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Comment: Re:JPEG2000 replaced JPEG (Score 4, Insightful) 377

by Air-conditioned cowh (#48570667) Attached to: Bellard Creates New Image Format To Replace JPEG
But JPEG2000 was absolutely crawling with patents like maggots and worms writhing through the very core of its being. If that didn't put everyone off then I don't know what would? Certainly ruined my lunch.

DJVU was another contender but it just happened to be tagged on to a PDF-like docuemnt format and not widely known as just an image format.

Finally, anything that was not (properly) supported by Internet Explorer ten years ago was a dead duck. And Microsoft and Apple actively snub any open format if they can get away with (like Vorbis, WebM etc).

Comment: Re:Linus Torvalds won (Score 1) 98

by Air-conditioned cowh (#48331755) Attached to: Microsoft Makes Office Mobile Editing Free As in Freemium
More like if Norton, McAffee and other bloatware manufaturers also make applications for Linux that PC World aggressively ram down the throat of anyone trying to buy a PC, then Linux has taken over. Because its only that additional bloatware that actually gives places like PC World any profit at all and an insentive to sell PCs. I wouldn't be surprised if the PC itself was sold at a loss.

MS Office is definitely one of the apps places like PC World try to push at the checkout.

Comment: Re:At home too (Score 1) 185

by Air-conditioned cowh (#47840257) Attached to: Why Munich Will Stick With Linux
Especially home computers. I remember at least two conversations I had in the last week were people were telling me how their machines are gummed up with adware and viruses that their AV software missed and that after they clean their computer with Malwarebytes or did a complete reinstall the whole virus party came back. So I aksed, "Are you sure you want to continue with Windows?"

Comment: And the physical limit of resolution is???? (Score 1) 140

by Air-conditioned cowh (#47652811) Attached to: Google's Satellites Could Soon See Your Face From Space
Just wondering. If the resolution limit is imposed by a restriction, then what would a satellite be able to do if the only limitation was technological?

I remember seeing a documentary about leaked details of satellites that could read the headlines off a newspaper in the early 1970s, but they would have had very low orbits and didn't stay up long, mainly because they would run out of film.

Comment: Re:Why is (Score 1) 201

More likely the Netfix website code just assumes that any desktop Linux build is incompatible because that has historically always been the case. Now it isn't anymore perhaps it will version check Chrome on Linux and decide whenever the Netflix devs get around to it, though I can't see it being much of a priority to them however much I would like it to be.

Comment: Re:More inconvienient than the average filter. (Score 1) 115

by Air-conditioned cowh (#47513279) Attached to: UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters
Just filter the results for images where the author has given permission for free commercial use and, if requrired, modification. It would be great to teach kids to find, support and create free licensed material than to teach them to make their future boss have to pay for licenses and then insist that their boss pays for them to use only Photoshop to edit it.

"There is no statute of limitations on stupidity." -- Randomly produced by a computer program called Markov3.

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