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Australia Repeals Carbon Tax

tezbobobo Re:it is the wrong way... (291 comments)

The tax itself is not the solution. The tax is a necessary step towards an emissions trading scheme.

about 2 months ago
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Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

tezbobobo Re:Ansel Adams (240 comments)

You're a liar. Lets say they took a 40MP camera (say the Pentax 645D). That camera has a max resolution of 7264 x 5440px. Now we'll imagine that photo being blown up to the size of a SMALL wall, 2m in height, making it XX meters across. That would set the dpi at about 80dpi. Too low.

No digital camera could get close to that size, and the only ones that would be in the running are the Phase One, Leica or Hasselblad. I've used two of those cameras, but none would be accessible to scientists in Antarctica. Maybe Nat Geo.

To print an entire (large) wall you need at least size 120 FILM, but probably 4x5 FILM.

So don't give me lies and 'digital is superior' bullshit. You're welcome to have that argument, but get an education first.

And Ansel has not been 'well and truly outdone' by anyone. His style of photography isn't popular anymore, but show me a single artist who can shoot his style with a portfolio the size of his, and I'll then give you the credit you think you deserve.

about 3 months ago
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Even In Digital Photography Age, High Schoolers Still Flock To the Darkroom

tezbobobo Re:Ansel Adams (240 comments)

My time to shine! Pro 'tog here. Firstly, ignore the prat who thinks Ansel Adams is outdated - he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about. That said... When was the last time you saw a retrospective of Adams? Modernism has kind of left Adams behind. Minor White and Alfred Steiglitz are enduringly popular, Bill Brandt still does the tours. Film is still used a lot - I use it weekly (though not daily). It is not the professional 'togs tool of choice, but it is the professional artist's. It's funny though - my local shop has started processing film again, but only colour. I still have to process all my BW myself.

about 3 months ago
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The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

tezbobobo Re:Can't Wait! (74 comments)

Or simply talking to anyone, Linus style. I'd love to learn his patented method of psychological, verbal abuse.

about 4 months ago
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Adobe's Creative Cloud Illustrates How the Cloud Costs You More

tezbobobo Time for a comeback (403 comments)

Quark, Corel, anyone else?

about a year ago
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The Only, Lonely Protester at CES (Video)

tezbobobo Parts in Australia (259 comments)

I recently ordered a replacement part from Parts Overnight (Australia's nominated Canon parts supplier). It took over a week to get my part. I get better service getting parts couriered from the US. Thanks Canon for your poor service. Thanks Parts Overnight for your even worse service.

about a year and a half ago
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Linus Chews Up Kernel Maintainer For Introducing Userspace Bug

tezbobobo Re:Still.... (1051 comments)

I don't know why you were marked as a troll. I would have the same reaction as you. Doing something stupid is not a free ticket for people to be rude. Linus was unprofessional.

about a year and a half ago
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Australian ISP iiNet Walks Out of Piracy Warning System Talks

tezbobobo Re:Good on them. (120 comments)

Ha! That's what they want you to think. I wont believe it - deep down they are good people too!

about a year and a half ago
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Australian ISP iiNet Walks Out of Piracy Warning System Talks

tezbobobo Re:Good on them. (120 comments)

They've been my ISP for almost a decade now and I will continue to support them for exactly the same reason. I think it is amazing that you get companies that spout the "do no evil" crap, and here is iiNet just going about its business doing right by their clients. Good on ya iiNet. Disclaimer: I don't work for iiNet, but I did apply for a job there once. Disclaimer 2: They phoned me but did not give me an interview. We're till on good terms though.

about a year and a half ago
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GIMP Core Mostly Ported to GEGL

tezbobobo CMYK - Finally (312 comments)

Seriously haven't used my /. account in years - literally. I remember it because one of my last posts was whinging about the lack of CMYK in GIMP which pretty much ruled it out for all serious print design work. If they can manage CMYK and greater bitdepth then I can finally predict a bright future for GIMP (formerly the banner ad only graphics app). YAY!!!

more than 2 years ago
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Australian ISP's To Crack Down On Piracy

tezbobobo Re:So, what... (108 comments)

All the same, after 8 years with IINET it is time to change ISP. I vote with my feet to support an ISP who represents their paying client's interest. Regardless of whether MafiAA is a toothless tiger, one needs to stand up for oneself.

more than 2 years ago
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The Hackintosh Guide

tezbobobo Re:Wish Apple put some work on OSX (453 comments)

