Loving It

qzulla Re:What does one DO with it? (383 comments)

Personally, I like Deluxe Paint better than anything I have seen since then. Other than a few applications like that (and modern ports thereof) it is probably mostly a hobby thing.

Nothing today exists today that is like Deluxe Paint III. It was a great painting program with animation as a bonus. PS and Gimp are not painting programs. Those that say they are never used DPIII

q, former student and teachers aide to Joel Hagen

more than 4 years ago
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Former Congressman Learns About Streisand Effect

qzulla Ted Alvin Klaudt (527 comments)

Where do I send the check?

qz

more than 4 years ago
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$300 Sci-Fi YouTube Video Lands $30m Movie Deal

qzulla Re:another movie (315 comments)

It sucks even more the second time it was posted.

qz

more than 4 years ago
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Apple Seeks Patent On Operating System Advertising

qzulla maybe, just maybe (342 comments)

Apple wants the patent so they can kill it by not licensing it. That would be bad on the iPhone.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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A Tour of Taser HQ

qzulla heh (334 comments)

I bet tasers and pacemakers mix well.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Microsoft Patents the Crippling of Operating Systems

qzulla Well, this certainly clears things up (394 comments)

From TFP:

Vendor 106 is a retailer of the electronic content provided by supplier 104. Examples of vendor 106 include an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) or an Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) that sell the electronic content provided by supplier 104 for use with computers 102.

OEM 108 is a manufacturer and retailer of computers 102. OEM 108 may also be a retailer of the electronic content provided by supplier 104.

FIG. 2 shows a general example of a computer 142 that can be used in accordance with the invention. Computer 142 is shown as an example of a computer that can perform the functions of client computer 102, supplier 104, vendor 106, or OEM 108 of FIG. 1. Computer 142 includes one or more processors or processing units 144, a system memory 146, and a system bus 148 that couples various system components including the system memory 146 to processors 144.

q

more than 5 years ago
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MD Appellate Ct. Sets "New Standard" For Anonymous Posting

qzulla Well, they certainly thought this one through (260 comments)

From TFA:

In a defamation case involving anonymous speakers, the ruling said, courts should first require the plaintiff to try to notify the anonymous posters that they are the subject of a subpoena. That notification could come in the form of a message posted to the online forum in question, and the posters must be given sufficient time to respond.

What if I never return to the site and never see the posting? Then what?

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

qzulla Re:Clever play (370 comments)

(1) it's tough getting people, and especially kids, to read books these days, due to the allure of electronics; and

I agree this is tough but the point is it is not really about reading. It is about being read to. Two different worlds.

(2) when Amazon came up with a way of marrying books to electronics in the form of the Kindle, this was a good thing for people who try to make a living writing books.

I agree but let us not forget the point being made in this post. I am all for allowing the Kindle thing to read to people but that is not the same as reading.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

qzulla Re:Clever play (370 comments)

Agreed. A sale is a sale.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Amazon Caves On Kindle 2 Text-To-Speech

qzulla Re:Goes to far (370 comments)

Uhm, you could try, maybe, reading it to them. Or they could read it themselves. The assumption being that a lit teacher wouldn't assign above their reading level and they have the time to read it. Between video games and such.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Ontario Court Wrong About IP Addresses, Too

qzulla I'm safe (258 comments)

"It is not just your name, it is your whole Internet surfing history. Up until now, there was privacy. An IP address is not your name, it is a 10-digit number. A lot more people would be apprehensive if they knew their name was being left everywhere they went," he said.

Mine goes up to 11.

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Will the New RIAA Tactic Boost P2P File Sharing?

qzulla Re:Sounds like a good deal (309 comments)

It's total insanity, and if it ever does happen, the end of the world is near. Seriously.

Soooo... around 2012, you say?

qz

more than 5 years ago
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Digital Photos Give Away a Camera's Make and Model

qzulla Re:In other news... (260 comments)

Very good, Mr. Bond, very good.

But what about that island he purchased? What about that? Surely it should have been on the list.

qz

about 6 years ago

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File Sharer Settles with RIAA for a Whopping $756

qzulla qzulla writes  |  more than 6 years ago

qzulla writes "Over at Wired we have this story. http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/08/file-sharer-set.html#previouspost

The kicker is her attorney was none other that our beloved Ray Beckerman AKA NYCL and she gave up.

A Bronx woman is agreeing to pay the Recording Industry Association of America $6,050 to settle allegations she purloined eight tracks on the file sharing network Kazaa.

That's $756.25 a song from artists (.pdf) DMX, Lenny Kravitz, Eagles, Sade, Ready For the World, Uncle Sam and Tamia.

The woman's attorney, Ray Beckerman, said Monday that Barker decided to settle. "The client makes the decision. I would have loved to litigate this," he said. "I think we had good defenses.""
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CC license violated?

qzulla qzulla writes  |  more than 7 years ago

qzulla writes "I'll make it fast and sweet. It appears Virgin mobile does not honor the CC license nor do they monitor if their ad company does.

From TFA at DALLAS (AP) A Dallas family has sued Australia's Virgin Mobile phone company, claiming it caused their teenage daughter grief and humiliation by plastering her photo on billboards and Web site advertisements without consent.
The family of Alison Chang says Virgin Mobile grabbed the picture from Flickr, Yahoo Inc.'s popular photo-sharing Web site, and failed to credit by name the photographer who took the photo.
Read TFA here
I wish they had stated which CC license the photos were released as."
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qzulla qzulla writes  |  more than 7 years ago

qzulla writes "It appears our video capturing Overlord has repented.

There has been alot of confusion regarding the copy protection of the program called Display Eater.
It is described here in:
There exist two illegal cd-keys that can be used to register the program without paying for it. When Display Eater detects these keys, it would delete your home directory.
However, this is not the case in reality. The whole purpose was to create a scare campaign. You can download, the file linked from the main page, which is now down(the link is still intact here), and check it for yourself. It has been this way since 2/7/07.
It was my hope that by creating a scare campaign, I could stop wasting time writing copy protection routines to be broken over and over.
It turned out to be a mistake."
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qzulla qzulla writes  |  more than 7 years ago

qzulla writes "As an addition to the earlier slashdot post on the best and worst of 1994 I bring you exhibit A on the worst ways for a business to handle cancellations.
From the article:
To evaluate how difficult canceling an online service can be, I signed up for and then canceled 32 accounts, each at a different site. About a third of the services in my sample made the seemingly simple goal of canceling very hard to achieve (see the "Big Hassle" entries in "Want to Cancel That Service?").
Not all of my experiences were negative. Services such as a monthly New York Times TimesSelect online subscription and a monthly Consumer Reports Online account took only minutes to cancel and without lingering strings. But some others made me feel as though I'd joined the Sopranos' family business: Once I signed up, there was no quitting!

Maybe a course in Running A Net Business is in order here? How do slashdotters handle cancellations?"

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