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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.

Comment: Re:Make sure it has s-video output (Score 4, Informative) 201

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46909305) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which VHS Player To Buy?
Also, on top of S-Video output, make sure it has all the latest VHS quality enhancements such as S-VHS (probaby has if it has a S-VIDEO output -duh!) and FM sound. Although it won't help with tapes that were never recorded in these formats, it will certainly bring out the best of the tapes that were.

For old analogue audio recordings, being able to tweak the audio head azimuth will help bring out the best of the recording. I also consider this essential for archiving cassette and open reel recordings. You have to hear how much difference being able to tweak aziumuth makes to believe it. It is a critical adjustment and the playback azimuth has to match that of the recorder otherwise all your top end goes down the plug-hole and it sounds washed out.

Comment: Linux EOL is not so hot either (Score 1) 367

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46545643) Attached to: Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs
For example, Redhat/CentOS is 10 years. However there is always the option to pay someone to roll-back updates into whatever version the ATM has, which is onet thing you can't do with a closed source OS. As far as security is concerned, I would have thought something like QNX would be a better choice than either Windows or Linux. Anyone know what EOL time QNX offer? I couldn't see just be glancing at their website.

Comment: So does this mean that.... (Score 1) 64

by Air-conditioned cowh (#46480307) Attached to: Google Flu Trends Gets It Wrong Three Years Running
So does this mean that all that shiny blue racks of gleaming hardware in the Google Coud adverts around Slashdot don't actually work??? I really feel sorry for the guys at Google who installed it all and thought they were actually on to something. Only to find that it comes out with the wrong answer every time.

So... did you ever wonder, do garbagemen take showers before they go to work?