You mistake me. It is not that CS5 is dependant on OS X; designers are dependant on CMYK, ergo Adobe (usually). You want to espouse the virtues of linux - I'm saying linux is a black hole in the design world. And regardless of whether CS5 relies on OS compatability, or whether it was targeted for other platforms, the pragmatic outcome is the same. Also, you are gay.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hackintosh Guide

tezbobobo Re:Wish Apple put some work on OSX (453 comments)

Also, you'd have to be a moron to think that linux has everything Apple has. What are all those patents for?

more than 3 years ago
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The Hackintosh Guide

tezbobobo Re:Wish Apple put some work on OSX (453 comments)

They're not different things, they're intrinsically linked. Dumb ass. Adobe CS5 wont run in Wine.

more than 3 years ago
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The Hackintosh Guide

tezbobobo Re:Wish Apple put some work on OSX (453 comments)

No shit apple doesn't support every piece of hardware on the market. Neither does linux. If you want that, go to Windows. And yes, if you use a hackintosh, don't expect the same experience as a genuine product, which will suspend and so on quite readily. However, if you want to print CMYK, or heaven forbid, Pantone or Focaltone, you've only got two choices, and neither is linux. Finally, Apple can and do pull the plug quite often - G5 to wintel, OS 9 to OS X. Deal with it. It is a OS paired with specific hardware which will only run the latest software. That's the price for running modern software well. Apple's willingness to start over, for certain people, is a boon. We know that if there is a problem, there is a good chance it wont be around for long. My point is, you make it sound like people choose between OSs. Apple has technologies that linux simply does not have. Who gives a fuck about inkscape?! If you're on Apple, and you need a program like Inkscape, then you'll be running Adobe products. Next time you need to print colourmatched, diecut packaging, and you submit press ready artwork from inkscape, you come back here and let me know. Apple is specific use.

more than 3 years ago
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Wolfenstein Being Recalled In Germany

tezbobobo Re:Differences between versions (625 comments)

I don't think it was ever about the Nazi's rising from the ashes. Besides which that would be patently impossible. Sometimes govts make laws which display a message or meaning to the populace. In how many countries are prostitution/abortion/euthenasia illegal, though overlooked. The laws indicate the values of the national character.

more than 4 years ago
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FMRI Shows Man Loves Wife More Than Angelina Jolie

tezbobobo Re:So which celebrity does he prefer? (347 comments)

I think it's great you found a wife who shares your interest in reading slashdot. Well Done!

more than 5 years ago
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FMRI Shows Man Loves Wife More Than Angelina Jolie

tezbobobo Re:So which celebrity does he prefer? (347 comments)

I originally assumed it was another of those 'gay nigger' posts which used to frequent slashdot. Still not sure though. I love my wife and she is deeply beautiful (also doesn't read slashdot) but that doesn't stop Angelina from being hot.

more than 5 years ago

Submissions

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Ask Slashdot: How can the tech savy individual secure his/her home?

tezbobobo tezbobobo writes  |  about 2 years ago

tezbobobo writes "After having my car broken into for the third time this year, and with the police not even attending, what steps can I take? With an infinite budget this would be easy, but noone has that. I've already installed security lights, but what else can the tech savvy individual do?"
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How do I register IP

tezbobobo tezbobobo writes  |  about 7 years ago

tezbobobo writes "How do I register intellectual property? I've just came up with a *really* good idea and need to pitch it. However, how do I stop the companies involved from just taking my idea and just selling it? I'm in Australia if that helps though general advice would be great. Any suggestions for cold selling an idea would be great too."
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tezbobobo tezbobobo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tezbobobo (879983) writes "I recently have been trying to access a damaged 2.5" harddrive when I came across a suggestion to freeze it and use a cavity. It worked like a charm. More bizarrely I came across this fix for a broken ibook recently and was wondering what else is out there. You know, strange solutions to strange problems."
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tezbobobo tezbobobo writes  |  more than 7 years ago

tezbobobo writes "The fifth part of Leopard vs. Vista by Daniel Eran entitled Leopard VS Vista: Development Challenges has been released. From the article:

Leopard doesn't face a huge list of security flaws, legacy baggage, and core architectural problems that desperately need to be fixed; its just icing on a cake that already tastes pretty good. Vista, on the other hand, faces significant challenges. Microsoft's existing Windows XP is the root of the most expensive destruction caused by any operating system ever.

This is a follow up from another slashdot story."

Journals

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I'm funny

tezbobobo tezbobobo writes  |  more than 9 years ago

Hurrah! I just got my second 5point funny. In the meantime, I'm procrastinating instead of studying so I hope my lecturer appreciates the value of laughing as much as the effects of the atomic bomb in Japan.

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